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    Club Rescue Boat ("Miss Amelia"; scratch built; Scale: ~1/18)
    by LewZ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Single
    Battery mAh
    5Ah (5,000 mAh)
    Prop Type
    5 Blade
    Prop Size
    55mm
    1 month ago
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    What do you do with a boat hull that nobody wants, not in good condition, and not realistic looking? Build something different!
    This boat was the model for a "Balloon Boat". OK, this was a competitive one design boat where each boat had a balloon tied to the stern and a long prick on the front. The object was to puncture all the balloons and the last boat remaining with a balloon inflated was the winner.
    This was the prototype from which a mold was made and fiberglass hulls were produced.
    Now back to this boat... As you can see this hull has a weird shape and not built for speed. However it is very stable. By tearing out the guts and adding a Kort nozzle with a five blade prop yet trying to keep a "scale" appearance, this boat became the SSMBC's rescue boat. All it needed was a yoke to catch the disabled boat. Simple electronics, a stable platform, good power all makes for a good rescue boat. So far the record push for this boat is a 60 pound whaleback freighter.


    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Club Rescue Boat ("Miss Amelia"; scratch built; Scale: ~1/18)
    1 month ago by LewZ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Our club (SSMBC) is working out well. With no leadership, structure and dues it leaves a gap so I handle it all, website, notifications, planning, etc. As far as no politics goes, that is a hard one to control. Especially during this time of wackiness.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Club Rescue Boat ("Miss Amelia"; scratch built; Scale: ~1/18)
    1 month ago by Len ( Leading Seaman)
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    I also meet with a group of local boating enthusiasts to just run our boats, enjoy each others company and their knowledge and support. and have a good time. No formal structure and no rules except for one, no politics.
    Been there and done the formal club routine in full size car clubs and model train train clubs and do not miss them at all.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Club Rescue Boat ("Miss Amelia"; scratch built; Scale: ~1/18)
    1 month ago by LewZ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Our "club" is informal and has no structure like many other clubs. We have no funding, dues, rules and regulations. This concept is based on experience with a prior "formal" club that self destructed. Now it is all fun. Thanks for the comments. Lew
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Club Rescue Boat ("Miss Amelia"; scratch built; Scale: ~1/18)
    1 month ago by roycv ( Midshipman)
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    Hi well done I always like getting model boats back into working order. We used to run the ubiquitous 'Bobby' in just such a way in the early 80's with a balloon at the stern and a spike at the bow. It is not easy!

    I hope the rescued make a contribution to club funds for the service.
    Roy
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