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T33cno

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Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« on: January 03, 2018, 07:48:29 AM »

Out of production for many years now but how much is one worth unstarted, what would you pay ?
Is over £200 too much

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 08:28:05 AM »

Is that the same as the one I have.
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 08:31:04 AM »

Same as Stanís with wooden hull
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 08:32:52 AM »

 :-))
Yep same one, sounds a reasonable price.
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 08:35:16 AM »

Itís $125 shipping and duty out of $275
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 08:40:30 AM »

Last year I was offered over £ 800 for my model not bad for something that cost around £80 27 years ago.

Stan
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 08:47:57 AM »

Yours is worth it  :-))
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inertia

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 10:39:43 AM »

Just for comparison, I built this one from the kit (which I got for £150) and sold it to Timbo for £250, complete with motor, ESC, rudder servo and Rx NiCAD. I reckon £200 for an untouched kit is a bargain. It's probably the best model kit I've ever handled. Stan's beautiful version would be a steal at £1000, never mind £800.
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 10:41:32 AM »

Thanks for that. I've seen yours in the flesh with Tim at Balne moor. Made my mind up sod the expense !
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 10:45:13 AM »

Hi Andy You can have pictures of mine should you wish.
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 10:47:06 AM »

Cheers Stan  :-))


Import duty dropped along with price reduction  :-))


Cost me £188 total  :}  international shipping program
 accepted $150


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222778876882
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 11:07:22 AM »

Think I have the wrong one its not 30"
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 11:28:37 AM »

Checking on a post on mayhem way back in 2007  the model came in two scales. 1/12 1inch to the foot model  details 30 in by 10 beam. Other scale 3/4 inch to the foot  model details 24 in by 8 inch beam hope this helps.

Stan.
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 11:30:29 AM »

smaller one is static display  :embarrassed:
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018, 11:33:28 AM »

HI Andy all is not lost  Can get info on were to get plan to build a model very similar  should you wish.

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2018, 02:02:55 PM »

smaller one is static display

Only if you don't put a radio and motor in it!
24" x 8" is a perfectly usable size with something like a 385LN motor and a 3S LiPo pack, running a 30mm 3-blade prop. The front cabin is roomy enough for a standard 2G4 receiver, a little 10A MTroniks ESC and a 19gm servo. The battery pack lives under a removable cockpit floor. Here's the factory floor in mine, which is only 25% larger than the smaller one and has a fairly large ESC with separate battery pack. The Rx was Velcro'd to the front bulkhead above the speed controller.
Tell you what. If you don't fancy the idea then let me have the thing at cost and I'll make a working model of it as described.
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2018, 02:05:28 PM »

Is that the small one pictured? if so very nice.
EDIT I see thats your 30"

You will be first inline if I change my mind  :-))
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2018, 02:09:49 PM »

Nah! You can do it, Andy - far more interesting and challenging than just sticking to the plans and having to dust the damned thing every week while you curse yourself for ever buying it.
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2018, 05:45:03 PM »

making the 22" lobster boat r/c is simple.   the design requires that you replace a 1/4" block in the keel with a like sized prop shaft and stuffing tube, replace the wooden rudder with a hand made brass one, and install a 28mm outrunner (if brushless) or a 380 size brushed motor.   It is obvious looking at the plans that Midwest planned on making this r/c at some point in time, but never got around to it.


this is my 22" midwest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14WK8k7unjA
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2018, 06:00:30 PM »

The picture of the kit box in the E-Bay listing isn't very clear but the length certainly looks more like 21.1/2" than 24.1/2". I don't imagine that Midwest made three different versions but Tim's model looks like a little gem and just proves it's not impossible to modify the static kit. My offer still stands, though.
BTW Tim, which brushless motor did you fit and how many cells do you run it on?
DM
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2018, 06:24:45 PM »

Inertia
The old boat has changed a bit now added a few bits, it sail a treat dont rhink it will ever look like stans that a real one off.
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2018, 06:30:50 PM »

Just found another one and its cheaper.
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T33cno

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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2018, 07:09:46 PM »

Just found another one and its cheaper.


30"?
If the other like mine it is dearer as I got $65 knocked off and mine is all sealed bags
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2018, 08:06:28 PM »

making the 22" lobster boat r/c is simple.   the design requires that you replace a 1/4" block in the keel with a like sized prop shaft and stuffing tube, replace the wooden rudder with a hand made brass one, and install a 28mm outrunner (if brushless) or a 380 size brushed motor.   It is obvious looking at the plans that Midwest planned on making this r/c at some point in time, but never got around to it.


this is my 22" midwest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14WK8k7unjA


Thanks  :-))
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Re: Booth bay Maine Lobster Boat
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2018, 11:02:47 PM »

The picture of the kit box in the E-Bay listing isn't very clear but the length certainly looks more like 21.1/2" than 24.1/2". I don't imagine that Midwest made three different versions but Tim's model looks like a little gem and just proves it's not impossible to modify the static kit. My offer still stands, though.
BTW Tim, which brushless motor did you fit and how many cells do you run it on?
DM

midwest made 2 different versions, 1/12 (30") and 1/16 (22")   it is my favorite wooden boat.  it took me a grand total of 4 weekends to build and 2 weekends to paint.  it is the nicest wooden model boat i have ever built.  incredibly nice/easy design, and all parts fit perfectly.

i used a axi silver 2212/34 28mm outrunner.  I am not sure if it is even made anymore...  it is 690kvm so any equivalent should work... runs with either a 2s or a 3s 2200mah lipo.  video is on 2s.  I also use a Castle Creations sidewinder micro ESC.  It has a micro servo mounted under the rear deck with a 2" pushrod from the servo to the rudder tiller.

the motor also has a 1/8" shaft, the propshaft is 4mm, with a 3 bladed 32mm brass prop.
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