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GARTH

Member Stats
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Member No. 3032
Registered 10th Sep 2014
Last Online 20th Oct 2017
City Hamilton
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 10
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 6
Photos Posted 36
Likes Received 49
Likes Given 3
44 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Confederation Marine Modellers
Since: 10th Sep 2014
Harbour
44 life boat
Type: Life Boat
Patriot
Type: Fire Boat
Arnold.S
Type: Tug Boat
Water Witch
Type: Pleasure Craft
+6 More
Commander
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
152 points away from Captain!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 80
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 12
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 45
Video Response 3 3
Build Blog 20 80
Blog Post 5 80
Blog Response 3 21
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 3
Received Likes 2 98
448 Total Points
Canada
Recent Posts
Hull prep completed by GARTH Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
Had a little time & the weather was great so worked outside putting the hull skins on I used Door skin mahogany .A sheet was about $ 9.00 Canadian Next time I use Oak Door skin That's about $23.00 a sheet . Have to now take my time & smooth all the parts .I also sealed the inside of hull with a 2 part finishing epoxy.

Motor installation by GARTH Commander   Posted: 8 days ago
I had some 12 volt motor out of Black & Decker drills so I will use one I find that if motor isn't installed early it becomes very difficult to mount motors in a completed hull .Line up to shaft & couplings . the other thing is I us a Graupner flex coupling . They work great only problem they are no long available any where .

Sea Commander Ocean yacht by GARTH Commander   Posted: 10 days ago
Thanks to a fellow in Tasmania I got plans for sea commander no names please took a week for my print shop to make plans size 24''in length I wanted to build the model in a scale that is manageable & easy to transport to the pond . Used 1/4 inch ply for ribs & cut them on my Drumel saw that's about 30 years old , so old I can't find blades any more in Canada

Light up the night by GARTH Commander   Posted: 16 days ago
Real great evening, sail weather was great & the free coffee was too thanks to club exec. for having a Light up the night run

Balloon Busters by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
The Confederation marine models club loves to demonstrate there ballon busting skills

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Gee I sure stirred up a hornets nest with my question I'm sorry .I have all the info I need now & don't need any more info so happy sail Garth

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Thank you all for all the reply's I think I'll send away to Maritime Models & get the kit from them just have to figure out the pounds to dollars thing . Might have to take out a loan !! GARTH

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I would like to build the Aerokits 34" sea Commander But I can't find a dealer in Canada I see that Westbourn Hobbies have one in England but its a lit pricey Any one with any Ideas about this sure would be helpful thanks Garth

44 life boat by GARTH Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 34"/900g 44 life boat Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 30mm) Geared Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through pro boat (5Amps) ESC - Comments: I built the 44 several years ago & wasn't happy with her as it listed to much on port & starboard turns because the cabin was to heavy so I rebuilt the cabin with lighter plywood started running her at the pond & seems a lot better now.Still needs a little more work with fittings

Patriot by GARTH Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
[Score: 6/10] 27"/1200g Patriot Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 60mins Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Midwest kit with working monitor I use a Sonic Mark X pump for the water sprayer Kids love to get wet but mothers don't !

Arnold.S by GARTH Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
[Score: 6/10] 16"/900g Arnold.S Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a tug boat kit by Freedom Song Model Boat there no longer selling models I have a lot of fun running this model in small pools

Water Witch by GARTH Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 17"/2100g Water Witch Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 70mins Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Found plans in a Model Boat Magazine from England The plans where down size I used 1/8 pine strips for the hull and epoxy as sealer This model was a replicate of a Scotish fishing boat converted to pleasure crafts .

Canada 150 year celebration by GARTH Commander   Posted: 8 months ago
Confederation marine modellers will be hosting a display & model boat pool for Canada's 150 birthday here at Hamilton's Steam & Technology Museum . The museum has a working walking beam pump , live model steam engine rides , mecano displays

Web Site address change. by GARTH Commander   Posted: 8 months ago
Our club has change our web site address to www.confederationmarinemodellers.ca it's ca not com . The new web site is a go daddy generated site that easier to navigate now

Edward . M. Cotter by GARTH Commander   Posted: 8 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 39" Edward . M. Cotter Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Direct Drive to a Johnson (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The real fire boat is stationed in Buffalo New York . This fire boat visits Port Colborne on Lake Erie every year for Canal Days & because the model boat club I'm in sets up a display at the museum in town I decided to build a scratch build of this boat I used the prints of the Sequin Midwest tug for the hull & Internet photos for details. I used the tops of Lepages glue bottle to simulate the Monitor on the decks I'm real proud of them.

H.M.S. Victory 1805 by GARTH Commander   Posted: 8 months ago
This is a kit by Corel of the H.M.S. Victory It had been started by a another person but It was a little hard to complete Even I'm finding the kit a little difficult & I'm just starting on the masts 😎

Jimwilder Tug #2 by GARTH Commander   Posted: 12 months ago
Nov.1 2016 weather great for Nov. here in Burlington Ontario at Spencer's boat pond . I'v posted a build log on this Midwest model but never showed it on water

Rubber Band by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 5/10] 29" Rubber Band Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 45mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries Controlled Through Pro Boat ESC - Comments: Found this model at a yard sale it's a Sterling model dual cockpit mahogany runabout .It was in bad shape and needed to be stripped down & rebuilt & water proofed . My driver is Dale Junior I got it at the Dollar store

Gumboot Cloggeroo by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 10/10] 30"/2000g Gumboot Cloggeroo Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The name Gumboot Cloggeroo Is a Stompin Tom song about a Lobster boat called the Suzie Q He was a Canadian Song Writer & performer up here in Canada past away a few years ago

Hobby King receiver clones by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
I have used a HK-TR6A-V2 transmitter for several of my R/C boats & want to get more receivers Hobby King out of stock for months So is there a clone receiver available as a replacement . Looked around & saw a blog that mentioned a FS-R6B ( fly sky ) receiver from Banggood can be used . I can order it but I'm afraid I'd be just wasting my money Any help out there

Gumboot Cloggeroo by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Spencer Boat pond Burlington Ontario

Gumboot Cloggeroo by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 9/10] 30"/2100g Gumboot Cloggeroo Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Midwest Kit Lobster fishing boat I used Bass wood for the Hull as kit came with Balsa wood that would need fiberglassing I used Finishing epoxy on the Hull to water proof her

Boothbay Lobster boat run at Burlington Boat pond May 8th by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Weather was great last Sunday so tested out Gumboot Cloggaroo at Spencer's boat Pond in Burlington Ontario

Boothbay Lobster Boat Midwest Kit by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Gumboot Cloggeroo Had it's maiden voyage on March 4th at the Hamilton Boat show . She didn't leak but had several issues Needed more weight in the stern.Rudder is a cable system that didn't work well & needed changing to servo rod system My transmitter speed control was on the right side of transmitter & I had to move it to the left side & needed to open up the transmitter & file a notch in the actuator at the center for neutral .Rudder needed to be rebuilt with a extra 1/4 inch larger . After all these changes ran boat On March 6th & It ran a lot better. Used L.E.D. lights that are turned on by a switch on the transmitter. Had to install 180 ohm resisters in series with LED's As there fed off the 7.2 volt Battery supply And a Turnigy R/C Electronic switch.

Boothbay Lobster Boat Midwest Kit by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
I'v finished up the Booth Bay lobster boat exterior. Need to start on the electronics Ordered a Pro Boat speed control that hasn't arrived yet , I will use 7.2 NIMH battery for power & a Hobby King 2.4 Ghz 6 channel transmitter .

Midwest model kit Boothbay Lobster boat by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks for your remarks I will paint the model a Ivory white with a black hull at the water line I'm not very good with colors .I'll post a photo of the cabin floor that I do I use wood strips then a thin plastic strip between the wood to make a chalk line .The kit comes with lots of accessory that make the model look very nice. things like Lobster traps that need building & buoys Plus two lobsters

Midwest model kit Boothbay Lobster boat by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Started Building the midwest lobster boat kit in Nov. She's almost complete I wish I'd posted more Photos of the build . I not sure what to name her But I'm leaning towards a Stompin Tom Conner's song title Muk Tuk Annie or may be Gumboot Cloggeroo

Boats In the Park by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Great day Saturday Until storm clouds moved In at around 3:00 Sunday Rained most of the day only the Brave sailed In our pool that we built Friday To bad But our area needed the rain badly as Its been a very dry April & May

May 2015 Edward M Cotter's model maiden voyage by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Yesterday evening Model made It's first water tryouts and worked O/K & didn't sink That's all folks .

E.M.Cotter fire boat ready for sea try outs by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
Kept running gear simple Electronic speed control steering servo Airtronics 2.4 G.hz. transmitter