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
Guest
Login Below
Join Us On Social Media!
   
Get The Model Boats App!
Apple App Store
Android app on Google Play


Help Support This Website
£
or enter custom amount

(Non Contributor)

Help support this free
website and donate.



£285 a year is needed to keep the website and apps online. Please consider donating £5 or more to help towards these fees.
All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

Many thanks for your kind support.

Model Boats Website Team


Donation History
November 2018: 7 people
October 2018: 9 people
September 2018: 13 people
August 2018: 5 people
July 2018: 8 people
June 2018: 8 people
May 2018: 7 people
April 2018: 24 people
March 2018: 13 people
February 2018: 6 people


Unique Visitors This Month

Website Members

Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy
Advertising
Contact


Model Boats Website
Active Users (25)
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad

Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
>> Home > Members > Ron
Registered
21st Nov 2016
Last Online
16th Nov 2018
Ron

Member Stats
Stats
Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 16th Nov 2018
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 9
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 180
Photos Posted 582
Likes Received 303
Likes Given 248
237 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Neptun
Type: Working Vessel
Catharine
Type: Yacht
Skiff
Type: Working Vessel
Canary
Type: Yacht
My Timmy 2
Type: Working Vessel
+4 More
Fleet Admiral!
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
Top Ranking Member!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 72
Forum Thread 5 405
Forum Post 2 360
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 240
Photos Response 3 42
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 6
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 24
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 248
Received Likes 2 606
2011 Total Points
Canada
Recent Posts
A Birthday Wish! by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 hours ago
Not enough snow for a roof so improvised!👍

A Birthday Wish! by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
Hi ya, Ron here in Port Perry, Ontario wishes you also, a blessed birthday, a gift from the Lord! Hope your days are filled with many blessing.

First Snow! by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
Port Perry snow...glad my snowblower is working.

Transmitter-Rain Cover by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Actually I am more concerned about how to keep the Transmitter dry in misty wet weather than warming my hands. Sometimes here in Canada we can be sailing our boats when a sudden squall will pop up. How to keep my transmitter dry under those conditions is my main concern. In Canada we have hand warmers to put in our gloves that work very well. Shrug off the coldest days with these "pocket furnaces." Slip warmers into gloves, pockets, hard hats or between layers of clothing. Shake to use, air-activated. Heats up to 55°C (130°F). Safe, odorless and disposable. Heats up to 10 hours.

Transmitter-Rain Cover by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
https://www.baitboats.net/transmitter-rain-cover.html Has anyone tried either of these products?

Is there a way to...? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
I am running a Graupner 360 with 3:1 gear box powered by 2400 NiMH 7.2 volt battery in this freighter. Is there a way to put a governor in the system so that when my grandson controls the model he can run it fast? I am not electronically apt so I am asking you who know such things.

Your ideas on how to stabilize a flat-bottomed freighter. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
https://www.marineinsight.com/naval-architecture/roll-stabil... I chose to add a bilge keel to begin with in the search of stability.

Your ideas on how to stabilize a flat-bottomed freighter. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
After adding the needed weights to bring this freighter down to a loaded ship water line, the model rocks n rolls. It needs either a keel or exterior stability fins. What is your experience? Please share with us.

Neptun by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36" Neptun Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Under construction is this old kit recently given to me after sitting on the shelf for close to 15 years. No plans, no deck fittings, and other parts missing too. It needed a new speed control, motor with geared reduction, battery and the prop shaft bearings were seized requiring several hours of removal and replacement.

Deck colours chart wanted by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
From what my research shows, there seems to right or wrong especially if the ship you are doing is generic of no specific general freighter style with no cranes which is my situation.

Deck colours chart wanted by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Would someone please post links to general freighter deck colours. I have been Googling images but have found no consistency, some are blue; flat red; flat light green, grey and so forth.

HELP needed re: Graupner Neptun by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Your container idea shows two yellow cranes. I have no life boats, railings, forecastle deck hardware, anchors, masts, just what you see here.

Where's our mate?... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Get back on your feet soon! Always enjoy your posts.

HELP needed re: Graupner Neptun by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
No plans. No fittings. Just the parts I have been able to glue-up here. The containers and toys were added to see if they might be used for freight. These General Freighters are used for multiple cargos but I have no Cranes. Thinking of just adding hatches with tie downs. Any suggestions? Approximately what scale?

Wianno Senior on the pond by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Sailing this week without much breeze. Had to do a fair bit of rudder wagging to bring it back in to shore.👍

Wianno Senior-Added Center board by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
After recent water trials, it was determined that the boat needed the Center board lowered. Added the design from drawings and the photo from actual boat, plus some lead added in a hollowed out area of the new I will do another water test soon.

How to Create water tight seal? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Any suggestions for creating a water tight seal? I am using clear hockey tape around the cabin roof which seems to keep water out, but over the open cockpit is where I am placing a cover which is suppose to keep water out of this area. I also poured polyurethane on the floorboards of the cockpit to provide a good seal and caulked the seams too.

Wianno Senior in the water by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
On the pond today. Sailing well, though took on water easily over the combing into the cockpit. So back home I added a clear covering which should take care of that problem. Also, added the Center board in the down position, which can be seen in the last picture in the clear water.

Catharine by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 25" Catharine - Comments: Uses 4 AA batteries to power the Spektrum Receiver and two servos. Mast is 22” Boom 20” Sail material is from Doyle Sailmakers Inc. 2.2oz Fibrermax nylon from Challenge Sailcloth Draft is 3” Bean 8”

Graupner Neptun Container Ship by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I was given this kit partially built. No plans were provided. A finished boat is also shown as found on web. Anyone built this model?

Catharine by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Wianno Senior is the style of sailboat. The main sail is being installed in these photos. Looking forward to water testing soon.

What is the optimum prop shaft angle? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
12 degrees according to this PDF but I may need to go a bit less say between 8 & 10. These photos give an idea of where I am going with these modifications. The prop shaft is too steep in this photo...

What is the optimum prop shaft angle? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
This is a Norstar Kingfisher design. I want to place the motor beneath the rear hatch where the batteries sat. The CG was far to forward and this is a heavy model so it never ran very well. the motors ran hot even with a water jacket. I am moving the motor back, using a shortened prop shaft ,but what shaft angle will produce the optimum performance? Ron

Emma C Berry Schooner by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Mike, are your models seen in your post, done with round masts? If so, what wood did you use and how did you mak3 them tapered?

HMS Hood by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Nice to see that it sails at an appropriate scale speed, and the ballast you have used makes the model resemble the true ship.

1914 Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
So you say, “What is new?” Doyle Sailmakers sent me sail material to make the main and jib. They also sent me sail dimensions and the main sail pattern. Sam Lawrence of Bass River, Massachusetts, owns an older Wianno Senior. He has provided photos and building advice, plus and invitation to come down from Canada and go sailing on his boat to witness how these sailboats perform on the water. All the RC elements are now installed and working.

1914 Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Time to show the progress of this building project. Thanks to the kind folks at Doyle Sailmakers Inc who sent me main sail data, I was able to make a 1”=1’ sail pattern. I showed in an earlier post the rudder servo instalment, now here is the main servo installation that will control the Jib and Main. (A work in progress) I have the lengths for the mast, boom, gaff but I am not sure if I will try turning them on the lathe or use a cut down mast from a Soling.

Wianno Senior progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
https://m.facebook.com/wiannosr/ Had to change hull to red after some bondo work. Deck is painted, just some touch up and glossy polyurethane for the mahogany. It is coming along.

Fun Run by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
The Dumas kit (Carol Moran) mine is named Michael after my grandson. It sailed at a scale speed today. The Bunker and Ellis "Lobster Yacht" a Midwest kit, seen here towing a harbour tender. Harbour tender and Tugboat built by me. Dannieboy built the Lobster Yacht with added touches by Ron.

Fun Run - 2018 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
http://www.kawarthamarinemodelers.org/88451219 contact: President - Jack Scott Time: 10:00 - 4:00 Sat Yes it is a go, Jack Scott is the contact person. Lunch will be served. Direction: Just off of Hwy # 36 at the Esso station, Bobcaygen You will find Mill Street, then follow it to River Park Drive You will see us on your right across from Forbert Memorial pool. If you need more info call 705 868 5991 Jack Scott