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Progress! Got the external cooling water and engine exhaust ports, rudders, cooling water intake ports, and prop shafts and supports installed! Next big project is the dual windscreens and the engine wind diverter. Also making progress on the trailer- pix soon!

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Outstanding craftsmanship all around!  I absolutely have a deep respect for the level of knowledge regarding wooden boats.  This subject might require having another thread dedicated to Wooden Boats!

I found this one last December at the NSRA meet in Tampa:

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Gar Wood’s Miss America X

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10 hours ago, Kit Karson said:

Outstanding craftsmanship all around!  I absolutely have a deep respect for the level of knowledge regarding wooden boats.  This subject might require having another thread dedicated to Wooden Boats!

I found this one last December at the NSRA meet in Tampa:

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Gar Wood’s Miss America X

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Wow, that is way cool!  Those Gar Wood Miss America boats from the twenties and thirties are a huge inspiration to me!  Hard to imagine all of that horsepower on the water almost one hundred years ago.  They were way ahead of cars for sure!

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Nice project!      Those classic polished wood speedboats look fantastic, and making them to scale!  Terrific!  Using a PT boat hull as the basis is very resourceful to obtain a hull of about the right size. The period truck and trailer look good and will be very complimentary as a whole. Looking at how long it is, I guess you will need a 1/25th scale big rig case to display it in.

Will be following the rest of this build.

Besides the dolls house flooring already suggested, marquetry veneers are also a good source of thin wood. I have used Pearwood veneer to good effect on a car model as it has an extremely close grain and when button polish is used it looks very realistic as scaled down mahogany.

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17 hours ago, Paul Payne said:

Kit, that is spectacular! Definitely very 20's and how about sitting that close to those monster engines! Better be going fast enough to catch a breeze!

Hold on!

Kan you imagine?!.

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Progress! Built, painted, and installed the control levers for the forward, neutral, and reverse gear box (seen in the engine windscreen pix). Was able to get a nice windshield built, now in the process of applying Molotow chrome (pic shows the windshield upside down). Also am fabricating deck mooring cleats from rod stock, got two of them Molotowed as well. Cut out the "glass" for the engine windscreen and cut the openings in the lower section. These are ordinary card stock, folded to shape. Upper section yet to be cut, will sandwich the transparent stock between them after giving both a Molotow bath!

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10 hours ago, Paul Payne said:

Finished! Teaser here, much more in all the rest, in finished. Jessica, the owner, seems to approve!

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Paul....big, big congrats on pushing this one through to the finish line.  Way to go, my Man!!!!   TB .

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More progress on the trailer! storage box finished, and some of the rollers installed. Air hoist, compressor, and rear roller nearing completion, soon to be installed. A few nautical goodies including a dinghy, surf boards and scuba tanks. More pix when I get more done!

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On 6/30/2022 at 9:47 AM, Kit Karson said:

Outstanding craftsmanship all around!  I absolutely have a deep respect for the level of knowledge regarding wooden boats.  This subject might require having another thread dedicated to Wooden Boats!

I found this one last December at the NSRA meet in Tampa:

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Gar Wood’s Miss America X

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Wow, that is way cool!  Those Gar Wood Miss America boats from the twenties and thirties are a huge inspiration to me!  Hard to imagine all of that horsepower on the water almost one hundred years ago.  They were way ahead of cars for sure!

TS

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8 minutes ago, Paul Payne said:

More progress on the trailer! storage box finished, and some of the rollers installed. Air hoist, compressor, and rear roller nearing completion, soon to be installed. A few nautical goodies including a dinghy, surf boards and scuba tanks. More pix when I get more done!

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Paul, you’re blowing me away!  Your boat turned out fantastic, and now the trailer too!  I can’t believe the pace of the progress that you are making!  I’m out of breath just looking at the pics!  
Meanwhile, I’ve been plugging away at my 47 Chevy Convertible Sportsman style woodie.  I got the wood laid down, and base coat of paint.  Some more sanding and clear coat, and at least the body will be done.  The boat is coming along too I’m working on the engine bay, and the cover.

Yesterday, I was a little bored, so I put together a prop freehand out of brass.  I think it came out pretty good for a quick and dirty job.

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Tim, your woodworking skills blow me away, and that prop is great- I used fishing lure spinner propellers superglued together and tweeked the blade angles. Are the engines 3D printed? They look awesome already- can't wait to see them finished! The woodwork on the Chevy is amazing- all those curves- more even than the boat! This combo will be stunning! Keep up the great craftsmanship!

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13 hours ago, Paul Payne said:

Tim, your woodworking skills blow me away, and that prop is great- I used fishing lure spinner propellers superglued together and tweeked the blade angles. Are the engines 3D printed? They look awesome already- can't wait to see them finished! The woodwork on the Chevy is amazing- all those curves- more even than the boat! This combo will be stunning! Keep up the great craftsmanship!

Thanks for the good words Paul!  Your suggestion of the use of Spanish cedar cigar wrap for the fields really helped me get this thing going.  That stuff is very workable for compound curves after soaking.  

Yes, the engines are 3D printed. I got them from Shapeways. They are by Ron Olsen (3D Model Specialties).  Ron does a bunch of fantasy engines, as these LS3 V12s demonstrate.  A couple of years ago, I bought a Lincoln v12 flathead with Ardun heads from Ron, that I am doing another build around, all made out of brass, that I call my HotRod Lincoln.  I felt like I needed a break from that build for a while, so I got involved with this one.  When I saw these LS3 V12s, I bought three of them, and went to work looking for a project where I could use all three.  I knew it would have to be multi vehicles, and a car boat and trailer seemed like a natural.  Looking around on the web, I came across a boat built by the Italian boat builder Riva, with twin Lamborghini V12s, so that really got my wheels spinning.  Then I mentioned the idea to Tim Boyd, who brought your build to my attention, and here we are.  Hopefully I can finish this one before I go back to the other.

It’s been fun following your build, seeing the directions you have gone, and the things you have scratch built.  Yours is almost done, and I still have a long way to go  Build on my friend, and thanks for the encouragement!

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On 7/11/2022 at 6:42 AM, Paul Payne said:

Tim, I just noticed you live in Vermont- I'm a transplanted Yankee who grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Encouragement is a big part of this hobby- thanks, Tim Boyd!

Paul, thanks for your thanks.  One of the most enjoyable parts of the hobby for me is being able to draw attention to the variety of model car topics and the skills and creativity of their builders out there (here) in the world of model car builders.  Connecting two talents like you and Tim Slesak is a big part of that.  Cheers....TB 

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On 7/9/2022 at 11:47 PM, foghorn62 said:

Paul, you’re blowing me away!  Your boat turned out fantastic, and now the trailer too!  I can’t believe the pace of the progress that you are making!  I’m out of breath just looking at the pics!  
Meanwhile, I’ve been plugging away at my 47 Chevy Convertible Sportsman style woodie.  I got the wood laid down, and base coat of paint.  Some more sanding and clear coat, and at least the body will be done.  The boat is coming along too I’m working on the engine bay, and the cover.

Yesterday, I was a little bored, so I put together a prop freehand out of brass.  I think it came out pretty good for a quick and dirty job.

TS

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Keep up the GOOD work, Brother!

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