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Author Topic: Utility boat ""CHAMPION"  (Read 1262 times)

mark w

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Utility boat ""CHAMPION"
« on: October 22, 2009, 01:10:12 AM »


This model is loosely based on a 1913 Puget Sound WA. utility boat. The full size vessel was 40'X12' and was powered by a single cylinder 16hp gasoline engine. My model is 41"X12 1/2" and is 1/12 scale. The hull was made using aircraft ply frames covered w/ balsa planking, then glassed. The deck is basswood planked as is the pilothouse. Power is a Johnson 12v motor and a Vantec speed control. fittings came from the parts box/scratchbuilt, or from the dollhouse shops. She runs very well and answers the helm at all speeds.
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Re: Utility boat ""CHAMPION"
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 11:36:42 AM »

Lovely looking model and superb detail. How big is it?

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Re: Utility boat ""CHAMPION"
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 12:01:46 PM »

It s size is in the post  41x121/2 in old money

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Re: Utility boat ""CHAMPION"
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 09:38:32 PM »

Very nice job! I've been building a (roughly) similar work boat, and you've provided some inspiration (read: ideas I can steal!).

Cheers,
Capt. Spaulding

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