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    Lord Nelson Victory Tug
    From the same estate sale. Her paint is blistering off the hull. She is Covered in canvas on the hull, so I will strip her, glass her and repaint her. All electronics as well. I will update the photos when she is done.
    Zwarte Zee
    Picked this one up from an estate sale. Builder did a quality job. She is fully set up with electronics. I will save the electric for winter work. Stored for years in a smokers room. a lot of cleaning. Windex works great.
    Graupner Jules Verne
    My Christmas present from my wife. I purchased this from Karl in the UK and he shipped it to me in British Columbia Canada. Cleaned her up a bit. I have done some touch ups on her since I took these pics. She is twin screw powered by Graupner twin 600's. She has bow thuster. Specification Model Length approx. 925 mm Beam approx. 250 mm All-up weight inc. RC approx. 4.6 kg Empty weight approx. 2.3 kg Scale 1:20
    BC Fishing Boat / conversion
    Originally built as a packer she also ran as a long liner. As you can see, she is convertible to a pleasure yacht as well.
    BC Seiner
    Staying home...allows for great progress....
    Caltex Lumba Lumba
    The all-aluminum vessel was built at Erie, Pennsylvania in 1961 in the Paasch Marine Services yards for the Caltex Oil Co. She sailed between Malaysia and Sumatra for several years. The Lumba Lumba gained her name from the Malay for " Over the Waves". At that time she was known as Caltex Lumba Lumba, she is 75 feet long with a beam of 18 feet and a draft of five feet. She is powered by twin diesels with 1650 h.p. The sleek vessel has a speed of 18 knots. The vessel has accommodation for 30 passengers in aircraft type accommodation. When she came back to North America the vessel was transported as deck cargo aboard the Martha Bakke to Vancouver She was then lifted into the water and docked at Vancouver Shipyards Ltd., for an extensive refit then will deliver the Lumba Lumba to Prince Rupert. I lived in Prince Rupert and traveled on this vessel a couple of times as a teenager. I have added some photos of what she looked like back in 2014. She has been scrapped as far as I know now. This is the Sterling Models kit from the 60's Have done restoration to her electronics and structure including paint, sound module and ESC plus new running lights.
    K & O Outboard motors
    I have these. One is for the Fleetline Boat in my harbour. made in japan in the 50's electric and very realistic
    Texaco tanker (North Dakota)
    In 1961, you could get a 27" Wen-Mac Texaco Tanker ship for $3.98 with an eight gallon fill up at your local Texaco station. I have video of myself and two brohers as kids on the lake. We each had one.
    Chris Craft Catalina 8'
    8' long......I saw this boat online about 8-10 years ago from an estate of an elderly man who was amazingly talented and built this Chris Craft Catalina. Note the fellows finger pointing at her engine.He was 93 years old and left us in 2009. His name was Tony and he started in 1958 was competed about 1959. He made all the metal work ,engine running gear. Exact scale model, All brightwork hand made and plated, working doors, sliding windows, All lights work, Evinrude 3HP outboard powerhead customized to fit in the boat, custom made twin counter rotating gear box, dual wet exhaust, full trailer to haul it around. All of the trim around the cabin and the rub rail is polished stainless and screwed on to the boat. The gauges can be read...Clearly. You reach in the side window and pull a lever to release the cabin. The blinds even work and were scratchbuilt. Redcraft in CA made all the brightwork and converted the engine. But the story goes that the two of these guys just decided to build the ultimate model boat. It won every contest ever entered. It was disqualified once for not having a scale powerplant.....So they made a working scale chris craft V-8 for it OMG! Red said that the owners son still had the V-8. Chris Craft themselves offered a huge amount of money for the boat at one time but the builder turned them down. Red has the letter from them that has the offer. All this info was from 2009.
    Yukon Sternwheeler "Klondike"
    Built by my brother over four years from 2000 popsicle sticks. We took it up to Whitehorse Yukon (where we grew up) and donated her to the Transportation Museum
    Fleetline Marlin & K&O outboards
    Fleetline Marlin with choice of three K&O electric outboards
    Pair of Fleet Line boats
    Fleetline boats with electric motors and running lights Have original boxes as well
    1953 Chris Craft Commander 36'
    Picked this up at an estate sale. I am starting a remodel of her adding bling etc. Will post final when complete.
    Grand Banks 36'
    I aquired this model in rough shape from a fellow in New Jersey. I Repaired rails, seats, stantions and added the extra trim and jewelry to make her complete. This was a model built by Captains Models in Oregon USA. Very few were buiklts and are complete fiberglass with running lights etc. Note the anchor.
    1960 Chris Craft Sport Fisherman 40' (Lindberg)
    I finally got around to finishing her. I did not keep the original interior as there were to many layers. Hope you like.
    (Pleasure Craft) Dumas Chris Craft
    Boat I purchased as is...needs some restoring (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft
    Chris Craft I had given to me. (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Tri cabin yacht
    This is a store bought ready built that I liked. 1930's (6/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft Cruiser
    Dumas Chris Craft Deluxe 1954 Bought as is ..needs restoration (5/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Chris Craft express
    Chris Craft Express cruiser 22' built from kit (5/10)
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    πŸ“ August 2021 update
    24 days ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Did some more work on the Catalina..Update on the Chris Craft Catalina build. Added lighting in Galley. fwd cap rails are dry fitted, as well as hatch. Rear cockpit pretty much completed. Painted the hull. Next anti foul & boot stripe etc. Still need to add nav lights, mast etc.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Getting there...
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The lights are grain of wheat 3V. I Have the led's I order from https://evandesigns.com/

    I have a lot of rice lights, so I need to use them up. When I continue my Catalina, I will use the LEDs...
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    πŸ“ Getting there...
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I added the anchor windless, and anchor etc. Also did some rewiring and put in the wheelhouse doors, windows etc. Added running lights (3volt). More to come.. enjoy
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    πŸ“ Lord Nelson Victory Tug update
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A little more done on the hull.
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    πŸ“ End of the Moderators.
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I caught this late, and it is troubling. We are most of us on in years, and we do what we do (model boats) because we are all still really kids at heart. I love that, but please enjoy it without the childish behaviour. Respect, integrity and trust should be quite well fully cooked into us by now. Unfortunately there are bad apples and social media seems to bring them to the fore. Martin & Bill volunteered to moderate and did a fine job. Unfortunately, these days you need a moderator to keep the crap from hitting the page. As they say the best skippers are always standing on the shore (and usually are the most vocal).
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    πŸ“ Lord Nelson Victory Tug complete refit.
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I picked this up from an estate. It was nicotine covered and in need of a lot of TLC. I cleaned her, stripped the windows and fittings. I removed the original canvas covered hull and then filled and sanded her. I then put on .75oz glass and then more resin and lots of sanding again. I have been prepping the house as well. Just finished her bottom paint. The upper hull will be a sea green. The visor on the wheelhouse will also be sea green. I have to add brightwork around the wheelhouse windows and redo the anchor (amongst other things) Thought you might like to see.
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    πŸ“ Zwarte Zee
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Spent a couple hours redoing and updating elctronics.
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    πŸ“ Lord Nelson Victory Tug
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    From the same estate sale. Her paint is blistering off the hull. She is Covered in canvas on the hull, so I will strip her, glass her and repaint her. All electronics as well. I will update the photos when she is done.
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    πŸ“ Zwarte Zee
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Picked this one up from an estate sale. Builder did a quality job. She is fully set up with electronics. I will save the electric for winter work. Stored for years in a smokers room. a lot of cleaning. Windex works great.
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    πŸ“ bites and bites
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Work on her maybe couple hours a week, here and there. Transom started, rub rails etc.
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    πŸ“ Interior bits
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have been building some interior bits for her. Will be adding lighting in Galley etc.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sailing at last
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Beautifully done! What a rewarding experience to see her in her element. Be proud you deserve it.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft 63'
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I took a break from the CC Catalina to do some spring shipyard work on the Chris Craft 63'. I intended to repower her with new shafts, logs, rudders and motors. I hauled her and began to prep her for the re and re on the engine room and added some resin to her interior. Redid the engine room floor and beds and then built tubs to hold the resin which in tern locks the shaft logs in place. I prepped the hull for new anti foul and redid her dodger and seat cushions. She now has new anti fouling and I thought ready for motors and RC. however, being 60 years old her planks are very brittle and as her anti foul was drying I heard a snap or two in her hull. She does not like the sun anymore. So..full stop..dress her up and she becomes a beautiful shelf queen.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft 63
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Just updating her running gear...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Thank you for the comments
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    She is a beauty.
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    πŸ“ Been tinkering in spare time
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I built the helm station, sliding doors, added blinds and some trim. Still need to do a lot. Nav lights rails etc... Also have to get back to the hull. I have been messing with the interior a bit as well.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bit more done today
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Bridge windows will look more like they grew there once she gets along.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bit more done today
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The decks are just mahogany planks then 6 coats of Satin varathane. The house is mahogany with Semi-gloss varathane. The interior and inside cabin walls etc which are balsa all were stained with Minwax wood finish "Sanora Red". This is the best to get as close to mahogany colour as you can. The wood filler is "Famawood" - the best out their.. it does not shrink or crack, can be stained etc.
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    πŸ“ Bit more done today
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Windows stained and varathaned. Will put glass & venison blinds in much later in main cabin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Phantom Tug
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Sh reminds me of "Chippewa" so much.
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    πŸ“ Searching for a to scale model boat.
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    did you find one....there are a few om marketplace
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I did the inside with epoxy. The exterior is about 20 layers of paint.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jules Verne
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    ssshhhh...it's just the cover repainted...
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    πŸ“ Windows prepped
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I installed the forward cabin windows. Still need some touch up and varathane. Also built the helm station windscreen. Just sitting in place. Need to be varathaned etc.. I will put them on later after I have installed helm station and bunch of other items.
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    πŸ“ CC Catalina update
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Soo...after a few days of paint , sand, paint, microfill, sand, paint..etc...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Phantom Tug
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    OMG...what beautiful work. Gorgeous girl!!
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Catalina - April 28 2021 update
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I worked on the cabin top and mouldings that extend down the helm on each side. Now to fit the forward windows and then epoxy the roof before paint.
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    πŸ“ Jules Verne
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Wanted a more natural look for the cover for the tender.....so I brought it into the shop and redid the cover. Now with a more softer canvas colour to match the yacht it does not look like a white blob on the stern.
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    πŸ“ Where does the time go...
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The Catalina was on the back burner for a while. Life and spring keep me busy around the house. But....here is an update. Just starting to put cabin top etc together. I have also been working on my Jules Verne, Chris Craft Corvette and Tugboat.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Home Run
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Very nice job!! have not been here in a couple weeks. I have a radar on mine...it is old and I will replace it with a servo. Just take the bottom off of the servo and remove the stops so it runs continuously. Put it on a three or 4.5 volt battery as you think fit.
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