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Jul 16, 2018, 07:34 AM
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Fantastic!

How did she do? Response, handling, would she go close-hauled?
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Jul 16, 2018, 09:28 AM
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many thanks...much relieved..........first....should she sit lower in the water?........second....i had a steel wire in the foot of the mainsails, but they still folded up quite a bit, so i will find a thicker wire...nice if it were stainless......
anyways, was hard to keep from drifting, couldn't have done it without being on a boat....had to tow it back....though even in a strong gust the lower gun ports didn't get wet......but it was for the romance anyways, for true sailing, a more modern ship would be preferable of course......
with the crazy weather up here...either too windy , or raining...plus with my wife using the truck all week to work, it's hard to find a window to take her out....we have a very short summer...yesterday was the first really perfect day this year so far......
i ordered another relay for the cannon firing but won't get it till september, middle of.......
our videos were too shaky, but i'll have a friend try and splice the best parts together along with a video from a cell phone of a couple guns firing.....
anyways ...not sure when i'll be able to go out again, hate imposing on friend with the boat.....
now gotta finish cutting a hole in our house for a pellet stove vent.....cheers.........
Jul 17, 2018, 12:28 AM
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waterline


From the drawing it looks like she should float just below the lowest point of the main wale, like 1.5-2cm
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Jul 17, 2018, 01:02 AM
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oh for pete sakes....didn't think of looking at the drawing....sheesh....thanks jerry......i'll have to add two more coke cans of lead, plus maybe some extra pieces to balance......
Jul 20, 2018, 05:54 PM
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just a record that she sails, and the cannons work.....will try for better if there's an opportunity
la couronne cannons (0 min 20 sec)
Jul 22, 2018, 09:54 AM
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Jul 22, 2018, 11:53 AM
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thanks ironman....when the stars are in the right position, i'll hopefull get some better shots and videos......
Jul 22, 2018, 04:16 PM
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The ladies make the vid
"Oh! What popped!"
Jul 22, 2018, 06:24 PM
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ha....i find that more ladies were interested in the ship than men, anytime i worked on it outside...the times they are a changing......next.....ladies r/c builders club.....one lady asked what popped...the video was cut before the other ''lady'' who was taking the video said...it's the cannons firing
Jul 22, 2018, 08:31 PM
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She's in there, it cuts right after she says "it's the cannons" and the first lady says "oh my god" and everyone laughs at the second shot
Jul 22, 2018, 11:50 PM
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