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    St-Roch RCMP
    by Ygagnon πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ ( Master Seaman)
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    πŸ“ Objective
    4 months ago by Ygagnon ( Master Seaman)
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    I intend to have a fully RC functionnal model. A hurdle that I will have is the ballast of around 20 pounds to have the waterline at the right level. The ballast will be in or outside is the question. Any suggestion.
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    4 months ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Hi there, If the ballast can be removable, I’d stick inside the hull if room. However, the other option is to build a removable drop keel with a lead Bulb, that’s of course providing youR intended sailing lake is snag free? The guys who build and sail Thames barges employ the removable keel system. Worth a look at their methods πŸ‘. Kind regards Sy
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    4 months ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    If you want a removable keel then the advice from Skydive to look at the ones used on Thames Barge models is good. Dave Watts Mastman is the supplier and there are two sorts, a bulb and fin and also what Dave calls a DucksFoot, that's a fin with a horizontal piece at the bottom. They are moulded, so can be filled with ballast as required. Could be your answer.

    All the best, Nerys.
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    4 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Interesting to see the amount of ballast you will have to use - if you placed it internally in say 20 small cloth bags with a velcro strip attached that should hold it in place and it could be removed/fitted one bag at a time. Lead shot would work well like that - local gunsmith should be able to supply that quantity at a fairly reasonable price - sheet lead might work out cheaper - also use velcro there via strapping. Lead shot is often encased in epoxy resin - mould to the shape you want for any place in the hull inside a plastic bag first to ensure removal. Makes it much easier to lift/carry the boat if you can remove the ballast easily - keels are OK but rather limit the places you can sail.

    Have the small version by Billings - bought the Delagado book in the 80's after reading about the St Roch in a US magazine - so bought the kit in SA when seen in the 90's - well travelled now - been to the UK and back - never got around to building it so your build is of great interest - had an argument with the moderator of another forum about the smaller version not being RC'able - too many other boats to complete before proving him wrong!
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Red,
    Ref :- "had an argument with the moderator of another forum about the smaller version not being RC'able"

    He only needs to see Grahams Micro Tug then he will change his mind.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by Ygagnon ( Master Seaman)
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    I like the velcro solution to make fine ajustement of the waterline.
    Thanks
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    πŸ“ St-Roch RCMP
    4 months ago by Ygagnon ( Master Seaman)
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    Here is a brief history of the vessel that I am building.

    St. Roch (ship)
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    RCMPV St. Roch is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police schooner, the first ship to completely circumnavigate North America, and the second vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. She was the first ship to complete the Northwest Passage in the direction west to east (Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean), going the same route that Amundsen on the sailing vessel GjΓΈa went east to west, 38 years earlier.

    Sixteen years after being launched, St. Roch was refitted at Dartmouth, N.S. in preparation for her 1944 voyage. A much larger deckhouse was constructed with individual cabins for the crew, the 150 hp diesel engine was replaced with a 300 hp. diesel, and there were other, lesser, upgrades.
    The ship was most often captained by Henry Larsen.

    The ship is located at the Vancouver Maritime Museum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and is open to the public for scheduled visits.

    There is a lot more history on internet.

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    The vessel attracted my attention about 40 years ago at the RCMP HQ in Montreal, QuΓ©bec Canada. I have retired from the force in 2010.
    In 1985, I accquired the plan of the vessel from Parks Canada or Public Archives Canada in Ottawa. I received 21 sheets of blueprint. The size of the vessel on the plan was about 24 inches and I enlarged it to 45 inches. The size was the suggestion of RC boat owner at the pond where I go with my "1949 Chris-Craft 19' racing runabout". The vessel was built in 1928 as a schooner, there was a restoration in 1930 and it was painted white and grey and a major restoration in 1944 as a ketch to the original color. When I looked at many pictures, I had a hard time to have the right color scheme. The references are from a book "Arctic workhorse The RCMP Schooner St-Roch" written by James P. DELGADO.

    I really started in June 2012 planning the size and making the building material from scratch. As per the building material, I used either plywood or LINDEN that is resawn to nominal size required for planking or else.

    The purpose of the blog is to share my passion with other boat builders and learn from otherssss.
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ygagnon,

    Looking good so far.
    This looks an interesting build.
    I will be following this log.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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    4 months ago by billmcl61 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I like these boats, they have character, that's great that you could get all those original drawings, I'll be watching this as well.

    Bill
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    4 months ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    What an interesting boat to build and you are making an excellent job of her. I shall follow your blog with interest.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    4 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Ygagnon,
    Really a nice looking boat, I like the fact that it was a schooner and ketch at one time. Beautiful hull design, you are doing well with her. The history is great as well.

    Do you plan to build fully functioning sails and sail her or just a motor drive? πŸ‘

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