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    Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Hi all;

    I was thinking of this sumer building a 1 10 scale Pontoon boat and an aluminum trailer to tow with my Evader DT.
      [*]Pontoons will be 2.5" dia[*]Deck to be 1/4" plywood[*]2 x Proboat BL outboards and Stiletto motors[*]twin Stiletto 60 amp ESCs[*]Spektrum MR3000 and DX5e[*]2 onyx 3000 bartteries each ESC[/list]Any help would be appreciated, looking into building light and powerful for scale and SPEED!

      Thanks,
      JSS4

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    If you want lightweight maybe build an aluminum frame for the deck and use a lighter and thinner wood than 1/4" ply, waterproofed with epoxy or a fiberglass layer.

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Back in 1993 Andy Zigan came out with plans for a 1/8 scale R/C model of a 24' Pontoon boat and used an MRP outboard for power.  The pontoons were made of 3" Irrigation pipe and turned wood plugs for the front and rear of the pontoons.

    I happen to have the plans but never got around to building one of the pontoon boats.

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Thanks for your replies.

    dauntlessfan, I think I will go with 3/16 ply. Do you think that would work?

    rblubaugh, I have drawn my own plans, but if you want to share yours, I would greatly appreciate it, and I will try to incorporate concepts into my plans.

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    For the fun of it I emailed all the files to myself and they attached just fine so I know it will work with FireFox and probably IE too.  PM me you email address and I'll forward the plans to you.  You can hopefully get a gem or two from them.

    Bob

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    PM sent.

    I have started drawing up plans for the trailer and I would post them, but RCU keeps giving me ERROR! messages. I'll try again later.

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Got it, thanks.

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Great!  Hope you find something helpful in them.

    Bob

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    I would love to attempt a build like this too. If you wouldnt mind sharing your plans when you get a chance?

    I'm following this, i want to see the progress!

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Sure. PM me your Email and I'll send you some pics. I'm drawing them the old fasioned way, pencil and paper, but I'll send you some pics of the plans with dimensions

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Ditto for me JSS4, I would also appreciate a copy of your plans, when all is complete.  I've come up with a couple of outboard motor from a flea market at an unbeatable price.  Won't be home for a few days to test them out but they do turn  freely, but not too freely.  Perhaps they will work or be dummies for an alternative power (depending on the plans.

    Bob

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Thanks for your interest.

    R, What outboards are they? Do they have a name? Because I was looking at a pair of Proboat outboards (from the Stiletto) which are very pricey. Not including motor and ESC. Please send me some pictures when you get the chance, I might buy them if they are any good, or one could be a trolling motor

    Anybody, would this ESC be any good? It's almost $100 cheaper than the Proboat one.
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._w_5A_BEC.html


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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    JSS,

    Won't be home until the 5th or 6th.  Will take pic then, but doubt you'd be interested.  None the lesss I'll get the pics to you plus any information I can gather about them.

    Bob

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Plans have been sent. Thanks for your help on the outboards.

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    Project has been shelved until I finish my Baron. The boat will be a winter project.

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    No problem J, get it done right.

    Bob

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    OK now I have my wood and my pontoon material! Let's see if anything gets done during school. I am dubious, but I think it can be done. Maybe tomorrow I'll cut the pontoons and deck.

    I'll keep you guys posted as I progress, I didn't get this far only to not build it.

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    RE: Pontoon Boat and trailer 1:10 scale

    J,

    I'll be looking forward for it.

    Bob



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