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Old 04-06-2007, 11:22 PM
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Ok lets try this again. The pics below is what im working with the first 6 pics is how i got it. If anyone has any ideas please feel free. I am still looking forf plans. So i have an idea. even still looking for 2 marine diesel motors. the dumas 6V's hat came with it, did'nt work
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Old 04-07-2007, 12:18 AM
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good new clean thread
Since there's so much for you to do, this reply is kind of random so bare with me.

I was going to say diesels would be a long shot but I see you said you have a plan for that. wondering what that is, if you don't mind indulging me. I always had planned on putting a diesel in my chris craft but water cooling seemed almost impossible. Is there a reason no one makes a water cooled diesel?

Good job gutting the boat, looks a lot less .... well yeah it looks better. How are the shafts and tubes? Look like he**, but maybe they could be cleaned up with a strong polish, might have to change the bushings(dont know what it has). The bow pulpit looks like it shouldn't be a big deal, I would just make it out of wood and glass it.

rear deck- just peeling paint? I'd get some mahogany and styrene strips and make a proper deck back there.

Anchor winch- how about a sailboat winch but just put a bigger drum on it to handle larger line and if you placed the winch far enough back in the boat you could even use some chain. I dont think you'd want chain on the drum, hence the placement. Dont know if you get what 'I'm saying, hard to explain.

If your going all out might as well, put a bow thruster in(graupner). Could even put a rear thruster on, dont know if you've seen one before, theyre kind of ugly but I dont know how far you want to go. could help maneuvering. pic is of a aft thruster on a viking sport fish.

for extending outriggers, you could just use servos wired together. heck, if you wanted them to drop a line, add another sail winch.

btw I havent built a donzi, but I love em to death so I'm interested in this one. This is all I can think of for now.

Threw in a link to the donzi thread, for quicker referencing.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2496380/tm.htm

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Old 04-07-2007, 12:40 AM
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The shafts look fine and spin fine.. As for the diesels. they do make water cooled diesels. You can find them from time to time on ebay. for around 100 bucks.. the hard par is finding a matching pair.. Not to sure about the thrusters (kinda lost). and for the outriggers and the anchor.. I was thinking of doing just what you said.. I am even going to make working trim tabs.. Im not sure if i wanna call dumas and buy the kit minus the hull for $200.. Or if I wanna build it from scratch.

I even got all the foam crap out of the bow
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:11 AM
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lol, I forgot to add the pics, yeah a bit tired tonite.

okay pic1 a bow thruster
pic2 a stern thruster
link1 is to graupner's site.....bottom of page is the thruster.
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/scaledrives.htm
link to wiki, incase you need to learn about thrusters.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_thruster
I'm going to bed now..............................
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:45 AM
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sharkbait,if you send me your addres, I can send you some teak vinner.you pay postage $1-$2 Larry B
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Old 04-07-2007, 09:23 AM
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Ok yea. those are on the larger ships. to be able to move like 360o. with less effort. Thats not really scale on a sport fisher. thos eare mor for like cruise ships. and larger ships.... Im sorry Blizard, but what the he$$ is that. Im sure i know but im drawing a fart. See my real boat does'nt have to much teak, so ...
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Old 04-07-2007, 10:20 AM
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well I've seen aft thruster on boats as small as 40ft and bow thrusters on 30ft boats, the aft thrusters are less common, but a lot of boat have bow thrusters, the pic of the rear thruster is actually from a 65ft viking sport fish. I'd be tempted to put a bow thruster on a the donzi, but the aft one my ruin the look.
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:58 AM
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Just trying to help you out, You don't want it? OK. some one else want some teak vinner? let me know, it's free you just pay postage,you know,price of stamps
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:28 PM
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I dont think he knows what it's for.......shark bait you can cover that nasty rear deck with the stuff instead of planking the deck. It looks like planking right blizard?
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:43 PM
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Yes it does,I have pcs 6in by 12 in,1/16 thick,have more than I can use,I don't know,maby I'm stuped but free is good???
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:32 PM
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OMG!!! I almost didn't recognize that poor Donzi. A beauty is under there somewhere. Sharkbait, I'm just throwing my name in the hat...if you need any help or questions, I built and customed mine from the kit up. Quicksilver sent you a great link to our old thread, though it has some great questions and answers...it has become huge. Here are a few pics of my baby for inspiration.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:40 PM
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Hey bvanter5, What are those motors you have in the Donzi? Are they counterrotating? And one more question, what size props are mounted? Thanks.
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Bvanter i hate you..lol Yea i knew that thread i posted on it... That other RTR donzi. was shipped today so i should have it by weds. I may use that ninner for the flybridge. I went out and bought some boat paint(white) and some anit-slip for the rear deck. Again scale. with wash down station... Got the bilge pump in today.lol. still waiting for the water pickups. and the threw hull fittings.

Also blizard since i am building 2. PM me with your info, so i can get the vinner from you..
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ORIGINAL: DAN REISS

Hey bvanter5, What are those motors you have in the Donzi? Are they counterrotating? And one more question, what size props are mounted? Thanks.
They are Astro Flight 25 Marine motors...water cooling made from aluminum tubing, and reversed the wiring to make them counter rotating. I am out of town, and I don't have access to the specs of the props....I will let you know when I get back.
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bvanter, what did you use for the gauge cluster?
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[quote]ORIGINAL: Sharkbait8181

bvanter, what did you use for the gauge cluster?

For the gauges I used boat magazine clippings that closely matched the scale I needed...I also searched online for boat gauges, this may be better because if you have a program like PhotoShop, you can adjust the print size to fit. I then laminated with a clear heavy duty packing tape.
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This is what i have now. After countless hours, of sanding and cutting,
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:09 AM
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Ok guys i need your opinions.. Since i do have another donzi on the way. And i have only done the rear deck so far. I am thinking of Turning this donzi salvage into the hotwheels below.. Any opinions would be nice.
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ummm, why? dont get it. I'd completely wait till you get the other boat.

but anyways, it would be cool if you could pull this off, always like this type of design and looks very similar hull wise.
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Old 04-09-2007, 07:50 PM
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O i am going to wait. So you think i should convert it ??? I like both designs.. thats why i'm think of building that one. to do with my donzi.. I still wanna build my center console next
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:50 PM
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Since its the same hull and all. I think i may made both cabins. And have them interchangable. That way is i ever deside to sell it. I wont deface the value. plus if i deside to display them, I can have 2 different yachts in my Marina..You know
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I get ya, the interchangable hatch idea sounds good, only problem is you dont want the non donzi to look like a donzi with a different hatch. What I mean by that, is having the same seems and the slope from the front deck to the windshield. Maybe it would work, just off the top of my head.

I really dont know how to compare the example I gave with a tiny toy boat. I thought the one I gave was more...realistic, but the real reason I showed it, was because it has the same lines and is about the same size. The fore deck looks almost identical. If I were to compare them, it seems were talking about the slope of the windshield? If so I guess it's a matter of choice.
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:55 PM
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I would make it more like your pic..


OOO I got the new one in... WOW.......
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weird that one looks slightly better. Just a tad
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The only thing with this one. Is the towers fell apar in shipping. and no battery's.. Other than that this boat looks awesome.. lead rudders, brass props. twin astroflight motors. Futaba power driver(?), speed control, servo, riggers. All the stuff for the towers, just gotta put them back together, all the chairs, all the railings, windows, ect. it is a complete RTR minus batery's. Not to mention all the wood has been coated in resin. I mean this thing will never rot............ NOTHING LIKE THE OTHER ONE. only got a hull and part of a deck, and 2 dumas motors that dont work......

You cant tell by the pic to much. But i just painted the rear deck with anti-slip additive.. It looks very scale.
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