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    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)
    (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’¬ Re: Lockdown creation number three
    12 hours ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/billing-boats-denmark...

    It is a vintage kit but I built it for a friend who was turning 50. His wife asked me to build it as a surprise. It has working sheets, block and tackle, plus you can set and retract the ballast boards on each side of the hull. Came complete with sails and fittings.

    It may still be available, but not through Billings.
    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/billing-boats-denmark-625-schouw-wood-1880812354
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lockdown creation number three
    17 hours ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Dutch Schouw is it? Here is mine from a Billings Kit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fitting of rudder servo. Test.
    3 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    What if you ran a wire though the chain, firm enough wire that could be pushed and pulled? This might take some of the chain slack out of play.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Decks fitted.
    4 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I hope the grating is not open through the deck?


    Traditionally, gratings were made to let light and air into a boat.
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    πŸ“ flexible Beech
    4 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    https://www.modelerscentral.com/timbers/timber-strips/beech-...
    https://www.modelerscentral.com/timbers/timber-strips/beech-flexible/
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Newbie Pilot
    4 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I noticed both props are RH. Should one be LH ?

    Zoom in on the photo to see twin prop rotation.

    http://boatpropellers.iboats.com/propeller-tutorials/rotatio...
    http://boatpropellers.iboats.com/propeller-tutorials/rotation/
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Yacht) US1Meter
    5 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Actually, this is a better article.

    https://qmycbelleville.wordpress.com/mini-12-information/bui...

    My boat came out of this club. The owner had several health and eye site issues, and gave us a special treat. My family bought the sailboat for my birthday about 5 years ago. The uses, the Soling mast and sails; it can use either the standard mast and sail or the taller mast and β€œB” sails for lighter wind conditions. I have both rigs, but sail with the standard rig.

    After getting into RC pleasure sailing, just for fun and not racing, the idea of building became an interest. I have done two builds. Those will be email later.

    Ron
    https://qmycbelleville.wordpress.com/mini-12-information/builders-information/
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Yacht) US1Meter
    5 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yes it is as you asked. I do not race it, just sail for fun! It was designed for sailing in weedy areas, though the sailboat use to be in races on Lake Ontario in 1 meter swells, said the fella I bought it from. It does weigh in around 16lbs. and measures close to 45”.
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    πŸ“ Lockdown Complaints
    5 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ha-Ha- Funny!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Yacht) US1Meter
    5 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My Canadian M12 the rudder and keel is different than your US 1Meter
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Yacht) US1Meter
    6 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Joe, what does this boat look like out of the water? Separated like in this photo??
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    6 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I like that Almond gloss, it looks very nice!

    I lost the use of my brother-in-law’s pond do to the Covid19. Am in search of another one in the area, yes I know Lake Scugog is close by, but it becomes very weedy and busy with boat traffic. Plus model boats draw spectators which is what I do not want.

    Stay well. Be cautious as things begin to open up.
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    πŸ“ The Little sailboat is now a weathervane
    7 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    We were in Lindsay today too! Great day on the golf courseπŸŒοΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒοΈβ€β™€οΈI also won by 3strokes
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    πŸ“ The Little sailboat is now a weathervane
    7 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The little sailboat never did well on the pond, so I removed the gear and put it on the back shelf. I saw it sitting there this week and figured I try making it into a weathervane to go along with others on the back fence. It seems to be working out just fine!
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    πŸ“ open boat or launch
    8 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Email” a picture maybe I can draw it up on cad.
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    πŸ“ SY Minnow water test
    9 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looking forward to seeing more soon.
    Stay safe!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: USCG EAGLE
    18 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Are the sails furrowed?
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    πŸ“ HMS AMAZON PLANS & INSTRUCTION
    19 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yes that is correct. It is a Dean's model. The Amazon came with no plans or instructions. To order these from Dean's is a fair bit of cash. Thought someone in the website might have something in their library of plans and instructions.
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    πŸ“ HMS AMAZON PLANS & INSTRUCTION
    19 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Anyone have the instructions or plans for the HMS Amazon or the HMS Mohawk? Tribal class or "F" class destroyers 1905 1908

    My friend bought the kit at a discount with no paper work in the box.
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    πŸ“ Ready to be water tested
    20 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Bathtub is too small to properly give this a water test. Once our pond is open for use, it will be water tested.
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    πŸ“ Do Not Trust the porthole material in the kit.
    20 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The kit came with funny windows that were self sticking which were for the port holes along both sides of the hull. I did not trust the self stick so added C.A. which I figured was good.

    After some spray paint got on a window, I was rubbing it to remove the paint. POP out came the port hole window! I checked the others and they also popped out with just a slight bit of pressure.

    Glad this happened on the workbench and not out on the water!

    In my resources, I keep clear packaging materials which work well for clear parts. Cut into strips, these were glued and clamped to the inside of the hull using C.A.: Watch those fumes!! I opened the window and turned on my exhaust fan, then went out closing the door behind me.
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    πŸ“ Gurdy's
    20 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I answered my own question.

    https://montereyclippers.wordpress.com/monterey-data/fishing...

    Gurdy Drive Systems

    Trolling gurdies are the smallish reels used to wind trolling line in and out. While each gurdy has a clutch lever to engage and disengage its reel from the central shaft, the shafts can be driven however the boat owner likes.

    According to the California Fisheries history, power driven gurdies weren’t common until the late 1940s; hand-hauled lines were used before that, which sounds like hard work.

    Mechanical power was taken off the engine or prop shaft with a chain drive. Using the prop shaft would allow the drive to be reversed, or at least clutched, via the Hicks engine clutch gear.

    An automobile transmission, without its clutch, could be used in the gurdy drive to reverse the drive, and change hauling speeds if desired. Any transmission could be used, but the Ford Model A was probably easily found.

    (See Green boat)
    Modern boats abandon the complication of mechanical drives for more flexible hydraulics. A hydraulic pump is mounted on the engine, and a hydraulic motor and control valve are mounted on the gurdies. Power and direction are easily controlled with the valve handle, independent of the engine. Theresa Ann, Santa Barbara, 2015; P. Matthews photo.
    https://montereyclippers.wordpress.com/monterey-data/fishing-gear/trolling-gear/gurdy-drive-systems/
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    πŸ“ Re: Gurdy's
    20 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    What do you west coast fellas call the β€œgurdy’s”?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rigging and aerials?
    21 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Did you carve your crew? Look nice!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rigging and aerials?
    21 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I may change the white for black or try painting it? You are right at a distance it looks nice.

    My biggest concern is when handling or reaching to get something, is the possibility of catching a wire and snapping the plastic mast. I may do that up in brass too, but for now, best to just make it removable along with the wires.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rigging and aerials?
    21 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ron here...I plan to replace the bow plastic post with brass as was done to the aft post.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rigging and aerials?
    21 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Is the boat you were referring to in your comment? Do I see black shrink here?
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    πŸ“ Rigging and aerials?
    21 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    What do most of you do to keep from damaging your rigging and radio aerials during transportation and when working around the model?

    Tonight, I remembered some stretchy β€œthread”, it is white, but it comes in black too. However, fabric stores are closed for now, so the white will do the job for now. Made up wire hooks too, then with the stretchy material, the radio aerials would maintain their tension, but allow me to easily remove them and the mast when transporting and servicing the model.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: New Parts Cut
    22 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    see:
    pocketship in the small boats monthly website

    PocketShip Particulars
    Length 14β€² 10β€³
    Beam 75β€³
    Draft, board up 16β€³
    Draft, board down 36"
    Sail area 148 sq ft

    If you reduced these in half it comes out to almost the same as your little cabin cruiser.
    https://smallboatsmonthly.com/article/pocketship/
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    πŸ“ RC gear installed
    22 days ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    After consultation with donnieboy the placement of the receiver was to keep it away from the motor so it was placed in the helm. It may stay as seen in the photos or mounted to the roof with Velcro. Don Sutton, Metro Marine Model Club, Toronto, is a valued friend who assists me with many aspects of my builds. He is a generous man with his knowledge and stock of supplies.

    A switch was added to the floor of the wheelhouse and to keep from snapping off the mast, an aluminum tube was glued to the side of the wheelhouse allowing the mast and rigging be removed in transportation, or working around the boat. Inserting the battery under the deck is easy and by adding a Velcro strip, hidden inside the large vent, securing the battery.

    A small magnet secures the aft hatch above the rudder post.
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