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    πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    So far my collection resembles "The Island of Misfit Toys". I've picked up several boats that are old builds and have been neglected. I'm giving them the TLC they need, hoping to bring them back to their former glory. Once I get enough practice/ experience I intend to take on a full build.
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    Retired in 2020, I always had an interest in RC model boats and decided to get active in the hobby in retirement
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    My (not yet complete) workshop
    This is a space that my model hobby shares with real life needs. I'm building on the toolset needed for modeling, but have a long way to go. It certainly serves the purpose for now.
    47' USCG Motor Lifeboat, the newest member of my "Island of Misfit Toys"
    I was given this boat tonight at our club's annual swap meet. I don't know anything about it. Any input is appreciated.
    A floating "Pond Dock" I am building
    Because my boats are almost all varying scales, I had to pick one for the Pond Dock. I chose 1:12, because there seems to be more "accessory" items available in that scale. When finished, the platform will be 12" by 42" with 2-4"X30" docks and 1-7"X30" dock leading out from it. It will have 2" think styrofoam under it for floatation.
    Chris Craft Runabout
    I picked this up from an Estate. Abused and neglected. Dumas kit #1240. I just received my replacement parts from Dumas this week. Time to make it "Rise and Shine" again.
    My "Drydock"
    Most of my "projects" are stored here. Sort of my "Island of Misfit Toys" every one of them came into my possession needing repairs/replacement of pieces.
    Chris Craft Constellation
    This is an old build Lindberg Kit #814. It was a total basket case. I picked it up to part out, but have warmed up to the idea of seeing what I can make of it. I used my Dremel to cut out the old glue, and disassembled it in the hopes of putting it back together better than the original build. I will need to fabricate the missing roof section, and replace the missing/broken stanchions and railing.
    Coast Guard Utility Boat
    Currently a work in progress. Dumas kit #1214
    Cargo Ship
    I picked this up from the widow of an old friend of mine. It was his final project before cancer took him. It's not totally finished, but usable.
    Robbe Paula III
    This is another "old build" I picked up. It was in rough shape, I'm still working on bringing it back to better shape. Robbe kit #R1159
    Boothbay Lobster Boat
    An "old build" I picked up, that needed some TLC to be useable. Midwest kit #964
    Skiff
    Picked this up to add "scenery" to my dock. There were numerous broken/missing pieces that I recreated and repaired.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My (not yet complete) workshop
    1 day ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Zooma: Thank You! Yes, I am lucky to have this space. It is 15' X30'. Well lit, and "almost" finally organized. Two years ago I had an LP furnace installed so I can keep it at a comfortable temperature even on those nasty Minnesota winters.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My (not yet complete) workshop
    2 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nerys: Thank You! Although it's not always like this, I actually strive to keep it close to this condition. There are about 3 projects currently "in process" in these pics. The red hulled (poorly built) Lindberg "Constellation" which I have taken totally apart and am rebuilding is on one bench. There is the battery charger that I dropped on the concrete floor and broke into pieces (think Humpty Dumpty) is mostly back together. And the Proboat "USCG Motor Lifeboat" which I recently saved from a trip to the dumpster is on another bench. I've replaced some damaged wood and repaired broken wiring in the USCG boat, but there's still lots more to do. In picture 5 you can see my stash of extra lumber just below the large red Cargo boat.
    Oh, and the sacks of clothes for donation? ... My workshop is in a shed two miles from home. The not completed "Honey Do" stuff seldom makes it here.
    Some people say I am OCD, I say I just like things put away where they belong. 😁
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    πŸ“ My (not yet complete) workshop
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    This is a space that my model hobby shares with real life needs. I'm building on the toolset needed for modeling, but have a long way to go. It certainly serves the purpose for now.
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    2 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the welcome. I joined in August, but really didn't do much until October. I too am very new to the hobby. I don't feel I have the skillset to tackle a full on build, so I have started out by picking up boats that are old builds and have been abused/neglected and need some TLC to bring them back. I have a couple that are "water ready", if not finished. A couple that I have acquired the necessary pieces to get them ready, and a couple that I'm still researching and scratching my head over. OH, and I did buy a Dumas Skiff kit, a simple build but a way to get my feet wet. My boats and workshop are pictured in my Harbour.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    7 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ARTH: email sent
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    9 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice work!
    A beautiful boat.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    11 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Rislinger, it seems it is likely a Proboat. Thanks for all the info, it helped my narrow it down easily.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    11 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ron, yes it appears to be plastic. Somewhere along the line somebody put what seems to be spray foam insulation in the hull, so it is hard to see the hull from the inside.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    11 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    rislinger: Awesome! Yes, that is my boat, thanks for the help.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    11 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ARTH, I looked on the Dumas site and can't find that boat. Do you have pictures of yours that you could share?
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    πŸ“ 47' USCG Motor Lifeboat, the newest member of my "Island of Misfit Toys"
    12 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I was given this boat tonight at our club's annual swap meet. I don't know anything about it. Any input is appreciated.
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    πŸ“ Look what followed me home ....
    12 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Tonight was our club's annual swap meet. I scored some parts and pieces. Missed a kit I wanted and ended up being given this boat (which fits right in with my collection of "misfit toys"). It hasn't seen water in years and needs some TLC. The person who gave it to me knew nothing about it. Does anyone on here recognize it? I'm sure it was a kit from somewhere. I'd love to find some info, so I know what it "should" look like.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Crewe and District Model Boat Club
    13 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    FUN! I love the ingenuity of the guy with the paraglider.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Nice video of the 8-8-21 Lighthouse Night
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    Our pond is part of a city park, a very nice setting! The long skinny one is the one in my videos. It is used by scale boats, and general sailing. The larger one below it is recommended for fast electrics. Gas boats are not allowed.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Nice video of the 8-8-21 Lighthouse Night
    15 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank You for the kind words!
    That was his first time out with that boat. It was listed locally on Facebook Marketplace (He beat me to it by mere minutes ... sigh). Since that outing, he has taken some weight out of the boat, it sits higher in the water now.
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    πŸ“ Nice video of the 8-8-21 Lighthouse Night
    15 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    These events are always have nice participation
    Nice video of lighthouse night
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    πŸ“ Lighthouse Night at Dusk
    15 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Club members light up their boats at sunset for the Lighthouse Nights
    Lighthouse Event at dusk
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    πŸ“ One of our members Made a "Gravy Boat"
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    The Gravy Boat is crewed by Potato Head figures
    Gravy Boat Crewed by Potato Heads
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    πŸ“ Lighthouse Night 3
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    Our 8-8-21 Lighthouse Night
    8 8 21 EMYC Event 3
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    πŸ“ Lighthouse Night 2
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    Our 8-8-21 Lighthouse Night
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    πŸ“ Our Club has 2 "Lighthouse Night" events each summer.
    15 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    These videos are from our 8-8-21 Lighthouse Night
    8 8 21 EMYC event
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    16 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello,
    As a bonafide certified "Newby", I really appreciate this site and all it has to offer. I signed up a little over 2 months ago, and didn't really get involved until the last couple of weeks. I am humbled by the quality of some of your builds, especially the complex ones that some have taken on as their first build.
    This past summer, when I decided to give this hobby a try, I joined a local RC boat club (www.emyc.org) to get a feel for what model boating is all about. They are a great bunch of supportive people who encouraged me to jump in.
    Not feeling that I have the skillset to attempt a full-on build, I set out to find boats in need of some TLC. Since then, by searching online ads, I have acquired several boats all of which have been stored and abused over the years. I have gotten a couple back to a "water ready" state (but not finished project status). I have acquired the parts to repair two more, and am still trying to figure out what to do with the worst shape boats. I jokingly refer to my "Fleet" as "The Island of Misfit Toys".
    I am sure that I will be bugging all of you a lot in the future, seeking advice.
    I have posted pictures in my Harbour, feel free to take a peek.
    Dave B
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Joffre
    16 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great Build! SO much fine detail, it's amazing. I don't think I have enough courage to attempt something like that as my first full build. Congrats on a job well done.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dusseldorf
    16 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice looking boat! Great job.
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    πŸ“ Boat Stand
    17 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Bill, They are relisted now. Just do a search for "Universal Model Boat Stand". Sadly, he won't ship to the US, so I'm out of luck.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Graupner Bussard
    19 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry to hear about St. Raphael's accident. I hope you get him back in ship shape before next boating season.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    19 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Madwelshman: If you have it, I'd love it if you sent or posted it. ANY help I can get is appreciated! Thanks.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Zooma: Wow! That sounds like QUITE the project! Just think how proud you will be when it is finished.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Runabout
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Facebook Marketplace, mostly. This Dumas boat was on eBay with a local seller, so I picked it up. The skiff was also an eBay find. The cargo container boat I was told about through the local RC Boat club I belong to. Just was diligent about watching for "project boats". I didn't want to tackle a full build until I built up some experience playing with broken stuff.
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    πŸ“ Edina Model Yacht Club
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Centennial Lakes Park is a city owned park with 3 joined ponds.
    Club meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 7PM.
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