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    Mr."B"
    Dragon Force sailboat is sold it is not in my harbour anymore.
    Geneva
    Nordic Folkboat design seen on the shores of Lake Geneva. Scratch built with my own plans
    Miss Katherine
    Scratch built small tugboat seen in Mahone Bay,Nova Scotia, which has a chine steel sheet hull. Overall length was 48โ€™ width 12โ€™, 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
    (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
    3/4โ€=1โ€™ Began building September 2020 finished the Spring 2021 when ballast testing and weights were added. The RusselBrothers of Owen Sound, Ontario build many varieties of vessels. The Loganville and Beamsville are both Ville Class tugboats. Built for the CDN Royal Navy and saw duty on both coasts on Canada and some were shipped over seas too. Read the history of the Loganville: http://www.russelbrothers.ca/xloganville.html
    (Yacht) Catharine
    Uses 4 AA batteries to power the Spektrum Receiver and two servos. Mast is 22โ€ Boom 20โ€ Sail material is from Doyle Sailmakers inc. 2.2oz Fibrermax nylon from Challenge Sailcloth Draft is 3โ€ Bean 8โ€ (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 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. 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 โ€œfastโ€ 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 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ. 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yet More Deck Planking.
    1 day ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Fantastic work! Your patience is very evident here. Not many model builders are capable of doing this quality of workmanship.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    10 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I Googled 1928 Chris Craft commuter boat and found several which all showed the alterations you are making
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
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    Looking good and the aft window makes sense being a door

    Is your model anything like seen here?

    https://coeurcustoms.com/models/restored-1929-chris-craft-co...
    https://coeurcustoms.com/models/restored-1929-chris-craft-commuter-cruiser-willow/
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Zwarte Zee
    11 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Garth, Fabric Land has grommets in various sizes and finishes, they work well for port holes .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Phantom Tug
    12 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Appreciate your comments as I too have fond memories of conversations with Tim, though mine were over the phone. It truly would be a privilege to meet him in person and come away with a better understanding of the man we know as Black Shoe.
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    14 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work Garth. Are you putting Clark and Audrey onboard?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Structure
    14 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    You are right, a butt joint is not as good as other ones. using a reinforcement as you have is wise.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Graupner Elke HF 408
    16 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I agree totally with Tica.

    This is a sailing yacht, which would use the engine for moving about while in harbour but most time it would be under sail. When under power of the motor, it would not be very fast, so keep your model accordingly.

    I do not put motors in my sailboats. If you do, you are looking at speed control, bigger battery pack, plus, the motor, stuffing box and so forth.

    Will you be sailing your model with sailโ€™s furled and vessel under power? Or, are you planning to sail it under way with full sails ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Graupner Elke HF 408
    18 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I agree, but when I was just beginning, axle grease was what was available in my garage. It it was good for packing trailer bearings it should be fine in the boat too, but since my buddy, donnieboy, uses marine grease in his builds, I switched over to it now. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Graupner Elke HF 408
    18 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I used axle grease, the red type for greasing axle bearings, it was what was in my shop. Later, at the hobby store, they had blue marine grease which I now use for the rudder post and the stuffing box. Sewing machine oil is too light. You want a grease that will block water from entering the vessel, plus lubricate the shaft.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vosper MTB 379
    19 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice when grandsons want to help ๐Ÿฅน
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    23 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking good!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cockpit and Companionway
    23 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice clean workmanship
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    28 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    My nephew teaches metal shop at the local high school close by, he will take one of the square bars and add the dagger, by welding on a 1/8โ€ thick (12 gauge) steel.

    I know the dagger is used when sailing a broad reach as it keeps the schooner from drifting. It is the same as the Wianno Senior, it too has a dagger which swivels down if the skipper desires. I found the model needed it as might the schooner. Will soon find out.

    Ron
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    29 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    My newest schooner has yet to be in the water under sail. I added 1/2โ€ square steel bars to the keel today. If it rides to low in the water now, I can remove one section at a time. The initial water test with one bar was fine, I am trying not to add a dagger board as seen in the drawing.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
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    Yes, if I were to build Emma, it could not have a bulb either for just the same reasonโ€ฆweeds!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: ISIS Mk2 IOM 4577
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Where was this photo taken? Nice looking sailing vessel.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I have not seen any new video posting by Gary from Sail Tails lately. His sailboats are built across the globe. Yours is coming along nicely. Do you think it could be done up in a 30โ€ hull size or even 24โ€ ? Many of his design are rather long.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Did your parts arrive from China?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fort Valley
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well said, ToraDog
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fort Valley
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Always a treat to see your imagination and finished product of all your labour. Your knowledge of ship terms and equipment one will find on a working vessel makes for interesting reading. You explain the various cordage from large to small and their purpose for being where they are on the deck.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Easter Blessings to everyone
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    May your day be glorious. Here in Ontario Canada we are greeted this Easter morning by snow!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Alwyn Vintcent Steam Tug 1:32
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work it will be good to see it in action. Always a joy to see ones work from drawing to accomplished build floating well across the waves.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Holding screws for hull gluing
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good comments as usual and I hope they are heeded, we do not need another DW on our hands.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Holding screws for hull gluing
    1 month ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I use various clamps
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    ๐Ÿ“ Ship's navigation lights and deck colour. WWII
    2 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    See my post from four years ago:
    โ€œGetting the Sea Gray right โ€œ

    Use the search to locate
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Radio installation
    2 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Yes sailboats are so much less expensive than the powered vessels. No esc, no motor, stuffing box and shaft, no prop, no power supply for the motor just 4 AA batteries.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Radio installation
    2 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Are any of the rest of you getting advertisements in your posts? i was reading down through Grahams post and advertising appeared twice which really disrupts the posting.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: I think she is done...
    2 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Gorgeous
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sealing/ finishing ready for sailing? Help
    2 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I looked up the price and quantity for each.
    500 ml Ez Kote $28 cdn 17bps
    946 ml Minwax $ 25 cdn
    946 ml Varathane $42 cdn
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