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Ski boat - Posted: 10 hours ago by retirement-hobby
This boat is designed around a boat I owned many years ago. The equipment is simply representative of whats available today. I only owned and used a pair of skis and a tandom ski..

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Beau Belle - Posted: 11 hours ago by retirement-hobby
This is a boat plan I purchased. Built this several years ago. Mostly I do scratch builds.

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Ultimate Enticement - Posted: 16 days ago by Puddle-pirate
This is a 1984 re-issue of a Lindberg Chris Craft Sport fishermen purchased used on Ebay. Some of the parts where broken and some partially assembled. The model did come with 2 MACK RC motors and some fabricated wood parts, including a template for the aft deck. The interior was assembled from quarter scale doll house items except for the dinette. There are 4 underwater LED bulbs with a dedicated power supply. The running, interior and radar unit are powered by a separate systems from the hull electrics. The second Li-po battery is for backup and balast.

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Response by Brightwork on the 3rd Feb 2019
I am building an original kit and am struggling with a removable roof and lifting floor for access. I am not using the drop in mould for the kit as it is to many layers. Will make my own interior. I may close the cabin in as well with sliding doors. Love your build and would like to see that back seat in the rear. Hopefully a full width bench. That is what I like to do.
Response by Puddle-pirate on the 3rd Feb 2019
Yes it's a full width rear seat but without a backrest. I'll post the new photos in the next couple of days.
Thames cruise barge - Posted: 21 days ago by markiee
total scratch built on fibreglass hull 127cm x24 cm,11 months to build 6volt system brushed motor,3blade 35mm brass prop.

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Fairey River Cruiser - Posted: 2 months ago by ChrisF
Only just seen this thread, don't know how I missed it? Some lovely boats.

Here's my Fairey River Cruiser which is in the process of being built along with a couple of other Faireys. Chris

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Electric Barbarella - Posted: 2 months ago by Krampus
Ahoy Maties! It's been a long time since my last posting. Happy 2019! I just completed my new scratch-built boat "Electric Barbarella". I tried to recreate (with some liberties) one of my favorite boats of all time, the 30-footer Chris Craft Sportsman built during the 1970s. It measures 24 X 8.5 inches. It is powered with a 9.6 NiMH 4200 mAh battery "nunchuck" pack (like the one used for paintball guns), brushless motor attached to a 30A Mtroniks Hydra controller and a 30mm M4 3-bladed brass propeller. The hull (my own on-the-go design) was made out of Balsa wood which later I fiberglassed. For the superstructure I utilized 2mm ABS plastic sheet material. To my surprise the boat turned to be a very stable and forgiving platform. I really feel a very close connection to this vessel as it is my first own hull design.😁

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Response by Krampus on the 17th Jan 2019
Thank you!👍
Response by Peejay on the 23rd Jan 2019
She's a beauty!!! (And I am not talking about only the lady in the cockpit!)

I grew up a block away from the river, and there were a lot of pleasure craft in the area. Most of them were pre-70's as I left before then.
Response by Krampus on the 24th Jan 2019
Thank you, Peejay!😁
Century Sea Maid & Reflections sport fishing boat - Posted: 2 months ago by Davevand
Sea Maid run about, electric.
Reflections fishing boat, electric.

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Catharine - Posted: 3 months ago by Ron
Midwest kit East Coast Lobster Yacht. Single screw, pleasure to sail.

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Broads River Cruiser Yachts - Posted: 3 months ago by NorfolkBroads
Some pics of a couple of Norfolk Broads sailing yacht classes I have constructed to precise detail externally, which were built on the Broads as holiday hire fleet craft in 1947 and to the present day.
One is 1:8 large scale and the other 1:18 scale. The larger scale yacht required a suitable detachable keel bulb for radio control use.

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Response by steve-d on the 30th Nov 2018
Nice boats. Do you make those as a business?
Response by NorfolkBroads on the 30th Nov 2018
Many thanks Guys, yes we did a trial business in 2016, to test the market 'Broadland Classics'. The initial runs sold with real enthusiasm, and reported back to us the best they had ever had as kits, however, sadly, my own failure was being far to fussy on getting every kit out more than perfect, and treating the kits as so individual to every customer per real commissions, that I slowed down the production process massively, thus creating self worries on demands, which I became concerned if we could not keep up with supply. We were so lucky to have gained the original lines plans from these classics life sized craft, but I had to make a decision, and following our one year trial, ceased, which I recognise broke many potential customers hearts. I was simply not prepared to do mass production in the sense of same, same. Every customer to us had to have their kits as though the real thing, beyond perfect,a commissioned kit if you like. I know perhaps crazy, but there you go, it is what we strived for and just took far longer than any other kit manufacturer to produce.
We are looking at way of perhaps re-producing the kits that people may enjoy, or even do commissions, but just need to carefully think it all through one final time. Being we have the complete rights to the designs in model form, there is no rush from our part against competition, and of course only we know every real detail imposed on the real Broads craft to relay to every kit.
Lots to think about all over again, but it has finally come to light following lots of enquiries of our kits, that we simply wanted to show them in their pride and glory here.
Cheers to you all.
Response by ChrisG on the 17th Jan 2019
I have only just come across these build photos and must say I really do admire both yachts the one shown sailing with the dinghy behind it particularly. I am not surprised that you were overwhelmed with request to buy the kits, to me they are simply lovely. I have a friend who purchased a real one some years ago and had it shipped to Leics and it was on the River Soar, lovely thing with a cabin roof that could be raised for headroom and canvas cabin sides.
I am sure there would be lots of interest if you resumed production.
Best regards Chris G
Broads Light Class Cabin Cruisers - Posted: 3 months ago by NorfolkBroads
Thought I would share some photos of my lovely 1:16 scale model cabin cruisers, of the famous 1920/30s Herbert Wood's Light Class Blakes Holiday Cabin Cruisers. And their scale Broads dinghy, Titmouse.
All their external detail is exact to the real craft of their heyday.
I simply love constructing these old craft from a real bygone era.
Presently underway are more cruisers I am working on, Cirrus and Western Light.

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Response by Donnieboy on the 30th Nov 2018
Great looking models.Nice job.Love to see more when you get them done👍👍
Response by Richard7 on the 30th Nov 2018
Wow, that’s a fantastic model, you certainly have a eye for detail this is a beautiful model. I would just love to see to see this in the “Flesh” so to speak. You should be really proud.
Response by NorfolkBroads on the 30th Nov 2018
Many thanks Richard indeed. Yes, decades of knowing these craft in real form and the designers and builders right back has hugely helped us of course gain such a first class reputation of precise detail. However, like all these things, such has not come without heartache, where in running up a one year purposeful trial as a manufacturing business for these, I simply failed in being far too much of a perfectionist, and this took too long in getting every kit out. Although we perfected the trial run on time for every customer, we realised it could not continue without mass stress for a sustained period of years, and so sadly had to pull the plug on the purposeful trial, much to the disappointment of many potential customers. Broke our hearts too, but then, what were we to do, our pride told us to pull back before running up a full production.

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