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    Geneva
    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)
    (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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    Yes I see the Stem difference.Remus points forward more.
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    Take a look. Next come the Bulkheads
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    πŸ“ Workshop
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    I am fortunate to have plumbing and heat. The workshop is in the corner of the basement where the laundry room would have been. Our house is a walkout basement with good ventilation and large windows.
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    23 hours ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Does your shop have a poured concrete floor? Painted, and the using tap-con to screw your machines to the floor?

    Where will your work table, clamps, and such be going? Do you have any natural light? Is there plumbing? Washbasin?
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    Ron here...got my 2nd Moderna vaccine this morning! πŸ₯°πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Remus is in pretty bad shape
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    I am tracing the Naxos drawings of the hull, extending the stern and altering the wheelhouse structure. Remus is configured differently.
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    3 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Sorry, we diverted from the course of topic.
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    Do you think if I take the centre line at the stern, then either extend it or move the corners of the bulwarks forward to get the angle?
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    I hope to get boats on the water at Balsam Lake Provincial Park as soon as possible after having my 2nd vaccine which is June 10th.

    Ron
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    David Walker sent me these photos showing how much the Remus has deteriorated. But now that I have a copy of the Naxos plans, I will make another attempt at drawings for a Remus. Walker is gardening this summer, but, I can do that, plus, golf, plus, boating plus reading, plus....
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    πŸ“ First sail for a while.
    4 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Looks very well. Looking forward to β€œwetting” my winter builds soon too.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Naxos (Now β€œPole Dancer”)
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    Oh my, my, my, look at the close resemblance of Pole Dancer and Remus! Just a couple easy design changes to the Aft and the Wheelhouse. What do you think fellas?
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    I like the clamps you are using, where did you get them?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: P38... the modellers friend.
    6 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Well done, you took care that the panel seams matched to the upper point as it should be.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ballast check
    7 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    What is the length of the tub? 4’ save the water my wife will say. She would use it to water plants in the garden, though you’ve probably pulled the plug by now, eh.
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    7 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Drink plenty of fluids non alcohol. I get my second Moderna vaccine next Thursday morning. June 10
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    9 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Vacuum formed is a different process. Yours in an injection molded model. I was just surprised that it had so much flash left on the parts requiring the builder to spend lots of time, cutting, scrapping and filing to get a clean fit. Not fun!!

    Has anyone else experienced this with kits from this manufacturer?

    Ron
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Morrell, Shannon class Lifeboat.
    9 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Allan, how is it you are able to create the nonslip deck?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shannon class lifeboat The morell. (99% completed)
    9 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Good Grief look at all that molding flash to be removed before assembly! It would be very frustrating to me. Is this a vacuum formed kit?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jimwilder Tug
    10 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Nice bass following your tugboat!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Test run......
    12 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Looks great on the water. Thanks for sharing your build with us along the way.πŸ‘
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    14 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Hi Garth, you must have had better weather yesterday than we did up here in Port Perry. Yesterday, was a strong north wind and snow flurries!
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    πŸ“ My next project...not a boat
    14 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I built two Muskoka chairs 30 years ago when first starting to work at Aurora High School in the Technology Department. I taught at this school for nearly twenty years. It was in the woodshop that the department head took me under his wing as a beginning woodshop teacher.

    We still have those Muskoka chairs but as you may know that style of chair places your backside very low to the ground. Comfortable, but requires an effort to get out of it.

    This new chair has some of the characteristics of a Muskoka design utilizing the curved back and broad arm rests. But, the back of the seat is higher which makes standing very easy. I made a small change in the location of the back, moving it 1” farther back which puts the seat in a better position for folks that are tall.

    I cut all but the seat slats with my band saw, the slats were easier done on the table-saw.

    You can see here how much lower a person would sit in the brown Muskoka chair versus the lighter chair design which I just built.
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    πŸ“ My next project...not a boat
    14 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Chaireo Mate, πŸ§‹πŸ₯πŸ€©πŸπŸ˜Žβ›΅οΈ
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    πŸ“ My next project...not a boat
    15 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Red Brick colour stain.
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    πŸ“ My next project...not a boat
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    Ready for staining. Had to use the materials available and sometimes even glueing pieces edge to edge to achieve the width of board needed. Most of the wood came from my brother-in-law’s scrap at his building site. All spruce milled down to a thickness of 1”. The back is scraps I had from cut-offs, spruce, poplar and cedar.
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    15 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Glad you were able to get out and see some sights with Alice. Be safe, Be well.

    Ron
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    18 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Be careful, make sure your transmitter stays dry if you are out in foul weather!

    Glad you were able to see your vessel was sea worthy in a chop.

    Looking forward to pictures when you take it out again.

    Ron
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Tale of two tops
    20 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    What glue do you use? When using styrene I found Gorilla glue had more fumes than Lepage brand. For wood it is generally Titebond III though I find it runny not thick like some other carpentry glues.
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    πŸ“ Very interesting
    22 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    http://towingline.com/a-mini-tractor-for-the-us-navy/

    Love to see it out of the water. An interesting idea and as their new President said, build in America when possible.

    http://www.modutechmarine.com/prod02.htm
    http://towingline.com/a-mini-tractor-for-the-us-navy/
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