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    Started my new build MV American Beauty. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit
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    ๐Ÿ“ Started my new build MV American Beauty. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit
    16 days ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Happy New Year
    Started my new build MV American Beauty 12/25/2021. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit included some photos of both
    Dumas Model MV American Beauty Kit#1215
    Model is disappointing
    The parts ar stamp cut and cutts don't go thru the wood very time consumming getting the pieces free.
    Written directions are slim to none. 20 pages.
    Dimensions are few and far between.
    prop nozzels are 3D printed and break easy.
    So working from the drawings which are not to scale I'm making some head way.
    I will try to add photo's as I go
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started my new build MV American Beauty. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi Bruce. From what I can tell youโ€™re doing a fine job on the American Beauty. I built the Dumas Higgins PT boat last year, night and day difference. ABS hull, laser cut parts good fittings. The American Beauty is an older design from Dumas, and except for the printed nozzles it sounds like they havenโ€™t updated it much over the years. Keep at it, sheโ€™ll make a pretty boat.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started my new build MV American Beauty. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit
    14 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Bruce1946,

    I have built all the Dumas Tugboats!
    I had no idea the American Beauty model!
    Was built using cheap ply!

    I Sir have learned from you!
    It's a shame they did her in cheap ply!
    That makes for a terrible experience!

    I have built all the model tugs by Dumas!
    And they're done in ABS except for the San Pedro which has a wooden frame!
    ABS sheets used for the Hull!

    I wish you much success in her build!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS, I look forward to seeing the completed vessel!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started my new build MV American Beauty. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit
    15 days ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ed Happy New Year to you
    I'm not sure that I would ever buy anouther Dumas kit again. the Instruction and plans are horrible. The Wood and parts are horrible, the die cutting of the parts is sad they should be using laser cutting. plywood parts cutting only goes partway thru the wood having to use alot of time cutting parts out with xacto knifes is both time consumming and unsafe. I ended up using a scroll saw to cut out the parts.
    Plans & Instructions for Kit #1219-Barge
    You can order the plans and instructions here for the barge $2.50.. the kit is $100
    https://www.dumasproducts.com/product/plans-inst-kit-1219-ba...
    **Please Note**
    Plans are not suited for scratch build.
    https://www.dumasproducts.com/product/plans-inst-kit-1219-barge/
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Started my new build MV American Beauty. and finished my Tugster Tug Boat Kit
    15 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Bruce,

    Happy New Year!

    One question?

    Will you be collecting the Dumas Barge kit for her!

    It's Kit #1219!

    I built the Barges years ago!

    They measure in at 43"s which add to the tug and barge float!

    Cheers, Ed

    It's a very good kit and would add to your American Beauty Build!
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