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    📝 TUG POWER
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    It is majestic to see these tugs at work.

    http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2017/07/bow-steering-unit-for-illinois-riv
    💬 Re: TUG POWER
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Commodore)
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    Hi Lewz thanks for the web cam on the Keokuk lock. I am taking rather a long time to build a Dumas kit of American Beauty so fascinated watching the tow boats and their barges.
    I have a pair of barges although rather austere and really just boxes.
    American wood used by Dumas could do with a lot of quality control.

    I found a great video of full size American Beauty with a large load showing all the detail left out by Dumas.

    I shall keep your webcam site to watch for a long while now.🤗🤗🤗
    Cheers
    Roy
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    💬 Re: TUG POWER
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Olly999 ( Recruit)
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    Are they what we used to call "Lash barges"? If so, I didn't know they were still in use.
    💬 Re: TUG POWER
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 LewZ ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I occasionally watch live streaming video of Lock 19 at Keokuk Iowa on the Northern Mississippi River. There is a turn just north of the lock, so they (US Army Corps of Engineers) keep a smaller pushboat there to help turn "tows" especially when the wind is up. Also saw the American Bueaty pass- live.

    Lew
    Florida, USA 🇺🇸

    Link:
    https://www.youtube.com/live/KglFyCnp65Y?feature=share
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    📝 "Mississippi Steamboats" ?
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Perhaps not a true description with both boats being battery powered ! however - just for fun I thought it would be nice to showcase together, similar boats sailed at my own local model boat club and some of those sailed at the Hayling club - a sort of "Model Club Twinning".


    https://buxtonmodelboatclub.co.uk/
    https://himbc.co.uk/
    💬 Re: "Mississippi Steamboats" ?
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    She is a beauty. Many hours of hard work went into creating this outstanding model.
    Congratulations.😮
    💬 Re: "Mississippi Steamboats" ?
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 Hhager2 ( Warrant Officer)
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    L working on my Creole Queen
    Railings etc trim is last step. DE 1049 USN Garcia hull ready to be shipped to me. Scale Model Ships 5 ft long hull. My last big build. It will take a year to finish. Creole is a lot of work so far over a year in it

    Just almost done with 1/32 Lindburg PT109 Hit it at hobby shop back room for $50

    Have to talk to manufacturer on DEc1040 it’s still in California hope to get it shipped soon
    📝 Just for fun!
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 exsnapper ( Leading Seaman)
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    Copied from FB, but made me laugh somewhat. 🤗

    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great picture of the jet on a barge.
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    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    6 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent Chugalone👍
    BTW Did you know that the Swiss also have an Aircraft Carrier?
    They do you know😁 Photo attached.
    Hadn't realised that there was a VTOL version of the F18!
    😎
    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    How about this one?
    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Made me laugh too.
    It appeals to my sense of humour 😂
    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    6 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    But Dr John 😮 ...

    😁😎
    💬 Re: Just for fun!
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think that I will stick with my old rubber ducks!!

    Dr John F Leeds and Bradford MBC. 😊😊😊
    📝 Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    On a visit to Hayling Island last year, I met and sailed members of the Hayling Island Model Boat Club at their local venue at Mill Rythe.
    May this year provided me the opportunity for a return visit.
    Many thanks again to all members for the hospitality shown.
    Special thanks to Greg, Rob and Mike (the Swan Whisperer) !.


    💬 Re: Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Phil I love the picture of the Inga IV motor yacht, I bought an un loved example last year and am currently refurbishing it there is a blog on this site of the rebuild this is a picture of the real craft
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    💬 Re: Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Very impressive display.Congratulations to all concerned.
    Bill👍
    💬 Re: Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice,built models, well taken photographs, and from what I read a nice bunch of friends. What else can a man want!
    💬 Re: Return visit to - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Phil
    Nice pics, thanks for showing. It's always a nice thing to be welcomed into other clubs.
    📝 HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Filmed a while ago but just re found this short maiden voyage clip of the above.
    First test run.All went well.Voyage lasted roughly thirty min and this is one short clip.
    Difficult filming on your own.
    Regards Bill.

    💬 Re: HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    6 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bill,
    Hope your Missus doesn't see your last post, or
    YOU will end up in the canal! 😮😠💥
    Stay safe🤞
    😎
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    💬 Re: HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    “Three hands and two brains!!”
    Three hands would be handy!!😂😂😂
    Two brains would be very dangerous in my case as I struggle with the one I have.

    Yes the smokers do make a funny noise on start up,but are great for these size models.
    I know they are 8ml but I do pop in 10 without any problems.
    If I let the wife video for me the phone would end up in the canal.😂😂
    Take care chaps 👍
    💬 Re: HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    6 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "Difficult filming on your own."
    Agreed Bill👍
    You need 3 hands and 2 brains!🙄
    When I want to vid a boat I take my camera girl Gisela with me.❤️
    Costs a plate of ribs and a beer from the adjacent Biergarten, but what the heck😁

    Great result BTW, impressive.
    I have several of the Seuthe Smokers, earmarked for Plastic Magic projects.
    Main disadvantage for larger models is the limited oil capacity, 8ml🤔
    They make a curious 'snap crackle and pop' noise in action🙉 do yours?
    I also have some older Graupner versions which have the advantage of a wick to slurp up the oil from a larger reservoir.
    Cheers, Doug😎
    💬 Re: HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Doogle.
    Thank you.
    The smoker used is a Seuthe No 5. 6volt power placed inside the funnel.
    Regards Bill
    💬 Re: HMS Buttercup.Maiden Voyage
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commander)
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    Very nice modelling and a lovely video. What's the smoke generator that you're using?
    📝 Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 dave976 ( Captain)
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    Adrian a fellow club member has been building this model for a few years and finally put it on the water on Monday.


    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 dave976 ( Captain)
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    Adrian had cut the brushless motor power to 45% as it was his first test run. He intends to redistribute the weight and increase the power and see how it goes on the next test. I will try and be present and video to see how he fares.
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    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The engines sound like the 9 th symphony of Beethovén. You love it or you hâte it
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    I’ve always liked the shovel nose hydros. I have a couple of “fast” boats, a Graupner Ecospeed and a little outrigger hydro with a 4000kv brushless motor….but I really, really want to do a shovel nose, scale and fast(ish).
    The Ferrari looks nice. Your friend did a nice job on her. I think her lack of speed is less power than balance. When they are running right hydros are basically skimming the water on the sponsons and the aft end is supported by the lift of the prop, very little hull in the water. Don’t let him give up on her!!
    Cash
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇦🇺 Gt108 ( Master Seaman)
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    Weight and power are always issues on small wood high speed models I built Amati kit of riva aquarama a nice looking model but too heavy for realistic rc
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    That camera man standing behind the pilot it’s the bravest person on earth.😜
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Spot On Ronald!
    Airplane engines were the only way to get the Power and Speed Desired.
    Gotta Love that Direct Drive, Not for the Faint of Heart!
    Trev
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Here are how they should run including a rooster tail


    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I thought that the original was with a petrol engine! Or am I wrong?
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 dave976 ( Captain)
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    Thanks for the comments which I will share with Adrian. The model has a brushless motor and LiPo but is as you can see still too heavy. The balance is also wrong as evidenced by the sharp angle of attack at speed. I know he intends to continue with modifications so I will post further if and when.
    dave976
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commander)
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    A nice build 👌
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 ChrisG ( Lieutenant)
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    Beautiful model and compliments to your friend for building it. I am ashamed to admit I bought one about 10 years ago and loved it, spent hours admiring it but was never impressed with it on the water and I am afraid like your video looked more like a sub than a hydroplane. I think it is certainly a model which would be at its best with a I/C power unit which is not acceptable these days on most lakes, mores the pity.
    This is taking nothing away from the craftmanship employed building a beautiful classic, I wish to this day I had`nt sold mine.
    Regards ChrisG
    💬 Re: Ferrari race boat
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    I remember watching the 12 cylinder Merlin powered Big Boats called Hydroplanes when they raced on Lake Washington, near Seattle. Long rooster tails, lots of noise too.
    Miss Budweiser, Miss Thriftway, and many other sponsors too had those big boats.

    Ronald
    📝 Changed motor in St. Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    I like the new motor, it has a higher voltage rating than the Graupner 400 which is 6 volts.

    💬 Re: Changed motor in St. Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I would agree with others, viz. use a smaller prop. When a motor gets hot it normally indicates too high a resistance from the prop, so try a couple of smaller sizes and monitor its performance.
    Good luck😉
    💬 Re: Changed motor in St. Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Commodore)
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    Hi good idea, have you been out on the water yet?

    I have several 12 -18 volt motors the size of a 550 and run them on 6 -7.2 volts and they will turn over a big prop 45 - 50 mm.

    This looks good on a cargo ship where you can almost watch the prop turn over. They do not get hot and have a low current drain. Bonus is they are often cheap! Also I can use slightly cheaper NiMh batteries of about 3300mAhs.

    I have a few Pittman motors originally scrounged out of computer tape decks 40 years ago. They are almost silent and work really well.

    I always check for hot batteries or motors as I do not want current diverted from the motor to heating up the drive train.

    Following a friend I have also found a cheap and effective and silent U/J. It is plastic flexible tubing about 3/8ths inch diameter in less than 2 inch lengths.

    You can use it in place of the Huco U/J, keeping the brass inserts on which it is a tight fit. Or if you have a threaded shaft a largish pair of nuts locked together with the tubing forced over them.

    They need to be in a straight line and a few fast forward and reverses settles the tubing into position. The drive is silent and efficient and good for up to 20 watts or so.
    regards
    Roy
    📝 St.Pierre Plans
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Others may wish to consider building a dory too. I got the plans for mine from John Gardner’s book “ The Dory Book”, it’s available from The Wooden Boats store.

    https://www.woodenboatstore.com

    https://www.woodenboatstore.com
    💬 Re: St.Pierre Plans
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 cdnfurball ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ronald, Nice little build

    Wooden boat magazine is amazing, beautiful restorations, new builds and general information. Well worth the money
    📝 Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Today, as the temperature rose to nearly 90F/31C the St.Pierre Dory was launched at Balsam Lake Provincial Park. Water was pleasantly calm. My grandson handled the controls while myself and Grandma took pictures to document the event.

    Very pleased with how well it performed. It is very sea worthy even riding the swells left by passing full-size runabouts.

    The only issue was the motor was extremely hot to the touch. This could be caused from the wrong prop.

    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She certainly handles well in the water. That would be a nice one to enjoy cruising around with. From the video it looks like the velocity is more of a speed boat rather than a dory.
    Nice job!
    Barry
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    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Ronald, the prop is actually 1-3/4" ... in the photo you hav indexed the left blade to the end of your ruler, not the "0" point on the ruler. My 33" PT109 calls for a single 1" plastic prop to reach scale speed. I think you need a smaller diameter & much less pitch to alleviate your motor heating issue. Heatsinking, & watercooling or a fan will not fix your issue.
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Commodore)
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    Hi if the Graupner 400 is anything like the MFA 380 then it is a 40 watt motor. Rather a lot of power for your dory. I would guess that when you use your throttle that from half throttle to full throttle there is not a lot of difference in speed.
    I have suspended experiments with a similar motor in a 16 inch Huntsman as it just tries to climb up a wall of water. Not sure if it is weight balance or what.

    As you surmised originally, a smaller prop and I note the motor has a 6volt marking and 7.2 volts is 20% over voltage. I agree reduce the load and you will get a much longer run-time as well.
    Good luck.
    Roy
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Motor is a 400 and prop 1 1/4” nylon
    See photos
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 roycv ( Commodore)
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    Hi as far as your hot motor goes there is a rule of thumb if you can measure the stall current of the motor. It is very likely that the most efficient speed of the motor is just 20% of this figure. The motor should then run cool.

    I expect you are right, the prop is too large or the pitch too great all this would increase the load on the motor. Also as there would be less heating of the motor, the current flow doing the heating would be directed out of the back of the boat where it belongs.

    Hope I am not teaching grandma to suck eggs!

    regards
    Roy
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commander)
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    Nice photos and video 👍
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    One more video
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well on you. Interesting model.
    💬 Re: Launch of St.Pierre Dory
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Mrs.B certainly gets around Ontario. One minute she's in Hamilton, the next she's in .....⛵
    📝 Imai1/40 "Half Moon"
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This is my very first wood model. I started to build her long time ago but when I got to the rigging part, I came to a screeching halt do to the lack of rigging knowledge.
    After several years of being built without rigging, our cleaning lady knocked it off the base to the floor. It was a total disaster, 3 years after that, I decided to refurbished it and do the rigging with the help of this book.

    💬 Re: Imai1/40 "Half Moon"
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The rest of the pictures.
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    💬 Re: Imai1/40 "Half Moon"
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Maybe you guys have heard of the Imai (Japanese company out of production), but you can still purchase the model Through:

    https://www.japan-wooden-model-kits-zootoyz.shop/contents/en-us/p710_HALF-MOON-W
    💬 Re: Imai1/40 "Half Moon"
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Here is the finished model and how I scratched build the falconets.
    I will create a log to show everyone how I do my paper flags.
    📝 Buxton Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Spring Fair in Buxton


    💬 Re: Buxton Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That looks like a wonderful day to enjoy. Having a continuous audience of spectators and possible new recruits is a big plus!
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    💬 Re: Buxton Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks a lovely pond, like the maneuvering challenge. How big is it ? It’s made me thinking about building one for our club.👍
    💬 Re: Buxton Model Boat Club
    6 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent stuff Phil, I definitely have a severe case of pond envy now 😂

    JB
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    📝 Boat Names
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    I am finally getting around to having names put on my boats. With the technology available now its easy and cheap to do it.

    💬 Re: Boat Names
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well on you. 👍 Callie is the greatest! Some graphics she recently did for me.
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    💬 Re: Boat Names
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    Chumm444 Yes I also use Callie
    💬 Re: Boat Names
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Warrant Officer)
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    So after you create the text how do you turn it into a medium for application on your boats. Decal? Callie? Krikut?
    FYI, I use Callie.
    📝 Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    7 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    My wife and I went to the Confederation Modellers Annual Event yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
    Maybe Garth, Rick, or others will provide comments as to details and such as we were only visitors though I did show my latest built, the St.Pierre Dory.

    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Any more photos of your St Pierre dory? Looks like a some fine boat.
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    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Westwind ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like a fun day, I'll have to try to make it to one of your events
    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What fun! I would have loved to be there to enjoy a wonderful day.
    Barry
    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    looks like a good time was had. Nice collection of boats. It must take a lot of work to set up and fill the pool. Love the idea of the idea of the trains,
    💬 Re: Great Day in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada
    7 months ago by 🇨🇦 cdnfurball ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like there was a good turn out on an enjoyable day. If there are more pictures by other attendees, please post them
    Thank you
    📝 Push Tug Rescue Boat
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This is nuts but I’m already designing what my scratch built rescue boat will look like.
    I’m hand drawing all of the lines on tracing paper in case that I need to change something but in the next few days I will clean it and finish it so you guys could see it.
    After complete I will build a separate contraction somehow looking like this one that could be assembled whenever is needed and taken off to carry away.

    If you guys don’t mind, I would like to your version of your rescue boats.

    📝 The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This is my Catboat (alternate spelling: cat boat).
    I made this for my son to have on his house.
    When I bought this old model from EBay for little money but took me lots of hours to turn it the way it looks.
    Is a sailboat with a single sail on a single mast set well forward in the bow of a very beamy and (usually) shallow draft hull. Typically they are gaff rigged, though Bermuda rig is also used. Most are fitted with a centreboard, although some have a keel.
    The hull can be 12 to 40 feet long with a beam half as wide as the hull length at the waterline.
    The type is mainly found on that part of the Eastern seaboard of the USA from New Jersey to Massachusetts.

    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 RonBMK2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sweet!!!!
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    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Warrant Officer)
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    Simply...
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    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Commander)
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    Beautifully done!! Where Quality & Beauty meet at the table of craftsmanship.
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Ronald pointed out an error I made about my comment on the Catboat.
    The cat boat was not JF Kennedys favorite boat.
    I humbly accept the Ronald’s advise on this fact.
    The the Great Book said: Prov11:14 “When there is no skillful direction, the people fall, But there is success through many advisers”.
    Thank You for your advises.😌
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    When I built the Wianno Senior in 2018, Bill and Sam Lawrence both members of the Wianno Senior Association sailing out of Bass River, Massachusetts, answered many of my questions throughout the project.

    Bill and his wife Ellie are seen here sitting on the gunwales of their Wianno. Bill explained that the boat will not capsize, the designer offered, in 1909, a sum of $1,000 to anyone who was able to capsize the boat and the money was never awarded. Bill said its because, as the boat heels over, the wind will spill from the sails before it will capsize.

    Doyle Sails provided me with their lightest sailcloth to use on the model too. Doyle makes sails for the Wianno Senior and were pleased to assist me.

    Crosby Yachts also gave comments along the way.
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thank You Ronald for clarifying that so important fact.
    I appreciate it.
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    JFK’s favourite was a Wianno Senior not a cat boat. Two very different sailboats. The Cat boats mast is more forward than the Wianno Senior it also has a wider beam.

    Be sure to edit your post please.


    https://jfkhyannismuseum.org/jfk-and-victura/
    https://www.emcrosbyboatworks.com/history-wianno-senior-gaff-rigged-sloop/
    https://www.tedbrewer.com/sail_wood/capecodcat.htm
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I know these people. They seem to be the president of the U.S with his wife
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Glaxbybuck:
    I love this model so much that every time I see it on EBay, I buy it. If I’m not mistaking I have two kits somewhere on my house. Soon I will be more organized with abundant room to work with since I moved from one of my bedrooms (hobby/studio room) to the garage.
    I am also an artist and I do lots of oleo paints.
    My wife works from home and she needed the room fir her legal paper work.
    So I started to move things around, not completely finished but here is a preview of how things are getting set up.
    Maybe another time I could post some of my paintings.
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks Chugalone. Now that is true museum quality. Not only beautifully made but presented in the most splendid case imaginable. I wish I were your son ! !😉
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Flaxbybuck:
    Yes the model is for my sons house to be display on his living room, like a conversation piece. It has an acrylic cover to keep the dust out.
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    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Oh my, what a wonderful finish you have achieved ! And such attention to detail.

    One thing puzzles me, and that is that this is for your son "to have on his house." Is the model to be mounted somewhere on display ?? Indoors ? Outside ? 😉
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    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Terrific !! - attractive, skilful build ! - as a uni rig lover , I just cant not love this design - Love it,!!!
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇨🇦 RodC ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    1:16 scale. Beautiful model, excellent workmanship. Attention to details. I can't do it, but your craft is something to strive for.
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is a beautiful build.
    I really like this style of boat.
    Barry
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scale 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The original photo looks like the boat has a bowsprit but is just a rope with bumpers attached.
    Funny
    💬 Re: The Cat Boat Scake 3/4”= 1’.
    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Is that a bowsprit I see on the 'original' boat ?😉
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