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Trevor C
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Post by Trevor C » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:18 pm

Anybody have an old Oppie which is surplus to sailing needs?
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Post by pegasus » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:13 am

i know of one in devon which has a low price has wood mast and boom sails??? i dont i shall find out rudder and dagger board are there also will enquire if your interstead.
Also know of a Wayfeare in similar condition no boom on this.(sorry about spelling its too early)
Greg
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Post by Trevor C » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:07 pm

Yes, I am interested in the oppie, pl enquire if you can.

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Post by pegasus » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:02 pm

Hi saw oppie today im not currently sure if it has sails although it does have wooden spars seen at least 3 parts which would fit although i am not sure how they will go together? there is a rudder and dagger board to i will equire to find out about sails to the owner tomorrow.
Where are u situated because this boat is in the middle of devon between Ockhampton and Bideford theres a large boat trailer with an old fibre glass boson sat on it (also with rudder mast n' centre board) mind you know ive writen that ive remeber that the oppie will fit on a Car roof!! Hommer Moment dur forget that bit then!
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Post by Trevor C » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:47 am

I live in Kent. However, next Wednesday I will be in Dorset and whilst this is not exactly next door it is closer than Kent!
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Post by pegasus » Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:45 pm

Well in that case i can arrage for you to meet the owner i will conferm it is a oppie later and find out its status on sails etc did i mention that it is completely wooden.
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Post by Trevor C » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:44 pm

That would be good and yes you did. I have tried to email you directly through this site but it has been rejected twice. Could you email me please?
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Post by pegasus » Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:34 pm

yes that would be because it is my old one i will update it or or you can send me yours on here.
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Post by stotty » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:30 am

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hi all
i have an optimist - unfortunately 1/4 scale - but she is radio controlled - and commanded by action man who isn't very happy at the thought of a rehome!
could be for sale(sail) though!
i'll stop the silliness now or it could get stupid!
salut
tony s
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Post by Andy MacLennan » Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:36 pm

Nice models - did you make them yourself?

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Post by stotty » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:37 am

hi all
yep all my own work usually to 1/4 scale and for r/c
left side is an unfinished at the time of pic(2yrs ago)Heron now used by heron assocn on their stand
middle is an Oystercatcher deesigned as a quick build cheap skiff - 4 sheets ply and some battens etc
oppie is an exact scale job - sailed like a bath - spent last summer designing and making a new keel to improve the sailing characteristic - now achieved with a lead bulb suspended on a swept back centreboard weight now under transom as per full size - ie kids in rear of boat - now sails extremely well for a scale model - couldn't find pics of her under sail last sept at a local sailing day at Fouesnant between Benodet and Concarneau in finistere
gets lots of +ve comment as french have designed a 1/5 model with boxes etc to hide rudder and sail control mechs mine are servos just sat under the front seat with rods
if any interest can maybe find more pics although these may be at the french house!
salut
tony s
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Post by stotty » Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:25 pm

hi
mild ephasia(?) rules
oystercatcher by conrad natzio designed mainly for norfolk broads use!
current project upon return to finistere renovate blandford designed nymph for the wooden boat show at beale early june hall repaint minor work to deck then varnish. afterwards a 1/4 scale british moth for radio control - the froggies love my 'off the wall models' -already in preparation would hope to finish later in year or by this time 2007!
tony s
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Post by Mark » Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:49 pm

Karen is also thinking about a 1/4 size BM as well, just happens to have some plans as well
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Post by Rupert » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:03 pm

I'd have thought a full sized Moth was small enough for remote control...would save on the shin bruises, too, unless things got very heated on the bank...
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Post by stotty » Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:10 pm

not the bruises that are a problem its the earache from herself when another 1/1 scale appears!!
t
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