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Old Aug 15, 2011, 05:31 PM
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Took off nearly all the decals today, didn't realize there were so many!

Started striping too. I'll post pictures when that gets done.
Went with automotive type.

Haven't received the navigation lights yet, but they are on the way.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 05:33 PM
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Seems like some folks may have a propensity for deviancy and tendency toward aberrant thinking. On occasion, things may not be as they first appear. Caution is always advisable before jumping.

Just an observation that seemed timely. Be well all.

Boomer

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The Nirvana folks love decals!! The minute you start removing the decals the boat takes on new and fresh look! We'll be looking forward to seeing pictures. Be sure you put that in a balloon to keep it from getting wet. There are some "water proof" receivers out there but a balloon is a lot cheaper!

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Old Aug 15, 2011, 05:41 PM
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Much hidden deviancy out there, being repressed usually leads to pedophilia, or, necrophilia
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 06:12 PM
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Took off nearly all the decals today, didn't realize there were so many!

Started striping too. I'll post pictures when that gets done.
Went with automotive type.

Haven't received the navigation lights yet, but they are on the way.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 08:50 PM
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Good evening everyone

1st thank you Boomer, very nice to talk to you live. Sorry I had to cut the call short, I hope you had a great dinner. Folks, a very genuine person Boomer is. Well meet sir

2nd. I did locate a pond that I can sail. I went this evening after supper and ..... It was a train wreck. Zero wind. I had a small puff to get he into the middle of the pond and..... Yea. I had to do the rudder paddle thing. That was when Boomer called lol. Sorry if I was distracted boomer. I got it to 10 feet from the dock and borrowed a kids fishen pole when a faint gust lew it away again. Thats when I called my house to have my rod brought.. Whoops sorry, my Fishing rod..... Sorry , after 10 casts I managed to snag the boom @ yards.

3rd I still believe my rudder is not right. boomer again suggested flipping over the plastic thing that attaches to the rudder rod. I will try that after I get a new screw from ace hardware.

Lilleyen, your not kidding on the stickers... Did you get all the glue off? If so how. Goo gone is only working just ok for me...


A neighbor was walking up the path to the pond and came up to me to say what a great view it was to have the sun setting behind the boat. Wish he had a camera..... I could have been in Boomers picture thread.

Thanks for listening folks, see you tomorrow.

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Old Aug 16, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Here's another one from this past weekend...
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 07:37 AM
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So my first "airplane" that is programmed into my DX6i dsmx is a "Nirvana" sailboat.

Looks a bit odd but it works!

Chidago and Boomer, I solved the sail servo arm travel problem, just adjusted the travel, (once I figured out how to do that, -my first computer radio).
The manual is not exactly a fountain of info.

Had to reverse both servos too.

I even adjusted the rudder travel so the servo is not straining to go farther once the rudder has reached the limit of it's travel.
How cool is that?

Should save some battery power and lengthen servo life.

Of course in my haste, I kept wondering why my rudder adjustments were not changing anything. Eventually the light dawned! "Aileron" not rudder channel!!!

We live and learn.

Ain't it fun!!!
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Here's another one from this past weekend...
Nirvana for sure!!!

Oh, to be surrounded by the little gems like that !

Haven't seen any but mine to date.

Hopefully when Mike gets back we'll at least have two gliding about.

Nice picture CC!
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 08:06 AM
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Great photo Crash! Here is another jealous solo sailor.
I haven't been able to sail for 2 weeks now with bad weather and algae cover ponds. The bad weather has me sitting inside twiddling my thumbs and thinking of and adding more details to the tug. It's gotten so bad that I added Thompson bars yesterday!
Bill
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Nirvana for sure!!!

Oh, to be surrounded by the little gems like that !

Haven't seen any but mine to date.

Hopefully when Mike gets back we'll at least have two gliding about.

Nice picture CC!
I'm back. I did not loose Nirvana to lake Huron. I only got 2 days of sailing in. One with light to mid winds, very consistant, lots of fun. The other at sunset. No wind, but some friends got some great pictures, just waiting for them to send them along.

Mike
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Great photo Crash! Here is another jealous solo sailor.
I haven't been able to sail for 2 weeks now with bad weather and algae cover ponds. The bad weather has me sitting inside twiddling my thumbs and thinking of and adding more details to the tug. It's gotten so bad that I added Thompson bars yesterday!
Bill
OK, I don't know tugs.
What's a thompson bar?
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong Bill (and I often am wrong), but A Thompson bar is a "guide" that keeps the tow rope from rubbing and thereby fraying and weakening on the aft gunwale of the Tug Boat.
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 06:06 PM
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OK, I don't know tugs.
What's a thompson bar?
Thompson's Bar -isn't that the place where Chidago hangs out with all of his pals?

I could be wrong.

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Old Aug 16, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Nah, thats a Irish joint, we all go to Tony Spavones..

Or, Pal Joeys, or, De Marcos...

http://www.tonyspavones.net/site/

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Old Aug 16, 2011, 06:15 PM
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Thompson bars can be as simple as a piece of pipe that gets inserted into a socket in the side deck. There can be 2 or more positions with the one most forward being to limit the swing of the hawser so it does not swing full abeam and possibly capsize the tug. Another position further aft is for putting the rope hawser forward of it when hauling it in and thereby keeping it from fouling the prop.
Simple and cheap detail if you are going for the scale appearance. Also if you are towing with your Atlantic it will do the same for you in limiting the swing. Just a piece of 1/8 brass rod.

Bill

Correction
I have no idea why I have been calling them Thompson bars when the correct name is Norman pins. I will just plead old age and senility . Sorry about that.
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