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Old Jul 26, 2015, 05:27 PM
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Been at work on a couple of things. In this post, some photos of a sport fisherman I picked up about a year ago. Built about 50 years ago by a local fellow I have been restoring it and installing new electronics. Fellow built it entirely from what he invisioned a SF should look like. Not planning on many changes in it's appearance..it is quite well done for the time. He told me he never ran it; hence no ESC, rx, or servo.
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Old Jul 26, 2015, 05:55 PM
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Yessss !

Now That's a special model !

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Old Jul 26, 2015, 05:59 PM
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She's a keepah, Bill


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Old Jul 26, 2015, 06:55 PM
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Tim & Bill,
The more deep I get into this resto the more I appreciate what the builder did. I used to dabble in nautical antique sales so know to be very careful with making changes. Based on what LHS told me the fellow builds EXTREMELY detailed OTR trucks, including working scale differentials, brakes, etc. I asked him if he was a contributor to another forum on RCG but he said no. Too bad.
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Old Jul 26, 2015, 07:51 PM
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Nice Bill
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Old Jul 26, 2015, 09:48 PM
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Hatteras ?

Could the inspiration have been a 41 Hatteras ?:
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Old Jul 26, 2015, 10:35 PM
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Bill are you going to replace the deck or do you plan on replacing the planks ?
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Old Jul 26, 2015, 10:59 PM
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Very cool model. .

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Old Jul 27, 2015, 05:33 AM
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Bill are you going to replace the deck or do you plan on replacing the planks ?
Paul,
I think I can just replace some planking. Will need to stagger lengths of replacements so it looks halfway decent.
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Old Jul 27, 2015, 05:36 AM
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Could the inspiration have been a 41 Hatteras ?:
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May well have been. Similar house. I will post some pics of the cockpit. It's arrangement is quite unique. Wish this one had more flare in the bow.
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Old Jul 27, 2015, 05:04 PM
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Tim suggests the 41' Hat may have been the inspiration. Maybe so.
Figuring out what parts I have and where they go.
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Great looking boat Bill, bet it looks and runs well afloat.
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Old Jul 27, 2015, 07:01 PM
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Great looking boat Bill, bet it looks and runs well afloat.
Thanks Charlie. The builder did quite a nice job. Was not sure if the hull had been glassed so coated interior with epoxy where I could get to it. Discovered one small spot where I could get a feel for whether or not the hull was epoxied. Looked like it was, so I sealed both shaft logs and of course the new rudder posts. Stuck the bare hull in water & no leaks! Life is good!
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Old Jul 27, 2015, 08:42 PM
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I like the black hull ~
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Old Jul 28, 2015, 04:46 PM
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Some in-waters and a short video in a small pool. Very nimble steering....turns around in maybe 200 boat lengths. LOL! Rudder mods needed.


IMG 0894 (0 min 13 sec)
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