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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. 💭
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
[Score: 8/10] 26"/800g Rainbow - Comments: 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.....
Howdy! I too, am new to the site altho I have been building for some time. Like you I have built a lot of model aircraft, and have transitioned Into boating. I guess I was tired of picking up pieces, and the expense. I have several scale kits to build (Colin Archer 414 Is one), but I think with the never ending wind here In Texas a RC land sailer would be fun. Maybe something solar %uD83D%uDE0E! One resource for RC sets, parts, fittings, building materials, kits, tools,etc., Is Tower Hobbies.com. I know that they do ship world wide. Dumas Boats has a variety of fittings for most any scale. For LED lighting I found a web site MiniInTheBox, and still exploring what It has to offer. I have traveled quite a bit, but I have not made It to Germany, or GB. Still on my "bucket list". How Is your boat project progressing?
[Score: 8/10] 19"/600g Diane Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 15mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Midwest (3 Blade) - Comments: 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.