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Feb 17, 2011, 07:56 AM
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Most storage rental places will have a unit big enough for a runabout. Around here that's the best deal if you can't keep a boat at home. Cost is about $130 a month for a 10x30.. Pete
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Feb 21, 2011, 02:23 PM
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The build log for a 31" scratch wooden steam launch using a pair of Midwest boilers and engines, geared to a single shaft.

BUILD LOG: Scratch built steam launch w/two Midwest engines

YouTube video of shakedown cruise:

R/C steamboat (dual boiler, dual engine) first cruise (1 min 42 sec)
Feb 22, 2011, 08:59 PM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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Here's a deal...

Normally I wouldn't do this, but this one is $200 off a nice kit.

ModelExpo - Code PD11 ("PD11- Special offer good through Midnight, Monday, February 28th")

THe RumRummer Kit is only $70!!
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Feb 23, 2011, 09:19 PM
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$70 is an amazing deal for this boat!
Feb 24, 2011, 07:28 PM
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This is a super hull that could be anythingfrom a runabout to a small cabin cruise. Lots of potential here and the price is wicked low. Pete
Mar 01, 2011, 07:34 AM
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rum runner


If you missed the sale the kit is back up to its normal price of 269.00
Mar 12, 2011, 10:26 PM
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That's a pretty big electric motor in that boat. How many batteries will it take to run that thing for an hour or so? Pete
like any other power source, its about Loads, conditions and economizing.
But, from my experience of helping to keep the (g*d dang) Forklifts at work running. a bank if 24 deep cells should keep the boat running for the better part of a day actually.

BTW, its looking like my next scale project is going to be restoring my original Eliiot bay launch. giving a planked deck, installing a cabin, and giving it a retrofit electric drive. Just like a remoded turn of the century Steam launch.
May 18, 2011, 09:13 AM
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Bgnome where do you find the time for model boats? I would think running the brewery would take all your time and then some. Maybe a nip or two helps keep your feet on the ground. Any action on the rebuild? Pete
May 18, 2011, 10:05 AM
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the closest I come to running the place is when I'm at work on the weekends and I'm the only guy there to keep the place from blowing up
but over all, I'm just one cog in the overall machine. I Just happen to be a little better than some of the other cogs when it comes to greasing some of the bits.

I usually find time to work on stuff once I get home and can chill out. My days off are usually occupied by securing materials and research. like today is my day off.. but not much modeling will happen as I need to get new tires for the truck.

and yes, the now and then nips are helpful

progress on the refit have included stripping and sanding the paint off the hull, and working on cutting out the sub deck to accept the new electric drive. So, not much. I got several things going right now, and hop between them all the time. including the Scale Military and scientific model Rockets.
Jun 02, 2011, 05:19 PM
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Rockets too??? Nip, Nip,nip!
Jun 03, 2011, 10:44 AM
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like any other power source, its about Loads, conditions and economizing.
But, from my experience of helping to keep the (g*d dang) Forklifts at work running. a bank if 24 deep cells should keep the boat running for the better part of a day actually.

BTW, its looking like my next scale project is going to be restoring my original Eliiot bay launch. giving a planked deck, installing a cabin, and giving it a retrofit electric drive. Just like a remoded turn of the century Steam launch.
can eney won help me out im thinking of trying my hand at building my first boat from scrach but i am strugling with the basick hull plans ? i have just spent three wheeks looking for some plans on the internet and had no look can you help
Jun 04, 2011, 02:04 AM
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ford do you have any ideas of the type of boat youd like to build ?
Jun 04, 2011, 12:20 PM
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my first wooden boat


i am thinking of ether a 50/60 house boat or a tug but i am not to sure on how to design the hull as this is my first wooden build all of my others i bought the haul's so i need some sort of drawings to go on as i don't wont to mess up
Jun 14, 2011, 04:12 PM
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any plans i have are for british vessels , which country are you in please ?
Jun 18, 2011, 06:07 AM
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Ford go ahead and start a thread of your own and title it 'Houseboat'.That way you will get any info and have it all in one place for reference. Sounds like a fun project as I don't think I've seen a build of a houseboat on here at all. Keep us posted on your progress and post LOTS of pictures. Pete


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