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    πŸ“ Propellors
    4 days ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Propellers are either right or left hand. Looking at the face of the propeller, if when it turns right it pushes water aft, or in actuality pulls the shaft trough the water in that direction. On dual shaft boats a common setup is when the props are spinning outboard, the vessel is being propelled forward. Then at a less efficient rate when turning the inverse the vessel will propel in the aft direction.

    Cheers!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Strarting to look like an MLB Again
    2 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am well aware. Three years at Station Yaquina Bay, Newport OR. Been on one when it went 90 degrees once. Those old Surfmen and Women retired with some bad knees. Not me, i went big, 378 foot cutters. I am in search of plans for one if you know someone.

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    πŸ“ Strarting to look like an MLB Again
    2 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Did some work during the storm.
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    πŸ“ Filler to use on Styrene (large/thick areas)
    2 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Automotive Bondo. A litter tougher to sand, but I have used it on thicker styrene.
    See you at the pond.

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    πŸ“ I'm looking for a good liberty ship kit
    3 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=...

    Here is the link to the Liberty Ship Plans. Building from scratch is very satisfying, and the quality of model depends on how much work you want to put into it.
    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=liberty&PN=mar3142%2Ehtml#SID=3270
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    πŸ“ I'm looking for a good liberty ship kit
    3 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    A liberty ship can be scratch built from plans. As far as wooden kits go, if you can find one, it is not a liberty ship, but a C-2 Cargo vessel, the sterling American Scout is a lovely model.

    Plans website:

    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/MAR3406.html#S...

    Fair Winds!

    Kevin
    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/MAR3406.html#SID=3268
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    πŸ“ Seen in Mahone Bay Coast Guard vessel
    4 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Wow! I was unaware that the enclosed the cabin. In the US we did not. Also, the splash-guard aft is different. But since I am in the process of building one, these are fantastic close-ups. I am trying to figure out what the port side aft vent goes to, we do not have that either.

    Cheers!
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    πŸ“ Pilot House Began
    4 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    Started some permanent modifications.
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    πŸ“ Feeling a little better about the project.
    5 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    As you can see, the builder must have had a starboard list. She is a bit, shall we say "not a bit straight". You can also see the extra girth. But we will make her presentable.
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    πŸ“ Deck to Remove
    5 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    It turns out upon further inspection, that this is in no way a Dumas Copy. Someone used actual plans on this one. It has the correct number of frames as its' true life self. It is about 20mm to wide at the top. We will have to settle for standoff scale. Otherwise she will be complete in the next six months or so. There is one ship ahead of her in dry dock.
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    πŸ“ 44' Coast Guard Abomination
    5 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    So, I have been in the market for a Dumas 44' MLB, I know, not hard to obtain, but I have so many projects, it has been on the back burner for some time. I purchased the plans from Dumas, scaled the frames, and it was like fifth in line to be completed.
    SO yesterday, I was trolling FB Market Place, and found what I describe as the Abomination. It was reasonably priced, but 130 miles away, having free time and some overtime cash I decided to make the trek.
    I was in the USCG for 24 years and served a tour at a Station that ran 30'. 44' and 52' life boats. so I am familiar with the type.
    Here are some pictures. It would seem the builder was skilled, used the Dumas plan, but took quite a few liberties we can all agree.
    It is the correct width, and for the most part length is correct as well. There are some interesting things. I will be able to use the chair, and it actually had a working magnetic compass.
    It is in the yards now stripped of all the mahogany and deck fittings. Much surgery is required. All but the very fwd Deck, and aft deck need to be removed. No easy task when it was built with 1/4" ply decks. We will have her shipshape in Bristol fashion in no time. She will be the 44356 Yaquina Bay Station to go with my 36503 from the same station.
    The bow needs to be shaved, they were stubby, but not that stubby. Deck at pilot house needs to be lifted 4 mm, well deck lowered 30mm. The portholes were a nice touch, but I will fill them.
    Two 500 motors, and looks like the shafts are workable. Rudders are in the correct position.

    Cheers!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 47' USCG Lifeboat - Rebuild
    8 months ago by KevinH ( Leading Seaman)
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    The 47' MLB are bare aluminum with black or dark gray non-stick pads. They did make a total of three that had white paint but were sold as surplus in 2006-7. I was their caretaker.
    Oddly, we just had a FRP 47' MLB darn near sink at our pond last month. Good Luck. Enjoy you extremely rare boat.
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