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more money than sense. - Posted: 4 months ago by jimdogge
Hi chaps here are a few photos of the of my Wave Princess. Never built a boat before but, she looked so lonely and abandoned l just had to do something with her. picked up the partly built hull and box of bits from Avicraft in bromley it was among a collection of old model aeroplanes l think the original builder now sails with St peter. The aft cabin was completely crushed down and somebody had given it a coat of brown stain. Not very appealing. still always been a silly sod for a pretty girl.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 23rd Sep 2018
Dat's lookin a heap better (or a better heap😊) already 👍
i might have sanded, varnished and re-stained the deck though.
Can appreciate what's ahead of you having just done pretty much the same with my Dad's old Sea Scout. Good luck, cheers, Doug 😎
Tamure - Posted: 4 months ago by jbkiwi
This is a restoration of a launch I was given that was found in a rubbish bin on a farm here in Auckland It is an old RCM ? plan built 'Fairacre' and was pretty rotten when I received it as it is made in balsa and had been wet for quite a while. I stripped it down, re 'planked' large portions of the hull and fiber glassed it, re- built the cabin, re- marked the deck planks, fitted lights, curtains (ex Graupner Commodore bits from the 70s I had kept), stern ladder, cleats etc. It is fitted with a 540 brushed motor (originally had an old Graupner monoperm) and 70s Graupner ESC and Using 2.4 Radio gear. I still have a few things I'd like to do such as a re-wire, fitting chine spray rails, better motor and maybe some safety rails, but for now it does the job.

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Response by Puddle-pirate on the 16th Jan 2019
Very, very nice job.
Weekend Paradise - Posted: 5 months ago by captaindoug1
scratch built, with out board motor,2 blade prop, 30 inche long, still need to install nav lights, chairs are from doll house, runs on Lipo battery, runs and turn excellant, and no that is not a beer in his hand it's a bottle of coke

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Response by figtree7nts on the 24th Aug 2018
Great looking freelance model!

Cheers, Ed
"Victoria" - Posted: 5 months ago by sharkey
Assembled in 1986. Came out of loft storage, fired up and R/C after 15 years, in August 2018. Shown here at Millbrook Lake, Cornwall. A Krick model - well documented for its origins on their webpages, but steam power arrangements have been updated from this, the so-called "Puffin" arrangement, which was the available and recommended one at the time 1.5 bar pressure and about 20 minutes running time, but often wind-dependent on keeping the gas flame intact!! With a condenser fitted, a very realistic model and great manoeuvrability... and fun!!

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Response by jbkiwi on the 17th Jan 2019
Very nicely built.
Dumas Chris-Craft Cobra - Posted: 6 months ago by Mikep
Model is 28” long weighs 7lbs. Hull covered with 2 oz. fiberglass cloth deck covered with 3/4 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin finished with spar varnish. Power is MACK 5045 motor and 2 6 volt x 3000 nimh packs.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 2nd Aug 2018
Very nice job, luvly woodwork 👍👍
At first I thought that was a swan sitting on the hatch in the first pic😲😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
Sterling Runabout - Posted: 6 months ago by Mikep
All the feed back on my American Scout seamen on deck I think this will really get some colorful comments. Sterling runabout 30”
weighs 5 1/2 lbs. power MACK 5045 motor 12 volt 2 x 3000 nimh batteries. Pilots head turns with rudder movement passenger waves flag on elevator input while towing skier. Built to impress my granddaughters.

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Enterprise 6 - Posted: 7 months ago by Kevin-56
This was a scratch build from plans that I have had for along time. I have modified the plans to suite a boat similar to the Ocean Alexanda. She is 1380mm long and 310mm wide, driven by two 2150kv brushless moters. This boat took me 18 months to complete,and now is ready for her maiden voyage. Will let know how she performs.

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Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 8th Jul 2018
It looks great, I like the trailer too.
Response by RNinMunich on the 8th Jul 2018
Very nice👍
Where are the Bikini Babes? Still inside changing? 😉
Have also been thinking of such a trailer, handy for launching on our stony sloping shores here. Was prompted by watching several launches and recoveries on Lake Garda northern Italy recently.
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 8th Jul 2018
Impressive, really like the setup!
Must make for great recoveries!👍
And your yacht looks awesome Too!
firefly - Posted: 10 months ago by KEN0191
this model was built1959 by my brother its based on a thames cruiser similer to the dunkirk little ships built from plans and is planked over frame consruction ive just completely refurbished after it fell into disrepair due to damp storagefound some pics of boat prior to recent refit you csn model is down inthe bows due to an intake of water hence the the refit ken0191

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Response by Colin H. on the 21st Mar 2018
Looks like the crew enjoy your efforts. Very nice looking vessel. My Caroline was based on one of the little ships that my dad built in 1964.
Keep up the nice quality modeling.
Cheers Colin.
Response by KEN0191 on the 21st Mar 2018
hi thanks for your respone i also have two aerokits raf fire boats one built by me in 1959 whilst doing my national on raf sylt germany and the other one bought on e bay was built by a scots person also serving in the royal navy about the same time he built his in the persian gulf regards ken0191
Krampus Yachts - Posted: 11 months ago by Krampus
Some of my boats during a last weekend outing. Boats are at My Harbour. The blue boat (Fishfully Thinking") is based upon American-made Chris Craft 30 Tournament Fisherman, Stamas 32 sedan, and Bertram 28 boats. The yellow boat ("Cheapskate") is partially based upon a Bertram 31 sedan. The white vessel ("Juyilanga") was inspired on now defunct company's Uniflite 28-footer "Salty Dog" sport fisherman. Last but not least, the pink boat ("Pinkey Pie") belongs to my daughter and was built using an old Graupner kit inspired on a Chris Craft Roamer of the mid 60s. 😁

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Response by RNinMunich on the 13th Mar 2018
Nice Krampus 👍
Do I see the result of the plan we made in the "Juyilanga" ? Turned out very well 😉
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Krampus on the 14th Mar 2018
Hello Doug! Actually, not in Juyilanga but in Fishfull Thinking. I took a line here and there from our plan for the superstructure. I utilized ABS plastic instead of wood. No need to mess with fiberglassing and no cracking on the Alpine cold waters. Notice that I used the same type of hull on these two boats. Happens that Fishfull Thinking was originally another boat I had, but not happy with the superstructure, I rebuilt the whole thing but kept its fiberglass hull almost intact. Both hulls were home made by a guy in California. 😁
Fishfull Thinking - Posted: 11 months ago by Krampus
Greetings from Germany! I've been out of the net for a while and rebuilding this boat with a totally new superstructure, paint job and electronics. I obtained the fiberglass hull measuring 24.5 X 9 inches from a California fellow via E-bay. Formerly a 45-footer Chris Craft at 1:24 scale, this updated vessel was inspired on a 1970s 30-footer Chris Craft Tournament Fisherman and on 1970s 28 and 33-footer Bertram boats. 😁 The Chris Craft in the attached picture from an early days brochure was the very only Chris Craft utilizing a Deep-Vee hull. The story goes that they apparently copied their boat following the lines of a Bertram 28 based on famed boat designer Ray Hunt. Bertram sued in court and Chris Craft ended up building less than 200 boats of this type. After all, the Chris Craft vessel ended up being better than the Bertram in terms of cabin space and overall value. Highly cherished within the American sports fishing community, many of these boats are still up and running.

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Response by Donnieboy on the 3rd Mar 2018
Excellant job.Looks good on the water.

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