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Old Sep 15, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Coast Guard 47' Lifeboat Non-Skid Deck Sheet


Hi Everybody,
I plan on giving my Proboat - U.S. Coast Guard 47' Lifeboat a face-lift by repainting it from white to aluminum flat gray I am desperately searching for one of those die-cut sheets of the black non-skid deck adhesive sheeting that was part of the Midwest kit. I checked with both Proboat and Midwest Products and neither have it anymore. Does anybody have any ideas if anyone still has a sheet somewhere collecting dust? I'll even take any ideas or suggestions, short of me meticulously repainting each existing non-skid spot black once again when I'm done painting the hull and super structure?

Also,...I need another "Light Tower - PRB3506". Horizon Hobbies no longer has those either. Ideas?
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Just get yourself of sheet of "Wet-N-Dry" black oxide sandpaper in the appropriate grit. Cut the sheet into the patterns you need and glue em' down.
Old Sep 15, 2012, 10:37 PM
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The Midwest boats, came with all the details, pre-applied. CaptCB
Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:19 PM
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The Midwest boats, came with all the details, pre-applied. CaptCB
Not true, as Midwest produced two different versions of the boat. The original kit version was a box of wood, with the nonskid being precut self adhesive pieces. Then Midwest released the RTR fiberglass version, which was later sold to ProBoat.

I have one of the original wood versions in the basement, might be part of my winter work list.
Old Sep 17, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Thanks to everyone so far who has provided some advise. Hey CG Bob,....wanna sell me one of those kits so I can start a new boat from the ground up; or should I say the "Keel" up ? C'mon man; I'm a retired Coastie too. Please Bob,....PLEEEEAAASE ? LOL Name your price "CG Bob". Let's barter.
Old Sep 17, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Have you tried skate board grip tape for your non skid? It comes in many different colours and in clear.
Though if your older than 18 you might get some odd looks going into a skate shop.
Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Nonskid


A friend of mine in the Merrimack Valley Ship Model Club at the Custom House Museum in Newburyport, MA found a novel way to make nonskid. He took an old finely woven linen hankerchief, cut it to the shape he wanted, glued it to the piece to to be treated and then painted it. He said it could be worked over odd surfaces much like fiberglass cloth. On his model he painted it off white and it looked and felt very real. Cheap out too!

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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Hey CG Bob,....wanna sell me one of those kits so I can start a new boat from the ground up; or should I say the "Keel" up ? C'mon man; I'm a retired Coastie too. Please Bob,....PLEEEEAAASE ? LOL Name your price "CG Bob". Let's barter.
I say again: "I have ONE of the original wood versions in the basement, might be part of my winter work list. "
I posted three different pictures of the box. The model IS NOT for sale or trade.

You can get a fiberglass hull in 1:16th scale for the 47' MLB from Coast Guard Models. And MicroGlass makes a fiberglass hull in 1:32nd scale.
Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:48 AM
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don't bother sticking something on your deck that might lift when water gets under it, or doesn't go on flat, and leaves bubbles...get a can of this from your local home DIY store..........and spray your deck with it..........it is a superb textured paint that looks superb for USCG and RNLI boats
Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Dang "CG Bob", you're a hard-ass ! LOL Just kidding with you my friend. If I still had one of those Midwest kits, I wouldn't part with it either. But you must admit, I had to a least ask, right? Thanks to everyone for your continued support and advice.
Old Sep 24, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Why don't you mask the grip tape, them use a paintbursh to paint the areas in between?

Also, the light tower could be fabricated. I did that to my Canadian Coast Guard.
Old Sep 24, 2012, 08:44 PM
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no such thing as to many boats
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Home depot sell non skid tape for steps comes in 2 sizes works great for any non skid deck.
Old Sep 25, 2012, 03:18 PM
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I just sifted out vthe size sand size I like. Put down paint. Poured on the sand. Done
Old Sep 25, 2012, 10:28 PM
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GET BACK IN THE SHOP!!!!!!
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5 bucks for a whole sheet at a skateboard shop. It even holds up underwater..
Just cut it out with scissors and you are golden.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Sweet mother of Pearl, I have struck the mother load. I just bought a Midwest Products - Coast Guard 47' MLB Kit on ebay. Kit came in today and is still completely pre-packed/never opened.


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