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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale Find
    6 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Looks very nice and will be yhe pride of the Fleet!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman steering
    10 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    In Canada and US most have the helm on the RHS especially for Right handed skippers.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey huntsman steering
    16 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I just did a bit of research on what is preferred? Helm on Port Or Starboard ? Conclusion is varied depending if youโ€™re controls are mounted on the right-side of the operator or if placed in the centre of the shelf. Most said visibility, especially when passing other vessels and docking. If the vessel was fitted with a flying bridge the helm would be centered and on the Port side down below.

    Conclusionโ€ฆ. Your choice!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Doug

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Modified Stiletto project
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    You are an artist with exacting skills. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece of artwork with us. Most people donโ€™t even have any idea what work is required to achieve such an accomplishment.

    Itโ€™s just another example of your ability to create something meaningful.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Villa Class Tugboat
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Pete Spencer sent these photos July 1, 2024, of what he has done since I last visited him in Port Dover, Ontario.

    No new engine, or other below deck major items, just above deck improvements. With these tugs the various tow lines are stowed in a locker below the aft deck. To get into it requires removing a number of bolts, the lift the hatch cover, remove the required length of line, then replace the cove insuring itโ€™s seals are in place & replace all the bolts.

    Pete built a shelf for over the engine room that holds his lines, a pump, gas container, fire control items, and life raft.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Question
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Itโ€™s on a tugboat

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: Question
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Doug are you able to view Instagram?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Is this Nozzle mounted to the rudder? It doesnโ€™t look to be surrounding the prop as other nozzles do.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted: Can I commission you to build a boat? UK based
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I have been in contact with James May via my personal email, he knows I am in Canada. Here is what I wrote him after looking at the pictures and details of the kit.
    He ask me about converting it to an RC model for his dad to play with at a pond in his area.

    After writing I forgot that this kit requires two motors and thus two Esc.

    James

    If you desire to make this project into an R/C model it adds a new dimension to the build. It is too bad someone there in the UK had not picked up on this as my models are mostly scratch built tugboats (2) of sailboats of which one is a schooner. I have been building plastic models for years.

    Building an RC model requires not just the model either in kit form or built from scratch as done at a ship yard. Some kits like the Deanโ€™s kit you currently own, has a preformed hull of a plastic type substance, the deck and other components made also be vacuum formed plastic or wood.

    After buying a kit, there is the choice of motors to power it. These could be either an electric motor that is brushed or unbrushed, the later uses Lipo battery packs which I refuse to use because of the hazards charging them bring into your life. I prefer brushed motors and NiMH batteries.

    There is rudder control servo to buy, a transmitter and receiver to buy and an ESC or speed control.

    Now these are the basic items but there are those in the rc boating world who add sound modules, LED lights, rotating radar antennas and operating winches. I donโ€™t do much of that as generally navigation lights are for night time and most of my sailing is in the daytime.

    There are so many choices out there first people to buy and that is why I say it would be better for you to locate a local club.

    I referred you to a static model builder in an earlier email which I located this morning. True it isnโ€™t an RC model but static. If you really want your dad to enjoy RC boating then get a sailboat .

    Look for a Dragonforce retailer ir contact a local l rc yachting club as many times they have used model they are selling or they will let him try-out before purchasing.

    If you desire more info get back to me,

    Ron

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Italeri Vosper MTB
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Though rc conversion of a plastic model is fun as we want to see it on the water motoring along, one must also consider the choice of motor/s and the speed of the model as it might travel in actual service.

    These Vosper MTB did perform a dangerous job, get it and get out but also as a patrol vessel where they conserved fuel. Top speed was 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph)

    Itโ€™s nice to see your model is able charge in for the attack, I hope it is also able to patrol the waters too.

    Pictured are a PT boat 1/48 scale and a Vosper a 1/35 scale both on patrol.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale Find
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Looks fine Garth

    ๐Ÿ“ How do they move around the deck?
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Agreed with your assessment of this model. It reminds me of those models found in the gift shop found along the coasts in your country and mine.

    Though this one looks proper.

    ๐Ÿ“ Bending small brass tubing
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Fill tube with sugar before bending I was told, it helped but didnโ€™t make a real smooth bend.

    Others have used heat to soften the tube during bending process.

    I was using copper 1/4โ€ tubing to run sheet lines when building my Emma sailboat. Which is still waiting for itโ€™s first day on the water, once the hand heals it will happen.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: QUICKWATER
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Tug rides nice. Ballast looks good but watching a video will tell more.

    When we were aboard the Beamsville, Marcel said the aft deck would usually have 4โ€ of water over the deck when towing which is one reason for scuppers that were 4โ€™ + long. They had safety bars across them so a person would not be swept away.

    ๐Ÿ“ Recently hand surgery
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Iโ€™m not gonna be able to get a boat in the water for some while yet. I had carpal tunnel surgery yesterday, feeling fine but these things take time to heal. Limited activity and lifting, keep it dry too so no infection around the wound.

    Surgeon marked where the surgery was to take place.

    I was able to move fingers better this morning.

    Feeling fine. the local nerve block is amazing.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kathryn - a Thames Bawley - 12
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Select the box titled Photos / Files: found below.
    Select from your photos the video you wish to share. If the video is too long the message will tell you. Here you can see my video is only 16 seconds long.

    If you are wanting to post a longer video than say 25 seconds then you need to ask others.

    Videos here are from the wild storm from last night. Ended up reading a book by head lamp. ( one video referenced models on back fence) see photo.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Another Tug
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Keep the one the cat demolished and have the tug towing in. Tugboats need a job!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yard Sale find
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    I think that cat might make a nice โ€ฆCareful Ron there are cat lovers out there โ€ฆ

    Instead of trying to rebuild it, maybe keeping it as an โ€œAfter the Battleโ€ of Cats Bay mantle piece.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: QUICKWATER another small tug
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Recovering from cataract surgery
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    No model building for me or sailing until the cataract is healed and a new lense is put in my glasses for reading. Surgery was yesterday so Iโ€™m doing the eye drops now every two hours during the day and patching the eye at night for the next week.

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    ๐Ÿ“ โ€œDozer Photosโ€
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    These specialty vessels are designed and built by:

    https://www.dropmarine.com/
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started on the superstructure
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Do you have Mahogany available? The reason is that Mahogany stands up to the elements better because of the natural properties and oils in the wood.

    When we toured the Alaska State Capital building, I noticed that the interior was finished in Mahogany rather than the natural wood materials found in that state. Upon asking about it, the answer was that the mahogany stood up better in the fluctuations of moisture compared to the other species found in the forests of Alaska.


    I would have thought Cedar could be used, but they said no, Cedar didnโ€™t have the structural qualities that the Mahogany did.

    Cabinetry, doors, trim all were Mahogany.

    ๐Ÿ“ Saw mini workboat on Fraser yesterday
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    We were staying at the Radisson Vancouver along the Fraser River. I saw a mini yard workboat. Now, before everyone starts sending me links to rc models of similar, Iโ€™d like to know who is running this one.

    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Fred

    Plywood can be bent though it will be more difficult than other material as it is created by gluing thin sections of wood in opposite directions which gives it stability.

    Please provide a photo of the plywood in question.

    The bending process should be done according to the grain of the wood. Birch will be different than Mahogany.

    Is this for a deck?

    ๐Ÿ“ While in Victoria
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    PeeJay, the BC Natural History Museumโ€™s model displays were closed, very disappointed โ˜น๏ธ, paid good $$ to see it and when inside, I found it was being restored.

    Regarding the Marine Museumโ€™s collection, my main interest was in the Sudbury. They had only this model of the Sudbury II and nothing on the converted WWII Corvette that became a salvage tug, SS Sudbury, at the museum. There ship reference library and drawing reference materials are stored in an off-site location.

    ๐Ÿ“ While in Victoria
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    We visited the Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society at their Sunday morning sailing pond.

    They have a Facebook group where they post information about their club.

    ๐Ÿ“ While in Victoria
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ While in Victoria
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    The model of the SS Sudbury II

    ๐Ÿ“ While in Victoria
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    A must see is the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. Going to it today. Stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜



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