Ralph Coles dropped by on the weekend with his Mogami hull and we worked on the rib and stringers layout. Also compared it to my incomplete IJN Ibuki CVL based on another of Ralph's Mogami hulls. Ibuki as designed as a Washington Treaty combat club model from the start but no work was done on it for the last 3 years, though props and rudders were installed, sheeting and flight deck are almost completed and it's ready for the internal equipment to go in. It has considerably more firepower under Treaty rules than IRCWCC. Ralph has decided to build the Mogami as a Treaty model as we like the idea of the slower speeds, and the ease with which models can be switched between formats. (Both my HMS Minotaur and HMS Gorgon can be switched between IRCWCC and Treaty rules by changing prop sizes and pump outlets. Ralph and I plan to have our Japanese ships completed by May or early June. We've had only one Treaty battle locally, in Oct. 2008. It was attended by about 8 captains, three of whom are still living in Nova Scotia and interested in RC naval combat. Jason still has 2 or 3 ships in the Annapolis Valley, I have 2 set up for Treaty, Ibuki in the works and can easily modify Canarias to Treaty stats. Jason has an American cruiser (Little Rock?), a New Jersey and a Von der Tann. We hope to have at least five Class 3-4 models ready for action in 2015, including a couple of spares for captains without Treaty ships. Ralph and I also checked out my HMS Furious hull, first from the mould I sold to Strike Models. Furious is worth building under Treaty rules because it's one of the fastest ships, but should be used in a 'run and gun' role due to poor turning.