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Old 11-30-2009, 11:22 AM
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I'll try and tell what I did. It's been awhile though. Cut a hatch where the steering wheel is about 2.5 x 2.5". I installed a turning block as far back as possible and a steering arm on the rudder post here.. At the bow another turning block attached to a piece of .25 x .25" square bass wood. The bass stick is to extend the block as far forward as possible. I installed a Hitec drum winch with the receiver and rudder servo under the main cabin. Ran a continuous loop from the winch around the two turning blocks. Pull 'in' was from the bow. Main was attached first with sail full out. Fore mast was attached to a split ring riding on the continuous loop. A bowser was threaded on the continuous loop that could slide. The bowser was aft of the split ring and the ring could not pass it. The bowser was slid to adjust the travel of the foresail. This allowed the main to start in before the foresail. Another was attached for the staysail and adjusted the same way. Sounds complicated, but worked really well. Easier to do than describe ! Batteries under the main hatch ec.

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Old 11-30-2009, 04:37 PM
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ME,

If the written "Sailing Instructions" as written on the plan would be helpful, I believe I can provide that information to you. Send me a PM if you're interested and we'll go from there.

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Old 12-01-2009, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the replies.

I have the documentation that came with the kit. Installing everything before the deck was attached would not be too hard. I was just having trouble trying to figure it all out after the deck was installed.

Thanks Charlie. That is what I was thinking. We'll see how it works out.

Anybody ever tried a swing arm?

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Old 12-01-2009, 05:48 PM
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Michael,  I think a swing arm will not give enough length for the main, even with a double hall on the sheet.  Where the sheet is attached to the boom can adjust the length, but needs to be near the stern to help hold the boom down when beating to weather.   I don't remember the length required , but a swing arm didn't work for me.  My 2 cents more.  Good luck.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the help. I'll let y'all know how it turns out.

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Old 10-27-2010, 06:44 PM
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I built the Sterling Emma C. Berry Schooner version in 1975 and had her sailing under RC for about three years. I left the States to spend 23 years in the Muddle East and lost track of the model. I would dearly love to build her again if anyone still has plans/forms/manuals. I was really sorry to hear the kits are no longer available except at auction prices.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:21 PM
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Gary, I have a jpeg of the original plan sheet and some tracings i made of the formers when I built the model back in the late 70's. I think 2 of the formers are missing but there should be enough to due the job. If you want I can email them to you. Best to contact me through my website, www.pondyachts.net. There are some photos of my Emma C Berry on the site.

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Old 05-07-2011, 02:57 PM
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I'm looking for patterns to remake the long-lost sails for the Sterling kit I built in 1972. Would you be willing to copy or photograph the plans??

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Old 07-19-2011, 04:10 PM
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Bob,

Were you able to find the sail patterns for the Emma C. Berry? If not, I do have a copy of the plan and we can work something out. Let me know.

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Old 08-27-2011, 08:43 PM
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I have just purchased a semi-completed Sterling model "Emma C. Berry". Ihave all of the plans and it appears an abundence of parts. While I have built and/or restored several RC sailbiats (CR914, Victoria, Fairwind and in the ways what looks like an Atkins "Ingrid" based on a Colin Archer design ( a real challenge since I am making it up as I go). The Emma is my chosen winter undertaking since I am taking it slow with the Ingrid. I have sail plans etc.
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I know it's bee 6 years since the last entry on this forum but I like RC Universe so much better than RC Groups. Anyway, I recently acquired a Sterling Emma C Berry kit and have started putting her together. On of the first decisions I made was to plank the hull instead of using the sheet balsa that comes with the kit. That turns out to be a horrific and time consuming experience. I get to work on her 3 days a week and can usually get only one row of planking done in a weekend. I'm not using CA since it is not water proof - I'm using Gorilla Glue clear and with wetting the basswood and letting it dry then glue drying time it takes a lot of time. Plus each row is about 4 planks per side and they have to be done one at a time.
I'll get into more detail if there is interest but I wanted at least to rejuvenate this thread.
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