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    Krick Felix
    Hi yโ€™all..this is my Krick Felix. I built her about 2 years ago. This was my first scale or scale-like boat build. Sheโ€™s powered by a long can Speed 400 type motor, has a Hobbyking Quicrun 1060 for an ESC, Frysky rx and tx. Has RAM nav lights, those are switched on and off with an old Zagi esc. I usually run a 6 cell nimh pack, but the esc will handle both nimh and li-po, so I sometimes run her with a 3800 mah lipo, which gives impressive run time. I donโ€™t take her out much as I would like to, but hopefully sheโ€™ll see more water this year.
    RO-Marin Neptun
    Christmas present last year, built over a couple of months of weeknights and days off. Iโ€™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 sheโ€™s done, ready to play.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: WSP 9
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    She looks good!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: Krick Felix
    6 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Fixed the flag!!! The Felix is no longer in distress๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Just checked Cornwallโ€™s webpage, they have loads of lettering sheets, donโ€™t know if they are self adhesive or not. You might give them a call or email.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hints and Tips.
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    I usually get my characters at Hobby Lobby or Micheals, but thats here in the US. I would think any craft store would have them, or online.
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    12 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    No pics, but when I do lettering on a model, I use sticky backed characters. Iโ€™ll line everything up on wax paper, once itโ€™s to my liking I take a thin strip of masking tape and place over the lettering. This way I can peel the letters off the wax paper (they wonโ€™t stick to it) and place the finished lettering on the model. Once itโ€™s burnished down, you can slowly peel the masking tape off, and the lettering stays in place.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fiddly bits and lights
    12 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Sheโ€™s almost there. I swear for a fairly easy boat to build I have almost as much time in the thing as my Neptun.๐Ÿ˜ฎ I keep adding a little here and there, but I need to finish her. Once I maiden her, Iโ€™m โ€œdoneโ€ I rarely go back to a project Iโ€™ve finished to modify or add details, with the exception of RC cars. The more I get into model boating however, the more I think that attitude might change.
    Anyway, I bought some detail pieces from Harbor models in California, and decided to add lights to the Acapulco too. The flying bridge now has a radios and a fire extinguisher. I took braided wire, stripped off the insulation and used that inside a piece of heat shrink for the hose, itโ€™s not perfect but looks ok. I shortened the radar mast that goes behind the seat because...well, I just didnโ€™t like how it looked. I added 2 aft nav lights to it also, Iโ€™m waiting on lights and boards from Harbor, once those are installed Iโ€™ll tidy up the internals, pinstripe the water line and she will be ready for her maiden run. I need to get her done as I have another project in the wings,and Iโ€™m gonna have to do some engineering to accomplish what I want I have in mind....๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Naval Ship) HMS Belfast
    12 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug. I have a half built Graupner Taucher Wulf in my โ€œstashโ€ of kits. I put it away to come back to later. That kit, like your Premium Line warships, is a little disappointing. The hull is fiberglass, and some of the fittings are ok, but the instructions are horrid. Iโ€™m an accomplished modeler, but donโ€™t make me guess where to drill for the rudder post!!! Things like that. Iโ€™ve built 3 Micro Magicโ€™s, all race versions, the first was an original German kit, the last two are from later, when Graupner reorganized. If I hadnโ€™t built the original kit first, I would have a heck of a time building the other two. Now, to Graupner credit, the last MM I built seemed to be a little better than the second, and all three sail well. I just wish Graupner would do a little better job on their manuals, and quality control.
    Krick has done a fine job with the RO-Marin kits, hope they keep it up. Part of the reason I like German kit manufacturers so much is a bit of nostalgia, I was stationed at Ramstein AB from 1988 to 1992, I have fond memories of building kits from Robbe, Graupner and Krick when I was stationed there. Anyhow, back to the new Graupner kits...I feel your pain.

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    ๐Ÿ“ North Texas Shipwrights RC boat club
    17 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    About once a month so far, I work every 3rd Saturday, so I lay off from Church that Sunday and weโ€™ll meet in MCKinney or Allen in the morning about 9 am. However, if we start growing, then I suspect weโ€™ll start meeting to run boats more often.
    Right now our monthly club meetin is at one of our members home, Larry Burkhalter. We were going to meet tonight but he called it on account of the stormy weather. Where are you located? We usually sent out a text blast about 3 days or so before we meet at the lake. We also have a thread on RC groups in the Dock Talk thread in the boats section.
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    ๐Ÿ“ She has a heartbeat
    19 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi everybody. Got a bit more done, added the fwd deck inserts and then installed the radio. I was going to lay down ply floors on either side of the stuffing box but all I had on hand was way too thin, less than 1/16. THEN, I found a piece of coroplast. I cut the floors out of that, scuffed the gluing side down with medium sandpaper, and glued them in place. The battery is velcroed in, as is the esc, while the steering servo uses Tamiyaโ€™s very thin, very sticky black servo mounting tape. Once set, this tape mounts very solidly with very little give. The rx is velcroed high up the hull side, and the servo and esc wires are trapped by Velcro just underneath. I could run her this way, but I have a bit more to do first.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RoMarin/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat.
    20 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Iโ€™m so glad Krick acquired the old Robbe line. I finished the Neptun tug a month or so ago, and imho Krick has done a fine job resurrecting the Robbe kits. Looks like your well on your way to building a nice model.๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ North Texas Shipwrights RC boat club
    20 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi..we are resurrecting the North Texas Model Shipwrights club. We sail sail, electric, and scale. If youโ€™re in the North DFW metroplex look us up! We sail at Towne Lake McKinney, and Celebration Park in Allen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rail painted and installed!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi everybody. I got the rail assembled, painted and installed. Itโ€™s not exactly the same as whatโ€™s shown in the manual, took a few liberties with it. Biggest pain in the backside was jigging this thing and soldering it on the boat without getting the brass so hot that it damages the hull. Yikes! Got away with it though. The second pain in the backside was pulling the aft ladder and rail assembly off the boat in one piece to paint it, then reinstalling it. It looks okay, I need to touch up a couple of things but at least I didnโ€™t make a mess of it. I got the wood floor for the cockpit installed, drilled 2 shallow oversized holes for the ladder legs to socket into when the cabin is removed and installed. Might make it a little prettier, but at least the bottom part of the ladder wonโ€™t be vibrating itself to pieces when sheโ€™s up to speed.
    Wonโ€™t be able to do much till next week, might do a little Sunday afternoon, we have a family get together near Cleveland Texas, about a 4-5 hour drive from here. Might be pooped when I get back, weโ€™ll see.
    Oh, one of the pics shows the Acapulco sitting on the roof of my old Studebaker Hawk..it had just occurred to me that she and the Hawk have a similar color scheme๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: New Deckhand!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Like your Brooklyn, you did a nice job on her! Trying to figure out whatโ€™s wrong in the pic, is it something nautical that shouldnโ€™t be happening, or is it something in particular to this model. My background is aviation and automotive, and I flew a lot of rc planes and semi fast electric boats, but Iโ€™m new to the scale rc boating world. Ask me what a bollard is Iโ€™m liable to say โ€œ a duckโ€๐Ÿคฃ
    Anyway, the Brooklyn is a handsome boat, looks good.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Big Blue (test facility)
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Thats slick!๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thanks
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for the comments yโ€™all, I appreciate it. Iโ€™ve been looking for an โ€œeverydayโ€ cabin cruiser, one that will have a decent speed and be fairly simple, but with enough detail to look good on the water. I think this Acapulco will do nicely. Only thing I havenโ€™t decided is to keep it a 2 channel boat, or go ahead and do running lights.
    Iโ€™ll make that decision in the next couple of weeks, Iโ€™m really anxious to splash her though. What do you think?
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Little more done
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    I like that Sea Scout, you did a nice job on her, the color scheme goes well with the wood top and deck.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Little more done
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Got a little more done, the bottom ladder and most of the deck railing is soldered up. I need to finish the rest near the bow, then pull the whole thing off as a unit, paint it and then permanently install it. After this Iโ€™ll finish up the wood inserts on the deck, some details and final RC install.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old Robbe Acapulco
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I made a trade with a fellow modeler here in Texas last year for a Robbe Acapulco. Since I finished the Neptune, I thought Iโ€™d build the Acapulco, then take a break from building for a couple of months...give me time to do some model maintenance and actually play with the doggone boats๐Ÿ˜
    This is an original Robbe kit from some time ago, both the kit and fittings box state โ€œmade in West Germanyโ€. Iโ€™m using a 35x30 1700kv outrunner for power, I used this same setup on an old Imex Taurus that I converted to a โ€œpolice boatโ€ for my daughter, Grace. The Acapulco and the Taurus are roughly the same
    size, although I think the Acapulco might end up a heavier boat.
    Anyway, nothing really hard about the build itself, as the Acapulco is a fairly simple boat to get running, just a lot of painting and railing to solder up. I have a few pics of my progress so far.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    I like it! Did a nice job on the finish too. What did you use for the skirt?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steam Drifter. Formidable LT100.
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    This is something I would like to work towards one day. Beautiful work sir, canโ€™t wait to see her afloat๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krick Felix
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Yโ€™know, I spent most of my active duty time in the USAF at Ramstein. One would think I would know better. Iโ€™ll fix the flag soon.
    Sorry yโ€™all, I meant no offense, wasnโ€™t paying attention.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Krick Felix
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi yโ€™all..this is my Krick Felix. I built her about 2 years ago. This was my first scale or scale-like boat build. Sheโ€™s powered by a long can Speed 400 type motor, has a Hobbyking Quicrun 1060 for an ESC, Frysky rx and tx. Has RAM nav lights, those are switched on and off with an old Zagi esc. I usually run a 6 cell nimh pack, but the esc will handle both nimh and li-po, so I sometimes run her with a 3800 mah lipo, which gives impressive run time. I donโ€™t take her out much as I would like to, but hopefully sheโ€™ll see more water this year.
    The second voyage of the Krick "Felix"
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Neptun maiden
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks everybody for the kind words, I do appreciate it!๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ RO-Marin Neptun
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Christmas present last year, built over a couple of months of weeknights and days off. Iโ€™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 sheโ€™s done, ready to play.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Neptun maiden
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
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    Just built Krick RO-Marin Neptun. First tug Iโ€™ve built, she came out okay, I think. 6volt system, MFA 2.5 geared motor, Graupner SXM switch controlling the lights, older Pixie brushed esc controlling water monitor pump. Old Futaba MC210 for motor esc, Frysky QX7 radio. This video was shot at Towne Lake, McKinney Texas. She well on her maiden, needs about 2-4 ounces ballast in the stern though.
    Maiden voyage of the RO-Marin Neptun tug
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