Fleetwood Marblehead Championships

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I think these photos are from c2008 taken at Fleetwood at the Marblehead Championships..

A Stormy Day at Fleetwood Club

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Here’s some more photos, from a very stormy day at Fleetwood model boat clubs boating lake, as you see nothing ever stops the Fleetwood guys sailing.

Ellesmere Port, Model Boat Show

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Thought I would share these photos, taken a few years ago at Ellesmere Port Model Boat Show.

Sailing at Fleetwood

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I thought I should write a little note and give some details about Fleetwood Model Boat Club.  I visit here quite often, and have entered a few competitions, but mostly its just a great place to visit and sail. A Brief History of Fleetwood Model Yacht & Power Boat Club The club evolved from a group […]

Rigging Points

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Where the rigging is connected to the Deck, Masts and the Booms needs careful attention to ensure the points are strong enough. It is no use having very strong rigging lines if the attachments are too weak. ALL hooks must be made from “Piano Wire” which is the spring Steel Wire used for Model Aircraft […]

Rigging Lines

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Smaller Scale boats, up to 40 inches long will still need strong rigging line, such as Dacron, which can be bought from the Kite shops. The line must not stretch, lots of fishing lines do stretch, so be very sure when buying line, to ask if it stretches. Bigger Scale boats can use fishing Trace […]

Model of the Schooner Bluenose

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Details of my Schooner, Bluenose. The Model is 1/20th Scale. Radio Gear:- 2,4 Gig, 2 Channels, Rudder Servo, 2 Sail Winches. Hull length 72 inches, Beam 14 inches, Depth 13 inches. The overall Length of the rigged Model is 7 Feet. The Main Mast height is 5 1/2 Feet, Fore Mast is 5 Feet high […]

Model of the J Class yacht Endeavour.

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This is my near Scale model of the J Class yacht Endeavour. Camper and Nicholsons, of Gosport, UK, built the original boat in 1934, for the aeroplane magnate Mr Tom Sopwith.

Finally a new website

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Its been ages, but I’ve eventually decided to update the website software, going from a script named Joomla to the blog system named WordPress. There will be a short sharp learning process, but so far so good, I have managed to convert the posts about the building of my Bluenose and Endeavour models, and have […]