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My lobster boats
« on: May 03, 2019, 08:08:18 PM »

First the Midwest Boothbay Harbor version.
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 08:10:36 PM »

Lost the first pic. Re-posting it & one more
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 08:30:42 PM »

Realistic looking Bill, I like the open window touch  :-)
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 09:00:29 PM »

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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 09:13:47 PM »

Next a few photos of a model of a current-day lobster boat. This one has hard chines as opposed to the Midwest round chines, has more beam, and is a planing hull.
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 09:15:18 PM »

A couple more. Not sure why first photo is rotated.
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 09:19:50 PM »

Very nice indeed  :-))


I liked this contribution in your blog
This is my kind of stand  :-)





Can see the potential

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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2019, 01:31:48 PM »

I have quite accidentally neglected to mention that the huge difference between boats of the Boothbay era and today is that the hulls of the former were wood whereas todayís hulls are fiberglass.
 The wooden hulled lobster boats typically were more weathered/battered in appearance since the wood was difficult to keep clean. Therefore rather heavy weathering is appropriate for the Midwest hull; todayís fiberglass hulls are easier to clean and typically are washed down after each dayís fishing. Therefore only very minimal weathering is appropriate if one wants to stay true to type.
 At least thatís my opinion. :-)



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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2019, 04:00:36 PM »

A couple more pics of trap play
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2019, 01:33:00 AM »

I have another lobster boat hull tucked way back in the boatyard. A couple of tugs, a Monterey Clipper, an outboard runabout, & ?? who knows what on the ways before the LB.


The hull is totally different than my other two...itís a Nova Scotia hull built to lobster in the nasty waters of the way North Atlantic.
No ideas yet how I will proceed. A couple of possibilities in the attached photos. The first is a quite traditional wooden hull boat. The next two modern fiberglass hulls.




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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2019, 01:34:26 AM »

Or a very modern lobster machine.
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2019, 03:14:07 AM »

Bill,


Great models.


Mark (THE GOON from rcg  :} ).
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2019, 01:03:46 PM »

Thanks Mark. There seem to be a few of us from rcg in this forum. I appreciate MBM for having a different group of skilled builders some who construct models we do not often see.
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2019, 01:08:59 PM »

Really nice models Bill. I'm rather old fashion, so the Midwest is my first choice. I'm not sure about the huge flower pot though :}     Jonathan
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2019, 08:43:28 PM »

Aha, Jonathan! Another familiar builder in this forum. The " flower pot" was turned into a live well after the earlier photo was taken.Probably still need to change the color from flower pot orange. ok2
There is a surprising amount of interest in lobster boats here. Pleas share your knowledge & experience a s down mainer.
Bill
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2019, 11:47:41 PM »

Not too much that I can add Bill, but I will make one point. Up until the hard chine F/G hulls came out, almost all Downeast  fiber glass hulls were derived from wooden hulls. In fact the first molds were literally taken from the wooden hull. Once the product ( fiberglass) caught on, (read: fishermen began to trust it and see it's benefits) the manufacturers then made up molds using the lines of the wooden hulls, but cleaned up significantly and the planking lines were filled in. There are still plenty of scuffed up f/g hulls fishing the coast. Bug pickers are pretty frugal, clean her up for the spring and beat the hell out of her for the rest of the year. ;)
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2019, 07:45:30 PM »

Thanks for the info Jonathan....had forgotten that the first fg hull plugs were actually wooden boats. Now I do remember reading that. Last time[size=78%] I was in Bristol was the weekend of the 1:1 races. Could be everyone had cleaned up their boats for taking friends aboard to see the races. However based on what Iíve seen I do think the fg boats are kept cleaner than the old wooden hulls if for no other reason than they are easier to lean. [/size]
What era do you judge the Midwest Boothbay represents? What does the bug season look like this year? Might be a bit thin in these parts due to water temps.
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Re: My lobster boats
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2019, 08:47:10 PM »

Testing our eyesight Bill? I wouldn't have been able to read the next line.

Thanks for the info Jonathan....had forgotten that the first fg hull plugs were actually wooden boats. Now I do remember reading that. Last time I was in Bristol was the weekend of the 1:1 races. Could be everyone had cleaned up their boats for taking friends aboard to see the races. However based on what Iíve seen I do think the fg boats are kept cleaner than the old wooden hulls if for no other reason than they are easier to lean.
What era do you judge the Midwest Boothbay represents? What does the bug season look like this year? Might be a bit thin in these parts due to water temps.
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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2019, 09:32:15 PM »

HI Guys my model is now approaching 30 years old. Age like its builder has taken it toll and a major overhaul was needed. The work is moving on slowly but I hope to restore it to how it looked way back in 1990 when it was built. Of course in those  days we had no internet to help with things like colour schemes and other build ideas.   I have enclosed a picture of my model for you to browse over.

Stan.
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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2019, 11:06:45 PM »

Steve, it was a test that you scored perfectly upon. Now we all know why you can execute such details on your tugs. Act I guess my fingers got wuzzled up.


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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2019, 11:10:46 PM »

Stan,
 Too bad you had to do extensive repairs....your original build looked fantastic. How did you find the information you did? Unless Iím mistaken, lobstering is not a big fishery in the UK.
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2019, 11:31:00 PM »

Hi Bill after the repairs are done she will look just has good. When she was built no internet to help with fitting out.


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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2019, 09:38:01 PM »

Some nice lookin Stan!
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2019, 05:16:32 PM »

Some photos of a 24cm static model I built based on the book referenced by Taranis. It is a rather early but typical Beals Island hull, narrow beam and entry to achieve max speed for engine installed.
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