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21st Nov 2016
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Grandpa

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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 27th Feb 2017
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 13
Photos Posted 57
Likes Received 30
Likes Given 5
19 Total Posts
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Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart
Type: Pleasure Craft
Michael
Type: Tug Boat
Sub-Lieutenant
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
3 points away from Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 50
Forum Post 2 26
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 40
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 5
Received Likes 2 60
197 Total Points
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Coming to Ireland in May by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
Are there boat clubs in Ireland? If so where? Coming from Canada 🇨🇦 and would like to meet some fellow builders. Is there a good hobby store in Dublin or Belfast?

Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
[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: 18" of Ice covers the pond so much of the information requested must remain blank. The boat has only seen the bathtub ! 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. Looking forward to posting a video of the boat running on the lake in April after the ice leaves.

Sweet ❤️ ❤️❤️ Heart by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
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.

Rudder servo installed and working by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Making battery boxes, seats for cabin, and rear hatch cover with mahogany veneer.

Kingfisher Progress by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Trimwork being done around transom and painting of the rub railing.

Michael by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
[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.

Mini-12 Class Sailboat by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
http://crya.ca/classes/mini-12 / Just bought a Mini-12 Class Sailboat. Waiting for the ice to leave the lake in a couple months to begin enjoying it!

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
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.

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Tell me! What do I do next? Is K-3 to be sanded flush, if so, this would cause a broad flat area. Is it to then have a 1" strip of fibreglass tape applied? OR ???

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Glad to have a staple gun on hand as it came in handy to close up the chine seams where my clamps could not reach. The staples get removed once the glue dries. Any suggested filler material along the seams?

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
After using my bench mounted belt sander on the chines, the glueing of the skins began this afternoon.

King-Fisher changes made by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Planning to use my belt sander for chines to match the bulkheads as shown in the plan. I do other woodworking such as this toy barn, which I just finished for my grandson's birthday next week.

King-Fisher changes made by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I made a copy of all the parts on a piece of 1/4" plywood.

King-Fisher changes made by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Robert, I saw that post when researching this boat, it helped me decide how to continue building the kit. If I do not want to use a water-jacket style motor, is there a motor you would recommend. I have several battery packs; One pack is a 4200 - 7.2 v NIMH The other are two packs both being 2400 - 7.2 NIMH these are with connectors to allow longer run time. Thanks, Ron P.S. I am relatively a new builder.

King-Fisher changes made by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Got a new stuffing box as recommended. Hopefully this is a better choice? I will need to alter the bulkhead to accommodate the motor. Any other suggestions?

Down east Lobster Yacht by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Found these plans and set about enlarging them on my AutocadLt software. Now I have a set of bulkhead plans to begin making the boat. Anyone have experience with building one of these?

My Timmy 2 by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Since one grandson had a boat with his name on, his brother wanted on too! This shrimp boat became Timothy's with a guiding hand from grandpa when at the lake. Tim is four years old.

Michael (formerly Carol Moran) by Grandpa Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
My grandson Michael helped me build this kit last winter. We had fun researching existing tug boats of the era, and upgrading some of the details. After the bath tub test, I changed from direct drive to a 3:1 ratio motor to keep it running at a scale speed.