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    πŸ’¬ Re: May-02/ 2021
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Amazon sells it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XF8A4Y6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b...
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00XF8A4Y6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    πŸ“ May-02/ 2021
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Some more on my progress. Added aluminum diamond plate trailer decking and cribbing. next step is the trailer lighting, and boat tie downs
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    πŸ“ Update to trailer set up Question
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    So I'm a little worried about this trailer being a little top heavy and rolling over on a turn.
    So I thinking of adding this support to make it more stable. What are your thoughts on this brace being added, better part of valor over looks??? adding more cribbing to the side makes it seem too cluttered. The brass struts are not very strucktual just looks. boat is as wide as the trailer and suspension is pretty loose
    What are your thoughts
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    πŸ’¬ Re: setting up trailer to haul my boat
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I found a guy in Florida who sells the ratchets and straps on Ebay. I made the supports. He made me some longer straps for the tie downs
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254562591971?_trkparms=aid%3D111001...
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/254562591971?_trkparms=aid%3D1110018%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.COMPLISTINGS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20171011185948%26meid%3De7beddeb62d346cda37a92971727da86%26pid%3D100229%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D30%26sd%3D254773635527%26itm%3D254562591971%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2053904%26algv%3DOrganicCompBase%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2053904.c100229.m3211
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    πŸ“ setting up trailer to haul my boat
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Adding the Trailer deckiing and the cribbing to the trailer.
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    πŸ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you this is made with aluminum and requires welding but all in all very nice plans I will look at it to use PVC tubing.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    not a problem it doesn't bother me
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    πŸ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    All my boats are from 36" to 47" Steam boat is the heaviest at about 30 pounds Tug is smallest and Dusseldorf is longest. the steam boat will be the biggest problem because I will have to fire boiler befoe placing in the water.. the cement wall depending on water hieght is about a 6" high where you stand the about a foot down to the water.
    The water is full of Goose poop very nasty.
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    πŸ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    not good one here are some the dusseldorf is mine as is the Billings Blanchet tug
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    it is very hard most scale model trucks are 1;14 Tamiya is probaly the biggest truck builder and have set the stage for size. the toys are around 1:18 scale realy small.
    here is photo of a real one being towed and several from a RNLI model Club on face book .I'm currently getting ready to Start
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Same problem ordering From EU I did get my truck cheaper and free shipping on Ebay. My truck is hard to find here in USA
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I got my trailer here in USA https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-114-Lowboy-Trailer_p_4178.html It's gone up $100 since i bought mie the sell over low boys also of different lenghts I'm in the process mods on mine that can be changed for different boats. Nothing that changes the trailer other than look just different platforms out of wood that are interchangable. Makes for a nice challenge LOL
    https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-114-Lowboy-Trailer_p_4178.html
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    πŸ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I will do that have to have a 2nd person, can't steer and photo at same time, need 4 hands LOL
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    πŸ“ Boat tranporter from car to water Ideas
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have some disablities transporting my boats to the water and putting them in and out of the water (bending over along with Balance issues) Or club has ledges about 6" tall around the water that you have to step over or lower the boats over. Younger guys have no problems doing.
    Looking for any plans or Ideas.
    If this does not belong here please feel free to move or delete thank you
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes i got the MFC 03 european set up sound is fantastic Drives very well 3 speed transmission works good programs installed on Spectum DX 6e Radio works great. still hooking up 40 lights for truck and trailer, have yet programmed that into it. Boat has interior and exterior lights, will use Flysky 18 radio for boat.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Jbkiwi There are several of these boats still being used in Turkey, Norway and other countries it was originally built in 1913 near London. I would assume they move these around for restoration on Lorries. I know there are few smaller versions there about 23 feet this one is 38 feet 1;12 scale truck and trailer are 1;14 scale. this was the only low boy trailer I could find that wasn't over $600 wasn't going to pay $3000 for one Boat would be load with a crane and straps.
    Originally bought it to set up for my RNLI Trent Class Life boat 1:16 scale model slipway boat kit i have yet to build. next project on my list. Which they do tow to rescue sight but with a MAN truck several clubs in UK have the same set up.
    I do not have plans for putting my truck or trailer in the water, just for making a entrance from car to water area. for my boats for my enjoyment.
    Finding Trucks in different scales is very difficult other than 1:14 and 1:10
    and thank you for you input.

    Added 10 photos of truck trailer and up dates to boat in group of photos today
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    here you go
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    πŸ“ Super yacht Tender Simpson Strickland & Co, boats out of england around 1903
    6 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Add new photos.
    Added more brass work completed railing
    all most done on the wiring for the radio.
    added more decorations curtains, brass work, 3D printed figures are done,
    Trying to find Brass deck cleats 1:12 scale but not having much luck.
    Need to do test run on steam engine yet.
    Built a Mercedes RC Tamiya Semi truck and trailer to haul my boats to the water. picture attached to folder.
    Always open for suggestions or Ideas.
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    πŸ“ Vinyl Cutter
    8 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    How thick is the vinyl? and how large of piece are you cutting? Any sign shop should be able to do it. A lot cheaper than buying a machine.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Update almost for water when weather permits
    9 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    will be doing a bench check soon. Thank you for all your Kind words / comments.
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    πŸ“ Update almost for water when weather permits
    9 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Update almost ready for the water, when weather permits Steam engine is done all the brass work, done minor imbelishments to be done, connect Radio and wiring.
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    10 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Merry christmas and happy New year
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    πŸ“ Ply starting or actually de-laminating. What to do?
    10 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    You can go to any marine supply a get 2 part epoxy resin for marine https://www.amazon.com/TotalBoat-High-Performance-Epoxy-Quar...
    https://www.amazon.com/TotalBoat-High-Performance-Epoxy-Quart/dp/B06XH5CVFR/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=epoxy%2Bresin%2Bfor%2Bboats&qid=1608392506&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUEpLTE4xRkEwT0JXJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMzE5NTgxRjhMWFk0NE5UVDhQJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA0MTMyMDkzTFRZVTQzN0M5M0dVJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
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    πŸ“ Ply starting or actually de-laminating. What to do?
    10 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I assume you are going to be putting this in the water. Take 2 part epoxy and pour or inject into the lamination use a slow bonding epoxy. let it sit for about 10 minutes then with a couple of metal stips careful not to get epoxy on the metal wood area cover wood wit wax paper then clamp a piece of metal on each side and tight clamps until it has dried. once done I would suggest you use epoxy and fiberglass cloth on both inside and outside of hull. and coat cloth with epoxy you only need 1.4 ox cloth to keep the weight down glassing can be a challenge if you put too much epoxy on the glass and you need to bush out all air bubbles and keep cloth smooth push into all corners and cracks with the bush do small areas at a time then sand after it has dried just need a thin coat. this will not add much weight to your boat but will strengthen it and seal it from water.
    I would suggest you don't use a fiberglass resinas it will asorb water. Epoxy is water resistant, But not UV resistant, hense painting or marine varnish over the epoxy. Yes they use fiberglass resin on real boats but that is one reason they use Gel coat. as a barrier to the water.
    when you take a boat out of water dry out all the water in the boat open up yourbildge and cabins and use a fan for several hours to air dry the boat.
    If you dont want to use the fiber glass material you can brush on several layers of epoxy resin but coat both sides if not marine plywood it will suck up alot of resin. seal around prop shafts and rudders.
    here is good video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jHUI0CiYbs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jHUI0CiYbs
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    πŸ“ Glue for metal and wood.
    11 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    the home products are designed to be painted over they are used for windows and doors on the exterior of houses and if he is appling it between to materials I don't think he will be painting it. trim off excess with a razor blade
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    πŸ“ Glue for metal and wood.
    11 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    We have home depots here big box hardware stores. You should be able to go to any home supply store and get a silcon based window sealant
    GE Max Shield All Weather Sealant this is one type. it's a large tube but very reasonable on price. Just make sure you rough up the metal and wood before joining together. any silicon base sealant/adehsive should work get the outdoor ones they are desighed to move with the temp changes.

    https://www.amazon.com/GE-Weather-Siliconized-Acrylic-Sealan...
    https://www.amazon.com/GE-Weather-Siliconized-Acrylic-Sealant/dp/B07WFX445J/ref=asc_df_B07WFX445J/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416778468643&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17896084505104975721&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032905&hvtargid=pla-869511536147&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=95471657938&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416778468643&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17896084505104975721&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9032905&hvtargid=pla-869511536147
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    πŸ“ Glue for metal and wood.
    11 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I use 2 part epoxy like JB weld but if your are having temp changes the metal and wood expand and contract at different rates
    you might try silicon contact like GE's Max Shield Sealant Stretches over 600% 100% Waterproof Mold resistant 60-year limited durabilty
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    πŸ“ Hull is finised painting
    11 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hull is finised painting waiting for paint to cure then adding maroon stripes. Now going to catch up on final details on cabin, interior deck area, and getting steam system working.
    Oh I learded the hard way DO NOT use the blue masking tape on top of laquer/Deft it comes apart on the laquer after several hours.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: WPB 110 Island Class
    11 months ago by bruce1946 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Is this a kit or Scratch built. outstanding job wish I knew how to design parts for my 3D Printer.❀️
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