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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #45 on: 05 March 2015, 12:25:34 »
i will join in with Paul... excellent job, well done Arno..  ^^^  ^^^

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« Reply #46 on: 05 March 2015, 20:14:08 »
Stunning build Arno, I always knew it was going to be and you didn't let me down.  ^^^

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« Reply #47 on: 06 March 2015, 06:48:44 »
Hearing those nice words from you I really feel honoured ::DD I am very happy with the kit - all those details were the reason why I chose that build. @Joe: I am waiting for silicone tube I have ordered as I have to replace the carbonium tubes for the smoke generator. With the trial fit it worked with the tubes but now they do not really protrude well through the funnels. I have put the generator into the hull to keep the centre of gravity down. I will install the trawl booms, etc. after having solved that problem.

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #48 on: 06 March 2015, 14:14:13 »
yes I used silicon tubing on mine about half way up the funnel to give access for refuelling though the top of the funnel, I didn't want to have to derig every time, in fact the battery is charged externally so I rarely have to look inside,
keep up the good work Arno, I look forward to seeing her on the water. ^^^

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #49 on: 22 March 2015, 10:43:53 »
She is ready now for her maiden voyage ::DD

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #50 on: 22 March 2015, 17:45:02 »
Stunning build Arno very nicely finished, she'll look good on the water, don't forget the photos of the launch.  ^^^

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #51 on: 22 March 2015, 19:36:23 »
I was not able to wait any longer.....as soon as the sun came out this afternoon we put her in the car and went to the pond. The result was very fine as you can see. She behaves very well although it was a bit windy for the first sea trials.
Everything works as it should. Manoeuvrebility is excellent. She nearly turns on the spot. @Joe: thanks for your compliments! the smoke unit works very well now but you cannot see the smoke on the pics as it was too much wind today.

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #52 on: 22 March 2015, 20:58:25 »
She looks grand on the water, yes the smoke is much better in calm conditions, but nice photos Arno.  ^^^

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #53 on: 23 March 2015, 09:23:36 »
jup, must say, very nice boat she is..  :)  congratulations Arno    ^^^

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #54 on: 29 March 2015, 16:22:04 »
Well done Arno, looks very realistic on the water as if your looking at the real vessel.  ^^^ ^^^

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #55 on: 27 July 2020, 15:30:42 »
I was able to do the first sail of a model boat after the Covid-19 lockdown. It felt somehow like a holiday. The E.S.F. Surveyor is a wonderful model and sails very well. The kit with all the detailling and the offset cabin was a pleasure to build and you will not see this model every day on your club pond.

Our pond is used as a swimming pool but after closure in the evening we are allowed to sail our boats with social distancing :smiley1:

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Re: E.S.F. Surveyor build
« Reply #56 on: 28 July 2020, 05:05:54 »
It still remains a very nice model Arno..

I too, was for the first time since lock down, down the lake in Gelsenkirchen last Sunday...  took hms toutou for a sail..

Hope you and your family are keeping fit.. ^^^