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Grandpa's Harbour


Name: Midwest Cranberry Isle Posted 14th Jul 2017 by Grandpa Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
NiMH (7.2v)


Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project.

Name: M12 Posted 2nd Jul 2017 by Grandpa Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 45 inches
Weight: 7200 grams



More to come with photos out of the water. Uses One Meter Soling Rig and Sails. Design of hull/rudder/keel is to sail in the weeds.

Name: Canada Eh ! Posted 17th Feb 2017 by Grandpa Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 24 inches
Weight: 1200 grams
Speed: 12 MPH
Runtime: 30 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)


Motor: Graupner
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 2 Blade X Type
The boat can be seen on YouTube, https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=eanimqiOh54 No leaks. Stable and balanced. Paint is acrylic, clear-coated wood is mahogany. This is a Nor-Star Kingfisher kit with some alterations and added details.

Name: Michael Posted 4th Feb 2017 by Grandpa Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 18 inches
Speed: 3 MPH
Runtime: 30 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)


Type: Brushed
Drive: Geared
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
I use two 2400 Wolf Pack battery sets one one each side of the hull to add ballast plus, B-B shot is glued in the hull for weight too. My grandson helped to build and paint it thus the vessel named Michael The boat was too fast with a direct drive so it was replaced with a 3:1 geared reduction. Runs much better more scale speed. The first motor made it look like a speed boat, which was dangerous if my grandson were to sail it.