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    Rescue Tug
    Rescue tug is based on Springer tug plans for the hull and drive. The superstructure is scratch build with polystyrene. Constructed to assist in recovering stranded sailing yachts at the local pond. It has two - 4.5ah 6 volt batteries which give a nice balanced ballast and provide for hours of run time. See my build log for more details, search "rescue tug". 😎
    (Tug Boat) Brooklyn Steam Tug
    I built this from a Dumas Tug Kit, nice kit with lots of detail. Two SLA batteries provide ballast along with lead weight. Gearing is from an older type model aircraft type. ESC is a marine type, forward, backward drive, big 4" Dumas prop. This tug is back in dry dock for addition of led navigational lighting. The initial build was undertaken while I was battling stage 4 cancer, it keep my mind occupied during chemo and surgery recovery, stayed positive! Model building is very meditative to me, try it if you have't, Have fun. Photos to come once out of dry dock. (Motor: 550 dc) (ESC: Tamar T15) (8/10)
    (Yacht) US1Meter
    This is a US1Meter class boat that I built with the lendgendary southern Californis boat builder Swede Johnson. His design and molds. Fiberglass hull, carbon fiber rudder, keel, spars and mast. Nice fast boat. (5/10)
    (Other) SeaTurtle
    Scratch built gaff rigged cutter sailboat. RC sails, rudder and auxially motor. (Motor: 550) (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1Meter Build Aft Deck
    2 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Peter,
    "Do you have an elastic band factory? "

    Just noticed your amusing comment....I bought these rubber bands from the local Wally's mart. Good bargain, bags are pretty cheap.

    Need to buy some more for my next build!
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ Hatch with Servos mounted
    3 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Photos show the sail and rudder servos mounted. Power switch as well. Sail Servo will get a 6" long servo arm which I will build next.

    The RX will be mounted next between the servos, along with power leads that will connect to the battery. The battery will be placed in the bottom of the hull to keep center of gravity low.

    More to come.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Barge Ketch....back at it!
    4 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Martin,
    Doing three builds at once, just my way of staying safe & sane in unusual times. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Barge Ketch....back at it!
    4 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Bill,
    Thanks for the interest and comments, I appreciate it. πŸ‘

    The red deck came from my search of a number of actual barges on the web, thought I give it a try, I like it too.

    Took some time finding all the parts and pieces I had been working on. Luckily I take some notes and photos as I work. I am excited about getting back to it.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Barge Ketch....back at it!
    5 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Nerys,
    Thank you for your encouragement! The Pearl barge build stalled because I tend to be a perfectionist and the hull was a disappointment. Once I pulled the build back off the shelf, I realized how many hours I have into the boat. So out came the glazing compound and I have been busy correcting imperfections in the hull side and bottom. I am once again excited to complete her.

    My other two boats in progress are also build blogs; "Star 45 Racing Yacht" and "US1Meter Lockdown".

    My Covid19 lockdown continues as I, like many of us, am a high-risk type, so no trips to the pond yet. So I just continue to build boats and other projects which keeps me happy as I love to build.

    Thanks for your interest.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ Barge Ketch....back at it!
    5 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    I started this barge build in early 2019, was not happy with the planking, so it went on the shelf for a year. I did some more work on the hull and continued the build in early 2020. Then back on the shelf while I was building two sailing yachts.

    Pulled it back out last week and did some hand painting of the deck, etc. Varnished it today and will continue this build till she's ready to launch.

    Yes, I have three sailboats going at once πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ˜

    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ US1Meter's only Hatch!
    5 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    This is the freshly painted Hatch. It's designed to hold the Sail Servo, Rudder Servo, RX and Power Switch. The arched element on top with a hole in it is a sheet guide for the Main Sail.

    Servo arms and all sheeting, rudder control arm will be above deck. Shown on hull which is soon to be prepped for paint! Still having fun....πŸ˜‰
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: One meter class yacht. Nimbus.
    7 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Chris,
    Nice to see a 1 Meter build!

    I've had a US1Meter in progress for a couple of months, I slowed up due to hot weather here. Starting to get back to it this week.

    Good luck with your build, it looks good!
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ Back in the shop.....
    14 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    My two builds have been on hold due to a heat wave and poor air quality from our California Wildfires - keeping me out of my garage shop.

    On the US1Meter boat, I sanded the fiberglassed deck and then laid out the main hatch opening on the deck. Using a thin razor saw I was able to make some clean cuts, cutting the opening turned out to be quick and simple. Started glueing up the opening sides and will fit the hatch cover to ensure a watertight seal.

    Hopefully I can get some more work done on the boats before more heat is due next week.

    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RC Sailing :- "Wee Nips" at the Goyt - Part 1
    17 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Thanks for posting the wee nip video. I've never sailed or built one of these, looks like it would be a fun little boat to have, certainly would be easier to transport than most of my sailboats!
    Joe πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ’¬ Re: πŸ“ Cigarette hull (Kingston Mouldings)
    17 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Roy,
    I like the use of the cd's! Great thinking....
    Amazing how that foam expands, I've only used in in building construction. Tough to predict!
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Scratch built, Working Steam powered Drifter trawler LT100, to 1:24th scale.
    17 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Stephen,
    Your planking looks great!
    Joe😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Searchlights.
    26 days ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Nicely done!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: NAXOS - Planking
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    "What a painstaking process this is! "

    Yes, I agree, but I'll bet you'll be thinking about your next planking project soon!

    That's what happened to me, I once dreaded planking but after some success I am beginning to really enjoy it.

    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ Promotion
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Graham,
    Thank you and congrats to you as well. Both of us made Commander the same day!
    Joe
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RC Sailing - BMBC at Buxworth Basin
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Very nice video, good to see so many boats. Now I can really appreciate the scale of bionic Bill's boat. Some nice sailboats as well.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    JB,
    Good tip on butt glueing balsa sheets, I'll remember that if i ever have the need.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Emma C Berry
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Alan,
    Looks like she sails well, I always like to see a Topsail as well. I looked in your harbor and saw that you scratch built her from plans....very good! Nice job on the sails and rigging. β›΅
    Joe😎
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    πŸ“ Racing dhows
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Nerys,
    That's interesting. I have seen these boats in photographs and thought they were unusual looking. Never would have thought they were capable of racing. Thanks for the post, I'll have to look up more about them.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Amsterdam
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Your tug looks great, very nice detail and paint.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Build continues
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Looking good, keep it up!
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    πŸ“ Krick Nordstrand Trawler k21430
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Ian,
    Thanks for posting this information on the prop align. I use bits of tubing to do my aligns but this kit would make life easier, less searching for the right tube sizes.
    Joe
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "Fully Loaded"
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Graham,
    Your boat looks so real sitting in the water, it takes me back to when I was a little boy and my father first taught me how to row. Good memories and to this day I love to row a boat on a quiet pond.
    Joe
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    πŸ’¬ Re: EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Thanks for mentioning the Marinecraft site, I had not seen it before.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Monterey
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Nice work, especially for a first build, good job!

    Is that a home built prop that I see in the photo?

    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Monterey
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Nice looking boat! I recently discovered the aerofred.com website, some really good boat plans there in addition the the airplanes. I'm always looking and collecting plans for future builds. Great site, thanks for mentioning it.
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ“ Aft Deck Trimming & Glassing
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Removed all of the rubber bands and clamps after a 24 hour glue cure. The 1/16" plywood overlap was trimmed back to the hull using my small plane. I can't say enough good things about these old vintage wood planes. They stay sharp and work so well, I enjoy using them as they were passed down from my father and grandfather.

    Set the 3/4 oz glass cloth and trimmed a bit. Applied West System 105 resin and will apply a second coat while the first coat is still green, usually about 3 hours with the 206 slow hardener. I use the slow hardener as it is semi-arid along the southern Pacific coast here and usually warm as well. Gives me more work time than the 205 would.

    I'm enjoying this build again after about a 10 day break due the hot weather.

    Stay safe,
    Joe 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: US1Meter Build Aft Deck
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Rick,
    "Not only the itching but also the need to wear a mask as the fibers are not good for the lungs" πŸ‘

    You bet, I have gotten in the habit of wearing long sleeves, safety glasses, mask and lightweight gloves when I fiberglass or sand it. Really helps.

    Joe😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Refit Electronics complete
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Rick,
    Thank you!
    Joe
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Naxos - continuing planking
    2 months ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Glad to see you using the cedar fence boards, I found them great to work with and very inexpensive as well. Looks good!
    Joe 😎
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