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  • DeBoer 1/48th 688 class

    While at Subfest I picked up from Bob a partially finished DeBoer 1/48th Los Angeles class hull.

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    I am very excited about this build as a Winter project and hope to have it running for Subfest 2021. My first order of business was a reasonably proper "wheel" for it. Not knowing exact specs. for one I reached out to those who would most likely know. Thanks to David Merriman for providing some very detailed information. This past weekend I was able to make it to Dalton, GA to play shop with my buddy Darrell Sprayberry and thanks to his machining skills we managed to make a 5-3/4", all brass, 9.2 oz. Behemoth prop for it. Here are a few shots of it. I still need to finish the edges and polish it up but overall I think it turned out good.

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    Compared to a 4" from The Prop Shop.

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  • #2
    Wow, that is a beautiful prop. Kudos to you.
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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    • #3
      Back in the day I built all the appendage masters and scribed the hull master for Dennis. Yup, did the wheel too.

      David
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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      • #4
        I hope to see her as well as Mr. Schroeder's at Cahutta next September.

        Have you chosen her prototype, or are you just going with "DeBoer 1/48th 688 class"??

        My USS KEY WEST SSN-722 will be there, even if that's her ALPHA Trials.

        Three 1:48 688's on a mooring would be an incredible site.

        I just made the mooring which will hold three boats hoping for this, just need to make up camel's to go between the boats.

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        v/r "Sub" Ed

        Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
        NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
        USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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        • #5
          I may do the USS Providence SSN-719.

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          • #6
            Sweet...Flight II also!

            Yes I WILL take Fairwaters with VLS on my boat!

            v/r "Sub" Ed

            Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
            NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
            USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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            • #7
              Me too. Not many flight II boats to choose from actually.

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              • #8
                Capt. Schroeder is following our lead as well, I will tell him he now has 6 choices lol!!

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                Back on it this weekend.

                It WILL join the fleet at Cahutta. I'm hope George has his oversized one there as well. That pond will be full of fish.
                v/r "Sub" Ed

                Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                • #9
                  Bob is going with the USS OKLAHOMA CITY SSN-723

                  Now you need to get the patch for your club vest or jacket....

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                  I have one for each RC Sub I own:

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                  Be "cool"...like me

                  Not like Dave Merriman, he is "uncool".

                  Don't be a Dave.

                  Ed
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                  v/r "Sub" Ed

                  Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                  NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                  USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post
                    Be "cool"...like me

                    Not like Dave Merriman, he is "uncool".

                    Don't be a Dave.

                    Ed
                    LOLOLOLOL - That was funny Ed, it almost cold be a slogan, Don't be a Dave
                    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                    • #11
                      Funny...I wish I had a club to be involved with. I love the Kraken artwork you have embroidered on your coat or vest. Very cool.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by trout View Post

                        LOLOLOLOL - That was funny Ed, it almost cold be a slogan, Don't be a Dave
                        Members of the local Elite Fleet model boating club enjoying a catered, formal coat-and-tie banquet while proudly displaying our club colors and richly embroidered uniforms. Pinkie-fingers... Up!


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                        Ellie and me wearing club colors. We pride ourselves on being color-uncoordinated at public events.

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                        Everyone dressed out in the Uniform of the Day.

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                        This is as decked out as I get! That's my 'crew' hat from the Red October production. That's as close to a uniform I wear these days. I've had more than my fill of regimentation in my life... thank you very much.

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                        David
                        Fashion Slave
                        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                          Ellie and me wearing club colors. We pride ourselves on being color-uncoordinated at public events.

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                          David
                          Fashion Slave
                          I take it back, I forgot the hat makes David "cool".

                          Ellie, by default she just exceeds "Elvis Cool" and ranks as "Uber cool"

                          Ed
                          v/r "Sub" Ed

                          Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
                          NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
                          USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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