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Midwest Cranberry Isle by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 36" Midwest Cranberry Isle Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: 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.

Legal Limit by Krampus Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Original design "Express Cruiser" type boat. Old home-made fiberglass hull built in UK in the 1970s and rescued from previous owner's garage. Model built during April-July 2015. Approx. 1/24 scale. In trying to emulate a Bertram Bahia Mar boat, I ended up with an originally fictitious design. Real life boat could be a 32-footer (9.75m) yacht. 3mm 9v LED navigation lights system. Runs on Mtroniks G2 3A Hyper BEC 6-12V 15A Constant controller, Biao123 A2122 brushless motor, and a NiMH 10.8v battery.

Pinkie Pie by Krampus Lieutenant   Posted: 29 days ago
Model kit made on or about 1969 by defunct German firm Robbe based upon Chris Craft Roamer motor yachts of the era. Hull appears to be inspired on 1950s Chris Craft Constellation series. Model tried to emulate a 46 feet version. I got this one half-built and adapted as a gift for my child inspired in the "My Little Pony" characters. Approx. 1/20 scale. Authentic Chris Craft Roamer 46 measured 46 x 15 feet. It runs with a 4-bladed 40mm metal propeller, 320A 7.2V-16V ESC 30A constant, a NiMH 9.6v battery, and a Mabuchi 540 Motor.

Bademenuss by Krampus Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Altered Krick Lisa M model kit seeking realism. Inspired on 1970s 40, 42 and 43 Hatteras, Uniflite and Viking Double Cabin American yachts. 9v LED navigation lights system. Approx. 1/20 scale. Real life boat could be nearly 39 x 13.7 feet. Similar real-life Hatteras 40 Double Cabin yacht measured 41 x 13.7 feet. Runs with NiMH 9.4v battery, an HPI Racing 1145 Gt 550 Motor 14.4V, and a 40mm 3 blade propeller.😁

what fittings for a plane prop by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Chris and Sonar I bought mine at the Blackpool Show and Brian offered me the top at the same time. I believe he intends to make a part kit in time and the top I and my friend have were from the development stage. Perhaps if you give them a ring and speak to Ann or Brian they will also sell you the top. Certainly makes for a strong boat and is relatively quick to build if you have model aircraft experience. There are running formers on the base so they help keep the model relatively straight in the water. Great fun especially if there is no wind for the yachts or the weed is being problematic. Dave

Design bits by tomarack Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, I can reccommend articles by Ivor Bittle too ... late - but still... 2.12 How to locate the fin and the mast of a model yacht on Ivor B.pages ( ) On his pages you can find very helpfull articles about Thames sailing barges.. Wishing success Tom

USA Boat Clubs by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I don't know how far you are from San Francisco but, How about the San Francisco Model Yacht Club!

Finishing by Westquay Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
If you put a question out there, you'll get an answer. At least you will from me if I know about it and I know about paint. Why on earth do you say acrylic can be put over anything UNLIKE cellulose or enamel. Cellulose maybe, but enamel? You can put enamel over anything. I can even get cellulose over almost anything with my spray gun, but I know how to mist it on. I suggested enamel because it is so completely harmless. Cellulose, apart from mixed Halfords and Zero Paints is no longer available. Acrylic as you know can react even with itself. It doesn't have good pigments and doesn't cover well. Enamel does. I was well aware that the original post was from a new member, so I figured he deserved a straight answer. Not everyone wants a matt or even a satin finish on a model boat if it isn't a Warship or a service vessel. Would you put satin varnish on a Greavette or a Chris Craft, matt paint on a model of a luxury yacht of any age? Of course not. This nonsense about scale effect is just that....nonsense. A shine's a shine whether smaller or larger, otherwise where do you stop? Martin

info on old yachts by Westquay Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
"Oh no, Martin", said my old chum, Peter. "The Uffa Fox connection was that he was a favourite of Prince Philip and Philip and the Queen owned Bloodhound. That's Bloodhound, not Dorade". Well blow me down with a Bosun's whistle. I'm deeeelighted. No offence to our Colonial cousins, but I was a bit miffed that I had to replicate an American boat. But now, I have it from the horse's mouth that the students who he taught way back in the 60s at college had made a model hull in GRP of The Royal Yacht Bloodhound, which had only then become Royal, following on from Bluebottle the famous Dragon. Now I have a very different kettle of fish to model. And they did it in 1/16th scale, so it fits well with my model of "Vanity". Here she is after a clean and just before going up in the loft earlier today. Cheers, Martin

Where do yachties go? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Martin We sail a variety of yachts at my club. As well as the class yachts we have Pond Yachts, Thames Barges, Norfolk Wherry, Pilot cutters, Fishing boats, RN Gunboats, Tall ships and have our own mould for a plank on frame 5' schooner. Most are scratch built and have been built from scaled up plans. We use Posterazor - to magnify to scale. You then print to several pages at your chosen size. I have attached a few pics of some of the models. If you send me a pm I will add you to my U-tube page where there is video of models sailing on the club waters. We also make our own fibreglass moulds and hulls as do many other club's members. Must admit we have not seen any footies but all models apart from IC and fast electric racing boats are welcome. You have no location shown on your profile so it's difficult to suggest where you might find like minded Yachties. Most clubs will have yacht members if the water is suitable so if you look in our Model Boat Club section you may find one near to your location. Dave

Where do yachties go? by Westquay Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Having got very little on my particular interest off the 'Net and having threatened to remove my Classic Model Yacht Page from Facebook, I have to ask "where do yachties go?". I thought model sailing was more popular than it seems to be. I don't mean the boring and ugly Isle of Man boats (IoM), but the older, more beautiful classes or info on the older real classes of yachts for that matter. I was amazed to have my suggestion of a sailing section on the "other" forum accepted, but it's not exactly busy, yet RC Groups, Stateside has not only a sailboats section, but a scale sailboats section! I realise this is still essentially the old fire boat forum with extras, so am not suggesting a sailing section here, but..... The Scale Sailing Association has died with one member! The model barge people no longer mention Norfolk Wherries as they used to, where GRP hull makers still survive (just) they are ruinously expensive, the only section that seems to have any popularity is the appallingly ugly little "footie" things, which I would crush rather than operate! Or banana boats fer Krissakes. Where are all the proper sailing fans? Of beautiful class boats or models of real sailing craft? Martin

glass cloth or tissue? by Westquay Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks, Doug. No, the woodwork really isn't good enough for varnishing and as it's a scale model it has to be painted. Good old British yacht black, with a coppered bottom. I still have a piece of her copper somewhere. It was perfect after 120 odd years! I'll go with the tissue then, thanks for the info. Apparently you can thin epoxy with meths, but I've never found it that thick and I used 25 litres on my full sized canal boat restoration! Supplied free by West as a kind of sponsorship. Hot weather helps, but, as you say it can go off a bit quick if you're not careful with the mix. A guy at the boatyard once mixed way too much to repair his GRP boat and it started to go off in the pot, which then caught fire. A large set of tongs was handy in dunking it in a barrel of water! Cheers, Martin

"Vanity" leaves the building board by Westquay Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi all, I have this afternoon released my model of the Victorian Class C Cutter, "Vanity", from her building board. First surprise was how light it is! I really can't believe how light. Being a plank-on-edge craft she is very deep draughted and with such a light weight she should be able to carry her ballast internally which is much the preferable way for me. Now the really hard stuff begins. Preparing the inside of the hull to take the strains of the various bits of standing rigging, somewhere to fix my patent dual sail winch and get the deck all levelled and cambered correctly. She had a very complex deck, with teak covering boards joggled round the bulwarks, which were simply extensions of her doubled oak frames, then narrow boards (on the model 3/16th") deck panks which follow the covering boards as all good yachts should, but unusually, Vanity did not have a King plank and so there is no joggling of the inner ends of the planks, but they must, of course, all meet perfectly. The deck furniture was also rather splendid as she had a roundhouse aft, glazed and several companionways and deck lights, plus the usual Samson post and bitts. Her tiller was a huge lump of mahogany about 6 feet long. The level of woodwork throughout was like this:- That's how she looked when I lived aboard her in Burnham-on-Crouch She was like this when sailing Cheers, Martin

Scale Sail Association by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I heartily agree about the 'Footies', seems a bit of a waste of time to me, but what do I know? Only contact I had with model yacht kit was using a sail winch for the paravane winch on my destroyer HMS Hotspur. That's the original in my profile pic BTW. 😎

Scale Sail Association by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
or maybe this guy, a Yorkshireman who emigrated to the US and married. Ah True Love! Seems he continued his model yacht business there. 😎