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Old Dec 29, 2008, 02:44 PM
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Hi All Could not wait til after the first of the year to start cutting wood and spreading glue. Just the begiining of a lengthy build but looking forward to it.
Doug
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 02:53 PM
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Hi Doug

Looking forward to your build and pictures don't keep us waiting to long.

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Old Dec 29, 2008, 06:28 PM
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Doug,
Have fun with the build, and keep the photos coming.
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 11:16 PM
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Off to a good start there, Doug. Right where the forward keel curves up into the stem piece is where I've got major damage - apparently gnawed by rodents who took up housekeeping in the bow, prior to my purchase. A major rebuild is called for sometime later.
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 07:52 PM
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Jeepers Sorry to hear about the rodent damage. They can be a real destructive force. In the sixties I built a Sterling Missouri when I got out of the Navy. Three years ago I was given another Missouri that a family member started and lost interest in, complete with a rodent family in residence. The aft section was their pantry while the bow was their living quarters. I learned that they have no respect for discontuned irreplacable model boats. Ha! Good luck with your repair. Keep me posted. Thanks
Doug
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Old Dec 30, 2008, 09:13 PM
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Doug, I'm glad to hear that you wound up with a Sterling Missouri model after all. You can do it justice if anyone can.
I do have plans for my Corvette model. I guess you could say that there was some good news with it. Because of the damage done to it that was adequately pictured in the eBay ad, it was relatively inexpensive to purchase, and even came with a fair amount of the metal fittings that go with it. A later fortuitous eBay purchase of a partial fittings set gave me most of the required pieces.
When I finally get around to working on it, it might make an interesting build thread. Our friend Pete in Florida has one of these unstarted kits that he has said he might build someday. I just might have some, uh, alternative plans for my model, in view of the extensive work that it will require to get it operational.
Whatever, they make most impressive models in or out of the water, and readily lend themselves to lighting and superdetailing options. Best of luck with yours and thanks for sharing your progress with us.
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Old Dec 31, 2008, 09:58 AM
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42 foot corvette - now THIS we must see!

Happy new year!

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Old Feb 01, 2009, 04:42 PM
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Hi Guys, Thought I would post some pictures because there is some progress. Even being retired I am a slow builder compared to some of you guys. What doesn't get done today, Mannyana. The hardest part of this stage was trying to keep the frame from twisting. So far it doesn't look too bad. It is easier building upside down on a board, but this is the way the original was done so why not go with it. Hope you enjoy the progress.
Doug
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Old Feb 01, 2009, 05:25 PM
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DOUG- Great build so far. You are right about building the hull upside down being the best way to keep thing straight., so all the frame feet are glued down to the building board. If I remember correctly, Sterling Models used the floor boards to keep the frames a lined in the building process. I know that I wound up making hatches in the floor boards, just like the full sized version, to gain access to the bilge forward were I have some of my electronics.
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 12:44 AM
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Doug, I have taken the liberty of making copies of some of your pics of your Corvette frames. It will help me to know what to expect in the way of framing when I cut into my damaged Corvette hull to begin making repairs.
Any progress on your 'vette to share?
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 03:47 PM
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Jeepers, You must be reading my mind or you have my shop bugged or something. I just took pictures a few minutes ago and am getting ready to post them. There is no problem using my pictures. I am very happy that they can help you. If you feel that you need other pics, let me know and I will try to get the shots you need. Thanks. Doug
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 04:58 PM
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Are those 700 sized motors? What are the specs.? Excellent craftsmanship.

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Old Feb 23, 2009, 08:30 PM
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Pete This motor is two and half inches long inch and a half dia. Runs 12,000 rpm at 6 volts 2 amps. I don't know how that compares to the 700 motors. Hope that helps. Doug
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Doug, Will your props turn in the same direction or will you have them rotating in opposite directions in order to cancel out torque? Nice work, thanks again for sharing it with us.
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Old Feb 23, 2009, 09:10 PM
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Bill Yes the props will be counter rotating. I have had good results with the props rotating to the outside. Doug
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