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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
    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“ Photos to Paper Mock-Up
    2 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Diagonal planking is coming along.
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    πŸ“ Photos to Paper Mock-Up
    4 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Bulkheads done. I have seen many of you glue up your hull in diagonal planking as I am planning to do as seen here. No rabbet but instead I glued 1/4” curved sections between the bulkheads which will allow me to securely glue the strips from keel at a 45deg angle and secure to the sheer.
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    πŸ“ Photos to Paper Mock-Up
    6 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Do these pictures help?
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    πŸ“ Photos to Paper Mock-Up
    6 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Yes Martin. The bulkheads are marked for cutting out the centres. In these photos I am aligning the supports with the keel, then glueing the supports but not the keel or bulkheads. Much work to do on the keel before securing. Thanks. RB
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    πŸ“ Photos to Paper Mock-Up
    7 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This is harder than anything I have tried thus far, but I think it is coming. Three more bulkheads up front to do yet, and #5 needs to be redone.
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    πŸ“ Stay Safe
    9 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Just saw this map of where the heaviest flooding is in your country. Stay safe!
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    πŸ“ Mt. Washington - Dumas Kit
    10 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The history of the MS Mount Washington

    http://www.lwhs.us/index.html
    http://www.lwhs.us/index.html
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    πŸ“ Photos to Paper Mock-Up
    11 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Below the bulkheads is the keel. The bulkheads stop at the rabbet line.

    http://www.boat-building.org/learn-skills/index.php/en/wood/...
    https://suburbanshipmodeler.com/2016/04/13/cutting-a-rabbet-line/
    http://www.boat-building.org/learn-skills/index.php/en/wood/cutting-the-rabbet-large-vessels/
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    https://suburbanshipmodeler.com/2016/04/13/cutting-a-rabbet-line/
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    πŸ“ Photos to Paper Mock-Up
    12 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    After drawing up on AutocadLt, the model was plotted at 1-1/2”= 1’ making the model 25” . Here is a paper mock-up half hull to see if the drawing was accurate. All seems to be good on paper.
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    πŸ“ Please help to Identify this style of sailboat
    16 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Could the website delete this subject ?
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    πŸ“ Scratch Build
    22 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Is my trawler a β€œDrift Trawler”?
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    πŸ“ Back in 2012, Seen at Charleston, South Carolina
    24 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A pilot boat and a Tugboat. What type of tug is it?
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    πŸ“ WEE NIP
    24 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    New Post By πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ redpmg (Lieutenant)
    Re: Lindberg Tugboat

    He and I connected, so call off the search party.😎
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    πŸ“ WEE NIP
    24 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    yep...sorry!
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    πŸ“ WEE NIP
    26 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Nice little sailboat
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Oops!!!!
    27 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    sorry about your misfortune
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    πŸ“ Alternative Deck Planking
    27 days ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Could you post some photos of these various techniques of planking you have used along with examples from the actual full size boats? Most helpful, thanks.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ally Pally show Jan 2020
    1 month ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Wow fantastic models! Extreme detail!!! Makes mine seem so novice.
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    πŸ“ Fetcham Model Boat Club
    1 month ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    How far are you from Hampton Court?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: F-14 Delema!
    1 month ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    oh my Ed you have not had a good build experience with this one. how goes the Brooklin Tug?
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    πŸ“ From Canada to Cornwall
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    We have a Garmin GPS with current UK maps loaded in it. Also discovered there are Hop on Hop off buses in the Penzance area, which I am so glad my wife is favourable about using.
    I remember driving some twisting curvy roads through the woods with a 50 mph speed limit. My wife gets motion sickness on roads like that, so here I am doing about 35! The locals were too happy with me 😑☹️ I can just image narrow winding roads in walled and hedge rows, plus sheep herds just around the blind corner! Yikes... Take the bus 😍
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    πŸ“ From Canada to Cornwall
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I try to rent an automatic transmission vehicle, just one thing less to think about when driving. I have never tried shifting gears with my left hand, I suppose the gear shift is the same as here. H with 1, down 2, over and up or forward 3 and back or down 4 with Neutral in the middle.Ah, but then there is those overdrive gears, 5&6...πŸ₯΄
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    πŸ“ From Canada to Cornwall
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    My wife and I are making plans to see areas of Cornwall in a few months. Falmouth, the Lizard Point, Penzance, Land’s End and so forth, plus a few days in London and Bath, possibly Exeter too.

    Are there any boat builder and clubs to greet along our travels? Going by train, and rent a car in several places to see the sights. Yes I know you drive on the other side of the road and the driver sits differently too.πŸ€ͺ
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    https://www.slatersplastikard.com/assets/pdfs/AlphabetFlyer....
    Or
    http://www.pcbsupplies.com/dry-transfer-lettering-white-letters-by-letraset

    Looking probable
    https://www.slatersplastikard.com/assets/pdfs/AlphabetFlyer.pdf
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    http://www.pcbsupplies.com/dry-transfer-lettering-white-letters-by-letraset
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I can do that! I have Word, an inkjet printer, 2017 AutoCadLt and patience...πŸ€ͺ
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    If I do not think I could hand paint these letters, how am I going to make a stencil?
    First, use the word processor, next find the right size font, then print it out. cover font with tape, next take a sharp razor knife and cut each letter out! Now, place on boat hull and cover unwanted areas to protect from over spray.

    Fine on a flat surface, but not on the slanted stern plate that is also curved...

    Any other ideas???
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Anyone know how to create lettering for placing the vessel’s name on the model?
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Added more details. Made the little skiff, tie downs and such
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    πŸ“ Re: Cutty Sark
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Can you post some photos of your build?
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    πŸ“ Miss Katherine Tugboat seen in boatyard, Mahone Bay, N.S. Canada
    2 months ago by Ron ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Navigation lights working! Hand Railings are on and Safety Rings in place. Twin horns too. Waiting for the pilot wheelhouse furnishings and a 4 bladed prop.

    Then, the long awaited Spring Thaw πŸ˜ƒ
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