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    Monterey
    Here is my Monterey built about 1/2 scale from the plans which were downloaded from www.aerofred.com. Construction of the keel and hull ribs is 1/16" basswood. The sides and deck are planked with 1/32" thick strips of basswood running horizontally along the hull. The superstructure is pretty much balsa. Before painting, the hull gaps between the planking was filled with automotive spot putty, and sanded smooth. Like my Beaver Tugboat, the model felt lightweight when finished, so I added plaster of paris to the inside of the hull for additional weight.
    Marinecraft Kestral
    Marinecraft Kestral #1 (Red Cabin) I built this for my first Grandson several years ago. Kestral #2 (Blue Cabin) was build during the Covid 19 lockdown for my second Grandson. Construction is of Balsa mainly 1/6" and some 1/8" for the internal structure. The sides and bottom are 1/32". Currently, both models are brushed motors, but due to heat and motor life, I plan to change them both to brushless soon.
    EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    This was my first build venturing into the RC Boat realm. Plans were downloaded from the KK EezeBilt website. Construction is of 1/8" Balsa throughout. To waterproof the hull, I sprayed it with automotive undercoating on the outside, then painted with a latex paint. The model seemed to be very lightweight, and with the flat bottom didn't draft very low in the water. I added about 1-1/2 to 2 lbs of plaster of paris to the main hold giving it added weight. I need to shoot a new video of it in the water.
    Recent Posts
    πŸ’¬ Re: Scullduggery
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great looking boat and figures.
    One of these days, I might try to do something like thisπŸ˜‰
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    πŸ’¬ Re: EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks,
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Monterey
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes,
    I probably need to post a picture of the insides.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Monterey
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes,

    All of my boats have a homemade prop.
    Again, I think I got the plan from the Marinecraft website.

    I made a jig out of a US Quarter. Drilled a #4 clearance hole in the middle to put a 4-40 screw through. I can then roughly cut a piece of brass to the circumference with a hole in the middle, and clamp it with a screw and nut with the "quarter" jig to make the fine cut and file around to get the circle. The lobes are cut in at 120 degree intervals, which also are marked on the quarter jig, then bent and rounded to shape. I also solder a brass washer to give it strength on the prop shaft.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks,

    Yes, I wish I had found this site sooner. I found the KKEezeBilt site back in 2012, and have gone back to it and the Marinecraft site many times. I enjoyed reading about his childhood adventures at the school pond.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Monterey
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks,
    This was a fun build, however being on the small side, my planking was probably too thick, or should have been out of balsa.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Marinecraft Kestral
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Well these are Grandpas' boats😁. My oldest Grandson is just at the age where he can operate the transmitter. I charge the batteries, connect and put in the water, he only does the fun part.🚀 My younger Grandson is only able to watch along with Mom and Grandma. πŸ˜‰

    Let me add that I don't use excessive current when charging them, and stay with the charger at all times.
    While these batteries have had some "accidents" I feel that if constructed correctly and handled in a responsible manner, it is safe to use by responsible people. I carry one in my pocket all day long via my cell phone.😊

    You also mentioned the motor mount. These are home-brew aluminium cut sheet based on a plan I believe I got from the Marine Craft website? I do plan to install brushless motors in these two boats, will probably have to modify or remake the mounts. Although looking at my picture, it is from a previous installation of a smaller DC motor which was wedged in with balsa wood. Newer motors had much more torque, so I had to physically mount in the motor mount.

    I will do a build blog when I change out to the brushless motors.
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    πŸ“ Monterey
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Here is my Monterey built about 1/2 scale from the plans which were downloaded from www.aerofred.com.

    Construction of the keel and hull ribs is 1/16" basswood. The sides and deck are planked with 1/32" thick strips of basswood running horizontally along the hull. The superstructure is pretty much balsa.

    Before painting, the hull gaps between the planking was filled with automotive spot putty, and sanded smooth.

    Like my Beaver Tugboat, the model felt lightweight when finished, so I added plaster of paris to the inside of the hull for additional weight.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Looks good.πŸ‘
    Ill remember this angled technique on my next planking build.
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    πŸ“ Marinecraft Kestral
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Marinecraft Kestral #1 (Red Cabin) I built this for my first Grandson several years ago.
    Kestral #2 (Blue Cabin) was build during the Covid 19 lockdown for my second Grandson.

    Construction is of Balsa mainly 1/6" and some 1/8" for the internal structure. The sides and bottom are 1/32".

    Currently, both models are brushed motors, but due to heat and motor life, I plan to change them both to brushless soon.
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    πŸ“ EezeBilt Beaver Tug 50+ Challenge
    2 months ago by cjanik001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    This was my first build venturing into the RC Boat realm.
    Plans were downloaded from the KK EezeBilt website.

    Construction is of 1/8" Balsa throughout.

    To waterproof the hull, I sprayed it with automotive undercoating on the outside, then painted with a latex paint.

    The model seemed to be very lightweight, and with the flat bottom didn't draft very low in the water. I added about 1-1/2 to 2 lbs of plaster of paris to the main hold giving it added weight.

    I need to shoot a new video of it in the water.
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