Does anyone sail this class of small sailboats? If so, I’d like to chat with you about your experiences with it. I find my boat is very sensitive and actually do a 360*under certain conditions. My larger 46” hull is very stable.
My niece lives on Vancouver Island, B.C. on the waterfront. They wish to use RC boats with their two boys, but are not sure about introducing the boys into the hobby if it is done on salt water. They tried some toy rc boats but found they did not like salt water. I have been told the boats need to be washed in fresh water after use. What advice could I pass along to them?
My friend, Ewald Bengel, and I both have M12 class sailboats; 42" length, weighing 16+lbs, designed for sailing in weedy ponds or lakes. We took them to his cottage and sailed them in deep water on Oak Lake north of Havelock, Ontario, Canada. A Great afternoon of sailing!
These two boats were tied up at a dock on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. My nephew sent me the pictures. Tomorrow he will try to get the names of the boats and maybe information. Do these look familiar to you? Try: http://cdacustomwoodboats.com/boats/coeur340/
I use a hood unit like you would find in your kitchen over your stove to exhaust fumes, soldering soot, fine particles too. It is vented to the outside. Two stagelight and variable speed van. I got this unit from a Recycle store in Canada they go various names. Other than this, there are dust extraction units such as found in wood shops. Festo has small units as do stores that sell Turning & Lathe equipment.
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.😎😎