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Last Online
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Ron

Member Stats
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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 17th Feb 2018
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 5
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 115
Photos Posted 341
Likes Received 210
Likes Given 132
159 Total Posts
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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
Fleet Admiral!
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
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Boats in Harbour 8 40
Forum Thread 5 235
Forum Post 2 230
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 200
Photos Response 3 39
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 3
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 15
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 132
Received Likes 2 420
1314 Total Points
Canada
Recent Posts
Michael by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Dumas kit Carol Moran, renamed Michael for my first grandson.My first build, learning how to make those brass railings each post being soldered following a paper pattern. Some customizing at the request of my grandson with added port holes, and deck features. He helped to paint it.

The Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
1/72nd version of the RAF by Airfix.

2nd Gunwhale stringers by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Is this a kit, using kit wood? The parts look like they will add too much weight. Am I correct?

1st Gunwhale stringers by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
This boat looks like it will be very heavy using those plywood bulkheads.

Help needed, running sheet to main by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Take a closer look...those are paper patterns. The actual sails will be bright yellow. Might change the name to Canary.

Help needed, running sheet to main by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Thanks Dave, I think this has got it. What do you think?

Valentine Day Treat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
It was my sweetheart who suggested dinner out before band practice. My Valentine of 44years knows me...😍💕🍷🍷

Valentine Day Treat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I am principal percussionist in our local community concert band. This up coming spring season sees me on the tympani on every selection. Just never know from season to season what the requirements will be. Big band, to show tunes, to marches and classics.

Valentine Day Treat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Booked a dinner out too, but the best place in town had tables beginning at 4:30 or later after 8. We settle for the early booking leaving the evening open for other activites...concert band rehearsal @ 7

Help needed, running sheet to main by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I have installed a Hitec HS-82MG servo for the sails and the HS-81 for the rudder. In all my searching through various sites I can find no verbal with illustrations telling how to attach the kite string (Sheet) from beginning to end. I know, I need a bowsie for the main sail in there some where too. The Jib is rigged with a single bowsie with the sheet running through the ring which slides on the rail. The Jib will not be controlled by the servo arm, I am not sure how much torque these small servos can take? So I need help running the kite string from below deck up to the main sail.

displaying at vintage and steam rallies. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Back to your display, Colin, very impressive array in your Harbour. I see why you were interested in where the Gypsy sailboat came from. You get the plans off the computer or I can get you one.

Tempory computer by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Colin, an IPad works well too. Nicely done tugs! What size is the little one? Are there figures on those too? Possibly some H.O. Scale figures might work or another train scale. I used 1/72 figures on my tug.

No Bowsie ? Try this by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Donnieboy we gotta get your Harbour photos and personal photo done. I can help you do this. I used kite string to rig the boat, dipping the cut string in liquid glue to keep it from fraying. When dry, the line went easily through the holes. I know these home made Bowie’s are not as nice as the purchased ones, but they will do just fine for awhile.

No Bowsie ? Try this by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
My nearest hobby store did not have any Bowsies and when they said 21 Bowie’s would be $18 I started looking to see how to make some from what I had on hand.

Marconi sail plan by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
This is a 1941, Comet kit. I used the old kit’s wood as patterns while making parts from birch ply, basswood and mahogany. The scroll saw was a big help in cutting the printed parts from the old wood. Wish I had one when cutting printed parts for rubber powered airplanes.

Marconi sail plan by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
I was in contact with Nat, at: www.GannonAndBenjami.com where he said I should stay with a Marconi sail for the Gypsy sailboat. I must make a small Jib and Main sail. I bought some polyester material that is water resistant at a local fabric store. Not much required, but I know that one can not just cut from a 2D plan the cloth and attach it to the mast and boom. I have been studying how to make a Dacron sail. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Dacron-Sail/

Building base boards. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
I agree, the workmate makes a good base for our building and repairing projects. The earlier drawing put forth by Marky makes good sense

The Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
I really like your work done on this boat. How did you go about building it from scratch? By scratch, does this mean making all the parts? I built the 1/72 Airfix kit painting it like you have here. I like that you have also included the side hatch where the wounded could be transported on stretchers. I will send some photos of my kit, but I ‘d enjoy seeing more of this boat you made. Best regards, Ron

Gypsy progress by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Sheet lines are done. Cabin roof done ✅Several coats of polyurethane inside and out done ✅. My wife said she will sew the sails. Now if the 16” of ice will leave the lake...sigh 🤔

Gypsy progress by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Progress on the sloop Gypsy. Much has been accomplished this week.

Marblehead by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Ready to mount the mast on the Marblehead Sailboat.

Kyosho Fortune 612 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
If you have not repaired this yet, I use Gorilla glue. It comes in several formulas, so read the label. One type will expand while curing. I do not use this type.I use the CA gel from Gorilla and the white waterproof glue .

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Hull ready for rudder installation.

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Just keeping switch inside...case is closed!

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
I believe my mind gets the idea, but some photos would finish it off?

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
New deck with Mahogany trim being sanded then multiple coats of Varathane clear finish.

Mini 12 CRYA by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
https://qmycbelleville.wordpress.com/mini-12-information/bui... http://crya.ca/classes/mini-12/

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
I am putting the switch inside the hatch cover. Never realized the “switch” could be such a topic Starter. It seemed like an attractive alternative to opening up the hatch to turn off the boat, especially since its location was protected by the hatch roof and located at the back of the hatch. I keep moisture wicking packs found in electronics packaging, in the hull of my boats.

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Love to see photos or videos of the subs!

Marblehead Sailboat upgraded by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
How about thin layer of silicon either on outside over cover plate, or inside betwwen switch and hatch wall?