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    📝 Accidents happen.
    7 days ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Colin I do hope you’re on the mend. You be careful and take it easy.
    Cash

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    📝 Ballasting a New Boat
    10 days ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    The Taucher Wulf I built last year needed about 11 pounds of ballast to sit in the water properly. I added about 3 pounds aft in the form of bb’s secured by ca and coated with epoxy. At that point the boat weighs about 7 pounds plus. I bought a cheap set of ankle weights from Amazon that used removable 1 pound weights..they are small bags filled with sand. I taped them up into 2 pound weights. The boat is stored without those weights, pondside I install battery (5000mah lipo) and 4 of the weights each side of the batter tray and fwd towards the bow. Works great, and I don’t have to lug a 16 pound boat everywhere.
    The Kalle I just built uses bb’s aft, several pounds of loose bbs in doubled plastic bags, and I still added another pound in lead split between fore and aft.

    💬 Re: First Sunday run at Towne Lake
    13 days ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Anybody know why the video isn’t working?

    Fixed it, found a workaround (I think)

    💬 Re: First Sunday run at Towne Lake
    14 days ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Anybody know why the video isn’t working?

    📝 First Sunday run at Towne Lake
    16 days ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    LST Sundays meet at Towne Lake, maidened the Kalle, was visited by a 55 year old Berkeley Chris Craft, and more!



    📝 Very sad news Martin555
    20 days ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Martin, from the posts and tribute on this board it’s obvious that you had a special soul. I’m honored to have known you. I hope you have a gentle journey to Heaven.

    📝 Maiden complete…needs a bit more ballast aft
    23 days ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. The Grace E was maidened this morning!! The first try was interesting. Although I ballasted her slightly heavier than the instructions called for the first launch was almost depressing. The aft was a little too high, and the prop was not getting a good bite, cavitating more than generating thrust. I got her back to shore, installed a slightly larger prop, adjusted the fwd ballast (noticeable list to port), and added a quarter pound of ballast aft….second go was much better! She pulled away with authority, and the cavitation was non existent after she went forward, as she “squats” a little under power. I still need to play with the ballast as the aft squat goes away in reverse, and the prop is just too close to the surface then. I don’t want to get her too aft heavy as I don’t want water getting too close to the top of the bulwarks when I lay into the throttle. So, I think I’ll add about a pound more, installed temporarily, until I have her exactly where I want her. On the plus side, she handled well under way, very well mannered. She didn’t take on any water inside, and as the day wen on we had a breeze of 12-15 mph gusting to around 25 or so..turning against the wind meant adding a bit more rudder and throttle, but that’s to be expected. I ran her on a 2 cell 5200 lipo for about 2 hours, mostly half to 3/4 throttle, and a quick check once done showed I still had 45 percent of useable capacity left…I’m happy!!
    Cash

    📝 Done!! Maiden Tomorrow!!
    24 days ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Well y’all, the Kalle is ready for her maiden. I got the deck bollards, fenders and tow robe done, she’s ballasted, and she had a name change. She’s now the Grace E. I named her after my daughter, Grace Elaina Hargett. Graces middle name is the middle name of Buddy Hollys widow, Maria Elaina Holly. Her name is on the bow, the stern shows the home port of McKinney…she ballasted to about 3400 grams, or just shy of 7 and a half pounds. She splashes tomorrow morning.
    Cash

    📝 Thanks!!
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thank each and every one of y’all for the words of encouragement and remarks. I truly appreciate it.
    To cdnfurball: I mostly know where everything is…once in a while I have to search a bit…it makes building sessions an adventure!!🤣🤣
    Thank y’all again. The next post should, Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, see her finished.
    Cash

    📝 Getting closer
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. This is a fairly quick update. The superstructure is done, the mast, flagstaff and Texas State flag are installed. The aft tow rope rail is also installed…and I drilled a hole in the hull!! My right eye had been acting up a bit since the protective contact lens was removed a week and a half ago. Came to realize that my allergies were acting up, and even though I take Claratin daily, I reached for the Benadryl. This worked!, Eye felt much better, but as I was drilling the holes for the aft rail I went too far and punctured the hull. Was it because of the medication? Probably not but that’s the excuse I’m using. Anyway, I scabbed the hull inside, then filled, sanded and painted my little mistake,
    She’s almost ready to go. I still need to do some deck details and the anchors, then it’s off to the bathroom for a float and ballast check. Oh…need to fit the propeller too..🤣
    Cash

    📝 Very sad news Martin555
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Just read of Martins passing. I’ll truly miss him. He always had a kind word for people, encouraged us all on our builds, our health, was just a truly decent and gentle person with a very good sense of humor.
    My prayers go out to Martin’s family and friends.

    Godspeed Martin.

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    📝 A bit done today
    1 month ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. Had to work Saturday so I got a bit done today. Before I go on I want to answer Rod’s question about the ships wheel…it came in the kits fittings, believe it or not!😀 The Kalle has some nice fittings, including a brass ships bell and a turned brass flagpole. Only thing it did NOT come with was proper sideboards for the nav lights. You’re instructed to build them up from 7mm x 1mm mahogany strip. Built one up, didn’t like it so I built them from scrap plasticard. I had to add a 2 mm strip of wood as a suppor to get the lights level on that curved roof. The lamps were then fitted, everything soldered up and tested, then a radio check using the 10 dollar electronic switch from Amazon. If your running one bank of lights these work a treat, plug and play and uses receiver power for the lights.I also built up the shovels and installed the front bollard. The hole in the upper foredeck is a little too big in diameter, so once everything was in place I hit the gap with thick ca then accelerator, once dried I painted it in the hopes it would look like a weld. I need to touch it up but so far I was semi successful.
    So that’s where she sits now. I could probably ballast her up and splash her this Sunday, but I’d rather have her done before that. I still need to do the mast, the rest of the deck bollards, some touching up and the hull clear coat, then ballast, so it looks like end of month before she’s ready.
    Cash

    📝 Cabin
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. I’ll keep this short(ish)🤣. On the cornea front I went to the doc and the protective contacts was removed. The graft and my eye pressure looked good, but there are a few tiny cold sores on my eye, the result of the polishing of dead cells and the steroid drops. So, a new contact was fitted and I have to be on meds a few more weeks. I’m cleared for work, but my allergies have kicked in and my eye is a little uncomfortable at times…that’s why I never went of contacts to begin with, but so far so good.
    I finished the cabin a day or so ago. As I built it I decided I wanted lights. Tha cabin once built is sealed, so I painted an antenna tube to match best I could and installed them in the cabin, that way I can run the bulb wires thru and down below decks. The brasswork is done, and I found an old Robbe figure that wa a little to tall to fit, so he went to the plastic surgeon and now fits as the tugs pilot.
    That’s all for now, since im going back to work im going to take it easy for a few evenings before i attempt any bench time.
    Cash

    💬 Re: Not much to Report!
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    It’s looking very good Ed. I don’t like cutting scuppers in the bulwarks either. Haven’t done it yet on the Kalle. Didn’t do it on the Taucher, as it’s fiberglass and harder to fix if I mess up🤣 yours looks good!!
    Cash

    💬 Re: Completion
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    My word Peter she’s gorgeous. The paint, attention to detail, even underdeck she’s nicely thought out and looks good!! Here’s hoping all function checks are met with flying colors. Nice job sir!!!
    As far as future projects…I’m leaning the direction of the RAF crash tender.

    📝 Anchor winch and starting cabin
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. Got a bit more done past two days. I’m hitting the bench more as my eyesight improves.
    Yesterday I built and installed the anchor winch. The Aeronaut instructions are okay, not quite as good as Krick or the older Robbe and Graupner kits, but thruout the build they’ve been okay, and what wasn’t clear the plans showed enough detail to get the job done. The anchor winch, however, was along the lines of “prepare the parts, assemble and paint”. I mean, it’s not that difficult but I wanted to get it right. The plans don’t show a lot of detail, but the pic on the box was very helpful. I just wanted to make sure I had the gears in the right place. Anyway, I built it up, cut a small piece of plastic tubing for a crank handle, and painted it. The anchor hawse are metal, and open at the bottom. I don’t like open holes on my deck so I closed them by pressing the bottom into soft balsa. I then glued and sanded to shape. Once I got my locations marked I installed the hawses, positioned the winch and glued that unit and the chains in place.
    Today, I started on the cabin. The whole think is built up of strip and sheet mahogany. I would have been more comfortable with hard balsa, basswood or ply, but I soldiered on. I got the for and aft walls and floor done, and started on the starboard wall, and that’s where I’m at now. Tomorrow I’m going to try to finish the job.
    Cash

    📝 Ballast pic for RodC
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Here you go. About 9 dollars US and change for 6000 count from Amazon. Full container weighs 4 lb 10 ozs according to my scale. Cheaper than Daisy

    📝 A little more done
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. I’m getting a bit better every day. My Studebaker looks like a blurry car vs a white blob, and I drove a bit this weekend..in town, a few blocks to groceries and back. I was told that I could attempt a little bench work as long as I was careful, not a lot of grinding or sanding so…..I did a bit.
    I finished up the funnel and it’s accompanying vent pipe, got it installed and it’s straight and centered!! That was a feat in and of itself. Sunday I did a bit more, got the vent next to the fwd entrance made and painted, the support bar for the tow rope was done also, then both installed and the superstructure given two coats of semigloss clear. I installed the portholes in the holes I had pre drilled. The instructions said to paint them the same color as the superstructure, but I left them brass…my boat my rules🤣🤣, and I think it looks good.
    Anyway, watching myself, if I feel okay I work a bit, if my eyes feel tired I stop and go sit on the couch with a coke, the cat and the tv. I was supposed to get the stitch and temporary contact lens out tomorrow, but we have quite a bit of freezing rain coming, and the cornea clinic is shut down tomorrow and possibly Wednesday, so my appointment has been moved to Friday. Anyway, here’s a few pics, I have to touch up a couple of boo-boos but so far so good. Anybody says anything I’ll just blame my eye.🤣🤣
    Cash

    📝 Nerys @ 90
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Happy birthday young lady!! Don’t know a lot of nautical well wishes so I’ll go with the good old Air Force 👍 and a proper salute.
    Cash

    📝 Quick surgery update
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. I’m home, surgery was done Wednesday, turned out I had the 3 in 1 combo-the trans plant, cataract removal and grinding off dead cells of the cornea with a micro Dremel. Was checked out at post op Thursday, I have to be careful what I do as there’s a gas bubble in my eye to support the cornea. As it dissipates natural fluid replaces it. I’ve been told I can attempt driving this weekend, and possibly a little bench time. Probably won’t see much from me till next week.
    Thanks y’all for the words of support, it means a lot !!😀👍
    Cash

    💬 Re: Hull painted, starting superstructure
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Thank you Rod.

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    📝 Hull painted, starting superstructure
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. This might be my last update for a couple of weeks. I’m scheduled for a partial cornea transplant this Wednesday. I have a thing called Fuchs Dystrophy in both eyes, and the start of a cataract in the right. Not looking forward to it but it has to be done, Fuchs is progressive and I can lose my sight over time. Anayway, depending on my recovery speed I might be back at the bench by next week, maybe two.
    So, the hull is painted, and I started on the superstructure. I made the mistake of painting the main molding before I started gettin some small bits done, but I worked around it. The steps are made of the same wood that’s used to plank the deck, you’re supposed to use little pre cut abs triangles for support. I tried it Aeronauts way, didn’t like the way it was turning out, so I made supports out of triangle balsa stock. The side sliding doors and rails are installed, as is the aft towing apparatus and the vents. I built up the funnel and got that painted. I decided to use some quarter round abs that I had left over from a Robbe Paula, it made a nice lip at the end of the funnel. The funnel isn’t glued on just yet, as I have reservations about just butt gluing it to the top of the superstructure, so I added a ply insert flush with the bottom of the funnel. I’ll glue it to the superstructure and then drill it for a self tapping screw from the under side. I also did the abs “roofs” on the fwd and aft sections of the superstructure. Eventually there will be built up wooden doors at each end.
    That’s about it. The finish on the cabin is dull, as I’m using a flat brown .once I get the superstructure mostly finished I’ll shoot it with a couple of coats of semigloss clear.
    Cash

    📝 Re-maiden Voyage. (Successful)
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    I use a variety of escs..my newer escs are Hobbywing, can’t beat the price for the quality and performance. Turnigy makes a decent aircraft esc in their Plush line. I have a few of those if I don’t care about reverse. I also have one or two old Futaba (early 90s) escs, a couple of Novaks, older Polks Hobby’s escs, Mtroniks, etc. I buy used quite often from people I trust on RCG, and have been mostly successful on eBay. The cheap esc that died a warriors death was brushless, but I had no idea it was NOT lipo compatible, so before it died it killed a 3s lipo. It was 15 dollars shipped…
    Oh. I also have a few of the cheap lipo alarms if I’m running lipos with older brushed escs.
    Cash

    📝 Re-maiden Voyage. (Successful)
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    My Faux RAF rescue boat “Aphrodite “ suffered the curse of the cheap eBay esc. She was about 25 feet out, when she just stopped. The rudder worked, but no power. Then, I noticed the small whiffs of smoke coming from under the hatch. She didn’t burn, but I had to make the “walk of shame” and retrieve her from the other side of the pond. ESC got so hot it desoldered leads from the board, and put a divot in the abs hull. No real damage, but she stunk like the dickens for about 2 weeks…still stained from smoke damage below deck.
    Cash

    💬 Re: Final assembly part 1 of ?
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Peter, it’s been so long since I built the Dolly I don’t quite remember how I attached the monitor end of that line. I had an altercation during the build with thin ca so she’s fixed in place. Give me a few let me see if I remember.
    Cash

    💬 Re: Final assembly part 1 of ?
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    I did the same thing on my monitor, just destroyed the spring, it was working well but I kept fiddling with it and just jacked it up😠
    But, on a brighter side, I’m loving that cabin!! It looks great! The rest of the details, the crane, ships boat, it all looks good.👍👍
    Cash

    📝 Wood sealed, a serious miscue and start of bottom hull paint
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Hi y’all. Got a bit more done to the Kalle although I’d really doesn’t look like much. I touched up the inside rail of the bulwarks using a brush and decanted paint. Every thing was going well till I saw that I had dripped 3 spots of black paint on my wood deck. That was my lack of planning, if I’d laid down some paper to cover the wood it would have been a non issue. I panicked at first, then weighed my options. Pulling up the stained plank crossed my mind, but the planks are thin, and glued down solid. I didn’t want to have more problems tryin to fix that. So, I wiped the spot down with a bit of thinner, let that dry and sanded that spot down a bit. I then finish sanded the rest of the deck and applied 3 coats of clear bolt, sanding between coats. I then took the tip of my xacto and scraped the spots, and sanded again. I then gave the deck a coat of semi gloss clear Tamiya lacquer. I got an effect of knots or slight damage to the wood, which I can live with.
    The rudder is made with 2 mahogany halves and a metal post. I sanded the wood to shape and then I glasses it, sanded, primered and paint. I then went ahead and painted the bottom of the hull to just past the waterline. This shows up and places I need to address and or fill and then I’ll touch that up, mask and paint the upper portion of the hull. Would have had more done but it took a while to fix my deck mistake.
    Cash

    📝 Revell conversion 1/72
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    The Neptune pops up on eBay from time to time, usually decently priced….

    📝 Zippkits 650 kv outrunner
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Rod, I’ve found Crossman bbs on Amazon for a fair price, cheaper than Daisy. Springers coming right along too!!
    Cash

    📝 Revell conversion 1/72
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Nice,nice,nice,nice!!! I really like your conversion. I came very close to purchasing a kit to covert to RC, wish I had now. You really did a good job on her. Friend of mine has a very large tug, it uses a biggish 12v battery and carries a large load of pennys for ballast. He remarked that using the Pennie’s was cheaper than buying ballast😀. Your lighting looks good too, as does your paint. Can’t wait too see the maiden!!
    Cash



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