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San Pedro by Harbor Models! by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
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 sailboats? 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

Revised Gypsy by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
The little 15” sailboat never preformed well, so I am making some alterations to the keel, adding furled sails and a small inboard motor.

DMI 'Pirat" by Smaragd Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
[Score: 7/10] 22"/1000g DMI 'Pirat" - Comments: 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.

robbe smaragd by Smaragd Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 55"/13000g robbe smaragd Powered by NiCad (6v) Batteries - Comments: 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

Book on Sailing Barges by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Don't forget Mersey Nobbys style='background-color:yellow;'>sailboats&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=fEOcJLd1Lxt5CM%253A%252CBPsj5bxGmE8CFM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kTWKzKjXGx4NwUO8KuLfZiPlmqi2g&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjkiuvBjvbfAhV8WhUIHXiCBskQ9QEwDHoECAMQDA#imgrc=fEOcJLd1Lxt5CM:👍

Guestbook Post by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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 Sailboats, 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

Book on Sailing Barges by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Chris, Thank for the information, I will look into that book. I started in RC Boating but building and racing several classes of sailboats, 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

Furled sails powered yacht with inboard motor by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Hatch & Tow Bitts by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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 sailboats 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 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

Cabin / Deck Designs by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
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

How to RC small boats? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago 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.

SeaTurtle by Joe727 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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