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7th Mar 2017
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Member Stats
Member No. 4108
Registered 7th Mar 2017
Last Online 22nd Dec 2018
City Saanichton
Country Canada
Boats in Harbour 6
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 0
Photos Posted 49
Likes Received 22
Likes Given 1
9 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society
Since: 7th Mar 2017
Type: Other
Type: Working Vessel
Type: Working Vessel
yawl Argyll
Type: Yacht
+2 More
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
86 points away from Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 48
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 0
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 1
Received Likes 2 44
114 Total Points
Recent Posts
Skimmer by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 18" Skimmer Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 11Amp/h Batteries - Comments: built from styrene. Used some online plans as a guideline.

Kingfisher by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 36" Kingfisher Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through viper 15 (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Built from plans downloaded on the internet. Hull is planked with a wood deck planked over ply. The superstructure is also made in wood, mostly 3mm ply.

STERNWHEELER by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 7/10] 13" STERNWHEELER Belt Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HOBBYPOWER (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This is a Sternwheeler built from scratch. Drawings from "Radio Controlled Boats" by Graham Goodchild.

yawl Argyll by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 8/10] 41"/5000g yawl Argyll Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This is a sailing Yawl base on the yacht Argyll. The hull is 41" long with a full keel. There is a single drum winch servo that controls all the sails. In the static display mode she has 2 head sails as per the real boat. When rigged for radio control sailing the 2 head sails are replaced for a single head sail. The radio control equipment is an older Spektrum D6 with a Spektrum receiver. The hull is an epoxy construction and was given to me by a club member an that was down-sizing. The sailing rig was all made by myself.

Orange Mystery by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
You could also try Nylet - They have a selection of Marblehead sails. I have just purchased some for a hull that I was given.

Bertha by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 8/10] 45"/2800g Bertha Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Scratch built from Marine Modeller plans. One sail drum servo for the main and self tacking jib. A sail arm servo for the staysail and foresail. An extra servo to allow tension on the upper trisail. The bowsprit is an additional 10" on the overall length of the model. For RC sailing I have a 2.5kg detachable keel and rudder extesion ( shown in the photograph). All the deck winches are built from old clock parts. The lee boards are also functional and work in conjunction with the forward head sails and the sailarm servo. For transportation the top mast can be lowered and the bowsprit raised.

MTB743 by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 8/10] 43"/1900g MTB743 Capable of 7mph and a runtime of 35mins Direct Drive to a COMBO 380 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 11Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ACTION ELECTRONICS (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This is a Failmile 'D' MTB. This version and number were operated by the 65th Canadian MTB flotilla in the English Channel. I made the model as this version as my Uncle was one of the crew. This model hull is built from scratch in the in the same was the real boats were using double diagonal planking. The propulsion is with 4 props paired using a dual ESC by Action Electronics and 2 11.1v LIPO batteries. These MTB were powered with 4 Packard 4M-2500 Engines with a hull speed of 34.5kts. Armament:- 4 x 18" torpedo's, 2 x 6pdr Mkv11 guns, Twin 20mm Oerlikon gun, 2 x twin Vickers Machine guns on powered mounts, as well as other smaller machine guns on the bridge. For more info goto the Manitoba Maritime Museum

Norman McLeod Rogers by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
A Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker Built 1967 @ Canadian Vickers Montreal Currently owned by the Chilean Navy The model was scratch built from the plans supplied by Marine Modelling Int. The model is to 1:120 scale and is 750mm long The model is based on the original build of the vessel.