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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 power๐Ÿ˜ Light bar is from amazon, other places sell it too. Added 10th scale diamond plate decking on fire deck. Sheโ€™s named โ€œChief Jenkinsโ€ 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. Havenโ€™t weighed her yet but Iโ€™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 Iโ€™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 Iโ€™ve built, the ones before weโ€™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. 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“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    To be honest I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve heard the term lollipop since I was a kid, and Iโ€™m 60. I think, in this part of the country at least, it went out of favor.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    When Grace was very young she would get a sucker (lollipop)at the pediatricians office. She usually conned her out of more than one๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Last couple of outings North Texas Shipwrights
    3 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    A vid of a few of us out at Towne Lake and Josey Ranch
    Last few outings North Texas Shipwrights
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sailing at last
    3 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Looks really good on the water!! Nice job!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructure assembled, first prime and โ€œbondoโ€
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Got the bulk of the superstructure built, the upper bridge windows took some serious finagling, but I got it handled. Once the superstructure was built, I gave it a coat of EZEDope, once that was sanded I primer Ed it. The primer, among other things, brings out any flaws in my work, so I can sand, fill, or fix to get a decent finish. One the primer was dry I used Mr Hobby MrWhiteputty to fill any blemishes. I will sand this down and apply another coat of primer later. Iโ€™m about to start building the details, lockers, anchor winch, etc. Iโ€™ll probably clean my bench before I get too involved so I can have less clutter and hopefully do a good job on the remainder.
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    ๐Ÿ“ First sail for a while.
    4 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Looks good in the water Nerys!!! Glad you got out!๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    5 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Well, that night was fine, I felt a little tired and a little feverish for an hour or two late Saturday evening, today was fine. No webbed toes yet either!!๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    8 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine just 10 minutes ago. Weโ€™ll see how I feel in the a.m
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint, stupid rub strip and start on Superstructure
    10 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Thank you Rick!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Heellllp!!!
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    He may not be overpowering it (yet), but the darn thing is a bonafide antique, and until yesterday the only powerboat he owns...I traded my Acapulco to him. I need the room, he needs another boat so we can do a refit on Miss Kitty. I suspect that we might be seeing the upper end of what the โ€˜Pulco can handle pretty soon.๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ LST 368
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Nerys, Iโ€™m so glad to hear of your trip, and the kind way you were treated at the Centaur. It looks like you and Alice had a good time. Like others here have posted, it makes my day to hear you had a great day.
    Keep at it maโ€™am, you have a lot of people pulling for you.๐Ÿ˜€
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint, stupid rub strip and start on Superstructure
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Itโ€™s been a bit since I posted. I wanted to get the hull painted before I posted again, but I ran out of paint. I finally got most of the paint work on the hull done, I still have a little touch up to do. I then decided to add the rubber rub rail. This is a c sectioned rubber channel that is glued to the hull/deck flange and goes completely around the circumference of the boat from stem to stern. Iโ€™ve noticed a lot of Grimmershorn pics and vids showing a bow, and sometimes a stern fender, although thereโ€™s not one in the kit. Thereโ€™s a good reason for that..the channel tends to bunch up at the bow and stern. The instructions state using a heat gun to get it to shrink up a bit, but I tried that and thought I was gonna melt the bulwarks or bubble the paint first, so I resorted to cutting notches to make it fit better. It looks okay, but I can still clean it up a bit. I also had a bit more gap at one section between the rubbing strip and the hull. What I did was to use some RC56 canopy glue. This is an aliphatic resin that dries clear and waterproof. I made a bead between the strip and hull topside. Once it dries youโ€™ll never notice it. I then started building the cabin, which is going along smoothly so far.
    Anyway, thatโ€™s it for now, I hope to have more done this week and weekend.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Heellllp!!!
    25 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚!
    My google has a pull start!!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Heellllp!!!
    25 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    You guys are good๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Now, if we decide to get a couple of hulls we might have to find an โ€œexporterโ€ ๐Ÿ˜

    Thanks yโ€™all!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Heellllp!!!
    25 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. My buddy, JP, has an old Graupner Kitty II that I got in a trade, fixed up then traded it to him, and he then added brushless power and has ran the fire out of it for 2 years straight. Anyway, about a year or so ago I found a link to a gentleman in Germany who was making new Kitty hulls from abs. I have lost the link. If anybody out there knows of this persons business, or if heโ€™s even still making hulls, please holler at me. Iโ€™ve googled the #@!! out of every permutation of โ€œKitty IIโ€, and no luck.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bit more done
    27 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I spent this week trimming the hull/deck flange, started with a Dremel then finished with 80 grit sandpaper. This will be covered by a large rubber rubbing strip so it doesnโ€™t have to look perfect, but it was too wide hence the trim. I also trimmed and glued the bulwarks in place, and gave the deck and interior bulwarks a quick first coat of paint, plus filled and sanded the keel.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Kits in your locker
    27 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    I hav collected a few kits over the years. A lot of kits I acquired thru trading, bought a couple off RCgroups and eBay. Hereโ€™s the list:
    One used started Deans Marine Wacht Am Rhein
    One used started Robbe Antje
    NIB Midwest Jim Wilder tug
    NIB Midwest Lobster Boat, not the RC version but many have been converted
    NIB MRP Hydro Sport
    NIB Robbe Mowe
    Mostly NIB first gen Graupner Pollux
    NIB Billings Banckert with ABS hull
    NIB Graupner Racing Micro Magic, German kit
    A partially built Dumas Little Shelly Foss
    Dare Designs Miss Stephanie
    Thereโ€™s a few other boats that are going to be restorations, or trade fodder. I also have a NIB Billings Samson II that will be traded off tomorrow for a Paula IV.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krick Grimmershorn
    30 days ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi JB...I was going to use that cluster for for the gear drive but Iโ€™m having a hard time finding pinion gears in that coarse of a pitch๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Actually, thatโ€™s the cluster gear from the Studebakers original 3 speed/OD transmission. Itโ€™s #1 of 2 that got mangled in an about 8 years, thatโ€™s why the Stude has a 200R4 automatic overdrive trans now. It makes a great weight for laminating parts!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krick Grimmershorn
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Thanks Martin!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krick Grimmershorn
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Rick, not sure about displacement, but Iโ€™m sure sheโ€™ll weigh in at well over 10 pounds, maybe 15 or more. Sheโ€™s 40 inches long. I picked this boat as I like her lines, and sheโ€™s big enough to add functions and still have plenty of room in the hull, plus sheโ€™ll still fit in the back of my Abarth.๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Krick Grimmershorn
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I thought it about time that I started on my 60th birthday present, a Krick Grimmershorn. This will be the largest boat, both in size and displacement Iโ€™ve built to date. I plan to add a MrRcSound sound board, lights, and radar...maybe another function too.
    I started on her last week, so far I have the keel, stuffing box and rudder made up. The keel is built up from several pieces of ply, and it sandwiches the stuffing tube. I had to trim it and almost took too much off, but in the end it came out okay, although I had a gap on either side of the tube. I filled that with epoxy and balsa. The rudder is also made up of a ply sandwich then carved and sanded to shape.
    Iโ€™m using an old 3.8 to 1 planetary gearbox for the drive. I should be okay for power, and itโ€™s a real smooth box, very quiet. I tacked the motor mount in and then adjusted the alignment using a 4mm Iโ€™d brass tube. I added braces to the mount, and built a little seat for the motor to support weight being that the motor mount is ply. The seat just contacts the bottom of the motor. I then installed the radio plate and assembled and epoxied the deck in place. Thatโ€™s where Iโ€™m at now, hopefully Iโ€™ll have the bulwarks installed, and everything from the bulwarks down sanded smoothed and painted by this weekend.
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    ๐Ÿ“ LST 368
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi Nerys, Iโ€™m so glad youโ€™re still working on your LST, sorry to hear of health issues still, I hope it gets better for you. I was wondering if you could find a some sort of folding desk that would raise and lower, you wouldnโ€™t have to get up, you could just lower the table boat and all. Anyway, Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re still at it, and I truly hope you feel better.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Thanks Fleet!! Thatโ€™ll work great on the IPad ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Thank you!! The Model Mayhem site gives me a good start, looks like all Iโ€™ll need in fact. Hereโ€™s hoping I donโ€™t release the โ€œmagic smokeโ€๐Ÿคฃ. Seriously, youโ€™ve been a great help. Thanks!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. I have a Robbe diesel sound card that I received in a trade, sadly, I have no instructions. Can anybody post/direct me to a set? I would greatly appreciate it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hello Nerys. Be advised that the Signal Intelligence branch of the Texas Navy intercepted some encrypted communications from the Oklahoma Rabbit Reserve, some snippets taken seem to suggest that they have some folks who are sympathetic to their cause abroad. You might keep an eye on that one nurse, make sure she doesnโ€™t have an over attachment to carrots.
    Seriously, Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re ok. I wouldnโ€™t be happy either, and Iโ€™m pretty sure they would hear me growling down the street!!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ PS Waverley News
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Sheโ€™s a purty gal!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Idiot of the Month
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Doug, my buddy did something similar. This was about 1986, my buddy Bill had a Gentle Lady 2 meter with an OS10, landing gear and 3 channels. One day he fired her up and launched without turning on the rx. She had a 4 ounce tank iirc, the chase team came back much later after losing sight of her about 25 miles out. She was high, circling and headed for somewhere between Oklahoma and Paris Texas๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ“ Idiot of the Month
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Okay yโ€™all, long story. I used to fly RC combat, got pretty decent at it, we originally started flying 12th scale fighters and dive bombers made up of blue foam, glasses wings, and stock .15 to .25 engines. My favorite was the SBD Dauntless. Being a dive bomber it had a lot of wing area and perfect moments and turned on a dime. I flew it mostly for fun, but she had her share of combat and had been โ€œremittedโ€ and rebuilt several times. I was putting the radio back well past midnight one night..I forgot to reinstall the snap keeper on the elevator pushrod. I discovered my error the next day at the top of a loop, as I had no elevator control..all I could do is throttle back, and salute (literally) as she came straight down in a 90 degree dive. My buddy pulled up and saw the whole thing. Yep, we all join that club at some time or another. Just donโ€™t ask how I wrecked my 55 Chevy in front of our house when I was 17...๐Ÿ˜ณ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: One more thing
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Commander)
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    Hi Jonathan. Just reread your post about rudder area and possibly changing to twin rudders, I think your on to something. When I used to fly rc, I noticed that a plane with a larger rudder with less throw would turn tight with less drama than a plane with a small rudder at larger throws. I was thinking along the same lines as you..but one question. Should the rudder be deeper or wider?
    Cash
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