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    Sails back on
    Ah, but there are yachts and there are yachts. While these brash modern things are unattractive, something like an older Marblehead, 6 Metre or a scale model of a J class, or Victorian gaff cutter are a quite different matter. But of course a sailing
    fisherman
    of some sort is a wonderful thing. How about a Morecombe Bay Prawner, a Northumberland Coble or a Leigh Peter Boat? Beautiful, functional and a modelmaking challenge, all in one. Martin
    2 years ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Charging NiMhs, one for Doug?...
    Evening, Doug, or is it morning? Just had a well earned rest having had the family round for Fathers' Day. Now catching up with the pootah. BTW, I had a garden full of blue and purple Lupins till the big breeze blew 'em all down recently. My star was a plant I didn't knowingly sew and that was an amazing mixture on the same stems of purple alternating with yellow. Gorgeous. Anyway, Kakos. Yes I have quite a few and as I was given 2 original little Marinecraft hulls, I have earmarked two of my mint, new in red boxes Kakos for those with little AAA 3-at-a- time flat packs which even have switches. I wish we could still get Ever-Ready or Vidor batteries. Remember them? Can get scans though and my Sea Urchin has a styrene home made AA flat case ready for the daughter to print me out an Ever Ready bell flat pack, just like yours. The brass contacts aren't a problem for an old metal basher like me. Your Sea Scout looks nice and I would say at 24" it would be about 1/16th to 1/12th. 24 feet would be a reasonable size for a sport
    fisherman
    or inshore cruiser. But in 1/16th scale at 32 feet I would say the style of the model and the use of the boat would be best represented by that combo. Just looking at some info on the FlySky Tx I've got coming (it's already been posted) and find it uses no fewer than 8 AA cells...12volts! Ye Gods, why? OK, I can get two packs of NiMhs, but then that wouldn't be 12 volts, would it? it would be 9.6Volts. Would it even work? So, on further checking, I notice that several people have gone for the LiPo path, which means a 4s at a more acceptable 11.1Volts. Now I also see that a few have gone for the LiFe option, which I much prefer the sound of as they are a lower fire risk and keep a charge in storage for ages. But they would only be 9.9Volts as LiFe cells are 3.3 volts each. Would 9.9 volts be enough I wonder for a nominally 12 volt Tx. I'm assuming that if people with no objection to NiMhs have been using those for the rechargeability, then the Tx will, in fact, accept 9.6Volts. So, logically, a 9.9Volt LiFe would be OK, do you agree? I'm thinking down the line a bit after I'm used to it. My Imax magic blue box of chargery caters for LiFe cells too. Steering teddies, et al, yeah, I can come up with some mechanical magic. My nickname with little gent, Lothar, at Wolfsburg was Mekanist (spelling), as I was always making little mechanisms for VW and SEAT cars. I made a rolling TV monitor that replaced the passenger airbag in the Passat CM2, which also had headrest TVs for back seat passengers and a wireless internet laptop built in to the rear seat central arm rest. A palm computer could come out of the dash using a mechanism that I designed and made and for which VW got a patent, with me as nominated inventor! Never made me a penny extra of course, but it was nice to know. I did a static model of a 1/12th scale Riva where, if you turned the model Cadillac (yes it is, really!) steering wheel, the rudders moved via a worm and wheel steering box and two home made Universal joints! Gawd knows why. I just thought it might win me some column inches in Classic Boat....Nah! You might find that 6" figures are more available for 1/12th scale boats than 4 1/2" figures for 1/16th, but I have to find or even make some for my Crash Tender. I look out for dollies at boot fairs and Sunday markets. I got a very square jawed geezer, 12" tall for my 1/6th scale Darby One Design and he fits, thanks to bendy bits. On your sports
    fisherman
    you need some arrogant bastard to be standing with one arm up on the screen and just the one on the wheel. Think Audi driver in a boat. Up yer arse or in yer way, but always thinking the sun shines out of his primary orifice. Keep my socks dry? I was bought a pair of Granddad socks by the two little horrors today along with a chocolate Marmite pot and a Smurfs do Pop CD, which they insisted I play during the barbie! They've done the Smurf wind up since they were old enough to crawl because they know I despise the Dutch ghouls Right, bedtime I suppose. Compost and Busy Lizzies tomorrow, she tells me. Yes, Ramona, my love.... Cheers, Martin
    2 years ago by Westquay
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    Fishfull Thinking
    Boat based on Chris Craft, Stamas, and Bertram 1970s sport
    fisherman
    boats.
    2 years ago by Krampus
    Media
    Krampus Yachts
    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. ๐Ÿ˜
    2 years ago by Krampus
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    Fishfull Thinking
    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. ๐Ÿ˜ 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.
    2 years ago by Krampus
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    Skiff
    This working boat is an East Coast
    fisherman
    โ€™s Skiff, paint colours as available.
    2 years ago by Ron
    Media
    A work in progress ...
    fisherman
    โ€™s Skiff
    The Skiff is taking shape a scratch build from the pictured book of plans. I am using mahogany which I cut using my table saw
    2 years ago by Ron
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    Skiff
    I picked up this book at the library, any one else seen it? I am making the
    fisherman
    โ€™s Skiff first, then move on from there. Here is my card stock model. Using the plans as a guide, I used AutoCADLt to generate the patterns, the hull is hard to get in a 2D drawing I revised the drawings taking out less of the curvature in the hull which flattens the bottom. See new photos.
    2 years ago by Ron
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    Sport
    fisherman
    Incredible!
    2 years ago by Krampus
    Media
    Sport
    fisherman
    Just some pics of a beautiful sport fish that I almost purchased couple years ago.
    2 years ago by Brightwork
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    Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    For Chris Craft fans, an interview to Dick Avery - Chris-Craft Chief Stylist 1962-1982https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2njLolqz7nM
    2 years ago by Krampus
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    Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    Yes, I noticed the difference a bit after I placed the pic. Nevertheless, what a nice boat :)
    2 years ago by Krampus
    Response
    Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    That is actually the 30 footer. This is the 40 footer. Note the raise deck line going forward and the additional port holes
    2 years ago by Brightwork
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    Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    A real one on its element.๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 years ago by Krampus
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    Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    Oh man, I tried to lay a hand on one of these for the longest time. Lovely boats. Would you mind if I post these pics on my Facebook group page (South Bavaria Scale Model Boats)?
    2 years ago by Krampus
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    Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    I have two of these kits and will be starting one after Christmas... I will keep you posted. This is a Lindberg model of a 1959, 40' Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    which is 30" long. I have two motors for her, but not sure if I will RC her or not. The finished boat should look like the photos or a bit better. These are plastic kits which I intend to apply mahogany skins and accents to make it more realistic.
    2 years ago by Brightwork
    Media
    Juntilla
    So, here's my current project in the works. I got a nice 25-inches Deep-Vee fiberglass hull a while ago and now (finally) have a concept for it. Almost by accident I came across a plan for an American bass boat which in turn reminded me of a boat that caught my attention when I was a kid while reading a boating magazine. The boat is a 28-footer from a now defunct firm named Uniflite. it was a small deep-sea sports
    fisherman
    called "Salty Dog". Uniflite was very well known within the American boating circles during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Uniflite created and supplied PBR river patrol craft to the US Navy between 1965 and 1972 for rivers in Vietnam using an already existing pleasure boat hull and adapting jet nozzles for propulsion. So, I just created a prototype template of the cabin so more to follow ๐Ÿ˜Ž.
    3 years ago by Krampus
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    Extra Vagancuia
    New paint scheme of my Sport
    fisherman
    "Extra Vagancia".
    3 years ago by Krampus
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    Lorraine B
    So it was not u who caught the
    fisherman
    s line ๐Ÿ˜
    5 years ago by Northumbrian
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    (Pleasure Craft) Berrinche - Inspired on 1970s Chris Craft Commander boats
    Sports
    fisherman
    inspired on 1970s Chris-Craft Commander series (36, 42 and 45 footers). Approx. 1/18 scale. Real boat could be around 34-35 feet long. Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieXA40s6upQ&feature=youtu.be (Motor: MTroniks M500) (ESC: 6-12V 320A RC Ship & Boat R/C Hobby Brushed Motor Speed Controller W/2A BEc ESC 30A Constant) (9/10)
    5 years ago by Krampus
    Forum
    How do I fit a propellor shaft ?
    I agree with pmdevlin with reference to the use of oil as a lubricant in prop shafts. I thought I knew it all on my fire boat and initially used grease, but I did some experiments as described in my blog " fireboat c of g " and was very surprised at the difference. As to locking the prop and coupling to the shaft this requires some care. On my fireboat I have had both the prop falling off and the coupling coming loose in the middle of the lake requiring the help of a
    fisherman
    and hiring a row boat to recover the stranded craft.
    5 years ago by nasraf
    Directory
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    This is a Chris Craft Sport
    fisherman
    , built from scratch by myself from plans by Dumas, it is my current project and Truly my favorite. (Motor: MFA) (ESC: Viper) (9/10)
    6 years ago by Tim B
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    Nordkap Model Boat plans wanted please, any scale!
    Many thanks, plans have already been made to 1/32nd scale and hope to start building in the autumn. Howe progress. Since last post I have made many alterations to 'The Howe' most interesting is adapting small wrestling figures into
    fisherman
    , cook and cabin boy, by reshaping their bodies into the poses required, re-modelling with clay before coating with un-ibond and then painting. A steam generator plant has been made using a Graupner steam generator and feeding with baby oil through a home made 4 roller pump and soft silicone tube motorized with a 30RPM motor controlled by an aeroplane speed controller the rpm regulated through the transmitter, this means the trawler is fitted with twin speed controllers that each feed power to the receiver. This to date has not been a problem that some forecast. Proportional 3 cylinder steam sound generator , fog horn and steam whistle sound have also been fitted. With 3 speakers, motors oil reservoir and the electronics along with the 2 x 7amp hour lead acid batteries and lead ballast there is little space left in the 4ft hull. Mablethorpe Model Boat Group. This was started last year, 2012, and we now have 12 members and sail subject to weather on Queens Park Boating Lake meeting during the summer on a Wednesday evening around 6pm and mid-day on a Sunday. Members must have public liability insurance and must have received written permission from East Lindsey District Council before they can join us. Any one interested please contact me.
    7 years ago by HoweGY177
    Forum
    Billings Boat
    HI John This is very reminiscent of "The
    fisherman
    " model by JL Rowell, and subsequently offered by AA Hales under their "Yeoman" range. Vic Smeed had a similar offering "Moonglow" around the same era. if it is a Billings offering then its possible that the cabin uses their (very) brittle mahogany type wood (my Billings Mercantic did). I don't expect it to have weathered well over the years and any glue joints, even with cascamite, will probably be separating, just alongside the glue joint. I am not criticising, the kits are some 50 years old, and at the time were very popular and made into very realistic models. ๐Ÿ‘ I hope someone can make a positive identification, and look forward to hearing how you progress with the restoration. ๐Ÿ˜€
    8 years ago by Dave M


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