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Member Stats
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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 16th Oct 2017
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 4
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 39
Photos Posted 148
Likes Received 93
Likes Given 23
62 Total Posts
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Harbour
Midwest Cranberry Isle
Type: Yacht
M12
Type: Other
Canada Eh !
Type: Pleasure Craft
Michael
Type: Tug Boat
Commander
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
18 points away from Captain!
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Boats in Harbour 8 32
Forum Thread 5 115
Forum Post 2 78
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 130
Photos Response 3 18
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 23
Received Likes 2 186
582 Total Points
Canada
Recent Posts
Footy Sailing by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
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.

Albatross by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Is this sailboat an Albatross? If a kit, where is it available? I have a Gypsy Sailboat, an old Comet kit still in the box. I hope to get it on the water next year.

Robbe Topas. by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Lucky Find!

3 Lil Bit by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
This is the case I made to transport my Little Footy from home to pond, lake, or ? I can take it on vacation too; Holds transmitter and boat safely.

East Coast picnic boat by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Found these figures which I plan to use with this boat. Baby has a life jacket too! I added helm seat and passenger seat with chart table. Next is to add hatchway removable doors.

Is a Footy considered a Yacht? by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Just picked this up locally from a friend. Looking forward to taking it out to a swimming pool before sailing in the lake.

RC Boats in salt water by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks I have passed along your suggestions plus sent them a link to the Victoria Model Boat club or VSSS.

RC Boats in salt water by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
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?

M12 by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
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!

Name unknown by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
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/

Dust extraction by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I use a hood unit like you would find in your kitchen over your stove to exhaust fumes, soldering soot, fine particles too. It is vented to the outside. Two stagelight and variable speed van. I got this unit from a Recycle store in Canada they go various names. Other than this, there are dust extraction units such as found in wood shops. Festo has small units as do stores that sell Turning & Lathe equipment.

In Canada 🇨🇦 Sale by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
http://www.kawarthamarinemodelers.org/88451233 George has some nice kits for sale. Interested parties should contact him.

Best way to mount brushed motor by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Great! I will give it a try. Thanks. The motor has a good torque when power is applied, the silicon base should help stop the twisting too. Correct?

Best way to mount brushed motor by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Dave could you post some step -by-step photos of this method? I am not aware if the product you are using, maybe it is known by another name in Canada.

Best way to mount brushed motor by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Trying to replace the motor mount in an existing model is difficult. Especially when there is structure above the motor. The former arrangement was geared and I am changing it to direct drive. Getting the alignment and motor vibration to allow for the smoothest operation is a lot of trial fits. This motor has lots of torque.

Best way to mount brushed motor by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Any suggestions for making a motor mount for Graupner 500 ?

Motor mounting by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Well there I was with the Kingfisher motoring along on the pond when it suddenly lost power, nothing??? No forward no reverse. I could give the motor forward and reverse but no reaction. Fortunately the breeze blew the boat into shore along with me using the rudder control. Upon landing and a cursory inspection I saw that the universal nylon had broken off at the metal connection. But, upon the workbench it was discovered the motor mount had come off the hull structure. It was just totally free, it lifted right out of the hull after removing the speed control connectors. Maybe, it is time to replace the geared motor to a direct drive. Any suggestions? I use brushed motors.

Midwest Cranberry Isle by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 36" Midwest Cranberry Isle Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project.

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Here is a Lobster Yacht. Not it does not need "pots" just some people, a few glasses of wine, cheese, and table to go with it.😎

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
I just purchased a Midwest Lobster Yacht which was built about 15years ago. The figures are for it. Looking for male and female passengers and family. I have the full sheet plan which says it is drawn on a 3/4"=1"scale. My forth coming winter project, is to scratch build a second one of these beautiful boats using the model as a guide and template along with the plans.

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Has anyone found a good source for finding appropriate figures to place in your boat?

M12 by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 45"/7200g M12 - Comments: More to come with photos out of the water. Uses One Meter Soling Rig and Sails. Design of hull/rudder/keel is to sail in the weeds.

M12 by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
These Canadian Geese slipped into the pond when I was sailing today. They left the boat alone, but was told if they got irritated my sailboat would be attacked. Guess I shall keep my distance, eh!

Inga IV by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Is this scratch built or are plans available?

Mini-12 by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
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!

Nor star Kingfisher by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
I have video now to show you. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eanimqiOh54&feature=youtu.be

What is going on here? by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
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.

Coming to Ireland from Canada May 11 by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
In Dublin now, but heading to Dingle peninsula on Monday for a couple days; then down to Cobh.

Coming to Ireland from Canada May 11 by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
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.😎😎

Anyone recognize this boat? by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
I understand it to be over 30years old, said the owner. 32" length about 10.5" beam. All wood construction. Electric motor is located under centre deck structure.