I took advantage of the sun to ballast three of my boats, including this one. My order also came from CMB with the propellers I had ordered. Unfortunately the wheel was missing from the order. My silver paint also arrived, and the model is now finished - except I haven't thought of a name
Also today my next two projects arrived These are a Dumas Chriscraft Sedan - a static model. Looking at the quality of the wood, I think it may be a challenge. I also bought a fibre glass fishing boat hull with some plans. Again, the hull is not the best, but I think it will be OK.
Build logs when I get started.
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Posts : 1652 Join date : 2011-06-10 Location : Aberdare South Wales
good looking boat, sun dose it justice, thanks for sharing and looking forward to your next projects!
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barriew Captain (moderator)
Posts : 1990 Join date : 2011-11-26 Age : 79 Location : Thaxted, Essex
Subject: Re: HA Kits Ocean Racer Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:58 am
This had it maiden voyage yesterday. As I suspected it was underpowered. It sailed well enough but was lacking in speed and the bow seemed too heavy, although there is no added weight there. I think the solution, if I want to go ahead, would be either a 400 type motor, or brushless. Given the performance of Vigilant with a 400, I think that could be overkill.
Not sure I will bother to change this one. I have plenty more boats to sail and am thinking of building a more accurate Fairey Huntsman/Swordsman as my next project.