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10th Sep 2014
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Member Stats
Member No. 3032
Registered 10th Sep 2014
Last Online 6th Dec 2018
City Hamilton
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 13
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 9
Photos Posted 66
Likes Received 134
Likes Given 2
67 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Confederation Marine Modellers
Since: 10th Sep 2014
Type: Racing Boat
Type: Working Vessel
Sea Queen
Type: Yacht
44 life boat
Type: Life Boat
+9 More
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
195 points away from Fleet Admiral!
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 104
Forum Thread 5 15
Forum Post 2 18
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 90
Video Response 3 3
Build Blog 20 120
Blog Post 5 145
Blog Response 3 24
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 2
Received Likes 2 268
805 Total Points
Recent Posts
WTF by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 31"/1300g WTF Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 20mm) Direct Drive to a Aquacraft (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Pro Boat (5Amps) ESC - Comments: I'v had this model for a long time & it has had several different drive setups lastly a outboard motor that runs quit well but is a little noise .I built it with the outboard motor as it turns real well in reverse which is a asset at the high point regatas we have . stop at a buoy then reverse out I always mess up hopefully I'll do better at our Buffalo N.Y. High Point Aug 26 2018.

Sea Queen by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 7 months ago
On Sunday our model boat club did a show at Hamilton's Steam Museum . Kind of hard running model & recording video at the same time but I managed to not run into any ones boat .

Mudslide by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 7 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 34"/4500g Mudslide Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 40mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: I gave myself a 10/10 as I figure if it runs well on it's maiden shake down & doesn't fill up with water or sink & goes left & right it's got to be a 10 /10

soling sailboats by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 7 months ago
finally some nice weather for a sail boat race at Hamilton sod farm pond . May 20 2018 my soling is the last in line & has a watermelon deck or maybe it's salmon

Just a gray boat now by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 7 months ago
Continued with floating light house & decided to just build a R/C model. So finished up the running gear added a couple of ladders & 10 port holes plus a couple of railings .Still need windows yet & still waiting for water in Spencers pool in Burlington Ontario to do the shake down try out . So happy model boat sailing this summer.

Added some paint by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 7 months ago
I haven't been working on the floating light house for a while .Took a long time to fix the hull as it was in poor condition finally fix as best as possible & put some paint on her . added motor mount stuffing box & I'm quit proud of my cabin holder to hull used a magnet from a P/C that had broke down .Man those magnets are real magnetic . just wanted to add Lancaster it was on the tarmac & would be flown down to Washington for a Royal air-force reunion later in April After it flew down We had a major snow storm here in Ontario so she was stuck in Washington for a few extra days

Royal Iris by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 8 months ago
Hamilton home & garden 2018 .Our club sets up a pool for the kids & It's a good time to test out any projects made over the winter .this is two members .Willy the whale & the Liverpool Royal Iris .

1:30 scale tug boat by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 9 months ago
Well this Friday ,Sat.& Sunday our club had a static display at the Mount Hope museum . We thought we could put a pool up but that was cancelled so it was a limited display . So I continued with the tug boat I started last week & pretty much finished her . So that's all folks .

SOXN by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
Was at the wood show again today managed to finish hull . I answered a lot of question today so progress was slow .

1:30 scale tug boat by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
Today the model boat club I'm in attended Hamilton's wood show at the Warplanes museum where we keep our Lancaster Bomber that visited England a few years ago , continued with H.M.S Victory added some rum barrels & top mast Also started a small 1:30 scale tug boat just static . That hasn't been named yet. so here's a few photos of Lancaster & model boat.

Sea Queen by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 11 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 27" Sea Queen Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 30mm) Direct Drive to a 12V electric (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (6v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through XL5 Traxxas (5Amps) ESC - Comments: I did a build log a few months ago & she had her pond tryouts on Nov. 9 2017 . It was a very chilly day but I always like to put a little Rum on my models before first sail & fortunately I had a little rum left over to take the chill off . I always try to put a penny in my models for the year it was built no more pennies in Canada & now it's a nickel which I could not find because of our Centennial year so used a loonie .

Floating Light house by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 11 months ago
It's -15 celsius, wind chill -25, here In Hamilton Canada & I think I'll start working on this floating lighthouse , 34'' length with a 7'' beam . It will not be a light house after I get finished with her .It will be a R/C cargo ship I hope . I got this model from a friend in the summer & just couldn't get around to her.

More Prop Shaft by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
I'm reading the chat about stuffing boxes & shafts lots of guys in the club I'm in drill a hole into the stuffing box & solder a small tube over the hole to add oil or grease into the box . I goofed when I built my Sea Commander as I had no stuffing box but I had a shaft so I just used a brass tube for the shaft & lubricated the shaft with Sil-Glyde Lubricating compound a Silicone based grease I also use rudder O-Rings to help stop water getting into model through stuffing box. Kind of Mickey Mouse but it works .Except on first run out of water it does squeal a little but in the water it's fine.

Build log photo's by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
All my build log photos have a logo over top of photos Log in or register I do not know how to fix this Also I cannot log out on home page ?

Water tryouts & almost finished by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Pond will be drained Monday Nov.13th So had to go Nov 9th to check balance & running speeds all O/K she ran real great . So added a little more detail , Still needs running lights a fake horn & some lighting but that's something I can work on in the next 6 months . The end of my build log & thanks for all the Views & Responses .

Pool try outs by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Nov.13 2017 Spencers pool is being drained for winter skate rink so rushed Sea Commander for a pool try out & shake down . still needs windows & some deck accessories . One of the members suggested to get some tint from a shop that tints car windows & got some tint film for free thanks for that idea . Hope the winter flies by so summer sailing can start again .

Paint Continued by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Added the windscreen & railings on back deck . I want to have tinted windows & a U-Tube video was looked at. So I have to get some Smoke paint from the hobby store tomorrow .

Dremel saw blades by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks for all the replies on saw blades I broke down and use the E-Bay site . I wasn't looking that hard for these until today the cost was $31.52 most was shipping from the U.S. Got two packs I guess I'll have enough for 20 years

Tools by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
I know it's a little late but here's my Drumall saw with a rib for the Sea Commander #22 . Its so old I can't find saw blades any more .Got 3 blades left

Aero Kit - Sea Queen by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
I think I will upgrade my motor & battery like you have it's just the cost that I'm concerned with .

Paint by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Put a little paint on my Sea Commander model to see any problems .The I realized front windows would be hard to install so filled them in . The rear cabin & front cabin tops where very difficult to make them sealed & removable but with a little effort got them on .

Need to slow down on my build log by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
I've seem to be obsessed with this build so I need to slow down a little .

lots of sanding by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Continued with my project Sea commander hull sheets on deck on & lots of sanding for a smooth finish . Used a clear finishing epoxy it had a lot of bubbles after it dried so more sanding needed .Also made the rudder & shaft from brass rod & tube .

Hull prep completed by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year 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 Admiral   Posted: 1 year 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 Admiral   Posted: 1 year 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 Admiral   Posted: 1 year 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 Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
The Confederation marine models club loves to demonstrate there ballon busting skills

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 year 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 Admiral   Posted: 1 year 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