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    Response
    Re: Pilot Boat.
    Most excellent job I couldn't decide if it was the real thing at first glance. Would like to be able to get pictures as good for my two I have one the first rc boat I built the 2 second the raf fire tender courtesy of Marky I have a 1/16 scale
    sailboat
    Bristol channel pilot cutter needs finishing but it the setting up of the sail workins that's holding things up and no one for advice. Layers Mick. (Gravedigger)
    3 months ago by Gravedigger47
    Forum
    Transmitter Mode 2
    Newbie question. I am going to buy a FlySky FS-i6 and want a spring loaded throttle on left and spring loaded rudder on right. Do I get this if I buy mode 2. ie will it be spring loaded. Chose this brand as I understand it and use it on my
    sailboat
    . My
    sailboat
    transmitter is not spring loaded on left as it pulls the sheets on and is then left alone.
    4 months ago by juskiddin
    Response
    San Pedro by Harbor Models!
    Ed, This is probably my favorite part of a build, deciding what to build! So many great boats out there, how many tugs do you currently have? Just curious.. Do you ever build
    sailboat
    s? That's how I got started, with sails, like the history and quiet running of course. Glad to see you are jumping on to the next build, I liked your detailed blog on the Brooklyn, very well done. Cheers, Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Revised Gypsy
    The little 15”
    sailboat
    never preformed well, so I am making some alterations to the keel, adding furled sails and a small inboard motor.
    6 months ago by Ron
    Directory
    (Yacht) DMI 'Pirat''
    Classic modell, in the 70's sold under the name DMI pirat. a full wooden
    sailboat
    without RC controls. the keel was extended to improve stability. In the 90's the wooden strips from the hull were so dried out, that I had to fill it complete with epoxy and sprayed the uniform 'baby blue'color. After a long period in the attic , it saw daylight again and the sails needed to be replaced. Now it is a static model with sailing capacities. (7/10)
    6 months ago by Smaragd
    Directory
    (Yacht) robbe smaragd
    A top
    sailboat
    from the Robbe collection, the big lady also referred to. adjusted sails to look more original and keel weight added to improve stablilty (5/10)
    6 months ago by Smaragd
    Guestbook
    Guestbook Post
    Hello, Just been a member for a short time now and I really enjoy this site. Couple of reasons, I enjoy getting information from different parts of the world, different views. One of my main interests is English Working
    sailboat
    s, I find the feedback from the UK guys great! My ancestry is English, having sailed on the ship Abigail in 1628. My enthusiasm has been encouraged by all of the very helpful posts. Fast way to get information and collaboration. Regards, Joe
    6 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Book on Sailing Barges
    Chris, Thank for the information, I will look into that book. I started in RC Boating but building and racing several classes of
    sailboat
    s, including several US1Meter class. Being a much better builder than skipper, I was drawn to schooners that many club members had. Got interested in working sailcraft due to the history and the slower, power of these craft. The Gaff Rigged Handbook by Jihn Leather is one of my favorite build guides. Yes, I really like Gaff Rigging. This book was great for lots of rigging details and sails... See photo example. Joe
    6 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Furled sails powered yacht with inboard motor
    Any one with pictures of their Sloop, Yawl, or otherwise where the
    sailboat
    is powered by a small electric motor? The sails furled. My Gypsy did not sail well, but could be modified for power.
    7 months ago by Ron
    Response
    Hatch & Tow Bitts
    Stour-Boy, Hey, great tip, I hadn't thought of that! I like to salvage from anything I can find. You are right, these will solder well. Have to visit the local shop and see if I can get a couple of larger caliber casings. Makes me remember, I build
    sailboat
    s as well and have found a great source for booms, flag poles, etc. ARCHERY SHOPs around here have ranges and tend to collect old shafts minus feathers etc. I let them know I am a model builder and could I buy some old shafts. They pull out a box of about 100 and say take what you want...free. They are mostly Carbon Fiber, so are insanely strong, cut with an abrasive wheel well, hold paint nicely. See my harbor, the SeaTurtle has these for booms. Some of the arrow shafts picked up were a nice aluminium. Regards, Joe
    7 months ago by Joe727
    Blog
    Cabin / Deck Designs
    Hello, Thinking about deck and pilot house designs. Good thing to do while the glue dries. The attach drawing found on the net is making me think about a front ramp as I like these workboats. Just need to keep in mind that it also needs to be a rescue vessel. There is always a need to rescue a
    sailboat
    at the pond. Joe
    7 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    How to RC small boats?
    http://www.mhsd.org/model/howto/servo.htm Anyone done this? Please send me some pictures of your work and anything I should be cautious about when putting this in a small craft? I want to put a small motor in the Comet
    sailboat
    and run it with the sails furrowed.
    7 months ago by Ron
    Forum
    Pretend deck planking
    My
    sailboat
    will have a birch ply deck which I would like to mark making it look like it is planked. What is the best method? Thanks
    9 months ago by steve-d
    Directory
    (Other) SeaTurtle
    Scratch built gaff rigged cutter
    sailboat
    . RC sails, rudder and auxially motor. (Motor: 550) (5/10)
    7 months ago by Joe727
    Blog
    Emma C. Berry
    sailboat
    I took my Emma out for a second "real" water voyage, tethered of course. Overall I am pleased with my progress. I need a more powerful servo to manage the sails and my rudder mechanism needs to be reworked so that it doesn't bind-up short when tacking starboard. https://youtu.be/_IXdwBZyCqE
    11 months ago by carpemoment
    Media
    Endeavour Model near Paris
    This are photos of the biggest and very well made model of the Endeavour, a
    sailboat
    from the beginning of the 20th century. the First photo is of the gentleman that build this fantastic model! I was allowed to publish photos you can see here. I myself feel obliged to stand-out and show the gentleman responsible for this work of art!
    8 months ago by Hellmut1956
    Media
    Carina
    I am continuing to try to learn the way this forum is properly used. I want to publish here my photos of the construction of my
    sailboat
    Carina from scratch that I am publishing here. I will limit myself to photos that are useful to get a general view of the topics I am publishing
    8 months ago by Hellmut1956
    Media
    Carina
    Trying to learn to use this forum properly I am publishing a video that shows an experiment I did to find out how fast the stepper motor could turn. I am using in my model of the
    sailboat
    Carina 2 stepper motors like the one shown in the video to work as a winch to control the position of the sails in a system solution where I am realizing this my own way to implement the sheets as shown on the original
    sailboat
    Endeavour. This requires my sheet control system to control the length of the sheet of the mainsail i.e. over a range of 8.3 meters. This requires the drum which is turned by the stepper motor to make 21 full turns. Details will be published in my report from scratch of building my Carina.
    8 months ago by Hellmut1956
    Response
    Building my Carina
    sailboat
    from scratch
    @RNinMunich: Danke.
    8 months ago by Hellmut1956
    Response
    Building my Carina
    sailboat
    from scratch
    Tag Helmut, Just left click on the Adobe icon so the Media Gallery opens with the larger icon. Left click on [Download], top left corner of the media gallery window. Windows will then ask you if you want to Save or Open the file. left click 'Open', your pdf reader will open it. You can then save it to wherever you want. If you are using a 'Dumbphone' - I don't knowπŸ€” I don't! Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Building my Carina
    sailboat
    from scratch
    I might be foolish, but I am not able to open the pdf files I have attached myself. What do I have to do so that I do not get to see just the image indicating it is a pdf file I have attached, but the pdf file itself? Second question: What I would like to do is that what is in the pdf file would appear online on the screen and I would be adding photos to the text I the way my attached pdf file does contain? When hitting the button on top "Post New Build Update" all I found out what I can do is to write text as I do here and attache a pdf file as I have done previously.
    8 months ago by Hellmut1956
    Response
    Building my Carina
    sailboat
    from scratch
    Part 2:
    8 months ago by Hellmut1956
    Response
    Building my Carina
    sailboat
    from scratch
    Hi Hellmut1956, Take your time with the website. You'll get to learn it! And ask a lot of questions if you need to! Cheers, Ed
    8 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Building my Carina
    sailboat
    from scratch
    Sehr gut gemacht Helmut, Hut abπŸ‘ Du kΓΆnntest im Rubrik 'Build Blogs' weiter machen, siehe links auf den Homepage. Click drauf und dann auf 'Start Your Build Blog' oben links oder rechts. Freue mich schon auf den nΓ€chsten 'Ausgabe'. Alles gute, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Mast fittings
    Hope this helps I no expert but wikipedia explains it. Standing rigging on a fore-and-aft rigged
    sailboat
    . Key: 1. Forestay 2. Shroud 3. (Spreaders) 4. Backstay 5. inner forestay 6. Sidestay 7. (Boom) 8. Running backstays
    8 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    I don't have a smartphone just one to phone and text and that hardly ever. I do have a camera but not used it yet Most pics are downloads or webcam jobs. Hence all the different files. Gulp! Yes change threads. Maybe Pics Files?πŸ‘
    8 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Mornin' John, Hows things 'Ol Mate'πŸ˜‰ Basically on a PC the 'Photos' App built into Windows 10 should do the job. Pic shows the opening window displaying the last photos I downloaded / Stored. i haven't experimented much with it yet but it should find any photos / pics on any drive, stick or memory card on your PC. If you are using a Smartphone I don't know, although most seem to have a 'Gallery' function built in! it will depend on which phone you have and which operating system it uses. Best thing to do there is look at the Apps already installed or in the Google or Microsoft App Stores. More later when I've fiddled with the 'Photos' App a bit more. Better shift to a new thread then as well, afore we're arrested for hijacking😲 (again😁)! At the moment I'm putting the finishing touches to Colin's Taycol Supermarine. Just reassembled it with new bearings and ran some tests using my prototype converter board. Runs fore and aft perfectly on a normal brushed ESC.😊 Will update the 'Supermarine Resurrection' blog shortly. All the best, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Ta Doug!πŸ‘
    8 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Mornin' John, Have an idea, will try it out and get back to you. Cheers, Doug
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Nice on PJ way to go. Doug! do you know of an app that will scan my files and put all pics in one place? I have loads scattered in various files but it's a pain trying to find them all when I want them.πŸ‘
    8 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Just to update -- took advantage of the Sarik Hobbies November discount sale and ordered the full sized plan. That plus the article downloaded from this discussion should get me going!
    8 months ago by Peejay
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Re failed post John, might have been around the same time that I couldn't access the site at all πŸ€” Overloaded I suspect! 😲 Cheers, Doug πŸ€“
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Many thanks for the Snowberry tip John πŸ‘ It's now your fault the Supermarine rebuild is delayed at least six months 😁😁😁 Actually although I have looked at several relevant build articles (without conversions to other navies configurations) I have done a bit on the rebuild. The new bearings have arrived and I've just arranged the fitting in one end plate. πŸ˜‰ More soon, Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Earlier on I tried to reply to a post but it just would not go when I clicked post. I left it and it seems OK now. Trouble is I can't recall which post it was.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘
    8 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Doug re Snowberry build and conversion etc. here is a load of stuff to look at that might help. More if you Google HMCS Snowberry. I read a couple of the R/C conversion ones and a build blog awhile ago.πŸ‘ . Pretty comprehensive. You can have fun reading them all picking out what you find useful. Good luck Mon ami . https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=HMCS+Snowberry+RC+conversion&oq=HMCS+Snowberry+RC+conversion&aqs=chrome..69i57.61585j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜²
    8 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Great! Very glad it worked outπŸ‘ Where there's a will ....! Don't forget to share your build with us in a Blog 😊 All the best, Doug 😎 PS if you like the result please Like the post! 😁
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    WOW! Those came out beautifully. I thought I might have an issue with reading the text, but when I zoomed it up, it is very readable. So now I can get the full sized plan from Sarik Hobbies, who is having a 10% off sale this November, and I will be good to go! Thank you so much! PeeJay
    8 months ago by Peejay
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    G'night all! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    OK, here we go! Bon chance mon ami! πŸ‘ Also PM'ed you, cheers, Doug
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    OK PJ, I'm 'on the job'. Like a dog with a bone, Woof woof! Resultant quality is not as good as in the Reader but better 'n nutt'n! More soonπŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Since it worked for Snowberry, it should be fine, then. Thanks for your persistence!
    8 months ago by Peejay
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Hi PJ, The reader is HTML5 and not a pdf file unfortunately. The reader does have a print command, where you can also select page ranges, but when I try it the prints come out oversize so that there's only about a third of the page actually printed. And yes, I've b******d about with all possible printer settings (on the 3 printers available to me) all to no avail. Seems that the reader App overrides my own printer drivers!😑 Best solution I found up to now, and used this evening to print an HMCS Snowberry conversion article I found in the same issue, is to use Windows 'Snipping Tool' to copy the pages only. Problem with Print Screen is that you also get all the system / app junk around what you really want! πŸ€” Cheers, Doug 😎 BTW on my keyboard the command is [Strg,Druck/S-Abruf] πŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Since I would only be needing magazine sized files, the jpegs should work, too.
    8 months ago by Peejay
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    If the program will let you print, and the magazine is a .pdf, you can select the page range on the print menu. if not, one thing that has worked for me is to do a "Print Screen command," (Ctrl PrtScn) and paste into a document, such as Word.
    8 months ago by Peejay
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Was afraid of that PJ πŸ€” I have a digital subscription to Model Boats! What I can try is to 'Snip' the relevant pages to Jpeg files and post them or mail them to you if that helps? Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Thanks, Doug. Good try. When I went to the link, it asked me for my "pocketmagazines" user name and password. I appreciate your response, though. Cheers!
    8 months ago by Peejay
    Forum
    Wild Duck
    sailboat
    article
    Hi PJ, Not sure if this will work for you but give it a whirl. It's a link to the Online version, without the plan I'm afraidπŸ€”. https://pocketmags.com/onlinereader/html5_reader/false/150060 If it works go to page 10 πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    Miss Maryland
    Huson 24 RC
    sailboat
    wooden hull. I have a small fleet of these. They are extremely stable in high wind. Bought this one online in pretty good condition. Did a lot of smoothing on the epoxy coated hull. I use West Systems epoxy because it flows so well - like paint - and doesn’t stink.
    10 months ago by Cozwhy
    Blog
    Restore An American Nirvana Yacht
    I have by luck, not judgement acquired a second hand 'Nirvana' Yacht, it is a sloop rigged craft that was only sold in America and retailed between $250 and $350 according to the revision version and the year brought. This was a bit of a surprise to me as I only paid Β£10 for it. The Nirvana RC
    sailboat
    was first produced by Megatech in 2002. and is 32in long and the hull& deck are ABS plastic. The quality of the boat is unmatched in the price range, with such features as a lead keel ballast, superior polyester sails that won't mildew, stretch or tear, and fittings that make the boat a dream to sail. The mast and booms are made of carbon reinforced composite that is light and very strong. The Boat hull is in sound condition just a few scratches, there is a hairline crack in the mast area, no radio gear at all. and sails are usable but really need replacing.
    10 months ago by CB90
    Directory
    (Yacht) Miss Maryland
    Huson 24
    sailboat
    wooden hull. in progress refurbish (5/10)
    10 months ago by Cozwhy


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