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UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« on: May 29, 2012, 20:04:11 »

Hey out there,

Thought I'd post a few pic's of my just finished utility boat "JOKER" The hull is fiberglass, cut down all around except for the bow. The deck, cabin, cabin roof, and stern access hatch are "Lexan" polycarbonate. The windows, and door are wood doll house items. All of the fittings are from the parts box, with the radar being a cap from a prescription bottle. The kort nozzle is fixed, with a Robbe 40mm prop. Power is a large Johnson motor, and a 12v 4.5 amp gel sell. Scale is 1/12th, length is 20", beam is 10"

Mark
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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2012, 20:53:51 »
Mark
That's a little belter you will have to post picture's of it on the water  cool cool

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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2012, 22:51:38 »
well done, that's a little proud boat.
with best regards Cor
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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012, 18:16:39 »

Tugboyben,

Here's a few shot's of the first float test in a friends pool. I don't like using a pool because it's hard to judge the waterline, and the boat looks like it's floating on nothing  :o. It's still a little bow heavy here; I added 1 1/2 lbs to the stern to even it out. (no way to move anything aft  :().

Mark
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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2012, 08:50:12 »
Well done Mark

How big a 'Johnson' motor is in there?
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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2012, 22:31:44 »

Mike,

here's a pic of the interior. I am the king of cold solder joints  ???. I will clean up the wiring soon. The second pic is the wiring diagram I usually use for all my boats  :-\.

Mark
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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 17:26:28 »


Finally got a couple of pic's in some "real" water (not the pool). Looks much better.
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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 03:05:08 »
 cool Great little boat...one observation -- she should be fitted with wing mirrors as no view aft from the wheelhouse   ???

 ;)  :(

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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 07:54:07 »


Jim,

Good idea, I hadn't thought of that   ???.  Going to add them.

Mark
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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 19:31:03 »
Nice job Mark! Is that a "DH" hull...?

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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 08:03:50 »


Troy,

Thanks. I believe it is. I got it from Kay Tillman, but Darren said he had done the design for kay.

Mark
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Re: UTILITY BOAT "JOKER"
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 19:25:34 »


Troy,

Thanks. I believe it is. I got it from Kay Tillman, but Darren said he had done the design for kay.

Mark

Cool, I thought I recognized that bow...