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>> Home > Tags > sailboat

SeaTurtle by Joe727 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 45"/11900g SeaTurtle Single Propellor Geared to a 550 - Comments: Scratch built gaff rigged cutter sailboat. RC sails, rudder and auxially motor.

top heavy sailboat by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Sailing boats can have a variety of different style keels, so it depends on which type of keel your boat has. Also, just adding weight to the keel will make the boat sit lower in the water, this will make it sluggish, difficult to handle & could cause it to get swamped very easily. If fitted with certain types of keel, it is better to keep the weight as it is & lengthen the keel instead.

Endeavour Model near Paris by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
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!

Carina by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
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

Carina by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
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.

Building my Carina sailboat from scratch by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
@RNinMunich: Danke.

Building my Carina sailboat from scratch by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
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 know🤔 I don't! Cheers, Doug 😎

Building my Carina sailboat from scratch by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
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.

Building my Carina sailboat from scratch by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
Part 2:

Building my Carina sailboat from scratch by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
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

Building my Carina sailboat from scratch by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Sehr gut gemacht Helmut, Hut ab👍 Du könntest 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 nächsten 'Ausgabe'. Alles gute, Doug 😎

Building my Carina sailboat from scratch by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Sorry, I have not yet understood how to publish my report from scratch in this forum. I have attached a pdf archive with what would be my first contribution. This does not look for me to be the right way of publishing here.

Building my Carina sailboat from scratch by Hellmut1956 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
I have started the building from a plan I did purchase. So building from scratch is probably the right term. I am 61 years old and I have spent about a decade working on it. I use to build sailplanes as a kid and I did purchase my last sailplane shortly before leaving the university and there it is. Still, not even started working on it. In 2000 I lost my last job employed and reaching the age of 45 I was told I was already too old. So after a number of years, I did realize that I would not get hired for a job anymore and that reactivating my old hobby was a good thing to do. Being financially limited I decided to switch to a sailboat. Those do not crash as planes do and so building a sailboat from scratch looked to be a real option. I need to comment that I use to be a so-called Field Application Engineer for one of the large US semiconductor companies. Then, the career makes you develop into managerial positions. Disappointed by how salespeople worked and I shifted to sales when moving to another US semiconductor company. My active professional employed life did get me to be a Business Developer Director with one of the largest US telecommunication companies. Due to this history at a certain point of my project of building a sailboat from scratch started to have electronics and informatics becoming the dominant activity. Another topic that influenced about what I am doing on this project was due to now limited financial resources. So I decided to work on improving my workshop and to organize the many items I had been accumulating over the many years. It used to be easier for me to buy something I knew I had somewhere in my workshop. So this also influenced my activities on my workshop. Finally the heavyweight of electronics and informatic aspects of my project I started to build an electronics workbench. Sadly I do have a lot of health problems, 4 strokes, heart-stopping to beat due to side effects of medicine I was taking since I was 19 years old I got a pacemaker. Lately, I am slowed down due to being tired for many hours of the day and by suffering from a reduced concentration capability. As being positive, as having a well organized day and fascination to force that organ between my ears to work so that it can reorganize itself, I am happy working on the diverse subprojects. So the work for my project has become my focus and objective and not finishing the project.

Mast fittings by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
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

Wild Duck Sailboat article by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
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?👍