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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“ Gaff Rigging
    3 hours ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Like this? I have sail pattern for my boat and other details too.

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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    18 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Hi any luck posting the videos?
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    27 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    I sent several emails today with video attachments. Hope they came through.
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    28 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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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
    29 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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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
    30 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Are you on Facebook? I can post it there for you to see.
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    30 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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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
    30 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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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
    30 days ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    I tried what you suggested. There is no twitching. Here are some new photos
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    πŸ“ Fishtailing
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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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
    1 month ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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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
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Could not find a video.
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    πŸ“ Veronica ballast
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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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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    πŸ“ Prop size and speed
    2 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    There is a scientific method for this...ask Martin or RNinMunich!
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    πŸ“ First time on the pond for J-502
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks...did not know I could do that!
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    My son got me a variety of forceps which are very hand in so many ways.
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    πŸ“ Westbourne Models (Bournemounth)
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Here in Ontario one of the best hobby shops for RC boats and sailboats is going from having a retail store where you can see and handle the merchandise to a WWW store. They are the sole distributor of Dragon line sailboats and supplies in Ontario.

    http://www.leadingedgehobbies.com/webstore/wecs.php

    I like hand selecting my balsa-sheet materials which is getting harder to find a store with stock.
    http://www.leadingedgehobbies.com/webstore/wecs.php
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    πŸ“ First time on the pond for J-502
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    The first run in the pond indicated I needed more left rudder, and that the universal joint was slipping on the motor shaft. Back in the shop, the rudder post was easily accessible & the adjustments were done. Next, I drilled a small hole 1/16” on the opposite side of the set screw of the universal adding another small screw to secure onto the motor shaft. Also, changed the speed control to a marine, instead of the type used in Rc cars that the hobby shop sold me. In this boat, instant forward & reverse is a must. The other type has a pause between forward and reverse. All works well now as seen in photos.

    If you are on Facebook, a video is posted. Just look for Ron Bauer

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    πŸ“ First time on the pond for J-502
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    First launch in the pond for the J-502 found that it needed a rudder adjustment that the "bathtub" sailing did not show. Pleased with the stability and it's potential.
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    πŸ“ First launch sailing of Frieghter " Neptun "
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Freighter Neptun on the pond. I have videos too but not sure how to post?
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    πŸ“ First launch sailing of Frieghter " Neptun "
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Using an outdoor swimming pool, the freighter took on the steady breeze from the north admirably. The vessel rode nicely in the water with no unsteady ballast problems. Normal list while turning as seen in photo 3, but righted itself afterwards, pleased with the model.
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful model with exquisite details!! You must be very cautious moving it with all that rigging, eh?

    Rides nicely in the water. Tell us what you must do to clean your model after sailing it in salt water?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shop/Refrigerator
    3 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Like us here in Ontario Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦. Though this spring, it has been rain, rain and more rain making sailing days far between. Lots of flooding too.
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    πŸ“ Tug Brooklyn Maiden Voyage!
    4 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Here in Boston but heading home soon. Go Leaf’s !

    Hope your project is very successful today! Looking forward to seeing it in a post, brass band fanfare allowed plus ribbon cutting.
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    πŸ“ Static Model Boat Club
    4 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Yes the is a kit. I know of one available locally. Cranberry Lobster Yacht

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    πŸ“ Editing photos
    4 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Edited just fine now. Thanks
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    πŸ“ Editing photos
    4 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    I had a problem with editing my posting. I tried to remove photos by clicking the X in Upper Right corner but instead of deleting it added the same photo several times. Frustrating!
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    4 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    Please post photos of the drawings. I am not familiar with this boat.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Princess
    4 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    https://www.amazon.com/Family-Grandparents-Action-Grandma-Gr...

    https://www.amazon.com/Beverly-Hills-Doll-Collection-TM/

    https://fisher-price.mattel.com/shop/en-us/fp/loving-family
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaut Princess
    4 months ago by Ron ( Midshipman)
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    If you could find some figures for your boat, they really add realism.

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