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Dec 27, 2005, 05:36 PM
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Links: information and sources


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Dec 28, 2005, 02:43 AM
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Cargo ship photos:
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Dec 28, 2005, 09:39 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Boat Magazines:
Ships in Scale:
Scale & RC Boat:
Model Boats: (dead link; in reorganization)
Marine Modeller International:
Nautical Research Guild's Journal:
Model Shipwright:

Prop Shop:
Sitek (was Radstock):

Suppliers specializing in Scale RC Boats & Supplies:
Loyalhanna Dockyard:
Ships n'Things:
Harbor Models:
Scale Shipyard (Warship Hulls):
Westbourne (UK):
Jotika (UK):
Model Dockyard (UK):

Big Mail Order Houses:
Hobby Lobby:
Hobby People:
Horizon Hobby:
Micromark Tools:

Pat M
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Feb 04, 2006, 05:30 PM
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Anything that has to do with R/C model boating from kits, radios, power packages, hardware, lighting, propellers, accessories, and more can be found at They have been in bussiness for over thirty years that I know of and know what they are talking about.
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Feb 09, 2006, 10:49 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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USCG Rules, including Navigation Lights:
Feb 09, 2006, 10:55 AM
Mmm, tugs...
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Even more ship photos:
Feb 14, 2006, 02:30 PM
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Any one interested in inland river push boats?
I've started a new modeling site with helpful tips and plans.

Here are some links to photos....

Navy ships

Great lakes ships

Ship plans from Smithsonian

Ship plans from National Archives
Mar 03, 2006, 10:34 AM
Ray Farina
I usually drive up to M.A.C.K. Products in West Long Branch from my house in northeast Penna. Me and my son both do model boat building, (Scratch and kit) and we have found that HE CERTAINLY KNOWS HIS STUFF and can direct you to the right items. He has to ask what size boat you have, the weight and he can go from there. Going to a magazine and trying to figure it out may cost you grief and and a lost of interest in the model because it is not operating correctly. He also makes some items himself since ha has a small machine shop in the back of his shop. He has also built about 20 boats both from scratch and kits and they are BEAUTIFUL. CHECK HIM OUT.
If you need more info about his address sent me an E-mail at
Mar 04, 2006, 12:32 AM
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MACK products web address:
Mar 12, 2006, 12:57 AM
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FAQ - Motor Designations

Mabuchi is the big motor manufacturer. See their web catalog:

and in particular:
for explanation of motor codes.

Note though that many "found" motors may not be marked, or may carry only the customer's part number, as many applications use customized versions of the standard catalog units.

Thanks to:
Pat Matthews
Last edited by Treetop; Jan 27, 2007 at 02:30 AM. Reason: links changed
Mar 12, 2006, 03:57 AM
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For sound modules, smoke systems, speed controllers, switching units and other electronic equipment visit Craig here...
Can be supplied in kit form at a discount.
Freindly guy and very helpful.
Apr 25, 2006, 11:55 AM
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Find a Model Boat Club Near you...
Make a new listing if you know one.
Map Started by Modelboat Mayhem

LEFT hand or Right Hand prop.. on Port.. or Starboard... What are my Propellers??

Those Pesky FREE boat plans everyone is always looking for.

The Springer Tug
Springer Images

A nice set if Comprehensive Springer plans.

Best boat for the first time scratch builder, and More Springer images

Some wonderful DelftShip lines on this German forum.


Old Magazine plans posted to RCgroups.


Toeboat JOE, and Old River Bill's plans.


PT Boat plans
He has a smaller gif file(42k) still posted
(email webmaster for high resolution files)

Schnell boat

Dreadnought Project (German ship plans)

Glyn Guest Hanley DD

Glyn Guest Hibbard

Free Naval Archive Plans

Crackerbox plans by Jerry Dunlap

Magazine published plans

Lazy Allan tug boat

(Links first posted by "expat flyer")
Tugboat Lod Puerto(very nice)

For a more classic motor tug try



Miscellanious plans also from
Main page located by Rich_Cad

Some of the same plans as Mo-Na-Ko, (in English)
Including Granit AHST

A few Offshore PDF

The Gatika VS drive
(I posted small version of these in the fireboat thread.)

More Listed by

Keil Kraft, Eezebuilt website

First posted by Kmot
Electric Hydros

Fast boats
Micro Hydros

More Feebies... Hydroplane models

Plans from RCmodeler Magazine

unlimited hydroplane

Snoopy shovel nose

Dickie Do sport boat (outboard)

Shiada (outboard)

Ski-vee 40 (outboard)

Stingray (outboard)

Class C racing runabout (outboard)

Cobra 21 shallow v

RETRIEVAL air boat

Ariel sailboat

Seafoam sailboat
catamaran plans and build up

Rum Runner Racing Hydroplane plans

Newton Marine sells hydro plans...

Refolo stern drive speed boat.

The Svenson Flyer - Mahogany boat

Svensons... Free boat plans

Hal Kelly Mini hydros and runabout racers

Basildon Model Boat Club

RV Tioga Woods Hole Institute found by Pat Mathews....

Lobster boats lobster boats lobster boats

Metaron links to a Porteguese/Spanish forum with a lot of links

38 foot Coast Guard cabin Picket Boat

American PT boat Plans

German Schnell boat plans

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WWI and WWII US Warship Plans found by Nismoron

Collection of plans from RCg members.
Bulk carriers

Deckie's container ship lines.

Arnedh]KNM Sleipner


A variety of plans Hydros, Mono, Crackerbox, Catamaran, hovercraft, runabout, fishing....

Steve/Russel Briggs boat plans.

Towboat Joe posted plans for the Worley.

Misuri, a small towboat

Old RUSSEL BROTHERS LIMITED - Steelcraft Boat Tug boat plans.


Full size boat plans that can be scaled down.

SHELLEY FOSS, Nancy M., Manson Construction Tugboat Photos


Tower Hobbies Radio Systems. 75 Mhz is legal in the USA as
a ground frequency, Cars and boats.

Spektrum 2.4ghz

DSM, DSM2, DSMx what does it all mean?

2.4ghz radios

Programming a 3position switching function using the dual rate on the DX6i

Replacement Antenna for Spektrum DX6, DX6i, DX7

Linear Servos

Dual stick mod
Futaba Dual Stick Mod by XX29l9
Dual Throttle mod using linear potentiometers
Robotic options, (no reciever)

Portable Pond set up for RC model boat display.
Shown by Ropanach, and the Shelton model boat club.

DIY - How to etch a PCB - By Ken NJ


US Government Color chart

Motor Info, Graupner and Mabuchi Specs.

Key chain, Key Fob camera information.
.... Instructions for typical cameras....


Electronic Switches

Dimension Engineering
.. Switches, BEC, ESC, and more...


Beier Electronics

Check your local distributor.

Some Archived ESC instructions.

Gear Drives

Really small gear drives for accessories...

Build your own voltage regulators and electronic switches! All Things RC...

Operational Crane Ideas

Buy Voltage regulators and other controllers

More Batteries than could possibly be imagined...
. NIMH Transmitter battery 2000mah


Electronic Engine sounds..

Phosphor Bronze Superstructures...

Where to purchase Phosphor Bronze


Heat sink Clay that helps wick heat away and prevents previous joints from
heating up and desoldering.

High temperature Silver Brazing solder for propane torch work
Alpha Metals Silver Brazing Solder and flux

Originally Posted by patmat2350
Dave M. posted a couple lengthy threads over at Warship Models Underway that deserve a look:

Panels & welds

Waterproof or waterproofing servos...

Low volume pumps for Continuous bilge, or water cooling.

Rubber Baby Tugboat Bumpers™
Scale fittings and Fendering for your model tug.

Left hand and Right hand Propellers - Counter Clockwise and Clockwise

Ship fittings...

Thin wall open mold casting.

Modern fire monitors...

Multi layer and color paint scheme tips. by xx29l9

Mini Key Chain Camcorder micro camera car fob spy

Transport boxes and ship stands.



Find or Post a club in your area.

Model Boat Mayhem Map of clubs and
modelers and sailing locations around the world


Shrimp boat Plans for sale, Roxanne Isla

FLAGS- found by Kmot.
Inkjet printable cotton and silk fabric for your home printer.

Antique tug boat images in Seattle.

Model Tug boat competition judging...

Calcualting Scale Speed

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Jul 29, 2006, 07:20 AM
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want batteries?

strikalite batteries of burntwood, staffs UK
Sep 03, 2006, 01:04 PM
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More fiberglass hulls:

They have tugs, PT boats, Coast Guard, etc., mostly in 1/32 scale.

Oh yes, and a S-100 schnellboot hull---.
Last edited by der kapitan; Sep 09, 2006 at 10:13 AM.
Sep 11, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Here is a link to all things nautical, and then some. This has been a standard item in my bookmarks for a very long time, and is very useful for finding the rare item.

Aptly named, "The Mother of all Maritime Links", you can easily spend hours browsing through the listed subject material.

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