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    Pilot 40 project
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    U.S.S. Melvin
    Plastic Revel model that was made into a R/C model and again I haven't run her in a while .USS Melvin was also known as the Blue Devil I think . Original kit had a system to run in circles & figure Eights so a rudder & speed control was needed
    Statenjacht
    This is a Billing kit that I built a long time ago it was a R/C model at one time but I haven't run her in years from what I have read it was the beginnings of yachts . I also didn't get the accessory kit & just carved all the fancy ornaments.
    Corona Extra
    Just had to do some think since March 2020 so started a scratch built Chris Craft Constellation . Plans came from vintage model plans . I replace motor as on it's first run motor over heated so put a 500 series motor in & I've had 2 runs with new motor & O/K touch wood
    Lethal threat two
    Original lunch box was a failure so rebuilt the cabin & add extra room for speed control & receiver
    Lethal Threat
    The model boat club I'm in ( Confederation Marine Modelers ) wanted to have some R/C boats the kids could use at some of our shows & this weekend we do a show at the Hamilton Steam museum called boats in the park . It's basically built around a pool floating noodle & were calling them Bumper Boats πŸ™„
    (Other) Baltik
    Not sure how long ago model was built . Take it to wood shows in Hamilton area . Just a static model not sure Manufacturer of model . Probably have print somewhere (5/10)
    (Other) Queen Of The Mississippi
    Another model boat that's a static model . A fellow chap I work with started it but gave up & gave it to me to finish . The paddle wheels where broken & I couldn't get around to work on her after about 6 years sitting in the basement I notice that a mouse like it as a home well after getting rid of the mice decided time to finish her . (5/10)
    (Other) Rattle Snake
    Static model of the Rattle Snake (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Debbie 1
    This Billings model was probably one of the first R/C models I ever built the speed control is a Traxxas XL-1 2 Channel am Airtronics transmitter . I took it down to a pond at Confederation Park to test it with my girl friend turned it on but the rudder was hard over & I didn't see that the boat started going in a nice circle until it screwed itself under .I jumped in and there was only 3 feet of water & 4 feet of mud . My girlfriend ,now my wife thought I was crazy but after 42 years she still thinks I'm crazy . (ESC: Traxxass XL-1) (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) North Rock
    Got a lot of info on the Billings D.M.I. Samson tug from the members . the thing is I saw a drawing of the North Rock tug boat & thought I would rebuild the Samson & build the North Rock tug .Researched original after I painted her & found out the it was white superstructure & black hull to late (8/10)
    (Racing Boat) WTF
    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. (Motor: Aquacraft) (ESC: Pro Boat) (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Mudslide
    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 (10/10)
    (Yacht) Sea Queen
    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 . (Motor: 12V electric) (ESC: XL5 Traxxas) (8/10)
    (Life Boat) 44 life boat
    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 (ESC: pro boat) (5/10)
    (Fire Boat) Patriot
    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 ! (6/10)
    (Tug Boat) Arnold.S
    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 (6/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Water Witch
    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 . (9/10)
    (Fire Boat) Edward . M. Cotter
    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. (Motor: Johnson) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Rubber Band
    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 (ESC: Pro Boat) (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jim Wilder upgrade
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    Thanks I have the instructions & I will try using the truck engine sounds .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jim Wilder upgrade
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    Thanks JB but I'm kind of nerd when it comes to computer downloading so I just live with the simulated sounds .It would be nice to have a Diesel engine sound because the JimWilder tug was converted in the 60's to diesel .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jim Wilder upgrade
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    Unit comes with a USD cable but no information on downloading sound wed site
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    πŸ“ Jim Wilder upgrade
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    Club had a swap meet a few days ago & I picked up a sound & light simulator I programmed it to sound like a diesel I think it's close especially the idle not sure what it will sound like in the water so I'll head to Spencer's pool for a run today
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    πŸ’¬ Re: North Rock tug
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    I just used the information from a book page on the North Rock tug & I to have no idea what normal horsepower & indicated horse power are .😊.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: North Rock tug
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    The hull is 24 inch's in length it was a Billings Tug Samson that I converted to the North Rock I posted it on Model tugs & a former crew member remarked on my choose of color the real North Rock was White cabin black hull
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    πŸ“ North Rock tug
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    Today another fine morning to test out the North Rock a replica of a tug own by Alexander Towing Co. Ltd. haven't run in a while & I'd taken some parts out took a while to get it running on a even keel with some lead I had in my kit . The original tug was built in 1956 engine was 56 nominal horse power ( 1000 indicated horse power )
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    πŸ’¬ Re: H.M.S.SCIMITAR FTB
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    If you get plans maybe I could build one also we could have a competition to see who gets it done first .
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    πŸ“ Just me & the real fireboat
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    After I built the model of the Cotter fireboat I took it to the real Fireboat to show it off to the crew maybe 5 years ago at canal days in Port Colburn haven't had Canal days for 2 years because of the pandemic
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Edward E Cotter Fireboat
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    That's the pool for running model boats in Burlington Ontario Canada. It was closed most of the summer & all the boat guys are happy to be running .We sailed at the Leander Boat club on the Hamilton Harbor in the spring but the green algae started & weeds got real bad so off to Burlington . Your summer is coming & our fall is almost here.
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    πŸ“ Edward E Cotter Fireboat
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    great September 7th morning to go to Spencer's pool in Burlington Ontario to run the Cotter model hope weather continues to be great but days are getting shorter & we all know Fall will be here soon . I thought that I would include a photo of the real Cotter fireboat & little old me
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    I jumped the gun to fast our club representative spoke to the Leander club an we are pleasantly surprised with their response so quickly please see e-mail
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
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    Just a little note from Hamilton Ontario went to the Hamilton bay to try out a model and some members where standing around ask if it was do to area now has some green algae and there was some BUT some Leander club representatives have now posted PRIVATE DOCK No Trespassing After using the dock for some time due to the pandemic I guess we have upset someone so no more sailing in Hamilton Bay . It seem that some Hamiltonians just don't like model boats and this is why the Hobby is on the decline I guess .I think we will try to get permission but I highly doubt they will change this restriction on that property . Was fun while it lasted .
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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
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    Got all those things mounted on the hull .I think back in 1492 they had no truck tires to protect the hull when docking so they used wood and it makes the ship look good to 24 things cut & mounted .
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
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    I read the morning paper every day & there was a article today about Boris . I just thought you all in England might want to read it .I promise that I'll only respond one time to the worlds situation which is so messed up !
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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
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    Started installing these parts on the hull & I just wanted to know if any one knows what this part of the hull is called ?? I thought I could hide the nails with these things .
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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    I mentioned that Billings boats used nails to install the hull strips . I realized that these ships of the 1492 era have side wooden ornaments or stand offs & I think by using these wood stand offs I can hide the nails & can any one tell me what there really called
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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
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    Every little row boat needs to have seats so between grocery shopping & cooking made the seats and installed them without burning up supper .
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    πŸ“ Santa Maria
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    I haven't posted for a while & I just wanted to send a photo of the Billings Row Boat . Billings older kits would have a block of Balsa wood in the kit box that had to be carved to make the tiny boat so finally got around to it as sailing hasn't been happening due to the rainy weather here in Ontario to bad the west coast in B.C. aren't getting our weather . P/S I am amazed I could make the row boat & I think a lot of people would give up on model boats because it takes a little bit of time to carve these things . Canada is metric now so I used the metric side of the ruler but I still think in inch's & Feet .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billings Santa Maria 1492
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    Thank you I'll try that Lee Valley store in Burlington Ontario .
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    πŸ“ Billings Santa Maria 1492
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    I have several model boat builder friends .One such friend had started the Billings Santa Maria years ago and didn't want to finish the model so I was gifted her . It's a static kit that I'm sure a lot of us have either built or thought about building her . I have a question Billings models supplied nails to hold the hull planking onto the ribs & I was wondering How to hide the shiny nail heads To find a filler the same shade of planks my be a challenge & I don't want to pull out nails either any Idea's would be helpful. P/S the print is stamped with 1962 thats 59 years ago .
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    πŸ“ Edward M. Cotter
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    Today's weather was great for R/C model boat running & sailing in our favorite water hole the Hamilton Bay .The real Edward Cotter is a fireboat based in Buffalo New York & is also one of the oldest fireboats in the world . Near the end I almost had a disaster where I just touched the Ferry boat because I use a I-Phone to record videos & also run the models transmitter & some times I get distracted .
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    Finally had a chance to do a test on Pilot 40 project that was my lockdown stay home project . Change the props to 50 mill.4mill.threaded & now I have right prop & left prop Replaced the Sabertooth speed control as it was to hard to control with my Airtronics transmitter used a standard Hobby King speed control changed the wiring terminal block to a larger size as the one I first used was to hard to put wires in it . I always have trouble with mounting so glued the motors in with some goop & there just fine now
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    πŸ“ Jimwilder Tug
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    Just a little run at Hamilton Bay & the fish following the Tug aren't Sharks
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    πŸ“ H.M.S. Brave Borderer, built by m/s Vosper for the Royal Navy as a fast patrol boat
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    A Friend ran his Brave Borderer today at Hamilton bay area
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    πŸ“ Smit Nederland
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    Just a short video of the Smit Nederland at Leander boat club dock Hamilton Ontario Canada . Tug ran great in our messy bay pool .
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    πŸ“ Pilot 40
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    Yesterday was a great day to head down to the Hamilton Bay & give the Pilot40 it's Maiden voyage & baywater tryouts .One of the boat club members sent me a photo before I set sail just in case model had a disaster . But all went O/K . I also wanted to show Smit Nederland off to. No battery so it could not be tried out .
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    πŸ“ Smit Nederland
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    Just finished up Smit Nederland the kits decals kept falling apart so got some Vinyl ones made up & just installed .ALL done except for the boat pond test . Weather is great here in Ontario Canada but Spencers Pool not open yet
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    πŸ“ Smit Nederland
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    Today was put the tires on hull day while I wait for a email from Canadian Tire for a Black & Decker Bump feed spool to chop the yellow Dandelion heads . Tire mounting took about 2 hours & my bump feed spool is in good think I had something to do for 2 hours . After Dandelion massacre will finish tires.
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    πŸ“ Smit Nederland
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    Took me awhile to get motivated to do hand rails but did my best try .With a few singed fingers & crazy glue fingers too.
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