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    (Yacht) Adele
    Model is from Dumas kit hull covered with 2 layers or 2 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin. Deck mahogany covered with 3/4 oz. cloth and resin, painted with klass Coat epoxy paints. Running lights and cabin light. Built with removable interchangeable bridge windscreen or windscreen with roof. (Motor: MACK 5045) (ESC: MACK 35) (8/10)
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    πŸ“ Dumas Cobra
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dumas Cobra 28” long weighs 5 1/2 pounds
    October 10, 2018
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    πŸ“ Emma C Berry
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sterling Emma C Berry 49”long 17 pounds with added keel weight.
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    πŸ“ Dumas USS Crockett
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dumas model 51” long weighs 22pounds. Desiel sound, whooper,
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    October 10, 2018
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    πŸ“ Dumas Cobra
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dumas Cobra 28” long weighs 5 1/2 pounds
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    πŸ“ Robert E Perry
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Robert E Perry test. Sea trials ballast seams good.
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    πŸ“ Dumas Exspress Crusier
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dumas Exspress Crusier 36” long twin drive.
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    πŸ“ Flower Class Corvett
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Revell 1/72 Flower Class Corvett
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    πŸ“ Sterling American Scout
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sterling model American Scout 50 1/2” long 7” beam weighs 15 pounds. Harbor Models smoker.
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    πŸ“ Revell 1/72 Flower Class Corvett
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Revell model at stern you see a small servo with micro switch for the Ram whooper sound module. Pic with upper deck on side shows speaker and electronics with 9volt battery power. Moving forward Harbor Models small 6 volt smoker, 3000 nimh 6 volt battery with 2 connectors powers smoker fan and main motor from ESC.

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    πŸ“ American Scout
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sterling American Scout 50” long
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    πŸ“ Dumas Exspress Crusier
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dumas Exspress Crusier 36” long
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    πŸ“ Dumas Crockett
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dumas Crockett 51” long 22lbs.
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    πŸ’¬ Bulwark Stays
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very interesting Doug not to go on and on Since the seaman’s story’s I was told are way to colorful for this site, but your mention of Oman reminded me of my birthday August 1944 my old man told me he was in Oran unloading and on the 11th of August a bird flew in to his cabin that’s my birthday. Have a Good evening Mike

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    πŸ’¬ Bulwark Stays
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the kind words and history my farther was a engineer on merchants libertys and Victory’s WW2 all battle theatres Murmansk the lot. I was his wiper Oiler, fireman on stationary boilers and generators eventually got my NYC High pressure license and refrigeration license. I recently took a day trip on the S.S. John W Brown www.ssjohnbrown.org in Baltimore USA.

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    πŸ“ Bulwark Stays
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Began adding bulwark stays cut with chop tool and secured with thick CA should take a while also searching net for oval shaped eyelets to simulate Hawser openings.

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    πŸ’¬ Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the kind words Sanddancer. Your City of Eli looks very nice so far. I just added some detail to the Hull I used 1/4” aluminum tubing and fiberglass filler to add fillets. I saw the added stabilizers on the Fleet Scale hull for there Liberty ship. I have there 1/48 Flower Corvette hull and it is really well made heavier gauge then the deans and very well detailed including rivet detail.

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    πŸ’¬ Artesania Latina Hellen
    8 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Motor only thanks for the kind words Mike

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    πŸ“ Artesania Latina Hellen
    9 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Model is 33in inches long and beam 9 inches, height is 24 inches.
    ABS hull model weighs 14 pounds. Power is 6 volt electric motor and 6 volt 3000 mah battery.

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    πŸ“ 1/48 Flower Class Corvette
    9 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Preparing to build a 1/48 scale WW2 Flower Class Corvette, just recieved the hull from Fleetscale excellent quality also purchased from them was the prop shaft, prop, and stuffing box and rudder.
    The materials and craftsmanship on these are priceless. The motor is a MFA/ combo drills 12v D.C. pt No. 457-RE800 and I plan on using a Viper marine 40 amp Mtroniks speed control perhaps a little overkill.

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    πŸ“ Sterling Yacht America
    9 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sterling Yacht America 51 1/2” long 8 1/2” beam 41” high. Model was built from kit has auxiliary electric power and Futaba sail wench servo. Model weighs 11 lbs and has a removable 2 lb. keel weight.

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    πŸ’¬ Sterling American Scout
    9 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the kind words Glyn, Railings are straight pins cut to length and horizontal railing are Thread.

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    πŸ’¬ Emma C Berry Schooner
    9 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The kits came with the tapered masts. I did have make one of the masts over as it was warped.What I did was purchase a 1/2” hard wood dowel marked the center and smaller diameter on one end then used a small razor plane to taper it to almost the shape I needed then cut the lenth just a bit longer so I could fit it into my 1/2 drill chock fastened the drill to my work bench and used it like a makeshift lath then used sandpaper to smooth and shape the final taper needed. Hope this helps Mike

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    πŸ’¬ Emma C Berry Schooner
    9 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nicely done l have built two Emma C Berry’s one free sail the other r/c with auxiliary electric motor the both sail nicely. Sterling also produced the Yacht America in the same scale size as the Emma C Berry. I have that as well set up with r/c and auxiliary power. I’ve raced them against each other about equal in speed. Both have removable keels.

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    πŸ“ Steam whistle sound with smoke
    9 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just pondering how one would set up and sincrconize a simulated steam whistle. Since I’m not running on steam I could use smoke from my smoke unit and of course a steam sound module. Any ideas as how To do this? My thought was using the RAM ship whistle which works with a micro switch. One servo would control both the whistle and at the same time release squeezing off neoprene tubing would allow smoke to issue out the whistle. Anyone thoughts on this would be appreciated.

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    πŸ“ Sloop Gypsy -1940’s Comet Kit
    9 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Comet Gispy Sloop was the first model boat I built in 1950s and sailed at a local park in the Bronx at Crotona Park the pond at that time had row boats for rent on the weekends and was called indian Lake. I have over the years collected two of them one I built the other is still in the box. Thanks for the memory’s. Mike

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    πŸ“ Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    10 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Added 5 lbs of shot to the hull and installed sub floor.

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    πŸ’¬ Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    10 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    πŸ’¬ Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    10 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes Deepdiver, the rudder is offset on the and liberty and made of cast concrete in two sections for fuel efficiency which I understand saved thousands of gallons of fuel, since I,m not worried about the mileage I’m just going to simulate the rebar on the rudder for scale affect. I foolded a brass sheet over into a streamline air foil shape and sandwiched a piece 1/8” brass rod for the post. Just a point of interest the American aircraft carrier based Corsair had 2 degrees of offset built into the vertical
    Fin as well as a rudder trim tab to compensate for the torque. I just returned from Baltimore where my wife and I took a 8hr day trip on the John W. Brown one of 3 remaining working WW2 Libertyships.

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    πŸ“ Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship
    10 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Started building Deans Marine Libertyship Robert E. Perry finished
    Lenth 54 1/2” beam 7 1/2” weight 35 lbs. Power is Deans motor Falcon 3671 6 volt 1500rpm 3.19mm shaft and prop 147-18 brass propeller 50-L-4bl-M4.
    Kit is very nicely done all fittings and hardware are included with the kit. The hull is detailed and I have lined the inside of the hull with 2 x 2 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin to give it more rigidity. I have installed the motor and prop shaft along with the rudder which I replaced since the kit supplied rudder was cast resin and only had a 3/32 dia shaft, I’m sure it would work fine but felt better with something a little more substantial. Added 5 lbs of ballast I used shot and installed sub floor in hull. Equipment installation and deck fitting, added 1/8” plywood as deck and styrene on top.

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    πŸ“ Dumas Miss Thriftway 36”
    10 months ago by Mikep ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Old Dumas kit. Model is 36” long 14” beam and weighs 7 lbs.is Motor is Astro Flite 25 power is 2 x 7.2 5000 mah batteries.

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