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Nick Gates29/02/2016 22:28:15
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Hi All, new here. I thought you might like to see this Bullet. It was built about 40 years ago by Jeff Watts when he worked for Crescent Products. It was part finished (ready for spraying) when the company ceased trading. It ended up in his loft until I bought it from him a couple of months ago.
It came with a Super Tigre 40, and pictures of Jeff working at CP all those years ago. Although never delivered, it was ordered and built for Hanno Prettner, with the best balsa selected.
So far I have repaired the lifting wing veneers, made a rudder and ailerons, and sprayed the same. The engine I have removed, cleaned, freed up and run.
So far so good!
My other HP model is a Stratos, and favourite pattern model is a Wolfgang Matt Arrow (40 size), built in '81.
No idea how one posts pictures!!
Jim Purcha01/03/2016 00:25:54
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You create an album and can add or edit picture in the album. Then use the camera icon in the post menu to add the picture from the album to the post.


Nick Gates01/03/2016 15:44:13
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Thanks Jim. I have added some pics to an album. However I cannot find the camera icon!
kc01/03/2016 15:51:15
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Camera icon is 2nd from right in top row

Nick Gates01/03/2016 17:35:07
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dsc_0514.jpgdsc_0511.jpgdsc_0494.jpgdsc_0493.jpgAh, found it. Had to use a laptop. Mainly use just my phone these days.dsc_0014.jpg

minty morton01/03/2016 18:32:07
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I like it a lot. Looking forward to seeing at one of the events hopefully. Started for Mr prettner as well eh! What a start!


Robin Colbourne09/03/2016 13:25:29
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I just saw this Bullet on ebay. It could be of interest to someone:


Levanter09/03/2016 14:42:37
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That's a very nice looking boat too in your workshop / boatyard!

Tell us more

Nick Gates09/03/2016 21:19:43
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Hello, the boat in the picture is a 1936 Blackwater Sloop, about 20'.
If you like trad boat work then I do have a Facebook page where I post most of the work we do each week. It's mainly so customers can see progress (or otherwise). Search Gates & Co Emsworth on FB.

Edited By Nick Gates on 09/03/2016 21:22:36

Bill Michie11/03/2016 18:08:44
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Regarding the 'Bay Bullet:

Note that some of the veneer is cracking & lifting off the wing cores.................

Just sayin'

Pete B - Moderator20/07/2016 21:46:46
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Thread tidied, folks - must be the humidity....face 3


You are very welcome to start a new thread to feature your Bullet - go to the UKCAA chat section and 'Create new thread'....thumbs up


Peter Android20/07/2016 22:07:32
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Never a problem Peter B old luv.

Looks like I'm on Jankers , again .

I will have you know , I have visited far better Guardrooms than this one.

Stand by yer beds !

Phil 920/07/2016 22:10:39
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Peter Android20/07/2016 22:19:19
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I had almost forgotten that episode .

Luv it wink

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