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Inexpensive Boat Stand

by Tony Pardinas

I would like to submit the following suggestion for an inexpensive boat stand that doubles as a camping stool (or should that be a camping stool that doubles as a boat stand). I'm not sure about larger boats but, as the pictures show, it works quite well with my Victoria.

The Stand / Stool can be purchased from K Mart or Wal-Mart for about $6.00, they come in various colors and consist of a hardwood frame with a canvas like material for the seat. Simply make a cut in the material just long enough to accommodate the base of the keel and located where the boat will be centered on the seat. By making the opening the same size as the width of the keel the material will support the weight of the keel and prevent stress on the hull. Make sure the cut is parallel with the grain of the material in order to minimize unraveling, the opening may be finished by applying iron-on material. The height of the stool is much better than the kit stand for displaying your boat on your Den floor and once the boat is in the water it reverts back to a somewhat comfortable seat.

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Replacement Parts

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Tom Causin:

I'm looking for the parts list for the Thunder Tiger Victoria.
I've seen it someplace but I can't remember. Does any one know how I could get a replacement rudder or Keel?

 

George Emmert:

I ordered a new keel bulb from
Sky Hobby,
1810 Main,
PO Box 755,
Higginsville, MO 64037
Ph# (Order Desk) 1-800-241-7556.
The lady that took my order has a newer Parts numbers, but just ask her for what you want, and she will get it for you.

 

Steve Wright:

Try Quick Tech Hobby. They sell a complete list of Victoria Parts
Editors Note: I have sent four emails over several months to these folks and received no reply....
 
Mariner Sails has carried the replacement kit parts and make sails for the Victoria.
They also make custom sails also. Here is the address: http://www.dallas.net/~mariner/

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Where Do I Get Upgrade Parts?

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Greg V:

I know of some places here on the net to find 'aftermarket' upgrade parts, but is there someplace that you all find to be really good. Looking for chainplates, cranes, etc., etc.

 

David Goebel

Greg, Check out the VRC's Vendors page. AJ Moritz, (MPI), has everything also and it's all Victoria specific. Mariner Models has Victoria upgrades as well. Or check the AMYA Suppliers list at http://www.amya.org/moresuppliers.html

 

Norman2@Infoave.net

Go to the AMYA site and under suppliers look for Cherubini Models. They have all the Cap Maquette products you are looking for. Hope this helps.

 

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