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Old 09-19-2009, 11:41 PM
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i just picked this up with 3 other boats and want to keep this one i am going to sell the other 2 i don't know much this boat i think it a1/8 Scale Dumas Miller American Hydroplanei have some hard wear that came with the stuff but none of it gos to this boat there seem to be a lot of holes in bottom of it on stuffing tube i do have the rudder but no STRUT i have 3 motors that came with this stuff 45 65 67 so i need help finding out whats missing i know i do not want to use dumas hard wear it junk!! i am in no rush as i am working some other boats right now but will start sand it down
if any one has pic of there it will help a lot thank you for your time if you want to see more pics of it just let me know
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:03 AM
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Default RE: 1/8 Scale Dumas Miller American Hydroplane

I can tell you where I would start, by pulling the bottom off between the bow blockes and the boat's transom. If there isn't any internal water damage, I'd lighten up the boat and and replace the bottom with new ply after installing new engine mounts,sanding down the sponson insides and installing glue blocks. Looks like a Dumas to me, with some modding during the build. You didn't show a skid fin in your pictures so can i assume you didn't get one? You need a strut and brackets, stuffing tube, flex cable with stub shaft, tuned pipe with coupler, and I would replace the rudder as well
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i have the tuned pipe with couple i got some fins but i think they go to the rigger i got that i am selling i am not looking for speed .just want to drive it there is no water damage replace the bottom with how thick of ply i don't want to cut this thing up to bad
thank you for the help
i redid the pics they looked bad to me
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:14 PM
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I'm helping someone do this to another boat and it's not a hard rework. You will need 1/16 aircraft ply for the skin, a block of 3/16 or 1/4 aircraft ply for a strut doubler and some spruce stick stock to make glue blocks from. Size will be determined by any damage to the framing when taking the boat bottom off. I would go to www.rossisales.com and get new hardware from Speedmaster. They can help you pick out the right parts, just be sure to get the left side rudder assembly as it's normally better to pull the rudder to turn than to push it
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when you said new hard wear i started see $$$ but there prices look good not too high
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Speedmaster is good quality stuff, have it on one of my boats. One other thing, get the short rudder bracket. The further back the rudder is mounted, the wider the turning radius
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So, what be the word on the boat?
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I wish I had a really old boat like that to refurbish.
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can you get parts for picco motors any more i opened my p-65 and the piston has a nice nick in it . the cylinder looks fine that i don't get so i checked out the pico p-67 that one looks fine i have not got back to the boat been at work and working other ones
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i got 3 or 4 more old boats from 70's 80's the red and blue ones going on ebay i was told to keep the rigger the sanded one is one that i am working on got the 3 of them and 5 motor and a box of stuff for 200.00
the rigger and the blue an red and the miller the one that sanded down i have had for some time now
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:23 PM
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i worked it today . its a dumas boat 10% boat and 90% pant and filler got a lot more sanding to do
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:00 PM
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Great job ,joe2011 looking good You can still get Dumas decals CALL them not on internet http://www.dumasestore.com/catalog/i...p?cPath=97_113
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Be sure not to round anything on the sponson bottoms while sanding off paint or it will adversly affect the boat's ride. Does this mean you have the hardware all ordered already?
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thank you for the info but i have a brand new set that came with it
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i am going away in october so saving money right now don't planing to get any hard wear any time soon like i said i am in no rush i always have 2 or 3 things going one time the pant on the front was not to to hard to get off the top was and now i may not have a motor now for it
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Give me a yell if you have any problems
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will do thank you
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Just so you know. Your miller american shown here, has the Newton plan sponsons. Heck the full hull might be a Newton plan hull, not the dumas kit. This make that hull a LOT more desirable, so keep that in mind! Mike
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I read this post a while ago and man it was tempting to say something, but I too saw that the bottom was not Dumas...Good eye cybercrxt.
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its gone .i hit it with my gas boat. when die on me .
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its gone .i hit it with my gas boat. when die on me .
There goes a another good build .RIP
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It quite possible he didnt know what he had.......

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I have what i believe is a Dumas Miller boat but i cant be certain... I pick it up off a guy in his late 60's who claims he has had it setting on his shelf sense it was new. Is their anyway someone could tell me a little about it if i post pics up? I am also thinking about selling it off to fund another project, but am not sure what the value of the boat it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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I can take more if needed, hope it helps! Thanks again.
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Could you post some pictures of the inside of the boat? The sponsons don't look like what Dumas used on the scale boats, so it's possible it could me a Newton or a hybrid

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