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Old Jul 07, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Skeeto

A ski boat, designed for outboard, but easily converted to inboard.
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Old Jul 08, 2013, 08:16 PM
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Interesting post Heavy Duty. I never thought about posting plans for a life size boat. It should work for making a model, just have to scale it down.
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Old Jul 08, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Right. When building a scale model, there is no reason why you can't scale from the full size boat plans. And there are lots of old "home build" plans out there from popular mechanics, boat builders handbook and other magazines of that era, waiting to be built. Here's another one, Riviera. I like ski boats.
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Old Jul 08, 2013, 10:24 PM
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And another one.
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Old Jul 09, 2013, 07:17 AM
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Cleaned, tarted and resized Heavy Duties Skiboat original article.
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Old Jul 09, 2013, 07:30 AM
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Another one to play with.

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Old Jul 09, 2013, 08:17 AM
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Thank you Sir Clip!

Can you give a quick explanation (or a link) as to how you cleaned them? I would like to learn how to get rid of all the "noise" in the image, someone told me it is commonly called "speckle".

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Old Jul 09, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Took a copy of your zipped file and opened it to give a Jpeg image in Photoshop. Changed to Greyscale and did the Brightness/contrast bit and then posterize to 2 and save. Then zoomed the image up and with the rubber tool, took out the speckles individually, took about an hour. Found a scale factor from the bulkhead thickness (1/8") and rescaled the drawing to give new image size. Converted to bitmap and saved as a PDF (All using Photoshop).

I then posted it together with what I thought was the second one I posted. WRONG, I'd posted what you see, original article and plan from my own archives that I'd done about 9 months ago.

Sooooooo, I took the one of yours that I'd converted and deleted the whole bloody lot

Anyway, that's how I did it. Just following original Rufus and Steve instructions from A/C plans section.

It's worth using Photoshop for all image manipulation as it saves Zipping and gets the file size down to a manageable lump.

Am enclosing a "Bird" to drag about on the back of yer boats. The plan size shown would make her 5ft 9" tall (1/12th scale). Something to keep the kids amused.

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Old Jul 09, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Ian,

Thanks for the info. I am using GIMP. It has all of the features (filters, tools, etc) that you have mentioned, so I will try it and see how it goes. I never would have thought to use the posterize filter, but it makes sense. Can't wait to try this.

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Old Jul 10, 2013, 01:16 AM
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If you go to the "How to present plans" section HD, all the information is there which includes Gimp.

Sorry to clutter this thread Dodgy, we'll get it right, eventually

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Old Jul 10, 2013, 07:07 AM
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Thank you for the cleaned and resized Runabout, Circlip. This should make a nice model for mini RC or display. Tile printed the plan and will build this one for my wife's office.

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Old Jul 10, 2013, 08:46 AM
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Trust you've seen this one Joe?

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1949318

Glutton for punishment, He's got three sizes (now) 18" 24" and now 36"

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Old Jul 10, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Thanks, Ian! Had not noted that build though I'll sure be checking in now. I love the older wooden boats and have long considered restoring a 1:1 if I could find one that is affordable. We have a wooden boat show every year in Traverse City, Michigan (Lake Michigan bay area) and the craftsmanship on those boats is amazing to say the least. I did purchase a 16 foot 1973 Starcraft Super Sport with an 85hp Johnson Anniversary on the back end this last weekend. Not wooden...but vintage nevertheless LOL. Should be a fun restoration project.

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Old Jul 13, 2013, 09:38 AM
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How about the Emma C. Berry. Two plan pages in the zip file.

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These plans just will not download for me. What's up with that? Pete
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 08:58 AM
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Harbour Launch

This is a 22 inch Harbour Launch model -- with a nice but simple planked hull.

I'm zipping up a high resolution copy of the plans (all cleaned up) plus the construction article (such as it is...).

Enjoy...
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