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10th Sep 2014
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GARTH

Member Stats
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Member No. 3032
Registered 10th Sep 2014
Last Online 30th Nov 2017
City Hamilton
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 10
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 9
Photos Posted 49
Likes Received 90
Likes Given 2
55 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
20 points away from Captain!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 80
Forum Thread 5 15
Forum Post 2 18
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 5 120
Blog Response 3 21
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 2
Received Likes 2 180
580 Total Points
Canada
Recent Posts
More Prop Shaft by GARTH Commander   Posted: 11 days 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 Commander   Posted: 26 days 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 Commander   Posted: 26 days 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 Commander   Posted: 1 month 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 Commander   Posted: 1 month 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 Commander   Posted: 1 month 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 Commander   Posted: 1 month 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 Commander   Posted: 1 month 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 Commander   Posted: 1 month 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 Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I've seem to be obsessed with this build so I need to slow down a little .

lots of sanding by GARTH Commander   Posted: 2 months 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 Commander   Posted: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 2 months 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: 3 months ago
The Confederation marine models club loves to demonstrate there ballon busting skills

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by GARTH Commander   Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 3 months 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: 5 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 10 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: 10 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: 10 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: 10 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: 1 year 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