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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: US Coast Guard RB-m
    9 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great job, Amiens.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc problem
    12 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Colin, in 1991 I has a double Discoidectomy, on L4-L5 , after suffering for two years, throwing spasm fits and getting kicked in the butt from a mule every 5 minutes trying to walk.
    Life has been great ever since, you should do great.
    I have set of plans for the HMS Snowbird Corvette, which I could get blown up to any larger scale if you were interested.
    Cheers!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Seen in Mahone Bay Coast Guard vessel
    13 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    That 44' Cutter is Canadian version, has the enclosed wheelhouse. I have a mold of that hull to lay up a 1:12 scale 44" model hull.
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    ๐Ÿ“ In Halifax, NS
    14 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Grand old lady, she is!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc problem
    14 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    It is actually not the voltage that kills but more the Amperag the motor draws. Can you put an amp meter in line to the motor, boat in the bathtub, and hit the throttle to see what amperagevthe motor draws as Sherman's the water fly that would tell you for sure.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc problem
    15 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Without knowing your Prop size, and guessing you are running direct drive motor, if your boat is of any size at all, this definitely would put a strain on a 540 motor- which are often rated for 6 to 9 volt operation.
    Choices aren't go with a Hi-Torque 5000 rpm 775 Motor direct drive, or add a 2:1 or 3:1 gear reduction to your existing motor.
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    ๐Ÿ“ โ€œMy Old Galโ€
    15 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Ron- fellow Nova Scotia here, currently in Saint John NB- what is the back story on this sweel little tug?
    Looks very interesting.
    Was she built local?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bilge pump ?
    24 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi, Over the years, I have used numerous setups for bilge pumps and water ingress alarms/switches for members in our club, and ultimately to sell.
    I had a friend years ago who was quite adept at devising speciality circuits. He made a water sensor alarm which was only size of a large Postage Stamp. He made approx. 20 units before he died, and I still have one left.
    I have another modeli g friend who has found a similar unit on- line which can be wired to a small pump and alarm. I still do have a couple Robbe water pumps in stock. And it is also possible to incorporate a windscreen washer pump into the bilge to suck out the evil water.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Jet evolution (Robbe)
    1 month ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    When I bought out Lowell Briggs Hobbies 7 years ago, the deal came with 18 Boat Kits, along with a huge stock of Graupner, Robbe, Krick, Model Slipways fittings, and more than 1400 Raboesch Propellers. I also have molds to lay up 9 different local hulls, mostly fishing boats. I enjoy supplying hulls, and also full power/RC setups, and also all supplies and fittings to finish off peoples' boats.
    I am located in Saint John, New Brunswick (Atlantic Canada), operating as 'Greg's Model Boatyard'.
    I do have one "Robbe Sea Jet", "Robbe San Remo" cruiser, and a "Graupner Elke" fishing trawler.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Jet evolution (Robbe)
    1 month ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice. I still have one more of those Robbe Sea Jets in stock.
    They were good, fun units.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    2 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice find- those classic 44 footers were great here in Atlantic Canada also, having an enclosed wheelhouse here.
    If anyone was interested in building a large version of these cutters, I have a mold to lay up a 44" (1:12 scale) hull.
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    ๐Ÿ“ In Ottawa Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
    2 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Ron
    Are the Capitol Marine Modelers still in existence in Ottawa? Some years ago our Saint John Marine Modelers took an excursion to Ottawa for a Model Show with the boys.
    Great group of guys and beautiful models too.
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    ๐Ÿ“ The Numbers game for props.
    2 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    4mm shaft diameter, 35mm prop diameter.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brass or plastic
    2 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    I agree, a Brass 3-Blade or even 4-Blade Prop will look much more scale-like on your boat.
    Your photo does not show your existing prop, whether it is a racing type high-pitch or not.
    A nice 3-Blade scale prop will not rob you of power.
    Your only problem will be determining the shaft diameter- 1/8", 3mm 4mm, or 5mm(3/16")
    I'm sure you can source props in your area, if not- i have many.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Zwarte Zee
    3 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    What size and style Portholes do you need?
    I have a good stock of Graupner and Robbe fittings including portholes. My prices in Canadian dollars would surprise you.- and being small pkgs. Would make shipping costs favorable.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: ZWARTE ZEE
    3 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great find!
    We all will help you FInish off the tug.
    I am in Saint John NB, and have most everything you will need to finish and gear up your tug.
    Join my FB page Greg's Model Boatyard, and see all I have and do.
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    ๐Ÿ“ First Post . Paint Advice for 1900s tug
    4 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    The protection plating is very typical on lobster and crab fishing boats, always located where the hydraulic hauler lands the pots against the side of the boat. Some boats have thick built-up fiberglass in that area, but most use sheet Stainless Steel or Aluminum.
    See photo of typical Atlantic Canada lobster boat for reference.
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    ๐Ÿ“ First Post . Paint Advice for 1900s tug
    4 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    This is the look of Spray Cans of Satin White, saying grey for Decks, and Satin Black on this lobster Boat i am finishing now.
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    ๐Ÿ“ First Post . Paint Advice for 1900s tug
    4 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Looking good.
    My opinion, first is to never use a gloss paint finish on any scale model. It makes them look like plastic toys.
    I would suggest using spray bombs( rattle cans) of Flat Or Satin finish BBQ paint for the black, and Red Oxide Primer to simulate the under-water Anti fouling paint.
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    ๐Ÿ“ motor fitment
    4 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi, I have fit many electric motors in boats, and my opinion is that I would tryvto shave/grind/ whittle a bit more wood from the bottom mount area.
    If it were a double-joint Coupler, it would be more forgiving, however it looks like you would be able to shave the wood down a little more where needed.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Instruction Manual for Tug
    6 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    I'm sure someone overcthatcsidevof the pond will respond with help for you, if not- i have the complete unbuit kit over here in Atlantic Canada.
    I could also send you copies of what I have.
    Cheers
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    ๐Ÿ“ Propeller shaft
    7 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Price would be $25 plus postage. You probably should PM me at my e-mail:
    ghiltz01@hotmail.com
    Feel free to also join my FB page:
    Greg's Model Boatyard
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    ๐Ÿ“ Propeller shaft
    7 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Province Sir, Province- in Canada, eh!
    Lol๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Propeller shaft
    7 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Actually stepping outside Tim Hortons in Canmore, as we visited daughter in Alberta.
    Good catch!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Propeller shaft
    7 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wrong photo, cannot delete.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Propeller shaft
    7 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    I supply stock 12" length Shafts with ShaftTube, plus custom make any length needed, threaded for 4mm, 5mm, and 3/16" prop threads.
    My shaft lengths are measured in overall length.
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    ๐Ÿ“ I am looking for this winch
    7 months ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a few Graupner Winches in stock, which can always be slightly modified to what you want.
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