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    Mr Darby tugboat

    I have the opportunity to buy a Mr Darby kit that was issued by Dumas many years ago. It is complete and has the props and prop shafts with it. I have yet to see it but I would like to have an idea what a kit like this is worth. Does anyone have any ideas?

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    based on what i paid for my original Dumas kit back in 1980,

    If it has the actual dumas name tag imbedded in the fiberglass, has all the wood and plans and instructions, and has the complete running hardware, the person who bought it new spent between $600 and $800 buying that, depending on when and where it was bought.

    if what you are buying includes motors and gearboxes, the dumas motors and gearboxes add another $150 - $200 to the purchase price.


    harbor models now makes that hull and a different set of decking and superstructure, and a different set of running hardware, and the costs for all of that is much higher:
    http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/info_pages/dumas/mr_darby_info5.htm

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    Thanks for your reply. I am going to see it soon and will at least have an idea about what I should offer.

    Don

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    I have a 3/4 built Mr. Darby for sale that had the superstructure pilot house and mast damaged when shipped to me. I have the templates to make new parts and this boat comes with alot of accessories, such as sound module for a horn, Harbor models power panel, dumas 12 volt motors, plans, lights, etc. It is an all original Dumas Darby. I am not interested in it anymore and want to make room on my garage shelf. $400.00 for all. Southern California pick up so it won't get anymore damaged.

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    That sounds like a good deal,but I am in Canada and have a mailing address is Washington state. I did send a made tug to Ohio and it arrived in good shape.

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    Have you got pics of the tug you're selling? I am interested too.

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    I will take some pics in the next few days and post some for you guys to peruse.

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat


    ORIGINAL: Aficionado of RC

    I have a 3/4 built Mr. Darby for sale that had the superstructure pilot house and mast damaged when shipped to me. I have the templates to make new parts and this boat comes with alot of accessories, such as sound module for a horn, Harbor models power panel, dumas 12 volt motors, plans, lights, etc. It is an all original Dumas Darby. I am not interested in it anymore and want to make room on my garage shelf. $400.00 for all. Southern California pick up so it won't get anymore damaged.
    Do you still have this tug available? I am extremely interested.
    Harry

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    I am interested.
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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    Hi guys,

    Theperson who posted that messagedid soover a year ago. Try contactingthemvia (PM) private message and see if the boat is still available for sale.

    Good luck

    -Rich.

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    Wow, respond to a two year old message....... Quit sniffing the model glue

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    Hello Men,
    I have posted a few times about my Mr. Darby being available. I guess it is time to get serious about selling it. This is an ORIGINAL Dumas kit, and Dumas hardware kit.
    I have the main deck assembled, but none of the superstructure. I did install a Graupner bow thruster unit. This kit was started in 1993. It was BARELY started! It has been sealed in plastic and stored since then!
    I am in PA, and will ship to a US address.
    I have to get realistic, I won't finish this kit as I am very active in Airplanes.
    If you're really interested I can get out my camera and send you pics.
    $500 plus shipping should see it at your door.

    My original posting about this is here:
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10553605/tm.htm

    No fooling around, this Tug has got to end up in someone's hands who will really build and appreciate it.
    Some Preachers play Golf, I would rather FLY RC!
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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    I will take it.

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat


    ORIGINAL: takevin

    Wow, respond to a two year old message....... Quit sniffing the model glue
    Good thing I responded to a 2 year old post.......back to sniffing glue. [:-]

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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    I have your email Harry. Expect pics on Tuesday!
    Some Preachers play Golf, I would rather FLY RC!
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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    Never give up on old posts! My Mr. Darby is headed out to a new harbor! And my STERLING Chris-Craft 48' Corvette kit, too !
    Some Preachers play Golf, I would rather FLY RC!
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    RE: Mr Darby tugboat

    Interesting that we have the same Boats :
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    Hello, I found this site and have killed hours going through all the great info! I have a Dumas Mr. Darby hull and deck/superstructure kit that I would like to sell. I bought these to start from scratch when my first Darby was not going well. Now, decades later, my first Darby is not as bad as I remember and I will complete it. I therefore have a true New In Box Darby kit for sale. I do not have any running hardware for this, just the hull and deck/superstructure kits. Looking for $700. I never even opened up the boxes. Buyer pays actual shipping. Best regards, Chris, Wisconsin


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