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MarcoBareiss
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New member from Sydney Australia

Post by MarcoBareiss » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:08 am

Hi I'm Marco from Sydney Australia.
I've been following this forum for a while in order to find a suitable boat design for my retirement project.
It will be still another year until I start building my boat. I have settled on the the Torpedo after seeing Roberta's boat.
It is an absolute gem, congratulations Roberta !
So I bought the plans a few month ago. The documentation is outstanding, so I'm hoping I will be able to tackle this build.
I have a cabinet maker background and have restored a wooden glider many years ago, but never built a boat.
In the mean time, I have decided to build an exact 1:10 model of the Torpedo to get my head around some aspects of the design.
All frames were lofted from the original drawings in 1:10 scale
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I still haven't made up my mind about the cockpit layout. The model will give me hopefully an indication what is possible.
I hope to find lots of ideas and information in this forum that will ultimately help me to build my dream boat.

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Post by MarcoBareiss » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:52 pm

Here are a few more pictures from the built:
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Post by Andy Garrett » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:44 pm

Your modeling skills are superb! Well done!

Can't wait to see your build progress. Welcome!
Andy Garrett

Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

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Post by MarcoBareiss » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:28 pm

Thanks Andy,
Still a long way, but I'll give it my best shot.

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Post by Gayle Brantuk » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:21 pm

Wow! Beautiful model and we look forward to seeing the full size build...

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Post by Roberta » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:54 pm

Awesome! I am also building a 1/6 scale model. Please post pictures and comments as I am interested in seeing your progress and will help any way I can.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D
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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Post by jenko » Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:39 pm

Welcome Marco nice craftsmanship

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Post by MarcoBareiss » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:31 am

Hi Roberta, thanks for your encouragement, I will be starting with the full scale built in about a year when I'm retired.
I built the model with the larger cockpit to see if I can get one seat and a bench in it. However, I may change my mind and build a 2-seater like yours. The larger bow looks quite stunning.
The intention is to exchange the mock gear box of the model with an electric motor and remote control the boat. I have a few spare motors from my RC helicopters.

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Post by MarcoBareiss » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:41 am

Hi jenko,
good to see another Aussie on board.
Your boat looks absolute stunning, congratulations !
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Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:11 pm

Hi Marco,
Welcome to the forum! Always great to see another Aussie on board.

Model looks fantastic, you won’t have any trouble with the build with your skills.

I am looking at organising an Australian gathering later in the year, I also have a list of Australian builders if you would like to be added. If so PM your details, name, number and email once I add you I will forward a copy of the current list to you.

Jamie

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Post by MarcoBareiss » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:03 pm

Hi Jamie,

Thanks for the invitation and reply.
I would definitely like to attend the gathering and meet like minded people with their boats.
I have sent you a PM.

BTW: your boat looks awesome, absolutely beautiful. Hope to see it at the gathering !

Cheers Marco

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Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 pm

Hi Marco,

Boat will be there , have a plan to have the official launch
On the 2nd of June this year.

Jamie

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Post by MarcoBareiss » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:24 pm

Looking forward to see it in the water !

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