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    44' Coast Guard Abomination
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    ๐Ÿ“ 44' Alone at Pond
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Beautiful day at the pond did some running.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Pilot House Detail
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Some "Stand-Off" Scale work tonight. I left my window material at work. Notice how everything matches now. Need to get her complete. Gun Boat Philadelphia is next. Not ready to tackle sail making right now.

    Kevin

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot House Detail
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Not a kit. This hull was scratch built for display by someone who obviously used the Dumas plan for the hull, but even got that wrong. Everything but the hull is scratch built by me. I used a combo of Dumas plans, and pictures and my three years of crewing one to complete what I have so far. I am close to where I wish to be.

    Kevin
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot House Detail
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruced ( Able Seaman)
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    Nice job. Who makes the kit? If it is a kit?
    ๐Ÿ“ Maiden Voyage
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    She steams just fine! Even had to perform a rescue.

    ๐Ÿ“ Rudders and Steering
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    She will go Port and Starboard, also, 100 % watertight. Always happy when the H2O remains on the outside of the hull.

    FWD and Reverse is next.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudders and Steering
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ bruce1946 ( Midshipman)
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    Is this a kitt or scrath build? If kit where did you get it? Wonderful job you should be Proud.๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Vacation!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    'Sometimes being an instructor for the county pays off. Steady work on what will no longer be called "The Abomination", but hence-to will be referred to as US Coast Guard MLB 44356.

    Tomorrow, waterproof interior, rig steering, add rudders.

    Looks like January 15th is the first float of the year. Without rushing I should be 100 percent done by then. Maybe with absence of fully working mast. I am going to add Nav lights, that may take some time.

    I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday Season.

    Kevin๐Ÿคž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Christmas Vacation!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Commodore)
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    Kevin, looks like the first meet of the month in January is on the 7th. Hope to see you then. (Congrats on the build!)

    Lew
    SSMBC, Florida, USA
    ๐Ÿ“ Coming Along Some More
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Pilot House details coming into view. Rails and lifelines getting fitted. Finish waterproofing the interior.
    I do not know about first weekend in December but getting close.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coming Along Some More
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Going well Kevin๐Ÿ‘
    Don't rush it just to meet a self-imposed deadline.
    That's when disasters happen which set you back more than you tried to gain๐Ÿค”
    'More haste - less speed' ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ask me how I know๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ“ Exciting Part
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Deck almost Complete
    Motors Mounted
    Rudder Tubes and Posts Mounted
    Shafts and Screws Mounted
    Rub Rails Complete

    If I push it, she can be ready for a maiden by the first weekend of December. The Thanksgiving break (Thank you School Board) should put me over the top.

    Fair Winds!

    Kevin

    ๐Ÿ“ Starting to look like an MLB
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    So,
    A: It appears we have our regular pond back!
    B: Hours cut at work, so now three-day weekends.
    C: No more Comic Cons or STEAM Fairs this year.

    All of this equals more building time and a reason to build. Of my four project boats, The "Abomination" was closest to being finished, so I have taken that to task. I feel a late October shakedown can be scheduled. It will still be somewhat twisted, but unlike some of my other vessels it will not steam on the pond until it is 100% complete.

    Then in order:
    Small 44 MLB complete.
    Small 41 UTB complete.
    110' Island Class complete.
    Forgot, PBY, flightless flying boat.

    That will leave two OPUS projects:

    Washington State Super Ferry 6' long when complete. (Probably will not get to this one.)

    378' WHEC 1/60ish scale

    Then my friends, I am taking a break. So, I calculate about six more building years till I can be satisfied that my fleet is ready.

    Excelsior!

    Kevin

    ๐Ÿ“ Strarting to look like an MLB Again
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Did some work during the storm.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strarting to look like an MLB Again
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I am well aware. Three years at Station Yaquina Bay, Newport OR. Been on one when it went 90 degrees once. Those old Surfmen and Women retired with some bad knees. Not me, i went big, 378 foot cutters. I am in search of plans for one if you know someone.

    Excelsior
    Kevin
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strarting to look like an MLB Again
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    My friend served with the USCG and said โ€œ Those old 44's rolled so bad they'd roll at the dock with no perceptible wave moving them.
    I hated working on them particularly under way as the engine room was so tight and in any seaway you got thrown around never knowing which way to brace yourself next. They weren't kind to the crew, but they were effective as a sea keeping boatโ€

    So, if your model Rocks n Rolls donโ€™t try to fix it, itโ€™s normal!
    ๐Ÿ“ Pilot House Began
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Started some permanent modifications.

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