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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 β€œChief 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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    3 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    I haven’t been here in a few weeks, so I’m not quite sure I know exactly what’s going on. However, if I’ve said anything untoward please, let me know. Sometimes I shoot my mouth off before the rangefinder is enabled.
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    18 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Nerys, that is nice. She looks to be in her element...nice jobπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ She’s done!!
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    Added a few more details after the maiden. I have a bad habit of not finishing up a boat after it’s maiden, but since I didn’t use the Paulas boom and winch I decided she needs a launch on deck for divers and salvage, plus some odds and ends.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: North Texas Shipwrights Aug 15
    29 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi Nerys!! How you doing? The schooner is a customized Robbe β€œAtlantis”. The owner, Stephen, mad a few mods to make it look more realistic. The other large sailing craft is a racing boat in the Canterbury J class, the two smaller sloops are Micro Magics. Our little club is starting to grow a bitπŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ North Texas Shipwrights Aug 15
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    A few of us at Towne Lake MckinneyπŸ˜€
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    πŸ’¬ Re: A little more paint
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Thanks!!! The rabbits won’t come anywhere this boat!!🀣
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    πŸ“ More in depth sound video
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    I did a second video detailing the MR RCsounds module install and function.

    https://youtu.be/y23EllUtR4s
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    πŸ“ Paula IV quick function check
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Here’s an off the cuff video of the Paula. I’ll do a better, more in depth one when she’s finished and buttoned up.....y’all might want to turn the volume down though🀣

    https://youtu.be/dNZYBHmRFVA
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    πŸ“ Has anyone built?
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Here’s the video I took late 2019. The Bruma run starts about halfway thru the video.

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    πŸ“ Has anyone built?
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Might be right Nerys. Under power she’s leisurely at best, almost as if it’s an auxiliary motor. Granted, I’ve only seen her in the water one time, and it might be that Larry was taking it easy as she’s quite an old build...but she would look interesting under sai, that’s for sure.
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    πŸ“ Has anyone built?
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Found a pic, it’s from about a year and a half ago
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    πŸ“ Has anyone built?
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    My buddy Larry has one of these, I think it’s a β€œBruma” by Mantua. The father of a local hobby shop owner built one years ago, and it was on display behind the counter. When the shop started to close, the Bruma was put up for sale and Larry bought her, at least that’s the story I remember. I have pics of her somewhere on this iPad, I’ll try to find them and post a few.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: A little more paint
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Thanks Ed. Trust me, it’s not my best paint job, but it’s good driver quality.🀣 I’ll take it though. I struggle more with paint than anything else.
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    πŸ“ A little more paint
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    I was able to get a bit done this week in regards to paint. I’m using a combo of Tamiya sprays and some of my β€œvintage” Krylon Fusion paint. The blue is the Fusion, and that can of paint is probably 6 or 7 years old. I truly wish Krylon had left this paint formula alone, and hadn’t β€œupdated” it, as it’s the easiest to use rattle can paint I’ve come across. Their new formula isn’t bad, but more prone to run and doesn’t dry as quickly. Anyhow, it’s on to touchup, details and electronics next.
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    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Huzzah!! Hot dog!! Yeehah!
    I’m glad for y’all, stoked that the powers that be are helping you out.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Y’all have any other place to run? Maybe a public park?
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    πŸ“ Robbe/Krick Paula IV
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi y’all. If you remember I built a Robbe Paula III from an original Robbe kit last year as my β€œfurlough” project. I ran it one time, was quite happy with the way she looked and handled. Then, as luck would have it my buddy Larry came over with an armload of kits and accessories and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Anyway, my buddy Fred had an unbuilt Paula IV in his stash, so I traded him my Billings Samson II for the Paula, some older brushed motors and a set of plans for a β€œkneeler” hydro. I was having issues with the windows in my Grimmershorn, so I put her aside to finish later and started on the Paula.
    Now, the new Paula is a Krick/Robbe kit. There are several changes to the kit. Firstly the crane, if used and winch are setup different than the system in the Paula III, which I incorporated into my III with some success. The cabin of the IV is built up of machine cut plastic sheet, the windows are precut and framed. The original Paula used a tinted molded upper and lower cabin, the upper was then masked with the included masking and painted, leaving the windows clear once unmasked. The accessories and fittings are of good quality, but maybe just a little off compared to the original Robbe parts. Don’t think the hull is plura, standard, ( but well made and molded) abs.
    I decided early on that I was NOT fitting the crane, nor would I use the standard 600 brushed motor. Instead, I opted for a 1700 kv brushless outrunner. I am adding lights, a working radar and another surprise that I will discuss later. I did the radar same as I did my first Paula, using a continuous rotation servo in an enlarged radar housing. This works a treat!!
    It’s a fairly simple boat, I basically did the shaft, rudder and motor mount work in the hull, added the deck then started on the cabin. I’m doing paint now, once that’s complete it’s on to details and electronics.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi Marky!! Glad you’re doing better. Keep up the fight sir.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Mast.
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Looks good Martin! I like plastic myself, but I do plan on doing a planked hull one day. However, for fragile parts that you know your just going to break fiddling with the boat, plastics a good choice for strength and ease of repair. I also like fiberglass and cf tube.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Superstructure (continued)
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Glad you’re hanging in there Martin. New projects coming along nicely too!!
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    πŸ“ Sound Modules
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Check Ebay, they had a presence there.
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    πŸ“ Sound Modules
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    She ran it one time, then it sat up for a while…then the boat β€œdonated” her motor and esc to other projects. However, the more I look at the video, the more I think I need to reinstate her to active duty. I was never happy with the paint, I recoated the blue outside the recoating window and it cracked. I’m real tempted to see if I can take the upper deck completely off and do my own deck and superstructure, make her look more the part.
    Damn, I have too many projects!!🀣🀣🀣
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    πŸ“ Sound Modules
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    https://youtu.be/vyNHwaicKdE
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    πŸ“ Sound Modules
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    A few years ago I bought a siren/light bar combo for an IMEX Taurus that I converted to a police boat for my daughter Grace. It worked well, the siren was pretty loud the light bar was okay. They don’t sell the combo anymore, but they still sell the siren as a stand alone unit, and a light bar that looks much better than the unit I have that’s also stand alone, and I think they both run off receiver power. The company is RCworld, they have a website and also sell on eBay.
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    πŸ“ Short Hiatus
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi y’all. Im putting the Grimmershorn aside for the time being…I’m getting in too much of a hurry with her, culminating with the windows looking like Errol did them. Seriously, they’re awful, and it’s all on me. My only recourse is to buy some 2mm t strips, make frames for the windows and glaze them with clear plastic then install…so, to save my sanity, I put her aside and am now building another Paula, as the last one ran so well I almost immediately regretted trading it. After that, it’s back to the Grimmershorn.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: First Time on the Water
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Like we say in North Texas…that’s just purty right there!!
    Nice job sir, she’s a keeper for sureπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Calling this one Finished
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    I think mine is pretty early, as the original plans were faded to the point of almost being unreadable. I ordered a new set from Deans, better plans and a bit more detail.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Some details and paint
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Thanks JB. It’s a little bigger than the one in the kit, but I think it looks the part.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Some details and paint
    3 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    I might try the rope sagging Martin. I have an extra life ring in my stock of the same size in case I mess it up. Probably use a hot soldering iron held close then push the ropes down about 2mm
    Cash
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