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Party (fishing) boats

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    I kind of shied away recently from posting build threads on forums. Although I might continue my post here on the USS Skipjack when I get back to it. In lieu of posting build threads I started my own web page which I will eventually add my builds for my USS Marlin and two other boats that I previously built. The completed Marlin build is on RCGroups BTW. I'll also be adding other relevant material. My web page is a work in progress, many pages have no material yet as it takes time to gather and configure photos and to write content. Having a web page allows me to have all of my content in one place rather that have material disappear on forums due to inactivity after the model is done. And I think I do some good stuff!

    I'm currently scratch building a party (fishing) boat that was in the Belmar NJ Marina in the 70-90's. If you don't know what a party, or head boat, looks like check out the link below. I'm building the model from the only four pictures I can find. So I need to use my ingenuity and knowledge of boats in order to get this project done. By the way, I love to scratchbuild!! I already built one party boat, the SS Miss Belmar which some of you might have seen at Groton. In the future I plan on scratch building four other party boats from the Belmar Marina from that same time period. I'm current building the Big Marie S which will be 42 inches long. The Miss Belmar is 54 inches long. The future four other boats will all be less than 42 inches since as I get older bigger models are getting cumbersome to transport.

    I tend to procrastinate updating the web page, I'd rather be in the shop building, but hope to keep at the web page more regularly. So check out my web page and let me know what you think.

    My web site:
    Pictures of Party boats:
    Big Marie S:
    Last edited by Ken_NJ; 03-01-2020, 07:13 AM.

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    Progress so far. I'm a little beyond where the video ends. Currently fiberglassing the hull with epoxy.
    Last edited by Ken_NJ; 04-30-2020, 12:25 PM.