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    1970's SK Daddle R/C nitro boat
    Another of the famous Hallet SK boats, this boat is great for drag racing or just for fun. This all die-cut mahogany and birch plywood kit has plenty for easy engine and radio access. Designed for a .15 to .21 marine engine, use Dumas running hardware kit #2302. Length 27 inches Beam 10-1/2 inches The kit is Still available for $75.00 USD
    Chesapeake Bay Oyster boat
    Built up of strip planks cut on the table saw.πŸ‘
    Vic Smeed Vivacity Cabin Cruiser construction
    Ordered these plans from ebay. The bulkheads were cut from 1/4 inch plywood. The planks were cut on my table saw from white cedar. I have started working on the cabin but no pictures of that yet. The engine will be a home built single cylinder four stroke petrol design called the "Midget" from 1936 as seen in the picture. I have up loaded a video of the engine running on YouTube. https://youtu.be/B1vESI5kVkA
    1955 Chris Craft 25 foot runabout speedboat
    1-inch equals 1 foot wood planked scale model of a 1955 Chris Craft speed boat. I think this used to be a Dumas kit; however, I purchased an old plan set from ebay and used the patterns to cut parts on my little 8-inch band saw.
    Chesapeake Bay crabbing skiff
    This is a scale model of a 14 foot Chesapeake Bay crabbing skiff. It was considered a rite of passage for Teens in the Bay region in Virginia to take command of their very own skiff in order to row about the creeks and inlets of Chesapeake Bay in search of Blue Crabs with a dipping net.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: T.I.D Class Tug
    3 months ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    Very realistic. Well done.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 1955 Chris Craft 25 foot runabout speedboat
    3 months ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    I'm not sure if it is cedar. I think it might be redwood, salvaged from an old picnic table.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bunker Boat
    3 months ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    You have a nice looking model there. The design reminds me of the old wooden menhaden fishing fleet of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Modified Vivacity with Home built engine
    3 months ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for the tip. I have an old scroll saw. Unfortunately, the proper blades for it are rather scarce!
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    πŸ“ 1970's SK Daddle R/C nitro boat
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    Another of the famous Hallet SK boats, this boat is great for drag racing or just for fun. This all die-cut mahogany and birch plywood kit has plenty for easy engine and radio access. Designed for a .15 to .21 marine engine, use Dumas running hardware kit #2302.
    Length 27 inches
    Beam 10-1/2 inches
    The kit is Still available for $75.00 USD
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    πŸ“ Chesapeake Bay Oyster boat
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    Built up of strip planks cut on the table saw.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Flotilla age range and preferences.
    1 year ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    Very nice looking model. I have a Vivacity in the works right now!
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    πŸ“ Other than boat building, what authors do you read?
    2 years ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    There is a "companion book" to the Master & Commander series called "A Sea of Words" Excellent diagrams and explainations of ships terms and rigging. Also 1800's navel life, medical care and food. By Dean King. This comprehensive lexicon provides definitions of nautical terms, historical entries describing the people and political events that shaped the period, and detailed explanations of the scientific, medical, and biblical references that appear in the novels.
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    πŸ“ Other than boat building, what authors do you read?
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    Patrick O'brian Master and Commander series is great! If you haven't read "Longitude" by Dava Sobel do so! Excellent account of the search for a method to obtain Longitude while at sea.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Vic Smeed Vivacity Cabin Cruiser construction
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    Thanks, yes it's a handsome boat. Looks very seaworthy too.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chesapeake Bay flat bottom Crabbing skiff build
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    Those look real nice.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 1955 Chris Craft 25 foot runabout speedboat
    2 years ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you !
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 1955 Chris Craft 25 foot runabout speedboat
    2 years ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes, well I think so. We had a octagonal picnic table that had too many rotton boards to save, but I was able to salvage some of the brace timbers to cut into 1/2" X 3/32" planks for the speed boat.
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    πŸ“ Vic Smeed Vivacity Cabin Cruiser construction
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    Ordered these plans from ebay. The bulkheads were cut from 1/4 inch plywood. The planks were cut on my table saw from white cedar. I have started working on the cabin but no pictures of that yet. The engine will be a home built single cylinder four stroke petrol design called the "Midget" from 1936 as seen in the picture. I have up loaded a video of the engine running on YouTube.
    https://youtu.be/B1vESI5kVkA
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chesapeake Bay crabbing skiff
    2 years ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    I made a fixture to ensure the first two side planks were straight and symmetrical when glued to the transom and stem.
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    πŸ“ 1955 Chris Craft 25 foot runabout speedboat
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    1-inch equals 1 foot wood planked scale model of a 1955 Chris Craft speed boat. I think this used to be a Dumas kit; however, I purchased an old plan set from ebay and used the patterns to cut parts on my little 8-inch band saw.
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    πŸ“ Chesapeake Bay crabbing skiff
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    This is a scale model of a 14 foot Chesapeake Bay crabbing skiff. It was considered a rite of passage for Teens in the Bay region in Virginia to take command of their very own skiff in order to row about the creeks and inlets of Chesapeake Bay in search of Blue Crabs with a dipping net.
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    πŸ“ Chesapeake Bay flat bottom Crabbing skiff build
    2 years ago by Aerostar55 ( Master Seaman)
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    Just finishing up a Chesapeake Bay "flattie" skiff. The bottom flat and is cross planked Here is the video fo the buildhttps://youtu.be/gdeQWLIZjUY
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