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    Deans Marine Kristina
    by Cashrc ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Commodore)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sheโ€™s Maidened!!
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Maidened the Kristina today. Although a little overpowered due to my motor and battery choices, she didnโ€™t need any extra ballast and handled quite nicely. Iโ€™m very happy with her๐Ÿ˜€

    https://youtu.be/mEheKvcf7e4
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sheโ€™s Maidened!!
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    I agree on the extra power, but even at 1000 kv itโ€™s just a bit too much. With the battery Iโ€™m using thatโ€™s 7200 rpm, so the Kristina is a little uncomfortable at a bit over half throttle. Manageable, but uncomfortable. However, Iโ€™ve found a motor of the same diameter, bolt spacing and shaft, but slightly longer which is rated at 880 kv which will drop me down to 6300 or so rpm. Iโ€™ll see it in a day or so, weโ€™ll see how much that helps. As the boat sits sheโ€™s very drivable, I just like having my full range of throttle on the stick. However, there IS another workaround, as my transmitter is a Radiomaster that uses OpenTX as itโ€™s operating system. I can dial back the throttle to say, 60 percent of full throttle when the stick is physically at full throttle, and save it as a mix. Then, after the ESC arms, when it wants to go back to high throttle at full travel, I hit the switch and Iโ€™m where I want to be. Weโ€™ll see what transpires in a week or so.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sheโ€™s Maidened!!
    3 months ago by mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Great build, I think that bit of extra power is always useful with model boats just to get out of the way of super fast learners๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sheโ€™s Maidened!!
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thank you Colin. I appreciate your comments!! Like we say in North Texas โ€œyep, sheโ€™s a keeper!!โ€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sheโ€™s Maidened!!
    3 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Well done sir, a very pleasing model, looks great on the water.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Ready to maiden
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Quick one yโ€™all. Sheโ€™s as ready as I can make her, nav lights done today and a few more details. Let yโ€™all know how she floats tomorrow.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to maiden
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Trev, there was no fair maiden with champagne, but my buddyโ€™s daughter, Ashley, took the videoโ€ฆand when I pulled up to park she was sailing her dads Micro Magic like an old handโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜€
    Sheโ€™s getting married soon, maybe the club can all chip in get her the new Hacker Micro Magic as a wedding present!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to maiden
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Ron, I was fortunate enough to not have to add any extra ballast. I had the same misgivings as you, so I got my battery as low as possible. Shes pretty well behaved so far.
    Thanks for your comments, take a look ad the vid see what you think.
    Cadh
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to maiden
    3 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Looks Good Cash,
    Don't forget to have a Fair Maiden break the Champaigne bottle across her bow๐Ÿ˜‰
    Good Luck
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to maiden
    3 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Be sure to launch on a calm day. These smaller vessels donโ€™t like choppy conditions, plus calm water will help you to see if ballast is good.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to maiden
    3 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking forward to seeing her on the water
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bowsprit, rigging, ratlines..
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I got the aft ratlines completed over the weekend, I did the mast rigging and bowsprit a week before. Before I go on, I must say that modelers who build static models of full rigged sailing vessels have my undying admiration. Iโ€™m telling yโ€™all, my next boat might be a piece of pine plank with one coat of Krylon, a motor and rudderโ€ฆ๐Ÿคฃ
    Anyway, the rigging actually went pretty easy, for the attachment points I used 4x8 mm screw eyes that came in an assortment from Amazon. I used a pin vise to drill the hull, mast and bowsprit, added a drop of glue and screws them in place. The bowsprit is interesting, as the aft end is offset from the ships centerline and then angles over to where the fwd tip is in line with the bow. The plans show it, as does the instructions..thought it was odd but thatโ€™s what the plans showโ€ฆ.
    The ratlines. Letโ€™s get to that. I used cut down 1/2 inch brass cotter pins for the attach points on the top of the bulwarks, and the aforementioned screw eyes on the masts. I had a little issue where my drilling on one hole went awry and got too close to the outside edge of the hull. So, after the shroud attach points were installed I had to sand, fill, repaint and recoat that spot.
    I tried tying the steps (?) on the first four rungs of the first ratlines, they looked okay, but not great. I had read about using contact adhesive to build the ratlines up off model, then installing as a unit. What I came up with is to install and tension the shrouds first. Then I took a length of thread and tied it off so I could spool out a foot or so. I then applied thin ca. once cured I was able to cut my โ€œstepsโ€ to length, and glued in place on the shrouds. This worked well. I did the forward shrouds last night, all went well except I had a drop of ca run down the hull. I had to quickly clean that off, then sand, repaint, re clear coat and sand again, then polished out. Most people wonโ€™t notice, itโ€™s not perfect but still looks good. I have to add the cross pieces of the forward ratlines and add lights to the cabin. Then sheโ€™s ready to float.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bowsprit, rigging, ratlines..
    3 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    I've had that problem more than once. thin CA goes everywhere!!
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bowsprit, rigging, ratlines..
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Doug. Only time I almost lost my mind was when the errant drop of CA hit the hull๐Ÿ˜ฎ But, Iโ€™m still sane, mostly๐Ÿคฃ Again, thanks for the compliment, itโ€™s appreciated!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bowsprit, rigging, ratlines..
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good job Cash๐Ÿ‘
    Glad to see you didn't get too 'ratty' over the ratlines ๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bowsprit, rigging, ratlines..
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thank you Colin! I appreciate the comments.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bowsprit, rigging, ratlines..
    3 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Cash, ooh what a nice looking vessel, you've done a great job. ๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to seeing her on the water.
    Cheers Colin
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    ๐Ÿ“ Most details done
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Quick update. I have the ships boat, nets, net boxes and anchor winch built, painted and installed. I also did a leak/ballast check in the tub, no leaks, might have to add an ounce or two of ballast depending on what battery I use. I have to make a decision on whether or not to add nav lights. After that decision is made and lights or faux lights are installed, Iโ€™ll permanently step the masts then rig her, including the ratlines. Stay tuned, the ratlines are gonna make this an R rated program for language, just wait๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Masts, Aargh take 2
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I wasnโ€™t happy with the way the first mast came out, so I decided to make another go of it. Luckily for me I had to visit Home Depot for a toilet flapper valve, so I bought a small can of stain while I was there. I then swung by Hobby Lobby (US chain craft and almost hobby store) for some dowel and embroidery thread. I felt that the kit supplied rigging thread was too coarse, and the thread I used originally was too thin, the embroidery thread was just about right. I had also ordered a container of 4mmx8mm screw eyes that are the perfect size for the brass rings called for in the kit, and they worked out nicely.
    I did a better job of tapering the wood this time, and once finish sanded, I gave the spars and masts 2 coats of gun stock stain, once that dries I shot all of the wood with Tamiya semi-gloss clear, then built up the masts. I like the way they look, much better than the painted one I did before. I still have to make up, paint and install the spar to mast โ€œcrutchesโ€ and then itโ€™s time to step the masts, build the bowsprit, and rig the whole thing.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Masts, Aargh take 2
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Good idea!! Iโ€™ll have to remember that. Thanks!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Masts, Aargh take 2
    3 months ago by River Rat ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have used old fishing poles for masts and flag poles in the past. The taper is already there. Just cut at the diameter you need. if you bump them they are very flexible. Very hard to break. The down side is you have to paint them to match you boat. Dave
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    ๐Ÿ“ Masts!!!! Arrrgh
    4 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Started working the masts today. This is where I really donโ€™t know what Iโ€™m doing, but Iโ€™m pressing on regardless. Two things. Iโ€™m not great at tapering masts, and Iโ€™m not great at rigging. Iโ€™ve built and rigged 4 Micro Magics, a DF65 and a Sterling Sailfish that I built with operable main and jib rigging, but this isโ€ฆ.differentโ€ฆ.๐Ÿค”
    Anyway, I got the mast built up and did the rigging best I could. I didnโ€™t care for the thread that came with the kit, so I used what I had on hand. I think itโ€™s a bit too small in diameter, but Iโ€™ll live with it for now. The instructions call for making small split rings with round nosed pliers, but all I have are small needle nose, so I used cut down brass cotter pins. It turned out okay, might go by the craft store and get more dowel and slightly larger thread and have a go at it again, but this is what Iโ€™ve come up with for now.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Masts!!!! Arrrgh
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thought about that, but since I decided to stain instead of paint the masts stripping the paint off the brush handle would have been a lot of work. I came upon a way that works for tapering. I use a Dremel with a sanding band and rough the taper, then chuck the mast in my drill and finish it with sandpaper. Works okay so far. Thanks for the idea though, when I need a tapered mast thatโ€™s painted I might give that a go.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Masts!!!! Arrrgh
    3 months ago by Rowen ( Captain)
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    Find that cheap artists type paint brushes make a good base for a tapered mast
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    ๐Ÿ“ Skylights, cabin and etc
    4 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi everybody. Got a bit more done this week on the Kristina. The rudder, servo and linkage are in place. Now, the rudder linkage on this boat is external, and designed that way. Itโ€™s mostly hidden by the ships boat on the fantail. I COULD have changed it up, kept the linkage under the deck, but the slope of the hull at the stern and the rudder placement would have precipitated an odd setup and a larger aft hatch for access, so I left it be. The skylights and cabin are built up from the laser cut sheet, the forward part of the cabin is embossed with the outline of the attached skylight. So thatโ€™s where I glued the assembly to. Itโ€™s offset just a bit, and the plans show it centered, but this is not the first time Iโ€™ve had plans and parts placement not jive. Not a dig at Deans, Iโ€™ve seen the same thing where plans and instructions do not match up in other boat kits and aircraft kits too. Anyway, the cut parts went together nicely. The fish gutting tables and most of the fish hold hatches are done, those are simple to build up but thereโ€™s a lot of them, I still have 4 more to install.I went ahead and glued the furthermost small access hatch in place as I donโ€™t need it, my internal setup of battery and esc will be accessed by the main hatch.
    The decals that came with the kit are cut and peel vinyl, the lettering is on a brown background, and I was delighted to find that the brown almost matched the NATO brown exactlyโ€ฆjust a touch off. Once I had them in place and clear coated with semigloss they blended right in. A happy accident, as the kit calls out Humbrol paints and Iโ€™m using Tamiya. Anyway, I still have nets, net boxes, masts , etc to do, plus some touching up, buts sheโ€™s taking shape.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull and deck paint
    4 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I decided to finish painting the hull after getting groceries early this morning. I used Tamiya NATO Brown for the upper part of the hull. I then used Tamiya Pure White for the waterline stripe. Iโ€™ve never painted the waterline before, always used trim tape. Anyway, once that was dry I shot the hull with semigloss clear. The brown is almost flat, the red very glossy, so the semigloss evened the colors out. I went ahead and painted the deck too. It looks good but I have a couple of places to fill and touch up, plus I need to clean up the bulwarks upper rail and paint that with a brush. Iโ€™m close to getting ready to do the superstructure, masts and details.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Starting hull paint
    4 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Just a quick update. I did a little more work on the skeg on the aft hull. Once the primer was dry I painted the lower hull with Tamiya bright red. I like the Tamiya rattle cans. Theyโ€™re a little pricey, but being synthetic lacquer it goes on well and dries quickly. My goal is to have the hull and maybe the deck painted by this weekend, then Iโ€™ll turn attention to superstructure and other on deck details.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Starting hull paint
    4 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    I donโ€™t seal it, itโ€™s a pretty hard finish. Since itโ€™s lacquer, itโ€™s a โ€œhotโ€ paint, dries fast and hard. You can handle it in 15-20 minutes and Iโ€™d say itโ€™s fully cured in a day. The military flat paints dry even faster๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Staring hull paint
    4 months ago by RonB ( Master Seaman)
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    It looks like a good finish, do you seal it with any thing ,or dose it dry hard enough as it is?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rear skeg and primer
    4 months ago by Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Quick update. I made a rear skeg about of 4 layers of 2mm plastic sheet. I felt like I could get it to blend in better than the white metal one supplies in the kit. Itโ€™s been sanded and filled, but I need to sand one side again. I also primered the hull with Tamiya primer. At this stage anything I need to sand or fill will be more prominent, thus easier to see and correct. Once I clean her up and reprise, sheโ€™ll be ready for paint.
    Cash
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