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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.
    About
    Retired in 2020, I always had an interest in RC model boats and decided to get active in the hobby in retirement
    Members Harbour
    Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat (#2)
    This one is destined for conversion to (undisclosed at this point)
    KNK Mini Jupiter M401
    Another "Rescue", but certainly has possibilities!
    Sterling B15M Chris Craft Corvette
    Needs some TLC, just like most of the "rescue" boats I find
    Kyosho Stream Liner
    Found this in a local Antique Store. Complete (less transmitter). A quick upgrade to modern RX & ESC, and she will be cruising the local pond!
    Aquacraft Atlantic Tug
    I am told this boat has been a "Shelf Queen" all it's life. i.e. Never been in the water. It was a long drive to get it, but I'm happy to have it. It needs a good cleaning, but looks to be mostly in good shape.
    Kyosho Wave Chopper 2.0 Jetski
    They finally have these back in stock. It's been a long wait. They were out of stock for a LONG time. I even had permission from "the boss" to buy one!! Hopefully I'll get to try it yet this season! Dave
    Rusty - The Shrimp Boat
    Another one followed me home. Actually, this was more of a "rescue". It wasn't going to be allowed to stay in it's current home.
    Chris Craft Cobra
    Dumas Chris Craft Cobra If you hear no more from me, that means my wife has discovered my boat stash. Yes, it needs work, but it has solid bones! Heck, all the boats I acquire need a little TLC. It will be standing tall when it hits the club pond. Hello, My name is Dave, and I have a model boat problem.....
    Midwest Cranberry Isle Lobster Boat
    The guy didn't know what he had, and was anxious to dump it.
    Aquacraft Rescue 17 Fireboat
    I saw this in a local online sellers site ... I couldn't resist. It is a fun, easy to run boat. The kids at the local pond loved the working fire monitor!
    Shelley Foss
    It followed me home .... honest! Yes, it needs a little TLC, but that is why it fits right in!
    My little Springer Tug
    I ran across this and thought it would be a nice addition to my harbor.
    1953 Colonial Sport Cruiser
    I accidentally added to my harbour yesterday. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it (especially if you talk to my wife ....).
    Nordkap 476
    It followed me home from vacation.... I innocently went to look at it while on vacation in Florida, and ended up forking over cash.
    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 Utility 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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ A Trip to Windermere Boat Museum
    20 hours ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Richard,
    True .. BUT the $1,500 airline ticket drives up the total cost for me in a hurry.
    Sigh
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    ๐Ÿ“ A Trip to Windermere Boat Museum
    20 hours ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    WOW! Nice!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Yo Ho - Pirates of the Floridia (Springer #3)
    2 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    It's great to see people having creative fun with their builds.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden!!
    3 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Great build! It was fun following along. It looks great on the water. Congrats!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    4 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    I love the details you are adding i.e. firewood boxes with split firewood, the "twin top" lights, etc.
    I look forward to seeing your progress daily!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Can anybody lend some insight about this boat?
    4 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Lew,
    Thanks for that info.
    Cool information about the life-sized boat that this is a model of.

    A couple club members have now looked at the boat, and all of us agree that it doesn't look scratch built.

    Dave
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    ๐Ÿ“ Additional items I picked up last Sunday along with the Maxwell Hemmings Lady Jane launch
    5 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Wow! Nice find!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: unknown cruiser
    5 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Nice boat, but it doesn't look like a Chris Craft to me .....
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Can anybody lend some insight about this boat?
    5 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Asking for a friend.
    He recently acquired several boats from a fellow club members estate.
    I have been able to ID most of them for him, but am coming up blank on this one.
    Does anybody recognize this boat? Kit manufacturer, kit part number, boat name?
    Or, was it an RTR boat? Same questions as above.
    Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project
    12 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    I've enjoyed following the K100D build from concept to it's near finished state. You are very creative and talented!!
    I love the use of LED Christmas lights. I'm going to have to steal that idea.
    Looking at some of the applications you have used them on has inspired me.
    Thanks for all your posts I enjoy reading them, and getting ideas for my boats.
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat (#2)
    16 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    This one is destined for conversion to (undisclosed at this point)
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    ๐Ÿ“ KNK Mini Jupiter M401
    16 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Another "Rescue", but certainly has possibilities!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sterling B15M Chris Craft Corvette
    16 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Needs some TLC, just like most of the "rescue" boats I find
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    19 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Cash,
    I like the idea!
    It's certainly big enough.....
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    I've gotten awesome input on the Chris Craft Corvette, and the KNK Mini Jupiter.
    Does anybody have any thoughts on the Skiff?
    It seems to be a nice unit, presumably from a kit.
    It is about 30" long.
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: High jacking threads.
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    I can't say that I've ever seen a comment of yours that was in the least way offensive.
    "Illegitimi non carborundum"
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Well, I think I made a good start today.
    It wasn't just dust, the boats must have been on display above an oven or something.
    There was the same kind of gunky oily film that you get on the exhaust hood over your range, covering every inch of these boats.
    Hours of elbow grease later, they are 90% better. They are now to the point that I can start working on them.
    Here are some before and after pics.
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Moving form picture to Picture
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Yes, for the last 2-3 days!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Cash,
    It's under my command.
    However, it is going to need a little time in "Dry Dock".
    Any info or input you have on the Mini Jupiter is welcome and appreciated.
    From the layers of embedded dust, I'm guessing this hasn't been touched in decades.
    It seems to be pretty solid, though.
    Dave
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    River Rat,
    Thanks for the comment about waiting until Saturday.
    I made the 150 mi round trip this AM and grabbed them.
    He was a standup guy. He said he had 9 others call after me, all offering to pay more.
    He said he was a man of his word, and waited for me.
    Somebody might have swayed him by Saturday.
    They are home safe with me now.
    Dave
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Wow! Thanks for the info Cash!
    I just found your post with the build log. You did a great job.
    I'm excited to get my hands on this one.
    Hopefully the builder put close to your quality build into this boat.
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Yeah, I'm a little nervous.
    But he seemed pretty upfront.
    And .. I did pay for them (albeit, not very much).
    He did mark them sold.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    21 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    River Rat,
    I spotted it 18 minutes after he posted it ๐Ÿ˜
    Sent him the payment via Zelle ASAP.
    Sometimes it pays to be lucky.
    Dave
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    21 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Peejay,
    It does look an awful lot like the 42' Sterling Corvette!
    Thanks
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Moving on
    21 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Colin,
    What a great railroad setup!
    I can relate to workshop needing to be multi-faceted. Mine is relegated to the same duties as you listed.
    Unfortunately, my trains are "O" gauge (from my childhood), and would take even more space than yours does.
    They are all packed away, and about the only time I see them is when I have to move them. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    21 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    They were listed on FB Marketplace just now.
    Stupid low price.
    I now own them (won't be able to pick them up until this Saturday)....
    I'm hoping I can make something nice out of them.
    The big one he says is 48" long.
    Any information or suggestions are welcome!
    Dave B
    PS Yeah I know they need TLC. But that's why I refer my collection of boats as the Island of Misfit Toys ....
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pictures from the 2022 Edina Model Yacht Club "Parade of Boats" day event.
    21 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Trev,
    When I originally said I knew who owned the boat, I was mistaken. However, since then I have found out who owns it. At our club's recent annual "Dry Dock" luncheon, I asked him about the power plant. He informed me it is an engine from an old Sears Craftsman chainsaw. No wonder you didn't recognize it!
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 chris craft runabout
    21 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice! Real craftsmanship.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lilla Dan
    25 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice!
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    ๐Ÿ“ a club register of current models
    27 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Midshipman)
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    Dave976,
    Your members have an amazing collection of boats.
    I did some looking, but will need to come back when I have enough time to peruse them all.
    DaveB
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