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Posted by jda | Feb 02, 2018 @ 01:50 PM | 2,293 Views
Am starting another project... a big one, likely to last a year so be patient. (that's directed to me) First, can anyone translate the boats name for me? Second, has anyone built the model? To me this has the appearance of what my wife calls a "pretty" boat. Because I plan on a steam plant I may leave off the masts. If you wish to follow the build, I will be posting in the Steam Boats. Happy trails!
Posted by jda | Aug 02, 2017 @ 08:09 PM | 2,851 Views
Some new thoughts. What a shame that more young people are not entering this hobby of boat building. I am entering that advanced age where one doesn't remember where things are in the shop and you are excited when you find a tool you didn't know you had. Do I worry about who will take over all this "stuff " or is life only about accumulating it? It has certainly been satisfying. How to start. My sister gave me a Scientific kit of the "Eagle" when my wife first got pregnant. Said "you will need something to do while your wife sleeps on the couch in the evenings." That started it and while my wife didn't get pregnant that often, I have managed over the years to build over 50 models. Some have been given away to relatives and friends. Some sank. Hey, they were boats. I know this is an RC site but I plan to show as many of my boats as I have pictures.....scale, fast electrics and static. While they are not of the caliber of most of the RC builders who post on this site they should, hopefully, encourage some new builders.
Scale RC followed by a few FE, a little steam and then some static models.

Still finding some more pictures of the boats I have made over the years. Between my boats pictures and the photos of boats from the Chattanooga Model Boat club I can see I never wouuld have made it as a Librarian. I have done a poor job of cataloging. The biggest file on the computer is "boat pix"....Continue Reading