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    ๐Ÿ“ Fresh or Salt....
    2 days ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    I treat salt water runs a bit more aggressively than water but really both should be the same detail. I typically pull the drive shaft and hose it out with fresh water, same with rudder shaft and regrease with marine grade. The rest gets a fresh water rinse and a dry. Pretty much all that needs to be done with my sailies and scalies when they hit salt water.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    8 days ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    When I do my planking I start in the center and work outward equally. Maybe itโ€™s because I do the yin/yang thing (need more balance in life). But it works for me.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Confederation Marine Modelers
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    That looked like a fun day ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Got it. So something like this? Looks like that could certainly work. Fast assembly too. I like it! ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Ha! Ok. Good luck! ๐Ÿฟ Iโ€™m ok with rudimentary. Have an old mechanical engineering background so I can interpret a lot of whats-its ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Will be looking into it. Thanks for the ideas! ๐Ÿ‘ Send me a couple pics if you have too.
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    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    No- the docks need to be transported to and from the lakes. (Bummer). In dock building I have made 3. Iโ€™ve used various types of ways to connect the dock pieces to make it as simple as possible (hook and pin- but if someone throws a wake close they can come off) to screw pins (that work great but take time to assemble/disassemble). The new idea will take a bit of manufacturing and installing but quite simply, drop pins is the best way to explain it. Material has been the second part of the undertaking. Originally, the pictures of the docks are wood with styrofoam under to float it and each fiberglass wrapped. But itโ€™s costly. As is wood nowadays. And wood warps after time.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Problems with RC Model Yacht Hurricane Racing Sailing Model
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Winch can be rigged a few different ways. Some winch spools run a trolley that you attach the sail line to whilst others are just direct drive (spoiling it up and running it out the rear loop). But that last way needs some sort of cord retainer or it will unspool freely when there is no load. Which might be missing on yours. In that case, either get a new spool or use a long servo arm๐ŸคžGood luck
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    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Boat dock: This was phase 2 - to house just the rescue boats. It was an addition to the original dock. In the future, there will be phase 3 that will house common boats. Phase 4 will house war ships.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RC Maiami, a bit of fun on the estuary
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Mini tsunami
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    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Trev- check this out- we are currently designing another marina (about 150% bigger than this one, that will attach to the old section) I think it will hold 17+5+5. Itโ€™s due for operation 2024. Will accommodate larger long war ships to smaller boats.
    Should be fun. Experimenting with modular construction and trying new designs on attaching the dock pieces.hopefully it will be something like never tried.
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    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    Usually around 1:20 - 1:24 scale on average. But we have had larger and smaller scales run with us too. Good question. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    1 month ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    We have meets usually end of the month- however, due to new homeless encampment- have diverted from Rohnert Park to Petaluma (Lucchesi Park) temp. until further notice. All scalers welcome. Some fasties OK but this park has regulations on it. We also visit Spreckels in San Francisco for our specialized events. / no fees- just fun / also have the largest group of Proboat USCGs in the world. With likely the most boat rescues as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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