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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
    This old kit recently was given to me after sitting on the shelf for close to 15 years. No plans, no deck fittings, and other parts missing too. it needed a new speed control, motor with geared reduction, battery and the prop shaft bearings were seized requiring several hours of removal and replacement. Added railings, stairs, and others details. Looks nice on the water.
    (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)
    (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’¬ Re: Great Lakes style general freighter
    15 hours 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 days 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 days 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/
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    7 days 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
    16 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Another few clips
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    16 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sailing past my grandson
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    16 days 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
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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
    20 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Minus the cigarette and you almost have me...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Further progress with hull
    23 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Amazing deck work. But you painted over it! Why?
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    πŸ“ Fun on the lake yesterday
    24 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I worked to summers at Wyndance also clublink, which gave me golf at various other courses. My wife and I enjoyed traveling and playing some of them from Montreal, Hull, Ottawa, and the GTA.
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    πŸ“ Fun on the lake yesterday
    24 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yesterday was a pretty hot day to be on the golf course. Hope you were not carrying your bag? Today is to be even hotter 34+
    Metro Marine Modellers had a regatta yesterday at Humber Bay Park East. I only found out about it late Friday evening. I was not there, Saturday is chores day...

    What course were you on? Some nice courses down In your area, such as Mystic.
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    πŸ“ Fun on the lake yesterday
    25 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks Rick. Were you at the event today near Oakville?
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    πŸ“ Fun on the lake yesterday
    25 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The grandsons had fun running the Jolly Jay on the lake yesterday. Each of them wanted a turn and the 10 year old was running it between his parents as then waded in the shallow beach area. He was pretty good too!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RAF Seaking
    25 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Very clever!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
    27 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That is really cool 😎 on the water! Amazing there were no spectators on the dock cheering you. Hope you will get some steady winds the next time out and post a video too.
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    πŸ“ All ready to go...
    28 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Batteries charged βœ”οΈ
    Systems working βœ”οΈ
    Radios packed and fresh batteries βœ”οΈ
    Toolbox 🧰 loadedβœ”οΈ

    Did I forget anything ???? πŸ€”
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Guy Wire and Handrail Supplies!
    28 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ron here...you had any pond time?

    Good planning on not using the coils but buying lengths instead.
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    πŸ“ My New Build - Milford Star
    30 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Well done. Always nice to (seeπŸ™„) our work on the water and running.
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    πŸ“ Appointment's
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I had a tooth rebuilt recently. Dentists, and dental hygienist are very conscious about their and your health. Wear a mask in and out of the office, not needed in your car, obey the instructions. Wash hands etc. But do get it fixed.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 3D Printed Tug.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    What software are you using to do the drawings? And, which type of printer is making the parts?

    It must have taken along time to print some of those parts?

    Nice work by the way!


    When these 3-D printers were just becoming a possible item for Technology Design classes they quoted our school $15,000CDN plus you needed a service contract, a separate ventilated room to use it.

    While I only had five years left before retirement and was then not sure if there would be anyone capable to keep the program going? We in the Tech Dept bought equipment for the auto shop and woodshop.
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    πŸ“ Model Boat Find.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nicely done a proud moment for you and him. Keep up the good work.
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    πŸ“ Model Boat Find.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Mine too, Lego, Building, designing, reading and golf 🏌🏽 ages 10,7,4
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    πŸ“ Coming about using a bowsprit.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I disagree.Here is the original sailboat I designed my model from. See where the mast is located? See the length of the boom? The mast has no noticeable rack aft.

    We cannot see the full mast though what can be seen should provide ample information as to how the model should be rigged.

    In talking with those who sail Nordic Folkboat designs, they come about very easily. When I did my tests the wind was barely noticeable. I will be doing further testing
    soon, now that there is a slight rake aft.

    This boat is not a true Nordic Folkboat. It is too short and fat. It is a European design which I am told there are many of the Folkboat style.
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    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Raking aft, eh...Like this?
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    πŸ“ Coming about using a bowsprit.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Will try the easiest first of adding to the rudder. I had to do that on the Wianno Senior too.

    Thanks

    Ron
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    πŸ“ Scratch built boats
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Kits help me to see what I need to learn about my scratch building. I found that one on my first kits used too heavy of wood, in the bow particularly, thus it never planed over the surface of the water.

    Some airplane kits are like that too, where too heavy of wood is in the kit, and thus it does not fly correctly.

    So, if you use some of those kit parts as templates, then select your own material to replace it, a better model should be produced.

    I don’t like the preformed hulls nor the glues used to bond them together. The challenge of making a hull is missed in the building process.

    Ron
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    πŸ“ Graupner Tina Rowboat
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMJP7yXOcBI

    Do you know the person who built the kit?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMJP7yXOcBI
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    πŸ“ Airfix 1/72nd Kit Whaleback MTB
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yes, I stand corrected it is an RAF rescue craft. 63’ High Speed Launch

    The hull of the 63ft HSL was hard chine, with skin constructed in double diagonal African mahogany, 4in x Vim planks with a layer of proofed canvas between. Planks were through fastened by clenched copper rivets and attached to frames by brass screws. Hull sides, transom, bottom and decking were all of similar construction. Frames were African mahogany with rock elm facings. The stem was spruce, shaped and fastened to the keel by spruce deadwood. All bulkheads were of special light weight fabrication to a Power Boat patent. The wheelhouse and cabin were prefabricated synthetic resin bonded plywood with spruce frames and stiffeners. The hull was sub-divided into six watertight compartments by five bulkheads.
    Under the wide foredeck and abaft the forepeak was the crew's mess, with bunks and a galley fitted with a pressurised paraffin oven. Forward of the mess against the fore peak bulkhead was the crew's Baby Blake toilet and washbasin to port with a chain locker and a ladder leading up to a hatch to starboard. Aft of the crew's mess on the starboard side, steps led up to the wheelhouse and a level deck led aft under the conning position to a chart room and sick bay. The latter could accommodate five stretchers. Leading off from the chart room on the starboard side was a small wireless cabin aft of which was a double berth cabin for NCO's, whereas on the port side of the chart room was a single cabin for the Captain. Access to the forward turret, offset to port, was also in the chart room. The main engine fuel tanks were situated underneath the deck of the sick bay. Stretcher access to the sick bay was via a wide hatch on the port side of the casing. The aft turret access was also right aft in the sick bay section.
    Entrance to the engine room was via a small hatch behind the turret The engine room contained the three main engines, the auxiliary engine for battery charging and bilge pumping and all the controls. The two wing engines drove the propellers through direct gear boxes, whereas the centre engine faced forward and drove the centre propeller through a V-drive gearbox. The engineer of the HSL controlled the engines via large levers from a position between the wing engines, facing the centre engine. Communications to the wheelhouse was via a visual telegraphic display on the forward engine bulkhead, however the throttles were controlled directly from the wheelhouse by hydraulic controls. All the engine room instrumentation was on the port bulkhead. Abaft the engine room was an aft peak which contained the batteries but which also served as a stowage for ropes and fenders.
    The fore deck was relatively clear of equipment, which not only gave the crew good visibility from the wheelhouse windows, but also ample space upon which to work when coming up to a wrecked aircraft, ditched airman or a mooring buoy. The 63ft HSL was equipped with W/T as well as an aircraft style intercom which linked the Captain with the Coxswain, gunners, and wireless operator. Some launches were later fitted with IFF and a radio direction loop which was either of the open type or enclosed pattern VHF was also fitted to some launches.
    The guns were mounted in two Boulton and Paul aircraft type turrets, each comprising a single Vickers .303 machine gun. Additional weapons in the form of twin Lewis machine guns were often positioned on free standing mountings each side of the wheelhouse. Some of the 63ft HSL's carried a 20mm Oerlikon cannon on a specially strengthened rear deck. Anti-shrapnel padding covered the top sides of the wheelhouse, chart room and sick bay, as well as the radio room. Armour plating was installed behind the coxswain's position and behind the engineer's seat in the engine room.

    Further, from Clive is this former email:
    I am simply the archivist for the British Military
    Powerboat Trust and in fact I was a Marine Fitter crewing the RAF
    launches after 1955 for 12 years.
    There are several things wrong with all the models, according to my
    informants, members of the Marine Craft Sections and Air Sea Rescue club
    who did crew the Whalebacks the scheme I sent you is the correct one.
    The four wire antenna was the correct one as this was matched to the
    1083 HF radio.
    The models that you have sent are incorrectly armed. They were only
    fitted with the two Anson aircraft turrets with .303 Machine guns. The
    Machine gun at the side of the bridge (if they had one) was something
    that the crew had "scrounged". The 20mm on the stern were never fitted
    to the Whaleback as the hull at that point was not strong enough and the
    area could not be suitably re-enforced. They were however fitted to the
    "Hants and Dorset's".
    There was no metal decks on board any of the RAF Launches as they were
    Powered by petrol engines burning high octane fuel, just out of interest
    the crews only wore rubber soled shoes for the same reason.
    The number painted on the foredeck was the boats callsign number ie.
    Seagull 70.
    I hope this gives you all the info you need.
    Clive

    23 March 2004 - 20 July 2010 Clive Frampton worked as a Director (RETIRED) in BRITISH MILITARY POWERBOAT TRUST LIMITED
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Reinforcement of the Mast!
    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    On the real boat, the mast probable extended below deck. Could you add a small diameter brass tube insert from below up into the mast? That would certainly provide better installation and strength than just epoxy flush to the surface. One good knock in transport or carelessly movement of your hand reaching across the model could dislodge it.
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