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    ๐Ÿ“ For those building a Coast Guard Rescue boat
    1 day ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Some may find these photos helpful as you are building your model. This is a retired vessel of the Canadian Coast Guard and the display allowed people to walk up and touch it! But sorry. no deck overhead views were available
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    ๐Ÿ“ New Yacht acquisition
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    Are you in the UK? The reason I ask, is that the Buxton club appears to have several people who sail larger two mast vessels. I have watch Graham Whiteโ€™s YouTube videos which demonstrates several different styles.
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    ๐Ÿ“ New Yacht acquisition
    2 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I bet it flys across the water but try it on a lighter wind day. Is the top sail removable?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Grease is the word..
    6 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I grease the prop shaft, then slide it up through the stuffing box. If you fill that 4mm tube with grease, most of it will be pushed out the other end leaving you with a glob of grease inside your hull.

    Be prepared to re-grease this shaft every year it is just normal boat maintenance.

    Your container will last you a long time.

    Ron from Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strarting to look like an MLB Again
    6 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    My friend served with the USCG and said โ€œ Those old 44's rolled so bad they'd roll at the dock with no perceptible wave moving them.
    I hated working on them particularly under way as the engine room was so tight and in any seaway you got thrown around never knowing which way to brace yourself next. They weren't kind to the crew, but they were effective as a sea keeping boatโ€

    So, if your model Rocks n Rolls donโ€™t try to fix it, itโ€™s normal!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: New Boat
    15 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    A Carol Moran eh? Makes up into a nice kit. You can paint it as is shown in the kit or customize it to look like other tugboats of its era.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to maiden
    18 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Be sure to launch on a calm day. These smaller vessels donโ€™t like choppy conditions, plus calm water will help you to see if ballast is good.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to maiden
    18 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking forward to seeing her on the water
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Victoria
    18 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Sailing is so relaxing too! It doesnโ€™t need to be racing to go from point to point, but just harvesting the wind, seeing your sailboat glide over the water, sails tight. This is so enjoyable!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Changed to a Gaff rig
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    Well that makes since ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    I have more to do yet to the schooner. You know I try not to use bulbs but with this one I cannot get it to sail in a breeze other than a mild one. It has a dagger board as seen here, but this might need to become more of a fin as I did on the Wianno Senior.

    In a mild wind it side slips and doesnโ€™t come around into the wind very easily to the Starboard. The wind was at my right-side on a close haul. Make sense? ๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Changed to a Gaff rig
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    Your final words about sucking eggs???
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing with my buddy
    21 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ewald sat in his power boat and me, Ron Bauer, in blue hat, sailed our M12 sailboats in the lake this morning.
    Ewaldโ€™s vessel has an orange hull and clear sails. Ronโ€™s is the White sails.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Great Morning Sail
    21 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Try upper left icon
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    ๐Ÿ“ Great Morning Sail
    21 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Took the schooner out on the lake at 7:30 am to try it with a gentle breeze.
    This morningโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Changed to a Gaff rig
    21 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    The gaff rigged schooner was overwhelmed with the winds yesterday, but this morning I will tried again as the lake is much calmer. It was nice and gentle, only the fourth time on the water.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Changed to a Gaff rig
    21 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thought Iโ€™d try sailing this scratch built sailboat using a Gaff rig borrowed from one of my other sailboats.

    Winds today at the lake are 17km with gusts to 27. I kept it close to me and not beyond the dock.

    Tomorrow will try with lighter winds.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Loss of Pictures on this site
    23 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I tried posting pictures but nothing was loaded up so I deleted the post
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    ๐Ÿ“ Prop shaft be waterproof..
    23 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Gary, the washers are nylon.
    https://sep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-72470122933521/3-16-shaft-and-s...

    Others in the UK can advise you where to get them.

    Ron
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    ๐Ÿ“ 1.12 scale Barge
    24 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    You are referring to the stuffing box. (As you said, the screw tube) It is generally a brass tube which extends into the hull at various angles depending upon the model.
    Images
    1. (https://www.glen-l.com/designs/special/special-images/modelx...

    2. (https://www.harbormodels.com/shaftstuffbox.html)

    You will note the stuffing box has an oil tube, this is an important part as it allows you to put grease inside the stuffing box without having to remove it from the vessel. The grease not only lubricates the shaft but also keeps water from coming into your vessel.

    Many members on this website have had discussions about the type of grease, lubricant to use, I use a blue marine grease, bought at the hobby store, the tube lasts many years.

    If you could post an image of the barge you are building it will help us provide the readers with information from which we could better provide suggestions. Remember, this website is used by people from various continents, so when you say โ€œbargeโ€ it will conjure up various images depending upon where they live.

    Hope this has been helpful

    Ron, from Canada
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    ๐Ÿ“ The Queen
    27 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    In 1971, when I was in a Paris, the Queen and Prince Phillip were involved in meetings with the French government. They were staying in Palace of Versailles.

    Myself and our musicians (a gospel group) had just finished a broadcast on a rock radio station. We decided to try seeing the Queenโ€™s motorcade which was soon to be passing along. Since we were in Versailles, it was easy to find the route and the police line along the street.

    We approached the police barricade and spoke with them explaining we had just been on the radio program.

    We were five American young adults, there were no other spectators, so, the police placed us in front of them on the boulevard as the police motorcycle in a V formation came down toward us at 1 a.m in the morning, with the Royals in the backseat of their Citron Maserati Limo. As they drove past, the Queen, turn around and wave to us out the back window! Wow, we were on cloud 9 ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

    My condolences to all our U.K. members
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bunker boat near completion
    28 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    On the small water test in the pool, did it set verily well, steady, not rocking of bobbing like a cork? If so, good, if it bobbed and rocks, then in my opinion the model needs a bit more ballast. Possibly when you add the batteries it will steady it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bunker boat near completion
    28 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    What ballast is inside the hull?

    Some of us use BB shot; HO train car weights; lead shot; recycled materials from skeet shooting ranges. You glue shot in place, or put in small plastic bags and secure when ballast is done.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Metro Marine Modellers at Nathan Phillips Square Pond
    28 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    It was a fun day! Water was about 5-6โ€ depth , the schooner scraped the bottom every once in awhile but generally it was fine. We had many enquirers and some heard from word of mouth that a schooner was sailing in the Nathan Phillips Square pond. I let a bystander who knew how to sail RC sailboats, take the controller while I went to capture it on film. That is him, Brooke, in the last photo
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    ๐Ÿ“ Just a talkinโ€™ and sailing
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    While visiting friends on a remote lake up in Harcourt Park, Ontario.Canada. I brought up โ€œGarfeldโ€ to sail, but a storm was brewing so we kept it close by.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water up prop shaft.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Gary, I figured under the aft hatch is where the receiver and rudder servo is located. Please send us all a photo of the area with hatch open.

    Generally, a rudder is removable after removing a set screw of the control arm that connects to the servo.

    Send us a couple photos so we can walk you through the simple procedure and by doing so, you will be greasing the rudder shaft too.

    Ron
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water up prop shaft.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I see a small wing nut on the rear hatch. Are you able to open the rear hatch? If so take a photo and post it please.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water up prop shaft.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks for the pictures of the rudder and propeller area. Would you also show us the vessel and an interior view.

    This is like doing surgery in a remote area, guide another on proceedings but with absence of photos. So we need those photos to guide you.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water up prop shaft.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Gary is the propeller shaft able to be pulled out of the stuffing box? This is the brass tube your prop shaft is running inside.

    Generally boat builders use Marine Grease, mine is blue, but others might be red or white. I have also used axle grease which is used to grease axle bearings on your camping trailer.

    Could you post some photos of your boat and specifically the aft, rudder and prop area?

    Ron
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    ๐Ÿ“ Great Day in Toronto
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Yes, it is my schooner, it is a delight to sail!

    Thanks for the compliment.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Emma
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    2023 or 24!

    Which boats are you rebuilding? Why??
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