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Old 10-17-2010, 05:25 PM
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<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px; ">Hi there! I'm looking to build an RC boat to build for me and my son to enjoy (he's 6). I was looking for a fairly simple mono inboard type that's not too complicated to build for a novice, around 24-30" would be a nice size I reckon, and not too expensive would also be nice!

I've been looking into helping my dad get his Sea Queen up and running and decided I'd like one of my own

I don't really want to go for a kit, I've allowed myself a lot of time (4-5 months) for building this in spare time, but a set of plans I think is a must for me. I don't mind paying for them, but I have no idea where to start.

I quite like the look of my dad's sea queen, but I'm open to suggestions!

Andy</span>
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Default RE: Help with boat choice please!

We have Dumas http://www.dumasestore.com/
There are more, li ke here
http://www.jotika-ltd.com/Pages/1024768/index.htm
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There is a set of plans for a boat called the Wild Thing available online for free that can be scaled to meet your size requirements as well
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Thanks for the replies!<div style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 191); border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; height: auto; line-height: normal; text-align: left; width: auto; direction: ltr; z-index: 99995; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "></div><div>
</div><div><span style="font-family: tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 16px; ">Had a good look, and conferring with my son, I think we've decided on the FAC (Missile) Boat

What do you guys think of this choice? How does this boat go through the water? I'd have liked a planing boat but I suspect this isn't one. I will however go with this choice if it's not a bad one, I suppose there's always next time!

Shame I didn't decide on this in July 2003 because I could have gotten it free with MMI! </span></div>
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<span style="font-size: medium"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman">Hi woody,

I think that the Dumas Osprey could be built well within the (4-5) month timeline.The hull is based on a lobster boat design which is a planing hull so it should meet your planing objectives. Another good thing about it is that it lends itself to any ideas that you may have as far as decorating goes. The Osprey is simple, inexpensive andshouldlook good sailing alongside your dad's Sea Queen.

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Hi Rich,<div style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 191); border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; height: auto; line-height: normal; text-align: left; width: auto; direction: ltr; z-index: 99995; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "></div><div></div><div>It's a nice boat but I think I've got a thing for the MTBs now. Was thinking about having a go at an American MTB which I found some plans for! I'm guessing a 4-5 month build is quite ambitious for a beginner then?</div><div></div><div>It's this one, hull one:</div><div></div><div>http://www.pt-boat.com/</div>
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Yep, 4-5 months isVERY ambitious for a scratch built PT boat.

If you decide to take on the PT boat build, be sure to post a build log in the scale boat forum!

I'm not sure if this is any interest to you but there are sites that offer PThulls in different scales that will shave off some of that build time.

Best!

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Yep, if it's going to take THAT long then I'd definitely be interested in a simpler build, I may even go with the original choice of the Missile boat!<div style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 191); border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; height: auto; line-height: normal; text-align: left; width: auto; direction: ltr; z-index: 99995; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "></div><div>
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