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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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    ๐Ÿ“ Edina Model Yacht Club annual "Parade of Boats"
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Thank you all for the kind words.
    For more pictures of the day taken by club members, visit our Facebook Group:
    We have some excellent photographers in the group. There's some really great shots posted.
    Dave B



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    ๐Ÿ“ Edina Model Yacht Club annual "Parade of Boats"
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Our club had it's annual "Parade of Boats" yesterday (June 8). We had what might have been a record number of boats displayed and on the water. The event drew a large crowd of spectators. This year we have added a new feature, we have built 2 "Vac-U-Tug" boats and two control consoles that we are allowing youngsters (including some "young at heart" adults) to use during our events. The Vac-U-Tugs were a huge hit, and there was a line of children waiting to try their hand all day long.

    We gained 6 new members and 2 past members decided to rejoin during the event. The comments from the people who joined were on the order of "what great energy your club presents".

    I'm posting some pictures, and videos. YouTube only allows me to upload a few videos daily, so I will post more later.

    Dave B

    PS The cute blonde kids at the Vac-U-Tug consoles (with faces showing) are my grandkids, chosen not out of vanity ... rather to avoid posting somebody's kids on the internet w/o parental consent.



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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Yes, Mike and Commodore-H, another strangely and awkwardly worded question.
    However, given the choices, the only answer was obvious.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H.A. Kits Thames slipper launch
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Beautiful Boat! Nice job.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    14 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    OK, in my opinion, the question regarding the distance from the front to the back of a sail is REALLY awkwardly worded. I got it because none of the other choices were remotely close to applying.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: PCF 314
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Re:
    "Q. What do you say to a one legged hitchhiker?
    A. Hop in ๐Ÿ˜œ"

    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Commodore-H,
    Banff National Park is one of my favorite places.
    I've only been several times, but I'm always blown away by it's beauty!
    Thanks for posting those pics, it brought back happy memories.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Someone posted a link to this EBay listing
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Commodore-H,
    Let me start by telling you your Orca is a stunning boat!
    AND to think you scratch built it from plans and a single 2X4 is, at least for me, mind boggling!
    To answer your question, the eBay listing does not mention a battery nor transmitter, but it does come with the plywood case!
    From what I can see from this picture, I think it still has an old 72Mhz analog receiver.
    I'm guessing the second servo is there to operate the old Dumas mechanical ESC, but I don't see one in the picture.
    What do you expect for only $2,995.00, I guess?
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Someone posted a link to this EBay listing
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Lew,
    Yes, I have been able to pick up a few nice built boats quite reasonably here as well.
    And, I have helped families sell model boat collections after a family member passes.
    Most times one cannot even get close to the cost of the unbuilt kit for them.
    The boat I posted is a 3.5 hour 200 mile drive from me in Wisconsin.
    I cannot imagine anywhere in this world where an old build Dumas Cobra is worth $2,995.00.
    I've owned 3 copies of that exact boat, and have never paid over $100.00 for them
    I just thought it would be a good "conversation starter" post.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Someone posted a link to this EBay listing
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Speaking of eBay .... I just spotted this ๐Ÿ”ฅ"smoking hot"๐Ÿ”ฅ deal! ๐Ÿคฃ
    If they find a buyer for this, I've got a BUNCH of boats I'd sell to that buyer!
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Alessandro,
    Thank you very much!
    Lesser known spots might just be the answer on a "tourist heavy" day.
    I appreciate the time you took to do this for me!!
    Dave B

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    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Alessandro,
    I understand we have conversed in private.
    I was making a (weak) attempt at humor.
    However, there is some truth in what I said.
    The "off tourist radar" places you posted are intriguing.
    The pictures you have posted are amazing!
    If there are any that you recommend, I'd love to know which ones they are.
    We are staying at Hotel Colosseum, which is close to the Rome Train Terminal.
    Hoping we can at least briefly hook up.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    We went on a road trip at the beginning of April, chasing the perfect spot to witness the Total Solar Eclipse.
    On the way there, we took the opportunity to tour "Fantastic Caverns", a HUGE cave. Big enough that the tour is on a trailer towed by a Jeep.
    Here are some pictures from inside the cave, and also obligatory pictures of the eclipse.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    We were out for a sunset pontoon ride tonight, and saw our resident Loon couple with their baby riding on one of their backs.
    I love listening to their call.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Alessandro,
    Fine ..... I'll just have to come and see the places you won't post, in person!
    Be forwarned, I'll be there late morning on the 17th!
    Dave B
    PS the stuff you posted is beautiful too. Send me directions to them :-)

    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Sunset from my patio.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Rudy,
    Rhode Island is the smallest state, only 1545 square miles (500 of that is water surface) in size.
    By comparison, Connecticut is 5018 square miles.
    My home state of Minnesota is a "whopping" 86,943 square miles. LOL
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Ian,
    Beautiful boat!
    Very nice workmanship.
    I'm jealous of people with those skills and patience (mostly patience I'm guessing).
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    If I am standing on the boat, facing the stern, the side of the boat on my left is the Starboard.
    However, the question asked for the "term for the left side of the boat", which is always Port, no matter which way I am facing!
    I may have got it counted as wrong, but I answered correctly .....
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: TV Segment on the Suncoast Scale Model Boat Club (Florida, USA)
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    I don't see the file or attachment ...

    AHHHH! Now it's there. Great video! Very nice coverage for your club. Congratulations.

    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Need help in identifying a brushless outboard motor
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    If that doesn't work out, I have another friend that sells 3D printed outboard kits.
    His motors have the steering and tilt servos built in, so the motor is essentially self contained.
    I've seen them run, and they work well.
    He has done a really nice job of making them detailed.
    Here is a link to the outboards on his webpage:
    Dave B
    While there take a peek at his pontoon kits.

    Sorry if this post is against any rules, if so feel free to delete. I'm just trying to offer an alternative solution.



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    ๐Ÿ“ Need help in identifying a brushless outboard motor
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    I posed your question to a friend of mine, who is very knowledgeable in old model outboards. Here is his response:

    "I'm pretty confident that it started life as one of these (see link below). The only question I have is the adjusting screw on the front of the lower unit. The motor in the eBay link doesn't have it. Everything else matches. The only motors I know of that have that adjusting screw are some (but not all) of the '52-'54 K&O Johnson and Evinrudes. The lower units on those look the same as yours, but the transom clamp assembly on a K&O from that time would have a chromed spring clip fit in around the portion of the assembly attaching it to the motor. I'm pretty sure the spring clip was to maintain friction in the steering pivot, so whatever steering angle you set stayed. That's why I'm leaning toward the generic "Speed" brand."

    Based on the age, the brushless motor is surely an upgrade added later. I looked at the ebay listing he sent, and what my friend Rob said makes sense.
    I hope this helps.

    Dave B



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    ๐Ÿ“ Back to my workshop
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Ed,

    I'm sort of a sucker for "rescue boat" projects, too. Almost all of mine needed rescue efforts of some sort.

    Friends refer to my fleet as "The Island of Misfit Toys".

    There is a certain satisfaction in saving a boat from being tossed in the trash bin.
    Sometimes I get lucky, and they turn out pretty nice. ๐Ÿคฃ

    Dave B

    PS I actually also made an impulse buy at a swap meet on May 5th. You might recognize it .....

    ๐Ÿ“ French Steering Championship by Nantes, Loire Atlantique
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Stotty,
    That sounds like a fun event.
    Is there a link to the event you could share?
    I'd love to see and learn more about the activities.
    Thanks,
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ CAP SAN DIEGO
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Wolle,
    What a marvelous experience!
    You are a lucky man, indeed.
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Hey-You,
    Very impressive shop.
    I am officially green with envy .....
    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ International Model Boat Show 2024
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    RN,
    Sometimes one has to be smarter than the computer ..... something I obviously struggle with. ๐Ÿคฃ

    Thanks for the heads up .....

    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ International Model Boat Show 2024
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    What are the dates?

    Dave

    ๐Ÿ“ Flight Link Control Launch Link 2 channel radio control set
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Boatshed,

    Your comment "I have a shed full of model boats" piqued my interest!

    I'd love to see a picture of your "drydock" (aka shed), with all your boats!

    As far as being "a kid again", I worked for 53 years to earn the right to be a kid again. And, I'm exercising that right! ๐Ÿ˜
    Thankfully, my wife supports my new obsession (as long as I don't question her spending on clothes and crafts .... LOL). ๐Ÿค”

    Let's see those boats!!!

    Dave B

    ๐Ÿ“ International Model Boat Show 2024
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    I don't see a link to this event on your website: https://modelboatclub.co.za
    nor on this one: https://mbasa.org.za .

    Can you provide more information, preferably a link to a webpage with all the info?
    Dates, activities, more about the venue, etc ......

    Dave B

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