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    44' Coast Guard Abomination
    by KevinH ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Leading Seaman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Strarting to look like an MLB Again
    2 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Did some work during the storm.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strarting to look like an MLB Again
    2 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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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
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    2 months ago by Ron ( Rear 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!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pilot House Began
    5 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Started some permanent modifications.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Feeling a little better about the project.
    5 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    As you can see, the builder must have had a starboard list. She is a bit, shall we say "not a bit straight". You can also see the extra girth. But we will make her presentable.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Feeling a little better about the project.
    5 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A few minutes with a band saw (if the whole hull is off) should have it straight in no time if it's solid enough. ๐Ÿ˜ They do it with real ships๐Ÿ‘

    JB
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    5 months ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    A good example of why you should always fix your model frames to a good stout board to keep everything aligned
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Feeling a little better about the project.
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    I completely agree, Rick.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Trev
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    5 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Good work KevinH
    I find taking on a model to fix is more work than building from scratch or a kit.
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Feeling a little better about the project.
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Hi Kevin,
    I like the fact you are trimming the bow, makes her look less clunky.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Your cabin mock-up is more in keeping with the scale of the model.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Just my opinion.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deck to Remove
    5 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    It turns out upon further inspection, that this is in no way a Dumas Copy. Someone used actual plans on this one. It has the correct number of frames as its' true life self. It is about 20mm to wide at the top. We will have to settle for standoff scale. Otherwise she will be complete in the next six months or so. There is one ship ahead of her in dry dock.
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    ๐Ÿ“ 44' Coast Guard Abomination
    5 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    So, I have been in the market for a Dumas 44' MLB, I know, not hard to obtain, but I have so many projects, it has been on the back burner for some time. I purchased the plans from Dumas, scaled the frames, and it was like fifth in line to be completed.
    SO yesterday, I was trolling FB Market Place, and found what I describe as the Abomination. It was reasonably priced, but 130 miles away, having free time and some overtime cash I decided to make the trek.
    I was in the USCG for 24 years and served a tour at a Station that ran 30'. 44' and 52' life boats. so I am familiar with the type.
    Here are some pictures. It would seem the builder was skilled, used the Dumas plan, but took quite a few liberties we can all agree.
    It is the correct width, and for the most part length is correct as well. There are some interesting things. I will be able to use the chair, and it actually had a working magnetic compass.
    It is in the yards now stripped of all the mahogany and deck fittings. Much surgery is required. All but the very fwd Deck, and aft deck need to be removed. No easy task when it was built with 1/4" ply decks. We will have her shipshape in Bristol fashion in no time. She will be the 44356 Yaquina Bay Station to go with my 36503 from the same station.
    The bow needs to be shaved, they were stubby, but not that stubby. Deck at pilot house needs to be lifted 4 mm, well deck lowered 30mm. The portholes were a nice touch, but I will fill them.
    Two 500 motors, and looks like the shafts are workable. Rudders are in the correct position.

    Cheers!
    Kevin
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 44' Coast Guard Abomination
    5 months ago by Fodigo ( Leading Seaman)
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    That thing is a beast! Good luck and enjoy refurbishing it. Itโ€™s harder than the build itself sometimes but with challenges comes great rewards.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 44' Coast Guard Abomination
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Absolutely Right, Mike.
    I certainty have done that with the Mt Washington.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 44' Coast Guard Abomination
    5 months ago by mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral)
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    "Looks Like a lot of liberty's have been taken with this model"
    That's what model making is all about, making something that gives you pleasure regardless of the convention.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 44' Coast Guard Abomination
    5 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Commander)
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    Quite the project Kevin.
    I am building the 44 also. I love her history. I saw her in person at Montauk, NY.
    I shall be interested in your progress.
    The dumas never had a mahogany cabin, it was painted ply and balsa.
    The whole boat was painted.
    Looks Like a lot of liberty's have been taken with this model.
    Glad to have you aboard๐Ÿ˜Š
    Good Luck.
    Trev
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