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Old Nov 19, 2004, 09:22 AM
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54" Century Sea Maid


I'm building a 54" Century Sea Maid from Plans I got years ago from RC Boat Modeller. I'm almost at the point where I can install the deck planking. Do any of you know where I could get some large scale deck hardware? I have only come across hardware from http://www.sgcraft.com/

If you have any ideas to make hardware from kitchen hardware or whatever, any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Brad
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Old Nov 21, 2004, 01:34 AM
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Mack model marine carrys somewhat fairly large brass fittings, i assume mostly for Dumas boats which they sell. They might have something big enough for your boat? Its might be worth a look at least.
Old Nov 21, 2004, 12:31 PM
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Brad, I also built the Sea Maid as well. I couldn't find any fittings for it as well. I haven't done this yet but I was planning on making fittings from styrene and molding them and then casting them from white metal. You can get the materials you need from www.micromark.com.
Old Nov 24, 2004, 09:40 PM
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Thanks for the options. Let me know how your boat goes. I should be done mine come the New Year. The only thing holding me back is the deck hardware and lights. I'll post a pic when complete.
Old Nov 24, 2004, 11:42 PM
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There is a online place I go to get most of my parts. modleexpo-online.com, It'a in Florida, and the parts come u.p.s. I've been abale to get most every thing I need. I allway build from scrach. untill now. this is my first fiberglass hull.
Old Nov 27, 2004, 12:46 AM
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I have started useing alumilite to cast fittings for some projects. This of course after scratchbuilding them either in brass, aluminum, or styrene. What makes alumilite good is that it can be drilled and machined somewhat, with lower rpm. Your only other option may end up haveing to be soldered brass. K&S offers a wide range of shapes and sizes for say, building searchlights, mast's, etc. A soldering iron and a file may be your best friends for a while? lol....One thing in your favor here is that with such a large project, heavy top side weight shouldnt effect your performance at all? Best of luck.
Old Jan 06, 2007, 09:35 PM
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Hello, I dug out my plans for the 54" century sea maid and I can't find the building book that goes with it, does anyone where I can get one or a copy of one? I don't remember where I bought the plans that I have because it's been so long ago. Thanks for any help on this.
Old Jan 06, 2007, 11:44 PM
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Harpman, Boy, I was shocked to see that I've replied to this thread a couple years ago. The plans that I bought a long time ago came with a two page article reprint. There is not much to the article that you couldn't find on the plans. Sorry, I don't have the article anymore. I built the boat once. Maybe there is something I can help you with?
Old Oct 01, 2016, 07:17 PM
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Does anyone have these plans for the 54" Century Sea Maid, the original RC Boat Modeller magazine, know which issue it was - or perhaps know where an archive is located for RCBM?
Thanks for any help!
Old Oct 13, 2016, 08:58 PM
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Thanks to a very helpful person some additional info has been received. Apparently the boat was designed by Walt Watkins as a 21-footer, the model plans were drawn by Ray Borden with 54" length, 18 3/4 beam for a 3/4 or 1 HP O&R. Still looking for info about the full size boat and the magazine where the model was first published. Anyone know a bit more?
Old Oct 14, 2016, 04:53 PM
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I remember seeing some plans in a model airplane magazine back in the mid 70's for the Sea Maid. I don't remember tha actual name of the magazine, sorry. I know this because I enlarged them by hand hoping to build a model of it.
Old Oct 19, 2016, 10:52 AM
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Hi Guys, a funny thing happened the other day as I was looking for something in my barn. I pulled down a box that I once used to transport one of my race boats and a rolled up paper fell down. When I unrolled it , I found that it was the plans that is mentioned in a previous post on this thread. A 54" Century Sea Maid ,designed by Walt Watkins and drawn by Ray Borden. I probably bought them over 25 years ago. If I ever decide to build it, I will probably make the fittings as I did for my 1/4 scale and my 1/6 scale Cobras. The fittings for the 1/4 Cobra were made from brass and chrome plated and the ones for the 1/6 Cobra are from aluminum and polished. Good luck for your build. Thank you, Gary
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Hi Guys, a funny thing happened the other day as I was looking for something in my barn. I pulled down a box that I once used to transport one of my race boats and a rolled up paper fell down. When I unrolled it , I found that it was the plans that is mentioned in a previous post on this thread. A 54" Century Sea Maid ,designed by Walt Watkins and drawn by Ray Borden. I probably bought them over 25 years ago. If I ever decide to build it, I will probably make the fittings as I did for my 1/4 scale and my 1/6 scale Cobras. The fittings for the 1/4 Cobra were made from brass and chrome plated and the ones for the 1/6 Cobra are from aluminum and polished. Good luck for your build. Thank you, Gary
It really intrigues me that there are so few people that have "hands-on" with those particular plans. And of course the various iterations of the Sea Maids. No one has appeared yet with the parts outlines needed to build a SM 18 or 20 from scratch! Any chance of posting a photo of the plans to see what's included? I'm curious to determine if these Sea Maids truly adhere to the Century plans for the original boats.

By the way, that's a fab finish on the Cobra!!
Old Oct 20, 2016, 12:13 AM
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Go the A.M.A. site and click on plans and scroll down, they might still sell them, they were the very same plans I believe, I have a complete set of the same plans and been kicking around building the Sea Maid myself. I hope this info helps.
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Go the A.M.A. site and click on plans and scroll down, they might still sell them, they were the very same plans I believe, I have a complete set of the same plans and been kicking around building the Sea Maid myself. I hope this info helps.
I guess AMA doesn't have the plans anymore, at least I couldn't find them so I sent the plans dept an email asking for help. Does the set of plans you've got include the parts outlines? Are they perhaps PDF?


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