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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“ Light's on at Spencer's pool
    1 month 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
    2 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
    2 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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    πŸ“ painting etc. On Andrea Gail
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Went out to my hobby store & bought some paint & man hobby paint sure is expensive these day's . Because the model was never made to be a R/C boat a lot of thinking has to go into how to get into the hull to change batteries & if anything go'es wrong with the electronics you need to find a way to remove decks to get into her for repairs . Still a lot of fine details to complete but I'm almost there . I would like to post a video of her maiden voyage but not to sure how to do that .

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Andrea Gail continued
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    The model is small 14 inch length X 4 inch width or as a sailor would say beam
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    πŸ“ Andrea Gail continued
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Got around to the railings & some of the crane hardware . Haven't done a lot other than wiring up all the electronics had to use a older transmitter as the newer 2.4 g transmitters don't have servo reverse switch's my rudder was backward's . Made up two battery boxes for 5 AA rechargeable batteries to make 6 volts used a holder for 4 & added a single holder for the 5th battery

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    πŸ“ Sink Test
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well all the thing's needed to R/C Andrea Gail are in temporary so a sink test is needed to check water line & balance . I'm using magnets from a couple of no functional P/C 's to hold down main deck . PS the guy with the fish isn't me I don't like fishing it's a very boring hobby .
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Got a handle on battery placement & all the electronic things . I will use 1.2 v rechargeable to make 6V's . Put a coat of primer on model lots of imperfections that need fixing
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Graupner Optimist 1978
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I also have a unfinished Optimist in the basement gathering dust .I to had no keel . But in my spare time at Stelco I found a block of steel & did a lot of grinding for the keel . I think back then I couldn't find a sail winch still can't find one .😎
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Had to make a motor stand for the Graupner 400 brushed motor . Took quit a while to line up & glue in place .Used Brass 2 brass plates silver soldered to make a 90 & drilled holes for 2.5 mm motor screws . I have a Deans Marine speed control that's older than me but works well on 6 volts . P/S the guy with the fish isn't me & I can't edit to put a me photo in

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    πŸ“ Billings Andrea Gail
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Made a stand up as the kit one would not work as it was for a static model .Stern parts made of 6 parts I used some solid wood in this area kit had balsa blocks & I use a lot of bondo glazing & spot putty to fix all the imperfections .

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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Took a few days & it's a little messy but hull cleared out . Also built a stuffing box , motor shaft & prop . Next thing will be a motor from the friendly Skycraft hobby store . Probably a speed 280 Graupner brushed motor .
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I kind of got tired of my last bill blog the fishing boat . But my son got me a model of the Billings Andrea Gail for my 70th birthday so I'm re-energized about building her the model is only 36 cm by 10 cm & was a static model that I plan on converting to R/C The model was a 2 part hull so a lot of re engineering will be needed to make room for R/C stuff . P/S I thought I'd like to build a small boat as it gets to be a hand full take them to the pond . 😊

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    πŸ“ Lethal threat two
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Original lunch box was a failure so rebuilt the cabin & add extra room for speed control & receiver
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Lethal Threat
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well tried out the lunchbox & it didn't work that well got a lot of water in the control lunch box & because all the electrics in the box there was a lot of interference so rebuilt & resealed & made two sections for receiver & speed control
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    πŸ“ Lethal Threat
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    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™„
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    πŸ“ Tug Brooklyn Maiden Voyage!
    7 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Goggled Elizabeth Park, in Greater Hartford, CT. U.S.A. Nice looking area to sail but how & where can a model boat get launched . P/S your very lucky to have a place to sail model boats
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    πŸ“ Frames glued up & water test.
    9 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just a couple more photos of the fishing boat & sealed hull with gorilla wood glue then a coat of 2 part finishing epoxy in the inside . The boat is small enough to float in the kitchen sink

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    πŸ“ Palamo's Fishing boat
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well it's winter here in Hamilton Ontario & I decided to R/C a kit by Ocio Creativo 1/45 scale length 410 mm fishing boat .The model is a static kit so the trick will be installing all the R/C equipment . The challenge is the bulk heads are solid & will need to be modified for motor ,stuffing box , battery ,Etc .

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    πŸ“ (Other) Baltik
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    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)

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    πŸ“ (Other) Queen Of The Mississippi
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    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)

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    πŸ“ (Other) Rattle Snake
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Static model of the Rattle Snake (5/10)

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    πŸ“ (Working Vessel) Debbie 1
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    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)

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    πŸ“ (Tug Boat) North Rock
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    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)

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank's again used google translator . I'll post a photo of the North Rock - was DMI Samson about 30 years ago & I'll have to put it up on my Harbor page

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wow that's the tug . it was a fairly simple kit so over the years I change it to look like North Rock tug Alexander towing Company Thank you very much . P/S the write up is in German I think so I can't read it but photos are great .

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks .I forgot to mention all the Billing models I'v built Wasa,Bluenose,Cutty Sark ,Cux 87 Krabbencutter first r/c build, Queen of The Mississippi , Viking ship real type , Spanish galleon , I'm not bragging just like to build .

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    10 months ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    First off Happy New Year 2019 . I was just reminiscing about the first few Billings model boats that I built but can't find any thing on them .One was a Tug Boat that my have been named Samson .The other one was a luxury yacht & I'm pretty sure It was to be Painted Yellow but I can't remember the Name of that model .P/S all these model kits where 1970 -1980 era .

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    πŸ“ (Racing Boat) WTF
    1 year ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    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)

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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    1 year ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    On Sunday our model boat club did a show at Hamilton's Steam Museum . Kind of hard running model & recording video at the same time but I managed to not run into any ones boat .
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