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    ๐Ÿ“ Yard Sale Find
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    It was a great day to sit out side & do a little cutting & gluing So I decided that my Galion will need a rounded stern if it's going to be a tug boat .Because Ernest Shackleton ship the Quest was found by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the wreck was 1,280 feet below the surface of the northwest Atlantic Ocean roughly 15 nautical miles off the coast of Labrador. Itโ€™s sitting on its keel, with its broken mast lying on the seafloor nearby. I thought that that could also be made into a R/C ship .Can't make up my mind .

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    In Edward Learโ€™s whimsical poem โ€œThe Jumblies,โ€ the Jumblies famously went to sea in a Sieve1. The poem begins with the lines:

    โ€œThey went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to seaโ€ฆโ€

    This nonsensical and adventurous tale captures the spirit of the Jumblesโ€™ determination to set sail despite the impracticality of their chosen vessel. ( Whimsical beings with Green Heads & Blue Hands ) what ?

    ๐Ÿ“ Another Tug
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Hasn't taking me a lot of time to make up my mind with the yard sale stuff . I do not like building static classic sailing ships but they do have real nice hulls so out came the saw & tug boat hull created I found a tug on google images so I will use that as a template. P/S the sail boat hull is the Graupner Optimist That I need to finish some day maybe ๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    My IA made same mistake so we are safe from AI taking over ( The body of water that connects the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea is the Yucatรกn Channel.)

    ๐Ÿ“ Yard Sale find
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    On the weekend spotted a yard sale . The older gentleman had restored a model he had built but the cat got to it . So because of his age he had decided to no longer have a hobby . We talk about model boats & stuff & he gave the wood to me & the 3 models . Future Build blog projects Maybe but wood is always handy to have in case power goes out.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    The countries bordering the Baltic Sea are Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany1. Among these, Germany is on the opposite side of the Baltic Sea from the others My stupid AI can't answer that question so I will take a guess. And I was wrong as usual.

    ๐Ÿ“ Info on Smoke Maker
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Was asked for more info . So here are a few photos . This mini humidifier uses water only to generate fake smoke no smelly baby oil & varsol odor 50%-50% mix for Graupner smokers .I get the power to run unit from the receiver battery port as the unit uses a USD port to make it work so I got a old servo & cut the wire off it removed the signal white wire & used the black & red wires to power up unit . I have to turn model on then power up the Humidifier to start fake smoke put the cabin on model & away we go. Make sure Positive & Negative are put in proper receiver slots Please don't damage receiver if it's plugged in wrong.

    ๐Ÿ“ Smoke maker
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    This is a mini Humidifier got it on Amazon I got idea from a club member

    ๐Ÿ“ Zwarte Zee
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Did a show Sunday ran Zwarte Zee it's rather short as a member wanted to run his high speed boat.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Your everyday AI companion told me the answer today Because no rules allow me to
    act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, especially in a game or examination:

    ๐Ÿ“ Zwarte Zee
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Pick it up a few years ago & didn't do a build log or maybe I did But I just remembered to add the model to my Harbor collection Can't put run time or speed on attributes not determined yet P/S I did do a build log on this one & I found some rivets I had from work . I had to put name tags on the guys coveralls at work & I guess when I retired they ended up coming home with me.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Zwarte Zee
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Here is another model that was unfinished the I picked up for $10.00 Canadian last year got the model from a member of Confederation Marine Modelers . The Zwarte Zee is 30 inch's in length & is R/C .I forgot to do a build log on the model. If the wind is low I'll be running the model at Boats in the park this weekend at Hamilton's Steam Museum I did do a build log on model

    ๐Ÿ“ Betty Bopp
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Was going to be a Balloon Duster but It became another Tug Boat

    ๐Ÿ“ Betty Bopp
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    About 1 year ago I posted a build Blog about clubs Balloon busters .Because there was so many boat build rules I gave up on that. But I had a hull and my mind still works fairly well at 74 I decide to make another tug boat I had some spare parts & a New Fly sky radio so last winter we built a no name model boat and ran her most of last summer at the pool in Burlington . I also just remembered that I didn't finish Balloon Duster build log That's no more. This model ran real well last summer and I'm hoping to run her again this summer. I think I'll call her Betty Bopp.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    My AI has informed me that.
    The shipwreck discovered off the coast of Scotland in 1997, believed to be the remains of the HMS Royal George, which sank in 1782, does not appear in the search results I have. The HMS Royal George is well-documented to have sunk while at anchor off Spithead in 1782, with a tragic loss of life estimated between six hundred and one thousand people1. However, the search results do not confirm the discovery of its remains off the coast of Scotland in 1997. Itโ€™s possible that there might be some confusion with another shipwreck or the information might not be widely documented online. For detailed and specific historical shipwreck information, consulting specialized maritime archives or underwater archaeology reports might yield better results. Can I believe you are a intelligent artificial thing that will take over the world one day ?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    I cheated and ask the AI What is the primary method used by submarines to communicate with the outside world while underwater? And it's answer was Acoustic communication I guess AI's are stupid.

    ๐Ÿ“ Speed Boat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    I haven't posted for a while so just a little update .My brother gave me a Toys Are Us r/c boat that his boys had I've had it hidden away for a long time his boys completely destroyed the boat .Rudder broken off Speed control melted Motor mounts smashed . Boys will be Boys I guess My fellow model boat club members will say I've gone to the dark side with a speed boat. Replace rudder, speed control, Transmitter , receiver , battery & motor mount , I also needed to get into the hull & find a away to keep it together & water resistant . I know The photo of King Charles isn't model boat related but Canada has changed portrait on our change got a quarter a few day's ago for 2024

    ๐Ÿ“ down load a video to web site HOW
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    I use my I-Phone to video model boat stuff .And I download those onto U-Tube then I try to post them on Model Boat wed site & I get a invalid message so is there any one on this site who Knows how to put a video on this site . Maybe I'm not using the proper video format. I put all my videos on Microsoft photos .I also buy all those wed sites that can change video formats but they never work & are a waste off money.

    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Victory
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Was ask what kit the Victory is it's the Corel kit 1:98 scale . Our model boat club has been invited to Ancaster Spring Home & Garden Show Feb23-24-25 So I will continue the build while attending this show .I should have the masts on . I like to show people what goes into model boat building.

    ๐Ÿ“ HMS Victory
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    I thought I had done a good job with the Rigging & dead eyes on the Santa Maria that I would finish up the rigging & dead eyes on another orphan model .This time it's a cut away of the HMS Victory which has been awaiting my time for a while. I do have have a little room left for storage in the room my wife calls the BOAT ROOM.

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Santa Maria
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    I need to stop making model boats. this kit was given to me just at the beginning of the lock downs for the virus 2020 . He had the kit for about 20 years & I had it for another 4 years 'So the Billings Santa Maria must be 24 years old. It had paper sails & real small dead eyes I didn't want to do the rigging but it need completing so she's done.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Santa Maria
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Time for the paper sails on the Santa Maria Model And after that the sail rigging lines .

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Santa Maria
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    I haven't been able to down load a video on my build log so here is a few photos of me doing the rat lines on the Santa Maria. My method isn't traditional but it service it's purpose. the glue is just Carpenter style white glue non toxic.

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Santa Maria
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Yesterday started the Dead Eyes And rigging. It's a very time consuming chore. I wonder how models of yester years where made with out all the fancy super glues & carpenter glues that we have now. P/S I cheated And had to use piano wire to keep dead eyes in line . I tried to do that job the way the diagram said but I failed so I did it my way.

    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Santa Maria
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    You all will probably think I'm crazy but I'm going to finish another orphan model that was given to me about 3 years ago just before lock downs due to pandemic. The model must be about 40 years old plus another 3 years. Here in Hamilton area we have had 1 snow fall that melted the next day because of rain. I've been working on the Billings Santa Maria off & on & gave up . Dead eyes & Lanyards are my nemesis. But I'm going to try. Found a write up in the Blue Nose instruction that may help me complete the model ship. Wish me luck & I may go blind .

    ๐Ÿ“ Kit was called Duna
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    I have just found out that the really tugs name was Frederic Mistral. Still runs after 100 years. The crew had Chickens in the cage at the bow & sometimes carried pigs in the pen at the stern end was used to make a little extra cash at the ports they went to. This model was a static had to do a lot of modification to interior to make the tug a R/C runner.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bluenose-4
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    O/K I admit it I can't spell & I think Testors paint isn't around any more in Canada. But I'm just saying what the hobby store guy told me and I did spell it Tester sorry! ๐Ÿ˜€ & I was to lazy to finish the tops of the Monopoly house's

    ๐Ÿ“ Bluenose-4
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    Here in the Hamilton Ontario area we haven't had a lot of snow so did a little more on my model kit of the Bluenose . Needed to paint the hull so instead of spray paint decided to use bottle paint's ask the hobby store guy for some Tester paint white, red, blue, black and was informed that Tester paint has been discontinued for a while.โ˜น๏ธ . Paint is getting kind of expensive but hobby store guy recemented Tamiya enamel. This kit is pretty straight forward except for Rigging & sails So that's next project If it ever snows.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bluenose-4
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    In 2023, the winter solstice is happening on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 10:27 p.m. EST in the Northern Hemisphere. So we need to keep busy with another orphan model , My 4th Bluenose model boat. Here in Canada I would think that any model boat builder would have built at leased 1 Bluenose it's on all our dimes Plus hope we all have a Merry Christmas & get all the model boat supplies we need. I also would like to wish all model boaters a Happy New year with pleasant sailing. This kit has been collecting bust for about 4 years & needs a little TLC. and when the snow finally arrives here in southern Ontario I'll have something to do rather than snow shoveling.

    ๐Ÿ“ Found old photo First R/C model & Transmitter & Speed Control
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GARTH ( Commander)
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    This is a photo I found in a old album .It's my first R/C controlled model & I think it was a Billings tug The Sampson .The radio was a Cox Sanyo transmitter & Receiver . I had to get a C/B license back then to operate the radio . Years later I removed the deck & cabin & used the hull to make the North Rock tug boat . That's the speed control that I would have used back then.๐Ÿ˜Š



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