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14th Jan 2015
Last Online
11th Sep 2018
RedRider

Member Stats
Stats
Member No. 3188
Registered 14th Jan 2015
Last Online 11th Sep 2018
City Severna Park
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 8
Photos Posted 53
Likes Received 34
Likes Given 4
49 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Empty Harbour
Lieutenant
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
117 points away from Commander!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 20
Forum Post 2 16
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 40
Photos Response 3 27
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 48
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 10
Blog Response 3 30
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 4
Received Likes 2 68
283 Total Points
United States
Recent Posts
Clyde Puffer by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Wow! What a neat looking collection of "puffer" parts and the ingenuity to assemble it all. Beautiful Mate!

Commission 44347 by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
This is a Dumas kit for a USCG Life boat 44' built in Curtis Bay Maryland Coast Guard yard. I've been working off and on this model for a couple of years.

Her Majesty's Savior by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hello Folks, Have gotten away from this project until recently. Am in the process of assembling the top deck. Have a question? ..... Has anyone used a glue gun in their assemblies, whether it be for only a few parts or more? Anyway, here's where I'm at recently....

Triton by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Love the boat, luv the pond!

Aerokits Solent (plan built) by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
That is the "Bees Knees!" Nice.

KD Perkasa by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Luv the plane!

Clyde Puffer by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Ha, Ha,! Well, that aside, it's really Kool. I like the steamers.

Clyde Puffer by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
I really like it...but, where's the captain and first mate? They jump overboard...LOL!

turbine by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Gotta be real proud Captain!

Piaggio Pegna P.C.7 by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
That's a neat project mate....

Her Majesty's Savior by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
This is a Dumas Coast Guard Life boat lit given to me from my now wife for Christmas 2014. I've scratch built model planes (50 years ago) but never a boat. So, I'm learning on the job, as they say. Just started on the power train this past week before I do any top deck work.

Spraying the deck and superstructure. by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Nice work mate.....

Skeg%u2026first attempt by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Nice work mate!

Edna May ll by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Love that setup mate!

HMS GREY GOOSE by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Still love the background music!

hull paint by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Geez, what a majestic build. Thanks for the links...this is the look I'm seeking. It's a stock photo, I'll add.

hull paint by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Hey Dave, Thanks for your good advice. I have a friend who's into RC Planes and will ask about his experiences. I'm familiar with gas as used in auto-body but it's too course. Didn't know about any finer. This is where I'm at now. I used poly on the inside.

hull paint by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Hey Guys, I've sanded my plank on frame hull of a Coast Guard life boat build. This is my first build. I want to the hull to simulate a steel hull so it needs to be smooth a blemish free. Color aside, what are my steps and what type paints do I need? I'm sure there are primers involved. Thanks for any help......

African Queen at New Brighton by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
The is a very kool build!

HMS BULLDOG / BEAGLE by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Thanks Mate, Does give me an indication of where I might go with power.

HMS BULLDOG / BEAGLE by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
I'm building my first ever US Coast Guard Life boat. It's approximately 33" long. What RPM motors are you running? Was going to ask how you got that super deluxe hull finish until I read it's fiberglas. i'm still in the throngs of hull prep and finish. Nice work you're doing there mate!

PT 301 (Snuffy Smith) by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
I have no clue, but to say she looks pretty nice to me.

African Queen at New Brighton by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Saw the real one in Key Largo 6-8 years ago. It has since been restored and used for harbor tours.

PT 301 (Snuffy Smith) by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Kool water bug ya got there mate!

Molly by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Ha, Ha! Well, she is a nice rig, ya got there. Long neck or not!

HMS GREY GOOSE by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
That's very kool! 👍

Molly by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
How can the guy see where he's going? 😁

HMS Diamond D35 - Build update Twelve by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
She's a beauty in the making....

Coast Guard Lifeboat by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
BTW Guys, The combination of a little windex and ammonia Is the trick for bending the 1/2 x 1/8 balsa planking. I begin with fitting and gluing the end of the plank to the first two frames. Once set, I wet the plank In stages whilst bending. towards the finish frame. Worked like a champ! It helps to have a bunch of small clamps....Happy Motoring

Coast Guard Lifeboat build continuem by RedRider Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI Dave, I welcome you to my blog. I'm learning by the seat of my pants. So, fell free to offer any tips and tricks along the way. To date, I've given the Interior a first coat of polyurethane. Am now researching the best way to finish the hull. In the meantime, I've been filling and sanding. After this, I'll begin the Initial stage of finishing the hull. Next, will be Installing the running gear....stay tuned!