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TRIUMPH (CG-52301) - Posted: 14 days ago by circle43nautical
I found out that expended synthetic wine bottle corks serve well as boat fenders. I usually never throw anything away, just in case it has a purpose.
The funny thing is, I have numerous boxes of this stuff, and most of it has been forgotten! Reckon it's time to do some filtering.

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Response by Dave M on the 19th Jan 2018
Interesting recycling and looks the part. Much better than having it washed up on our beaches for years to come.
Aerokits Solent (plan built) - Posted: 2 months ago by Skydive130
This is my just finished Solent built from the original plans and templates which I bought on eBay. Like many others on this forum, I have come over from aircraft, so that knowledge gave me s head start building this. She will hopefully get her first outing next week weather permitting!

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Response by RedRider on the 12th Dec 2017
That is the "Bees Knees!" Nice.
Response by Skydive130 on the 12th Dec 2017
Thank you very much
Response by jtdavid on the 19th Jan 2018
brilliant build 👍
CG-52301 "TRIUMPH" - Posted: 2 months ago by circle43nautical
This is my latest progress on the Barracuda RC Boats 52' MLB, US COAST GUARD "TRIUMPH"CG- 52301. I was up until 0500 this AM attempting to finish sheathing the hull. The deck housings are just about ready for paint. I really don't enjoy covering natural wood, but it's a must to achieve proper detail, I reckon. I'm awaiting 1/8" scribed sheathing for the deck, the fantail semicircle will be 1/16" sheathing, and the outboard perimeter of the deck will be 3/16" light mahogany strips. She's powered by a 775 Johnson-type 6-12v motor turning a 4mm shaft and a 75mm 5-blade Raboesch wheel. The 5-blade isn't OEM, but I reckoned she needed some extra muscle to get to the party in distress.

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Response by USCG40533 on the 18th Jan 2018
I was at the Coast Guardsman Memorial, Cape Disappointment, Ilwaco, WA. USA this past weekend. We took down our retired 44331 MLB for the ceremony. Here is a little history of the Triumph 1. I've had the opportunity to meet the man who survived the sinking of the 52301.
Response by circle43nautical on the 18th Jan 2018
Wow, sir I must say I'm humbled. I was under the impression that all Surfmen were lost. I will reference that link right now, thank you.
After ref site:
That was a wonderful article and his recollection of that night shed new light on my research. As a Guardsman that spent all his career in the Midwest and Eastern Seaboard, and 13 civilian years in Santa Barbara, I
hadn't learned about the 52' Type F's until I was laid up on disability. A search for USCG RC boats led me to Barracuda RC Boats in NC. Alex Sheen
offered a USCG boat kit of an MLB that I wasn't aware of-the 52' Type F.
Until then, the 44 was my fave, it still is, but now I'm obsessed with the history surrounding those two boats. Thanks again 40533, btw, it's so cool that you sailed to Cape D on 44331. Can you post a pic of her?
Response by USCG40533 on the 19th Jan 2018
Here is the Sea Scout Ship Voyageur former 4433. Also Triumph II out of Cape Disappointment and the 44331 from last Saturday's Coast Guardsman Memorial taken next to Cape Disappointment Light
USCG 44 foot Rescue Craft - Posted: 2 months ago by bilzin
Billings kits built 2016

2 brushed motor, 2.4 ghz radio and crew members from

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Response by circle43nautical on the 29th Nov 2017
i have that same kit i bought just before my daughter was born in 1989. she is undergoing a "fleet rehab & maintenance"
overhaul currently. actually the first true rc watercraft i
started with, after a lifetime of building static models. that kit was of high quality, but has of course been discontinued some years ago. i transferred her from uscg lifesaving station manasquan inlet, new jersey, to uscg lifeboat station ludington, michigan, and changed the hull number from cg-44329 to cg-44345. i served in the uscg in nj, but always wanted to be stationed in ludington, mi. semper paratus!
12-26 Moira Barrie - Posted: 6 months ago by Gregg
This has finally got to meet its full size "big sister" in the flesh at the Barmouth Lifeboat Stations Annual Open day on Sunday 30th July 2017.

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ALR (Ann Latitia Russell) - Posted: 6 months ago by Arun
A brand new ALR (Metcalf Mouldings kit)untouched kit in box, not made anymore (07753 235564) text me (I work nights so might be driving) collection from Lincolnshire £450.

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Trent kit - Posted: 6 months ago by Arun
Unmade model lifeboat kit of a Model Slipway 1:16 Trent kit,this kit is still new in box,untouched £350 (07753 25564) collection only from lincolnshire,text me ( I work nights and I might be driving)

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Hermione Lady Colwyn - Posted: 7 months ago by JRF1972
Tyne Class built on an MAP Hull, scale 1/20 no working features,
RNLB Hermione Lady Colwyn, the old Shoreham Lifeboat

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WSP 9 - Posted: 10 months ago by Inkoust
Model ship of ABS VLADYKA kit, engine 1 pc 400, LIPO 2600, flashing blue light, reflector and position lights

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Her Majesty's Savior - Posted: 11 months ago by RedRider
This is a Dumas Coast Guard Life boat lit given to me from my now wife for Christmas 2014. I've scratch built model planes (50 years ago) but never a boat. So, I'm learning on the job, as they say. Just started on the power train this past week before I do any top deck work.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 13th Oct 2017
That's a great model kit. I have built several Dumas kits over the years and have never been disappointed. They allow you to use your imagination and skills; but my first RC project some28 years ago was a Billings Boats 1:20 USCG 44 foot Motor Lifeboat like yours with an ABS hull and wood superstructure. To be honest, I've been working on her for as long as I've been a father! Always adding details or overhauling, I reckon. A couple of years ago I took her apart and repainted the hull. Now I am periodically reassembling her with the original fittings. My present project is a Barracuda RC Boats 1:12 USCG 52' Motor Lifeboat, of which there are only three kits world-wide. The actual MLB "Triumph" (CG-52301, 2 were built in 1935) was lost with all hands during a rescue attempt off Cape Disappointment, WA in January 1961.
My Father built strong aircraft, and I always preferred boats. I overbuild my boats in the same manner. My weakness is that I can't wait for the glue to dry. Looks good & keep up the great work! GO CUBS!

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