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Jul 01, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Beautiful!!
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Jul 02, 2012, 03:02 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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What they all said +1.
Jul 02, 2012, 08:45 AM
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Thanks guys.

Getting these kinds of complements in this group of talented artist is in itself a huge complement. I hope this will be the last build this big for a while. At 62+ inches itís a beast to move around. Always having to repair the odd bump or scratch, and donít even mention my back!
Jul 02, 2012, 09:58 AM
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And so, what Is next ?
Jul 02, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Well it's not going to be the 110' Island Class CG cutter I have plans for - 52" long, Yikes!!

But yes Tim, it will most likely be the TID!!!!
Jul 02, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Just as we suspected !
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Jul 02, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Check out Tiny's excellent TID in the waterhttps://picasaweb.google.com/tinypur...at=directlink#
Jul 02, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Perfect, and thanks for all the photos and your written detail. Got me building for sure.
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Jul 09, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Thinking


Just a few more items to build - hope to get these done by the weekend. Then back on the windows
Jul 09, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Now just to ask a question, looking at that last pic how old is your model of the Major? Or it there in the last pic tied alongside the full-scale one LOL!
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Jul 10, 2012, 08:41 AM
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Actually MY Major is so big the one on the right could be it with the one on the left being a 1/48 scale
Jul 10, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Maybe with the new chain drive I might get a wake something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=VXsMbrR5yic
Last edited by Rmay; Jul 10, 2012 at 09:19 AM.
Jul 10, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Rmay the Major looks great . glad to see you went to chain drive. I was never able to get a belt drive to stop slipping and you want the power . the Major has 445hp. and can bring the water all the way over the wheel. here is a pic of the lady lois she has 500hp. also a pic of my scale speed rollers off the wheel. I love watching the water fly off the wheel. Hope to see some more on the water pictures and a video. looks awesome ...
Jul 10, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Thanks tugboatjack! The issue I’m faced with now is finding a lake suitable for the Major to run around in. She’s almost 62” long, so a small pool doesn’t cut it for testing. My favorite lake has been converted from a quite little model boat lake to serious recreational park with paddlewheel boats and an abundance of over energized kids playing around.


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