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Old Mar 30, 2009, 04:49 PM
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Sneak Peek! 2, 1:8 scale scratchbuilts

34 ft Gillnetter next to 37 ft Lord Nelson Victory Tug.
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 05:08 PM
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Nice!
Are they fiberglass hulls?

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Old Mar 30, 2009, 05:17 PM
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Key, Thank you. The LNVT is basswood, plank on frame, and the Gillnetter is glass, the first part from our mold.

See related thread: www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=469694.

Also, see related thread: www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761757
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 07:40 PM
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OOBY Looking good! Is your model going to be a single or twin screw boat? It looks like great progress is being made. When you come down to Olympia next time, bring it down and give me a call, I would like to see it in person. Jerryj98501
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Old Mar 30, 2009, 07:52 PM
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OOBY Looking good! Is your model going to be a single or twin screw boat?
Hi Jerry,

It'll have a single screw, driven by twin electrics through a 3:1 or 4:1 gearbox from MACK Model Marine.

Yes, I'd like to get together with you.

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Old Mar 30, 2009, 10:32 PM
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WOW!!!! that looks very nice!!!

Big too! check out the mug next to it!
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Old Mar 31, 2009, 01:46 PM
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That is a sweet looking boat you got going Ooby!!!!!
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Old Mar 31, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Aero and Keith, many thanks.

You may find it interesting that my brother once owned the mold for the 34ft, then decided to build the 32s to comply with Bristol Bay, AK fishing requirements. He then went back to the author of the 34 ft plans, and had them redrawn for 32 ft.

Aesthetically, I prefer the 34, hence this model is 51 inches LOA. He prefers the 32, so his model will be 48 in. He is now altering the model mold, just like he did the actual 1:1 mold, to produce a shorter hull with the tunnel keel in 1:8, 32 ft.

As a side note, when the State of AK changed the law for the "Bay" limiting hull length to 32 ft, some boat owners merely chopped off their bow to form a pram, leaving a triangle about 18 to 24 in or so on a side.

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Old Mar 31, 2009, 08:37 PM
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The model has an interesting issue. First thought was to build a separate cabin and hull, i.e., more traditional, however hiding the seam would be most difficult. Thus, cabin is all part of the hull, with an 8" x 10" hatch in the floor of the fly bridge.
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Old Mar 31, 2009, 10:36 PM
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As a side note, when the State of AK changed the law for the "Bay" limiting hull length to 32 ft, some boat owners merely chopped off their bow to form a pram, leaving a triangle about 18 to 24 in or so on a side.
I have heard of fisherman doing the same thing to their larger boats to fit into the max size for larger seiners... funny rules... costs the fishermen money, makes for boats that are 'compromised' in their looks... but apparently does nothing about their actual fishing capability...

Managing fisheries is not an easy thing, I suppose. Looks like another closed season for salmon in CA this year.


That is a really neat project you have there, Ooby... Looking forward to seeing it come together!
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Old Apr 02, 2009, 11:49 AM
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......Managing fisheries is not an easy thing, I suppose. Looks like another closed season for salmon in CA this year.
Did you tell the sea lions that???
"Arf Arf Arf....bleahhhhhh!"
I wish they would wash more often
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Old Apr 02, 2009, 09:49 PM
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ooby,

The gillnetter is looking good. What is the gauge of the train set in the background. I collect Lionel from the early 50's.

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Old Apr 03, 2009, 10:53 AM
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ooby,

What is the gauge of the train set in the background. I collect Lionel from the early 50's.

Ed
Ed, its LGB, for when the smaller grandkids come over. I'll send you a pm.
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Old Apr 03, 2009, 12:53 PM
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ooby,

I don't suppose you'd be willing to set me up with a Gillnetter hull and plans so that I could build a (non prototypical) diving support vessel for my Alvin?....
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 11:46 PM
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ooby,

I don't suppose you'd be willing to set me up with a Gillnetter hull and plans so that I could build a (non prototypical) diving support vessel for my Alvin?....

Sorry, I can't at this time.
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