Links: information and sources
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Thanks and enjoy, Treetop
Ships in Scale: http://seaways.com
Scale & RC Boat: http://www.scalercboat.com/
Model Boats: http://www.modelboats.co.uk/ (dead link; in reorganization)
Marine Modeller International: http://www.marinemodelmagazine.com/
Nautical Research Guild's Journal: http://www.naut-res-guild.org/index.htm
Model Shipwright: http://www.conwaymaritime.com/catego...ight/index.jsp
Prop Shop: http://www.britnett.net/propshop/
Sitek (was Radstock): http://www.gsitek-props.co.uk
Suppliers specializing in Scale RC Boats & Supplies:
Loyalhanna Dockyard: http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com
Ships n'Things: http://shipsnthings.com
Harbor Models: http://harbormodels.com
Scale Shipyard (Warship Hulls): http://scaleshipyard.com/
Westbourne (UK): http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk
Jotika (UK): http://www.jotika-ltd.com/
Model Dockyard (UK): http://www.model-dockyard.com/
Big Mail Order Houses:
Hobby Lobby: http://hobby-lobby.com/
Hobby People: http://www.hobbypeople.net
Horizon Hobby: http://www.horizonhobby.com
Micromark Tools: http://micromark.com/
Joined Dec 2004
Anything that has to do with R/C model boating from kits, radios, power packages, hardware, lighting, propellers, accessories, and more can be found at www.mackproductsrc.com. They have been in bussiness for over thirty years that I know of and know what they are talking about.
Any one interested in inland river push boats?
I've started a new modeling site with helpful tips and plans.
Here are some links to photos....
Great lakes ships
Ship plans from Smithsonian
Ship plans from National Archives
Joined Jan 2006
I usually drive up to M.A.C.K. Products in West Long Branch from my house in northeast Penna. Me and my son both do model boat building, (Scratch and kit) and we have found that HE CERTAINLY KNOWS HIS STUFF and can direct you to the right items. He has to ask what size boat you have, the weight and he can go from there. Going to a magazine and trying to figure it out may cost you grief and and a lost of interest in the model because it is not operating correctly. He also makes some items himself since ha has a small machine shop in the back of his shop. He has also built about 20 boats both from scratch and kits and they are BEAUTIFUL. CHECK HIM OUT.
If you need more info about his address sent me an E-mail at R.R.Farina@att.net.
FAQ - Motor Designations
Mabuchi is the big motor manufacturer. See their web catalog:
and in particular:
for explanation of motor codes.
Note though that many "found" motors may not be marked, or may carry only the customer's part number, as many applications use customized versions of the standard catalog units.
Find a Model Boat Club Near you...
Make a new listing if you know one.
Map Started by Modelboat Mayhem
LEFT hand or Right Hand prop.. on Port.. or Starboard... What are my Propellers??
Those Pesky FREE boat plans everyone is always looking for.
The Springer Tug
A nice set if Comprehensive Springer plans.
Best boat for the first time scratch builder, and More Springer images
Some wonderful DelftShip lines on this German forum.
Old Magazine plans posted to RCgroups.
Toeboat JOE, and Old River Bill's plans.
PT Boat plans
He has a smaller gif file(42k) still posted
(email webmaster for high resolution files)
Dreadnought Project (German ship plans)
Free Naval Archive Plans
Crackerbox plans by Jerry Dunlap
Magazine published plans
(Links first posted by "expat flyer")
Tugboat Lod Puerto(very nice)
For a more classic motor tug try
Miscellanious plans also from Mo-na-ko.net
Main page located by Rich_Cad
Some of the same plans as Mo-Na-Ko, (in English)
Including Granit AHST
A few Offshore PDF
The Gatika VS drive
(I posted small version of these in the fireboat thread.)
More Listed by Modelismonaval.com
First posted by Kmot
More Feebies... Hydroplane models
catamaran plans and build up
Newton Marine sells hydro plans...
Refolo stern drive speed boat.
The Svenson Flyer - Mahogany boat
Svensons... Free boat plans
Basildon Model Boat Club
RV Tioga Woods Hole Institute found by Pat Mathews....
Lobster boats lobster boats lobster boats
Metaron links to a Porteguese/Spanish forum with a lot of links
38 foot Coast Guard cabin Picket Boat
American PT boat Plans
German Schnell boat plans
Plans featured in Scale RC Boat Modeler
Submarine 2/2 Crash Rescue boat 1/1 Crash Rescue Boat 2/2
Marriner Tug 1/2 Mariner Tug 2/2
WWI and WWII US Warship Plans found by Nismoron
Collection of plans from RCg members.
Deckie's container ship lines.
A variety of plans Hydros, Mono, Crackerbox, Catamaran, hovercraft, runabout, fishing....
Steve/Russel Briggs boat plans.
Towboat Joe posted plans for the Worley.
Misuri, a small towboat
Old RUSSEL BROTHERS LIMITED - Steelcraft Boat Tug boat plans.
Full size boat plans that can be scaled down.
SHELLEY FOSS, Nancy M., Manson Construction Tugboat Photos
Tower Hobbies Radio Systems. 75 Mhz is legal in the USA as
a ground frequency, Cars and boats.
DSM, DSM2, DSMx what does it all mean?
Programming a 3position switching function using the dual rate on the DX6i
Replacement Antenna for Spektrum DX6, DX6i, DX7
Dual stick mod
Futaba Dual Stick Mod by XX29l9
Robotic options, (no reciever)
Portable Pond set up for RC model boat display.
Shown by Ropanach, and the Shelton model boat club.
DIY - How to etch a PCB - By Ken NJ
US Government Color chart
Key chain, Key Fob camera information.
.... Instructions for typical cameras.... http://www.chucklohr.com/808/#Instructions
.. Switches, BEC, ESC, and more...
Check your local distributor.
Some Archived ESC instructions.
Really small gear drives for accessories...
Build your own voltage regulators and electronic switches!
http://modelfireboats.com/ All Things RC...
Buy Voltage regulators and other controllers
More Batteries than could possibly be imagined...
. NIMH Transmitter battery 2000mah
Electronic Engine sounds..
Phosphor Bronze Superstructures...
Where to purchase Phosphor Bronze
Heat sink Clay that helps wick heat away and prevents previous joints from
heating up and desoldering.
High temperature Silver Brazing solder for propane torch work
Alpha Metals Silver Brazing Solder and flux
Waterproof or waterproofing servos...
Low volume pumps for Continuous bilge, or water cooling.
Rubber Baby Tugboat Bumpers™
Scale fittings and Fendering for your model tug.
Left hand and Right hand Propellers - Counter Clockwise and Clockwise
Thin wall open mold casting.
Modern fire monitors...
Mini Key Chain Camcorder micro camera car fob spy
Transport boxes and ship stands.
How to UPLOAD IMAGES
Find or Post a club in your area.
Model Boat Mayhem Map of clubs and
modelers and sailing locations around the world
Shrimp boat Plans for sale, Roxanne Isla
FLAGS- found by Kmot.
Inkjet printable cotton and silk fabric for your home printer.
Antique tug boat images in Seattle.
Model Tug boat competition judging...
More fiberglass hulls:
They have tugs, PT boats, Coast Guard, etc., mostly in 1/32 scale.
Oh yes, and a S-100 schnellboot hull---.
Here is a link to all things nautical, and then some. This has been a standard item in my bookmarks for a very long time, and is very useful for finding the rare item.
Aptly named, "The Mother of all Maritime Links", you can easily spend hours browsing through the listed subject material.
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