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    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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kupido fishing schooner
    51 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    That looks lovely! Why change it?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Comtesse
    59 minutes ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    I only sail for fun and relaxation! I do not sail in competitions. My buddy and I sail our boats together at his house on a lake a couple days each summer.

    ๐Ÿ“ New barge under construction
    4 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    I grabbed two clean nice looking 2x12 x 18โ€ scraps I had in the garage; glued them with Titebond III waterproof glue; securely clamped them for several days.

    Brought them up to the workshop and cut a 30% bevel on bow and stern, rounded the outer corners and notch in the middle where the bow of the tug will be secured when pushing around the pond.

    Being solid wood, I do not have to add weight. I know from my earlier barge that was built using glued 2x6, the ballast was just right on the water.

    I will add cargo, single bullocks at each corner and mid point too. A wide variety of possibilities to consider for deck details.

    Pictured are two tugs that could tow or push the barge. Also my first barge is seen in the photo sequence and the barge that caught my imagination.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fitting The Electrics For Aeronaut's Diva
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Regarding the Exeter Club;
    We have a new sailing venue at Canonteign Falls Christow as of 17th of March 2023.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fitting The Electrics For Aeronaut's Diva
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    https://www.exeteranddistrictmodelboatclub.com/meet-the-team
    ๐Ÿ“ Fitting The Electrics For Aeronaut's Diva
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Is there anyone living close by that could help you ?

    There are some other considerations such as the type of connectors used by the battery?

    The connectors on the motor leads that connect to the speed control?

    Also, is the servo the hobby store sold strong enough for his size of boat, & the pressure of the water thrust against it from the prop wash?

    ๐Ÿ“ Fitting The Electrics For Aeronaut's Diva
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ A Build Problem With My Aeronaut Diva Cabin Cruiser
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Love those cereal boxes for making templates, if you do not eat cereal, then any food items such as soda crackers, biscuits, and such that use a stiff card packaging material will also work well. You could also ask your friends, the vicar, or relatives to set aside these items for you to collect. You know, Recycle, Reuse ๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ“ New Home
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    You going to be changing your profile photo? Iโ€™m sorry to hear about your change in life.

    ๐Ÿ“ SSMBC Model Boat Meet Jan 15, 2023 (Winter in Florida)
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Here is the site RodC is referring to just west of him. I went there with Donnieboy a few years ago.

    ๐Ÿ“ SSMBC Model Boat Meet Jan 15, 2023 (Winter in Florida)
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    RodC
    I agree with you that there are very few clean ponds to go sailing at in the Greater Toronto Area. I know of a camp in Stouffville where the small lake is clear of weeds and then farther north are numerous Provincial Parks where the waters are very clear. I like Balsam Provincial Park which offers clear water and very nice beach.

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    Ads Ads Ads only appear on those accounts of website users who have not supported the website, is what Stephen has told me.

    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boats Magazine - Eventide
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Several of my sailboats are the same length as Eventide; the length and size make easy transport, plus storage on a bookshelf in the shop.

    ๐Ÿ“ Coloured Sticky Tape For Coach Lining
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Most interesting use of the English language. On this side of the pond we call it Pin stripe automotive trim tape.
    You can get it through Amazon.uk



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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boats Magazine - Eventide
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    You might be interested in reading this chat about someone who drew up and built this model.



    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=165990
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian KC100D waterjet work boat project
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    I used some rough 3/4โ€sq about 8โ€ lengths to add on the barge which Marcel uses. He often hauls building materials to remote sites out in B.C.

    ๐Ÿ“ Building My First Sail Boat or Yacht
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    DF sailboats are pretty much out of the box, a few nuts n bolts, complete some rigging, add batteries and go sailing. In Canada Leadingedgehobbies.com is your go to place. But if you like to build and sail what youโ€™ve built, then get a kit or build an Emma.

    ๐Ÿ“ Building My First Sail Boat or Yacht
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    I would recommend not building a Footy as your introduction to sailing. They look COOL, but they are very finicky. I got so frustrated with mine that it was sold off within a couple months.

    If this is your first build, and I believe you told me your shop has good woodworking equipment, I'd highly recommend building Gary Wade's "Emma".



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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian towboat barge project
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Since the first barge was a quick build, might I suggest making a second one, then connect them together, side-by-side. Pete Spencer did this for his work around Port Dover, on Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada.

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    ๐Ÿ“ What drawing software do you use?
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    I am looking at nanoCAD it has many similarities to the commands and placement of toolbars
    I reviewed the
    Introducing nanoCAD11 - Lesson 1

    ๐Ÿ“ What drawing software do you use?
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Lew,

    123D Design is no longer available. Autodesk has discontinued it.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Building My First Sail Boat or Yacht
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    If you are on FaceBook look up the group AMBO
    The Association of Model Barge Owners



    ๐Ÿ“ What drawing software do you use?
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Does anyone know about delftship designing software?



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    ๐Ÿ“ What drawing software do you use?
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Lew are you awareโ€ฆ

    As of March 2023, Fusion 360 will no longer support macOS 10.15(Catalina) or lower, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 Version 1803 & older. This means that Fusion 360 will no longer live update or support new downloads and installs from this point on. When uninstalling from any outdated operating system, it cannot be reinstalled.

    Note: Fusion 360 will continue to work on the operating system after the March update, but will no longer continue to update. Eventually it will stop functioning correctly, as it no longer meets the minimum system requirements to run Fusion 360.

    I will not be downloading this as I am running Windows 10

    ๐Ÿ“ What drawing software do you use?
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Lew, apparently 123D Design is no longer available unless I was looking at the wrong site.

    I have a 2017 version of AutoCadLt which is fine with me as 3D printing has not been needed for the type of boats I have been doing. With Autodesk they do not support anything โ€œoldโ€ as 2017, but I donโ€™t want a new version. I donโ€™t think my laptop would handle much more.

    Ron

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Awesome

    ๐Ÿ“ What drawing software do you use?
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Right Trev, an eraser, brush, various mechanical pencils with different leads soft to hard, sharpening board. Did I leave anything out?

    ๐Ÿ“ What drawing software do you use?
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    Yes, a good sharp pencil, set squares, French curves and T-Square are great tools which I will use for some drawings, but a CAD program is a good tool to have in your tool box.

    Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions. I logged on tonight and have not been locked out of AutoCadLt ๐Ÿซฐ

    ๐Ÿ“ What drawing software do you use?
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    I ask this question because I know some of you are using a CAD software to draw your boat models.

    My educators Autodesk three year license is ending soon. I am retired high school teacher who has been using AutoCadLt in the classroom and at home since 2000, Autodesk has changed its policy on allowing retired educators to continue using their software for free.

    If I were to continue designing and building model boats using a CAD software it may require me to learn a new system.

    Any recommendations?

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    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Vice Admiral)
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    How about Valentines quiz ?Call it the Love Boat Quiz!



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