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    (Other) Rainbow
    Display model of a 1934 "America's Cup" J-Boat Class Racer. Currently under construction. This model has some great rigging detail. "Mariner" thinks so too..... (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Diane
    Fantail Launch by Midwest. Steam engine by Midwest. Duration of single speed engine run depends on amount of fuel (sterno) in the fire box, and distilled water in the boiler. it runs great! Set up for R/C, rudder only. I have a video of it running. (Motor: Midwest) (8/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: One problem down one to go
    6 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cash,
    They are somewhat, still a plaining hull is affected by propeller torque. It is a function of ascending and descending blade caused by pitch attitude, and direction of blade rotation. This is why runaway boats veer off to the left when the helm is unattended (eventually causes helm hard-over).
    Are you running a 2 or 3 bladed screw?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: One problem down one to go
    6 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Oh by the way, that is with rudder amidships.....if you have very much freeboard, windage may affect the accuracy of your test.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: One problem down one to go
    6 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cash,
    Is your PT a single screw? If so, then your turning problem is related to propeller torque. Common on all displacement hull single screw vessels. You can test this at slow (idle) speed by putting it in forward and noting the direction of turn...then put it in reverse and noting direction of backing turn....if it is opposite = torque. I teach new skippers how to u-turn a sailboat in close quarters utilizing this torque (walking the boat).
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    πŸ“ Other than boat building, what authors do you read?
    6 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nerys,
    In your pursuit of Seamanship, have you cracked the cover of β€œChapman: Piloting and Seamanship”?
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    πŸ“ Other than boat building, what authors do you read?
    6 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am reading the series by Patrick O’Brian that centers around the Royal Navy about Nelson’s time. If you are not up to speed on square rigger terminology, and 1800’s sailor lingo it could be a difficult read. You might recall a movie β€œMaster and Commander” following Capt. Jack Aubrey and Dr. Maturin.
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    πŸ“ E poxy coating boat hull.
    6 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just a note: I have had good luck using the disposable foam brushes with epoxy and denatured alcohol, thereby eliminating having to pick out stray brush hairs. Foam holds up really good.
    Unless you want to make your boat have that manly, half shaven look......πŸ’€
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    πŸ“ E poxy coating boat hull.
    6 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have been doing the same thing....experimenting with airbrushing the final coat with a colored epoxy mix. Too thin, and it tends to run on a vertical surface.....soooo, viscosity and air pressure is the balance to seek. I have to work in my garage, so I suspended operations till the temperature stabilizes above 20C.....cooler than that and it just does not want to adhere and set properly. My test pieces came out beautiful....good durable finish! As it warms I would like to try 5 min. Epoxy.

    Good luck!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 39' Windboats Fairwind - planking and decking
    6 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What sort of stain did you use so that the glue would adhere on assembly? And type of glue....
    Quite detailed.....very niceπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Yacht rigging help.
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    πŸ“ Yacht rigging help.
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A simple blade keel with long fishing weights attached to the foot might work. A 90Β° bend at the hull attachment point, and through mounted to the hull. Fill edges with epoxy. Not scale looking, but functional.
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    πŸ“ Yacht rigging help.
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    If it is a β€œloose footed” jib, I don’t think you need the bowsprit....the jib is supposed to overlap the main just a little to create a β€œslot” that accelerates the air past the leading edge of the mainsail. This produces more β€œlift” for greater power. Otherwise, rig the jib boom β€œclew” as close to the mainmast as you can.
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    πŸ“ Yacht rigging help.
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is a ketch rig....the jib (foresail) is self tending, and the β€œtack” is pivoted to the forestay which appears to be missing. If it is a β€œfull”rig the forestay will will go to the top of the mast...a 3/4 rig will go to just above the spreaders.
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    πŸ“ Racing Sloop
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The temperature has warmed up, so I have started glassing the hull. I have been experimenting, and have found a way to apply a colored finish much like gelcoat.....but more durable. I will post the procedures in a later post.
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    πŸ“ Racing Sloop
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I did not like the sails that came with this kit, so I made some new ones with room for hems and a bolt rope while keeping the full size of the sail area. The ladies at the fabric store were very helpful with their terrific ideas, materials, and construction hints. Consult the experts for success!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Oerlikon gun and other things.
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cash,
    The flux will clean a little as you solder, but it causes the solder to run where ever the flux flows to. A dry surface cleaned with Isopro will help you keep the solder where you want it.....experiment with it, and you will see that it takes less heat and solder for your application.
    Another thing that helps is to β€œshock” your iron tip each time before your next solder application. When it comes up to temperature, wipe the tip on a wet/damp sponge...this removes old flux residue and tired solder...gives you a fresh iron tip for a cleaner joint, and new solder flows smoother. Again, less heat and less solder.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Oerlikon gun and other things.
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cash,
    I was looking closely at your brass solder joints. Are you cleaning your brass tubing, and solder with isopropyl alcohol before you solder it together? It gets rid of oxidation, and makes a smoother solder joint.
    Just a hint...
    OW....PT lookin’ good! πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Racing Sloop
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    BTW......still no response from Dumas.
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    πŸ“ Racing Sloop
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Things are moving slow....I am at the fiberglass stage, and without a heated garage it is too cold (-8) to work outside. So I am content to piddling with small stuff. I don’t like the sails that came with the kit, as there is no room for a bolt rope or sail hem. I think I found a fabric store that carries the Dacron I need.
    OWOK
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    πŸ“ Racing Sloop
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Things moving slow....this super cold Weather is putting a hold on doing fiberglass work. Soooo....I am just piddling with small stuff.
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    πŸ“ Masks
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have the same hearing loss situation (Aviation) you all have, and the mask aggravates trying to communicate. There was a person at the Post Office wearing a clear plastic mask that resolved this problem quite well (ability to lip read). I looked it up, not cheap....but it did work..

    https://www.amazon.com/Transparent_Face_Mask-Reusable-Bandan...
    https://www.amazon.com/Transparent_Face_Mask-Reusable-Bandanas-Breathable-Expression/dp/B08LD2QBZD/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=clear+plastic+face+mask&qid=1613732204&sr=8-5
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Binnacle
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I found a way to keep my brass from tarnishing without lacquer.....I just wax it with a polymer auto wax....It seals the surface from oxidation. This works well on gel coats, and polished aluminum.
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    πŸ“ Adhesive's
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Project Farm

    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC2rzsm1Qi6N1X-wuOg_p0Ng

    This is to his main listing....go through his list to find your interest.
    https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC2rzsm1Qi6N1X-wuOg_p0Ng
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    πŸ“ Adhesive's
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    BTW......”Project Farm” also has postings on testing CA and aliphatic glues.
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    πŸ“ Adhesive's
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    There is a you-tube posting called β€œProject Farm”....one of his post is comparing different epoxy types and brands. He is quite subjective in his test, and not sponsored by any manufacturer. Have a look....he is open to test most anything you suggest.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Racing Sloop-2
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes, I sent Dumas a message. Wait and see what their response will be.
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    πŸ“ Racing Sloop-2
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The build on the sloop is going slow. The kit is basically a POS, incomplete instructions, and poor materials. Certainly, what I would NOT expect from Dumas. If this was designed as a beginner kit, forget it! The die cutting is incomplete, and inaccurate. The so-called quality materials are a true extension of the truth, the balsa supplied crumbles when you handle it. Sooooooo……
    I have substituted the balsa with basswood, remade several frames from hobby ply, put bolt ropes in the leading edge of the sails so they will rig correctly, and will glass the hull with 3/4oz. fiberglass cloth. It is a good thing I know how to sail, because this helps to understand the vague rigging instructions.
    This might make a good beginner boat, but built under the supervision of an experienced modeler.
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    πŸ“ Racing Sloop
    7 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I found this neat little pond free sail, β€œRacing Sloop” by Dumas. Decided to build it for my Grandchildren’s enjoyment. Boat specs= LOA- 43cm, Beam- 12.5cm, Depth (waterline to keel bottom)- 7.5cm. The main and jib are boomed for self-tethering. I plan to glass the hull for durability, and probably expanding foam between bulkheads/ frames for flotation.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: U.S. Coast Guard 40' UTB 40535
    8 months ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Howdy!
    I worked on the 40 footer in Port Angeles, WA.....followed by the 41 and 44. Greatjob, triggers some fond memories.....
    USCG(ret)
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    πŸ“ getting old
    2 years ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 45 RBM
    2 years ago by CaptLarry ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What temperature setting did you find works best without discoloring the brass? Did you use a silver solder, or just general purpose plumbers solder?
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