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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #75 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #76 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #77 on: May 24, 2019, 12:16:55 PM »

Looking good Stan


Perhaps me finding four kits had something to do with it  :kiss:
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #78 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!  ;)
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #79 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #80 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

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #81 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.

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« Reply #82 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #83 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.
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #84 on: May 28, 2019, 05:44:05 PM »

Topic Re-titled   :-)
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #85 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.

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https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,62915.125.html
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #86 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #87 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.




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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #88 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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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #89 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #90 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #91 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #92 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #93 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.




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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #94 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
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #95 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.

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« Reply #96 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #97 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.

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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #98 on: June 16, 2019, 08:05:57 AM »

You continue to Inspire Stan. Beautiful work.
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Re: Repairing my old Midwest Lobster Boat
« Reply #99 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


I will also send to Andy. Do you think there is enough interest in lobstering to create a separate post?
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