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Grandpa

Member Stats
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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 20th May 2017
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 26
Photos Posted 84
Likes Received 48
Likes Given 9
36 Total Posts
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Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart
Type: Pleasure Craft
Michael
Type: Tug Boat
Lieutenant
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
83 points away from Commander!
Points
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Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 85
Forum Post 2 52
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 50
Photos Response 3 9
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 9
Received Likes 2 96
317 Total Points
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Recent Posts
What is going on here? by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days 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.

Did Anyone catch this on BBC? by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08lfc1r#play The lady being interviewed, Corinna Bauer, PhD, is my daughter. She is a research scientist in neurological studies of the brain of blind people. Very busy, busy, lady

Rare Comet model "Sloop Gypsy" by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
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.

Rare Comet model "Sloop Gypsy" by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
John you mention a small motor. Are you suggesting alternate to wind power?

Rare Comet model "Sloop Gypsy" by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
I was given this kit at a yard sale recently. A 1953 Comet kit which has been seen here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showatt.php?attachmentid=4564365&d=1326946678 Will the new mini rc gear suit this boat ? The kit wood is all there, but I will make duplicate parts keeping the originals.

Mini-12 Class Sailboat by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Here is the Mini 12 in action tonight in a light breeze.

Mini-12 Class Sailboat by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Ice is gone! I took the boat out for the first time this evening. More photos to follow.

Arrakis by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
The boat does not win races without a good skipper! You must be a good team 👍

Speed controls by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
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?)

Speed controls by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Doug the model number is: in photo

Speed controls by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 27 days ago
Grandpa here...good conversations here. Some of you are talking about the TX. What is the tx? What is Esc? I will check to see if I am in Mode 1 or 2.

Speed controls by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 28 days ago
I have heard it said that speed controls are set-up so that the faster speed is found in reverse. Is this true? If not, then why does my motor run faster in reverse than forward?

-17C in Ontario makes for a cold March by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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. 😎

Saw this Tug under shelter in Mahone Bay, N.S. by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
I know it was built in 1959 as the DPW tugboat "Enmore". It was named T.A.2 until 2009. Does anyone know anything else about this type of tug? I got the information from this website: http://tugfaxblogspotcom.blogspot.ca/2016/06/eastern-tug-roundup.html

Coming to Ireland in May by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Are there boat clubs in Ireland? If so where? Coming from Canada 🇨🇦 and would like to meet some fellow builders. Is there a good hobby store in Dublin or Belfast?

Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 24"/1200g Sweet❤️❤️❤️Heart Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type) Geared to a Graupner (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: 18" of Ice covers the pond so much of the information requested must remain blank. The boat has only seen the bathtub ! No leaks. Stable and balanced. Paint is acrylic, clear-coated wood is mahogany. This is a Nor-Star Kingfisher kit with some alterations and added details. Looking forward to posting a video of the boat running on the lake in April after the ice leaves.

Sweet ❤️ ❤️❤️ Heart by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
You have seen it being built. Now it is done. A Nor-Star Kingfisher kit but with some scratch building too. Because of the motor being longer than how the kit was originally designed, the second bulkhead was altered. I am running it with two 2400 Ni-MH 7.2 batteries, a Futoba servo, on a 2.4 GHz Spektrum.

Rudder servo installed and working by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Making battery boxes, seats for cabin, and rear hatch cover with mahogany veneer.

Kingfisher Progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Trimwork being done around transom and painting of the rub railing.

Michael by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 18" Michael Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: I use two 2400 Wolf Pack battery sets one one each side of the hull to add ballast plus, B-B shot is glued in the hull for weight too. My grandson helped to build and paint it thus the vessel named Michael The boat was too fast with a direct drive so it was replaced with a 3:1 geared reduction. Runs much better more scale speed. The first motor made it look like a speed boat, which was dangerous if my grandson were to sail it.

Mini-12 Class Sailboat by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
http://crya.ca/classes/mini-12/ Just bought a Mini-12 Class Sailboat. Waiting for the ice to leave the lake in a couple months to begin enjoying it!

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
The stuffing box is packed with axle grease; the rudder is mounted awaiting control arm; motor mount is secured as is the motor. The motor had to be moved causing some redesigning issues ( for the purest) this could cause some questions, but I think with some planning the outcome will be respectable.

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Sanded off the K 3 and will apply filler tomorrow. Installed prop shaft assembly and short skew. Removal of extra threaded sectionpast prop will to done too. Must make rudder and install it, the rudder will extend out past the stern.

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Tell me! What do I do next? Is K-3 to be sanded flush, if so, this would cause a broad flat area. Is it to then have a 1" strip of fibreglass tape applied? OR ???

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Glad to have a staple gun on hand as it came in handy to close up the chine seams where my clamps could not reach. The staples get removed once the glue dries. Any suggested filler material along the seams?

Kingfisher progress by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
After using my bench mounted belt sander on the chines, the glueing of the skins began this afternoon.

King-Fisher changes made by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Planning to use my belt sander for chines to match the bulkheads as shown in the plan. I do other woodworking such as this toy barn, which I just finished for my grandson's birthday next week.