Sail Da - Fleet Base Perth

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Sail Da - Fleet Base Perth

Postby SergeSera » 12 Nov 2017 21:25

Good Evening All,
A report for todays Sail Day – Fleet Base Perth

It was a great day here in Perth Sunny with a slight breeze which occasionally gusted to 15or so km/h from the South West with the water quite flat, unfortunately the lake has been cut in half due to a large weed issue, so our sailing area has been reduced somewhat.
At one point we had a Swan and her brood sail into our area conducting line ahead manoeuvres.

The crew who attended were Glen with HMS Hermes, Rob R with Peter the Great, Nige R with HMAS Toowoomba, Peter P with Submarine USS Scorpion and Serge S (me) with HMS Ardent, Andrew turned up later. As it was Remembrance Day yesterday I asked the skippers to have a Poppy on their ships, those are the red objects you may see in some photos.

Today sail day can only be described as frustrating as Ardent was leaving the anchorage stern first when she caught some overhanging reeds, she loses the 992 radar (bother) and also pushes the starboard stabilizer out of alignment, which I did not realize at the time makes the model swing to starboard, frustrating having to make constant steering corrections at the time I thought it was the wind. Later I checked and the stabilizer was down by a few degrees, could not make running repairs so Ardent retired for the day

Next Rob R had a few propulsion issues; the port coupling kept spinning on the shaft so Peter the Great spent most of the day in the anchorage. Rob then tried to sail tug Argus, the hero of many a rescue, no go!
Peter P had issues with the Scorpions trim, he eventually got it right, and he spent the rest of the day diving and surfacing and trying to avoid the bigger stuff, at one point both Ardent and Toowoomba were after him.

Toowoomba and Hermes had to fly the flag for reliability
Hermes looks great with the lattice mast complete; Glen has got this model working really well now – can't wait to see it finished and carrying its airwing when this model is on display it is a real eye catcher.
Ardent accompanied Hermes several times as escort and they looked great.
Toowoomba flew around the lake and also looked great Nige has tweaked a couple of things and she is sailing better than ever.

Like I said a frustrating day, myself and Rob having to go home and work on repairs for the next sail day, as Arnie says "We'll be Back"

Enjoy the photos

Cheers

Serge
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Mother Swan and her flotilla
P1000958 2.jpg
Hermes and Ardent in company
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Hermes and escort Ardent turning to Port
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HMAS Toowoomba hunting the Scorpion
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USS Scorpion running at speed on the surface
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Peter the Great in the anchorage, which spent most of the day
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Re: Sail Da - Fleet Base Perth

Postby rritchie71 » 12 Nov 2017 22:04

Some other photos from the day
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When they all worked.jpg
When they alll worked
USS Scorpion.jpg
USS Scorpion
USS Scorpion on the bottom.jpg
USS Scorpion on the bottom
Scorpion going past PTG.jpg
USS Scorpion going astern of PTG
PTG.jpg
PTG again
PTG 1.jpg
Peter the Great
HMAS Toowoomba with poppy.jpg
HMAS Toowoomba with a poppy
Hermes wake.jpg
HMS Hermes and her wake
Ardent and Hermes.jpg
Ardent and Hermes
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Re: Sail Da - Fleet Base Perth

Postby littoralcombat » 12 Nov 2017 23:35

Great report and pictures Guys, overall, another wonderful sail.
Scorpion eluded Ardent and Toowoomba this time :taz: , there will be another day, but she operated superbly after Petes tweaks.

Nige
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Re: Sail Da - Fleet Base Perth

Postby Ahoythere » 13 Nov 2017 22:10

I have just heard of some electric torpedos that are in the making.......... run for 15 to 20 feet. Watch out targets.... Scorpion will be armed soon enough. :yes: :clap:
One day I will finish a ship.
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Re: Sail Day - Fleet Base Perth

Postby thunderchild » 14 Nov 2017 20:44

Fleet Base Perth
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Re: Sail Da - Fleet Base Perth

Postby Ahoythere » 15 Nov 2017 01:40

Nice, thunderchild. I’ll be waiting.
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