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Trying to trace a boat by sailorboy61 Seaman   Posted: 4 days ago
Models by Design, one of their fishing boats eg Cygnus?

Our Ben Fishing Boat by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I have purchased a fishing boat as part of a boat bundle on ebay, It looks like a Cygnus DS25 hull. I intend to remove the deck that has been fitted very high, change the wheelhouse and make it into a small netting boat on a 16th scale. The name is for my Nephew who has enjoyed watching me make my other models and loves coming to the lake with me. This way he can have a boat of his own!

"Exuberent" DH142 by Ballast Admiral   Posted: 4 months ago
South Devon Crabber :- Cygnus GM 32' 1/12 Scale. Donor hull 32" fitted out/scratch built. Replica of actual vessel that floundered off Weymouth in 1983. Model build started in 1981 and completed in 2018 !!!

Cygnus GM32 by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Nice work so far! My last build was a GM 33. I’m not great with electrics but have similar engine to you with a 700mm screw. Will be watching your model take shape, love a good fishing boat!

Cygnus GM32 by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Cygnus GM32 I am using these Hobbyking ones Links to setup the ESC on Lipo and Niamh. I have used them on 12 volts , but, they will not work on 6 volts. You can crash straight from forward into reverse !!! Running a 70mm 3blade on one Hellen fishing boat (weight 14 pounds) and a 60mm brass 3 blade on the other Hellen.

Cygnus GM32 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
My latest project, Cygnus GM32. Going to be a fwd wheelhouse, other detail not decided yet! Any one have any build detail of running gear used successfully on other boats? I've made a Skeg and rudder and fitted a 65mm prop direct to a 700 size 5000rpm motor which draws 14amps in water. Any suggestions on esc would be welcome other than the screaming mtroniks I have now!

Cygnus GM32 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 32"/10000g Cygnus GM32 Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 65mm) Direct Drive to a 700 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Undecided (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Work in progress, would welcome any information on Cygnus GM32 builds. Have motor and rudder installed, now onto gunwales, deck and fwd wheelhouse.

Cygnus DS25 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 20"/1000g Cygnus DS25 Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a Graupner speed 500 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks 20 (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Models by design DS25. Open fishing boat used mainly as a rescue boat and when I want a nice quiet motor around the lake!

Cygnus Revenge 38 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 38"/6000g Cygnus Revenge 38 Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 25mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 800 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (12v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks 40 x2 (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Models by design Cygnus Revenge 38. Made strong to tow lures. Twin screw, twin esc, twin rudder. Nice speed on the water, not excessive! and very stable in chop.

Sails back on by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Nice ideas Martin, I did the VOR as a challenge from my company (Musto / Helly Hansen). It was in one of my stores looking sorry for itself! I am more into a working trawler or Gill netter... been working on Cygnus style boats recently (see blogs Emily PII and Emily PIII) but am thinking my next one could be a steel boat as I do like a bit of rust!!!

Emily P III by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 months ago
This is another scratch build fishing boat. The hull is a models by design Cygnus GM33. 16th scale. This one will be a pure trawler. I am going for an aft wheelhouse this time! The prop shaft and rudder have been purchased but all other running gear will be shared with Emily P III.

Back in the hot tub! by Ballast Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi GrahamP74. Sorry but I have just seen your pics of the boat in the hot tub. I hope you don't mind if I make an observation but I think she rides a little high in the water at the stern ! Cygnus always advise that the lowest part of the transom should be about 25/26cms below the water at the lowest point which in 1/12 scale terms is 2.5cms. How much ballast have you got in her and where? I have attached a photo of mine for your info also one of the real deal to demonstrate what I mean. I have a 4lb divers belt weight in mine in the stern over where the prop shaft exits the hull and two six volt batteries amidships which weigh 4lbs each = total ballast 12lbs. You look to have the same amount of deck clutter so that is about what I would be putting in yours. As I say, it's just an observation but if you have a look at any Cygnus boat in any harbour that seems be the rule of thumb. Hope you don't mind me picking up on this. Alan. Ps the bow looks just a tad high above the waterline as well.

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi! I've borrowed with pride an idea from ballast who is doing a blog on his 12th scale Cygnus. I have recently purchased two action figures from eBay and with a bit of paint and some yellow marigold gloves will be making them some oilskins. Not sure what boat you want them for but action figures can be painted to suit. Total cost for my figures was just over £2 (marigolds acquired from the sink....) Graham

Emily P II by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
This will be a scratch built inshore fishing boat. She will be rigged for trawling and netting. The hull was purchased on Preloved for £20. I will be making the model in the scale 1:12. All elements will be scratch built with the exception of the wheel house which has been moulded by Andy at Models by Design. I believe the hull is a Cygnus GM38 or very similar.

Wheelhouse for Emily P II by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 5/10] - Comments: I ordered a Cygnus wheelhouse from Models by Design. Windows and door cut out. I have constructed the interior out of 2.5mm PVA board which I will paint to replicate wood. I will be adding a sink and a small cooker to the galley on the aft wall. I have cut the cooker area out but still have to cut the sink.