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Ron

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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 15th Jul 2018
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 160
Photos Posted 505
Likes Received 267
Likes Given 200
211 Total Posts
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Footy
Type: Yacht
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Type: Working Vessel
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Type: Yacht
My Timmy 2
Type: Working Vessel
Midwest Cranberry Isle
Type: Yacht
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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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Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 350
Forum Post 2 320
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 220
Photos Response 3 45
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 1 200
Received Likes 2 534
1759 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Fun Run by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days 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: 10 days 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

Wianno Senior progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Mini-Servo installed and works just fine next to the rudder shaft. There will be a hatch cover with a Tiller attached to the rudder post. Yet to be made...stay tuned 🙏

Wianno Senior progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Not your traditional clamping method, but it works when the hull is very thin and clamps just do not meet the required pressure point. When the glue is dry under the deck, I will sand lightly, then apply the fibreglass.

Marblehead all set to go by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
The owners of this sailboat are putting it in the water today after nearly a year in the repair shop. Should go like a graceful greyhound. I will post more photos as they come to me.

Wianno Senior progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Added rudder today. Fibreglass applied and fillers between rudder and shaft. I put in a temporary mini servo, not pictured, but it was just beside the control horn.

After fibreglass and primer coat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
So, the hull has been fibreglassed, and several coats of primer applied. What next? Mark the water line as seen on the PDF and photographs? OR Place model in water, load up with approximately the weight of servos, batteries, and other building materials? Paint exterior hull or wait till interior servos are mounted? Scratch building questions...

1940 Chris Craft by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Are building a runabout or cabin cruiser as shown?

Marblehead Sailboat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
All done and ready to sail. I took it to an outdoor swimming pool at a neighbours and did a Sytems check; Stability; All was fine and I suspect this is going Go like a greyhound on the lake! Put in a new sail winch robbe #8336; rudder servo is HiTec HS-322HD

1940 Chris Craft by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Going to a brushless motor, eh. Will this still keep the boat a scale speed? This is a motor launch for family cruising.

Council madness... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Lost my “duck pond” to a subdivision development.

Michael by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
(Billings kit Carol Moran) I filmed it tonight with my cell phone. Added some deck details and will be towing an old Tugboat as seen in photo.

drum sail winch questions... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
If you read further about this posted design, they are using a spring system between the two separate spools of the winch. I considered this for my set-up but did not have the spring loaded winch spools. See this: https://www.rmgsailwinch.com.au/rmg/pages/Self-Tensioning-Dr...

drum sail winch questions... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
The Winch paper work makes various suggestions, but I chose to run a single sheet line, aft through the single block. The main is the first ring, then the jib attached forward followed by a thin elastic which provides constant tension. Use a Bowsie if needed in your set-up to get the adjustment just right. My winch is currently being replaced as it was installed in the early 1990’s. Hope this is helpful.

Robbie Antje 2 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Try this person. http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,40073...

drum sail winch questions... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Is this what you are trying to achieve? Or are you running a single sheet with an elastic keeping tension on the sheet line. The elastic is attached forward of the jib.

New Foss Tug by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
For you Tug enthusiasts, I saw this tug on a recent trip out west. Then this article in the Pacific Maritime magazine.

Gypsy by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
This little sloop just will not sail. It bobs like a cork, drifting with the wind, so I stripped out the servos, receiver and batteries. It now sits on the bookshelf.

1928 “the Sea Queen” by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Martin, I agree, the one boat reminded me of an Aerokit too. Wish I had a better photo of it.

1928 “the Sea Queen” by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
A 30’ family cruiser designed by Franck & McCrary, Seattle, Washington. Seen in Gig Harbour, WA earlier in May. The last photo only caught the bow, sorry! Several other older craft were tied up along the pier that day too, as seen in the remaining photos.

36’ USCG Rescue Boat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months ago
We were enjoying watching the sailing on Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington, last night.

Sloop Gypsy by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 3 months 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.