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Joe Caputo
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The "Topaz" an 85 ft. 1960's Yacht

May 15, 2020 · in Ships · · 8 Comments

My Covid 19 project (everyone has one) was to convert an old Coastal Patrol Boat (USCG) into something a little different. I had already done the original version (50's), and a PG Patrol Motor Gunboat (70's) , and had a spare kit to play with, and some Evergreen. I guess you could consider it a "wiffie", but I tried to keep it believable. It was a lot of fun as it went together section by section, with each having it own problems and solutions.

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8 responses

  1. I am no way ship "experten"; I find your ship beautifully build, Joe. I like it a lot!
    all the best!

  2. I recognized the super structure right away , I did one way back when, you've done a very creative job on this, looks great!

  3. This is beautiful! A first class build. Well done!

  4. Very impressive Joe!

  5. This is very nice! Scratch building or bashing is a very creative feat! I very much like this!

  6. Hey Joe ! This is another great collection to add to your ever growing fleet. You did a fine job with the conversion. I know a lot of extra work went into this one, and it really shines. Stay safe my friend, and keep on building.

  7. All built on the same hullform. Really like the military versions-as a retired professional yachtsman the civilian build looks a bit odd, but all nicely done. How many inches long are models?

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