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John Taylor

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  1. Hello Everyone, I am looking to charter a yacht so to compete in the Radio A-Class Championships, Fleetwood. I would be grateful to anyone who would be willing to offer the use of their boat. I will take responsibility for the safe handling whilst in my possession. I am happy to travel and collect in July, then return the yacht once the regatta is finished. Please send a PM Thanks JT
  2. Hi Martin There are a number of Marblehead suppliers in the UK as follows. http://taylormadeyachts.com.gridhosted.co.uk/ http://www.sailsetc2.com/store/ David Creed via http://www.pottersolutions.co.uk/ http://www.robotyachts.co.uk/ I hope this helps. Regards, JT
  3. Good Afternoon Recently I have been shopping around to upgrade my I.T and design software programs. I have been using for many years a student version of Maxsurf. Unfortunately, after some research the latest Maxsurf programs are far to expensive for what I need. I would be grateful if anyone has a newer version of Maxsurf, in which the program allows the user to export an STL File and would be willing to sell their version. Please just PM if your able to help. Regards JT
  4. Shaun, I have sent to you a PM. Although the message seems to be stuck in the forum outbox? Regards, JT
  5. Well after some thought, plus taking in the advise from everyone, thanks to all. Im going with PDA Winches, the use of a Micro rudder servo and lightweight Lipo batteries. Loosing 100 grams is a realistic target when your just changing the radio configuration of my RM. Im sure increased sailing performance can be achieved. JT
  6. Hi Everybody I am looking for a particular winch that I saw early last year. Produced somewhere in Europe and similar in shape and style to a Titan Winch. Please can anyone direct me to identifying the suppliers of this winch. A few people in the Scottish District have switched to these winches and using them in their IOMs. I want to try one in a Marblehead. Regards JT
  7. A continued appeal to all, Over the past 12 months, I have been trying to track down the current owner of my wooden proto-type 'Drisky', 6 meter class yacht. I am trying to locate this boat, with the hope it may be returned to myself. So far, it is believed the Drisky yacht is still in the UK. However, it has not been seen actively sailing for many years. The yacht is possibly gathering dust in someones garage / shed. Nothing has been viewed on the internet or Ebay. I have appealed on other forums but so far little progress has been made. If anyone has knowledge of my previous wooden Drisky, (6 Meter Class), I would be grateful to hear from you. Regards, JT Contact email: johnmtaylor69@yahoo.com
  8. Val, Once the pictures are displayed, I am interested in possibly purchasing one of those vanes you have. Regards, JT
  9. It is not everyday that someone who is so deserving, is recognised for their enthusiasm and will to help others within the practise of Model Yachting. However, during yesterdays Association's AGM, Roger Stollery was awarded the following in recognition, for his relentless support and enthusiasm to the 'Model Yachting' community around the world. Well-done Roger! Roger Stollery's Biography, written by Derek Preistley. CHRIS DICKS AWARD 2017 Without doubt the greatest innovator our sport has ever had. In free sailing he gave us…… The means to build boats, rigs, & vane gears without having to be a skilled carpenter or engineer. Pocket luff sails & proved that it was possible to compete successfully in the A class whilst accepting the dreaded “ displacement penalty” without having to have a boat weighing in excess of 50 pounds! And to the joy of kids around the country “The Choppa” a simple baby “Bloodaxe” designed & built for kids which races every year during A week & has its own class trophy. In Radio Sailing he gave us in 1983, the SWING RIG both solid & break back, removable cassette radio installation, wire mast rings, countless simple hand made fittings which have been adapted by sailors all over the world. Indeed it’s fair to say that whatever class you race there will be something on that boat which has come from an idea from mind of this man. With an eye on the younger end of the sport he offered a Footy design called the “Bug” a minature mirror dinghy shape, the hull of which can be built from sheet Correx in 1hour and in 2000 he produced the “bottle boat” which won a Millenium Products award from the design council. Earlier this year he was invited to a 90th birthday party of Gordon Keeley from the Newcastle club (where he was a member whilst at university) Not easy to think of a birthday gift for a 90 year old so he hand made a jigsaw puzzle from a photograph of a scene from A week at Fleetwood, cutting out the parts by hand with his old fret saw. SYAN AWARD 2017 29 years of service to our sport with 14 years as publicity officer from 1967 and more recently 15 years as tech team leader. First to recognise the value of the Dinghy show & encouraged the assn. to attend. He has made a major contribution to the association administration documents, with his ideas & influence stretching across the Tech Team, Racing Regulations Team, & free sailing regulations team. Then there are the SSI’s, NOR templates, National Championship Regulations, Ranking Regulations, Sail Numbering rules, and the Free Sailing Yacht Racing Rules. The 6 meter & 36R class rules have been rewritten with his help as have the FS RR. Last but not least he has been fearless and relentless in his pursuit of accuracy & clarity in the challenging of documentation, which is forced upon us from other association that we are affiliated to. At all times he has had our member’s interests at heart.
  10. Morning Ross, Looking at the flare at the bow and the foil configuration, I think your boat is a previous design from David Creed, who would have constructed the boat many years ago. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the design but maybe a predecessor of the Lintel? Good Luck JT
  11. Images of the boat itself. We hope to launch in February. JT
  12. I thought I would just share with you all my first 10r design. Here are the drawing images. Regards, JT
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