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Title: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 07, 2019, 09:08:31 PM
After 29 years  Susie B now needs some urgent attention. After running for over 1 hour today I noticed water dripping from the hull on close inspection the ply  hull sheets had sprung from the keel. I now intend to let the hull dry out then rub down the hull  and re glass fibre the outside  and inside the hull. Work on the inside of the hull will mean a lot of planking will have to be removed to allow glass fibre to be fitted. Pictures to follow.

Stan. :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Capt Podge on April 07, 2019, 09:23:44 PM
Fully sympathise with you Stan. I just had the same problem with my warship. The area concerned is totally inaccessible so I'm having to cut a couple of panels in the foredeck to get at the inside.


Good luck with the repairs  :-)


Regards
Ray

Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Footski on April 08, 2019, 07:00:39 AM
She is still a stunning model Stan....
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: derekwarner on April 08, 2019, 07:45:21 AM
As Capt Podge says ..

"I'm having to cut a couple of panels in the foredeck" ...... well Ray as you well know, a Warship entering Drydock may well have a few plates removed........all part of the refit :-))


Derek
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 08, 2019, 08:12:27 AM
My heart goes out to you chap. My Orca is now laid up on dry land,due to leaks I was finally unable to cure without some fairly brutal repair work. I even considered a new lower hull as an option, instead, I am holding out for 'a bigger boat'!
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Fred Ellis on April 08, 2019, 08:18:39 AM
Fully sympathise with you Stan. I just had the same problem with my warship. The area concerned is totally inaccessible so I'm having to cut a couple of panels in the foredeck to get at the inside.


Good luck with the repairs  :-)


Regards
Ray


When I was working one of the lad's was on the Ark Royal (the old one) and he said that when she went in for an engine refit they had to cut out a section from the flight deck down into the engine deck, as that was the only way they could get the old engine out.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 08, 2019, 09:33:21 PM
HI Guys called at my local car shop this morning bought some resin  then on to my local model shop. Spent a fortune buying resin brushes timber, saw blades, and wood glue. I then called at my local timber yard and bought some paint stripper. Hopefully some pictures this week his week when sections are cut out.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Capt Podge on April 08, 2019, 09:43:52 PM
a Warship entering Drydock may well have a few plates removed........all part of the refit :-))

Derek


You're spot on there Derek - never thought I'd be doing that with a model boat though  %%


Regards
Ray

Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Capt Podge on April 08, 2019, 09:52:40 PM
Hopefully some pictures this week his week when sections are cut out.

Stan.


It'll be interesting to follow your approach to the repairs Stan, hopefully pick up some tips along the way  :-)


Regards
Ray

Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 09, 2019, 05:33:27 PM
Four pictures showing surgery needed to allow glass fibre to be installed inside the hull. Once this is complete a new ply deck will be fitted then re planked  and weathered. The hull outside will need attention not sure what action will be needed then a total repaint job. More pictures to follow.

Stan. :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: tugboyben on April 09, 2019, 05:52:43 PM
Hi Stan
It as served you well
I did this video 10 years ago & your boat is happy sailing around
You will see at 24 seconds in & again at 1 minute 18 seconds
It will be sailing again very soon


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVjlpNM1Z8w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVjlpNM1Z8w)


Jason
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 10, 2019, 05:09:41 PM
Stripping off the hull paint now to allow the glass fibre to adhere to the wood better. I am going to make a new rudder also the last one has done 29 years  and its looking a little tatty.

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Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 12, 2019, 10:20:47 AM
Just three  pictures showing paint been removed from the hull I hope to have this complete by the end of the day.

Stan. :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 13, 2019, 11:28:03 AM
Hi Guys now fitting the glass fibre to  the inside of the hull what a job. Next week rub down the hull fit the glass fibre then paint.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: mike_victoriabc on April 13, 2019, 03:57:48 PM
Nice work!
Paint stripper rather than sanding?
Certainly lifted the original paint.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 13, 2019, 04:13:43 PM
Yes all the paint is off glass fibre fitted to internal hull parts. Motor cleaned tested and refitted new voltage regulator installed  for lighting. Next week hull will be sanded and glass fibre matting applied  then a new paint job. More pictures this evening.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 13, 2019, 06:47:58 PM
Just a few pictures showing hull with paint removed and glass fibre in inner hull.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Mark T on April 13, 2019, 07:06:25 PM
Lovely job so far Stan and it must be very tricky working around all of the detail thats already there  :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on April 13, 2019, 07:59:48 PM
Nice Stan :-))
I've found a seller of the 30" like yours. I thought it was discontinued however I will visit the shop while on holiday in London and check it in person.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 14, 2019, 08:45:24 PM
After a day off at our clubs Steam Open day  I hope to be back in full swing this week. It must be up and running for Doncaster show in May.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 15, 2019, 08:32:53 PM
Monday final filling of the hull done and rubbed down hope to glass fibre on Tuesday.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 16, 2019, 09:43:16 AM
Started to fit the glass fibre today what a messy job. still has to be done.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on April 16, 2019, 11:12:43 AM
Was it covered in glass when you first built it Stan ?
The last incarnation by Midwest included glass cloth in the kit
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: DaveM on April 16, 2019, 11:25:08 AM
Two layers, if I remember correctly. What a superb kit that was - in all respects. Eat your heart out, Dumas!

DM
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 16, 2019, 01:23:12 PM
Hi Andy yes 30 years ago it came with glass matting not sure about two layers.




Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: mike_victoriabc on April 16, 2019, 02:39:23 PM
This has turned into quite the rebuild!


Thanks for posting photos of it.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 16, 2019, 03:06:13 PM
HI Mike still a long way to go will keep posting pictures.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 17, 2019, 07:45:18 PM
Just finished rubbing down first coat of glass fibre matting not happy with results. Made a trip to a glass fibre wholesaler this morning and bought some tools glass matting and various other items saved a fortune.


Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 17, 2019, 09:53:06 PM
Just three pictures showing the first cote of glass fibre rubbed down not happy with the finish and the last two hull cleaned up ready for second cote of glass fibre.  The professionals gave me lots of tips this morning and for a small outlay  the right tools for the job. No more car shops to buy materials.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on April 17, 2019, 10:17:14 PM
If you have to put on a skim of filler to get your final finish, may I suggest something called Dolphin Glaze. It is a fairly low viscosity two part filler, which skims beautifully with a suitable applicator. Gives a surface finish that lacks the usual lumpiness of normal tinned fillers, easing final rub down. Also very good on Steampunk Robots so I hear!
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 19, 2019, 07:05:20 AM
Second coat of glass fibre applied. Next pictures will show hull painted in colours applied way back in 1990. The boot topping will be red vinyl this was applied to the original build.




Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 21, 2019, 09:10:32 PM
Having some time off from hull work refitting all the electrics at the moment pictures to follow.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 22, 2019, 08:31:58 PM
Hopefully all electrics will be in place this week. Then the job of filling and sanding down the hull pictures to follow of the electrics.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 25, 2019, 10:03:45 PM
Most of the electrics in place just need to power up and test pictures to follow.




Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 27, 2019, 08:58:57 PM
All the electrics now tested all working fine next job rebuild the cabin area pictures later this week .

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on April 29, 2019, 06:22:35 PM
Got mine Stan
Fresh start  :-)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Boat-bits/i-VPckCq8/0/c9fe24a4/4K/E284FAB4-12FF-4799-A4E9-06A40BEB1C78-4K.jpg)
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on April 30, 2019, 07:38:03 PM
Hi all just a few pictures showing all electrics now in place also  hull filled with fine surface filler. Next Job to install rudder servo  then hopefully paint the hull. Please note the terminal blocks do not have screws the blade is pushed down then insert the cable release the blade cable fixed

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Dreadnought on May 01, 2019, 06:09:58 AM
Very nice!  :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 01, 2019, 06:14:35 PM
Rudder servo now fitted and working pictures to follow. Have tried numerous servo tapes to fix the servo all gone in the bin  a waste of time. Gone back to quality tapes used in the construction industry a winner every time .

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on May 02, 2019, 09:38:48 PM
Question for you Stan. Do you think it might be possible to fit a motor with a straight coupler rather than UJ? maybe by adjusting shaft length and brushless motor.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 02, 2019, 09:52:24 PM
HI Andy the bulkhead the motor is fitted to is vertical so some modifications would have to be made  to fit a straight coupling and brushless motor. Many years ago I was given a brushless motor to try in my model  it proved to be way to fast and it created a lot of vibration. So I went back to a brushed motor that motor is now in the bin after 29 years service it fell apart. A new brushed motor has been installed  during the refit. But I see no reason why you should not be able to fit modern motors with a little modification. I have to try and rebuild mine with what was available 29 years ago.

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Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on May 02, 2019, 09:59:36 PM
Thanks Stan. So there is room with a scratch built motor mount  :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 02, 2019, 10:07:15 PM
HI Andy the area under the cabin roof is large see my last pictures. The space under the wheel  house is  not so good  very shallow pictures on this thread show this  hope this helps.

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Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on May 03, 2019, 01:24:00 PM
Stan,
 Been watching your repairs on the lobster boat. Coming along very nicely. The original was very well done with all appropriate details. From the original, one might have thought you were a “down Mainer”. Presumably you will incorporate same details in the rebuild? I have this model as well as a current era hull.


Jim,
 Thanks for your thoughts. I understand kv/voltage. I guess what escapes me at some level is the advantage of brushless/brushed. Since I have no one else in my area who builds model boats I do not run my boats enough to wear out the brushes. My current era lobster boat has a brushless inrunner designed for racing. It is OVERLY quick & will flip if I am not careful. Some day I will replace the inrunner with a lower kv outrunner to make it more scale speed. A few of us in years past got together in Maine to race the models as part of the real lobster boat races. Unfortunately the model races no longer occur.


Bill

Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on May 03, 2019, 07:12:57 PM
Tx
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 03, 2019, 08:44:33 PM
HI Guys please can you not turn my post into a debate about brushless motors. I started this thread to show what could be done to repair a very special model to me.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on May 03, 2019, 08:47:14 PM
Sorry Stan Happy for moderation to tidy  :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 03, 2019, 08:53:42 PM
Happy to leave the comments about B/less motors but no more please. We have to remember when I built my model all that you get were brushed motors. But things have moved on so why not fit more modern items in your build. I wish to restore mine to its 1990 configuration  this is what people remember this model for. Good Luck with you build Andy.

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Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on May 03, 2019, 08:55:14 PM
Stan,
 Apologies for interrupting your thread.


Bill
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 04, 2019, 12:08:01 AM
Topic tidied up to keep it on Stan's original topic.

Peter Fitness,
Moderator.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 04, 2019, 08:57:02 PM
Hi  been sanding down filler today. The primer shows every blemish I hate this step of the rebuild  it seems to take forever.  Sadly a further casualty today the light on the cab roof  got knocked off. This will have to made again and rewired  one step forward ten back. .

Stan. :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( hopefully next week . :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 06, 2019, 10:28:03 AM
Mast head light remade  and I can fit a soft yellow L E D far better than the grain of wheat bulb Picture's to follow.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 07, 2019, 08:54:13 PM
Just a few high spots to sand back the into the paint shop. Also a picture of the new mast head light still needs a L E D fitting then paint and refit and rewire.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on May 07, 2019, 09:36:39 PM
Looking good Stan. Did you fabricate the masthead light?


Bill
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 07, 2019, 10:25:14 PM
HI Bill yes from 1/8 brass tube and flat brass sheet still needs the led fitting and painting.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on May 07, 2019, 11:28:23 PM
HI Bill yes from 1/8 brass tube and flat brass sheet still needs the led fitting and painting.

Stan.
Actually Stan I was referring to the lantern itself.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 08, 2019, 06:37:31 AM
Hi Bill the actual light was made by Graupner many years ago. I am not sure if these fittings are still available.


Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 12, 2019, 07:43:38 PM
Sorry guys been at a model show all weekend. Hope to have this old model in the paint shop by the end of the week.




Stan
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 13, 2019, 03:17:46 PM
Hi guys  just a few pictures of the dinghy I tow behind  my model. Sadly this needs some T L C also.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 14, 2019, 07:00:14 PM
Managed to get a few hours in today still filling and sanding. I hope to get the first coat of paint on by Friday.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Akira on May 14, 2019, 09:36:18 PM
Wonderful build. I love the details. One question though. Is the 5 pound maul in the dingy for numbin' the lobsta's when they get hauled in? ;)
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 14, 2019, 09:53:24 PM
No its for awkward members at our lake. Thanks for comments on my model.




Stan
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Akira on May 14, 2019, 10:03:11 PM
Wicked good idea!
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 15, 2019, 06:43:42 PM
Well I had enough of filling and sanding taking the plunge tomorrow and start the paint job.  Just a few pictures  showing the primed hull. The mast light is now wired using 2mm soft yellow L E D more to follow.

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Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 16, 2019, 04:49:14 PM
Just a few pictures. First in the normal test tank no leaks. Model masked off and suspended from timber shelf first coat of green applied. Final colour will be grass green.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 16, 2019, 10:57:08 PM
Second coat of paint applied to lower hull final coat on Friday. Hull bottom is Humbrol 80.




Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on May 16, 2019, 11:00:24 PM
Looking great I love that colour but I have to be different  :kiss:
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on May 16, 2019, 11:11:03 PM
I'm pondering on the hull shape here Stan. The drawing seems to show all the cross section with a very much rounded chine getting sharper towards the bow. I prefer the sharp angle full length
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 16, 2019, 11:15:46 PM
Good job my memory is still ok re colours used on the lobster boat. Some of my latest builds I need write notes on the colours used.




Stan
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 17, 2019, 09:11:19 PM
Lower hull now painted  just the light grey and red boot tops to apply.

Stan
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 18, 2019, 05:52:21 PM
Light grey on upper hull now complete. .Monday will mask off the red boot toppings pictures to follow next week.




Stan
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 18, 2019, 08:15:03 PM
Masking tape removed from upper hull just a few pictures.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Mark T on May 18, 2019, 09:15:25 PM
A very nice repair of a lovely boat  :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 18, 2019, 09:49:15 PM
HI MarkT still along way to go about a further 4 weeks I think.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 23, 2019, 07:15:36 PM
Hull paint work now complete timber parts to fit ships name on the stern. Then the fun starts applying some dirty areas. Pictures this evening.




Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 23, 2019, 08:45:24 PM
The rebuild is coming along slowly today I masked of the boot toppings and air brushed them. I decided not to fit vinyl tape lots more to do before it sees water again.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 24, 2019, 11:00:33 AM
Just found some red letraset  for the boats name on the stern. I am tying to rebuild this model to the same configuration  when it was first built. I seem to have set of a trend for lobster boats.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on May 24, 2019, 12:16:55 PM
Looking good Stan


Perhaps me finding four kits had something to do with it  :kiss:
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on May 24, 2019, 08:44:14 PM



Perhaps me finding four kits had something to do with it  :kiss:


Plenty of lobster boats  to stage a race!  ;)
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 24, 2019, 09:44:17 PM
At the moment I am playing with different brushed motors. I have two that could be fitted will decide which to fit after sea trials are complete. Also this evening some minor mods carried out on the wiring.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 27, 2019, 07:48:29 PM
Today I have fitted some more electronics  in the rear section. A voltage regulator  which is connected to the input  of the sound system this in turn feeds a very compact pump to simulate engine cooling. This was snap decision but while its apart lets do it. Pictures to follow this week

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))                                      .
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 28, 2019, 10:10:36 AM
Going out of my mind this morning unable to find the timber to repair the deck. May have to buy some more.

Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 28, 2019, 04:53:22 PM
HI Guys after days looking for this timber would you believe it was right under my nose. The cardboard tube was mixed in with some old timber. A happy chap now.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: mike_victoriabc on May 28, 2019, 05:23:58 PM
Glad you run into the same problems locating stuff! I know I have it but never quite where I thought I saw it last.


Trip to the store to replace it - usually the other one appears.


Nice work on this rebuild.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 28, 2019, 05:44:05 PM
Topic Re-titled   :-)
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 28, 2019, 08:25:22 PM
Hoping to refit the  mast head running light tomorrow and hopefully wire up. Inlet connection for the pump will  be in place also tomorrow pictures to follow.  These two threads should  be very interesting for all. One old model halving a major refit and a new build. See link to new build.

Stan.

https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,62915.125.html
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 29, 2019, 08:27:56 PM
Hi Pump pipe work is now complete the mast head light is in place. Hope to wire it up tomorrow and finally the rear deck section is now planked. will post some pictures before Friday.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on May 31, 2019, 06:31:38 AM
Hi guys hoped to have pictures for you today. But my boiler has decided to play up and I am at the Doncaster model show all weekend. So some time next week.




Stan
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 01, 2019, 07:43:58 PM
Saturday  the first full day of the C A D M A  model show.  Very busy lots of questions on my rebuild of the lobster boat.  I was asked many times about the small pumps fitted in both my fishing boats they are supplied from a company called T C S. These units are industrial grade and sadly they are rather expensive .
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Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 01, 2019, 09:19:04 PM
HI Guys   first group of pictures show the small pump fitted to simulate engine cooling. When the engine sound system is turned on  it also supplies power to the voltage reducer and then on to the pump. Output voltage is set at 2.8 volts  this gives steady stream from the outlet fitted in the transom. More pictures to follow showing work carried out after this major refit.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 02, 2019, 08:44:50 PM
Still some pictures to post but not this evening its been a long weekend at Donnie more later.

Stan. :((
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 04, 2019, 02:11:52 PM
HI Guys not much going on at the moment. Just a few pictures showing the replacement rear deck section this will be held in place with magnets. The new mast head light is in place and wired up.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 05, 2019, 09:49:45 PM
Not much done since the Doncaster show. Today I have started to repair the lobster boxes damaged  while been removed before the repair was carried out. I intend to make some more  to fill spaces at the back of the model. I am having trouble trying  to find some red letraset letters about 9mm high or waterslide decals. I paid a fortune for some letraset  which I think is very old stock and is fit for the bin only. Pictures to follow of the boxes.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 06, 2019, 09:07:24 PM
Hi all found so red letraset should be with me early next week. I should be able to finish the hull next week and carry out sea trials to see how the new motor performs.




Stan.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 08, 2019, 07:06:29 PM
Just a few pictures showing repairs done to the lobster boxes and the trawl boards fitted on hull side.  The lobster floats have had the old paint removed and finally the rear deck section magnets now fitted  with first coat of sanding sealer
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 11, 2019, 06:28:41 PM
Still waiting for the letraset  to arrive. Engine cooling outlet painted and fixed in place  and connected  to pump will post more pictures later this week.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 12, 2019, 03:12:48 PM
Letraset  just arrived I hope to be well on the way with hull finish by this weekend pictures to follow.

Stan.  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 15, 2019, 09:47:52 PM
Finally started to fit parts back on the model I hope to finish  all by next week if all goes well. I will post some final pictures when the model is finished.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Footski on June 16, 2019, 08:05:57 AM
You continue to Inspire Stan. Beautiful work.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on June 16, 2019, 01:56:05 PM
Stan,
 You might find this interesting.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3335127-Lobstering-in-the-Northwest-Atlantic-Gulf-of-Maine (https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3335127-Lobstering-in-the-Northwest-Atlantic-Gulf-of-Maine)


I will also send to Andy. Do you think there is enough interest in lobstering to create a separate post?
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 18, 2019, 05:23:03 PM
Hi all  not much time this week due to other things happening. Still aiming for the end of next week all been well.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 21, 2019, 02:55:11 PM
Just a few pictures showing my untidy work bench. A new servo mounting and the piece of new deck washed with washes. The floats now repainted  just need some dark washes applying.  The deck section may need some very light washes.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on June 21, 2019, 03:02:42 PM
 :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: mike_victoriabc on June 21, 2019, 04:41:22 PM
Looks good!
nice to see benches and the tools that others use - don't think mine is any different.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 21, 2019, 09:29:31 PM
Just a few pictures showing areas masked off to repair paint work and dry brush the rubbing strakes. Glazing is now complete also.


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Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on June 27, 2019, 06:47:38 AM
Most of the parts are now back in place hull needs to have a few coats of varnish refit the mast. New group of pictures will be when the work is complete.




Stan
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on June 28, 2019, 09:11:09 AM
Another one of yours I love  :-))   but  I have a Maggie M next month
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Kirklees-MBC/i-vkk67gr/0/33342960/X3/D5802FFE-28B4-43E6-8296-5C1988B6726F-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on June 29, 2019, 03:14:22 AM
I continue to be amazed at the interest you folks have in lobster boats. Well on you. I hope both of you are following  the lobstering thread on RC groups Dock Talk started by Jerome Morris, a down Mainer. A lot of information and photos.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on July 05, 2019, 09:21:00 PM
Well after 2 months the refit /repair is finished final ballast checks done this afternoon. The new motor is a little sluggish I am going to repair the old motor and refit  final picture taken in the test tank ( the bath).The pump to simulate engine cooling works a treat I have a video of this  but I have no idea how get it on to mayhem. The dinghy needs some attention hope to be all finished next week then back to the grey funnel line.

Stan.   :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 06, 2019, 02:56:58 AM
Great job Stan :-))


Peter.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on July 06, 2019, 07:36:32 PM
Well guys final set of pictures its been a tough job repairing this model but well worth it. Two months ago I had to decide should I scrap or repair this model it was a no brainer. Hopefully the all work carried out will last a further 30 years giving me pleasure for many years to come.
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THE END
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Capt Podge on July 06, 2019, 07:51:31 PM
She's a beauty Stan and you've made a great job of her restoration - congratulations mate  :-))


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Taranis on July 06, 2019, 08:01:51 PM
She’s a 10  :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Mark T on July 06, 2019, 08:32:09 PM
Just a beautiful job - it looks so real the way the weathering is done.  Top job Stan  :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Paul2407 on July 06, 2019, 08:50:35 PM
Fantastic job and like someone else mentioned the weathering is great, the intricate detail is perfect and makes it very realistic and you should be proud and please you did the restoration 
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: awvs on July 07, 2019, 02:08:45 AM

Simply excellent! Congratulations Stan  :-))   O0


Wilhelm
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: CJK on July 07, 2019, 01:34:34 PM
Lovely job Stan - modelling at its best.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on July 07, 2019, 09:11:01 PM
Yesterday I closed this thread but I did say I may change the motor this was done late this afternoon.  This thread is now closed no more pictures or postings thank you for all your comments .

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on July 21, 2019, 08:20:34 PM
When I closed this tread I forgot one thing  to show it back on the water so just two pictures from this morning. All looks well the old motor give a nice scale speed. Time to go back to the grey funnel line this is the very last post and very last fishing boat  I will build.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on August 04, 2019, 05:00:39 PM
This morning at Kirklees we had two lobster boats on the water. My rebuilt model and the new build by Taranis. We may have set a trend to build this model.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Footski on August 04, 2019, 07:37:59 PM
You should be ashamed of yourself Stan. Keeping yours in such shoddy condition.. %% %% %%
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on August 05, 2019, 04:56:38 PM
You should be ashamed of yourself Stan. Keeping yours in such shoddy condition.. %% %% %%


That is the way the boats of that era looked. Skippers had little time to tidy their craft. ok2
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: chum444 on August 05, 2019, 04:57:49 PM
This morning at Kirklees we had two lobster boats on the water. My rebuilt model and the new build by Taranis. We may have set a trend to build this model.

Stan. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


They look great together.
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: johnv on August 05, 2019, 10:06:19 PM
Hi Stan it's John V you have done a lovely Job well done .take care cheers John V
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Tafelspitz on August 12, 2019, 06:12:23 AM
Amazing job, the weathering is just stunning. Very inspirational indeed!
Title: Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
Post by: Stan on August 31, 2019, 02:35:59 PM
Just found  this picture from last year showing the running lights.

Stan.