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Old 11-07-2007, 12:35 AM
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Default 47 Coast Guard Build

Haven't seen any chains on the Midwest 47' COast Guard kit. Any interest?
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:32 PM
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Sure! I would like to see how the wood version is built. I have the fiberglass version.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:34 PM
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Hey Kmot, I have never seen that paint scheme. I love it...making me think.....
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:24 PM
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Kmot,
That came out awesome! I hope my USCG 87' Patrol Boat comes out as well as that did!
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:34 PM
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Thanks for the compliments, fella's! As pictured, it is still not yet finished. However, I did not intend to hijack LClark's thread so maybe we should get back to his build.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:08 PM
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LClark,

Looks like your off to a good start. Its a great kit for the price.

I started building the midwest 47' MLB several years ago and 80% complete. Got sidetracked on other projects and builds. I hope to complete it this winter! I really liked the kit but found a few errors in the instructions. I think mine was an early kit and they have since corrected the instructions. None that was a big deal,...just a little unclear or a step missing. Although I enjoy scratch bulding, I do really like the kit from midwest which includes most everything needed to complete the model. Everything fit well and the scale is good. If i get a chance I'll try to post a few pictures.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:59 AM
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KMot - please share more of your stuff...I don't want this just to be about me...

DS, looking forward to some pics of your stuff and some of your lessons learned....
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:15 AM
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Roughed in the rescue deck recessions yesterday...........my helper is watching every move, he wants another chew toy.....
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:28 PM
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Throw him one of those lumps of coal.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:38 PM
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Okay, another detail on my 47'er. I made a scale exhaust which will have the cooling water for the esc and motors flow overboard through this exhaust.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:37 PM
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very kool (water cooling...lol)....worked some more on the wells today..no pics but a lot of work...
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:39 AM
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A few pics...............
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:51 PM
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Yikes! That last photo gave me chills!

Lots of carving and sanding to do there.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:10 PM
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Kmot, I forgot to ask.....what is the ID (or OD) of the water outlet? I am going to do the same, great job there, hope mine comes out as nice.

I delayed the balsa bow blocks as long as I could. I hacked at it a little this morning, should finish shaping tonight. It is the only thing I don't like about the kit so far.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:16 PM
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The boat looks like it is coming together well.

[8D]

I would have probably used Pink or Blue rigid insulation foam rather than the balsa blocks, but
I suppose thats what they supplied in the kit.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:31 PM
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ORIGINAL: Kmot

Yikes! That last photo gave me chills!

Lots of carving and sanding to do there.
It's easy Kmot, just cut off the wood that doesn’t look like a boat.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:32 PM
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ORIGINAL: DONS BOAT WORKS


ORIGINAL: Kmot

Yikes! That last photo gave me chills!

Lots of carving and sanding to do there.
It's easy Kmot, just cut off the wood that doesn’t look like a boat.
Can you use a chainsaw?

LClark, I will get the measurements for you later.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:23 PM
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LClark: Here is a link to a post that has several photos of the construction of the exhaust pipes for the 47' MLB:

CLICK ME

And here is a link to the entire thread:

CLICK ME
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:06 PM
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ORIGINAL: LClark

Kmot, I forgot to ask.....what is the ID (or OD) of the water outlet?
It is K&S brass tubing from the lhs and the size is 3/8" diameter.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:49 AM
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Finally had time to work on the bow....still some more shaping to do but it is close now.....and yes, almost resorted to a chainsaw...
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:52 PM
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Getting closer to looking like a boat. I am not happy [&o] with the fitment of the cabin to the hull and the rear deck to the hull. This will take quite a bit of carefull massaging to close the gaps.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:17 AM
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I've got to hand it to you LClark, this looks really good. I have the fiberglass version and didn't have to do all that hard work and I see your boat built from flat wood is looking very much the same! [sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:01 AM
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Thanks K, it helps to have a well designed kit...but....the hatch is a problem. I think I will end up with a raised deck where it should be flat just to keep the water out. How did they handle this on the fiberglass hull?
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:04 AM
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It sits nice and flush on the deck and is secured with two screws. There is some foam coaming around the area and beloew the deck a couple of supports.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:13 PM
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Installed supports for a proper rear deck hatch. It looks like I can get it almost flush with the deck. Had to put in a lot of supports to build the frame work. I was able to design it to provide a positive seal around the rear of the main cabin as well. It will be held down with 4 screws and blind nuts (aka tee nuts) installed in the supports. Hatch is built as wwell, just need to drill the holes and install the nuts.
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