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May 29, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Utility boat "joker"


Hey out there,

Thought I'd post a few pic's of my just finished utility boat "JOKER". I picked up this hull from Kay Tillman in the Inland nautical Society in Riverside CA, a couple of years ago. I finally decided to do something with it, and this is what happened . I cut down the bulwark all the way around except for the bow. The deck, cabin, cabin roof, and stern access hatch are "Lexan", the windows, and door are wood doll house pieces. The bow and stern bits are cast aluminium. Power is a large Johnson motor, with a 12v 4.5 amp gel sell. Scale is 1/12th. Length is 20", beam is 10". I still had to add 1 1/2 lbs in the stern to get it to the waterline. It kind of reminds me of a springer with a conventional hull.

Mark
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May 29, 2012, 11:24 PM
FROM THE MIND OF A MADMAN
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Awesome Mark !!!
May 30, 2012, 12:24 AM
Grumpa Tom
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It's a real cutie!
May 30, 2012, 02:07 AM
FROM THE MIND OF A MADMAN
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Mark are you casting those metal pieces your self ?
May 30, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Very nice job, and something Different... would love to see a pic or two of her insides if you care to share...

Cheers Jeremy.
May 30, 2012, 07:29 AM
WooHoo!
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Very cool Mark. Looks like a lil' workhorse.
May 30, 2012, 08:41 AM
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I like it!
May 30, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Thanks guys. I will post an interior shot tonight (it's pretty messy). Manny, I had the large H bit cast from a master that Bob Herrera made many years ago at a local foundry. Don't think they're interested in making anymore. I still have a couple left. I cut one apart to make the single one on the bow. She gets a litle water inside from over the deck; I need to seal it better.

Mark
May 30, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Wow! It's a very cool little boat!

-Rich.
May 30, 2012, 06:35 PM
GET BACK IN THE SHOP!!!!!!
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Looks like one of my old log tug hulls.


Kay did some work with it several years ago..



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May 30, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Great looking little tug!
May 30, 2012, 10:07 PM
boat butcher
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Mariner,

Ok, you asked for it. here's an interior shot . I hate doing wiring . This is why I never like to show the inside of my boats. I am the KING of cold solder joints . Anyway, the motor is a large low rpm "Johnson", speed control is Vantec (my favorite ), battery is a 12v, 4.5 amp gel sell, receiver is Spectrum, rudder servo is from one of my "re-kitted" airplanes . I still enjoy designing, building/painting more than the rc work. Thank's again for the kind words guys.

Mark (king of Bondo)
May 31, 2012, 12:17 AM
Grumpa Tom
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You still got Barnacle Bob beat.
May 31, 2012, 05:38 AM
Keep a Steady Strain....
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Nice Mark!
May 31, 2012, 07:52 AM
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I usually use this as an inspiration for wiring .

Mark


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