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Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Oh well, it was just hangin around doin nuttin.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Oh well, it was just hangin around doin nuttin.
I hope I get a chance to see it!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:38 PM
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How to hide your boats ..

[QUOTE=Aerominded;23045406] First thing to do is convince the significant other that a "nautical themed" home is a happy home. Boats in the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms - even hallways and bathrooms make delightful decoration...

You just have to be good at deception !
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:52 PM
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LOL! I'm convinced!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:00 PM
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How to get them in ...

Here's the "Trojan Horse" teqnique for gettin the boat past the gate ...

Put it IN the decoy and get the boat out later.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:03 PM
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Here's the "Trojan Horse" teqnique for gettin the boat past the gate ...
Ha!!!

now yer talkin'! and here I've been buying kits/hulls that are small enough to fit under one arm and don't look like much when added to the "pile"!

"Hey!!! What's that over there??? No! Across the street! Over there! Lookey!!!!"

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:05 PM
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First thing to do is convince the significant other that a "nautical themed" home is a happy home. Boats in the living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms - even hallways and bathrooms make delightful decoration...

You just have to be good at deception !
That will work for a bit until she thinks it can be used as a vase for a fancy floral arrangement or candy dish.

I have a nautical themed home---oh but I am a batchalor so boats every where not a problem!!!!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:06 PM
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...it can be used as a vase for a fancy floral arrangement or candy dish.
ACK!!!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Here's the "Trojan Horse" teqnique for gettin the boat past the gate ...

Put it IN the decoy and get the boat out later.
Brilliant!
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Not Sterling, but look at the prices in the Dumas add from 1950..

Shows they came with sealer, paint, a brush and glue

I didnt know there had been a 25 foot Express Cruiser ( "Red and White" ) by Dumas, what I wouldnt give foir That kit !
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Tim, Berkeley was bought by Sig and no boats were ever re-released. In one of the more recent threads it was mentioned that someone was developing a fiberglass hull for the C/C 25' red and white Express cruiser.
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 12:31 PM
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We anxiously await the arrival of the "Red and White" ...
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:42 AM
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I seem to remember collecting old cardboard and stacking it up on somebody's radio flyer wagon and selling to a junk dealer a mile away for a few cents to buy Comet rubber scale plane kits, 10 cent tubes of glue, and bottles of dope and sanding sealer. Many parents back then weren't prone or able to support kid's hobby interests financially. My dad often labelled such pursuits as "foolishness" after struggling through the great depression. Nowadays, parents burn up $4.50 per gallon gas in SUV's taking kits to five different sports or other activities per week. yaddda, yadda, yadda.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Make your own stuff..

I had to make my own stuff, guess I didnt know any better.

We had plenty of wood layin around, my Dad had files, planes and cutting tools.

In the mid to late 60's he used to bring home wood models of things that had been made at his work, what I remember most is a black and white Saturn 5 booster section he handed me, it was made of wood, it was about 20 inches with the nozzle.

He showed me the whole thing was made of wood, and I guess it impressed me that somebody could make something So cool from a little wood and some paint.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Safe

So, I have these two old kits at home now, both safe.

Step one was to STOP handling the plans so I made copies.

One of the plans shows 1953, so it all very old and degrading.

The place I went for copies didnt have the means to enlarge either set, so at some point I will find a place that can handle it ( the Sterling sheet is BIG ).

For now the plan is to Not build either kit, but get enough enlarged data to build them both, just a bit bigger ( inboard config. option will be used for both ).

Even though the wood looks useable enough to build them as is, I would like to preserve both kits as they are for now.

Unfortunately the frames arent defined on the plans, so I will have to try to trace them out so the can be enlarged, hopefully without removing them from the wood sheets.

A challenge ( at least for me, not having done Anything like this ) but it will be fun.

The Berkeley plans are in French !

I will get translations as accurate as possible.
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