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    Nordic Folkboat design seen on the shores of Lake Geneva. Scratch built with my own plans
    Corinna Mae
    Scratch built small tugboat seen in Mahone Bay,Nova Scotia, which has a chine steel sheet hull. Overall length was 48’ width 12’, single screw, crew of two. The original tugboat was named Enmore, built in 1959, on the shores of Lake Ontario, by Belmar Welding Company Ltd. It was destined to be a public works tug in Charlotte Town, PEI. Her current name is Miss Katherine, but I may name my model after my daughter, Corinna Mae.
    (Working Vessel) Progress J-502
    Billing Boats kit, Progress J-502 vacuum formed hull, deck and cabin. Wheel house is very thin wood 2 ply. The kit was missing styrene strips, but the deck fittings were included. All brass rods, mahogany strips, rigging was in the kit. Added furniture in wheelhouse, navigation lights, windows, and railings and other details not found in the kit. Fun little boat to make and research. (7/10)
    (Working Vessel) Villa Class Tugboat
    3/4”=1’ Began building September 2020 finished till the spring when ballast testing and weights will be added.
    (Yacht) Catharine
    Uses 4 AA batteries to power the Spektrum Receiver and two servos. Mast is 22” Boom 20” Sail material is from Doyle Sailmakers inc. 2.2oz Fibrermax nylon from Challenge Sailcloth Draft is 3” Bean 8” (9/10)
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    Dumas kit - Jolly Jay - Built by Don Sutton, Metro Modellers of Toronto, Ontario, Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦. Very sea worthy vessel, the tall bow takes waves on the lake very nicely. This boat is a steady sailing model which is why Don recommended it to me for teaching the grandsons to enjoy using it. Though boys still want grandpa to build a β€œfast” boat...maybe next year! (Motor: Graupner 400) (8/10)
    (Yacht) Midwest Cranberry Isle
    Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favorite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project. (10/10)
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    More to come with photos out of the water. Uses One Meter Soling Rig and Sails. Design of hull/rudder/keel is to sail in the weeds. (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) Michael
    I use two 2400 Wolf Pack battery sets one one each side of the hull to add ballast plus, B-B shot is glued in the hull for weight too. My grandson helped to build and paint it thus the vessel named Michael The boat was too fast with a direct drive so it was replaced with a 3:1 geared reduction. Runs much better more scale speed. The first motor made it look like a speed boat, which was dangerous if my grandson were to sail it. (8/10)
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    πŸ“ Ink bled
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    Doug, the ink bled after marking the deck, then applying a clearcoat. It made the deck look aged.
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    Better take those cardboard cutouts and put in the desired notch.
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    Yes, it will all workout in the end. How, do you generally do it?
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    Doug,
    Progress with the deck. Now after scoring do I use a #2 pencil to highlight the groove? Then give the clear coat?

    I plan to fibreglass the deck after the coaming is made this will insure a water tight hull.
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    πŸ“ Printed deck does not fit the hull
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    Yup, the printed deck, (which I know many of you would not use), but, instead casting it aside, it was cut in half. Planed the edges with a small block plane, and fit the two pieces to the hull. A strip of mahogany will be added to the centre and all should be just fine.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_United_Kingdo...

    Interesting, the Union Jack πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ is the national flag correct? That design is then applied to various other Ensigns depending upon the person, organization, group. The Ontario flag also has the Union Jack in the upper corner.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    22 hours ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Doug,
    You never said anything before about my drawings being too big to download. You are not using a Autodesk product, correct? Maybe I could put it on a memory stick or such and mail it to you? Or I could try saving in a zipped file or PDF.
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    πŸ“ union flag
    22 hours ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Would you please display the two ensigns for us none U.K. folks?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Keel
    23 hours ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Interesting that you do not notch the frames to fit the notch in the keel. I always notch me frames to fit over the keel. Or 50/50 notch keel and notch frame.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
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    Hang on before painting. Will you be applying a fiberglass layer ? that should be done before painting.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: New Build
    3 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    How do you cut your frames? What about the basswood? What thickness is the basswood?
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    3 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    What wood do you plan to use for the frames? Looking forward to seeing the progress.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    3 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Well said John.

    I hope that has not fallen on deaf ears.

    I drew up the plans from what was known and then best guess.

    RB
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Who posted the solution of Rudder Controll with pulleys and Tiller Arm
    3 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I know about them, seen in the hobby store. Just never used. Are they a stiff rod? Do they come with a connector which attaches to the control horn at both ends?
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    πŸ“ For you tugboat fans
    4 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    http://towingline.com/

    Check it out, I get this in my email every week and enjoy reading some of the articles or just looking at the photos. It might help you tug builders with details too.

    Ron
    http://towingline.com/
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    πŸ“ For you Tugboat Fans
    4 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    http://towingline.com/

    A weekly PDF to your email publication all about tugboats.
    http://towingline.com/
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    4 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    So glad you are home. Take it easy, enjoy home cooking again.
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    πŸ“ Fibreglassed and ready to be primed
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    Weather is not conducive for primer so I shall make a stand, make the rudder, glue in the rudder post and work on the interior.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Who posted the solution of Rudder Controll with pulleys and Tiller Arm
    4 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I am going above deck
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    5 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Did you here about the new Canada border entrance requirements from International locations, the US being one of them?

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/02/governme...

    For travellers arriving to Canada by land, as of February 15, 2021, all travellers, with some exceptions, will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the United States within 72 hours of pre-arrival, or a positive test taken 14 to 90 days prior to arrival. In addition, as of February 22, 2021, travellers entering Canada at the land border will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival as well as toward the end of their 14-day quarantine.
    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/02/government-of-canada-expands-restrictions-to-international-travel-by-land-and-air.html
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    5 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I just ordered these sails and the mast kits to go with it.

    https://www.tmrcboatyard.com/product/jos881509-sail-set-a/

    https://www.tmrcboatyard.com/product/jos881531-rig-assembly-a-no-sails/
    https://www.tmrcboatyard.com/product/jos881509-sail-set-a/
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Who posted the solution of Rudder Controll with pulleys and Tiller Arm
    5 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Doug posted a response from a below deck, but I will be doing this above deck.

    Mike sent me this sketch, Line around pulleys to a wooden tiller and back to a double control arm on the Servo.

    I have seen this posted recently on a boat.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Who posted the solution of Rudder Controll with pulleys and Tiller Arm
    5 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Someone did the work so the lines ran above deck.
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    πŸ“ Who posted the solution of Rudder Controll with pulleys and Tiller Arm
    5 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Whom ever posted this solution , please contact me.

    Ron
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Request ideas from you
    5 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Someone posted how they used pulleys and line to solve this problem but I do not know who did. Do you recall?
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    πŸ“ Request ideas from you
    6 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Here is what I have, a rudder post that comes up through the hull at an unusual angle.
    I have seen that some people use elaborate pulleys and cables. But, there must be another solution?

    Please share your ideas.

    Thanks,

    Ron
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    6 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    In the reading I did about this species of wood, it said, even when working with older old, once it is cut the pitch is still there and it will bung up your cutting blade and woodworking tools.
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    6 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I went on a Google search for working with Pitch Pine. Yes, it was used in the boatbuilding years ago, because of the pitch sap that is in the natural wood. Read on: https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/threads/working-with-pitch-pine...

    I would not wish to work with it and be continually cleaning my saw, plane, etc. There are far better species to use in your model building.
    https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/threads/working-with-pitch-pine.121888/
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    πŸ“ Boat Build Help
    6 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    David, most of us do not plank the hull with one piece the full length of the hull. We make a joint over the rib. Sometime, doubling up with a β€œbacking board” to strengthen the joints.

    Any model build over 36” will require either butt joints or angular 30-60deg joints.

    Maybe some of the other members on here, can post pictures of this process too.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Phantom Tug - "Fort Valley"
    7 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Impressive work! The clarity of the wood grain, the mullions around inside of the windows, the panels in the doors, hinged and sliders. Quality detail workmanship Tim.

    A+ you graduate πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“
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