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Oct 18, 2012, 01:25 PM
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Absolutley amazing ...

Look at those hose clamps !

And knowing all the gearing inside the casings, So fortunate to have this recorded in pictures.

Wish I could get some of the green stain he used in the bottom of the hull, wonder what it is specifically ~
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Oct 18, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Don't know what his preference was for paint and stains. I do know he did not use rattle cans, maybe on occasion. His boats all have brushed paint from what I can recall.
Oct 18, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Looks to me like Cuprinol wood preserver like we used to use in the big boat bilges.

Oct 18, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Hi Ken,

Thanks so much for posting his work. We surely lost a master for sure. Dave's attention to detail was impeccable.

His work will live on.

Oct 18, 2012, 04:19 PM
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KENNY- I think that Dave and I used the same water based acrylic paints which we purchased at either Michaelís or A.C. Moore. The paint can be thinned out with water to what ever thickness you want, for staining wood, air brushing, or just brushing out the paint.

I also started using mixed acrylic paint samples from both Home Depot and Lowes.
Oct 18, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Rich, now that you said that I remember you both talking about the paints from Michael's or AC Moore in one of the meetings. Thanks for mentioning it.
Oct 19, 2012, 01:47 PM
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Sorry to say this is the last group of photos that I have from Dave's wife. All pictures of the completed boat in Dave's shop.
Oct 19, 2012, 01:50 PM
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What amazing work. Thanks again for posting this series of pictures- an inspiration to us all.
Oct 19, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Thanks very much Ken for doing all of this, without your effort we would not have had the benefit of seeing this mans work and the experiencing inspiration that comes with it.
Oct 25, 2012, 08:12 PM
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One photo I missed posting. Building his captain.

Dave used everything from wood, plastics and sintra. He probably used foam core poster board from craft stores as seats.
Jan 04, 2013, 01:16 PM
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I just stumbled across this and I have to say Wow! Dave did an incredible job recreating an early to mid 1950's Hubert Johnson sea skiff built in Bay Head New Jersey!
Jan 04, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Welcome to RC Groups Ned I.
Jan 04, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Truly mind blowing, exceptional work. Thank you very much for sharing!
Jan 09, 2013, 07:22 AM
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Here is a picture of one of the 'real' ones.

Again, just beautiful. I also love his Hubert Johnson Blackjack! (Oh, and Miss Belmar is dead on as well.)
May 10, 2013, 02:58 PM
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So we lost our club Commodore and friend Dave Kammerer in August of 2012. Sandy swept through the area in October. So his wife Joan had a double tragedy that year. Dave and Joan lived about less than a half mile from the coast, beach, water, whatever. That area was pretty devastated by the storm.

On May 5th, Californiakid (Larry) and myself went to visit Joan to do a few things and see how she was doing. Her street looks pretty good except for the house across the street which is condemned and up for sale as the basement collapsed. Joan had to removed the entire contents of the basement, and get a new water heater, washer, dryer and HVAC equipment. Lot's of things in the basement were a total loss, that is where Dave spent his time building his boats. Joan graciously gave me a few pictures showing the basement filled with water. One picture is his shop area, and another is where Dave kept his completed boats in cabinets. After the storm a few people from the church helped remove the boats and they were stored in someone's basement. Joan told me the boats were back home and said it was fine to come over and take pictures of them. My thought was I will never see these masterpieces again.

So over the next week or so I'll be posting pictures of all of his boats. Some he had sold or did on commission so these will only be the boats he kept.
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