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    Caltex Lumba Lumba
    by Brightwork πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ ( Warrant Officer)
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    Boat Length
    38" (96.52 cm)
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    Brushed
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    Direct
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    Single
    21 days ago
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    The all-aluminum vessel was built at Erie, Pennsylvania in 1961 in the Paasch Marine Services yards for the Caltex Oil Co. She sailed between Malaysia and Sumatra for several years. The Lumba Lumba gained her name from the Malay for " Over the Waves". At that time she was known as Caltex Lumba Lumba, she is 75 feet long with a beam of 18 feet and a draft of five feet. She is powered by twin diesels with 1650 h.p. The sleek vessel has a speed of 18 knots. The vessel has accommodation for 30 passengers in aircraft type accommodation. When she came back to North America the vessel was transported as deck cargo aboard the Martha Bakke to Vancouver She was then lifted into the water and docked at Vancouver Shipyards Ltd., for an extensive refit then will deliver the Lumba Lumba to Prince Rupert. I lived in Prince Rupert and traveled on this vessel a couple of times as a teenager. I have added some photos of what she looked like back in 2014. She has been scrapped as far as I know now.

    This is the Sterling Models kit from the 60's which as you can see has old electronics and a single screw in her. Luckily she has easy access and I am hoping to make her twin screw as she should be and RC her. I will keep you posted...that will be in the future.


    πŸ’¬ Re: Caltex Lumba Lumba
    21 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good luck BWπŸ‘πŸ€ž
    Nice reno job.
    That rheostat speed controller would be a good one for Colin's vintage boats exhibition display!
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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