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Old 06-07-2010, 09:52 AM
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Quick question i want a outboard motor but dont know what one to get... I am new to all of this. So this is my idea i am makeing a catarman Sail boat. I plan to use it in wind but if it gets too choppy i need it to motor in so it needs to be not verry powerfull just enough to get it to the bank I dont mind how fast it goes... Also is there a way i could make the sails go down? I will be steering it useing a rudder useing the steering from a rc car which i will waterproof (from a cheep good for nothing chinnese toy car) which will steer it. I've got the bottom part of the hull i just need to make up the top part. Will this work? I want it to be like this:http://img.nauticexpo.com/images_ne/...aran-52473.jpg altough alot more basic :P


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All depends on how big you make the hulls. There are some small motors out there you could easily drop in the back end of a hull with a prop sticking out so it doesn't drag when you get moving. I'd forget the outboard part, too much weight hanging out back probably. Best is to have a boat you can send out to retrieve, either with a person or RC type. better yet, learn to judge when to get on and off the water. As to making the sails go up/down, why bother? Sounds neat, but a great big PITA[X(]. KISS, keep it simple, Simon, and it won't break.[sm=idea.gif]
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