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6 Volts of Course of Course! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Captain's Log: The right battery for the job! I found a battery that volts and amp's are just right! The most important thing the right weight! The battery weigh's in at 3 lbs. 1 ounce. Which is just right for the Brooklyn! Give or take a once or two.... But, can be adjusted to trim the water line! The battery is a 6 volt 8.5 amp battery. Which will power Brooklyn for 2.5 hours. Or 1.6 hours with her smoking unit on! Brooklyn will run on 5.2 amps with the smoker. Or 4.0 amps with out the smoker! Unfortunately you live and learn. I tried using the batteries from. Serenity, she's 12 volts 2.5 amps! This was no good, not enough power! Also the 12 batteries weigh too much! So, A 6 volt battery was the way to go! Next is replacing the motor and smoker! Am expecting the motor this morning! Will soon order the smoker! And again she will be completed. For a spring launching!👍

New Batteries! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Captain's Log: Well, I order new batteries for the Tug Brooklyn. I placed the order about a week ago. I received them last night! Before I continue let me say this. I was using the Batteries from Tug Serenity AKA Jersey City! Those Batteries are 6 Volts at 2.5 Amps! For a total of two! I saw what I thought were the same battery. Only at 6 Volts at 8 Amps. For a total of 12 Volts at 8 Amps! Well the batteries are huge! I had to take all of the Forward ballast out of Tug Brooklyn! Even then she's a bit bow heavy. But, I really want the extra Power! Because Tug Brooklyn is a 12 Volt Tugboat! Take a look at the Batteries side by side. It's a good thing there's enough room in her forecastle! I'm putting the Batteries end to end and they fit! Oh, the Batteries weigh 6.5 LBS!😱

just need cable (wire)... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Probably John, exacerbated by too little exercise. I always was an 'economy of effort' man 😉 and I get bored to death doing exercises for exercise's sake😤 Didn't last a month at the fitness centre. Was bad for my blood pressure - all those pretty ladies in tight shorts 😲 Re St Francis; sure he knew a thing or two, but apparently there are no sources to attribute that wisdom to him. Mine is one of the more popular variants of the Serenity Prayer, by the American Protestant theologian Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr in 1942. Being an agnostic I removed the God reference (was only arrogant enough to say atheist in my youth😉) Cheers, Doug 😎 Sorry to hear the wheels fell off your chair 😱 You just can't get quality these days can you!?😁 The original Serenity Prayer- God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen. Full version of the original (ca. 1942) Amazing where a mundane topic like wire can lead!! (No pun intended🤔)

Spotlight Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Spotlight is now completed! I have to solder the port & Starboard Lights! Anyway that's a small project on it's own! Unlike Serenity the Brooklyn isn't going to have a working spotlight! It's not in the budget!😲

Tug Serenity! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
Thanks, Donnieboy I plan to take her out when the weather gets better! I'll make another video of her. maybe take my barge along as well. My Brooklyn tug may not be completed for this season!

Tug Serenity! by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
Excellent.Nice colours you chose.Love to see it running in the open when the weather cooperates.

Tug Serenity! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 months ago
Tug Serenity bathtub trails circa 2015!

Bondo the keel! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 months ago
The Keel on the Brooklyn. Has a gap from where it meets the hull. It's recommended to use Bondo. Which is a auto mobile body filler! There is a lot of sanding. Required after you Bondo the hull. When I built Serenity aka Jersey City by Dumas. I remember having to do the same procedure! The folks at Dumas. Say the Bondo won't crack. Well mine did, it was a small crack. which I used zap-a-gap on! Note: Mix the Bondo (P38) just right. So it doesn't crack later on!

Serenity by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 8/10] 30" Serenity Capable of 6mph and a runtime of 120mins Direct Drive to a Mother nature Controlled Through Futaba 27Mhz ESC - Comments: A wooden yacht that I am told is based on a fiesta (but presumably not the ford version) A fast and responsive sail and enjoyable. It had sticky back plastic deck accesses but I disliked them and made up balsa hatch covers instead, varnished in clear varnish they are more pleasing to my eye despite the lessening of water protection. can anyone recognise the design?

Serenity by Baggie Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Looks great. 👍

Fairplay X - Plastic Magic! :-) by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
OK, here is Serenity on my workbench! I told you the workbench is a mess. My other boats are on a table I found while taking my daily walk! the last picture is of my Barges. I've got one last Barge to spray.... My problem is if I tidy up, I'll misplace my things! Oh, and my area of toys! Believe it or not. I have found each and every toy I have on the dresser... Except for the Controllers.... And my Volere.

What wood to use for a Boat Stand by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
OK, I'm back to making the bow support for my boat stand! No wood of fret saw to be had. Eventually Serenity will have a proper boat stand made. This time I cut out three pieces instead of two. I will laminate them using contact cement. Lets see how that goes.....

San Pedro Push Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Mark The one you have what are it's dimensions, See my tug Serenity is 36" x 7.1/2" and the San Pedro is 30" x 12" Is it big enough for them? also where did you get it from?

Engine Sound Effects by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Steve Sure is a lot of money for sound effects, I have a Diesel engine sound affects in my tug serenity. and when the tug is far out I can't here it! so is it really worth an investment of £165 is it! That's practically half the value of another model. for that kind of purchase I hope it comes with Auto Pilot, LOL 😊 I would keep on searching the web, to see if you can find something more economical. unless this is really what you want. Ed

My Timmy 2 by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
I guess all grandpa's are the same all over, I have a 36" Tugboat named after my grand daughter "SERENITY" I know how you feel Grand Kid's are the best...