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    Old Robbe Acapulco
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    πŸ“ Rail painted and installed!
    3 days ago by Cashrc ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi everybody. I got the rail assembled, painted and installed. It’s not exactly the same as what’s shown in the manual, took a few liberties with it. Biggest pain in the backside was jigging this thing and soldering it on the boat without getting the brass so hot that it damages the hull. Yikes! Got away with it though. The second pain in the backside was pulling the aft ladder and rail assembly off the boat in one piece to paint it, then reinstalling it. It looks okay, I need to touch up a couple of things but at least I didn’t make a mess of it. I got the wood floor for the cockpit installed, drilled 2 shallow oversized holes for the ladder legs to socket into when the cabin is removed and installed. Might make it a little prettier, but at least the bottom part of the ladder won’t be vibrating itself to pieces when she’s up to speed.
    Won’t be able to do much till next week, might do a little Sunday afternoon, we have a family get together near Cleveland Texas, about a 4-5 hour drive from here. Might be pooped when I get back, we’ll see.
    Oh, one of the pics shows the Acapulco sitting on the roof of my old Studebaker Hawk..it had just occurred to me that she and the Hawk have a similar color scheme😁
    Cash

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    πŸ“ Thanks
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the comments y’all, I appreciate it. I’ve been looking for an β€œeveryday” cabin cruiser, one that will have a decent speed and be fairly simple, but with enough detail to look good on the water. I think this Acapulco will do nicely. Only thing I haven’t decided is to keep it a 2 channel boat, or go ahead and do running lights.
    I’ll make that decision in the next couple of weeks, I’m really anxious to splash her though. What do you think?
    Cash
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    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    I'd go for at least 4 channels; nav lights, cabin light, maybe a hooter?
    I have a Turnigy 6 channel set in my Sea Scout.
    With 6 and even 9 channels sets so cheap these days it's hardly worth footling about with 2 channel any more. KUTGW πŸ‘
    Doug
    PS Safe drive at the weekend🀞
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    πŸ“ Little more done
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi y’all. Got a little more done, the bottom ladder and most of the deck railing is soldered up. I need to finish the rest near the bow, then pull the whole thing off as a unit, paint it and then permanently install it. After this I’ll finish up the wood inserts on the deck, some details and final RC install.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Little more done
    4 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Very good, It's coming along nicely! πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Little more done
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Verrry nice indeedπŸ‘
    Gave me some thinks about upgrading my Sea ScoutπŸ˜‰
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Little more done
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Leading Seaman)
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    I like that Sea Scout, you did a nice job on her, the color scheme goes well with the wood top and deck.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Little more done
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    Thankyou😊
    Your paint scheme and finish ain't so bad either πŸ‘ Beautiful car as well - I'm jealous!
    You can follow the trail of my restoration of the boat, which my Dad built around '62/'63, in my Build Blog', including the Bloopers and 'Don't try this'! Just search for Sea Scout or 'Jessica' on the site. Attached are a couple of pics of her original state (after 25 years in the cellar) and of the crew!
    You can also find some video of her sea trials from last May on the site. Still have some detailing to do. Thanks for the inspirationπŸ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug 😎

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    πŸ“ Old Robbe Acapulco
    12 days ago by Cashrc ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi y’all. I made a trade with a fellow modeler here in Texas last year for a Robbe Acapulco. Since I finished the Neptune, I thought I’d build the Acapulco, then take a break from building for a couple of months...give me time to do some model maintenance and actually play with the doggone boats😁
    This is an original Robbe kit from some time ago, both the kit and fittings box state β€œmade in West Germany”. I’m using a 35x30 1700kv outrunner for power, I used this same setup on an old Imex Taurus that I converted to a β€œpolice boat” for my daughter, Grace. The Acapulco and the Taurus are roughly the same
    size, although I think the Acapulco might end up a heavier boat.
    Anyway, nothing really hard about the build itself, as the Acapulco is a fairly simple boat to get running, just a lot of painting and railing to solder up. I have a few pics of my progress so far.

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