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    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    11 hours ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    11 hours ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    How do I download? That isnโ€™t an option when I click on the image.
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    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    13 hours ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I can only read the cover from the .pdf that I got.
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    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    13 hours ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Chines.....
    8 days ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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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€™.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Witte Zea plans.
    15 days ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I donโ€™t have the Billings plan, but found the attached, which may be helpful..
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    ๐Ÿ“ Loss of Pictures on this site
    23 days ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like a software issue. I canโ€™t see anyoneโ€™s pictures.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 Chris Craft 35' update
    29 days ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She is looking really sharp. She will look great on the water!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: T.I.D Class Tug
    1 month ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks lovely, but, then again, I am partial to the older tugs.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rstoring Transparent Plastic (windows, etc.)
    1 month ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looking forward to seeing your replacement cabin build.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dumas N-20 plans, CC 35โ€™ sport fisherman
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Check the current posts. There is a build of the 35 footer going on right now, starting from scratch. Posted by Brightwork.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Springer #3 (Zip Kits; Scale: 1/18)
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful likeness. I bet your son has fun running it. I built a boat once for a dad, and when I delivered it at yhe pond, it took forever for the dad to give up the controls. ๐Ÿ˜„

    Are you going to make some barges for him to push around?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington on Sale
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I was really surprised to see that the regular price is above $600! That is more than I paid for the kit, the motor, and a sound system.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington on Sale
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    There have been a few builds of the lovely side wheel ferry on this site.

    I received an email from Dumas that this kit has been reduced for a sale, from $615.00 to $485.00.

    Mine is still waiting to be built, but I am sure glad I got it in the early 2000โ€™s!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Charts
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I agree. Not all boats and ships have power equipment. Even if as small as an IPhone, there are times when the phone discharges. And not all sailing craft have generators.

    Replacing all charts with electronics is like trying to do away with model plans, just because their are plans on line, in my opinion.

    I am sure there are systems that show a large scale projection of a โ€˜chartโ€™ on a display screen, but I am sure the cost is prohibitive for most recreational boaters.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Huntsman (Star)
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is one beautiful build! Looking forward to sea trials pictures!
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    ๐Ÿ“ fitting props in correct rotation
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Is one of the motors geared to give opposite rotation? Left and right props must turn in opposite rotation. It seems that the prop with the larger wash is turning correctly, and the other must turn in the opposite direction by reversing the motor leads or using a gearbox.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie - Bristol Pilot Cutter
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful!

    I got to sail a fellow San Diego ship modelerโ€™s scale sailing model when I lived there, and loved it! Keeping one going where you want it to is a little more challenging than a powered model.

    Your Katie will certainly dress up any sailing sue, as well as a display area. Lovely vessel!!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mount Washington
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    You have done a fabulous job on her. Glad you got the Fiberglas hull. I have one of that vintage awaiting a start once my health continues to improve.

    Yours is certainly an exemplar for future builds!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, DAY ON THE RIVER.
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks great! Especially on the trailer!
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    ๐Ÿ“ When grandchildren challenge you
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like Kon Tiki revisited. Great Job! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bunker Boat, current effort
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That looks like a great beginning. I have that plan and it is awaiting space, like several others. Not just for building it, but also for display.

    There is at least one build on the RC groups forum for Scale Model Electric Boats, which is an outstanding build.

    You can find R/C Groups at rcgroups.com. If you join, you can go to scale boats and do a search.

    Looking forward to further progress!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Miss Madison
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What size engine? Gas or electric?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paddle Steamer Waverley
    2 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Also off the New England Coast. The ferries Nantucket, Marthaโ€™s Vineyard, and Island Home, among others.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paddle Steamer Waverley
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Speaking of โ€œbig boy pants,โ€ . . .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Creole Queen Sternwheeler
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very comprehensive build and log! Who lazer cut your railing pieces? They look great.

    The passengers always give
    her a lot of personality.

    I would be very interested in pictures of your Mt Washington.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OPPS
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Please pardon me if I missed it, but what kind of cloth did you use for the cover? It looks really good.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Scaling up a plan
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Iโ€™m not sure where you live, but here in the states FEDEX stores have a โ€˜do it yourselfโ€™ large format copier that I used to use, that was very reasonable in price.

    I have also used an office copier to print enlarged 8x 17 copies and then tape them up.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Scaling up a plan
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes. All dimensions would be doubled, so there should be no problem with parts, as well as the plan, profile and cross-sectional views.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Judy B
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks beautiful. I have those plans from Model Builder and the drawing of the tug when she was in Army service.

    I intend to build a model of the Edward H that was a civilian conversion of the Army Core of Engineers tug Forney, which was an 85โ€™ ST. The Forney had been modified to have the second deck level run around the front of the pilot house.

    When I started this project, Forney had just been sold to the newly formed Heritage Marine at Knife River. I was able to get in contact with the Owner, Mike Sojard, who had some extra pictures taken for me.

    Things were going fine until a back injury literally took me off my feet, and out of a job. Time has also changed for Edward H, too, for it has been sold and replaced by a larger tug that now has its name.

    I have been improving, but have to create some work space and finish another project or two that are also on my list.
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