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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Quick surgery update
    7 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    So glad to hear it. Take good care of those eyes. It will be well worth it.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lead strip alternatives?
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    For the rear of the hatch, you can use small magnets. Do an internet search to find suppliers. They are strong enough these days that even airplane modelers use them.

    The force of the magnet will be strong enough that you can use a strip of rubber at the bottom of the hatch to seal out water intrusion.

    ๐Ÿ“ Epoxy glue....how to remove it?
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    A monakote (sp?) dryer works as well or better than a hair dryer, and is an inexpensive tool to have around.

    ๐Ÿ“ Maiden voyage disaster
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Where are you located? In the US, your damages from the bite and to your ship would be covered in a Small Claims Court case, no attorney required.

    The dog owner is strictly liable for all damages arising from the dogs conduct, which would include getting a new kit for replacement parts.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sea commander
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    If you use a cylindrical object to shape the wetted wood, fasten one edge to the former. Then pull the wood around the former, rather than just trying to push it to shape. That will prevent the piece from splitting while you shape it.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck, wood and bulwarks.
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks fabulous! She will
    Be a real showpiece!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian towboat barge project
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks like if you go โ€˜single file,โ€™ you probably need a removable bulb under the barge, and perhaps a loading point on the beach that keeps the barge from rolling until the truck is positioned.

    Just โ€˜thinking out loudโ€™.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking the main deck
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have a couple of projects with planked decks to be worked on in the future, and I really like your work. Iโ€™m interested in the clamps you used with what I will call a โ€˜thumb buttonโ€™ on one end. I read your description, and saw some general wording, but no specific description.

    What are the โ€˜thumb buttons made of? Are they glued over the end of the clip after a pin has been driven through each end? I would find a rough sketch helpful. Looks like a great approach for curved planking.

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    Popeye would come on every weekday at 5:00 p.m. I was preempted by the Mickey Mouse Club. Then he would be on in the Saturday morning cartoons.

    I did notice the other name, but used the one heard most.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SS Empress of Canada
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Vic Smeed did a plan for this ship
    Many years ago. Did you have a hull plan or build from scratch?

    Beautiful model!

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    What time of day to you post the quiz? I obviously missed yesterdayโ€™s question.

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    ๐Ÿ“ wether to paint or patch
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    If you are concerned about watertight integrity, you may wish to put a layer of thin glass cloth over the hull. The point of glassing is to prevent the wood structure from separating when it gets wet.

    I lost an old Scientific Models Nautilus submarine because it cracked from the inside, and there was nothing on the outside to prevent cracking and distortion.

    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Let me know if you might want a plan. I also have a set of the Sterling fittings, as I probably wonโ€™t get around to building this one. You can private message me.

    The photo I posted isnโ€™t mine. It is one of my inspirations from the RC Scale Boats Group.

    ๐Ÿ“ Does anybody recognize these boats?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    The forty eight inch one looks like a Sterling 42โ€™ Chris Craft Corvette. There is only one in existence, which was a custom version of the 42โ€™ Express Cruiser.

    ๐Ÿ“ re vintage model workshop
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you. She was built from Midwestโ€™s long discontinued The Trawler kit with additional detailing.
    MY first fiber glassed hull.

    ๐Ÿ“ re vintage model workshop
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    I used Floquil on my trawler, nearly 40 years ago. I think the green is โ€˜Pullman Green,โ€™ since they dropped their Marine colors. When all was dry I shot it with a semi gloss clear spray.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Different View (Standing on the hard)
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    They all look great!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tug from the past
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very nicely done. I have always had a fondness for tugs.

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    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    I found it. If I click โ€˜share,โ€™ then open it in chrome, the whole book comes up! Thank you for sharing that.

    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    How do I download? That isnโ€™t an option when I click on the image.

    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    I can only read the cover from the .pdf that I got.

    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    A great find. That book goes from $35.00 to $40.00 in Abe books, which has had exceptionally good prices for me on modeling and other maritime books.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Chines.....
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    โ€œScrewing up the order of uploading the pictures of the chines is far better than screwing up the order in which they are attached!

    I found your post very understandable. She is looking very good, now that she has that โ€˜boat shapeโ€™.

    ๐Ÿ“ Witte Zea plans.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    I donโ€™t have the Billings plan, but found the attached, which may be helpful..

    ๐Ÿ“ Loss of Pictures on this site
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks like a software issue. I canโ€™t see anyoneโ€™s pictures.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 Chris Craft 35' update
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    She is looking really sharp. She will look great on the water!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: T.I.D Class Tug
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Warrant Officer)
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    She looks lovely, but, then again, I am partial to the older tugs.



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