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    ๐Ÿ“ Set Back!
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So while moving to my new house I place my tow boat up on a shelf. So when I left and shut the door I heard something crash to the floor! I open the door and found my tow boat in the floor with substantial damage to the superstructure๐Ÿ˜” Though it's damaged it shouldn't take long to repair that damage! Ugh the joys of moving! Once I'm settled in I hope to get started back on it and finish it up!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor Boating around the pond!
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So my nephew, who has been helping me some, was anxious to see it go around the pond. So after tinkering with the rudders and tying both motors to the one good speed control, we added the 12v battery and one brick for ballast. Off we go down to the pond. It is still floating a bit high. It putted around the pond real nice. I can't wait for the new speed control, to see how much difference it will make in using the independent motors to assist in the turns.

    ๐Ÿ“ Rudder controls
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    well I managed to get the rudders hooked up and working. Ended up with a bad speed control which almost burnt the boat up. Never fails, it seems one step forward and one step backwards.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Float testing
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes sir the nephew wanted to see it float so we added a few rocks while at the pond no leaks found at this point so moving forward

    ๐Ÿ“ Float testing
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well I've managed to finish the majority of the glass work still more sanding and preping for paint on the hull. I decided.to see where it was as far as the draft. Initially sitting it in the water it was floating way to light. after finding at best guess, about 1 1/2 pounds of rocks she was still floating high at which point I snapped these to photos. I'm thinking I'm going to have to add an additional 1 or 2 pounds of weight to get the water line right. But it's looking good sitting on thw water.

    ๐Ÿ“ Rudders
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well I've managed to get some rudders made. I've got both steering rudders and 2 of the 4 flanking rudders made. Tomorrow I hope to finish the other 2 flanking rudders. I just used some brass tubing and a flat sheet of brass.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tow Boat Kort nozzles
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Unfortunately my 3d printer is packed away. I am also still learning to use it. I haven't really designed anything other than simple shapes but have bought a few and downloaded a few free designs. I actually bought it about 3 years ago in hopes of learning it just for modeling. Maybe one day I'll get there.

    ๐Ÿ“ Tow Boat Kort nozzles
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well I've made it back ashore and made a little progress on the tow boat. I started by adjusting my shafts in the boat and once I was satisfied with the alignment I reaffixed them permanently. Then it was onto the Kort nozzles themselves. So what to use? After searching around the garage and looking at every can I could find I settled on a Dr Pepper can. To stiffen it up I then took balsa and epoxied it to the can. Using thin CA I then harden the balsa by soaking it with the CA. Caution do in well ventilated area! Measure and cut then file and sand. Time to figure out how to affix to the stuffing tube. More so how to center it. Tracing inside of the kort on a board measuring widest point then drawing a line along one edge then measuring out the same distance on each end then using a square finished my square. Draw straight line from corner to corner and repeat with other corners and you have the center of your kort. Drill tiny hole where the x marks the spot. Taking some flat brass strips and a piece of the left over brass from the stuffing box I bent the flat around the tube only half way the repeated with another piece. After shaping I then sanded lightly cleaned and soldered to halves together. A tip about soldering for those who haven't done much. Tin both parts of what you are soldering, whether wires or brass or copper, Tinning is nothing more than presoldering or adding solder to both parts first. Then add a small dot of solder to the iron and when you touch it to the parts it's almost instant that it melts. Learned this in a factory so many years ago. After parts were soldered then I used different scrapped brass stacked down to a small piece that fit in the hole on my board. Mark the ends of the brace split the two pieces of brass back to the mark and then test fit. Both braces were almost perfect first try. Extremely minor adjustment made, probably due to older age and failing eyesight! Once fitted in kort then was test fitted on the towboat and that's where we are today.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Samuel B Richmond
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So I have made it home boy was I way off on my guessing. It actually is 1/48 scale 36 1/4 inches in length.

    ๐Ÿ“ Work boats in Port Fourchon
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am a Paramedic. I live a boring life aboard the boat.

    ๐Ÿ“ Work boats in Port Fourchon
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am on the Harvey Hermes. The fast Giant is a crew/supply boat. The other photos I tried taking had the sun glaring into them this morning but here are a couple more.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Work boats in Port Fourchon
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    here are a few work boats as we made port this morning.

    ๐Ÿ“ Springer push-boat goes under a footbridge
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    not springer but a small harbor tow. was watching for one when we made port this morning but I didn't see the local resident springer. when I do catch him I'll make sure to grab a photo or two.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted Plans
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Toradog,

    I've found plans for the Alabama with the hull cross sections or what he is calling the stations. However, once again for the Wyoming class or USS Arkansas BB33 they do not have the "stations". I have found multiple overhead and side profile views just not the cross section to lay up a build.

    Thanks for your assistance!
    Stan

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted Plans
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I found the architectural drawings there but they did not have the cross section for the Arkansas. I also found another site,

    https://maritime.org/doc/plans/index.php
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Samuel B Richmond
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The best of my memory is that it is 1/35 Scale. I believe it was 46 in long. Problem is everything I had written down for it, is deep in storage. I recently moved and all of my stuff is in storage until we can find a house. We moved long distance closer to her family. Ill measure and recalculate when I get home but that is what I think the scale worked out to.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cargo Ship
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It is a beautiful work boat/supply boat. Similar to the ones I work on here in the Gulf of Mexico. Did he name it by chance? If so you can look up the name and see if he is modeling it after a real vessel. Then search for photos to help you with the detail.

    Have fun with it!

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted Plans
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Unfortunately not, for it is an Iowa Class battleship. However if I can't find one of the other two the Mighty MO is my third choice. I am looking for one that is not popularly modeled otherwise the Missouri would be my first choice.

    Thanks for your reply.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted Plans
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am in search of plans in the scale of 1/144 of the Wyoming class battleship BB33 USS Arkansas and the battleship BB60 USS Alabama. Any help of finding a site that would have these plans would be greatly appreciated.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: USS Bluefish
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Im looking at buying the revell gato class 1/72 scale and converting. I even found a blog where another gentleman had already built one. I hope to obtain it to add to my building collection of ships.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sharnhorst
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    she is a beautiful ship.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dusseldolph fire boat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    do you have any photos?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My Back Yard
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think a 360-web cam around this particular platform would be great. We are right on the edge of the shipping lanes. Could be like those train guys, cough cough, uh I wouldn't know anything about that.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Boats
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/HMS%20Amethyst/DSCF0270.
    ๐Ÿ“ My Back Yard
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here is the current view of my back yard today! Hope you enjoy

    ๐Ÿ“ Dual independent speed control set up
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I was definitely admiring that setup as well. Maybe for my next build I will look into it. For my tow boat build having the independent right and left throttle with the independent right and left rudder I believe will allow it to work as the real thing. I do like the looks of the dual throttle though.

    I do want to thank all those who have posted here I greatly appreciate your input.

    ๐Ÿ“ Dual independent speed control set up
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the diagram, I thought that would be the way to go but wasnt 100% sure. Also I intended on adding a throttle gimble to the other stick, channel 3 and 4 as you mentioned. With the tow boat being able to adjust throttle independently and rudder independently gives it the ability to turn on a dime even with a large tow. ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Dual independent speed control set up
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just wondering who out there has set up dual independent speed controls on their motors to control them separately? I am working on a river tow boat which will require independent motor control for working with the barges it will be pushing. I'm not quite at the point of hooking my 2 15 amp speed controllers up yet and would like advice from others that have done this. I think I know how they should be connected but once again asking advice before I try.

    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everyone.

    Im glad to have found a model ship/boat building community. I look forward to any comments or advice you throw my way. Anyone in the US, particularly in the Florida or Alabama area, have any information on local boating clubs? Throw it my way.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Samuel B Richmond
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ StanC ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes sir it is



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