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Old Sep 28, 2011, 01:18 PM
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newbie seeks lobster boat plans

Hello! I have searched far and wide for a plan for a rugged lobster boat for my grandson, a coastal Maine boy just 3 years old. He loves Grampy's sailboat model and we'd like to build a lobster boat for him, but we sure as heck don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a flimsy balsa wood job that he couldn't really enjoy. Besides, it would be cool if it could be radio controlled. Someone out there please help! Thank you so much,
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Lobster boat

Try to find one of the Midwest (now out of production) almost ready to run boats. They have a fiberglass hull, and a plastic board house. They look and run good. Probally set you back $250-$400, depending on condition,and seller.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 05:57 PM
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put a wanted add up for a lobster boat. The midwest lobster boat that is ARR has been out of production for a few years so they are tough to find but they also offer a kit which is 30" long made of balsa bass wood and ply which is epoxy and fiberglass coated. If you look at some of my pics I built the kit version as well as I bought the arr boat. Both are very nice.
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Old Sep 28, 2011, 11:38 PM
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What?! You want to adopt my family? I have a 3 y/o son and I'm sure HE would enjoy a boat, too!
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 03:52 PM
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Bluejacket ship models has a kit with a fiberglass hull, which would be more rugged that a "flimsy balsa wood job." I am also quite sure that the late Dynamite Payson's book on building ship models includes a plan for a lobster boat that can be built from hardwoods. The plans can be scaled up to whatever size you want for your grandson. You can find Dynamite's book here: http://www.amazon.com/BOAT-MODELING-...7325424&sr=1-6

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Old Sep 29, 2011, 05:50 PM
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One of our club members makes a 30" fiberglass hull. You would still need plans but the hull puts you that much farther ahead. The hull was produced to make the Cranberry Isle pleasure boat version of a lobster boat.

I believe the hull is about $100.00 if I recall correctly. If you are interested you can PM me or e-mail to info@wimodelboats.org and I will give you his contact information.
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Cape Island LobsterBoat plans & Hulls

Those who have seen my works on here will know of my 33"X12" Cape Island (Novi-Style) lobsterboat fibreglass hulls. Many boats have been finished to be fine looking fishing, pleasure, and even Orca boats from Jaws. I sell the hand-laid fibreglass hulls for $120.00, with full size plans(with all templates for decking, cabin and wheelhouse) for an extra $10.00
-Plans alone(with all drawings to scratchbuild from wood) are $20.00
Price does not include shipping.
If you search my name, you will find a green lobsterboat I finished for a retiring local fisherman, and a good member on this forum, Charlie Eaton has also finished one off, Maine style.

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:14 AM
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GRAMMIE, Here is a picture of my boat made from Greg's fiberglass hull. I did a build thread on the scale boat forum
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