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    Thinking back a little while.... I came across images of a scaled-down replica of a battleship that someone in Maine (I think) built and launched.

    Does this ring any bells with anyone?
    A boatless inlander, searching for the meaning of life-aground.

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    Sailortect:
    I've seen it.
    It was a scale model of the
    Bismarck. The gentleman had built it with a
    compartment between the stacks. Included a steering train and electric motor for drive.
    From the pictures I recall he would trailer it to
    Squam and Winnepausakee lakes And motor about.
    He had installed stereo speakers so he could play
    Wagner. I tried to find the website,but to no avail. It was a link off a model boatbuilding site. If I come across it I'll send it out

    Take care, Barry

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    This one by chance??
    Battleship

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    You got an idea cooking there tect ? Let us in on it.

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    Oh , I have seen others, just can't recall where at present. Seems in 'Boating' there was an article about a miniature 'ship', not long ago...how to navigate with the big boys, or something like that..

    [ 11-27-2002, 08:51 PM: Message edited by: capt jake ]

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    "Ships" of about that size are, or at least were, used to train Navy Harbor Pilots. My Division Officer, a Lt, was Saratoga's Pilot. Awsome duty for a young man.

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    I love it! Can you imagine the on-lookers?

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    Do the guns work? What a thing to clear out the jetskis.

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    Yeah, but finding potatoes small enough for the guns could be a problem...
    At Sea Aboard Royaliste

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