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[Score: 8/10] 24" My Timmy 2 Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared to a Graupner 400 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Dumas kit - Jolly Jay - Built by Don Sutton, Metro Modellers of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦. Very sea worthy vessel, the tall bow takes waves on the lake very nicely. This boat is a steady sailing model which is why Don recommended it to me for teaching the grandsons to enjoy using it. Though boys still want grandpa to build a “fast” boat...maybe next year!
Weight? Hmm how am I going get that? Take it to my butcher shop, maybe he will weigh it for me...as to length, width, height, I can do that now. Length of hull only: 12” Beam: 4 3/8” (113mm) Keel weight? It is not removable.
Like I was saying, I have reaerched plans, rules, slideshows on the http://footy.rcsailing.net Only a couple designs have longer keels with bulbs. Another has a hull shaped like me large sailboat for weedy ponds. Like in this photo. I am not in favour of adding a longer keel, but if I add 1” to the leading edge of the keel that will alter the balance ratio. Am I correct?
I am getting good responses on this post. Thanks! First, I did not build the boat, bought it second hand, only $50. I did built the carrying case. I am not sure if the keel is removable, but my guess is no as the keel to hull is seamless. I have looked ar the http://footy.rcsailing.net
The boat is in a relaxed position for the winter. Batteries are removed for the winter here in Canada. But I shall look more closely at it and make those adjustments nowto be ready for sailing after the ice goes out. Would adding more material to the front edge of the keel hinder or help? Say 1 1/2” strip?
This little sailboat is very sensitive on the water, if a gust comes up the boat will easily do a 360 spin. Is there something wrong with the keel/mast alignment? If I were to sail in competitions there are rules, but just as a pleasure sailor, can the boat be altered Just asking?
Yes I see what you mean about needing removable rigging. You opened the deck exactly where I figured would be best do the job. The new mini rc gear similar to the Footy hardware will fit nicely. A small brushed motor would be my choice too. Did you use lead shot for ballast? Such in the attached photo?
Thanks for ALL your replies. I enjoy reading your suggestions and will take them under advisement as this project goes forward. I have three grandsons 7,5,2 so am not sure when the project will get underway. My first grandson asked me to build a Battleship, and finding the Revell 1/350 USS Missouri recently for $40 CDN this kit maybe built before the Vosper. See: bmpt.org.uk then "select a boat here" pick "MTB-71" Does anyone know "Clive Hampton" seen on page 2 along with Peter Baillie ? Has anyone built a 1/350 USS Missouri and motorized it?
All of my motors are brushed alonag with NiMh batteries and chargers. My preference is to use brushed though I am aware that brushless motors take less space as do the batteries. If someone could provide clarity for RC conversion using the single brushed motor, I’d appreciate hearing from you.
I am planning to build this kit with grandsons. Not sure if it will be an RC conversion or not. If it is a conversion, the ones I have seen were done with four screws, gears, and more. Is it possible to do it with just one motor and prop?
Does anyone sail this class of small sailboats? If so, I’d like to chat with you about your experiences with it. I find my boat is very sensitive and actually do a 360*under certain conditions. My larger 46” hull is very stable.
My niece lives on Vancouver Island, B.C. on the waterfront. They wish to use RC boats with their two boys, but are not sure about introducing the boys into the hobby if it is done on salt water. They tried some toy rc boats but found they did not like salt water. I have been told the boats need to be washed in fresh water after use. What advice could I pass along to them?
My friend, Ewald Bengel, and I both have M12 class sailboats; 42" length, weighing 16+lbs, designed for sailing in weedy ponds or lakes. We took them to his cottage and sailed them in deep water on Oak Lake north of Havelock, Ontario, Canada. A Great afternoon of sailing!
These two boats were tied up at a dock on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. My nephew sent me the pictures. Tomorrow he will try to get the names of the boats and maybe information. Do these look familiar to you? Try: http://cdacustomwoodboats.com/boats/coeur340/