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    Retired Marina Manager Restored and lived on a 30' 1927 Elco
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    Irish Currach
    This is a model I picked up at a Tag Sale some years back. I think I paid $2.00 for it. It is as I bought it, I did nothing to it.
    Mt Washington
    Just arrived, the Dumas Mt Washington. The directions say it may take 9 months to a year to complete. Gosh, I hope I live that long๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I did also join a club called Paddle Ducks. it is dedicated to to the construction of Paddle Wheel Boat Models most of which are powered by Steam. The models are extraordinary, Mostly built by Scratch
    Fantail Launch
    Fantail Launch Kit bought on ebay. Only problem was, the box only contained scraps and the plans. Being stubborn as I am I decided to build it any way๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ The plans did not call for a mahogany deck, I decided to dress her up
    Typhoon
    Typhoon Build, Finished Product Mack Products 4 Pole Brushless Motor 3660-4P1500 Mack Products Brushless/Sensorless-ESC 7189 Speed Controller Ram Products Bilge Pump Mack Products Lighting (Bow, Port, Starboard, Stern) Not happy with the windshield. The original owned by Edsel Ford had no Windshield.
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    20 hours ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    2 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Nerys,
    Looks like a great find!
    Good Luck.
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    Hi Fodigo,
    Attached are a couple of Sketches.
    Good Luck.
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    4 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Actually I am.
    Not at all Boorish. The more info the Better. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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    4 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Chum,
    My favorites are the Sport Fish and the Lobster Boat. They remind me of my Marina days. Although they are all very nice.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    4 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks, Rick
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    4 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Sorry no Pics. Will try to do a sketch.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    drawing skills are pathetic at best
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mt Washington
    4 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    The Electronics are pretty much complete.
    Everything can be controlled from the Transmitter, Turnigy 5 Channel.
    Except for the 3 volt running lights. I was not able to get them to operate from my Multi Switch.
    The difficulty with the electronics is because of the various voltages involved. 14.7 for the motor and ESC. 9v for the sound. 12 to 14 for cabin lighting, 3v for the running lights. I was able to run the cabin lights at 9v. i was able to achieve the voltage difference with a step-down board.
    i had to use a 3v batt for the running lights? I'm pretty comfortable with electronics, but this one has me baffled so i took the separate 3v battery route.
    All manual Switches are located under the hatch which I made operational'
    (It gets hot down next ti the boiler the boys need all the ventilation they can get!!) As is with the open windows๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Still a way to go before completion.
    https://youtu.be/-JskmGMPAiI
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    5 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    I used to use side plates with holes on the fingers and angle iron with holes on the mains. They were then connected with rods thru the holes. Have you considered PVC for the dock material?
    1" thick material is available at Lumber yards. It can be milled to size. The other option would be to coat the lumber with penetrating epoxy.
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    6 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Hi BW,
    Rich at Mack Products is my go-to for propulsion.
    Good pricing, very knowledgeable.
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    6 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    I shall be following your progress, as a former Marina Manager, dock design and building was an important aspect of my job. Although your Marina is in miniature there are similarities. Are you able to leave the docks in all summer?
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    6 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Epoxy works on wood to wood, wood to fiberglass polyester, fiberglass polyester to fiberglass polyester, Metal to metal, wood to fiberglass polyester. Some plastics can present a problem. that is where CA or Acetone can come into play.
    So, it depends what materials you are trying to glue together.
    It can be confusing.
    It can be daunting, especially when you have spent a lot of money and an incredible amount of time on a model and want it to be perfect, or at least for it to stay together.
    I hope this is some help.
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    6 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Very Nice.
    Any background on the builds?
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    7 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Good Pics.
    I like the Mini Marina
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    7 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Stephen,
    In my experience with full size sailing yachts, letting into the king Plank was common practice. Good Choice๐Ÿ‘
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    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks Doug,
    Never could Spell anyway, Used to drive my mother crazy when I was a kid.๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Missed that boat Doug.
    I guess I was at the train station when my Ship came in.๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    That would work for me, Colin.
    Never was able to achieve it though๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Spot On Doug ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    The pics are great Ron,
    She is definitely the preferred mode of commuting, in my mind๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Nice Detail on those Bulkheads, Rick ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    12 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Exceptional Build!!
    Thanks for the thorough explanations of all facets of the build.
    Trev
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    14 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Rick.
    My Choices also๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    16 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Mike,
    Very impressive, looks like the real thing๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    She does move, even a little rooster tail๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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    17 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Good Site
    Thanks,
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    17 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Stephen,
    Sorry to hear. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
    Trev
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    17 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Spot on Gary!
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    17 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Not at all Steven, You are an inspiration. I am chaffing at the bit to build a steam vessel. I thought the Mt Washington was going to be my steamy. Alas much to my disappointment it did not prove feasible.
    I will not be deterred. I shall seek another build in the future to fulfill my wish for a Steamy. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    What is it about steam engines that borders on addiction?๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Trev
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    17 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    The Stuff is Dangerous to be Sure Sy, it goes everywhere without Warning๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    17 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    She looks like she has great potential๐Ÿ‘
    Good Luck๐Ÿ˜Š
    Trev
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