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    Ahoy friends! I found this pristine Sterling kit from Old Model Kits, and since it's a boat I have wanted to build since I was a lad, I knew I needed to get my grubby little hands on it! It is a thing of beauty, everything is still in bags, undisturbed since 1980 or thereabouts.
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    This is my first boat in a few years, It's based on a hull by Chuck Steffen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mtronics Viper Marine 20 esc for brushed motors
    3 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Love your WatchCat!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery Placement
    3 days ago by 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.

    https://youtu.be/Htd-ngI9M78
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland
    3 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    WOW! OMG that is a stunner. What a friend you have!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Speedy Lumba!
    4 days ago by 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!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mtronics Viper Marine 20 esc for brushed motors
    4 days ago by 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!
    https://www.harbormodels.com/
    https://www.harbormodels.com/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lock Nuts on Props
    4 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I thought so! It always pays to check.
    Thanks.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba's Hull Finish
    4 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://youtu.be/hWe9tLs15iU
    I am scared to put anymore complete coats of paint on her. I still have a lot of little dings and hollows but they will be filled by themselves.
    I will leave the hull like this for the 1.0 Version. I can make some changes in a refinish in the future, removing all the guard rails and trim on the hull and doing it more straight and cutting in the windows. I like the results, and I will use a second rush of inspiration in the future for a better result regarding the ugly parts where the hull meets the rails.
    All in all, I am happy to have it looking pretty good at 5 feet!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lock Nuts on Props
    4 days ago by 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!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: New Boat
    4 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice work!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Speedy Lumba!
    5 days ago by 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.
    https://youtu.be/W8IIXV_mW0g

    https://youtu.be/pDQMzDlhNBw
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba pilothouse
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://youtu.be/1zwBkFVSQHo
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba stuff
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://youtu.be/_71RelkNv-A
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    ๐Ÿ“ Some shiny Lumba video
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://youtu.be/DJIepcTceqk
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    ๐Ÿ“ More Lumba pics!
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The motors are in, she is getting there!
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    ๐Ÿ“ A few shots of Lumba getting her motive power
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here's a couple of short video that hide a lot of issues ^8-)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIIF2lwwU8o


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJIepcTceqk
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    14 days ago by 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!
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    ๐Ÿ“ New Caltex Lumba Lumba Blog
    14 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://model-boats.com/blogs/111200
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    ๐Ÿ“ New Blog for the Lumba!!
    14 days ago by 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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ The Sterling Caltex Lumba Lumba
    18 days ago by 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Hello from overheated California!!
    18 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    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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    ๐Ÿ“ Caletex Lumba Lumba
    21 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It's the old Sterling kit, light as a feather, sans plywood, but now that I have the hull glassed and looking great, I can say it was not too hard.
    )EDITOR)
    This is a colossal lie, one of the biggest ever told...let's face it, is was more sanding than anyone can imagine. This is the first kit he's built since 1975. So I can tell he is learning, sometimes he just turns to this AMAZING website, picks up some gigantic tip that he will use now, or on the next build, a Shelly Foss, it will go together that much quicker and smoother.
    This hobby is truly too much fun!
    }}END OF EDITOR'S FUTURESPLAINING}}}

    I have inside knowledge.
    This is her story, at least the parts that make me look good.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling Lumba is looking better!
    25 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the motor advice! I appreciate it!๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling Lumba is looking better!
    25 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The windows are my greatest fear, I have seen them done well and not so well. I am going to ease into it, making it first gen solid with the windows as black blanks. I know, I know, it's cheating, but soon I will cut it. I think it will make for easier pumpkin-carving after it is glassed up. I spent hours getting it straight, and slicing into it is not going to be un-stressful! I appreciate the encouragement.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sterling Lumba is looking better!
    29 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here's a few pics of the Lumba. It is ready for fiberglass and the superstructure is here just test fit. I need suggestions on how to power it; I want it to move scale, about 20 knots and it is going to be twin screw. I have a pair of 800 motors that are great but might be too much, even though I would rather this be over-powered than under. She has very cool lines, like an airplane. Lots of curves and twists all over her. She's a big girl, ready to carry quite a few angry oil rig employees on a dark and stormy night.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Status of converted tug Judy B ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿคž
    1 month ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    There's a really great shop in Glendale, I think, called Harbor Models...they have a great website and they are the kind of shop I want to back up a semi tractor trailer up to and buy everything!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Details on the Judy B
    1 month ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everyone, I hope things are absolutely great in your neck of the woods...A great tug like this one being constructed in the local Toluca Lake shipyards, needs a good radar. I have gone with the @indows 95 look. I am also fully committed to adding some wooden IKEA sliding doors, they will be well-balanced, with a "fingertip touch" when I am through. I am following through with similar swung doors on the captain's cabin.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billing boats Witte Zee
    1 month ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You are NOT an addict! I am in the same boat you are. Chronic pain is freighted with labels, and the doctors make you feel like a bad person when all you want to do is make life livable. I think the doctors who have no compassion are fixated on making sure people suffer in life, that since they themselves suffer, those who are in pain must learn t live with it like everybody else. It is the most difficult things to do, to get across to the medical community you are in pain. They are now cowardly for the most part, afraid to prescribe. You can use an assault rifle and murder people and become a media star, but if you take the responsibility to medicate yourself you are a criminal int his world. This is a shame, a crime., I hope things get better, my friend. Please hang in there, don't give up!
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    1 month ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great work! What a stunner!
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