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    Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Hello to All.
    This is going to be a build for a scratch built Shrimp Boat. We are starting with a 40 inch Beals Island Lobster boat hull. I got the plans from a thread on RC Groups.
    This will be my third boat that I have built. The first two are two Scratch built lobster boats that are on another forum here on RCU. They turned out very well and I have been running them almost everyday. They are not the normal lobster boats, but converted to pleasure craft.

    The shrimp boat will be 40" long and I'll be using an 800 series motor on 6 volts. The super structure will be moved forward from where it is now with more of a shrimp boat look. My plan at this time to to have the cranes that lower and lift the nets operational. At least that's the plans. Depending on how things go I will add lights, both internal and external. That would be kinda cool to be able to run it at night.
    Here are the first pictures, The 3/8 stuffing box has been ordered. The keel is 1/2" poplar and the formers are 1/4" lanian ply


    Comments or suggestions are always welcome.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Wayne, You just found out that boats are like Lays potato chips, you can't just build one.
    America home of the free,thanks to the brave

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Yeah Wayne.. What was that you said when I asked you how you liked building boats after you completed the lobster hulls??  You said "I think I'll stick to planes"  LOL Hows that working out for ya?

    Planes are awesome especially the ones you have but you cant always takeoff in the backyard as simply as dropping a boat in the water.  A time and place for everything.

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    "Comments and suggestions welcome"?!  Hmmm, I suggest you start buying your seagulls now.  It looks like you will need a lot

    Note: I tried to post this earlier and it didn't post so if it shows up sorry for double posting.

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


    ORIGINAL: QuickLTD

    ''Comments and suggestions welcome''?!* Hmmm, I suggest you start buying your seagulls now.* It looks like you will need a lot .*

    Note: I tried to post this earlier and it didn't post so if it shows up sorry for double posting.
    You mean like this?
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


    ORIGINAL: QuickLTD

    Yeah Wayne.. What was that you said when I asked you how you liked building boats after you completed the lobster hulls??* You said ''I think I'll stick to planes''* LOL Hows that working out for ya?

    Planes are awesome especially the ones you have but you cant always takeoff in the backyard as simply as dropping a boat in the water.* A time and place for everything.
    Not very well right now. After building the lobster boats I wanted one that was a little bigger and a lot more scale.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


    ORIGINAL: blizard05

    Wayne, You just found out that boats are like Lays potato chips, you can't just build one.

    OMG..........How true.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Hi Wayne, You are on a roll dude! Awesome!

    This is a great choice for a build. Suddenly I want some fish & chips...

    -Rich.

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


    ORIGINAL: Rich404

    Hi Wayne, You are on a roll dude! Awesome!

    This is a great choice for a build. Suddenly I want some fish & chips... [img][/img]

    -Rich.
    Shrimp Gumbo![]
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Wayne,

    Tried to give you an answer yesterday evening about the 48 inch Lobster boat plans but got tied up with other things.  Anyway, here are a couple of links you will find interesting while you wait for your stuffing tube and in between cutting out other parts.  Page 4, post #60 of the first link has the plans for the 48 inch Lobster Boat in .pdf format.  Both links are interesting reading and I think you will find some good boat building hints in them.

    Here's the first called "Lobster Boat Plans", it has  24", 40" and 48" (of course).  http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ter+boat+plans

    This second one is a partial build, the hull.  Jimmy hasn't gotten around to finishing the cabin but you're doing your own thing there any way.
    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1110776

    Enjoy the links.

    I'll be following this build closely to see how a Shrimp boat is built , so take your time and do a great job.  I'll be finishing up my smaller stand off scale Tug boat.  It was supposed to be a Midwest Liberty Tug kit but I saw a New Englan Tug I liked and have modified the superstructure to look like that Tug.  Just takes more time than I thought it would.  That's o.k., I like building.

    Bob

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Thats where I found the plans. I forgot about the 48" set.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    I've been looking at boats all morning long and it looks like there are as many different styles of shrimp boats as there is lobster boats. I plan on taking my time on this so it turns out well.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    The shrimp boats are a coming,there sails are in sight. "Run Forest run" MAN i've got to get a camera and my lap top working
    America home of the free,thanks to the brave

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


    ORIGINAL: blizard05

    The shrimp boats are a coming,there sails are in sight. ''Run Forest run'' MAN i've got to get a camera and my lap top working
    yes you do.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Now your going to ask, Why do you have a roll of toilet paper, a tape measure and an empty coke bottle in the hull.
    Well here's my thought, The toilet paper is in the place of the Cabin/Helm
    The tape measure is in the place of the cabin
    The coke bottle is in the place of the engine room, which is where the 6V
    battery will go.

    There you go.


    Behind the coke bottle is the open deck.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    O.K., is everything glued up except for the bottom part of the keel?

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


    ORIGINAL: rblubaugh

    O.K., is everything glued up except for the bottom part of the keel?
    Most everything.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Here I thought you were dry fitting everything, until you got to the decking any way.

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.


    ORIGINAL: rblubaugh

    Here I thought you were dry fitting everything, until you got to the decking any way.
    I'm working on the front decking now. The plan is to have it removable.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    front deck is in, sort of. I may lower the front just a little.
    Question is the rear deck, what do you think would look better, If the rear deck was even with the front or a little lower. If its a little lower it would create a upper and lower deck.

    Here is the front deck.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Here is the rear deck sitting on the formers.
    The doll is 6.5" for reference.
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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    I like the decks how they are. 

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    RE: Scratch Built Shrimp Boat.

    Any of you guys know the measurements of a sealed 6V battery?
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