The Dumas kit (Carol Moran) mine is named Michael after my grandson. It sailed at a scale speed today. The Bunker and Ellis "Lobster Yacht" a Midwest kit, seen here towing a harbour tender. Harbour tender and Tugboat built by me. Dannieboy built the Lobster Yacht with added touches by Ron.
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Not your traditional clamping method, but it works when the hull is very thin and clamps just do not meet the required pressure point. When the glue is dry under the deck, I will sand lightly, then apply the fibreglass.
So, the hull has been fibreglassed, and several coats of primer applied. What next? Mark the water line as seen on the PDF and photographs? OR Place model in water, load up with approximately the weight of servos, batteries, and other building materials? Paint exterior hull or wait till interior servos are mounted? Scratch building questions...
All done and ready to sail. I took it to an outdoor swimming pool at a neighbours and did a Sytems check; Stability; All was fine and I suspect this is going Go like a greyhound on the lake! Put in a new sail winch robbe #8336; rudder servo is HiTec HS-322HD
The Winch paper work makes various suggestions, but I chose to run a single sheet line, aft through the single block. The main is the first ring, then the jib attached forward followed by a thin elastic which provides constant tension. Use a Bowsie if needed in your set-up to get the adjustment just right. My winch is currently being replaced as it was installed in the early 1990’s. Hope this is helpful.
A 30’ family cruiser designed by Franck & McCrary, Seattle, Washington. Seen in Gig Harbour, WA earlier in May. The last photo only caught the bow, sorry! Several other older craft were tied up along the pier that day too, as seen in the remaining photos.
My wife and I were in Gig Harbour, Washington State today where we were invited onboard by the owners of this beautiful boat. They told us, it is on the water most of the year in Seattle. The boat is varnished every two years. It requires continual care as the salt water is corrosive. Also seen was a nifty outboard; even the outboard motor cover is made of wood. A group of friends were seen enjoying a dockside luncheon. They said “Please take our picture” Very nice inboard Runabout.
Talk about embarrassing, the little boat would not sail. The wind actually pushed the boat sideways into shore, absolutely no forward motion! I removed the added keel weights ( washers as seen in photos) Reduce the sail area, and still no forward motion, just sat in the water, looking pretty with slack sails. Pondering ???
The sloop appears to sit well in a light breeze, but when tacking it heels over easily. The last photo shows it listing which was not from the breeze but had taken on a bit of water which easily drained. I sealed the cabin area better at home, and changed the manner in which the main sheet leaves the cabin. I will test tomorrow.