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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #425 on: July 12, 2019, 10:18:01 PM »

As and when I get my kit I'll take steps to "future-proof" the design for anyone who wants one in the future. Ain't these 'pooters wunnerful?

DaveM


How will this work in practice Dave?
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #426 on: July 12, 2019, 10:56:52 PM »

I'll trace all the parts full-size and retain the shapes in AutoCAD. The plan can be scanned........that's after I've finished all of the present umpteen projects! Don't hold your breath, anyone.

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #427 on: July 12, 2019, 10:58:21 PM »

I wish I knew how to do that stuff  :((
I feel I want to make a BIGGER one  O0


Its not a heavy model (3583grams)(7.9lbs) so 1/6 would be great.
Portgarth is 33lbs


Google tells me action man is 1:6 scale  {-)


90mm prop  %%
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #428 on: July 13, 2019, 01:40:58 AM »

Hate to say but there's so many sketches and photo databases for these boats out here, combined with a feew good pics, it seems pretty easy to end-up with something fairly close to proptotype if you want to cut your own materials which seems not hard for this.  What exact prototype?  I've been watching for ages, also considering ORCA which seems the same.  Taranis has produced a perfect buld blog for the kit and photo's to scale one way or 'tother.  Perfect for a little ingenuity to make your own!!  It seems a very simple hullform anyway.


...Great build blog though.  Great modelling!
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #429 on: July 13, 2019, 08:11:37 AM »

I built my model 30 years ago in that time I saw very few of these at club level or shows. The model is a very simple construction which builds to a very stable platform. It would appear that my thread and the thread by taranis have stirred a lot of interest in this model. It's a shame Midwest seem to have dropped this kit.




Stan :(( :(( :(( :(( :((
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #430 on: July 13, 2019, 08:48:21 AM »

Thanks for the accolade Rich  :embarrassed:


Stan I believe MidWest dropped all kits and possibly don't exist anymore. Ebay just finds old stock items
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #431 on: July 13, 2019, 08:57:29 AM »

I like the horn bare so I lacquered it. I have quite a few items on the way from CMB to fit yet





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #432 on: July 13, 2019, 10:08:23 AM »

Stan I believe MidWest dropped all kits and possibly don't exist anymore. Ebay just finds old stock items


Also some in USA are taking the hit and miss because they deem their item EXTREMELY desirable NOT


This Seguin is ridiculous money
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Midwest-Seguin/264358705626

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #433 on: July 13, 2019, 07:02:39 PM »

There's more  :-)


Busy day. I've had to increase my wife's workspace in her craft room, managed another 2.2 metres so she's a happy bunny.
Then clean my road bikes for sale.
Then get ready for club open day tomorrow.


Managed a bit more, drawing from stock photos I decided on this location for a life ring (not finished)


Deck retainer from brass angle tapped to deck



Cabin side retainer from brass and wood



Brass 1.4mm bolt to make sure I don't lose it at play time






I'm happy with that
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #434 on: Yesterday at 12:50:30 PM »

Hi Andy,
Thoroughly enjoyable day at your lovely lake yesterday was had by one and all,
has to be one of the best model boating lakes in the country for access etc and nice setting.


A quick flick through my old American mags looking for lobster boat info - found 3 Midwest adverts
dating back to the 1980's, I've scanned and will post below.

We think I may have taken the US mags with the original lobster boat build articles to Beale Park on that fateful day
and might have given them to the guy who bought the models,
but will have a trawl through my collection just in case.  Regards Paul
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #435 on: Yesterday at 01:18:34 PM »

This is the man who built that for the photos and the build plan is dated 1987 with his name on it.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3318801-Midwest-Lobster-Boat


I have acquired the dingy but I'm not doing the slipway


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #436 on: Yesterday at 01:59:51 PM »

Sherlock here has deduced that Midwest are still in business selling hobby timber but gave up their kits years ago.
I have contacted them with some questions and to see if they would object to the Lobster boat being produced by someone else
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #437 on: Yesterday at 07:44:21 PM »

Mike told me orf for not having fitted his flag  {-)


So I decided to use a mast stump for sailing days rather than on display


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