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Old 06-03-2014, 02:09 PM
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Ok, I've got a good idea where I"m headed with the Dauntless. So where does my mind turn to? But to a second boat idea, after many questions about what would happen if the Dauntless got stuck in the middle of where ever I'm boating. So I've done some looking and it turns out that they don't make the Jim Wilder Tug any more which stinks because I know someone that had one growing up.

So after much looking, I'm almost settled on the Paul P. Hastings Tug. It is put out by a outfit in Canada, so I figure sometime this year I'll get around to buying it and starting it. Here is a picture of the boat. Instead of Santa Fe, I would put the C&O logo on it.



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Old 06-03-2014, 06:44 PM
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Well its amazing what you can do in about 30 minutes. Paint wood needed for toe rail, and install half of it. And that is all I have time for tonight.



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Old 06-03-2014, 07:10 PM
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Very cool. The toe rails add so much realism, I need to add them to mine someday.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:58 AM
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I think I remember Rich used HO scale rail road track epoxied, sanded and painted on his Dauntless.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:13 AM
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True, it was either HO or N-gauge. I'm not sure of it right now, but I had bought the wood to use for trim around the cabins but I didn't like how it looked/worked out so. Instant Toe Rail! A healthy dose of wood glue and away we go, we'll see if it bites me later. But for now it's wood glue.

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Old 06-04-2014, 03:18 PM
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John,

Your toe rail looks good tome, better than the 'n-o-n-e' that I have. Just commented on Riches. After you get yours finished and painted it will look great.

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Old 06-04-2014, 09:02 PM
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I used HO scale rail on mine but I keep looking at it thinking N would have been better! The HO is also a bugger to bend nicely round the bow.


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Old 06-06-2014, 06:54 AM
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Hi mini,

The toe rail doesn't need to go around the bow.

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Old 06-06-2014, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by rblubaugh View Post
I think I remember Rich used HO scale rail road track epoxied, sanded and painted on his Dauntless.
. I used N gauge.

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Old 06-06-2014, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Rich404 View Post
. I used N gauge.

Rich.
Well, that question is cleared up. I thought it was HO, and now I know.

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Old 06-06-2014, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Rich404 View Post
Hi mini,

The toe rail doesn't need to go around the bow.

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Well bollocks all that fiddling for nothing!! How far did it go?
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:48 AM
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The toe rail ends where the bowlip begins.

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Old 06-09-2014, 12:00 PM
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Ah that explains it, I didn't model the bow lip. Thought it looked sleeker without................I've still not got my new motors in yet, to much time spent on the big boat fishing!! but when I get back from England I'll spend some time on her and get a few other things straightened out. I bought a pair of computer cooling pumps and will fit those in an effort to protect the new motors
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:43 PM
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Happy Father's Day all!

Here is the Dauntless on display in her new dedicated "boat room".

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Old 06-15-2014, 05:16 PM
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Very nice Rich.

I hope all had a nice Fathers Day today, I know I did for the most part. My oldest Son and I got to take the boat out again today. So that was great. Now for the downer of the day, putting the boat away. Lift it and the stand up off of the wagon and turn around to go into the garage and... BANG! Put the stern right into the corner of the '65 Mustang in the garage.

I now had a dent/crack on the starboard side at the stern. Right at the corner, at the water line! I'm not sure if this is going to a sand and epoxy, or sand wood putty then epoxy, or wood putty, the just about three coats of paint. Any advise would be nice guys.



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Old 06-15-2014, 07:40 PM
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Yo John,

Sand the damaged area and fill it in with some 5 min epoxy and let it cure..then sand it even and repaint the area....this is an easy fix..

I hope the Mustang is ok!!! It's not as easy to fix the paint on that..

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Old 06-25-2014, 09:40 AM
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Recently borrowed another modeler's idea for making up some window blinds. Still need to install them inside the cabin and see how they look...
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:57 AM
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Very cool!

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Old 07-01-2014, 11:17 AM
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Yep I don't think Big D had blinds, but they did have them in some S & S concept drawings. If they don't work out, I just bought another large cruiser they'd look nice in... that's what happens when you browse eBay after a couple of beers .
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Old 07-02-2014, 06:21 AM
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Lol
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:36 AM
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What do you guys think of these motors for my Dauntless?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tchlink:top:en
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:55 PM
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I think they'd probably push your boat just fine, you may need to experiment with prop size and voltage. From my own experience I'd suggest making sure you think about how you are going to mount the motors, if the can diameters will fit in the hull and line up with the drivetrain, and whether or not there are couplers available in the right diameter to mate with the prop shafts. Keep us posted!
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:12 AM
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Micro motor has me a bit weary..check to see what size they are..

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Old 07-22-2014, 10:39 AM
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Hello captains...anyone out there?? Summer is here so let's see those winter projects sailing!

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:58 AM
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Hey Rich-
I'm still here daily. Working on window treatments and water pickups. Cancelled TX trip as yourself and DF were busy. Still awaiting answers to mine #5055 dated May 12.
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