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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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    Yeah, but it was a package deal with the Cranberry Isle Lobster Boat, Honey
    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.....
    OK, she's gonna kill me - Midwest Cranberry Isle Lobster Boat
    The guy didn't know what he had, and was anxious to dump it.
    PLEASE don't tell my wife ....
    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 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OK, she's gonna kill me - Midwest Cranberry Isle Lobster Boat
    5 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you Ron
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Yeah, but it was a package deal with the Cranberry Isle Lobster Boat, Honey
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    Roycv,
    Thanks for the tips. I'll keep them in mind. ๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OK, she's gonna kill me - Midwest Cranberry Isle Lobster Boat
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    Thanks, Trev
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    Ron,
    WOW! Thank you for the great articles! I loved reading them, and have saved the links for future reference.

    The boat is a completed old build. The running hardware and electronics are definitely "old school", and will be replaced.

    The Chris Craft Cobra I also posted was listed on FB Marketplace. Bad pictures and no detailed information. I was almost driving by on my way to purchase the AquaCraft Rescue 17 I had committed to. I thought I'd stop to look at the Dumas Cobra to see what shape it was in first hand. While there, the owner said "I've got this other one too" and showed me the Lobster boat. Both boats were filthy, covered in decades of dust and debris. He was anxious to part with them, and although the electronics were old and not installed, he had a box of parts containing them. I ended up buying both boats and the box of old electronics for $100.00. I think I did OK. The only fallout was when I came home with 3 boats instead of the one I left to pick up. She'll get over it ... I hope. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS I feel pretty good about my "deal", after seeing the one on eBay a couple days after I bought my boat.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Yeah, but it was a package deal with the Cranberry Isle Lobster Boat, Honey
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    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.....
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    ๐Ÿ“ OK, she's gonna kill me - Midwest Cranberry Isle Lobster Boat
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    The guy didn't know what he had, and was anxious to dump it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ PLEASE don't tell my wife ....
    6 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    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!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Edina Model Yacht Club - Lighthouse Night 2
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    6PM to dark
    In conjunction with the Fall into Arts Festival
    Come see all the model boats decked out with lights!
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    12 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sharp looking boat! Very nice first build. You will find there are countless upgrades you can do to dress it up, if you are so inclined.
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    17 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Rowen,
    Mine is an Aquacraft Ready To Run boat.
    It is modified slightly from the "out of the box" original, but basically true to the RTR version.
    Dave B
    PS I'd be glad to send any pictures you would like ...
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pictures from the 2022 Edina Model Yacht Club "Parade of Boats" day event.
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Trev,
    I'm not sure. The boat is HUGE, about 6' long. The boat is an older build. I do know the owner, I can ask him at our next club meeting.
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    ๐Ÿ“ 2022 Parade of Boats fireboat video
    20 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Several boats have fire monitors, which are a huge hit with the kids
    Aquacraft Fire Rescue Boat
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    ๐Ÿ“ 2022 Parade of Boats video 4
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    more from the day
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    ๐Ÿ“ 6-12-22 EMYC "Parade of Boats" day video 2
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    more from the 6-12-22 event
    2022 Parade of Boats video 2
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    ๐Ÿ“ A couple videos from the 2022 EMYC Parade of Boats event
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    Thought I'd show a couple short videos from the day. There was a lot more activity, but I was busy playing with my boats :-)
    6-12-22 EMYC "Parade of Boats" day video 1
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pictures from the 2022 Edina Model Yacht Club "Parade of Boats" day event.
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    Our club has a "Parade of Boats" day every June. Club members bring boats to display, and there are scheduled events throughout the day. A lot of locals bring their lawn chairs and spend the day enjoying our boats. The two floating lighthouses are used during our two "Lighthouse Day" events, which go until dark so we can display our boat lighting.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A recent evening at the local pond ...
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    Yes, I was.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Last Sunday on the South Pond where our club sails
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    Members enjoyed a great day for sailing
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A recent evening at the local pond ...
    27 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    The Typhoon was fine. The owner/captain was taking a break.
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    ๐Ÿ“ A recent evening at the local center pond ...
    27 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    I got there late, but a few boats were still out on the water.
    Video was taken by a friend from the deck of his Shelley Foss Tug.
    Ursa Minor Maiden Voyage
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    ๐Ÿ“ ESC(s) for My recent Shelley Foss acquisition
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    stotty,
    I will most likely be using a Spektrum DX5C. The specs say that it has steering mix. I'll have to look into it to see if I need a specific receiver for that to work.
    Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ ESC(s) for My recent Shelley Foss acquisition
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    Hi,
    I just acquired an old build Dumas Shelley Foss. It likely hasn't seen water in decades. It had an Old School Dumas mechanical Rheostat style Speed Control. I will be updating the electronics to a DMSR receiver and ESC(s) for motor speed controls.

    Looking at the Hobbywing website, I realize I could run 2 ESC's (one for each motor) or 1 ESC to control both motors.
    I need the advice of some of you sage RCers. What are the pro's and con's of each setup. What would you run, and why?

    The motors are 6V Dumas/Pittman brushed motors.

    Thanks!
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Shelley Foss
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    It followed me home .... honest!
    Yes, it needs a little TLC, but that is why it fits right in!
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    ๐Ÿ“ My new (to me) Shelley Foss came today!
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    Yes, I realize it needs some TLC. But then, all the boats in my "Harbor of Misfit Toys" came to me that way. I think it has potential :-) ๐Ÿ™„
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tug Fort Valley
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    That is a beautiful boat. Superb workmanship. I am envious of your skills (and patience)!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Edina Model Yacht club - Parade of Boats
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    The flyer for this year's events
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: ZWARTE ZEE
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Greetings,
    I also am a sucker for picking up boats that need a lot of TLC.
    I jokingly refer to my shop as "the land of misfit toys".
    I'll be following you hoping to pick up ideas, and maybe I'll have some stuff you will need as well.
    Great looking boat, I'm excited to see the progress!
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody have any information about this steam engine?
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Dave976,
    If you look at the first picture I posted (Apr 30), you will see that it has the original Mamod decal on the chrome boiler cover.
    It certainly looks to be a ME-1.
    It is missing the burner box, which I believe was originally for some sort of gel fuel. The burner boxes I see on eBay are for solid fuel.
    I am hoping that somebody can tell me if solid fuel tablets are ok to use, and if the burner boxes on eBay will fit and work.
    A copy of the instructions would be awesome!!
    Thanks,
    Dave B
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    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody have any information about this steam engine?
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    So, I now have it in my possession. It does not appear to have ever been mounted nor fired. It does not have the original box it came in, nor the instructions/owners manual. It is also missing the burner box.
    I have found some burner boxes listed on eBay (all of them in the UK), they look like they would be about $47.00 to $52.00 shipped to the states (of course shipping is more than the product, sigh).
    I have not officially "purchased" it yet, my friend said "pay me what you think it's worth".
    So, my questions are: Considering it is missing the burner box and instructions, what is a fair price for what will most likely be a "shelf queen". And, does anyone have a set of instructions they would either copy and sell me or scan and post here for me?
    Thanks in advance for any help or input.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Commander
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    Nice job reviving it!
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