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CaptLarry

Member Stats
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Member No. 2439
Registered 22nd May 2013
Last Online 22nd Feb 2018
City Rowlett, Texas
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 4
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 14
Photos Posted 12
Likes Received 6
Likes Given 1
39 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
SailingSailing
Since: 27th May 2013
Harbour
Rainbow
Type: Other
Diane
Type: Pleasure Craft
Lightning
Type: Other
Skiff
Type: Other
Sub-Lieutenant
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
15 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 32
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 28
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 33
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 5
Blog Response 3 18
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 1
Received Likes 2 12
185 Total Points
United States
Recent Posts
Most dependable battery by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
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.

Most dependable battery by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Howdy! Of the battery manufacturer ‘s, which one have you found to be the most reliable for LiPo?

Posting Photos - Discussion by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Can I post a short video

Which paint by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Howdy! Minwax makes a product called "Prestain" for woodworking. It also works good as a primer.

What kind of glue can be used for porcelain by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Have a look at the Hobby Lobby website. They carry a cement specifically for ceramics.

Which paint by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
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.

Question about Adhesives by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Howdy! I agree with Adm. Dave. The type of glue you use depends on the application. 👍

Boat Transport by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
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. 💭

52' Coast Guard Lifeboat by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Repost, that's a reunion for those of us that participated In the rescue.

52' Coast Guard Lifeboat by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

52' Coast Guard Lifeboat by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

52' Coast Guard Lifeboat by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Very good. Did you serve on this type of vessel? Just wondering how you chose this class to build.

52' Coast Guard Lifeboat by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Wow! Is the hull laid up, or did you find a premold?

52' Coast Guard Lifeboat by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Here Is some Information on the USCG 52 MLB. www.uscg.mil/d13/docs/factsheet/52.pdf Is this a scratch build or kit?

4th Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Saaaaaa......looks like you all had a great day! Appears to be a fine turnout for your regatta.

Fantail Launch by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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

Ballast & planking repair by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

Cariad Sailing after refit by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Thanks!

Ballast & planking repair by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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?

Cariad Sailing after refit by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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?

Ballast & planking repair by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Dave, How did the test sail go?

4th Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Whow! What a harbour! Wish I could join you all.

Age of steam by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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!

Age of steam by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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 ;-)

HI From Munich by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

Fantail Launch by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

"Rainbow" 1934 J-Boat Class Racer by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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.

Rainbow by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
[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.....

HI From Munich by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
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?

Diane by CaptLarry Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
[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.