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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Is this scratch built
Is this scratch built
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(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 8
23rd Feb 2018 10:17  
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Just back from our annual Gambia trip where I met up with a lad called Joseph. He was very interested in model boats and proudly showed me his effort to make an electric powered model.
The whole thing was built from a form of palm wood and was to be powered by a car wiper motor. The only tools used have been, a tenon saw, 1 Half inch firmer chisel, penknife an sandpaper. The propeller is the fan from an old computer.
It must qualify as scratch built but shows the enthusiasm of a young man to get what he wants. Where are our youngsters showing the same in our hobby.

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(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 12
26th Feb 2018 22:11  
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Thanks for sharing, when I look at my boat yard in the basement I will cheer for the boy along with a good deal of shame that although I have done a lot of models, I think maybe some of us are tool and fitting collectors....😁😜😁

Funny thing is; my favorite one is the tug Seguin, made with basic rudimentary tools, some home made!! take care pal. Mark

(Fleet Admiral!)

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26th Feb 2018 22:23  
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Know what you mean Mark, it's too easy to get immersed in the bait digging and neglect to go fishing! 😉 Doug 😎

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug