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>> Home > Tags > sailboat

Marblehead all set to go by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
The owners of this sailboat are putting it in the water today after nearly a year in the repair shop. Should go like a graceful greyhound. I will post more photos as they come to me.

Marblehead Sailboat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
All done and ready to sail. I took it to an outdoor swimming pool at a neighbours and did a Sytems check; Stability; All was fine and I suspect this is going Go like a greyhound on the lake! Put in a new sail winch robbe #8336; rudder servo is HiTec HS-322HD

drum sail winch questions... by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I'm dealing with a similar situation. What I cannot see or figure out in any of these setups is how sheeting out the line(s) is handled. In my "real" sailboat, I'm in a constant tug-of-war with the wind trying to pull the sail and line out. When I sail my RC, the wind does not always have the force necessarily pull the line out leaving the line bunched up in and around the winch below deck.

10 Rater by don6398 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Brian Over hear in the US we have the american model association has all specs on all model sailboats . I have a 10 rater which is 60 inches long 18 inches wide. The keel on my looks same as yours. My boat is scratch built. Make the rudder out of Fiberglass it worked for me😊.

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, in last wekend I participated in the open championship Footy in South Moravia, near Znojmo .. in Vyrovice , Vyrovice dam. The technique betrayed me, footy ruder servo burned during race. Then I participated in open regata with my barge Capricorn. It was my first race. my model also had the first opportunity to sail on "big water". It turned out that I need to adjust the sails to add and manage a large jib servo. Technique was against me once more..maybe battery collapsed after first round in second race. At home I found..battery Ok , but something collapsed .. Weather nice and hot, but the wind was very weak, so the models of the racing sailboats were the first .. My photos..> I placed on board Capricorn deck cam, but after about 20 minutes the battery was discharged, i did not expected it... and I didn't expect the battery discharge will be so quick... Deck cam > greetings Tom

soling sailboats by GARTH Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
finally some nice weather for a sail boat race at Hamilton sod farm pond . May 20 2018 my soling is the last in line & has a watermelon deck or maybe it's salmon

Enjoying seeing Real Sailboats by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
We were enjoying watching the sailing on Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington, last night.

Wianno Senior scratch build is progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I will be installing the servos, rudder post, and receiver before adding the deck. Project has been helped by William Lawrence a member of the Wianno Senior Association with many photos and video links. Plus his own experiences being an owner of one of these fine sailboats. That is him in the blue&white hulled boat seen in the photos.

Sail Winch Servo Identification by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
In a Marblehead Sailboat the sail servo has a sticker on the side. It reads: D.H.Andrews 48 Aberdale Road Leicester, LE2 6GE England The Servo is glued in the plywood base so the phone number cannot be read. The Servo indentification number is missing. Can anyone assist with identifying this Servo, and who D.H.Andrews is? This Marblehead Sailboat built and purchased in Toronto,Ontario, Canada.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Back to your display, Colin, very impressive array in your Harbour. I see why you were interested in where the Gypsy sailboat came from. You get the plans off the computer or I can get you one.

Marconi sail plan by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I was in contact with Nat, at: where he said I should stay with a Marconi sail for the Gypsy sailboat. I must make a small Jib and Main sail. I bought some polyester material that is water resistant at a local fabric store. Not much required, but I know that one can not just cut from a 2D plan the cloth and attach it to the mast and boom. I have been studying how to make a Dacron sail.

Marblehead by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Ready go sailing! Added a Robbe sail winch and HS-322HD. Chose not to make a continuous loop for the winch but decided upon a single elastic sheet line which keeps tension on the winch w/o getting twisted up under the spools.

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hull ready for rudder installation.

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Just keeping switch is closed!

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hope your mind wasn't finished off Ron 😉 km's solution is not very scale though is it?? In essence Dave_M is correct that the toggle switches I depicted are not completely sealed. But the ball pivot of the toggle is nowhere near so open and vunerable as the long slot in a slide switch🤔 Sure there are fully sealed versions but be prepared to dig deeper in your pocket for them (watch out for the moths 😉😉) Attached pics show toggle switches hidden under a hatch on the main deck of my destroyer. Hmm, must redo the legends!! A drop of WD40 or machine oil now and again keeps the moisture out and they have done sterling work for 20 odd years now. Further advantages are that the contacts and wiper are self cleaning and can handle more current than a slide switch. 😉 Switches and monitoring /test sockets are mounted on an alu bracket fixed just under the main deck. Cheers Doug 😎 PS: on my subs I use a standard slide switch for the RX, cos its mounted in a (hopefully😲) sealed pressure hull anyway 😊 Whatever, have fun. Cheers Doug 😎