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    RegisteredπŸ“…21st Nov 2016
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    (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
    Under construction is this old kit recently 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. (5/10)
    (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)
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    (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 favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project. (8/10)
    (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)
    (Pleasure Craft) Canada Eh !
    The boat can be seen on YouTube, https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=eanimqiOh54 No leaks. Stable and balanced. Paint is acrylic, clear-coated wood is mahogany. This is a Nor-Star Kingfisher kit with some alterations and added details. (Motor: Graupner) (ESC: M) (8/10)
    (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“ Anyone building a Smit Nederland?
    3 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    ED contacted me. He has been found. New computer issues.
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    πŸ“ Anyone building a Smit Nederland?
    4 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I agree, but where is the Admiral? He has not been active lately and I sent him two emails..Puzzling?
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    πŸ“ Anyone building a Smit Nederland?
    6 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Found this these brass parts near Toronto for sale $145 Cdn
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Working Vessel) Maartje
    13 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Your vessel and mine look very similar in design. Is yours from a kit? Mine was a Billing’s J-502 a bookshelf model turned RC.

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    πŸ“ Are you aware of this website?
    13 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    http://www.bmpt.org.uk/

    http://www.bmpt.org.uk/modelling_boats/index.htm
    http://www.bmpt.org.uk/
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    14 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Here is the condition in July 2016 of Miss Katharine. Also the Miss Jenna seen at sunset
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    15 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Breakers yard? I would not even know what that is. I think it is a storage yard. That had the Hurricane, Dorian, go through that area a few weeks ago which may be why many of these boats were taken out of the water. So far as the old tug, it has been on try land for a number of years. It use to be under cover, but now it is exposed to the elements as seen in my photos.
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    15 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Yes, I have photos from an earlier trip. I will look for them and post them on this website for you when found.
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    πŸ“ Seen in a Mahone Bay, N.S. boat yard
    15 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A lobster yacht style boat named Pocahontas, Mader's Cove, N.S

    A fishing trawler

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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    15 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I asked an employee if he would climb abourd and take some pictures of the old tug here in the boat yard. The vessel was built in 1959 for the Department of Public Works and sailed under the name of "Enmore"; it also had a designation known as "T.A.2" of which I can find nothing on Google search.
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    πŸ“ Pocahontas Lobster Yacht
    16 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A local boatyard work climbed aboard the small tug with my camera to take photos for me. I have not been home to download them yet, but when I am, they will be posted.

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    πŸ“ Pocahontas Lobster Yacht
    16 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    In that same boatyard is this small tug. Any clues as to it’s use? Are there any similar kits that could be modified?

    The second photo is it’s current condition minus the wooden frame work.

    The first shows it from a few years ago in use and with men on board.
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    πŸ“ Pocahontas Lobster Yacht
    18 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    My wife took a picture of me in the Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, boat yard taking a photo of the Pocahontas, from Mader’s Cove, N.S.

    It is similar to my Midwest kit of a Maine Lobster Yacht.

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    πŸ“ RC it ??
    1 month ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Are these cloth sails alright to use?
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    πŸ“ RC it ??
    1 month ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I could see that. Was thinking of a removable keel with bulb. Possibly adding a deeper rudder too.
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    πŸ“ RC it ??
    1 month ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I built this for a friend’s 50th we called it β€œNifty Fifty”. He is selling his house and cleaning the shelves; I notice this model which he gave back to me. He said RC it if you can?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Daring/Bismark
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Yes, I'd like to know that too as I have a 1/350th Scale USS Missouri.
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    πŸ“ Gaff Rigging
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Like this? I have sail pattern for my boat and other details too.

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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi any luck posting the videos?
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I sent several emails today with video attachments. Hope they came through.
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi...no response from me? Thank you for your help. It so tight under the cabin/wheelhouse this was the best arrangement I had so for that slight bit of fishtailing, I will let it go.
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Anyone who is a Facebook user can find the little boat sailing on the pond in a video I posted. Ron Bauer
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Are you on Facebook? I can post it there for you to see.
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Actually the twitching is very very minimal, only the operator would know it. I generally try to set-up my boats coming directly towards me in such away that they run a true straight course. If I take my eye off them after setting a course, It will not be a concern. Generally I am the only one sailing in this private pond. But, there are obstacles one must be aware of, such as rocks close to the shore, and a few patches of weeds.
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have two videos but am not sure how to post them on youtube. Is there anyone who I could send them along to?
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I tried what you suggested. There is no twitching. Here are some new photos
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    What would cause my little boat to β€œwiggle” on the pond? I have set the rudder tweaking with rudder settings on transmitter. The boat on a straight line course will wiggle or fishtail.

    I can post more photos from my computer, this IPad has limited photos of the model.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Andrea Gail continued
    3 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    What are the measurements of your boat? If you did a kitchen sink float test, I am guessing the length to be 18”...( 45.6cm)

    What is the beam?

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    πŸ“ Veronica ballast
    4 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Could not find a video.
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    πŸ“ Veronica ballast
    4 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1SThTGAgl8Q

    Is this the Veronica you are building?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1SThTGAgl8Q
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