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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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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
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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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    Y’all have any other place to run? Maybe a public park?
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    πŸ“ Robbe/Krick Paula IV
    4 days 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
    5 days 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.
    11 days 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)
    12 days 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
    17 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Check Ebay, they had a presence there.
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    πŸ“ Sound Modules
    18 days 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
    18 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    πŸ“ Sound Modules
    18 days 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
    26 days 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
    26 days 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
    26 days 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
    1 month 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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    1 month 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
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    πŸ“ Some details and paint
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi y’all. Got the first few coats of paint on the superstructure this weekend, finished painting the anchor winch and built up the skylight/liferaft and life saver support. The sides of the support are supposed to be built up from 2 sides of 2 diecut 1.5 ply apiece, but I didn’t like the way they fit, so I made up the sides from 2mm plastic. Everything else is to plan. I also built up the funnel, but I changed it up a bit. First thing is that is a part of the funnel that is elongated, the radar mounts to that. I’m building up a working radar, and the scale position won’t allow enough room to swing the radar. So, the radar will be mounted in the upper cabin roof, and the shelf eliminated. Now, I know it’s not totally scale, but the kit represents the boat as she was built in β€˜57, and who knows what refits took place over a couple of decades? That rationalizes it enough for me. The second change is that the funnel is supposed to be made up of about 15 or so 3 mm light ply sections, you then rough sand it into shape and work it from there. I made mine up out of balsa and sheathed it in very thin plasticard. Came out pretty good, but I still need to clean up the top where the mast step and exhaust are at in the top. I also resprayed the deck with one final coat of gray. The pics show the anchor winch and liferaft station installed, but they’re not glued down yet. I still have some touching up to do to the superstructure and probably one more coat of paint, then it’s time for rails, windows mast and lights.
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    πŸ“ Bits and pieces, and what the h*** is that??!!??!
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi y’all. Nothing really interesting, just a few details. The Grimmershorn is equipped with an anchor winch forward. Now, except for the dingy, life raft canister and a couple of other parts all the detail parts are built up from ply, pine and balsa. I had a Graupner anchor winch kit in my stock that I got in a trade, so I used that, except I substituted the kits metal chain pulleys for the plastic ones in the Graupner unit. It’s looks a bit different, but the size is right, or at least close, and I like the look of it. I have the dingy built up and primered, the aft lockers are built up and the doors sanded and primered. The lockers had me scratching my head, as the aft walls had an angle cut into them that took me some time to figure out, finally I realized that wa to compensate for the aft cabin curvature, you just have to finish sanding to mate up with the bow of the cabin. Didn’t say a thing about that in the instructions...πŸ€”
    Anyway, it’s coming along. There’s a few things that have slowed me down, and I’ve noticed that the laser cut sheets are laid out differently than the identification pics on the plans, I think the kit was updated but the plans weren’t. This boat is making me think!! Ow!πŸ˜‚
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Small Rowing Boat
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Nice job she’s coming along. Really want to see this one in the water.
    Cash
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull Continued ( skinning up )
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Martin, you are doing a grand job on this kit, you have a good eye. And kudos for building a maintenance hatch, that’s a smart move. Keep up the good work!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Calling this one Finished
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    I can only hope that when I start on her, mine looks half as good as yours. Well done!!
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    To be honest I don’t think I’ve heard the term lollipop since I was a kid, and I’m 60. I think, in this part of the country at least, it went out of favor.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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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 one🀣
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    πŸ“ Last couple of outings North Texas Shipwrights
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sailing at last
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Looks really good on the water!! Nice job!
    Cash
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    πŸ“ Superstructure assembled, first prime and β€œbondo”
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi y’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. I’m about to start building the details, lockers, anchor winch, etc. I’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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    πŸ“ First sail for a while.
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Looks good in the water Nerys!!! Glad you got out!πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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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!!🀣
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine just 10 minutes ago. We’ll see how I feel in the a.m
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Paint, stupid rub strip and start on Superstructure
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Thank you Rick!!
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    πŸ“ Heellllp!!!
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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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 β€˜Pulco can handle pretty soon.😁
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