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Sailing on the pond at the former Canterbury Golf Club, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦 This is a Mini-12 Sailboat designed for sailing in weedy ponds. The rudder is attached to its shorter keel and weighs 12lbs+, and 42" length. It uses the Soling mast and sail area. I am still learning how to handle this boat but it is sure fun!
This large container ship just sailed in front of my hotel window, towing a tug boat, or so it appeared. But why? We are in Dobh, Ireland where the final boarding of passengers were taken aboard the Titanic. A lot of history in the waters of this Harbour in front of our hotel.
My wife and I are looking forward to visiting Ireland for the next two weeks. Could be a bit wet says the forecasters, but we will not let that dampen our spirits. Dublin, Dingle, Cobh, Belfast, Helen's Bay, Giant's Causeway, plus a few more stops. Letting the train take us around the countryside so we can relax and enjoy the scenery.😎😎
This boat is 16" it would mean a pretty small motor, speed control, which is a bit much for a small hull. I have no problem bringing my other sailboat in to my feet. It could be modelled as a sloop moving about with sails furled.
I will be interested in the results of your testing. For now, I will continue doing testing for weight balance on the Kingfisher under power at the pond. Some of you will know that the motor was installed 2.5" (6.5cm) forward from where the plans showed. (Do not ask why?)
I saw Robins digging for worms just three weeks ago, but not now. We have returned to Artic influenced weather systems again with minus temperatures all this next week. So if you are out there enjoying your favourite pond, think of us. 😎
[Score: 8/10] 24"/1200g Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type) Geared to a Graupner (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: The boat can be seen on YouTube, https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=eanimqiOh54 No leaks. Stable and balanced. Paint is acrylic, clear-coated wood is mahogany. This is a Nor-Star Kingfisher kit with some alterations and added details.
You have seen it being built. Now it is done. A Nor-Star Kingfisher kit but with some scratch building too. Because of the motor being longer than how the kit was originally designed, the second bulkhead was altered. I am running it with two 2400 Ni-MH 7.2 batteries, a Futoba servo, on a 2.4 GHz Spektrum.
[Score: 8/10] 18" Michael Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: I use two 2400 Wolf Pack battery sets one one each side of the hull to add ballast plus, B-B shot is glued in the hull for weight too. My grandson helped to build and paint it thus the vessel named Michael The boat was too fast with a direct drive so it was replaced with a 3:1 geared reduction. Runs much better more scale speed. The first motor made it look like a speed boat, which was dangerous if my grandson were to sail it.
The stuffing box is packed with axle grease; the rudder is mounted awaiting control arm; motor mount is secured as is the motor. The motor had to be moved causing some redesigning issues ( for the purest) this could cause some questions, but I think with some planning the outcome will be respectable.
Sanded off the K 3 and will apply filler tomorrow. Installed prop shaft assembly and short skew. Removal of extra threaded sectionpast prop will to done too. Must make rudder and install it, the rudder will extend out past the stern.