|May 25, 2008, 12:06 PM|
Robbe Happy Hunter
I have an Robbe Happy Hunter Kit available. The kit is probably 20 years old, but it is still in great condition. My father bought it as a project to build together long ago, but that never happened. I have dutifully moved it from location to location. With the exception of the original box (which wicked up some water a while back), all items are in their original packaging.
I have the three assembly manuals (English, French and German) as well as the blue prints. Aside from being a little curled from being stored in the box for so long, they are in great condition.
Also with this is the fittings kit which includes the many detail items like lights, cleats, lifeboats, flags, etc, etc.
I have the two Robbe 12v gear reduced drive motors in their original boxes and one Robbe accessory motor. I have pulled these out and tested them and they fired right up.
I would say the only problems with the kit are that some of the brass has gotten some oxidation in places and that the decals are a bit dried out. For someone that will invest the necessary time into this model, both are non-issues.
According to the manual, finished size is:
Length: 1035.5 mm
Beam: 235 mm
Draft: 120 mm
I will gladly provide pictures or more detail on anything.
I'm asking $500+shipping for everything.
Please realize that this is a fairly complex kit and that there are a number of other items required to complete it. I would be happy to provide the parts list to prevent any surprises.
|May 26, 2008, 10:22 PM|
a word of caution!
i bought a older robbe happy hunter a few months
ago to go along with my new one the old h.h. will
be painted as the h.h while the new one will get a smit hunter paint job.
ok reason for this post the plastic in my older kit has gone kinda BRITTLE
in spots. as in when i trimed off the extra plastic instead of flexing, it
would crack. same thing for the deck crane and mast dryed out and broke
i dont want to scare anybody but just inform you about older plastic kits
|May 27, 2008, 12:24 AM|
The kit was always stored in a cooler environment (no attic) and has been in the box (no uv). I'll pull out some pieces and check flexibility. I had the hull out the other day when I was taking inventory and it seemed ok. As I mentioned all the pieces are still in their original baggies. Thanks for the caution.
|May 27, 2008, 10:09 PM|
Taking bigford's comment on deteriorating plastic seriously, I clipped a number of samples of plastic from the different areas- namely the hull, support plastic and crane and bent it. While it ultimately broke, it was not what I would term brittle. In fact, I would say that it was surprisingly supple. Of course, its still plastic so I wouldn't recommend bending it back and forth and expect it to survive.
The sacrifice is that there are now a few little clip marks in some of the flashing, but we know that its in good shape.
Since I had the camera out anyway, I took pix.
|May 27, 2008, 10:23 PM|
Some of you had asked for pictures... please forgive some of the photography as the plastic bags do not deal well with flash.
While I was taking pictures I noticed that the manual references "pictures". There were never additional pictures in the kit.
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