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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
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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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H G wells
    7 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great looking boat!
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    ๐Ÿ“ First cruise of the year.
    17 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great picture!
    I'm jealous, by the time I would get a hole cut in the ice that's big enough, I'd be too cold to play with my boat.
    It was -23F (-30.56C) here this morning.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Merry Christmas
    28 days ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Merry Christmas to all in my new "family" of modelers. Here's to a safe, healthy, and prosperous year in 2022.
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Green Goose" Maiden Voyage
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice! And, what a great picture ...
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Sterling 63
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wow! You set the bar pretty high. Beautiful work.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Brightwork: Thank you!!
    Yours is beautifully done.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Tug Banckert
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice Find!!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Runabout
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I keep looking for projects that need some love. I hate to see them not saved.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Runabout
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Pressonregardless: Yeah, sometimes I'm a glutton for punishment ๐Ÿ˜” ... LOL
    But ... think of the modelling skills I'll acquire as I stumble through the repair! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You did an amazing job on that! Like others have said, it looks like it just got unboxed for the first time. I'm sure you will enjoy it for many years.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery Charging
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I use 2800 mAh EBL or 3100 mAh Xtech Ni-MH batteries. I use these in two-way radios as well as RC radios. The high mAh rating on these batteries give me an outstanding run/use time. I bought both brands with a charger from the manufacturer. I'd easily recommend either of them. I bought Xtech off eBay, and EBL off Amazon.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RVH0WA8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b...
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Tug Boat) Loch Ranza
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful Boat!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My (not yet complete) workshop
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Pressonregardless: Thank you. It's been a dream for many years that just became a reality in the last few.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My (not yet complete) workshop
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Chris G: Thank You.
    As I said, the space is shared between my model hobby and regular house and property maintenance chores.
    I do, however, like having the room to do stuff without feeling cramped.
    When my wife has me in the "Dog House", I want to have a comfortable Dog House to retreat to, LOL
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wow! What a beautiful boat. I am sincerely humbled by some of the folks on this site. Gives me a level of excellence to strive for.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Police Launch
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful Boat! Very nicely done.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My (not yet complete) workshop
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My (not yet complete) workshop
    2 months 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. ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ My (not yet complete) workshop
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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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    ๐Ÿ“ New members
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ARTH: email sent
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice work!
    A beautiful boat.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Look what followed me home ....
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ“ 47' USCG Motor Lifeboat, the newest member of my "Island of Misfit Toys"
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Look what followed me home ....
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Crewe and District Model Boat Club
    2 months 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nice video of the 8-8-21 Lighthouse Night
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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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