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The Long Build21/12/2020 00:57:52
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If that was the one I saw on Ebay then initially thought wow what a price that went for, but thinking about it I suppose when you look at the price of largish Airfix kits now it was not a bad price.. Hope you post your build as will be interesting to see as I have one which needs a bit of TLC..and am hoping to get it going again as it does sail well. ( Although not always a popular model !! )

neil howard-pritchard21/12/2020 01:45:03
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are you refering to the RAU IX Larry............YES, i can remember it as a lovely build 40 years ago.........i had scratch built for years until i came across early biling kits, and boy oh boy, if they didn't put you off kit building nothing wood [ excuse the pun].........sadly my plank on frame builds never improved, and why i now scratch build or kit build using my own plugs with plenty of filler or propriatory grp hulls, as i am quite useless at plank on frame hulls.....each to their own and a throw back to biling kits and their awful Meranti planking.......most thought it was mahogany planks..........but the much cheaper mahogany derivative and much shorter grained meranti that split and cracked.......never got over the abs hull of the RAU was a god send.......

i will post a build blog, but it wont be till later next year as two lifeboats to finish, the new dave metcalf one which i designed for him and he improved with new cnc and lazer printed stuff and released this last week, to build and then the coast guard cutter to is in the back of the mind to build...........but looking forward to a change from lifeboats........

Edited By neil howard-pritchard on 21/12/2020 01:46:03

neil howard-pritchard21/12/2020 02:08:09
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i noticed your comment about the price i paid for it of £221 quid...............

in 1980 [ think it was that year as i bought IT] off the same model shop my first radio set, a futaba 6 channel 27mhz set,

And i paid just £180 quid for the model, [so an increase of 41 quid in 40 years ain't too bad an inflation rate]........ and a £120 for the radio set.........cant remember though how much i paid for the decaperm that i put into the RAU. LOL.

Chris E23/12/2020 09:58:10
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Sarik tell me that Plaudit is moulded from 2mm.

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