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Old 11-22-2009, 09:11 PM
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Default Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat build!!

Picked up this boat on RCU a few months ago. Just got around to starting the build and found that the construction manual is missing. Anybody have one?
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:51 PM
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Got one from Midwest!
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:34 PM
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Default RE: Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat build!!

We want pictures when you start the build.
Old 11-28-2009, 11:23 PM
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Hi Don,
OK, I just built the keel. This is new ground for me. I have only built two boats in my modeling career of over 50 years. One was the Yatch America and the other was a .25 powered Dumas swamp buggy. You guys will have to help me out.
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Default RE: Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat build!!

My background is large WW II 1/5 th. scale Warbirds. I use to compete quite a bit, Was invited to Top Gun, and placed in Expert scale at the Nats. Just do flyins now. Here is a picture of my Ziroli Bearcat, 86 in. span Quadra 100 for power. This plane is for sale.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:36 PM
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Default RE: Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat build!!

Here are some pics of the keel. Not much to look at, but it will get better. All comments and help on the build will be greatly appreciated.
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WOW! nice plane. You will do fine.
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Default RE: Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat build!!

Fred - the Lobster is a relaxing build, I'm sure you'll enjoy. I've often considered having the plans printed at double size to make a really big version of her. Be sure to post any questions and happy building!
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Default RE: Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat build!!

Thanks for the input. Here are pictures of the decking and bulkheads. I scored the deck panels using an old ball point pen with no ink. It makes a nice groove with the ball sliding evenly over the decking. The bulkheads have the preliminary supports glued on. I will be sanding the decks and staining them for now.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:00 PM
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Decking is stained with cherry stain. This really brings out the planking grooves. Later will be sealed with poly high gloss.
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Bulkheads are glued to the keel as well as the subdeck. Main deck is glued in and side chine logs are glued in. The decking has 3 coats of poly on it. Hatches will be next. Starting to look like a boat.
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Inner deck dry fitted and engine hatch and rudder access hatch completed.
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Default RE: Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat build!!

Great work on the planking and staining. Looks nice!
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Thanks for the comment Dauntlessfan. I have water proofed the whole interior of the boat with epoxy resin and now applying the planking to the hull. Planking has been applied to the right side or is that starboard. See I'm learning LOL. Left side will follow, I mean Port.
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Default RE: Midwest Boothbay Lobster Boat build!!

Great work with every thing done.

This is going to be very nice model when it's done .
are you making it a running boat ?
What will you use for power ?

Steve
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Hi Steve,
Thanks for your kind words. I am building it as a display model with everything that comes in the kit. To make it operational, you would have to add your radio and motor setup. The whole drive assembly, prop and rudder will be installed. It wouldn't take much to get it going. I wouldn't know what kind of motor to put in it, probably use what Midwest recommends.
Thanks and keep checking in. I'm making good progress.
Thanks,
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That's to nice for a lobster boat. Mine has scratches and scrapes in the paint,also the paint is faided with some sea gull dropings on the top sides Larry
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Hi Larry,
This is going to be factory fresh out of the showroom. It was built for that special Lobsterman who gets his lobsters from a seafood specialty store. LOL
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I moddeled mine after my brothers lobster boat, Duffy 35. If you want to power it,send me your addy,and I will send you a motor. Larry
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Hi Larry,
Thanks for the kind offer. Email sent.
Could you post pics of your brothers boat?Thanks,
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The modelis verry close to my brothers boat,Motor is all yours,nc Merry Christmas Larry
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It's guys like Larry that make this hobby so enjoyable. Again thanks again for your kindness Larry. If anybody has an old 2 channel radio and speed control for boats I will be able to run this. I will pay for it no problem. Let me know.
Hull is totally sheeted and bow blocks installed. Boat construction is moving along.
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Bow blocks are rough sanded and faired in
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Glad to help, Christmas is a time for giving. Merry Christmas to all
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It's guys like Larry that make this hobby so enjoyable. Again thanks again for your kindness Larry. If anybody has an old 2 channel radio and speed control for boats I will be able to run this. I will pay for it no problem. Let me know.
Hull is totally sheeted and bow blocks installed. Boat construction is moving along.
Fred
Very nice job sheeting the hull, bow block looks great !
This build is asking to run. You will enjoy every second when it's running .
I know I have some old radios around just have to find a receiver to match .
Give me a day or 2 see what I come up with . I want to pic's or video of your boat running!

Steve

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