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Ron

Member Stats
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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 19th Jan 2019
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 9
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 189
Photos Posted 614
Likes Received 327
Likes Given 280
247 Total Posts
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Harbour
Neptun
Type: Working Vessel
Catharine
Type: Yacht
Skiff
Type: Working Vessel
Canary
Type: Yacht
My Timmy 2
Type: Working Vessel
+4 More
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 72
Forum Thread 5 435
Forum Post 2 378
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 250
Photos Response 3 42
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 6
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 24
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 280
Received Likes 2 654
2149 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Furled sails powered yacht with inboard motor by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Gypsy is 15 inches

Furled sails powered yacht with inboard motor by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Any one with pictures of their Sloop, Yawl, or otherwise where the sailboat is powered by a small electric motor? The sails furled. My Gypsy did not sail well, but could be modified for power.

Kingfisher by Norstar upgrades by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Joe, Happy New Year. We have a frozen lake here in Ontario and this set up will be first tried out in the spring. This motor pulley system was recommended to me. Will keep you posted.

How to make Deck Fittings ? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
What deck fittings does this boat require? I have no plans, pictures, or related information. Location of fittings. What you see is what I figure makes since. I know some railings and stairs are to scale, but it was what I had to work with without making major investments. Lifeboats have been carved and davits will be done soon.

Kingfisher by Norstar upgrades by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
The original design placed the motor near the windscreen; using direct drive. The new design moves the C/G; provides a shorter prop shaft; and a lighter boat.

Graupner Neptun Freighter by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Received this partially built kit, having been started over 20 years ago. Got it with no stairs, iifeboats, or deck equipment. Used H.O. Package of stairs, railings, and ladders to make what is seeing here. A friend is carving a couple lifeboats and I will make davits.

How to RC small boats? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
http://www.mhsd.org/model/howto/servo.htm Anyone done this? Please send me some pictures of your work and anything I should be cautious about when putting this in a small craft? I want to put a small motor in the Comet sailboat and run it with the sails furrowed.

KD Perkasa 1/24 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
http://www.gaugemaster.com/revell/Revell_Paint_Conversion_Ch...

Catharine by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Midwest kit East Coast Lobster Yacht. Single screw, pleasure to sail.

1961 Fairey Huntress 23 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
http://www.classicandsportscar.ltd.uk/Fairey-Huntress-23/cla... Check out the real boat. Some nice pictures!

A Birthday Wish! by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Not enough snow for a roof so improvised!👍

A Birthday Wish! by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi ya, Ron here in Port Perry, Ontario wishes you also, a blessed birthday, a gift from the Lord! Hope your days are filled with many blessing.

First Snow! by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Port Perry snow...glad my snowblower is working.

Transmitter-Rain Cover by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Actually I am more concerned about how to keep the Transmitter dry in misty wet weather than warming my hands. Sometimes here in Canada we can be sailing our boats when a sudden squall will pop up. How to keep my transmitter dry under those conditions is my main concern. In Canada we have hand warmers to put in our gloves that work very well. Shrug off the coldest days with these "pocket furnaces." Slip warmers into gloves, pockets, hard hats or between layers of clothing. Shake to use, air-activated. Heats up to 55°C (130°F). Safe, odorless and disposable. Heats up to 10 hours.

Transmitter-Rain Cover by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
https://www.baitboats.net/transmitter-rain-cover.html Has anyone tried either of these products?

Is there a way to...? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I am running a Graupner 360 with 3:1 gear box powered by 2400 NiMH 7.2 volt battery in this freighter. Is there a way to put a governor in the system so that when my grandson controls the model he can run it fast? I am not electronically apt so I am asking you who know such things.

Your ideas on how to stabilize a flat-bottomed freighter. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
https://www.marineinsight.com/naval-architecture/roll-stabil... I chose to add a bilge keel to begin with in the search of stability.

Your ideas on how to stabilize a flat-bottomed freighter. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
After adding the needed weights to bring this freighter down to a loaded ship water line, the model rocks n rolls. It needs either a keel or exterior stability fins. What is your experience? Please share with us.

Neptun by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 36" Neptun Single Propellor (3 Blade) Geared Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Under construction is this old kit recently given to me after sitting on the shelf for close to 15 years. No plans, no deck fittings, and other parts missing too. It needed a new speed control, motor with geared reduction, battery and the prop shaft bearings were seized requiring several hours of removal and replacement.

Deck colours chart wanted by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
From what my research shows, there seems to right or wrong especially if the ship you are doing is generic of no specific general freighter style with no cranes which is my situation.

Deck colours chart wanted by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Would someone please post links to general freighter deck colours. I have been Googling images but have found no consistency, some are blue; flat red; flat light green, grey and so forth.

HELP needed re: Graupner Neptun by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Your container idea shows two yellow cranes. I have no life boats, railings, forecastle deck hardware, anchors, masts, just what you see here.

Where's our mate?... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Get back on your feet soon! Always enjoy your posts.

HELP needed re: Graupner Neptun by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
No plans. No fittings. Just the parts I have been able to glue-up here. The containers and toys were added to see if they might be used for freight. These General Freighters are used for multiple cargos but I have no Cranes. Thinking of just adding hatches with tie downs. Any suggestions? Approximately what scale?

Wianno Senior on the pond by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Sailing this week without much breeze. Had to do a fair bit of rudder wagging to bring it back in to shore.👍

Wianno Senior-Added Center board by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
After recent water trials, it was determined that the boat needed the Center board lowered. Added the design from drawings and the photo from actual boat, plus some lead added in a hollowed out area of the new I will do another water test soon.

How to Create water tight seal? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Any suggestions for creating a water tight seal? I am using clear hockey tape around the cabin roof which seems to keep water out, but over the open cockpit is where I am placing a cover which is suppose to keep water out of this area. I also poured polyurethane on the floorboards of the cockpit to provide a good seal and caulked the seams too.

Wianno Senior in the water by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
On the pond today. Sailing well, though took on water easily over the combing into the cockpit. So back home I added a clear covering which should take care of that problem. Also, added the Center board in the down position, which can be seen in the last picture in the clear water.

Catharine by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 25" Catharine - Comments: Uses 4 AA batteries to power the Spektrum Receiver and two servos. Mast is 22” Boom 20” Sail material is from Doyle Sailmakers Inc. 2.2oz Fibrermax nylon from Challenge Sailcloth Draft is 3” Bean 8”

Graupner Neptun Container Ship by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I was given this kit partially built. No plans were provided. What deck fittings are desired? How long/tall should deck vents be? Placement? Where do I find photo sources? Yes google but specifically? Lifeboats have been carved and davits are forthcoming. Anyone built this model?