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PostSubject: SEA PLANE TENDER ST200   Fri May 23, 2014 5:43 pm

I made this model around 2 - 3 years ago and apart from trying to test it with some brand new NiHm batteries that kept going flat, and a couple of blown fuses I eventually gave up trying to sail it until the other day, when I decided to re rig it inside with a new 3.2amph 12v gel cell battery.............

well, the result down on the pond at Fleetwood ( the small one at the end, as I had had failures before and didn't fancy waiting an hour whilst it drifted in) and set her going...............I was very pleased with her for .....................all of 3 - 4 minutes........where she stopped dead in the water again....................Oh sod it I thought!!!.......and it was at the far end of the lake with the wind blowing my way.............so another 15 minute wait.....................but, as she got closer I began to lift the spirits............she hadn't failed at all................it was the fault of some toe rag who comes down to the lake..........feeds the b****** sea gulls and then throws the plastic bag in the water instead of taking it home...............see the same people regularly doing it, and you get a mouthful and threats of violence if you tell them about it.....................

but the boat floated well, got up on the plane well and reversed well when she hadn't a placky bag wrapped round both props...............sadly the weather has been awful since........but looking forward to another play next week when we are promised better weather.























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PostSubject: Re: SEA PLANE TENDER ST200   Sat May 24, 2014 3:47 am

At least the mongrel thrower could have tossed a clean bag.

Oh yeah great model Neil.  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup


And I love the third photo with the sparkles on the water.
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PostSubject: Re: SEA PLANE TENDER ST200   Sat May 24, 2014 11:22 am

hi neil,  

great looking model  2thumbsup  2thumbsup  2thumbsup l.
as for human race some are Evil or Very Mad  Twisted Evil , sadley that is the way of the world neil, I some times wonder  scratch  scratch  why as human beings, we cant do things how they should be done.

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PostSubject: Re: SEA PLANE TENDER ST200   Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:43 pm

Neil, where did you get the plans from for that?  Apart from being a handsome boat, my wife's name is Christine, so I gotta do one of them for her. Then she'll have no excuse NOT to go to the nearest decent pond (Sheringham).  
I am starting to think that pools with raised walls are a VERY good idea!  Ask me why!

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PostSubject: Re: SEA PLANE TENDER ST200   Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:14 pm

aye, I've sailed a few times at Sheringham......m brother in law was Methodist superintendent minister for the north Norfolk area for years, based in Fakenham......used to visit 2/3 times a year...….love the area......and love the pond...…..don't need to bend to put my boats in, lol.

the plans were free in a model boats special...….think I still have them somewhere......I'll see if I can find them out and/or the mag.

it came as a double diagonal plan on frame and I built the plug then made a sailing mould in grp......the original model went to guernsey where the boat was based....she is, with the modern flying Christine 3 on permanent display at guernsey airport to raise money for the charity.She will do 25 knots.

pictures are of the display in the airport terminal and a model I made of the modern up to date vessel they have which serves all the channel islands with a life support doctor and medical service and also being self righting also serves as an additional SAR boat for the RNLI if needed








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PostSubject: Re: SEA PLANE TENDER ST200   Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:27 pm

aye, I've sailed a few times at Sheringham......m brother in law was Methodist superintendent minister for the north Norfolk area for years, based in Fakenham......used to visit 2/3 times a year...….love the area......and love the pond...…..don't need to bend to put my boats in, lol.

the plans were free in a model boats special...….think I still have them somewhere......I'll see if I can find them out and/or the mag.

it came as a double diagonal plan on frame and I built the plug then made a sailing mould in grp......the original model went to guernsey where the boat was based....she is, with the modern flying Christine 3 on permanent display at guernsey airport to raise money for the charity.She will do 25 knots.

pictures are of the display in the airport terminal and a model I made of the modern up to date vessel they have which serves all the channel islands with a life support doctor and medical service and also being self righting also serves as an additional SAR boat for the RNLI if needed








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PostSubject: Re: SEA PLANE TENDER ST200   Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:28 pm

aye, I've sailed a few times at Sheringham......m brother in law was Methodist superintendent minister for the north Norfolk area for years, based in Fakenham......used to visit 2/3 times a year...….love the area......and love the pond...…..don't need to bend to put my boats in, lol.

the plans were free in a model boats special...….think I still have them somewhere......I'll see if I can find them out and/or the mag.

it came as a double diagonal plan on frame and I built the plug then made a sailing mould in grp......the original model went to guernsey where the boat was based....she is, with the modern flying Christine 3 on permanent display at guernsey airport to raise money for the charity.She will do 25 knots.

pictures are of the display in the airport terminal and a model I made of the modern up to date vessel they have which serves all the channel islands with a life support doctor and medical service and also being self righting also serves as an additional SAR boat for the RNLI if needed








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PostSubject: Re: SEA PLANE TENDER ST200   Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:32 pm

Neil, I'd be very grateful for a borrow of those plans if poss.  I'd love to do one for Chris.  She asked if the boat was ever in better colours!  I must admit brown and cream don't blow my frock up much either!
I was in that airport on my way back from Jersey, where I'd flown all the way from Norwich to deliver a model of a Bentley for a Jersey geezer's birthday. his Mrs. (who commissioned the model) had a quick look, threw a cheque at me and said she daren't stay or they'd take her car away!  So then I had to leave as quick as I'd arrived and a Britten Norman skip lorry, oops, I mean light airliner was used to get from Jersey to Guernsey, sitting next to a miserable old cow who would not crack her slap, until I asked her straight when the trolley came round!  It was odd seeing what the pilot sees as we skipped over the waves for all of 10 minutes!

Nice models, although I much prefer the older one. Modern boats leave me utterly cold. Whatever they are.

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