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    WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    ok guys i have done alot with cars and helis,and gotten board, i have the electronics but i was wanting to build a boat, i thought of building an airplane but i dont have the right electronics for it.. so i was wondering if some one could give me a simple speed boat design plan with demensions i want it to be about medium size not to picky.. maybe 1 1/2 or 2 foot long. i really need it to be as simple as possible..

    and the thing i am having the most trouble getting into my head is how can i get the prop shaft to come out of the boat with out letting water in?
    any and all help please.. i am brand new to the boat world.

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    RE: WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    come on some one has got to have some advice

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    RE: WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    1 1/2 hours is not a big window to get advice. A little patience will yield better results

    I cannot offer much in the way of a simple build in the 1 1/2 - 2 ft range (Outside my area - large gas) but can answer your question with regard to water entry through the prop shaft. Most rc boats just use a stuffing tube (a tube to guide and support the prop shaft) which has a close fit the the prop shaft. This is lubricated with light grease. Water can pass through this tube when the boat is stationary though usually a fast drip. Ideally the boat is running and when in motion water never enters.

    One of the better gas boat picture sites - http://imageevent.com/justaddwata

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    RE: WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    Marine Model International and Model Boats magazines both usually have a free plan in them, usually something with a basic build.  They also sell back numbers and quite often the plans are available separately.  
    There are also magazines covering full size boats, which often have plan features of the real thing, and, if nothing else, pictures of the deck and cockpit areas, so you could, say, use a plan for a PT boat hull, tell a few white lies about the scale, and fit it out as a day boat.

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    RE: WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    For a first boat, you might consider building a kit rather than building from scratch. Check out http://www.dumasproducts.com and check out some of what they have to offer. Their Deep Vee series includes an 18 and 24" boats, just as you were asking about. The only catch is I wouldn't use the Dumas hardware kits

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    RE: WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    Thanks what kind of electronics would u use

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    RE: WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    Just a late thought - have a look at  http://modelboats.hobby-site.com/
    The site owner has a liking for the simple kits that were around in the '50''s.  The plans are available for download, and can be resized as required.  The originals were printed balsa, so tracing and cutting should be no problem.  Radio was non existent then, but batteries are smaller, motors are more powerful for a smaller sixe, and fitting a modern radio should be no problem.

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    RE: WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    thanks man..

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    RE: WANTING TO BUILD MY FIRST

    www.dpihobbyusa.com http://www.facebook.com/DpiHobbyUsa 3.5cc tunnel electric

    and the kit below is the T-plus. Both of these kits are in stock!

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