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Chesapeak Bay Maritime Museum by pugwash1 Seaman   Posted: 17 days ago
This is way more than just a maritime museum. The location in the heart the Chesapeak Bay Area, the home of the only sail ” fishing fleet in the U.S.A. No power drives at all with the exception of small ”pusher” units, kind of tiny, with room for a motor only! These are used to aid in getting to the fishery. The traditional boat is a Skipjack and the museum is a living boat yard. So even when there is no events there is always something to see. Model boat days are held around a large square tempary pool. One day is for scale and live steam, and another is free sail and model skipjack racing. We do not have control of the weather but I can not remember anything but sun on the days I have been there👍. The team at the museum are a great group of ladies and gentlemen who are passionate in their love of the sea and on model days you will find loads of helpful tips etc from all the “captains”. If you are visitors on holiday, Anapolis is no more than three quarters of an hour away, this is the home of the Rodgers collection of dockyard models and the worlds largest collection of French prisoner of war bone models (napolionic) in the world, it is a super nautical town! the Chesapeake museum is in St.Michaels, with lots of super shopping for the non model boating spouses. Further up the road on Tilghman island is a fantastic nautical book store who specializes in model ships and boats. However you need to visit the book store a day before the show day as everyone will be looking for that rare and special book!!!!! Hope this is a help.

Painted steelwork by GrahamP74 Commander   Posted: 19 days ago
I know what you mean! I thought the first model I did looked lovely before the treatment but once the rust was added the whole model became 'real'! Rust is something that goes with the territory on a fishing boat! And we mustn't forget mud on the hull if she sits in it!!!

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Allen and Doug I see that you both do not sail with or belong to a model boat sailing club so are sailing mainly on your own. Most model boat clubs will have completed a risk assessment and produced guidance and club rules to protect both the members and public. If the waters are Council owned this can be quite a task and can result in permission being removed if not followed. Waters are not easily found and can be lost because of the actions of one individual. Whilst I can sympathise with the desire to recover a sinking/stopped or sunken model there are ways to do this safely. We have an RC rescue boat but I have also used long poles and fishing rods with lines. We also have waders to allow recovery from near the bank under trees etc as well as a boat and life jackets, if necessary, but not I suggest without having help on shore in case of difficulties. You are of course entitled to risk your own life but this is a hobby for me and I suspect many of our members and I prefer to avoid unnecessary life threatening risks. Dave

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Yep I agree with you, the lake I test on varies in depth from1/2 fathom round sides to 16.5 fathoms in middle with hidden snags under water I wouldn't dream of going for my models. I always have a marker float attached to 20metres of 20lb line, just in case one sinks and I always sail within 30 metres which is an easy casting range for my telescopic fishing rod. Don't listen to the doubting brigade they probably haven't had to retrieve a model in difficult circumstances, any way I accept that someone will always grumble if you disturb them while retrieving, but better that than the loss of a vintage model as most of my boats are over 50 years old. Cheers Colin.

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Each to his own 'Kiss it'. ex Spunky' the hydrofoil man !? I stand by 'it depends on your confidence in the water'. Common sense dictates if you can't swim you don't try it. And yes I do know how to catch fish (or did long time ago!) I used to go sea fishing with my Grandfathers; either off the pier in Folkestone or out in the channel in a small boat! THAT was interesting. Tried river fishing once, and it bored the hell out of me. Bye bye. (10 posts in 6 years!) Doug

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by kiss it Petty Officer   Posted: 24 days ago
You do know that it's recommended to never swim or risk your life for a model boat? (I guess I really don't know how deep the water is?) Do what I do; take a fishing rod and reel out with you and a couple of plastic or rubber practice casting plugs, and you get to hone up your fishing skills to retrieve your boat safely. It's really an effective way to reach your model... of course, not really if your boat is now a submarine!... Doug Samrah :)

Sea Queen refurbishment by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks and only just seen this. I am so sorry to hear about you situation. Hope you get it all sorted out soon. I have so much model stuff in my shed, Brick built. I have the insurance company cover it for £5k. Even then I don't know it that would cover it as it also contains a mega amount of fishing tackle. That alone must be over half of the amount and with about 20 model boats and heaps of radio gear I wouldn't think it would cover half of the shed contents. Good luck I hope you get sorted soon. Insurance companies can be a bit crappy at times.

Largs Boat Club by Les-Forbes Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Pity such a beautiful West Coast location should have a popular boat club pond in disrepair. Sign of the time perhaps with many councils having reduced expenditure. But a disappointment travelling with my small grandson to sail his little Proboat Westward 18 for the first time. It's the first thing he noticed, no water. Staff in the RNLI shop along the promenade said the pond had not been in use since last year. Here's hoping the council can organise repairs before next year's season. I couldn't resist buying a little model fishing boat from them the RNLI shop which now has pride of place in our kitchen shelf.

Sunk Boat Marker Buoy System by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I presume you want to know how to attach the line, I drill through the center and put a 3" long cocktail stick through the hole and glue in place with epoxy. Then a piece of fine stiff wire formed into a U is bound and glued on the bottom of stick. Then painted in bright colours. Small flag can be put on the top if wanted. Attach a suitable length of fishing line to the wire loop and other end to the boat. I then use a PVA bag to coil the line in. This desolves in water.( available in fishing tackle shops). So if boat sinks bag desolves and releases line.

Talisman by sigfortunata Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] 23" Talisman Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 500 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) Batteries - Comments: Based on a scaled (1/32) up Glyn Guest "Talisman Fishing Boat", plan scratch built ply hull. I've added extra detail topside. Sails well with a long long run time on a 12v 7.2Mah SLA battery

SCRATCH FISHING BOAT by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks for the compliment, never put your model making down, we all get better with practice, had lots of advice from my fellow modellers and many learn from the many mistakes along the way

SCRATCH FISHING BOAT by merchant67 Apprentice   Posted: 1 month ago
That is a beautiful model. Wish I could be as good!!! Mine are a little less professional! Regards

SCRATCH FISHING BOAT by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
thanks for that it is a wrench to let it go but need the space regards

SCRATCH FISHING BOAT by Brucef102 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Great looking boat

SCRATCH FISHING BOAT by basilsdad Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I have for sale my model fishing boat which was scratch built from a model boat magazine plan, forgot who designed it though. it is built from balsa for the hull sides covered in a pair of the bosses tights before sealing and painting.The stern and deck are ply then painted to seal. all the deck and cabin fittings are scratch built from photos found on line. it is quite heavy about 10Lb of lead if I remember correctly, the length is 30" by 16" to keel bottom and beam 9", fitted with a 12v to 14V motor, 70 mm prop. Batteries and 320 amp fan cooled speed controller included, currently running off 12v 6 amp batteries. space needed for new project £150 or reasonable offers collection from Lincoln would be advisable due to size and weight. But could arrange delivery if required.