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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: July 15, 2019, 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: July 15, 2019, 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: July 15, 2019, 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: July 15, 2019, 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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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #438 on: July 16, 2019, 09:00:49 pm »

I've only just started to read through this thread.
What a beautiful looking boat.
I am in awe of your building skills.
I saw this quote "Not sure the planking spacing around the fore & aft lines for the lift out section is/are correct   >:-(" title="Tickoff" class="smiley" style="vertical-align: bottom; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.92px; background-color: rgb(236, 237, 243);">[/size] [/size].........Derek"
I have looked and looked and looked again at the photo that this comment is referring to and I cannot see anything wrong with the planking spacing. However, I am not one hundred percent sure where "around the fore & aft lines for the lift out section" actually is.
If someone could expand on this, I would be very grateful. 


Maybe I need to go back to Specsavers or get a better magnifying glass.


This boat looks absolutely perfect to me and I can only dream of producing a model build of this quality.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #439 on: July 16, 2019, 09:07:12 pm »

Thank you Ian for your kind comments
An equally perplexed Andy  {-)


I have managed to acquire a second kit and I will be building a second with a different style
Iíll transfer all the shapes onto fresh wood stock and save the kits parts

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #440 on: July 16, 2019, 09:25:39 pm »

Seeing your build on this boat led me to buying a Lesro Sportsman kit just so I could build something out of wood again. Can't say I like the Lobster boats myself but you've done a grand job of putting it together
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #441 on: July 16, 2019, 09:29:52 pm »

Thanks Richie
Yes it really is a nice feel doing old traditional wood kits
I hope youíll share your build  :-))

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #442 on: July 16, 2019, 11:10:04 pm »

I've only just started to read through this thread.
What a beautiful looking boat.
I am in awe of your building skills.
I saw this quote "Not sure the planking spacing around the fore & aft lines for the lift out section is/are correct   >:-(" title="Tickoff" class="smiley" style="vertical-align: bottom; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12.92px; background-color: rgb(236, 237, 243);">.........Derek"
I have looked and looked and looked again at the photo that this comment is referring to and I cannot see anything wrong with the planking spacing. However, I am not one hundred percent sure where "around the fore & aft lines for the lift out section" actually is.
If someone could expand on this, I would be very grateful. 


Maybe I need to go back to Specsavers or get a better magnifying glass.


This boat looks absolutely perfect to me and I can only dream of producing a model build of this quality.
Ian.


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...Think I remember that at the time.  Seemed a random comment at the time.
Nice build though personally I'd have that mizzen mast over the flag any day at the moment.  Each to their own.It's such a clear build thread, you could pretty much scale templates off the pics if you wanted to build your own.  Close-enough anyway!
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #443 on: July 16, 2019, 11:12:41 pm »

Itís not appropriate to sail with the mast up tho Rich
The mast is used while pot hauling only so will be used for display only and the flag for sailing
Nothing is glued and is interchangeable

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #444 on: July 16, 2019, 11:15:47 pm »

Itís not appropriate to sail with the mast up tho Rich
The mast is used while pot hauling only so will be used for display only and the flag for sailing
Nothing is glued and is interchangeable

...think that was my comment earlier wondering how well it would sail with it.  It would look better with the mast fitted but the sail furled IMO.  Not my choice though.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #445 on: July 16, 2019, 11:20:00 pm »

Yes it was your comment  :-))  and indeed it sails fine with the mast but doesn't look right.

A flutter is much better


Furled or not and I can't find any stock photos of a mast being used on the real boats

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #447 on: July 17, 2019, 03:16:55 pm »

Lifering complete



Proposed life raft case







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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #448 on: July 22, 2019, 09:08:33 pm »

Good to be back. Still bits to add

















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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #449 on: July 23, 2019, 09:32:33 pm »

Radar monitor added



Second Aerial in progress. No idea of the technicalities but they all seem to have more than one





Getting busier, 360 light in foreground




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