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Ishimasa. Blue Sonic 600. yacht. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Evenin' Colin, Got any photos of the internals ? "Two sliding lugs" sounds like a linear servo!! What kind of switch, micro, toggle or slider? Sounds odd whatever the switch is😲 Drive motor or winch motor ? Cheers Doug😎

Catheads by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Norm, Why a winch? I believe the catheads are only there to hold the chain away from the side and stop the anchor bashing the hull until it is fully weighed. Hang over from wooden ship days. Or "Small projection from ship’s side just abaft hawser pipe. Used for suspending an anchor when cable is disconnected and used for mooring to a buoy." See pic of 1/192 version from John R Haynes, Cheers Doug 😎

Catheads by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Doug, Your shot of the foredeck is great, but I cannot find any pics of the clump catheads. They must have had some sort of winch, so I assume they were just a heavy protrusion with the winch mounted behind it?

Emma C Berry Schooner Rig by carpemoment Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
Beautiful work. Would you mind sharing some photos/info about your rc setup. Winches used, other servos, etc.

Emma C. Berry Conversion by carpemoment Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
Decided to sail her maiden voyage in a more controlled environment -- our condo pool. Rudder worked fine. Lines for sails got fouled up in the winch quickly. Wind was very light. A lot of sideways movement so I will have to increase the keel. I expected that but was hoping that it would be okay for pleasure cruising but there is clearly not enough underwater resistance to gain much control. With the lines fouled, a sudden 30 foot wave took her over and she turtled. BUT she didn't sink and she was a beauty while it lasted. Funny thing is my maiden cruise in my 14' Cyclone ended with capsizing for a similar reason. Only difference is it had been awhile since I had sailed and I forgot to let off the throttle when the wind picked up and a 100' wave took me over. Recovery with my Emma was much less challenging than with my Cyclone. 😀😉⛵️

Emma C. Berry Conversion by carpemoment Petty Officer   Posted: 6 days ago
Lines and shrouds - check. Winch, rudder servo, ballast -- check, check, and check. Ready for her maiden voyage as soon as a last minute repair on the hatches dries.

Servo choice for yacht by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Me again. I am finding the choice of servos mind-numbingly huge. I feel I should have a new steering servo for Vanity. I have a lot of other servos kicking around and I can only assume they work on a modern Orange Rx, but I'm thinking even a tight wad like me can justify a new servo. I would like it to be a bit lower than the Futaba I currently have out as it has to operate below the bottom of the winch drum and take two Bowden cables to the rudder as the rudder shaft is steeply raked, so only cable operation will do. Any suggestion welcome. I don't need speed or even especially accuracy, although reliability would be nice. 4.8volts too please. Cheers, Martin

Radio in a yacht by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
when it comes to rigging yachts using a drum winch you will need line tensioners to keep the rigging line from coming of the drum and to use the old push me pull me set up ie the control line is in a loop starting and finishing at the winch drum this pic shows the winch drum in my mascotte and you can see the two spring tensioners for the control line and you can also see the exit and entry points for the control line. i use 50lb carb fishing line for the control wire

Radio in a yacht by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
Not sure about the 6v in your winch Martin all I can say is one of my many many models (boats planes and cars) is a one meter racing class yacht, now I can't remember for the life of me which winch servo I fitted, it was 15 years ago. I do not race the yacht now just pootle about the lake and all I have ever used is four Duracell AA 4.8v batteries (other makes are available) in the boat serving the receiver the winch and rudder, the winch works fine, ok in strong winds if tacking X wind the sails may not draw in quickly but I normally wait until I'm turning and the boat is momentarily into wind before winching in (hope that makes sense). I'm sure the serious racing boys will be able to explain further. I can remember using a dedicated 4.8v battery serving my retract servo in a large scale aircraft many years ago but can't remember at the mo' how it was wired into the system. Norman.

Radio in a yacht by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
most 6V sail winches will work fine on 4.8 volts. if you NEED 6V then things get way more interesting. Check to see what voltage your receiver can handle ( some have built in BECs some not). in the event your radio needs nominal 5V ( 4.8) and sail winch 6V then you need a 6V power supply and a BEC to power the receiver. However some sail winches have a built in BEC so you can power your radio via the winch. ( BEC= battery eliminator circuit in effect a voltage regulator )

Radio in a yacht by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Thanks, Norman and Haverlock. When I say pen cells, I mean rechargeable, I couldn't remember the daft modern description of their size (AA, is it?). Having said that I can't even remember the old description now. U16, was it? Anyway those little things that go in clocks and my DAB radio. I bought a load cheap from Lidl's and blow me if they ain't still going strong. If the rechargeables are 1.2 Volts, is there a holder for 5 cells to get 6 Volts? And whilst the Orange Rx can take it and the GWS winch works on 6 volts, what about A.N.Other servo for steering? Can that take 6 volts? Cheers, Martin

Radio in a yacht by Haverlock Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
I would avoid using pen cells you really need rechargeable since they can deliver more current without sagging and a sail winch when pulling in a sail can require quite a bit. The function/channel bit gets me also I remember when you needed 2 channels per surface ( leave out single channel) back when reed was the norm. Early propo systems used function because 4 function was the equivalent of an 8 channel reed setup.( actually 12 channel since it included trims). It now seems that function has been replaced with channel just cos.

Radio in a yacht by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi all, Whilst I can make almost anything, I have absolutely no idea how to install modern R/C gear in a model, much less a yacht. I have an Orange Rx which has 6 channels for some reason, but I only need 2. BTW, when did functions become channels? I grew up with proportional being 2 channels per function. Anyway, that's a 2.4 doodah. I have a GWS sail winch a drum jobbie. I also have a few different servos for the rudder, but I don't know what voltage they are. I will stuff 4 pen cells in a holder and therefore get 4.8 volts, is that right? This will all fit a treat on a removable piece of ply which I can secure with a slider at one end and a wingnut at tother. Said ply with all gear will slide through the main companionway with that item removed. So, how do I know which servos will work for steering? Will they work with a 2.4 Gg set? Or must I buy new? Will the Rx be OK sited near the battery pack and servos? And how the hell does one "bind" the Tx to the Rx? I've had the Tx for 3 years and it ain't yet out of its box. It's a Spektrum Dx5e. I'm using NiMhs in the battery pack as I don't understand LiPos and will only be using the yacht occasionally. And I can charge NiMhs with a wall charger. I have fancy metallic blue thing that does everything, but the Chenglish instructions defeated me, so it hasn't been out of its box either. (Get the impression I ain't big on working models, folks?) Any info/instructions/encouragement gratefully recieved. And anything helpful about rigging the damned thing under the deck is welcome too! No idea where to start there. I have very limited space through companionways and deck lights which are all removable, but smallish, if evenly spaced. Cheers, Martin

Winches by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Sorry Norm, Got a bit carried away 🤔That's HMS Hood, but I strongly suspect that the capstan / anchor chain arrangement would have been very very similar. After all Hood was only 10 years or so later and much from the Dreadnought was used again and/or improved. Suspect that, as you said, foredeck arrangements were virtually identical on the Nelson class. Cheers, Doug 😎

Winches by Gdaynorm Captain   Posted: 10 days ago
Really great, thanks. The view to the bridge is odd. Did she undergo a major refit. The entire bridge looks different.