|||
Current Website Support
82
Contributors
21
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal πŸ…
Β£10
Β£15
Β£25
Β£50
Subscribe for your gold medal πŸ…
Β£1
Β£3
Β£5
Β£10
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Registered
    30th Aug 2020
    Last Online
    20th Mar 2021
    cjanik001
    Member Stats
    Stats
    Member No.#5970
    RegisteredπŸ“…30th Aug 2020
    Last OnlineπŸ“…20th Mar 2021
    CityπŸ“Katy
    CountryπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈUnited States
    Gender♂️Male
    AgeπŸ‘ΆNot Provided
    PostsπŸ’¬17
    FollowersπŸ“£0
    Likes ReceivedπŸ‘50

    πŸ’¬ Send Private Message
    Members Following
    Follow cjanik001
    cjanik001 hasn't any followers yet
    0 Followers
    Recent Activity
    Liked The Final Reveal. 27 days ago
    Liked Electronics installation continues.... 2 months ago
    Liked Scullduggery 7 months ago
    Liked HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT 8 months ago
    Master Seaman
    Ranks Points
    Fleet Admiral 10,000
    Admiral 8,000
    Vice Admiral 6,000
    Rear Admiral 5,000
    Commodore 4,000
    Captain 3,000
    Commander 2,500
    Lieutenant Commander 2,000
    Lieutenant 1,600
    Sub-Lieutenant 1,200
    Midshipman 900
    Warrant Officer 600
    Chief Petty Officer 1st Class 450
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class 300
    Petty Officer 1st Class 200
    Petty Officer 2nd Class 150
    Master Seaman 100
    Leading Seaman 50
    Able Seaman 20
    Recruit 0
    34 Points Away From Petty Officer 2nd Class!
    Points
    ActivityWorthAwarded
    πŸ‘ Likes (rcv'd)150
    πŸ’¬ Forum20
    ✍️ Comments218
    ✏️ Blog416
    πŸ“· Photos40
    πŸŽ₯ Videos100
    πŸ“ Place80
    🚀 Harbour832
    πŸ“ Guestbook100
    😊 Avatar100
    116 Total Points
    United States
    Signature
    This user has not added a signature
    Members Harbour
    Princesse Loane Trawler
    Built between October 2020 and January 2021 during the Pandemic. Plans were downloaded from www.freeshipplans.com built entirely of sheet basswood, and some sheet balsa
    Monterey
    Here is my Monterey built about 1/2 scale from the plans which were downloaded from www.aerofred.com. Construction of the keel and hull ribs is 1/16" basswood. The sides and deck are planked with 1/32" thick strips of basswood running horizontally along the hull. The superstructure is pretty much balsa. Before painting, the hull gaps between the planking was filled with automotive spot putty, and sanded smooth. Like my Beaver Tugboat, the model felt lightweight when finished, so I added plaster of paris to the inside of the hull for additional weight.
    Marinecraft Kestral
    Marinecraft Kestral #1 (Red Cabin) I built this for my first Grandson several years ago. Kestral #2 (Blue Cabin) was build during the Covid 19 lockdown for my second Grandson. Construction is of Balsa mainly 1/6" and some 1/8" for the internal structure. The sides and bottom are 1/32". Currently, both models are brushed motors, but due to heat and motor life, I plan to change them both to brushless soon.
    EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    This was my first build venturing into the RC Boat realm. Plans were downloaded from the KK EezeBilt website. Construction is of 1/8" Balsa throughout. To waterproof the hull, I sprayed it with automotive undercoating on the outside, then painted with a latex paint. The model seemed to be very lightweight, and with the flat bottom didn't draft very low in the water. I added about 1-1/2 to 2 lbs of plaster of paris to the main hold giving it added weight. I need to shoot a new video of it in the water.
    Recent Posts
    πŸ“ Princesse Loane Trawler Build Maiden Voyage
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    View Video
    First float of the Princesse Loane
    Princesse Loane First Float
    ▢️
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 15 Views
    1
    1
    πŸ“ Princesse Loane Trawler Build (conclusion)
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    Sorry for not posting earlier, but as it is "life got in the way".

    All paint is Testors Model Master, with the bottom of the hull painted with #4674 Leather up to the chine, then #4852 Green Zink Chromate up and over the gunwale. There is a strip of Brass color at the waterline, as well as at the top side. The deck is painted in a #4722 Random Tan with the darker #4673 Wood color as accent. The hull is then sprayed with a clear Matte finish to seal.

    Top cabin and Pilot house are in similar colors along with #4677 Aluminum for the metal parts.
    The windows are flat black, with streaks of the aluminum paint done in a dry brush fashion.

    Railings are brass rod soldered on a flat jig, then bent to form the curve in front. The ladder is just bits of brass rod bent and set in holes drilled through the wood.

    The fishing net is cheese cloth with small beads glued to it and painted orange to simulate the floats. Small leather cord is used to simulate the rope.

    There are a few commercial pieces mainly the life rings, pulleys, and deck winches purchased from Harbor Models.

    I have grown to like the ease and simplicity of brushless motors. This one is a small 1000KV unit which is mounted on a homemade mount within the hold. Hobbywing makes very good motor speed controllers, this one is a 16BL30 model. The Transmitter / receiver is a Hobbyking 2.4 Ghz HK-GT2B combo. This gives me the third channel to operate the navigation Light via a R/C switch from Elechawk. The unit is powered by a Turnigy 1800mAh 7.4V Lipo battery.


    Once again, thanks for your kind words.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 27 Views
    3
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Electronics installation continues....
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Gees this is impressive.... gonna have to up my velcro game!πŸ‘
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 137 Views
    2
    πŸ“ Princesse Loane Trawler Build (cont.)
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    Once the hull was built and sealed, I was on my own since the downloaded plans only had a few visual pictures of what the cabin and pilot house look like. Since there were good views of the side, I could accurately place where the cabin structure would sit. Using my Autosketch CAD program along with the Cricut Maker Machine, precise paper templates of the Deck pieces were made before actually using the machine to cut the wood for the deck. The deck consists of 4 pieces: the Fore and Aft deck along with two mid sections which fit under the cabin portion.

    Once the deck pieces are glued into place, the "Hold" is made by cutting the crossmembers of the ribs, and making a small wall from strip balsa where the cabin will rest. The Hold area gives access to the battery, motor, controller and receiver as well as the servo for the rudder. There is also an access hole for the rudder linkage in the Aft deck, which has its own hatch.

    Using auto body spot putty, all cracks and gaps between the deck pieces and the walls of the deck are filled to further waterproof the top. The picture showing the open hold was taken after the cabin and Pilot house structure was built. It also shows that the inside walls and top of the hull was finished out with basswood.
    The remaining pictures show the different angles with the cabin and pilot house attached.

    I didn't take any pictures of the cabin build, since I was just "winging it". But I think it came out fairly well. I basically built a rectangle box of balsa around the "hold" frame of the deck and at a height that looked correct with the plans. With this sitting on the deck, I centered and glued the two cabin top pieces to the rectangle. When dry, I then cut triangle pieces to form gussets between the cabin structure and the top of the hull so that these would form to the curve of the hull. These gussets then support the angled sides of the cabin when they were glued in place. I also did this similar type of build for the curved front of the cabin. Thin balsa is then attached to form the curved and angled areas.

    The pilot house is just a very simple structure of 1/8" balsa. There is a cut out between the cabin top and the pilot house so navigation light wiring can be added. The top front of the pilot house shows the cut outs for these lights. The rest of the detail pieces are all just bashed up pieces of balsa and metal tubing.

    I really appreciate the thumbs up and positive comments so far.πŸ‘πŸ˜Š.

    You can see a picture of the Princesse Loane's first float on my harbor page. When I figure out how to post videos, I will add that as well.

    Until next time...
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 40 Views
    5
    1
    πŸ“ Princesse Loane Trawler
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    Built between October 2020 and January 2021 during the Pandemic.
    Plans were downloaded from www.freeshipplans.com
    built entirely of sheet basswood, and some sheet balsa
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 2 Views
    4
    2
    πŸ“ Princesse Loane Trawler Build
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    I started this build in October of 2020. I found the Princesse Loane plans on www.FreeShipPlans.com website. I had seen the CAD picture of this boat back in the early 90's as one of the examples of an Autosketch drawing file. The download plans cover mainly the hull of the boat, with very little construction detail of the cabin superstructure, so from the deck up is pretty much my improvised Idea of what it looks like.

    The beam is made from 3/16" balsa reinforced with a 3/16" brass U channel running the length along the bottom, and then up the curve of the bow. The ribs are made from 3/32" Basswood cut with a Cricut Maker machine.

    Before planking the hull, I fitted the running gear, making sure I had the motor and prop shaft aligned, as well as the servo and control arms for the rudder.

    The hull was planked with strips of 1/32" basswood, then filled and then fiber glassed.

    Hope you like so far.

    I'll post more pictures and details later
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 63 Views
    12
    5
    πŸ’¬ Re: Scullduggery
    7 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Great looking boat and figures.
    One of these days, I might try to do something like thisπŸ˜‰
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 6 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Thanks,
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 5 Views
    1
    πŸ’¬ Re: Monterey
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Yes,
    I probably need to post a picture of the insides.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 4 Views
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Monterey
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Yes,

    All of my boats have a homemade prop.
    Again, I think I got the plan from the Marinecraft website.

    I made a jig out of a US Quarter. Drilled a #4 clearance hole in the middle to put a 4-40 screw through. I can then roughly cut a piece of brass to the circumference with a hole in the middle, and clamp it with a screw and nut with the "quarter" jig to make the fine cut and file around to get the circle. The lobes are cut in at 120 degree intervals, which also are marked on the quarter jig, then bent and rounded to shape. I also solder a brass washer to give it strength on the prop shaft.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 5 Views
    3
    πŸ’¬ Re: EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Thanks,

    Yes, I wish I had found this site sooner. I found the KKEezeBilt site back in 2012, and have gone back to it and the Marinecraft site many times. I enjoyed reading about his childhood adventures at the school pond.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 6 Views
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Monterey
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Thanks,
    This was a fun build, however being on the small side, my planking was probably too thick, or should have been out of balsa.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 5 Views
    2
    πŸ’¬ Re: Marinecraft Kestral
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Well these are Grandpas' boats😁. My oldest Grandson is just at the age where he can operate the transmitter. I charge the batteries, connect and put in the water, he only does the fun part.🚀 My younger Grandson is only able to watch along with Mom and Grandma. πŸ˜‰

    Let me add that I don't use excessive current when charging them, and stay with the charger at all times.
    While these batteries have had some "accidents" I feel that if constructed correctly and handled in a responsible manner, it is safe to use by responsible people. I carry one in my pocket all day long via my cell phone.😊

    You also mentioned the motor mount. These are home-brew aluminium cut sheet based on a plan I believe I got from the Marine Craft website? I do plan to install brushless motors in these two boats, will probably have to modify or remake the mounts. Although looking at my picture, it is from a previous installation of a smaller DC motor which was wedged in with balsa wood. Newer motors had much more torque, so I had to physically mount in the motor mount.

    I will do a build blog when I change out to the brushless motors.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 5 Views
    πŸ“ Monterey
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    Here is my Monterey built about 1/2 scale from the plans which were downloaded from www.aerofred.com.

    Construction of the keel and hull ribs is 1/16" basswood. The sides and deck are planked with 1/32" thick strips of basswood running horizontally along the hull. The superstructure is pretty much balsa.

    Before painting, the hull gaps between the planking was filled with automotive spot putty, and sanded smooth.

    Like my Beaver Tugboat, the model felt lightweight when finished, so I added plaster of paris to the inside of the hull for additional weight.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 5 Views
    3
    8
    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    Looks good.πŸ‘
    Ill remember this angled technique on my next planking build.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ‘€ 55 Views
    1
    πŸ“ Marinecraft Kestral
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    Marinecraft Kestral #1 (Red Cabin) I built this for my first Grandson several years ago.
    Kestral #2 (Blue Cabin) was build during the Covid 19 lockdown for my second Grandson.

    Construction is of Balsa mainly 1/6" and some 1/8" for the internal structure. The sides and bottom are 1/32".

    Currently, both models are brushed motors, but due to heat and motor life, I plan to change them both to brushless soon.
    Krestal #2
    ▢️
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 8 Views
    5
    2
    πŸ“ EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    8 months ago by cjanik001 ( Master Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    This was my first build venturing into the RC Boat realm.
    Plans were downloaded from the KK EezeBilt website.

    Construction is of 1/8" Balsa throughout.

    To waterproof the hull, I sprayed it with automotive undercoating on the outside, then painted with a latex paint.

    The model seemed to be very lightweight, and with the flat bottom didn't draft very low in the water. I added about 1-1/2 to 2 lbs of plaster of paris to the main hold giving it added weight.

    I need to shoot a new video of it in the water.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ‘€ 5 Views
    3
    6


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info