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Grandpa

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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 11th Dec 2017
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 5
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 55
Photos Posted 196
Likes Received 109
Likes Given 39
82 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
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Harbour
My Timmy 2
Type: Working Vessel
Midwest Cranberry Isle
Type: Yacht
M12
Type: Other
Canada Eh !
Type: Pleasure Craft
Michael
Type: Tug Boat
Captain
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
86 points away from Admiral!
Points
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Boats in Harbour 8 40
Forum Thread 5 150
Forum Post 2 110
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 130
Photos Response 3 27
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 39
Received Likes 2 218
714 Total Points
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Recent Posts
How do I make Bow Railings by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 21 hours ago
I want to add bow railings to my Lobster Yacht. How do I make them?

K91 8 Rater by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 23 hours ago
http://crya.ca/classes/mini-12/

Theo 2 by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 days ago
Looking forward to seeing a video clip of it sailing. Lucky find nicely restored

K91 8 Rater by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 days ago
How is an 8 Rater different from my Mini 12? 42” length and 16 lbs

My Timmy 2 by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 9 days ago
[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!

Footy by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 14 days ago
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.

Footy by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 14 days ago
I hope I took enough photos...😉

Footy by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
I would say Dave, it best fits the 507 design and the rudder of a “Siren”. See my new photos to compare. The hull is fibreglass

Footy by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
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?

Footy by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
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

Footy by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 16 days ago
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?

Footy by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 16 days ago
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?

Dumas Jolly Jay by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 23 days ago
Selling this nice sailing “Jolly Jay” ready to play with the grand kids. I am in Ontario, CANADA 🇨🇦. Less than $180. Contact me.

Billing Boats - Junior Progress- J502 by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 29 days ago
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?

Billing Boats - Junior Progress- J502 by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
I was given this small 18” kit called a Junior kit. Could be motorized, but was designed as a static model. Any suggestions? Motorize it or. Not?

NorStar Kingfisher by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
I installed a Graupner brushed 600 motor in my boat but am not sure the best size of prop to match up with it. How do I make a wise choice?

1/35 Vosper MTB by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
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?

1/35 Vosper MTB by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

1/35 Vosper MTB by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
I was given this kit to build with my grandsons. Static or conversion? If conversion, could it be done with one prop instead of three? Direct drive or geared?

USS Missouri 1/350 scale by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
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?

Footy Sailing by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 2 months 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 Captain   Posted: 3 months 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 Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Lucky Find!

3 Lil Bit by Grandpa Captain   Posted: 3 months 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 Captain   Posted: 3 months 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 Captain   Posted: 3 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 Captain   Posted: 4 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 Captain   Posted: 4 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 Captain   Posted: 4 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 Captain   Posted: 4 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/