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Ron

Member Stats
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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 25th May 2018
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 143
Photos Posted 444
Likes Received 255
Likes Given 187
191 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Footy
Type: Yacht
Skiff
Type: Working Vessel
Canary
Type: Yacht
My Timmy 2
Type: Working Vessel
Midwest Cranberry Isle
Type: Yacht
+3 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
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 315
Forum Post 2 286
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 200
Photos Response 3 42
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 3
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 15
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 187
Received Likes 2 510
1622 Total Points
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Recent Posts
36’ USCG Rescue Boat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Yes, thank you for the title. Amazing feat of seamanship and heroism. Upon seeing the boat, it is hard to imagine so many people being carried in it.

36’ USCG Rescue Boat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
The Coast Guard Station had the boat on display in New Port, Oregon. A movie based on a true event, featured this style of boat and it’s crew in a rescue of Cape Cod.

1940 Chris Craft by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
My wife and I were in Gig Harbour, Washington State today where we were invited onboard by the owners of this beautiful boat. They told us, it is on the water most of the year in Seattle. The boat is varnished every two years. It requires continual care as the salt water is corrosive. Also seen was a nifty outboard; even the outboard motor cover is made of wood. A group of friends were seen enjoying a dockside luncheon. They said “Please take our picture” Very nice inboard Runabout.

For you Tugboat Enthusiasts by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
http://military.wikia.com/wiki/MGen._Nathanael_Greene-class_... Saw this Tugboat today, but could not get up close.

Enjoying seeing Real Sailboats by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
We were enjoying watching the sailing on Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington, last night.

Sloop Gypsy by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Talk about embarrassing, the little boat would not sail. The wind actually pushed the boat sideways into shore, absolutely no forward motion! I removed the added keel weights ( washers as seen in photos) Reduce the sail area, and still no forward motion, just sat in the water, looking pretty with slack sails. Pondering ???

Emma C Berry Fishing Smack by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
I was told by a boat yard, that the rudder placement was be far a stern with this type of rig. Where is it on this boat, your photos do not show the model out of the water.

Sloop Gypsy by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Improvements: Added weight to keel Removed all silicone from deck and port holes Cut off former cabin and replaced with fully tape sealing cabin Changes to sheet line exit Plus more

Gypsy’s Maiden Voyage by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
The sloop appears to sit well in a light breeze, but when tacking it heels over easily. The last photo shows it listing which was not from the breeze but had taken on a bit of water which easily drained. I sealed the cabin area better at home, and changed the manner in which the main sheet leaves the cabin. I will test tomorrow.

Footy by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 14" Footy - Comments: Touchy to sail this Footy. It will do a 360 very quickly so a sharp eye and steady on the rudder is required.

Good Read-The Boys in the Boat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
What a good read! If you can find it in a library as I did, you will enjoy it. I crewed in 1969, when I took these photos during a morning workout from the coach’s boat. Western Washington State College

Just for fun by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi Ron, I have posted your skiff on the Launchings Online section of our website. It can take some time for these posts to upload, but later today you should be able to see it at: https://www.woodenboat.com/boat-launchings/harbour-pram. Kind regards, Robin Jettinghoff

Sloop Gypsy by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Ready for it’s first sailing. My wife, Catharine, made this set of sails. Looking forward to seeing it on the water. 15” length. Here is the maiden voyage! The location blocked the wind unless I took it out more, but I know the rudder will “steer” the boat and bring it into the wind. When I removed it from the water, some got into the cockpit so it was not completely water tight. Working on that now.

Salvaged from pond by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
First two photos show trashed receiver and gunk in rudder post area. Last three show post-clean up.

Salvaged from pond by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Salvaged from the bottom of the pond on it’s maiden voyage. My fault, quickly learned not to turn off the transmitter until the boat is removed from the water.

wood glue by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Titebond3

Wianno Senior scratch build is progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I will be installing the servos, rudder post, and receiver before adding the deck. Project has been helped by William Lawrence a member of the Wianno Senior Association with many photos and video links. Plus his own experiences being an owner of one of these fine sailboats. That is him in the blue&white hulled boat seen in the photos. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A9lB3mLJ23E

Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Progressing well. The removable roof above the cabin was just clamped; seats have been started; exterior of the hull will be fibreglassed and resin applied to the interior. I have received mast lengths from the Wianno Senior Association and the gaff and boom too. These will be made from Sitka Spruce later in the month.

Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Planking done and first sanding, some wood filler applied in the cracks/seams. these photos are after the first sanding, next I will use bondo or exterior wood filler for the low areas, then do a second sand. If you have anything to suggest or add please let me know. I am giving the model a 24 hour rest as some parts were just glued today and will need sanding.

Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have not planked a hull before. Read and watched YouTube posts. So now it is time to give it a try.

Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Bulkheads in place.

Steam box by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Anyone using a steam box and if so, did you build it ? Considering make one from 4” PVC material. Which wood species did you find easiest to work with? Ash, Basswood, Poplar, White Oak, Mahogany

Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Lead bird-shot fills the lower keel.I will tak3 it to the post office and get it weighed.

Skiff by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 18" Skiff Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type) Direct Drive - Comments: An East Coast Nova Scotia inspired skiff design. I put a small outboard motor on the stern

Canary by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 15" Canary - Comments: A 1941 Comet kit, Gypsy Sloop.

Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Getting started.

Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
My next project is a scratch build of a Wianno Senior. Lots of pictures on Google, but had to get permission from the Wianno Senior Association for the build. They had concerns if I was making them on mass or what my intentions were. They sent me some old faint drawings first which I was able to redraw using a magnifying glass. Then they sent me this PDF which I dropped into my CAD drawing bringing to match my drawing. It will be built at 1”=1’ the model 25 1/2” length and 8” beam. Fascinating history on this 1914 Design look it up.

Sail Winch Servo Identification by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
You guys are funny!

Sail Winch Servo Identification by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Your PDF could not be opened.

Sail Winch Servo Identification by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks fellas I knew someone would have information on this. I am still trying to figure out how to run the sheets. This was never set up like the way shown in the attachments. Sometimes I think it would be far easier to set it up using Servo Arms as shown in the second attachment. Last photo is not clear to indicate sailing set-up as the system had broken parts. This photo was used in the for sale advertisement.