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Tim Cooper20/04/2021 10:20:06
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Thanks Bob

We have spoken a few times. Last time , I think, you asked questions about my Eezebilt OSA 1 model I started in Lockdown 1.

Tim

Bob Abell20/04/2021 20:18:57
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Prop shaft and Motor drive sorted out for the time being

Now working on the Keel area

Bob

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Bob Abell21/04/2021 13:27:44
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Just out of interest, are there any Etherow Club members reading this thread. please?

Bob Abell

Bob Abell21/04/2021 19:23:43
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Motor. Propshaft and Rudder in position now

Need to squeeze in the Motor Controller, Radio Gear and battery in somewhere yet

All good fun

Bob

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Paul T23/04/2021 17:09:30
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Hello Captain Bob

What a very interesting challenge, slipper launches are beautiful craft and seem to glide across the water.

I will watch your continuing build and hopefully be able to visit the lake when you take her for the first voyage.

All the best

Paul

Bob Abell23/04/2021 18:27:16
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Hello Paul

You had me a bit worried. the last few weeks. matey

Pleased to hear from you again, old friend

I don`t think the Club Members have taken up the Challenge yet, as the event doesn`t take place till September

Can`t imagine any members building the 15" version though......Not enough room for the gear

As you will see.....

Made a start on the crew compartment, having roughly laid out the gear first

The gear will fit below the Crew box floor OK

Bob

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ashley needham24/04/2021 09:45:56
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Good work Bob. I see the `usual` gear drive to the rudder has re-appeared!

15 inches is a bit small, and I would be thinking about crew members for a boat that size, or any size really. As I may have said before, something like this needs to be built around available drivers. Shouldn`t be an issue at your size though.

Ashley

Bob Abell24/04/2021 11:18:03
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Thank you Ashley for your words of appreciation

I really am enjoying the challenge of this Challenge!

I`m a little surprised that a few Etherow club members have not got involved yet, but I suppose the September Comp time is a long way away, hey?

Cheers my mate

Bob

Paul T24/04/2021 13:22:27
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Hello Captain Bob

This is probably a silly question but is part of the challenge being able to build and fit out a 15inch model, getting the RC equipment into the sloping superstructure would certainly be a challenge in itself.

Paul.

Bob Abell24/04/2021 14:06:44
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You got it in one!

I wouldn`t be surprised if a few miniatures turn up in September

The Webmaster, for instance. Geoff Garside makes his own Radio Gear! I think you spoke to the chap yourself at an Ellesmere Boat show, about five years ago, remember him?

Bob

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