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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) Neptun ****SOLD
    This old kit recently was SOLD
    (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)
    (Working Vessel) Skiff
    An East Coast Nova Scotia inspired skiff design. I put a small outboard motor on the stern (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) My Timmy 2
    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)
    (Other) M12
    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“ My Scroll saw is the workhorse for cutting the ribs
    2 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Just starting to see how the design is starting to shape up. The keel is sturdy quarter-saw oak. The ribs are lightly tacked in place with a drop of CA, easily removed. A couple ribs are to be altered and the Stuffing box secured before the ribs are glued up.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Miss Jenna located in Mahone Bay, N.S
    7 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yes Mahone Bay is famous for the three churches.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Drawing coming along
    7 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yes I looked at this Army Tug, it is different from the Canadian Tugboat. I spoke with the owner of the Listerville, this morning. He said the tug has the ability to go aground and not get stuck being that there is no keel to speak of, though this also causes it to "Rock n' Roll" he said.

    Th army tug variation is different around the wheelhouse and deck structures.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Drawing coming along
    7 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This tug is about 3 hours from me. In Port Dover, Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada. I hope to get down there to see it and take some measurements.

    Note the bow in the photo; the tug is used to break ice in the river where Tiller Marine is located. This is the Listerville.
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    πŸ“ Drawing coming along
    7 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Building 3/4” = 1’
    L.O.A. 30”
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    πŸ“ Miss Jenna located in Mahone Bay, N.S
    11 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Mike Kelly owns the Miss Jenna, a Russel Brothers Ville Class tugboat built for use by the RCN for duty on the East and West coasts of Canada. It has an approximate LOA of 40', beam 10' and interestingly virtually no keel. The drawings found, show a visible keel beginning about in the middle. A 4 1/2" width and about 1 3/4" depth, which becomes increasingly more moving aft.

    http://www.russelbrothers.ca/xlisterville.html

    Bill Froelich, Houston, Texas, built a fine 40" 1"=1' scale model seen here.

    Bill and I have been in contact and have shared various ideas.
    http://www.russelbrothers.ca/xlisterville.html
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    πŸ“ Interlaken Boat Club, Switzerland
    29 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    http://russelbrothers.com/xrhdaughney.html
    I saw these two sites that talk about Lorenz and with this second one, I asked how to contact him...he sent me an email.
    https://www.getwest.ca/discover/tales/swiss-model-boat-build...

    He is also on Facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/lorenz.schmuki
    http://russelbrothers.com/xrhdaughney.html
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    https://www.getwest.ca/discover/tales/swiss-model-boat-builder-takes-an-interest-in-the-mv-uchuck-iii/
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    https://www.facebook.com/lorenz.schmuki
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    πŸ“ Interlaken Boat Club, Switzerland
    29 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Does anyone know if there is a club in Interlaken, Switzerland? I made contact with a model builder, Lorenz Schmuki, who lives there, but he has a limited command of English, so communicating is difficult.
    Here is some of his work.
    https://www.getwest.ca/discover/tales/swiss-model-boat-build...

    See the RC Tugboat built by him which is seen at the bottom of this link.

    http://russelbrothers.com/xrhdaughney.html
    https://www.getwest.ca/discover/tales/swiss-model-boat-builder-takes-an-interest-in-the-mv-uchuck-iii/
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Refurb of Flower Class Corvette
    30 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice Find! They are around yet in kit form but rather expensive, at least in my pocket-book.
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    πŸ“ Russel Brothers Tug
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My friend is traveling in B.C., Canada, and took a photo of this Russel Brothers tug, though he did not do it especially for me, just posted it on his FB page. I asked if he had any other views but By the time he got my question he was farther on his journey. Still, this would make a nice project build.

    http://russelbrothers.com/xlisterville.html
    http://russelbrothers.com/xlisterville.html
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    πŸ“ http://russelbrothers.com/xlisterville.html
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    These Russel Brothers tugs were built for the Canadian RCN and used during WWII on both the east and west coasts of Canada. After the war, many were purchased and used commercially and for private uses.

    This one was seen tied up along a wharf in the Tofino, B.C. area.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Naxos - Float testing
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    He and the Mrs. have been canning Tomatoes, bumper crop this year. But, not building boats lately. All is well!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Naxos - Float testing
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    He is fine. I will text him on my phone and ask him to sign on and say Hi.
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    πŸ“ Covid Contrasts
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I know it as Red Snapper. One of my favourite when available on the menu.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Naxos - Float testing
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I use that too as does Dannyboy.
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    πŸ“ Weathervane
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ever wondered what to do with all your model planes stored away in boxes?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Amsterdam
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That took a lot of work and patience! Nicely built.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Emma C Berry
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice video of your work on the water! She sails very well. There is another tall two or three masted boat that zips through the viewing. What type of model is it?
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    πŸ“ Promotion
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Congratulations on your hard work. Your new rank is a reflection on your dedication to this hobby and the development of others.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Canadian 44 Coast Guard Cutter with a lit AC/DC
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looking good on the water.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Great Lakes style general freighter
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    3” eh? That on a model is.....?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Great Lakes style general freighter
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I doubt it will be top heavy, those containers have sections cut out and removed making them very light. I had run the boat last year without the containers but felt it needed something else and these were available. Might not be entirely authentic but its ballast is good.
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    πŸ“ Great Lakes style general freighter
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Put a new receiver and speed control in the ship yesterday. It is now ready for the pond later this week. Too hot today, felt like 40 with the humidity.
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    πŸ“ Laser printer
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Wow, is this cool! Can you imagine the potential for builders? Maybe a club or organization would buy one then make it available to members to use.
    https://glowforge.com/
    https://glowforge.com/
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Got it on the pond today, after three days of rain it is is pretty murky, but the tug boat did very well giving Pluto an ride on the water.
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Another few clips
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sailing past my grandson
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sailing on Lake Simcoe, Mara Provincial Park beach, near Orillia, Ontario.
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I had the Folkboat out in a stiff wind and 12”swells. My grandson, liked it too. It handled the stiff breeze and swells very well. It is posted on Facebook both stills and video. I will edit the video clip in a day or so.

    The stiff wind was too much for the Wianno Senior, I kept it close to shore and quickly retrieved it when the winds heeled it over.
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    πŸ“ "Skin's
    3 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Minus the cigarette and you almost have me...
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