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    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ“ McHale's Navy: PT-73
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Re The Mutiny on the Bounty box art: Some of this film was made at Catalina Island, in a place called Fisherman's Harbor, or Fish Harbor as we called it when I worked at the island. In the seventies, you could still see the remnants of the ribs of the Bounty from where she rested on the edge of the cove.. It was part of the lore of the Isthmus, Western end of the island. The Isthmus is also where Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood used to spend weekends until she mysteriously drowned one night! John Davidson used to anchor his yacht, Principia, far out from shore. I used to captain/drive the Salad Bowl for one summer and he was very paranoid about my seamanship and small boat handling skills, but I left nary a mark, I got his 2 bits, and his garbage and he was a happy movie star, stogie clamped in his teeth! The island is famous for it's Hollywood links for sure!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Perkasa SM Harris small Percedent model
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Such a cutie! ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Sterling Lumba-Lumba
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, jumpugly, I wanted to take a good snap of the state of the art of my CTLL. I will post more things now that you are building one. I am sure yours will turn out better than mine, and I am chuffed at how it came out, considering all things. I still am looking forward to running the measured mile, but I have all the internals set up, huge motors, nice batteries, it's all pretty skookum thanks to some help I got here on the site on batteries. Good luck, I look forward to seeing how she builds! I think it's such a beautiful model! One of the most interesting I have ever seen.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sterling Lumba-Lumba
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks good so far! I built mine last year, I will post some better pics...how are you powering yours? I put waaaaay yonder too much muscle in the engine room! I still haven't run her in the pond yet, I will post a video, though. Have fun and take lots of pictures!

    ๐Ÿ“ Caltex Lumba near finished video!
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here she is, I still have to do the little things, but the railings are done and a lot of the details are filling in.



    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35' Chris Craft Cruiser.... 1/10 scale
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a GEM!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ The Caltex Lumba makes progress
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi everyone, I hope you all have a great holiday season!๐Ÿ‘
    I have done some detail work on the Lumba, still have a few things to polish and add, still haven't figured out what to do to put in the windows properly on the sides. I need a 3D printed bezel to make the line perfect...I want this as perfect as I can make it. If anyone knows someone who could print them for me, I would appreciate any ideas you folks might have.
    I removed the lead-acid 12 volt battery and am using two 7.4 volt NiMH now, it is so amazing. The boat is balanced now and I can move it pick it up without throwing out my back again. This boat is going to fly, I will be very careful with it, as it is overpowered. You can tell she is much happier boat now, not ponderous and plowing like she did with the lead acid.
    I will be posting images of her on the pond as soon as possible, side windows or not. I guess a router might do it for me on the windows, hmmmm...but I am looking for perfect edges. It is very important๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„
    Peace everyone, thanks for your time!


    ๐Ÿ“ Dual independent speed control set up
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Big Rich is an amazing resource, give him a call...he is MACK Products, and all his stuff is skookum!

    bigrichmodels@optonline.net

    ๐Ÿ“ Source for 3/32 reed accent strips
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everyone! I hope good things are in store for you all, a new boat, a new love, something grand.
    I have a question:
    Does anyone have a source for very thin, 3/32 or thereabouts strips which in the Sterling CTLL kit were identified as "reed" strips, 3/32. They are perfect for edges and accents and they can take a bend without being steamed. If anyone knows a place that has this type of material I would really appreciate any info you can provide.
    Thanks!๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Mtronics Viper Marine 20 esc for brushed motors
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Love your WatchCat!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Battery Placement
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As per advice, I am trying this configuration first as it seems to have the best return from roll. I removed a lot of the material from the keel in a section, taking one rib out with it to get the battery CG as low as I could. I am happy wioth the result so far. I will make changes as needed.



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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    WOW! OMG that is a stunner. What a friend you have!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Speedy Lumba!
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow! That is so awesome, I appreciate all the items in your comment. I notice she has a tendency to roll, and her cute tumblehome does not help, so I am going to be trimming her out by keeping things as low as possible. I put the motors midships as far forward as I could and almost on the hull, I cut through 3 or 4 ribs. I didn't get the low angle I was looking for, but f there are any ride problems I will move things. I am working on the details trying to get the curves in the cabin, the rain channel that curves down. I want it to be so perfect, I am getting lost in every detail, but damn it's a blast. Once all the hard work is done, I don't feel the pressure of do-or-die things like the planking, I approach it with caution!

    ๐Ÿ“ Mtronics Viper Marine 20 esc for brushed motors
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Have you tried the guys at Harbor Models In So Cal? They ship everywhere and are awesome!


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    ๐Ÿ“ Lock Nuts on Props
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I thought so! It always pays to check.
    Thanks.

    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba's Hull Finish
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lock Nuts on Props
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a question that I could use some advise on. If I use lock nuts on props, do I need to also use Locktite? The screws are part of a rather high powered system with 800 motors driving 1.5 inch props with dogs.
    Thanks!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: New Boat
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice work!

    ๐Ÿ“ Speedy Lumba!
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I decided to over power her since she has so much displacement and rides so high she can really carry some cargo. Two 800 motors and nice props give her the speed I was looking for, and if I want to re-motor her, that is no problem. She rides perfectly draft wise, so I am chuffed with the sheer power I have in my hands, almost too much to even hold back. I am interested in how she will ride under power in the lake. I may have to trim a bit but I think it's a very positive development.


    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba pilothouse
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba stuff
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Some shiny Lumba video
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ More Lumba pics!
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ More Lumba pics!
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The motors are in, she is getting there!

    ๐Ÿ“ A few shots of Lumba getting her motive power
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here's a couple of short video that hide a lot of issues ^8-)



    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the advice, I will get some asat, as Ricky from Trailer Park Boys used to say.
    Your Chris in your thumbnail is great. I want to build one, and I am also always trying to find a good sized model of a 1970's Hatteras or a Chris Craft Constellation. I have never seen a good model or hull for a 1970's on Chris Craft. They are so awesome, the big ones from the seventies! They filled a slip, there was no space left. Big serious boats. Your model is superb, I want a big Chris like yours!

    ๐Ÿ“ New Caltex Lumba Lumba Blog
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ New Blog for the Lumba!!
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am over here, and I don't want you to miss the Lumba, she just got paint, and I hope you will follow the blog, not sure how this works, I am not good at tech! Peace!


    ere's the results of the second application of Total Boat resin or the well sanded first layer.
    I tried Bondo, which helped with leveling and was easy to sand. I am always looking for something sand-able.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here's the results of the second application of Total Boat resin or the well sanded first layer.
    I tried Bondo, which helped with leveling and was easy to sand. I am always looking for something sand-able. This hull being aluminium has a certain look to it, lots of fairing edges that are cool but very hard to model, they tend to disappear under the layers of paint and glass. I have moved ahead on the hull paint, and I am really chuffed at how great it looks. I really had no hopes here, and I thought the edges on the reed strake strips, being hard to sand smoothly, would create these little gaps or canyons which were hard to level out without damaging the actual reed strip. So I know now to put the strakes on AFTER I glass the hull; Then you can control how they blend much easier. It's still cool, and mainly the panels on the sides are pretty damn straight! I really sanded her with every diminishing grit I could find. I will put a red pinstripe on the main rub rail and go with the stock look I got almost out of luck.

    ๐Ÿ“ The Sterling Caltex Lumba Lumba
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi! I am going to post a lot more of the Lumba soon, I have been making what for me are positive strides. I love that hull, and I just finished glassing it up and doing a lot of leveling.



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