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    ROmarin Dolly
    RO-Marin Dolly converted to fireboat. Working fire monitor, nav lights and light bar. Added 540 motor in lieu of speed 400 for emergency power😁 Light bar is from amazon, other places sell it too. Added 10th scale diamond plate decking on fire deck. She’s named “Chief Jenkins” after my uncle, Wayne Jenkins. He owned a barber shop here in McKinney for well over 30 years, ex Navy and was Chief of the volunteer fire department in the 70s.
    Billings 1/40 USCG 44 foot lifeboat
    Model built from Billings kit, single 18mm brushless motor, 10 amp ESC, stock prop. Haven’t weighed her yet but I’m thinking in the neighborhood of 8 to 10 ounces ready to run, with battery. Motor is a little hot for the hull type, I have to keep her no more than a little over half throttle or she tries to torque over, but she makes good speed at that. Really needs a motor about 1200 kv or so, the current unit is closer to 2000. I built her as a lark, to see if I could make something that small run reliably and be fun to run, and I think I succeeded, from what I’ve learned on this boat I can apply to other smaller models and plastic static kit conversions of roughly the same size.
    MK1 Micro Magic converted to race spec
    Just finished up a Graupner MK1 Micro Magic..this is the boat that came before the racing version, or MKII. This is the 4th MM I’ve built, the ones before we’re MKIIs, one a German kit, 2 were the later Asian manufactured kits. All good boats. Anyway, I found the MK1 on EBay, once it got to the house I decided to use some spares, carbon tube and 3D printed parts to build her up to racing specs. Maiden will probably be this weekend.
    Robbe Acapulco
    Robbe Acapulco built recently, build blog on this site. 1700 KV outrunner, 30 amp Turnigy Plush esc. Painted with airbrushed acrylic. 3 channel, throttle, rudder and lights. Good boat, had a linkage issue where it would hang a bit in a hard right turn, adjusted geometry so it SHOULD be fixed, other than that good speed and run time, looks good on the water.
    RO-Marin Neptun
    Christmas present last year, built over a couple of months of weeknights and days off. I’m real pleased with her, the kit was well thought out and the instructions and documentation were more than adequate to get her built. Krick has done a fine job of resurrecting the old Robbe line. I need to add ballast to the stern and rig/flag the mast, but for all intents and purposes she’s done, ready to play.
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    📝 E-mails
    5 hours ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Marky, glad your doing better, and I’m happy for your boat haul. Glad to see something good happen to you!!😊
    Cash
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    📝 Mast and lights..
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    So, I decided to do a quick set of lights and a mast. Now, bear in mind, there’s a backstory to this boat, which I’ll “publish” at the end of this build blog. Basically, there’s a small forward RAF base early in the war that needs a rescue boat, but there’s not enough to go around, so they had to make do. Hence, the simple superstructure and captured gun. Anyway, the forward nave lights are simply mounted next to the main cabin, eliminating the need for boards, and the mast is also simple, but does the job of carrying the white nav light and can be rigged for flagging. The mast is not glued in place, it’s needs a sanding and recoat and the light needs to be wired in, then I’ll glue her in place. I have a couple of other little details then I need to wire everything, install rudder servo, esc and receiver.
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    💬 Re: Starting to look the part
    5 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I’m thinking you’re right. A mast she’ll get.
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    📝 Starting to look the part
    5 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Another hatch installed, and the liferafts are secured. She’s starting to look the part.
    Needs a few more details and lights, and I’m wondering..mast or no mast? I’m still on the fence.
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    💬 Re: getting closer
    5 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I haven’t followed your build blog up till now, because as a land lubbing North Texan I hadn’t a clue what a wherry was. Man..this thing is cool. I like it. Be proud of her sir, you’ve done a good job, and I think I’m going to learn more about your wherry.
    Nice job👍
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    📝 No Leaks during bathtub testing
    5 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Doug, you may be right...I may be crazy..😁

    I like Billy Joel.👍
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    📝 No Leaks during bathtub testing
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Yep, Doug will be here all night, every night. Please make sure you tip your attendant (bartender).🤣
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    📝 Promotion
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Aye-Aye sir!!😁
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    📝 Caldercraft vs Deans
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I use sanding sealer, primer, and judicious amounts of paint. When I built my Mini Jupiter I used finishing epoxy inside to keep her from getting waterlogged.
    I’m thinking about laying a store of old fashioned model airplane dope. It seals well, and is very sandable. There’s several references to making your own sanding sealer with a mixture of thinned dope and either balsa sawdust or talcum powder. Anyway, a place here in the US keeps dope in stock, as their primary customers are control line modelers. The company name is Brodak.
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    📝 Promotion
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Congratulations Colin...your orders?
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    📝 Masking Tape too strong or clumsy - simple solution
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I mask my boats in the same way Doug does...Tamiya tape, then a regular masking or 3M green body shop tape and newspaper. I also use “Frogtape”. The yellow tape is for delicate surfaces, and it leaves a very sharp clean line and no residue whatsoever.
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    📝 ”Captured” flak gun mounted, some more detail, first attempt at building liferafts
    8 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi all...before I go on, let me say thanks for all the comments, I appreciate it. I will still add some cleats and possibly lights, and am still working out a short mast in my mind. Also, to answer Pete’s question, since I used premade stanchions I ca’d the railing assembly’s together. It’s easier for me to get a clean look that way vs sweat soldering the assembly’stogether.
    I have a few pics, not a lot of details though. I got the Flak mounted, I found some servos that are known as “geekservos”. These are designed to be used with LEGO Technic sets, and can be swung to 270 degrees of travel using Arduino and other programming languages, however, with my FrSky Taranis running OpenTX best I can get is about 190. I’ll take it.
    I also built life rafts using craft store wooden rings, dowel and plastic sheet. They look okay, right now I have them painted OD green but that might change. Added cabin door, deck vents and a hatch forward too.
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    📝 Caldercraft vs Deans
    8 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I’m still torn. I like what I’ve heard about Caldercraft kits, but man, Deans has such a large range of boats. I understand the criticisms of the Deans kits, having waded thru the PBR, and given the partially built Wacht Am Rhein a good look over. However, I’ve learned from the Graupner Taucher Wulf and the Deans Pibber that the instructions are simply guidelines, and as long as I have pics and a 3 view I can figure it out. I looked at Mount Fleet models too. At first I thought they were a little pricey, but they seem roughly in line with Caldercraft, as far as prices go.
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    📝 Respect
    12 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Colin. So sorry to hear of your loss. I’m also sorry for posting so late, I tend to blow thru here just checking certain threads, did not mean to be selfish. Again, you and Caroline are in our thoughts, and I hope it’s better for y’all soon.
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    📝 Caldercraft vs Deans
    13 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi y’all. I turn 60 a month after Christmas, and it looks as if I’ll be able to spend a bit for a new kit for my birthday. I have in mind a couple of the RAF rescue launches from Deans, or a Cumbrea pilot boat from Caldercraft. I’ve built a Deans kit before, so I know what I’m getting into with that range of kits, but I’ve never built or even seen a Caldercraft kit. I’m not trying to stir the pot, if the Caldercraft kits are at least in the same league as the Deans I’m okay with that.
    Thanks y’all
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    💬 Re: What’s all this??!?!
    14 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hmmm....mayyybeee😁
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    📝 Forward railing
    14 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Did the forward railings yesterday, built them up from stanchions and brass wire. I built the first, made the second a mirror image, then installed and painted them. I’m stall right now as I need more Tamiya AS26 gray paint. She still needs portholes, hatches and doors, possibly a couple of life rafts, maybe a mast. This was to be a simple boat, but she’s taking on a life of her own..
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    📝 Bit more done today
    16 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Quick update. The Flak 38 is built and painted, and I started making railings today. I need to come up with or make a couple of life rafts, don’t know about lighting yet. Need to add doors, portholes, hatches and whatnot too. Won’t be too long till the maiden I suspect. When she’s done, I’ll post a little story about her “history”.😁
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    💬 Re: Primer and starting paint.
    18 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nery, she’s a little of both. There’s whispers of intel that the Oklahoma rabbits have acquired an old BV-141 for recce work...
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    📝 What’s all this??!?!
    18 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hmm...somehow someone came across a captured flak gun...and railing parts..hmm..
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    📝 Clyde Puffer Build.
    19 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Like your solution to the propshaft problem, that’s slick!
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    📝 Deans Marine LST 388
    19 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My wife’s aunt Janice lives in England. She was born here in Texas, met Dave, an Englishman, in the Peace Corps when she was young, and moved to England a short time later. If you didn’t know her you’d swear she was born English. No trace of the Texas drawl left, y’all.
    I had a buddy I used to run with named Amon. He spent the first half of his life in England, where he was born, then the family moved to Queens, New York. He had been in Texas about 2 years when I met him. If he got excited and started talking fast, you almost couldn’t understand him!!😁
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    📝 More paint
    23 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi everybody. Well, she has paint, the waterline is pinstriped, the windows were painted with Tamiya smoke transparent and installed. Now I need to figure out how to outfit her aboveboard and install the radio. Then...I have to make up a story on the why and how this boat came about...🤔😁
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    📝 Deans Marine LST 388
    23 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Nerys, hope you’re feeling better and you get your parts soon.
    As an aside, I really like Cornwall, good prices and customer service. I have the feeling that Covid is slowing down both Cornwall and the post office..however, I usually get my semi monthly care pack from them in a little over 2 weeks. I really want to order a kit from Cornwall, but I’m afraid the price of shipping might give me a heart attack...
    Looking forward to your build, please post some pics when you can, and remember, you have this whole board for help and emotional support.
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    📝 Deans Marine LST 388
    27 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    When I built my PBR I found the same thing, including a section that had me building a section that was discussed 2 pages back. I think you have to use the plans to build and consider the written instructions the same as the Pirates Code from the first Pirates of the Caribbean...”they’re more like guidelines”🤣🤣
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    💬 Re: Primer and starting paint.
    28 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Ed. Yep, after I get paint and radio install done, I’m going to make up rails and a short mast for her. Might do lighting also, but not sure if I will. This is kind of an experiment in “shooting from the hip” as far as design goes, if it looks good and runs well it will give me a foundation to try other things.
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    📝 Primer and starting paint.
    28 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi y’all. I’ve decided that this is going to be a civilian launch commandeered by the RAF and used as a rescue launch until the actual boats arrive. Hence, I’m painting her up with a black hull, red waterline, gray deck and white superstructure. Might have towing gear installed if she needs to tow a small seaplane back to port.
    I’ve got the hull and superstructure primered, gave her the first few coats of paint today. Hopefully I’ll have most of the paint done by this weekend.
    Cash
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    📝 Night Watch
    28 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Flash traffic....message as follows:
    From LT Errol Cat, Texas Navy, Feline Division:
    ”Meow, meow, meow, purr,purr, hisss....caterwaul, meow, meow meow”
    Translation follows....
    “Have assumed temporary command of “Cottonmouth”, the PT of the Texas Navy. Have just started patrols of Lake Texoma. No contact yet with Oklahoma Rabbits of either their regular navy nor their Reserves. However, intel indicates they may try to deploy Covid laced barbecue on the Texas side of Texoma. Will investigate further. Boat will lay up next week to take on provisions and supplies, including Shiner beer for the crew and my weekly catnip ration. Will transmit our findings soon”
    Transmission ends
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    📝 Deans Marine LST 388
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nerys, I’ve been watching an Anime entitled “Girls und Panzers”, which is about a slightly different universe where high school and college aged girls practice “Sensha-do”, a sporting event or martial art with tanks..😁
    It’s really quite good, and a lot of fun to watch, and it’s more about friendship and finding yourself as anything else. Anyway, since you have an LST, thought I’d share some pics...
    Cash
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    📝 Night Watch
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Fleet, I’ll do what I can on this side of the pond...however, I don’t think I can get PPE or MOPP gear for Lt. Errol..
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