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23rd Mar 2018
Last Online
15th Dec 2018

Member Stats
Member No. 4890
Registered 23rd Mar 2018
Last Online 15th Dec 2018
City Raleigh
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 1
Photos Posted 21
Likes Received 14
Likes Given 7
9 Total Posts
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Emma C. Berry
Type: Other
Chief Petty Officer
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
2 points away from Sub-Lieutenant!
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 8
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 2
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 30
Blog Response 3 3
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 7
Received Likes 2 28
98 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Getting Close by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 days ago
I've been trying different configurations for controlling the sails. Finally settled on the winch circular method and managed to get it installed and calibrated. My tether broke the other day. Fortunately, a kayaker came along and graciously retrieved her for me. So I decided it was time to go ahead and add a motor. The drag of the tether was affecting my ability to get control of her. After a few failed attempts, I was able to come up with a configuration that works. Probably way overpowered but I had a spare motor from a defunk helicopter sitting around. AND finally, the beauty of her markings are back. I found a source for new labels (much easier to apply than the original ones that were water based).

Emma C. Berry Sailboat by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
I took my Emma out for a second "real" water voyage, tethered of course. Overall I am pleased with my progress. I need a more powerful servo to manage the sails and my rudder mechanism needs to be reworked so that it doesn't bind-up short when tacking starboard.

drum sail winch questions... by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 6 months ago
I'm dealing with a similar situation. What I cannot see or figure out in any of these setups is how sheeting out the line(s) is handled. In my "real" sailboat, I'm in a constant tug-of-war with the wind trying to pull the sail and line out. When I sail my RC, the wind does not always have the force necessarily pull the line out leaving the line bunched up in and around the winch below deck.

Emma C Berry Schooner Rig by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months 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 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months 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 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months 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.

Emma C. Berry Conversion by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 months ago
Rudder in place and functioning.

Emma C. Berry Conversion by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 months ago
I purchased this kit 30 years ago. I finally finished it 8 years ago as a static model. Recently, I decided to convert it to a remote control model. We displayed it for a few years but when we moved and downsized, it had to go to storage. Overall it survived but the hull had some damage. Also, since I didn't build it with the intent of ever putting it into the water, I had to patch, seal, rethink, etc.

Emma C. Berry by carpemoment Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 30" Emma C. Berry - Comments: Static model I am converting to remote control sail.