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    ๐Ÿ“ How do I bend plywood
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I would be careful on using steam or any solution with the plywood as it may warp the outer layer or affect the glue. It also depends on the type of plywood as there is a softwood type and an aircraft type that is hard. I had a springer tug where there is plywood on the bottom of the keel. I used a water proof wood glue that I picked up at a hardware store and used a lot of 1inch rubber bands tho hold it in place. I picked up the rubber bands in a store called Staples๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Superstructure Railing Build
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ˜”Very nice, also working ao a springer push boat. I will be using plastic strut for the railings.

    ๐Ÿ“ TUG BOAT 686 Anyone have?
    8 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just placed an order for one. Should be fun and I will post info on the tugboat 686. Shipping is slow and saw that it was shipped๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

    ๐Ÿ“ Need help in identifying a brushless outboard motor
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you all for your answers. So bottom line is that this is a modified old outmost with a brushless motor added. The best part is that I got it for a very very low price. I am planning to use a small servo for steering and add a small arm on these so that this servo can activate the steering. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ TUG BOAT 686 Anyone have?
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This would be a great model to put in a saddle bag on your motor cycle the go sailing. Just wondering if you can run two or more of these boats together with out any radio interfearance

    ๐Ÿ“ TUG BOAT 686 Anyone have?
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Has anyone purchase the TUGBOAT 686 and modify the boat to make it more scale in appearance. This would be a fun project for a low cost.
    You can google Tugboat 686 and it wil come up๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Need help in identifying a brushless outboard motor
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Acquired these parts from a estate sale.
    Need help to identify this outboard motor. Tried looking up the manufacturer names and numbers. Found some info on the escarpment and actual motor but not the complete outboard.
    Has anyone ever used this outboard?
    Planning to use it on a skiff that was a static boat. I saturated the inside and out with paint and polyurethane. Going to make it a boat that is transporting illegal alcohol.

    ๐Ÿ“ New Boat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I made a kitchen rudder for my steam launch back in the 80โ€™s. Still works great. I use two servos, one rod steering right and left and the other for opening and closing the clam sell. The servo for opening and closing the is mounted on a bolting shaft the connect to the two clam shell. The servo pulls the shell together rather the push them close. This way it will not bend the clamshell shafts. Hard to explain but if you want, I can send some photos๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Festival of Lights
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice, like the sky and how it slowly got dark. Great video! Like all of the boats๐Ÿ‘
    Years ago we did a two day boat regatta and on the first day it was a night sail. There was a course with different floats and you had to follow a course and not to hit a float. Since it was night you could only rely on the boats navigation lights. I did it with a Midwest steam launch and laid my lights out according to the coast quarts recommendations. It was a lot of fun.

    ๐Ÿ“ Just wanted to share some of the progress on my Push Boat.
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello LewZ, yes I thought about this when building. Plus I think it will be like a sail if there is wind. Trying to make everything on top lite and hopefully stable. Since this is the springer kit and it has the original with the original super structure which I have and built but not painted. The super structure that I am working on is the Kentucky superstructure. So if it is to top heavy I can switch out with the original super structure and sail without problems?

    ๐Ÿ“ Just wanted to share some of the progress on my Push Boat.
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Some more progress. This push boat has a company name of โ€œSteer Straight Marineโ€ and the name of the boat will be โ€œWell Done llโ€ ( Well Done 1โ€ went back to the kitchen as it was burnt๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿคฃ
    The lights are all wired, there only two wires going down for the power as all the lights are 3 volts and wired in parallel. Everything can be disassembled with screws, pilot hose roof/pilot house from main cabin and main cabin from deck base. This is done by using screws that go into blind nuts. This will make repairs and upgrades easy. Note that I have painted it to look like a steer white with brown spots plus on the front of the pilot house is a steer skull in 1/24 scale. More to come๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Vintage model boats.
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice๐Ÿ‘like the electric motors and steam items you displayed๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I also went with copper as it was the first metal used by man. O well, maybe I will do better next time๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I too did not know, I guessed it and got it wrong. Hopefully I will do better on the next question๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Got the answer wrong, O well maybe be I will do better tomorrow๐Ÿ˜Š
    I look forward to this every morning Thank You๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ What Paint Do Members Use?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I used Rustoleum but had problems where second coats and other colors on masked areas would wrinkle where Zi would have to re- sand and try again. I tried waiting over two weeks before the second coat with same results. I now use a rattle can spray paint from Home Depot (in the states) called Berr paint. Hi I do my model boats and prewar model trains and had the same problems with Rustoleum. The Berr had a heavy pigmentation and goes on easialy. I do not use Krylon.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sounds to sleep by
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nice. really relaxing, thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Mystery boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I looked at my old Taubmann Plane Services catalog (1985-1986) and could not find this boat, Will continue the search๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Mystery boat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    World War One torpedo boat. I will check some sites that still sell plans and maybe I will find it๐Ÿ™

    ๐Ÿ“ Socialising at the lake
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Any sailing is good sailing. Starting to get warmer on the States east coast. Sailing soon.

    ๐Ÿ“ Just wanted to share some of the progress on my Push Boat.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi RodC, The springer tugs are great. I usually do live steam and scratch build launches. Doing a electric is a change for me. I also put a motors and horn sound module in the boat. I made a brass two piece keil for rudder support. This makes it easy to remove the rudder and prop and shaft. Once I have the internal electronics in the boat I will take some photos. The hull is dome except for some detailing and Paint. I am a slow builder as when I make something I like to make it so that it cane easily be taken apart and fixed. I am using the two 6 volt batteries that Zippkit sells. These are suppose to be wired in parallel for more current. I do not like to put batteries in parallel as the internal resistance of each battery is different and could drain one when not using. I will wire mine so that one battery is used at a time.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Just wanted to share some of the progress on my Push Boat.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi RodC:

    Like your model push boat, sounds like your adding some detail. What type of video camera will you be using?
    I have a older kit with a single screw and brushed motor
    My push boat is a Zippkit. I just ordered the other super structure from them (Kentucky wheel house) I still in the middle of modifying the super structure. This is a fun model and throwing in detail is fun. I have the stinger super structure ans can easily swap

    ๐Ÿ“ Just wanted to share some of the progress on my Push Boat.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just wanted to share some of the progress on my Push Boat.
    Working on my mast. Drilled the holes in the pilot house so I can screw it on. Still must drill and tap the radar on. The light supports are drilled for the wire to go through. I have 4 of the same lamps, ordered two as I only need one so I will have a spare. The wires will be dresses on the side going down and will be held in place with electrical tape cut thin. There is a through hole for the wires to go through in the center of the mast mount. This way the wires will be hidden at this point. The lights are not glued in place yet as I have to paint and do some more finish work on the mast. Going to work on the 3 guide wires for the mast support. They will be attached to the mast just above the radar.

    The radar unit still needs to be drilled, tapped, painted, and decaled.

    I also made a working sliding door for the pilot house.
    Note the steer skull on the front. With this, I will name the push boat company โ€œ Steer Straight Marineโ€. The name of this boat will be called โ€œWell Done IIโ€. I will also be painting the supper structures a satin white and will be placing some brown patches (only on the side) to simulate a steer hide. You have to have fun with these models๐Ÿ˜Š

    The mast is from Harbor Models (they do have nice items) and does not come assembled. This is a 3-D made piece and the holes for the brass tubes to go through were drill on a angle (was not squared). I had to plug the holes and re-drill them working with a small drills up to the size not to break the plastic). Harbor Models makes nice stuff, but this item is not there best and with the work I had to do I could have made one from scratch. The sliding door is also a Harbor models part.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That would be fun, love to be in this๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Steamboat Willie
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Steamboat Wilie 36" long X12" wide. Anthony Bohaboy engine Oscillator 5/8 bore and stroke about 70 years old). Uses a modified Optimus back pack stove for burner. Kitchen rudder (which works very well), about 27 lbs. Picture is at a new club in Lacy Township NJ at one of the lakes. Boat is resting on the beach.

    ๐Ÿ“ when it will not go back
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Is this a new transmitter and receiver? I had experience with a new one that was set up as a drone radio. The left throttle switch (does not have a spring to bring it back to center like the throttle stick) on mine transmitter. the one I have would on or on or off for the complete travel of the stick (left stick). What I dis was used the right stick with the springs to bring it back to center). This work around worked๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Launching cradle
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great Subject. My boats are a bit heavy and being up in years its a bit hard to launch. Folk's in my club use various methods. The easiest one I saw and used was two large automotive fan belts attached to a wood handle. When using, you slip fan belt around your model you can lift it up and put it in the water. The repeat the process when taking out. This is simple and will not take that much room up when placing it in your car.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin. I do not think that many people will be saying that they have two different color socks on. It is a bit too cold to wear shorts here. Maybe I will roll my pants up a bit so that everyone can see my two different color socks. Just got to make sure I have the correct port and starboard on the right foot๐ŸคฃLOL?

    ๐Ÿ“ Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    WOW! Received the Prize yesterday. Just want to say thank you very much. I will be wearing the socks this weekend at a Cabin Fever Breakout in Pennsylvania (USA). This is a indoor event and they set up a very large pool to sail in. I will be bringing one of my steamboats. So if your there look for me with my Port and Starboard socks.
    Steve Thank you again.
    RonH

    ๐Ÿ“ Free Christmas Prize Draw!
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RonH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This was lots of fun, new some answers and guess on a few that came out right. I think I did better than last year. Could you list the countries and how many people won from each?



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