More Toy Boats

Ran some of the RC fleet today and worked on the new boat a bit. It was a little too rough in the one cove I could run in, I had to avoid seemingly every retired man in Plymouth who was out fishing today! The red bull pursuit had a little mishap coming off a small wavelet, I learned two important lessons. One, never trust hatch tape alone to keep your now loose batteries from blowing the hatch off. Two, the flotation foam in the bow is super important!

Good old rice, the quicker water soaker upper

Good old rice, the quicker water soaker upper

The aftermath

The aftermath

Later in the day I tabbed in the motor mount and stuffing tube for the new Archer Vice boat, and got the battery trays glued in.

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About newenglandwaterman

1600 Master Near Coastal, Master of Towing Vessels, and a whole binder full of other pieces of paper. You can find me at the controls, hooked up and hard over, when I'm not at home playing with the dogs
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2 Responses to More Toy Boats

  1. David Kane says:

    Hey Ben-
    I stumbled across this video yesterday and thought of you… a remote control offshore support vessel. It’s like your worlds have collided! Congrats on the new job. Good luck, and hope to see you on the water this summer.

    Dave

  2. Dave,
    Great to hear from you! I have seen quite a few of those videos, there is one guy that builds all the big Maersk anchor handlers and his models are the class of the world. You may see me paddling this summer, the Safari will be getting a couple projects wrapped up and hopefully sold this summer. A house comes first this year!

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