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    Mr."B"
    Dragon Force sailboat is sold it is not in my harbour anymore.
    Geneva
    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) Villa Class Tugboat
    3/4”=1’ Began building September 2020 finished till the spring when ballast testing and weights will be added.
    (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
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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 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“ Fall sailing in Ontario, Canada
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    Do not blink Doug, you might missed it again.
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    πŸ“ Fall sailing in Ontario, Canada
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    I will try 2 sailboat videos. Neyrs note the quick response of the rudder even in a light breeze.
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    πŸ“ Fall sailing in Ontario, Canada
    12 days ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Are you able to view this video?
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    πŸ“ Fall sailing in Ontario, Canada
    22 days ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Videos are coming, they are very short clips.
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    πŸ“ Fall sailing in Ontario, Canada
    22 days ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Neyrs, yes, that rig does this sailboat just fine even in a light breeze like we had today.

    Lots of short vide clips taken, but where we are staying has very poor Internet. I will post them from home.

    Here is just one sight we saw today on our drive.
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    πŸ“ Fall sailing in Ontario, Canada
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    While visiting friends here at the lake I brought the Dragen sailboat after setting the mast with a rake and restructuring the rudder control. Far better rudder control, very sensitive now.

    Also brought the tugboat Miss Katherine, replica of the tugboat seen in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
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    πŸ“ York Autumn Regatta
    29 days ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Congratulations on your fine achievement
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 1/24 scale.VOSPER 72'-6" SERIES11-TYPE 2 M.T.B.#376.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    ITALERI 1/35 MTB VOSPER MODEL KIT

    Sorry, it was not Tamiya, but Italeri, still, it is the kit Zi built and did an Rc conversion for single brushed motor and one prop.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ex Display Model - Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter :-
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    Getting the ballast just right on a conversion project is time consuming but once you get it, the pleasure of sailing begins. It makes take several attempts but keep at it.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 1/24 scale.VOSPER 72'-6" SERIES11-TYPE 2 M.T.B.#376.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Good to know. I built the kit and enjoyed it.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 1/24 scale.VOSPER 72'-6" SERIES11-TYPE 2 M.T.B.#376.
    1 month ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    These are all scratch built not kits correct? In your opinion is the 1/35 scale plastic kit by Tamiya accurate!
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    πŸ“ Loganville tugboat out of the water
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    The Loganville is out of the water for its annual inspection and scrapping before being repainted.
    Here is my model of it.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Covering Boards and Hatch Coaming.
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    Your small table saw does not have a riving knife at the tail-end of the blade. Do be careful not to pinch the wood against the blade at this area or you will experience a kickback. β€œ The riving knife on a table saw is a vital piece of safety equipment for the tool. A riving knife is a flat piece of metal that is mounted just aft of the saw blade. When you push a workpiece through the saw blade, the riving knife is designed to keep the two cut sections of the board from closing up, thus pinching the saw blade and causing dangerous kickback. Rip cuts are especially prone to kickbacks, and it is here that the riving knife is most important.”

    https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/use-riving-knife-on-table-sa...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dumas Victory tug
    1 month ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Aren’t you a cold weather golfer, like say into November? If the courses stay open, we will play as long as possible. We walk....

    Nice building project. I have nothing planned, though considering designing and building a camper for two now that we have the Tacoma.

    Maybe I can get some tips from Alice and Neyrs?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: North Rock tug
    1 month ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Runs very steady. Is it about 30”? Is there any exposed keel? My Ville Class does not, and rolls when under way. We found the full size tug tied to the wharf moved or rocked as we moved along the decks. The skipper said wait till you get her out on the open water, then it really rocks n rolls. Yuk! Not my kinda ride.
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Yes, much softer than the frozen variety. Though some rejoice with the hard water by sailing Rc ice boats.
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Burpee seeds, package says Pike’s Peak suppose to grow 4.6M We planted them several times near the house and some critter came around at night chewing off the stem. I even put wire fencing around the one remaining plant to no avail. The critter must have been hungry as it broke through the fencing to cut down the plant which by then was close to 2M.

    Catharine planted the three seen here in the raised bed which also enclosed the rhubarb plants.
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Jumping into this discussion with my two bits, summer is generally not a boat building time for us in the northern hemisphere. You members down N.Z. or S.A. way, are in the depth of winter, so you will be posting building blogs.

    Around here there is gardening, lawn to maintain, house up keep, camping, activities with grand kids and golf. Take your pick as to the primary activity.

    😎
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    πŸ“ LST 368
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Neyrs did I miss the launch of your LST? Or has it not been in the pond yet?
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    With the rudder aft, it will hang up on Canadian weeds. I try to not have rudders separate from the keel for just that reason. The blue boat is not mine, though I have one which is similar.
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Made some alterations to rudder Servo connection, gave the mast a bit of aft angle. Now to see it on the water.😎
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Well, this model was more than 45 yrs old, so who knows...I shall prevail! The Wianno Senior took a longer keel and rudder than the original design plus I cut off some of the sail. Very pleased with it now.😁 It can be seen leaning over on the right side of second photo. That is it sailing.
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Here is how much I have already added to the rudder.
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    No it is not heeled over, it just not respond well. I will be altering the rudder linkage so it is more traditional with a control arm parallel to deck. The rudder post comes up at an odd angle(not straight up) as in many vessels. This angle makes it difficult to attach a control arm parallel to the deck.
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Well, to answer your question, I chose the dragonforce mast, and sail because it was available...a gift that came with another sailboat. I looked at the sail plan for the kit, saw it to be similar, and went with it, just for fun. It is for my own pleasure, I do not race, and only sail with my grandsons when we go to the beach. So, thanks, for the technical information, I will apply your suggestions and give it a go again.
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    No, I will post better views of the beach. The water was very shallow! The dock goes out 100' off shore and the water depth is only 48" If you can spot the small white buoy, it is at the drop-off and is 7' at that point.

    I was surprised when we were out fishing last night reading the depth sonar, and in the middle of this section of the lake it was 12'. I caught two bass as they were both hooked on the same lure, at the same time! Never done that before...
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    πŸ“ Classic seen moored on the lake yesterday - "Abigail"
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Tried in vane to find out more about this classic, maybe one of you will know something and share it with the rest of us.
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    That is the Midwest Cranberry Lobster Yacht.
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    My M-12 (see photo) comes about very well, as does the Folksboat and Wianno Senior. This Dragen hull should react similarly.
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    2 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    By saying this is a long keel design, do you mean depth or bow to stern? Because it’s draft is shallow.
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