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Paul Barton

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  • Birthday 30/11/1955

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  1. Did you find what you wanted. I have a sedici that might be wanting a new home
  2. Hi I'm just starting out on this quest. We have a club member who is quite disabled physically. He currently sails a Hansa at international level and wants to try his hand at RC sailing. Has anyone modified a Tx for very limited range of movement. We're not talking about putting all controls onto one stick here. He sails his hansa by a sequence of pushes on buttons with the back of his hand (i think). I'm going to approach the people who make the control system for the hansa as well. Warm regards Paul
  3. I'm trying to find out what level of insurance cover MYA affiliation provides. The policy talks about £5 million but I'm just after clarification Warm regards Paul barton
  4. Thanks Chris your suggestion is very helpful
  5. We have a really good problem at the www.CotswoldModelYachtclub.co.uk because we've seen very significant growth in the last year and we now face the problem of having a fleet where we have 15 boats on the startline. If we get much bigger we will be knocking on 18-20 in a few months. My question is how should we best manage the fleet. It's a bi weekly fleet of 'small boats' comprising 10+ DF65 with a few affinity and one 3d printed RG65. I've looked at HMS but it seems too complicated and doesn't seem to work for a series where people drop in and drop out. We've heard of people splittin
  6. I've heard from a couple of recent visitors to our lake that there may be a few vintage model sailing enthusiasts looking for good places to sail. At the Cotswold Model Yacht Club we have a great lake with almost unimpeded wind from every direction. We have access to a slipway so launching models from trailers and trolleys isn't a problem. If you'd like to visit please use the contact form on the www.cotswoldmodelyachtclub.co.uk or visit the club's Facebook page and send us a message. We can sail almost any day of the week although Sundays we'd need to ask our hosts.
  7. Cotswold Model Yacht Club could be a suitable venue.
  8. Repaired winch on its way back. Motor and pot replaced. Old switch is toast so new one on order. Progress is being made. Just need to check hull thoroughly for historical hairline cracks. Any ideas how to find them. Wondered about using a dye? Paul
  9. Hi Steve how is the build going - any pictures paul
  10. Story so far. Day 1 The Rx and rudder servo and LiFe battery are removed and disposed of. Rudder servo powered on but was clearly seized. LiFe battery was showing signs of corrosion on main connectors and balance plug. The RX was seriously corroded. The Rudder linkage was damaged at some time and has been removed. New Futaba rudder servo fitted and tested. Radio pot removed and recess cleaned up RMG Smart switch and RMG 280 ES winch removed and returned for service (dried out but not powered up). Will be interested to see how the so called waterproof switch has suffered being submerged fo
  11. Thanks Darin, I'll see if we can do a small scale trial. Paul
  12. On the plus side a metre of weed cushioned my IOM ASBO that recently sank at the Cotswold Model Yacht Club lake. The downside is that its formed a 1m deep layer at the bottom of our lake and thats in winter. The CSC dye the lake in spring and summer but we have to find a way to control this weed. Has anyone tried using a thick plastic sheet, weighted down with paving slabs to stop the light getting to the site of the weed growth. Our lake is relatively shallow and flat and it might work. Anyone tried it?
  13. A quick update. The ASBO has surfaced with some help from the marvelous Cotswold Model Yacht Club members (Barry Trueman and Garry Stevenson in particular), Swindon Sub Aqua Club divers (x2). Thanks to the outstanding build quality and design from Barry Chisam the hull appears to be in good condition. The electrics and electronics are less good and will need a complete overhaul. What is clear is that the yellow #8 will sail again. Thanks too go to the myriad people, MYA members, Builders, Designers and fellow IOM sailors all over the world who have offered and given great support and its clea
  14. we are looking at all sorts of options. My insurance looks like it might payout. I can't get over the feeling of watching a great boat take a nose dive and not come up. Its in about 12-15ft of water but 2 hours of searching today didn't find any trace of it. The sad thing is that I'd just got it going really well after 15 hours on the water in just a week. There is no substitute for time on the water. The guys at the club were fantastic and the offers of help are really positive. We will find it and get it back just not sure when. By the way what is the Fraktal like as a boat? Warm Regards Pa
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