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    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 which as you can see has old electronics and a single screw in her. Keeping her single screw. Have done restoration to her electronics and structure including paint. Next week the sound module and ESC plus new running lights arrive.
    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.
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    (Tug Boat) Dauntless
    One such tug is on display and does do harbor tours in Los Angeles CA. Her name is β€œANGELS GATE”. She was built in 1944 in Decatur, Alabama for the Army Transportation Service, she was originally known as ST (small tug) 695, and was among the fleet of tugboats designed for overseas operations. ST-695 primarily served at the Army Port of Embarkation in Wilmington, California. After the war, the Army declared ST-695 β€œsurplus” and she was sold to the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (now known as the Port of Los Angeles), where she worked steadily until her β€œretirement” and transfer to the Museum in 1992.
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    πŸ“ BC Fishing Boat / conversion
    26 days ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.
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    πŸ“ Been busy on her.....
    28 days ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Conversion almost complete..can be both fishing or a yacht
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    πŸ“ BC Fishing Boat
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I had this from a friend and it needed restoring.. This is my isolation project. She was a fishing boat, but I am modifying her to be both a fishing boat and a conversion yacht. This is my progress so far
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lumba Lumba
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    The forward hatch is actually a small speaker. The sound module for the engine also has horns and bell which when triggered only come out of that speaker. More realistic
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    πŸ’¬ Re: β€œDAUNTLESS” - 85’ WWII Army ST Harbor Tug
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great info. You may want to check RC Universe as well they have a great forum discussion with a lot of other ST Tugs. I have seen the tug with the forward gangway as well. Would be easy to add I would think. I am awaiting the sound module from Harbor Models Monday.

    Thx for posting. Love to see your build

    BTW there are plans posted with photo directions as well online. If you cannot fund them let me know

    Hess
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    πŸ’¬ Re: β€œDAUNTLESS” - 85’ WWII Army ST Harbor Tug
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Updated her electronics repairs and added her history
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    πŸ“ β€œDAUNTLESS” - 85’ WWII Army ST Harbor Tug
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    This tug was originally designed by the Army for World War II and later sold to private concerns for use in harbors and rivers throughout the country.
    One such tug is on display and does do harbor tours in Los Angeles CA. Her name is β€œANGELS GATE”. She was built in 1944 in Decatur, Alabama for the Army Transportation Service, she was originally known as ST (small tug) 695, and was among the fleet of tugboats designed for overseas operations. ST-695 primarily served at the Army Port of Embarkation in Wilmington, California. After the war, the Army declared ST-695 β€œsurplus” and she was sold to the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (now known as the Port of Los Angeles), where she worked steadily until her β€œretirement” and transfer to the Museum in 1992.
    In 1973 & 1974 Francis Smith developed the plans and built the prototype that shows him in July 2004. He is holding a copy of the December 1974 issue of Model Builder Magazine. Then he built a second model as he was writing the building instructions and the Model Builder magazine article. That is the one shown in the construction pictures in the magazine.
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    πŸ“ Lumba Lumba
    4 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    See my harbour for more info on updates
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    πŸ’¬ Re: New name for Egret Cabin Cruiser now Harley Quinn
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Beautiful job Garth. looks like a CC Futura
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    πŸ’¬ Re: BC Seiner
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's a Seiner jugge.
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    πŸ“ BC Seiner
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I was lucky enough to acquire this vessel from Weston Jenkins. It was scratch built by his father( Jim Jenkins) in Sooke in '84. Beautifully done. A real craftsman.

    Note all the fittings including winches etc. all electric. She has some hull damage, but nothing that cannot be repaired. I will probably be messing around with her for over a year just to slowly get her back in shape. At that point I would like to RC her.

    Enjoy the pics...

    And a special thank you to Jim Jenkins.
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    πŸ“ BC Seiner
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Staying home...allows for great progress....
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    πŸ“ new year
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Colin. I know. Right there with you. Been a horrible year. Hoping that is all in the rear view mirror going into 2020. I wish you happiness, health and a safe 2020
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Caltex Lumba Lumba
    5 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I will have a look. Thanks for posting

    I had a look at her. Beautiful lines. What scale are you looking to build her at. Maybe have the line drawings scanned to that scale and user them for templates.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Caltex Lumba Lumba
    6 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Not sure yet. Will see when I start in the spring. Need some warmer weather to do some of the smelly work outside.
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    πŸ“ Graupner Closing
    6 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Doug... thanks for the clarification.
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    πŸ“ Graupner Closing
    6 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yup.....all going to Asian knock offs now. Not the same quality.
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    πŸ“ Graupner Closing
    6 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very sad to see this.....
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billings Fittings Kit!
    6 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wow.... I have the Smit Rotterdam and built it back in '92. .. Great find... keep us posted on the build
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    πŸ“ Caltex Lumba Lumba
    6 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    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 which as you can see has old electronics and a single screw in her. Keeping her single screw. Have done restoration to her electronics and structure including paint. Next week the sound module and ESC plus new running lights arrive.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: K & O Outboard motors
    7 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Chris.....they are 1:8 and some are maybe 1:9. They were mostly made for the Fleetline toy boats from Japan. You can find them on eBay.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Texaco tanker (North Dakota)
    7 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    You guys all crack me up.... I remember the tiger in the tank as well We also got the Buddy L fire truck on the Texaco promotion another year. My dad drove the company car for a living and he saved on Christmas presents.

    company car
    fire truck
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    πŸ“ K & O Outboard motors
    7 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have these. One is for the Fleetline Boat in my harbour. made in japan in the 50's electric and very realistic
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    πŸ“ Texaco tanker (North Dakota)
    7 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Collection...
    7 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you...I love the classic lines of that era in motor and sail. I have always been a stink pot guy..
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Collection...
    7 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes...the Fleet Line collection...I have a few out boards from K&O as well. Fond memories of being a kid at the lake playine with that and also the Texaco Tanker (North Dakota) I have to add her to the harbour. I have a Sea King as well and have to build my 1947 CC Challenger

    Nice chatting with you

    Be well
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Collection...
    7 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Colin,

    You have done yourself proud there ...like your collection. graceful ladies..
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    πŸ“ My Collection...
    7 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I know ...I can't help it...thought I would share some pics of my collection. I have been adding Dodgers, handrails etc and continue to do so as well as starting new builds. Enjoy

    handrails
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    πŸ“ Victoria Model Shipbuilding Society
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Is now named Victoria Model Boat Building
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1040980959416958/
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Catalina 8'
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    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.

    boat
    engine running gear
    trailer
    Evinrude 3HP
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