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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cape Islander lobster boat PHASE CHANGE
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I actually also have full size printed plans for that particular boat, suitable for scratch building this lobsterboat, or using as templates for bulkheads, decks, cabins, etc.
    Available for $20 plus mailing cost of $5 CDN

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    ๐Ÿ“ Scale deck gear
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Do you have photos of the deck fitting you are in search of? I have many items which may be suitable.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cape Islander lobster boat PHASE CHANGE
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, Chum
    Yes, you have one of my 34.5"X12 Classic Cape Islander hulls, and by the date sticker, an older one.
    Great that you will be finishing it off, keep us all posted.
    I still produce that hull, along with.three larger versions now.
    I also have molds for a 42"X16 Wedgeport Atkinson hull, a 43.5"X16 Hutt style PEI hull, and a big 45"X23 Rhino Hull, common with the modern lobster fishermen in Atlantic Canada.

    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great build, and very good sailing!
    Do you have removable keel weight for sailing?
    She did not seem to heel over too badly .
    Great working model.

    ๐Ÿ“ Painting a Fibre Glass hull
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many different methods to put a decent finish on a hull, from basic Brushing, to rattle can spraying, to Air Brush and regular Spray gun
    Most important is to lightly sand the hull with 320 grit paper to remove any residual wax from the molding layup and any oils from fingerprints.
    Give the hull a good coat of spray primer, followed with another very light sanding.
    Ensure your paint is compatible with the primer, then if brushing, thin out your paint so it brushes on smoothly.
    If spraying with rattle can, use steady movements, keep your can 8" to 10" from your hull with light coats until the hull is covered.
    Wait two minutes for the paint to tack, then repeat with one more finish coat.
    If splitting the finish into two or more colors, mask off the waterline do one colour wait 12 to 24 hours then reverse the masking, then do the alternate colour.
    If you get a run in the paint, let it fully cure, then lightly sand the area and go again.
    It all takes practice.

    ๐Ÿ“ Ranking
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Book on that!
    This does not seem fair, and i would've only thought this would happen for a flagrant disregard of rules or something totally gross.
    Coming guys, this is a fun hobby group.
    Don't strip the respected member of his stripes.

    ๐Ÿ“ Model Ship "Sinks"
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very good and dramatic footage.
    Years ago at an R/C Regatta in Valleyfield Quebec the host Club staged a similar demo, using a small fireworks blast to ignite a fire, and trip a trap door valve in the ChrisCraft cruiser model which would sink to the deck line.
    Kudos to all involved.

    ๐Ÿ“ I miss Graupner!!! And Robbe too.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ten years ago, I bought out a Hobby Shop which carried a very good stock of Graupner and Robie kits, hardware and fittings.
    I havevsold most of the kits, but still carry many Robie hardware items, along with a very extensive Graupner and Robie inventory of fittings.
    If anyone is interested, message me with the items you need.

    ๐Ÿ“ Calling it a day.
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry to hear you are bowing out, hope you stay to offer advice and comment too.
    I know the feeling, have been building models for over 50 years, and still very active in building for commissions, layingbup fiberglass hulls, and selling and shipping model fittings and equipment through my model shop.

    I know my wife says " What are you going to do with all this stuff??" Or "What am I going to do with all your stuff??" I'm not quite ready to even think of this yet, still having too much fun in my retirement.
    Cheers

    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Not in total defense of Dean's, who have been in business for many years, however once z parcel leaves their door, it is out of their control for delivery have noticed many times where simple deliveries get routed all over the country because of mail processing and travel scheduling.
    After you would receive your refund, would you be returning the plans back to Dean's on your postage coin? I know many time when I am shipping parts or plans, often it takes two weeks or longer, here in Canada.
    My thoughts would be to wait at least one month, hoping it does arrive for you.
    Cheers

    ๐Ÿ“ Advice needed
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    If it is your intention to simply use the Gelcoat as a hull finish, yes you can brush it on, then sand to your perfect finish.
    My preferred method though, would be to fibreglass the bare wood hull with poly resin and at least one layer of 4oz or lighter, first, to put the strength into the hull, then finish with gelcoat.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fibreglass hulls
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have molds for East Coast Canadian Fishing Boats from a 34.5"X12 Classic Cape Islander ( with plans) , a 36"X15 Deep Trawler hull, a 42"X16 Wedgeport hull, a 43.5"X16 Hutt style PEI hull, and a big 45"X23 Rhino Hull.
    If interested, message me
    New Brunswick, Canada.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Plank on Frame Schooner
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I(and others) , would love tonsee photos of that transformation !

    ๐Ÿ“ Propellers (Scale, scale, scale)
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Brass Propellers are very abundant in various styles and sizes, and I stock over 1200 in 2,3,4,5 and 6 blades, in standard, and high torque style, from 3/4" dia. to 4"., from Raboesch/Rivabo and Prop Shop.
    Message me on here, or join my FB page
    Greg's Model Boatyard for more info.

    ๐Ÿ“ Electronic Speed Circuit (ESC) with Battery Eliminator Circuit
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well said and explained.
    I get many enquiries regarding hookups.

    ๐Ÿ“ Styrene glues???? on Styrene boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I do use Styrene often in my scratch builds, and I have also built three Krick cranes from printed sheet styrene.
    I tried being a 'purist' and using solvent glues, but my best results were in using good medium set(15 sec.) CA GLUE..

    ๐Ÿ“ Crew, People, and Detailed Interiors
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Most of my model fishing boats are based on inshore and mid-shore Canadian lobster boats, which I build either 1:18 or 1:12 scale, and many of them, the client wants full R/C.
    Being large scale, means the wheelhouse windows are large enough to warrant detailing the interiors.
    I have bought some figures to scale and I do the interiors also.
    - I'm including couple photos of interiors, plus working crewman near the gear

    ๐Ÿ“ LEDs
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Forvyears, I hated dealing with LEDs due to the liw voltage required, but I now stock and sell good 12volt LEDs in many colors.

    ๐Ÿ“ LEDs
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The only pre-requisite for LEDs is to ensure you have all + Positive wires together, and all
    - negative wires together and of course, matching those wires to the +,- of the battery.

    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for a RC US coast guard boat kit,
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    I have a finished Coast Guard model finished as a Canadian CG cutter, selling for a friend downsizing from the hobby.
    See photos,
    He is asking Eight Hundred Dollars(CDN)
    Message me for more info.
    PS- this is a Pro Boat 47 ft, ABS hull.
    The kit is very well moulded, and built, all R/C.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Running light colors?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    With the exception of your Port & Stbd, the Stern Light, Forward Masthead Light and Masthead Top (All Round) Anchor Light, are all White.
    There are also special function lights used in certain fisheries and Towing .

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    ๐Ÿ“ Motors
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    You can have your motors counter-rotating
    ( recommended ), and also go one step further and have two ESC's, one per motor, allowing you to have great maneuvering, like turning in a very tight circle, and crabbing sideways.
    Just ensure you have Right and Left pitch props.
    For motors, I would suggest Mabuchi type High Torque 775 motors for the Dauntless. I stock them turning 6000 rpm at 12volt.

    ๐Ÿ“ Paint
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Personally, I do use a variety of commercial primer and spray cans of paint for the larger surfaces, like hulls, decks and superstructure, but I do use specialty model paints like Testors Humboldt, and Tamiya for little items that require a specific colour match.

    ๐Ÿ“ Brushed motor capacitors
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ion, if you are still using the older (AM or FM Crystal) type R/C sets, which always were prone to wayward RF glitches, then yes, using 2ร— .047mf ceramic capacitors do help if you are getting glitches in the servo action caused by the brushed motors.
    I havevfound with the newer technology of the 2.4 mhz systems, they bind and lock the Tx and Rx together very well, and with all the systems I have geared up, find no glitches at all.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fiberglass boat hull
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'm new to boat building and have reached a point where I'm ready to glass the hull. Questions (after reading numerous articles):what kind of resin, epoxy is best to use? I'll need some time to set and smooth.
    I used to build model planes with silk wing covering (years ago) but very little of the material I use to use is still on the market. I go to hobby shops and it seems building is becoming a lost art, everything is foam!
    Ant input would be helpfull.

    ๐Ÿ“ Prop Shaft lube
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    For years I had used white Lithium grease in my ShaftTubes, but forcthe last 10 years, when I build ShaftTubes, I also make a vertical oil tube at the front of the tube.
    I use SAE 80-90 Gear Lube , 15 to 20 drops in the oil tube per year.
    It is heavy enough to not drip from the tail.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fuse position Rttl installation mod
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Your other option, so as to not leave you stranded out in the water, is tobuse Automotive type small circuit breaker, which will re-set after they do trip, usually in20 to 30 seconds.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fuse position Rttl installation mod
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    My opinion, is to protect the ESC.
    I always put the fuse between the positive motor lead and the ESC, since it is usually the motor which is the source of the amperage overload.

    ๐Ÿ“ Twin motors
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    S, joining both motors to the one set of ESC leads will work, but always double check the motors combined Amperage drar, not to exceed the Fuse rating or ESC capacity.

    ๐Ÿ“ Twin motors
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Reversing motor rotation is simply swap (reverse) to motor leads on one motor.
    Bear in mind, if the boat had both propellors pitched (handed) left or right, you will now have one motor wanting to send you backwards and one forward.
    You will need one Right hand pitch, and one Left hand pitch, commonly available from Prop Shop, or any good model boat shop.



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