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    Lethal threat two
    Original lunch box was a failure so rebuilt the cabin & add extra room for speed control & receiver
    Lethal Threat
    The model boat club I'm in ( Confederation Marine Modelers ) wanted to have some R/C boats the kids could use at some of our shows & this weekend we do a show at the Hamilton Steam museum called boats in the park . It's basically built around a pool floating noodle & were calling them Bumper Boats πŸ™„
    (Other) Baltik
    Not sure how long ago model was built . Take it to wood shows in Hamilton area . Just a static model not sure Manufacturer of model . Probably have print somewhere (5/10)
    (Other) Queen Of The Mississippi
    Another model boat that's a static model . A fellow chap I work with started it but gave up & gave it to me to finish . The paddle wheels where broken & I couldn't get around to work on her after about 6 years sitting in the basement I notice that a mouse like it as a home well after getting rid of the mice decided time to finish her . (5/10)
    (Other) Rattle Snake
    Static model of the Rattle Snake (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Debbie 1
    This Billings model was probably one of the first R/C models I ever built the speed control is a Traxxas XL-1 2 Channel am Airtronics transmitter . I took it down to a pond at Confederation Park to test it with my girl friend turned it on but the rudder was hard over & I didn't see that the boat started going in a nice circle until it screwed itself under .I jumped in and there was only 3 feet of water & 4 feet of mud . My girlfriend ,now my wife thought I was crazy but after 42 years she still thinks I'm crazy . (ESC: Traxxass XL-1) (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) North Rock
    Got a lot of info on the Billings D.M.I. Samson tug from the members . the thing is I saw a drawing of the North Rock tug boat & thought I would rebuild the Samson & build the North Rock tug .Researched original after I painted her & found out the it was white superstructure & black hull to late (8/10)
    (Racing Boat) WTF
    I'v had this model for a long time & it has had several different drive setups lastly a outboard motor that runs quit well but is a little noise .I built it with the outboard motor as it turns real well in reverse which is a asset at the high point regatas we have . stop at a buoy then reverse out I always mess up hopefully I'll do better at our Buffalo N.Y. High Point Aug 26 2018. (Motor: Aquacraft) (ESC: Pro Boat) (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Mudslide
    I gave myself a 10/10 as I figure if it runs well on it's maiden shake down & doesn't fill up with water or sink & goes left & right it's got to be a 10 /10 (10/10)
    (Yacht) Sea Queen
    I did a build log a few months ago & she had her pond tryouts on Nov. 9 2017 . it was a very chilly day but I always like to put a little Rum on my models before first sail & fortunately I had a little rum left over to take the chill off . I always try to put a penny in my models for the year it was built no more pennies in Canada & now it's a nickel which I could not find because of our Centennial year so used a loonie . (Motor: 12V electric) (ESC: XL5 Traxxas) (8/10)
    (Life Boat) 44 life boat
    I built the 44 several years ago & wasn't happy with her as it listed to much on port & starboard turns because the cabin was to heavy so I rebuilt the cabin with lighter plywood started running her at the pond & seems a lot better now.Still needs a little more work with fittings (ESC: pro boat) (5/10)
    (Fire Boat) Patriot
    Midwest kit with working monitor I use a Sonic Mark X pump for the water sprayer Kids love to get wet but mothers don't ! (6/10)
    (Tug Boat) Arnold.S
    This is a tug boat kit by Freedom Song Model Boat there no longer selling models I have a lot of fun running this model in small pools (6/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Water Witch
    Found plans in a Model Boat Magazine from England The plans where down size I used 1/8 pine strips for the hull and epoxy as sealer This model was a replicate of a Scotish fishing boat converted to pleasure crafts . (9/10)
    (Fire Boat) Edward . M. Cotter
    The real fire boat is stationed in Buffalo New York . This fire boat visits Port Colborne on Lake Erie every year for Canal Days & because the model boat club I'm in sets up a display at the museum in town I decided to build a scratch build of this boat I used the prints of the Sequin Midwest tug for the hull & internet photos for details. I used the tops of Lepages glue bottle to simulate the Monitor on the decks I'm real proud of them. (Motor: Johnson) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Rubber Band
    Found this model at a yard sale it's a Sterling model dual cockpit mahogany runabout .It was in bad shape and needed to be stripped down & rebuilt & water proofed . My driver is Dale Junior I got it at the Dollar store (ESC: Pro Boat) (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Gumboot Cloggeroo
    The name Gumboot Cloggeroo is a Stompin Tom song about a Lobster boat called the Suzie Q He was a Canadian Song Writer & performer up here in Canada past away a few years ago (10/10)
    (Working Vessel) Gumboot Cloggeroo
    Midwest Kit Lobster fishing boat I used Bass wood for the Hull as kit came with Balsa wood that would need fiberglassing I used Finishing epoxy on the Hull to water proof her (9/10)
    (Tug Boat) Sequin Tug
    First R/C model built 1990 it's the wood Midwest model I just spar varnished it it's in the water every year Hasn't rotted like the original one yet (ESC: Traxxas XL1(model 3006)) (9/10)
    (Tug Boat) Jimwilder Tug #2
    This is a Midwest kit that I built 2 years ago it's one of my favorite R/C model to take to the pond (ESC: Pro Boat ) (10/10)
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    5 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    July 1 2020 first run of Corona Extra Chris Craft at Spencer boat pond in Burlington Ont. Ran good except my Rudder control backward & after a half hour speed control cut out as motor over heated so it's back to the dock for repairs .
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    16 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Weather is great here in Ontario Canada but we still need to work on a model as the pool in Burlington isn't open yet . Had to put my mind in gear to make railings & deck vents which are scratch built , bottom of hull painted metallic gold . On Off switch part of control wall & the railing around the deck also installed . I would always put a penny in hull for the year I built model but here in Canada we no longer have pennies so I put a Nickel in the Hull but because every one wants tap debit I haven't gotten any 2020 nickels yet . All the working electrics in & a battery box built also . Happy sailing & continue to stay safe .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Catalina 50" by Sterling
    19 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks like a real fine model boat kit must be a antique
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    22 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Those small parts seem to work O/K on rudder push rod BUT make sure you put a little lock tight on the thread for the nut while working on some things inside model Noticed Nut & flat washer at the bottom of boat crazy glue nut or lock tight it may stop this from happening .
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    24 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Puddle-pirate ask me about that part I had found on Bangood site I'm not sure how to give a replay so I'v just put it on my build blog ( M2 Fast Metal Positioning Rod Regulator Adjuster For RC Boat 5 PCS ) just type part into there wed site & I'm sure you will find them in Toys & robots section
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    27 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well I haven't posted for a while & I haven't gotten sick either It was the dam windows that have taken me so long .The upper deck curved window was a pain as I tried & tried to make a curved windshield it's not perfect . And I have been also waiting on a part for the servo arm I found this new type on Bangood I'm not a spoke person for them because it took about a month to get them I always have a hard time with Dupro servo connectors so I'll try them see photo . Next is the rudder servo installation & I also made a stand for her also I may be calling it Corona Extra 19 . Part is called ( M2 Fast Metal Positioning Rod Regulator Adjuster For RC Boat 5 PCS )
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    1 month ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just a little update tried different color schemes & finally decided on the gloss almond for hull & cabin added the antenna hope I don't knock it off Weather getting better still no where to sail yet . Even though thinks are starting to open up it still not safe yet so be careful out in the world & stay safe . Have to glue the deck down & put all the electronics in & make those dreaded window glass frames which I hate doing .
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think my Chris Craft is becoming a piece of furniture as I like the stained wood look rather than painted .Remade rudder as it was to short inside model & replaced the motor as all the motors I had where high speed but I did find a 12 volt motor that had better speed control on 7.2 volt battery's . Hope I'll have some place to sail as a lot of parks are closed & water may be contaminated with the virus just kidding. Hope every one stays safe & we can still enjoy this summer as soon as it gets warmer .
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    just a little video on fake deck planking
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Summer Madness lll
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm building a scratch Chris Craft from plans on the net & yours is really nice looking model that's giving me some great ideas on details from photos that will help detailing on mine .Thanks & really great looker .
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just a little more completed . When building a scratch model sometimes it take a while to figure out how to get into boat for any repairs or battery changes so it took a while my solution use some nuts & bolts to hold cabin down Wife wanted shed door repainted after I accidentally sprayed some yellow paint on door so had to get some cans of brown paint .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    My deck is a piece of Mahogany door skin that I had lying around I think it's 1/16 inch & the deck is about 28 inch's in length one piece . I had a sheet that was 4 feet by 4 feet but used it all up over the years for different projects I should be O/K Ron thank's for the offer stay safe out there .
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's been raining since early this morning & hasn't stopped so decided to build a rudder & put rudder tube in the boat my next chore will be making a opening in the deck & I'm always afraid I'll make a mistake in hole cutting dimensions because I have no more mahogany door skin left for the deck . Then fun starts putting the motor & stuffing box in another day
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I kept looking at the plans & realized that the aft deck is higher than the fore deck so made a raised section & while I was finished with that decided to put planking down from some strips I had from another model . Had to also order some Stanchions for the railing .
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Haven't updated in a few days because it took a while to build windshield frames & make a upper cowling & center the cabin properly . Weather here in Ontario Canada to cold still & there's been a few snow flurries also so no primer coats yet because I paint outside.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    She sure knows because I think she can smell saw dust with her eyes closed
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Been a while but have put 2 coats of finishing epoxy on hull & bathtub test went well I have been a little stumped on the cabin as plans really are hard to grasp for detail tried a wed site a fellow model boater recommended but couldn't find any Chris Craft plans . Right now I'm just testing different cabin configurations hope all is well with all you model boat builders.Stay safe for hopefully not to much longer or until it's safe again.
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    May last photo was of hull which I built from balsa wood scraps as I usually us bass wood for hulls then I happened to find some craft sticks in the only store open in Canada are Walmart's any way sticks are 1 inch by 10 inch so figured if I glued sticks onto balsa wood hull will be much stronger P/S I know photo is pretty ugly but with a little filler & lots of sanding hull should be o/k
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well back here in Ontario Canada it's gotten pretty tense lots of things shut down . So had to use up a lot of scrap wood as most Hobby Stores are considered non essential .Right now my glue supply getting low & I'm having trouble figuring out how to make the nose look like plans
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    While the frames are gluing up thought I start making motor & drive shaft .All my parts for this are from parts in my junk pile as it's getting very hard to order parts from China & the cost of shipping is to high & takes a very long time to get to Canada . The flex coupling is a Graupner that's no longer available & think they are the best couplings I have ever used wish some one could make more .
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Due to the situation in Canada & the world to avoid contact with a potential virus started another Scratch build R/C model the Constellation which was a kit at one time by Berkeley models Inc. That I wish was still around the plans are not the greatest & there is a bit of guessing but I think I can manage
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    πŸ“ Just a little model boat leak
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just needed to put a short video of one of the fellows in the club that almost sank his model .
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    πŸ“ Second test run of the Harley Quinn
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    My Model Boat club put on a show two weeks ago and videoed Harley Quinn with my iPhone which is kind of difficult while running the boat because the pusher boats were being run by the kids and I had to avoid them.
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    πŸ“ New name for Egret Cabin Cruiser now Harley Quinn
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Been a while since last update & I think I'm finally finished will latest scratch build until final real water test in a few months after Canada's winter. Still need to add to my Harbour section later on .
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    πŸ“ Egret Cabin Cruiser
    7 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I forget to post build updates until it's to late but my progress coming along built rudder , windows , fiber glassed hull , primed , still need more work on hull , Windows took a while brass frames & plastic windows , Electronics & servos need to be installed also later on

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    πŸ“ Egret Cabin Cruiser
    8 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just installed motor took a while getting it lined up in hull . I worked 40 years as a electrical maintains man & lined up tonnes of motors but lining up a tiny motor in a model boat is a real pain . If you see the nickel it's just something I do the nickel has the year model built .I used to put a penny's in but Canada no longer uses penny's . I think it was a tradition that real boat builders put a penny under the main mast for good luck .
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    πŸ“ Egret Cabin Cruiser
    8 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well just can't help my self with the snow & cold weather need to start another scratch build boat . found the plans on the internet & liked the design .Single prop 5 3/4 inch beam & 23 inch length speed 480 brush motor . Jumped from frame to built model .
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    πŸ“ Light's on at Spencer's pool
    9 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just a short video of Gumboot Cloggeroo at Spencer's pool lights on night run
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    πŸ“ Midwest lobster boat
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just wanted to mention to Martin if you build the lobster boat be sure to put ballast in her I'v seen one that flipped over in Spenser's pool because the wind was a bit strong near Lake Ontario . ⚑

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    πŸ“ Lights on at Spencers pond tonight
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Model boats are always being upgraded because the club is having a night run I need to put some lights on Gumboot Cloggaroo lobster boat so off to the $ store for some LED lights & double sided tape . Sept. 24 2019 .

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