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  1. There is always Nookie Bear, available as a plan from Sarik (https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/nookie-bear-radio-10-rater-plan/) OR Vic Smeed's Spook (All Radio Sailboats - Design: Spook) If you are into 3D printing, there are a couple of options herehttps://3dprintedradioyachts.com/10-bananas-10r-first-major-regatta/
  2. Can be seen on the appropriate page in the 10R section of All Radio Sailboats webpage.
  3. If you are sailing 10 inches away from another boat and then turn sharply into the other and collide, then your "interesting discussion" on the shore may NOT be about the rules of sailing. Especially with the other skipper, never mind a protest committee.
  4. I recently acquired a used Sweet 6 hull from 2005. I am trying acquire a fin moulding and a lead for it, if anyone has one
  5. I use white spirit on a piece of kitchen towel.
  6. May have solved that now
  7. Geoff Raygada makes rather nice Romanza hulls. I have just bought one made by him from the 6 metre site
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    More exactly http://www.cedar-strip.co.uk/model_boats.html#content6-ay
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  10. From the information that I have been able to glean re 6 metre hulls, which may not be current or correct 6m Renaissance hulls were available from Ray Baker in Gosport. 6m Rococco hulls were available from Geoff Earle in Harwich 6m Romanza hulls were said to be available from Martin Dovey I know of two different people who have Romanza moulds but not sure that they are making hulls available to the public. Also keep an eye on the sales section on the 6 metre site http://sixmetresailing.weebly.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
  11. 6 metre boats aren't too exacting as to equipment. For a rudder servo, my preference is for a metal geared and "waterproof" servo. My current Revival renovation will probably end up with a servo from the Savox line as I find these reliable , probably something like the SW0231MG. Winch servos are a bit thinner on the ground in terms of choice , compared to the rudder. The obvious ones to look at are the PJ Sails PJS 36 model (http://www.pjsails.co.uk/Pekabe2015.PDF) or an RMG from Bill Green, depending on what he has (Smartwinch UK). Looking further afield, there is a guy in Holland who produces winch servos that would fit the bill (http://www.pda-winches.nl/) or the ones available from these guys in Australia (https://www.radiosailingshop.com.au/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=160. I have looked at the bigger Hitec sail servos such as the HS-785 but they have "plastic" composite gears and I a m not convinced as to their life potential on larger boats, perhaps others who have used them may care to comment. I was lucky enough to have bought a Tornado winch from a UK company who unfortunately are no longer around (Titan Winches) which is going into theRevival.
  12. If I remember aright, Steve had a conundrum with his Porsche on one sailing trip. I believe that he had a puncture and had to put on the skinny emergency tyre, then found that the fat road wheel would not fit into the available space occupied by the spare. Rest of the car full of boat. What do you do ?
  13. Would be interested to see the replies. I have the same issue with my unregistered 1970's Dambuster. Probably easier to contrive something for that , but won't be pretty. In a recent post to a Facebook page, I queried whether the Dambuster ( or a nice "roundy" Clockwork Orange that I am looking at on Ebay) could be registered under the current rules. The answer from the Class Registar was yes , as the difference was mainly in how the sails were measured. Then another well known and respected yachty commented that as for Classics, he wouldn't be too bothered if they were actually measured and registered , if it got them back on the water. Some sort of general compliance with class when built notice perhaps?
  14. Once the hull on the 65/95 cracks ( usually just in front of the black keel support on the bottom of the hull) they can be a devil to repair properly. In the long term, you might be better to buy one of the spare hulls and transfer the parts over. That is what I did when I got one of these cracks in the 95. Almost impossible to see unless you put pressure on the hull.
  15. That is good news. When I spoke to him a while ago, he was recovering from a nasty accident caused while doing some D.I.Y. at home. The website appears to be working fine this morning after a couple of days struggle. Perhaps my service provider was having DNS issues?
  16. Looking for something "yachtwise" yesterday and went to have a look on the Nylet web site. Normally no issue but it seems very difficult to get onto all of a sudden. Does this mean that Frank has given up on us at last ?
  17. That looks lovely. I know what you mean about weight. My old A Class weighs 51lbs and while impressive, I am not sure that I am going to manage moving and launching that very often.
  18. In what way has the MYA stopped you sailing ?
  19. Think that should be righting moment. Mind you, looking back at some sailing sessions, perhaps you are right, Mike !!
  20. I have been using two of them for a couple of years and they are super little bits of kit.
  21. Perhaps a cheapish one that has a couple of channels that can be controlled proportionally by knobs would be more useful. Would suggest something like the Turnigy TGY-i6. Actually on this, you can assign two of the channels to either a switch or a knob . It also has a channel operated by a 3 position switch as well. https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-tgy-i6-mode-2-afhds-transmitter-and-6ch-receiver.html?queryID=16badbcee626b55a7971fb683dc5435c&objectID=45922&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products
  22. As for a ballast casting, P J Sails advertise one for a 6 metre " 6m approx. 9.4 kg no slot @ £80.00"
  23. It is a Dambuster design by Roger Stollery.
  24. Dug the A out this morning to give the rigging a tweek . Took a couple of photos , with an Rg65 next to it for scale. Surprising just how big the A is.
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