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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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    ๐Ÿ“ The Pleasure of Building Models
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    JohnF,
    I took a quick look, and I do see several Mamod burner trays on his site.
    I will need to contact him to select the correct one.
    Thank You for the info!!!
    Dave b

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    ๐Ÿ“ The Pleasure of Building Models
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Trev,
    Thanks for the info!
    What a cute car!! I love it!
    Dave

    ๐Ÿ“ The Pleasure of Building Models
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Colin,
    Thanks.
    I have been watching eBay, but have seen nothing yet.
    If somebody could post good pics of the fuel tray, I could likely find somebody to fabricate one.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ The Pleasure of Building Models
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Colin,
    It's great that you and your wife share an interest in scale modeling (you: boats and trains, her: dollhouses and steam engines).
    I recently picked up a Mamod steam engine, but it is missing the fuel tray. You wouldn't know where I might find one?
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Just wanted to share some of the progress on my Push Boat.
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I enjoy the simplicity of the Springer tugs. Mine, too, is a Zippkit.
    Fun little boats, and they make a pretty decent recovery boat.

    ๐Ÿ“ Daily quiz
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I'm glad somebody else saw that. I thought I was developing dementia! LOL

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Building The Footy Bob-About Sailboat Supplied By SLEC UK
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Greg,
    That is how I always type!
    I call it the "Columbus Method", because I sight a key and land ๐Ÿคฃ
    Good luck with the healing/recovery!
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Club or not
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Here in Minnesota, we have more than our share of Canada Geese. Most people I know refer to them as "Flying Carp", as they are about as desirable on or in the lake as a carp.

    River Rat, I belong to the Edina Model Yacht Club ( www.EMYC.org ), Edina is a suburb of Minneapolis. Our club is quite active, we meet at the ponds in Centennial Lakes Park in the city of Edina regularly. Club members can be found at Centennial Lakes on evenings and weekends throughout the summer.

    We hold 3 major events each summer, which are well attended and draw quite a crowd of spectators. They are the "Parade of Boats" on 6/11, Lighthouse Night #1 on 8/16, and Lighthouse Night #2 on 9/9. We would love to have you join us at any of these events, should you decide to make a road trip up here.

    I have posted pictures of past events on this site. I will post our calendar of events for this coming summer, and some pictures of last year's Parade of Boats and Lighthouse night #2.

    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Retirement
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    ChrisF,
    The Audi TT is a great car too.
    If I didn't already have more cars than indoor parking stalls, I'd consider one of those.
    Is yours Quadra Trac? I've heard that really makes 'em fun!
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Retirement
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Neil,
    Yeah, I'm pretty fond of them. My first was a 1990 purchased in 2008, upgraded (? I loved that first Gen car) to a 2008 in 2010, and last year I was able to put my hands on a 2015 25th Anniversary Edition (only 115 sold in the USA).
    My wife loves going for topless rides on a nice summer day. (The car, guys, get your mind outta the gutter!)
    Last summer we took a 2900 mile road trip to Tennessee to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the famous "Tail of the Dragon" (mountain road with 318 curves in 11 miles).
    Dave B
    PS I love that yellow! I wish they still had it as an option.

    ๐Ÿ“ Recent Promotions
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Congratulations on the promotion!
    I hope it comes with a pay bump, LOL
    Dave B

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    ๐Ÿ“ Retirement
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I agree! I retired in mid 2019 with travel plans through Canada, to Costa Rica, and to Scotland all lined up.
    Sadly, Covid wiped all that out.
    However, we are active in our Miata club, my model boats (of course!), learning about the coin collection I inherited from Dad, and tinkering on my Garden Tractor collection.
    I, too, am busier in retirement than when working a job.
    And, I love it!
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hallet SK Drag boat
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Skol!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hallet SK Drag ski boat
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I know your profile says you are from KY, but those are definitely MN Vikings colors! ๐Ÿ˜
    Good looking boat, I bet there will be lotsa fun times with the grandkids and that boat!

    ๐Ÿ“ Cookies
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Here is a pretty good explanation of cookies.


    https://allaboutcookies.org/what-is-a-cookie
    ๐Ÿ“ Cookies
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Even if cookies let "Big Brother" know that I am going to model-boats.com, I'm fine with that.
    It beats the heck out of having to "login" every time I visit.
    Dave

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Orca a maiden voyage
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looks like a very successful maiden voyage!
    Very well done boat.

    ๐Ÿ“ Hobby Room
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    RodC
    I am in central MN, so yes, it does get chilly. Last week it was in the -20s F, and this week mid 30s F. The shed is heated, but due to current fuel prices I keep it 55 most of the time. Also, it is 3 miles from my house. So it requires a trip in the car. It works, but certainly not as convenient as having a space in the residence.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Hobby Room
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    You get to work inside the house!?!?
    My hobby room is out in the shed ....
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Finding Somewhere To Sail?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Greg,

    It is entirely possible that the club simply cannot afford the technology/infrastructure to handle bank transfers. I belong to several clubs here in the states and we have looked into the possibility of accommodating bank transfers and discovered that the upfront and ongoing costs make it prohibitive for us.
    Have you considered using what we call a Cashiers Check (I think in the UK you call them Bankers Draft)? That seems to be a simple solution to the dilemma.

    I, too, am in my 70's and although I live on a lake I choose to belong to a club because I find experiencing the hobby with a group of like-minded people quite enjoyable. Besides the comradery, I have found that sharing and learning knowledge is quite fulfilling. I gladly drive the 70+ miles to the club pond for the opportunity to gather with fellow club members. An unintentional benefit is that if one should experience a problem with a boat there are a group of people to help retrieve it!

    I encourage you to reconsider your aversion to joining a club. I have found that it enhances my enjoyment of the hobby.

    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Frozen Pond
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Lew,
    Since you sounded like you miss seeing frozen ponds...
    I stopped by our club pond today, and took a picture for you.
    Dave B
    PS We let ice skaters use our pond in the "off season"

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Trent lifeboat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great looking boat! Nicely done.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Orca
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Vice sharp looking model!

    ๐Ÿ“ Edina Model Yacht Club - Parade of Boats
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Club members displaying their boats in the Hughes Pavillion, and answering questions from spectators. On water displays are scheduled throughout the day. Sousa Band playing in the bandshell in the evening.

    ๐Ÿ“ Frozen Pond
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Len1,
    I too have a need for 2 sets of tools. Heck, sometimes I will run into fractional and metric on the same rig (John Deere is good for that).
    Dave B
    PS The car in your profile pic is gorgeous! You certainly must be proud of that stunner.

    ๐Ÿ“ Frozen Pond
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Trev,
    We are back up to +21F (37 degrees warmer than 4 days ago)!!
    It's a virtual heat wave. ๐Ÿ˜
    Another 30 degrees or so, and it'll be warm enough to work on boats ๐Ÿšค in my shed ....
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Completion
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    What a gorgeous boat! Your craftsmanship and attention to detail are amazing. VERY well done!
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Frozen Pond
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Ron,
    I can relate.
    This morning it was -16F (-26.7C) here in Minnesota.
    Not much boating/sailing going on here.
    It is even too cold for the ice fishermen to venture out.
    I'm SO over with winter .... arghhhh!
    Dave B

    PS I'd be totally fine with it if you kept your cold Canadian air up there where it belongs, LOL
    Ooops, I just looked at a map. I guess you are south of me, even though you are in Canada, eh?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: "Ouch "
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Great video! Fun to watch as I sit here with 24" of snow on the ground and 12"-18" of ice on the lakes.

    ๐Ÿ“ New barge under construction
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I'm looking forward to seeing the progress and finished product!



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