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Rick Shousha  Montreal 
Laser Cut Frames

Big really is better. My clients love to call me up and ask for
the biggest model I have available. Once they’ve built that, then what?
Why spend months looking at plans and wondering how to go from the paper
to the frames? Making up your own frames is expensive and
time-consuming. Why not get to the actual construction faster? Our
custom design service can save you months of work.

It’s simple. Send us your plans and let us know what scale you want.
We then design the frames with the appropriate number of stations for
the size of model you want and you can be planking in weeks instead of

There are three main reasons why you may want custom made laser-cut frames for your model:

  • The model you want does not exist
  • The model you want is in the wrong scale; usually it’s too small
  • The model you have came with bad quality frames
Save yourself months of work! Send us your plans and let us make your frames for you.


Traveling with a Star 45 to away places

j fisher [Star45] <>

10:38 AM (1 hour ago)

to Star45

I have two {golf club} cases.  Both will hold a star. 
About 48 to 50in long.  The larger of the two will also hold a
marblehead.  Just go to your local sporting goods store or gold shop and
see what they have. There are quite a few different options. 

my keels are removable.  I put my masts in a 4" pvc tube, sails and
hull in the golf club case and the keel in my checked bag. 

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 7:19 AM, DaveMainwaring [Star45] <> wrote:


Lester Gilbert on Boat weight and Boat speed

Model Boat journal

Lester Gilbert on Boat weight and Boat speed
I was wondering whether it really mattered if a yacht was a little overweight. I've taken the "Acceleration" page spreadsheet and produced a whole new version. It calculates drag and acceleration against a time line, rather than against a speed line (spreadsheet here, approx 96 kb), in order to yield relatively stable calculations. More importantly, it now factors in the yacht displacement in order to calculate acceleration, and calculates the distance travelled during acceleration. For a given wind speed and displacement, the sorts of results it gives are shown below, plotting speed and distance against time while reaching and while running. These particular graphs are for a wind speed of around "1", showing the yacht reaches maximum reaching speed after about "6" units of time. These are arbitrary units, because the spreadsheet is not calibrated. However, if you think "1 metre per second" for the wind speed, and "6 seconds" for the time, you'll not be too far out.