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.
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.
[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.
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.
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!
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.
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.😎😎
This boat is 16" it would mean a pretty small motor, speed control, which is a bit much for a small hull. I have no problem bringing my other sailboat in to my feet. It could be modelled as a sloop moving about with sails furled.
I will be interested in the results of your testing. For now, I will continue doing testing for weight balance on the Kingfisher under power at the pond. Some of you will know that the motor was installed 2.5" (6.5cm) forward from where the plans showed. (Do not ask why?)
I saw Robins digging for worms just three weeks ago, but not now. We have returned to Artic influenced weather systems again with minus temperatures all this next week. So if you are out there enjoying your favourite pond, think of us. 😎