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    Last edited by STARK; 08-10-2019, 11:09 PM.
    What one Man can do, YOU can do too!

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    Not Sure How to Change Titel to USS SKIPJACK?
    What one Man can do, YOU can do too!

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    • #3
      Nice to see my boat in that bunch of pics!

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      • #4
        Which one is your's Jim?
        I have one of the D&E Miniatures and what a Fun Boat to play with!

        Brian
        What one Man can do, YOU can do too!

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        • #5
          Mine's the big Deboer Skipjack-class boat that Bob is standing over.
          Bought it from a forum member and had Bob refit it for me.
          Beautiful boat but it's now in drydock undergoing repairs.
          Hoping to get her back in the water soon though.

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          • #6
            Nice Paintwork, I don't think I ever have seen in person one of Debore's kits. Nice Size, do a post on your repairs Jim.
            What one Man can do, YOU can do too!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by firemanjim View Post
              Mine's the big Deboer Skipjack-class boat that Bob is standing over.
              Bought it from a forum member and had Bob refit it for me.
              Beautiful boat but it's now in drydock undergoing repairs.
              Hoping to get her back in the water soon though.
              Dennis based the tooling on the flawed Wessweiser (spelling?) drawings -- but that's all that was in the public domain when he did the work. Profile is a bit off, and the model features full-flying stern planes not a fixed horizontal stabilizer and stern planes.
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #8
                The full flying stern planes is a huge design flaw alright, I already had to repair the starboard stern plane thanks to UPS, and now l have to also do the port stern plane due to a catastrophic failure of my WTC that caused my boat to completely sink to the bottom of the Frio river and crash into some rock, almost shearing off my lower rudder as well.

                Fortunately, it wasn't deep where l was at and l managed to recover it, but for anyone who does buy a Deboer Skipjack,, you definitely need to consider making fixed horizontal stabilizers for it like Ed Tordahl did for his USS Shark.

                Accurate or not, the Deboer hull makes a beautiful boat and l really loved the way she cruised on the surface.......juuuuuust before she sank out of sight......lol.

                By the way, Bob has a few videos out on YouTube that has footage of my boat including one that he made after he finished refitting it for me.
                Last edited by firemanjim; 08-14-2019, 05:50 PM.

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