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    U.S.S. Melvin
    Plastic Revel model that was made into a R/C model and again I haven't run her in a while .USS Melvin was also known as the Blue Devil I think . Original kit had a system to run in circles & figure Eights so a rudder & speed control was needed
    Statenjacht
    This is a Billing kit that I built a long time ago it was a R/C model at one time but I haven't run her in years from what I have read it was the beginnings of yachts . I also didn't get the accessory kit & just carved all the fancy ornaments.
    Corona Extra
    Just had to do some think since March 2020 so started a scratch built Chris Craft Constellation . Plans came from vintage model plans . I replace motor as on it's first run motor over heated so put a 500 series motor in & I've had 2 runs with new motor & O/K touch wood
    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)
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    πŸ“ Duna Tug
    6 days ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    R/C model of the Duna tug at Spencer's pool this was a static model converted to R/C & runs pretty well too.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    6 days ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    I just want to write that doing a blog & building a model last March help a lot with this pandemic & doing some model boat sailing also helps but being social creatures we forget to protect ourselves. Someone will ask a question and may be a little too close to you & you forget to tell them to not get so close and you aren't wearing a mask so we all need to remember to protect ourselves .πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ U.S.S. Melvin
    6 days ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Plastic Revel model that was made into a R/C model and again I haven't run her in a while .USS Melvin was also known as the Blue Devil I think . Original kit had a system to run in circles & figure Eights so a rudder & speed control was needed
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    πŸ“ Statenjacht
    6 days ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    This is a Billing kit that I built a long time ago it was a R/C model at one time but I haven't run her in years from what I have read it was the beginnings of yachts . I also didn't get the accessory kit & just carved all the fancy ornaments.
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    πŸ“ North Rock Tug
    6 days ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Just a little Hamilton Bay run of my scratch built R/C North Rock tug replica .The real tug was built in 1956 for the Alexandra Towing Co. Liverpool I took a little liberty in the color found out that the cabin was white & my ability to record with my I Phone & steer model ain't to good but it's a sturdy hull .
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    πŸ“ Sterling Dual Cockpit Mahogany runabout
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    My Airtronics Radio broke down , the aerial got snapped off my bad so converted some of my R/C models to a 2.4 g Hobby King So here's a test run .P/S started to learn how to add a little audio also .
    Dale Jr. out in his R/C Mahogany Runabout
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    πŸ“ Sea Queen at the Harbor
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Just another little video of a few model boats down at the Hamilton Harbor
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    πŸ“ Canadian 44 Coast Guard Cutter with a lit AC/DC
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    I just wanted to add a little video of my 44 coast guard cutter & I'm sailing at Hamilton Bay which is a bit scuzzy right now but beggar's can' be choosers .
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    πŸ“ Pipe & Drum band on R/C model
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Was at the Spencer's pool yesterday & a Club member was running his pipe & drum model so recorded a wee bit
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    πŸ“ Corona Extra
    3 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Just had to do some think since March 2020 so started a scratch built Chris Craft Constellation . Plans came from vintage model plans . I replace motor as on it's first run motor over heated so put a 500 series motor in & I've had 2 runs with new motor & O/K touch wood
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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 .
    First run Corona Extra model boat
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    πŸ“ Chris Craft Constellation
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    4 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    5 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    just a little video on fake deck planking
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Summer Madness lll
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    6 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    7 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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
    7 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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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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