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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)
    (Other) Lightning
    A free sail kit by Dumas. Nice mahogany decking, cloth sails. (8/10)
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    πŸ“ North Texas Shipwrights RC boat club
    25 days ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Fantastic! When and what time do you meet?
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    πŸ“ Most dependable battery
    2 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    I guess it all depends on the care and feeding of your battery pack with regards to its longevity and performance.
    Thank you for your replies.

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    πŸ“ Most dependable battery
    2 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Howdy!

    Of the battery manufacturer β€˜s, which one have you found to be the most reliable for LiPo?

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    πŸ“ Posting Photos - Discussion
    2 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Can I post a short video

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    πŸ“ Which paint
    3 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Howdy!
    Minwax makes a product called "Prestain" for woodworking. it also works good as a primer.

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    πŸ“ What kind of glue can be used for porcelain
    3 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Have a look at the Hobby Lobby website. They carry a cement specifically for ceramics.

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    πŸ“ Which paint
    3 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Model Master makes a very good acrylic that airbrushes easily right from the jar, and I have had very good results on a variety of mediums.

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    πŸ“ Question about Adhesives
    3 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Howdy!

    I agree with Adm. Dave. The type of glue you use depends on the application. πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Boat Transport
    5 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Speed and tire pressure make a difference on how much bounce you get. Probably add your picnic cooler for weight. Some folks here in Texas add shock absorbers to their small animal trailers to get rid of excess bounce. πŸ’­

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    πŸ’¬ 52' Coast Guard Lifeboat
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Repost, that's a reunion for those of us that participated in the rescue.

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    πŸ’¬ 52' Coast Guard Lifeboat
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    I'm going West for a MV Prinsendam rescue (USCG, Oct.4,1980, Gulf of Alaska), and I will make it a point to visit one of the "Aces". Sorry I will not make their get together on 4 Aug. (USCG Birthday).
    Thanks for the great information! You have a classic! I bet the Coast Guard Museum in Seattle would like to see your accomplishment.

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    πŸ’¬ 52' Coast Guard Lifeboat
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    R that. I have spent some time on the 44's, and 82's. There were only 4 52's, and I'm not sure if any are still around. I heard when Grays Harbor got the new 47's, they turned over the old 44's to a Sea Scout Ship which still maintains them.

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    πŸ’¬ 52' Coast Guard Lifeboat
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Very good. Did you serve on this type of vessel? Just wondering how you chose this class to build.

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    πŸ’¬ 52' Coast Guard Lifeboat
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Wow! is the hull laid up, or did you find a premold?

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    πŸ’¬ 52' Coast Guard Lifeboat
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Here is some information on the USCG 52 MLB. www.uscg.mil/d13/docs/factsheet/52.pdf
    Is this a scratch build or kit?

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    πŸ“ 4th Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Saaaaaa......looks like you all had a great day! Appears to be a fine turnout for your regatta.

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    πŸ’¬ Fantail Launch
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Howdy,
    It runs pretty good. The 3 blade screw pushes it right along.
    Have you had your engine running since you put it together? I've been experimenting with different types of fuel, one that would be more controlable with temperature to try and limit output. Right now its all or nothing.
    I'll post a video soon.

    Larry

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    πŸ’¬ Ballast & planking repair
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    The scale rudder looks good, but appears it does not have much steering authority. I use a long, narrow, airfoil shaped rudder on my full sized sailboat and she turns on a dime. The rudder also extends as deep as the keel. Maybe if the keel was more narrow, but deeper the boat would not have so much to piviot on. As you stated a rig to sail, a rig to show.

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    πŸ’¬ Cariad Sailing after refit
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks!

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    πŸ’¬ Ballast & planking repair
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    How did you determine the placement of the keel in order to make the vessel sit straight and level in the water? Weight and depth of keel for proper righting moment?

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    πŸ’¬ Cariad Sailing after refit
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Dave,
    You did well. The weight distribution of the keel makes her look natural on the water.
    That stand looks great, can I copy it?

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    πŸ’¬ Ballast & planking repair
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Dave,
    How did the test sail go?

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    πŸ“ 4th Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Whow! What a harbour! Wish I could join you all.

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    πŸ“ Age of steam
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for the advice, well received. This little engine (oscillator) is soooooo simple, that any attempts to throttle it just causes it to stop. However, when up and running it propels the boat just fine. I think I'll just leave it as is.
    The only boat clubs I have found here are only racing clubs, sail and speedboat. That's why I enjoy this site, you all are interested in classic boating!
    Thanks again!

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    πŸ“ SailingSailing
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    πŸ“ Age of steam
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    I have a simple single speed, single cylinder, In a Launch. Does anyone have an economical approach for controling the speed via R/C? Well, just short of letting It run out of fuel ;-)

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    πŸ“ HI From Munich
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    I understand about not having tools or materials. Sometimes I start into a project, only to discover I did not think it through thoroughly, and spend most of the time "parts chas'in" arrrgggggg.....!!!
    Howz your weather there today? Unusually cool here today for a Texas Spring. Taking time out to watch the indy 500.

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    πŸ“ Fantail Launch
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    This is a fun boat!
    With a steam engine that really runs, it is quite a crowd pleaser.
    The tank and parts are brass, and silver soldered together. The heat source is sterno, placed in the tray and Ignited. This boils distilled water in the boiler, which is vented to the piston. The hole in the freeboard is the "exaust".
    I'll have to post a video of it operating.

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    πŸ“ "Rainbow" 1934 J-Boat Class Racer
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    This Is a kit #974 by Midwest, and Is designed for display. The parts are die cut basswood and mahogany. Fittings are brass, with some acessories plastic. Everything Is a build-up, Including the mast and boom.
    The hull: mainframes were assembled on the keel, and attached to a strongback for planking. Bow, stern, and keel blocks were Installed. The whole thing Is sanded to shape, sins filled, epoxied, and painted. Currently where I am now.

    Mariner Is my QA.

    The Wife and I like lighthouses and boats.

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    πŸ“ (Other) Rainbow
    6 years ago by CaptLarry ( Master Seaman)
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    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)

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