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Guardsman by Vic Smeed

Wooden hull version of plan MM1330

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Tony Hadley30/06/2016 21:48:41
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Took the model for a sail today, she sailed without any problems or glitches and below are four photographs from the session. The weather was surprisingly cold for the time of year, for the last day in June the temperature felt more what would be expected in September or October.

Earlier in the build I was concerned about the size of the rudder being too small, but this proved not to be the case. The motor suggestion (by Dave M) of a 385LN was an excellent choice providing more than enough power. Full speed couldn't be shown on the photographs without experienced help to either control the model or take the photographs.

I will conclude this build with a note of THANKS to all the forum members who have contributed to the thread. The model has been a delight to build and has brought many hours of pleasure. To quote the last paragraph from the magazine article's original text - "Altogether, this is an attractive, almost jaunty, little model which should be both fun to build and a pleasure to operate, as well as being just that little bit different from most other small ship types".

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Ian Gardner30/06/2016 22:47:35
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Hi Tony,

She looks absolutely delightful! Well done- a little cracker- and a fine testament to Vic Smeed's designing skills.

All the best,


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