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    Bunker Boat

    Back in the 1950's Hobby Helper plans had full size plans of the 34" Bunker Boat.
    Any help on finding them??
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    RE: Bunker Boat

    I have a 2 sheet plan of a seagoing bunker boat from MODEL BUILDER magazine. It's approximatly 35-36'' range, 11 frames. Looks to be from the 50's era. Also a 5 page instruction sheet. Any help ? Same boat? Roger

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Jim,
    I think the Model Builder plan is a repeat of the old American Modeler one
    by Cal Smith. Very nice looking boat as well. You should be able to get it from
    Bill Northrop who sells all the old Model Builder stuff (it WAS his magazine after all..)
    I got a copy of the old Jersey Coast Dragger plans from him several years back.
    He advertises in Flying Models Magazine.
    Dave

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    mmmmmmmm ok Roger and Dave.....thanks guys.
    Yes, I thought I remembered it in the old AM magazine. I built this boat back then and had a single channel Babcock radio and one of those wounderful DeBolt servos for the rudder. The one with all the gears and sounded like a farm thrashing machine.
    I sold the boat and want to buld one again.
    Will check with Bill Nothrop.
    Thanks....Jim

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    MX240, If you're still after these plans I have them as Digital files in TIF & PDF formats you can have for free all you need to do is take a copy of the files to a copy shop and have it printed. they cost me $20AUD for the 2 sheets.
    Anyone who'd like a copy send me a PM with your email address and whether TIF, PDF or both file types required and i'll send them.
    I gave up on mine for now after having the frame finished ready for planking, my son accidentally knocked it to the floor & destroyed it.
    Damien.
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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Loyalhanna Dockyard just picked up the assets of Hartman Fibereglass, who did a bigger version of the bunker boat from the same plans. The Hartman bunker boat includes the little workboats and some other parts in glass.
    Also look up Rogers' "Building a Model Working Boat" from Schiffer, which features his version of a bunker boat.

    Pat M

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Patmat,
    Interesting reading about Hartman. I do business with Loyalhanna. Nice people to do business with.
    I did not know Hartman made anything like a Bunker boat. I just remember a 12 meter?? that Hartman sold back in the sixites.
    Could you give me a link to "Schiffer". I have never heard of that name.

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Schiffer:
    http://www.schifferbooks.com/newschi...sbn=0764310704



    And here's a picture from the old Hartman catalog, hope to see it re-released soon at LDY:

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Thanks Patmat,
    For the link. Yes that is the same looking Bunker boat that I built back in the sixties and sold. I sure didn't know Hartman ever made a fiberglass model of it.
    Thanks
    Jim

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    So call up Don at LDY, and help me put the pressure on him to get some bunker boats out! Otherwise he's likely to do Hartman's old harbor tug first...

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Hi Patmat,
    I will do that. We need to put the pressure on him for a Bunker boat. Yes, a friend of mine way back in the fifties had one of those big ol'tugs on steam.
    And I did order the book from Schiffer.
    Thanks
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    RE: Bunker Boat

    The author, Rogers, has a series of books... he's a real artist, and likes to do old weathered workboats... static though! For the bunker boat, he used an odd strip-rib method to make the hull, but no matter... they can be built and finished any way you like. The book includes some drawings.

    Pat

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Patmat,
    Good news for us Bunker Boat lovers. Don at http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/MainPage.htm
    said that this boat would be one of the first of three to be offered from the Hartman collection. I guess the estate threw out a lot of the documentation and they (Don) will have to replace.
    I think I know what I will be doing this next cold winter down in my warm basement workshop.
    Jim

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    exxxcelent...

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    MX240, I thought you old farmers went to bed when the sun went down! Good news about Don opening a new line. I do like that bunker boat. Nice. I also eyed a couple of those tugs too! Jim, drop me a email when Don gets those in.

    Larry

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Larry......Ha...When your wives discover your "retired" you go to bed with the chickens because of all the honey-do jobs they have saved up in forty three years of marriage.
    You need a "Tugboat" to push that big Navy Destroyer up to the dock.
    Wife and I plan to make the trip to your next float/sail day IF the weather is right.
    Will keep you posted on the Hartman rebirth.
    Jim

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    RE: Bunker Boat


    [quote]ORIGINAL: MX240

    Patmat,
    Good news for us Bunker Boat lovers. Don at http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/MainPage.htm
    said that this boat would be one of the first of three to be offered from the Hartman collection. I guess the estate threw out a lot of the documentation and they (Don) will have to replace.
    I think I know what I will be doing this next cold winter down in my warm basement workshop.
    Jim
    [/quote

    Fantastic! I wanted one way back when but just never got around to building one. Now I'll have a second chance. I just ordered the book from Schifferbooks. Thanks.

    Bud
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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Do you still offer the plans for the bunker boat? If so I would like copy in pdf. my e mail gilpinl2003@yahoo.com
    thanks a lot

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    RE: Bunker Boat

    Sent enjoy your build
    Regards Damien
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    I just saw something about bunker boats and found this thread.

    I built one from the Hobby Helpers plan in the 60's The plan and boat are long gone.

    I would like to build another one.

    Does anyone have a copy of the plan available?

    Bob Macklin
    Seattle, Wa


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