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    πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USCG40533 ( Able Seaman)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bills springer tug
    5 months ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    You got the hull cut out?? dont need lots of the gear to get started.The basic hull can be built,most important part is getting the shaft drilled right and straight.You could make the rudder,2"x2",get it soldered together,ive used many RC plane parts in mine also.Actually you can build the structure and leave the deck loose.Got a motor yet,go to garage sale and find an old cordless drill and pull the motor out,should have a motor with a built in fan for cooling,I used 1/2a running hardware with the dumas 1/8th dogbone set up,need a weak link in case the prop gets bound up.Mine are powered with a 5000mah 2-s lipo but a small 6v gel battery will work,ESC is of the $12 brushed motor type with a fan or without 120amp china type,dont buy an expensive one these boats are not worth it.Im pushing #1200lb pumpkins and have gone thru a couple from overheating them,LOL As for a radio,any cheap 2.4 2 channel radio will work,I say 2.4 is because you shouldnt have radio issues with it,fm stuff just seems to have problems at our pond due to the large power cable in the pond area
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bills springer tug
    5 months ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ive built several tugs over the past few years,more than happy to help you out any way I can
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    πŸ“ Robbe Dusseldorf Fireboat
    8 months ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Works just fine,Thanks
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    πŸ“ Robbe Dusseldorf Fireboat
    8 months ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the info,they didnt even mention it when I called Harbor Models,Oh by the way this is Captain
    my little tug that everyone at the pond knows,took me a week to scratch build and is now 8 yrs old ,saved a many ship from depths of the pond,LOL.I have three,Creepy and Grinch also
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Building the monitors
    8 months ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Im interested in this build,just picked one up at Harbor Models last week,should be here soon.I belong to the PMPBA Boat club here in Portland Oregon
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    πŸ“ robbe dusseldorf fire boat Wanted
    8 months ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Harbor Models still sell them but be prepared to pay top dollar,cost me $400 for the kit but found the monitor kit for $15 from a flea market
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    πŸ“ Robbe Dusseldorf Fireboat
    8 months ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    LOL,I just purchased one last week and should be here soon,will let you know if its in english or not,managed to pick up the monitor movement package for $15 at a local flew market,they had no idea what it was,LOL
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    πŸ“ PMPBA ,Portland Model Power Boat Association
    8 months ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    I will be at the McMinville swap meet with a couple boat kits and some RTR boats.Lots of building supplies and radios.Way too much to list,it will be taking place at the McMinville antique museum at the west end of town 3/14/2020 at 9am till all vendors have left.Should be lots larger than last year and again its a sold out venue from what ive been told,its a bigger place than the fairgrounds complex.Hope to see some of you there,keepem floatin
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    πŸ“ Help
    2 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for the insite,what he needs is a person close by to help out,im sorry for his injuries.I have a friend too who relies on my help now and then with things he just cant wrap himself around like electronics.I hope the best on his build and that he gets a new friend to help him out,I would but its a bit far for me to travel.This was one of my projects I had to finish

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    πŸ“ Memorial Day Float
    2 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Had a great time,there will be a few boats there today also which I wasnt aware of them doing it
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    πŸ“ Help
    2 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sounds like you need to hone your skills and be more confident that you can finish the project before jumping right in.When building high quality ships its not an instant finish it up project,my friend Bob took 5 years and he is an Expert builder.

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    πŸ“ Memorial Day Float 5/26/18
    2 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    This will be taking place in Tualatin Oregon,im expecting 30 plus ships and many other types of boats to show up.We are Honoring all who served in the military from start to today.Color guard will be present as will be a pastor from the local church.I know of people traveling from Montana,California and Seattle just to attend.Im bringing 6 boats of my own,would take more but space is limited in my truck.Bring a sail boat,anything that is rc and floats

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    πŸ“ Swap[ Meet
    3 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    3/10/18 there will be a swap meet in McMinville Oregon at the fairgrounds,there is also a club meeting the same day at the church.I have a table there and a few boat items for sale,stop by and see.I cant carry all of it so just ask what else I have

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    πŸ“ Memorial Day Float
    3 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is our annual Memorial Day Float.There will be all kinds of boats present,mostly military ships from Pt boats to 9ft Destroyers.There are people from all over the USA at this HUGE event.We have the Boy Scouts presenting the colors,Pastor,Parade of ships,events all day long.This event keeps getting bigger every year!!More details on PMPBA.Org

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    πŸ’¬ Priming the hull.
    4 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Glad your up to date with all the paints out there,some of them can really be JUNK!!!Keep going,lookin good!!!Now that Christmas is out of the way I can start cleaning this place up too get back to building.Take a look at our club web site sometime (PMPBA )we are running our boats in the Tualatin Commons,very nice pond to run them in.Happy Hollidays and enjoy your build

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    πŸ’¬ Priming the hull.
    4 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Ive used automotive primer sealer to deal with the base coat,make sure its primer sealer otherwise your going to have bubble issues.Do all your hole filling,dent filling scratch filling before applying it.Let it dry and use scotchbrite to give the paint something to grab onto,do not change the brand of paint during the paint work.Seen several paint jobs messed up by this,paint with enamel then stick with it on the whole job.You can do a base color with enamel and go back with Laquer detail work,but dont do a laquer base then do enamel trim,IT WILL BUBBLE.Painted many cars since my college days and boy does that suck when you have to sand the whole thing again.To think at over $200 a gallon you dont want mistakes!!

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    πŸ“ Monroe Model Expo
    4 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is the Biggest NW Model Show/Swap meet in this area.This is the former Puallup show that has been moved with a swap meet that is to die for.Ive been to the show many times,last year had a boat pond,some drone flying,small indoor flying,HUGE swap meet,some venders,AMA was there,indoor rc car tracks,trains of many scales,a whole weekend of fun

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    πŸ’¬ Unknown original paintwork
    4 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    You can paint laquer over enamel ,but I would suggest going back to the base wood.Use a primer sealer to seal all the other paints out then go from there.I know what your talking about,happened to me till I figured out how to deal with it.Ive even gone as far as to brush on a couple layers of 30min epoxy deluted 50% with denatured alcohol to use as a sealer then start my primers to get smooth.Do Not Paint Enamel over Laquer,the enamel takes a long time to dry which attacks the under layment of any paint/primer.This is why the bubbles form under the paint you just put on

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    πŸ’¬ this one Is hard
    4 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    Contact Bob Mueler of the PMPBA club,he is very good with warships.He built the Mighty Mo that was 9ft long that has won at many contests

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    πŸ“ PMPBA ,Portland Model Power Boat Association
    4 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    This will be taking place in Tualatin Oregon,im expecting 30 plus ships and many other types of boats to show up.We are Honoring all who served in the military from start to today.Color guard will be present as will be a pastor from the local church.I know of people traveling from Montana,California and Seattle just to attend.Im bringing 6 boats of my own,would take more but space is limited in my truck.Bring a sail boat,anything that is rc and floats
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    πŸ“ Creepy
    4 years ago by chumbucket ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is Creepy,a springer tug that is 5 yrs old now.He pushes #1200lb pumpkins for the pumpkin regatta along with saving many of the PMPBA club members boats from certain sinking or floating away.I never go to any of the club floats without him.He runs a Harbor freight 550 motor running a Target Hobby 320amp ESC,on a 5000mah 2s lipo battery.The plans can be downloaded free off the internet and takes about a week to build for the experienced builder,Great for the new boat builders to do because its an easy build tug.Simple door skins,some balsa,1/2a running gear from Dumas,1.5 brass prop,2x2 rudder from aluminum,cheap 2channel radio,ESC from Target Hobby.

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