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Ron

Member Stats
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Member No. 3946
Registered 21st Nov 2016
Last Online 22nd Sep 2018
City Port Perry
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 167
Photos Posted 551
Likes Received 283
Likes Given 216
222 Total Posts
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Harbour
Catharine
Type: Yacht
Skiff
Type: Working Vessel
Canary
Type: Yacht
My Timmy 2
Type: Working Vessel
Midwest Cranberry Isle
Type: Yacht
+3 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 64
Forum Thread 5 375
Forum Post 2 334
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 240
Photos Response 3 42
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 6
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 21
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 216
Received Likes 2 566
1872 Total Points
Canada
Recent Posts
Wianno Senior-Added Center board by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day 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: 9 days 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: 14 days 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.

Catharine by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month 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: 1 month ago
I was given this kit partially built. No plans were provided. A finished boat is also shown as found on web. Anyone built this model?

Catharine by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Wianno Senior is the style of sailboat. The main sail is being installed in these photos. Looking forward to water testing soon.

What is the optimum prop shaft angle? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
12 degrees according to this PDF but I may need to go a bit less say between 8 & 10. These photos give an idea of where I am going with these modifications. The prop shaft is too steep in this photo...

What is the optimum prop shaft angle? by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
This is a Norstar Kingfisher design. I want to place the motor beneath the rear hatch where the batteries sat. The CG was far to forward and this is a heavy model so it never ran very well. the motors ran hot even with a water jacket. I am moving the motor back, using a shortened prop shaft ,but what shaft angle will produce the optimum performance? Ron

Emma C Berry Schooner by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Mike, are your models seen in your post, done with round masts? If so, what wood did you use and how did you mak3 them tapered?

HMS Hood by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Nice to see that it sails at an appropriate scale speed, and the ballast you have used makes the model resemble the true ship.

1914 Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
So you say, “What is new?” Doyle Sailmakers sent me sail material to make the main and jib. They also sent me sail dimensions and the main sail pattern. Sam Lawrence of Bass River, Massachusetts, owns an older Wianno Senior. He has provided photos and building advice, plus and invitation to come down from Canada and go sailing on his boat to witness how these sailboats perform on the water. All the RC elements are now installed and working.

1914 Wianno Senior by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Time to show the progress of this building project. Thanks to the kind folks at Doyle Sailmakers Inc who sent me main sail data, I was able to make a 1”=1’ sail pattern. I showed in an earlier post the rudder servo instalment, now here is the main servo installation that will control the Jib and Main. (A work in progress) I have the lengths for the mast, boom, gaff but I am not sure if I will try turning them on the lathe or use a cut down mast from a Soling.

Wianno Senior progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
https://m.facebook.com/wiannosr/ Had to change hull to red after some bondo work. Deck is painted, just some touch up and glossy polyurethane for the mahogany. It is coming along.

Fun Run by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The Dumas kit (Carol Moran) mine is named Michael after my grandson. It sailed at a scale speed today. The Bunker and Ellis "Lobster Yacht" a Midwest kit, seen here towing a harbour tender. Harbour tender and Tugboat built by me. Dannieboy built the Lobster Yacht with added touches by Ron.

Fun Run - 2018 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
http://www.kawarthamarinemodelers.org/88451219 contact: President - Jack Scott Time: 10:00 - 4:00 Sat Yes it is a go, Jack Scott is the contact person. Lunch will be served. Direction: Just off of Hwy # 36 at the Esso station, Bobcaygen You will find Mill Street, then follow it to River Park Drive You will see us on your right across from Forbert Memorial pool. If you need more info call 705 868 5991 Jack Scott

Wianno Senior progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Mini-Servo installed and works just fine next to the rudder shaft. There is a hatch cover with a Tiller attached to the rudder post.

Marblehead all set to go by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
The owners of this sailboat are putting it in the water today after nearly a year in the repair shop. Should go like a graceful greyhound. I will post more photos as they come to me.

Wianno Senior progressing by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Added rudder today. Fibreglass applied and fillers between rudder and shaft. I put in a temporary mini servo, not pictured, but it was just beside the control horn.

After fibreglass and primer coat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
So, the hull has been fibreglassed, and several coats of primer applied. What next? Mark the water line as seen on the PDF and photographs? OR Place model in water, load up with approximately the weight of servos, batteries, and other building materials? Paint exterior hull or wait till interior servos are mounted? Scratch building questions...

1940 Chris Craft by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Are building a runabout or cabin cruiser as shown?

Marblehead Sailboat by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
All done and ready to sail. I took it to an outdoor swimming pool at a neighbours and did a Sytems check; Stability; All was fine and I suspect this is going Go like a greyhound on the lake! Put in a new sail winch robbe #8336; rudder servo is HiTec HS-322HD

1940 Chris Craft by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Going to a brushless motor, eh. Will this still keep the boat a scale speed? This is a motor launch for family cruising.

Council madness... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Lost my “duck pond” to a subdivision development.

Michael by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
(Billings kit Carol Moran) I filmed it tonight with my cell phone. Added some deck details and will be towing an old Tugboat as seen in photo.

drum sail winch questions... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
If you read further about this posted design, they are using a spring system between the two separate spools of the winch. I considered this for my set-up but did not have the spring loaded winch spools. See this: https://www.rmgsailwinch.com.au/rmg/pages/Self-Tensioning-Dr...

drum sail winch questions... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
The Winch paper work makes various suggestions, but I chose to run a single sheet line, aft through the single block. The main is the first ring, then the jib attached forward followed by a thin elastic which provides constant tension. Use a Bowsie if needed in your set-up to get the adjustment just right. My winch is currently being replaced as it was installed in the early 1990’s. Hope this is helpful.

Robbie Antje 2 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Try this person. http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,40073...

drum sail winch questions... by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Is this what you are trying to achieve? Or are you running a single sheet with an elastic keeping tension on the sheet line. The elastic is attached forward of the jib.

New Foss Tug by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
For you Tug enthusiasts, I saw this tug on a recent trip out west. Then this article in the Pacific Maritime magazine.

Gypsy by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
This little sloop just will not sail. It bobs like a cork, drifting with the wind, so I stripped out the servos, receiver and batteries. It now sits on the bookshelf.