Boat Box

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  1. Lou

    Lou It's just toy boats -->> C T D <<-- Admiral (Supporter)

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    Post pictures of you boxes you use for travel (not shipping). I have a wooden box I need to paint (not stain grade) and looking for some ideas.
     
  2. Anvil_x

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    This was the box I used to get my Texas from Alaska to Wisconsin in the back seat of my truck.
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    my buddy took a 3d image of the boat and used it to mill the bunkers.
     
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    Lou I recommend focusing on the contents of the box first. A working boat without a box is...a working boat. A beautiful box with a non-working boat is...;)
     
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  4. NickMyers

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    Boxes sound heavy. I just put the boat in the car.
     
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    Right on the money, Nick. I use that sucker for long drives, and just slide the boat in the back seat when I am making short trips. the box is built like a tank and weighs as much
     
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    Doesn't work when you have to toss it in the back of the truck though.
     
  7. Lou

    Lou It's just toy boats -->> C T D <<-- Admiral (Supporter)

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    I didn't say what boat was going to be on the inside, maybe it is a rebuild? Anyways, the cruiser is always ready and the gearing is almost done.
     
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    Super light, you can carry with one hand. I added metal corner braces (8) and a few other supports for UPS shipping.. made it through just fine although I did remove the handles.

    The paneling had some damage on the edges with some peeling in places of the outer layer but not enough to worry about. So far it has made a FEDEX trip to PA and back with no problem.

    I use pool noodles, cut to fit to hold the ship in place, works well and is cheap.

    Shipping cost is a bit higher though.
     
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  9. Nate G

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    I do something similar w most ships. The exception is the 36-49.5 inch length range. Golf Guard by Plano makes a better,ultralight case in plastic w 2 handles and wheels for this range ship. used to be $30 at Kmart now about $50. wood and time cost more than that.
     
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    For wood box - boat coffin as my wife calls them, 3/4 inch square pine or poplar for the frame and 6mm luan for the sheet goods are my standard for the build. meets the light versus protection equation for me
     
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    box2d.jpg box).jpg just for You...Lou
     
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    IMG_0881.jpg trying to post pix: this is one case.
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    smaller case with Narvik on a stand . no extra padding. room for accessories. framing may be 1/2 inch sq in smaller case/ship.
     
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    most Class 3 and 4 fit in this:
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    2 trips through Fedex speaks volumes for me. No 3/4 anywhere and I spent less than 30.
     
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    How much did it cost you to fedex that thing to PA?
     
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    75-82.. for whatever reason it was different each way. If I had made it any heavier it may have cost 100
     
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    I made a neat little holder for a torpedo-armed Big Gun destroyer, Z-25. It combined a 12v battery, electric air compressor, adjustable pressure shutoff switch, and several other tools into an all-in-one battle station for the Z-boat. It even had a nifty carrying handle on top. My one mistake was making the holder cover only half the length of the destroyer, instead of providing full cover. On several occasions the contents of my trunk shifted, resulting in holes to patch at the pond before battle even began.
     
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    Not a box really but it keeps her pretty secure. Fairly lightweight.