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Old 04-09-2005, 07:16 PM
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I'm fairly inexperienced in the RC world. I've built two Tamiya electric kit cars and still drive them, but I've got a wooden boat body that was custom built by someone in Hawaii who I bought it off. The body its self needs some repair work done, but I need help trying to figure out how to put components together so that it will work, since I have zero experience in RC boats. I'll post pictures of the body when I get a chance.
Old 04-10-2005, 08:53 AM
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Help will be on the way, but will need to know what kind of boat this is.. Deep V, tunnel , scale, etc. Pics will help greatly.
Old 04-10-2005, 11:19 AM
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Here are some pics:

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[link=http://img108.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img108&image=img0243jpg9cm.jpg][/link] [link=http://img108.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img108&image=img0244jpg7ca.jpg][/link]

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Old 04-10-2005, 12:42 PM
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That be a Dumas Quickie 40. If you need, I can scan the instruction sheets that I have on this boat. Mine is currently in hold phase, but if you like, here's my page on the Q40 build.

http://home.earthlink.net/~ob_nut/id14.html

Old 04-10-2005, 12:48 PM
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Ok so it is an actual make (further proof of how little I know), not just something some guy designed in his garage... which is what i thought at first.
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Appears you'll need a motor mount (normally flat stock aluminum), strut, stuffing tube (brass tube), rudder & flex shaft. Dumas does sell a kit made specificly for this boat. I'd go with at least 100oz torque for the steering servo while a standard would handle the throttle.

If you took a look at my build, there are changes I've made to hopefully better this ole design..
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Yeah, ok, so it looks like it uses one rudder right? and so Dumas says it's meant for "a 7.5cc size inboard or 3.5cc outboard marine engine." I guess [link=http://www.dumasproducts.com/cgi-bin/dumas.storefront/4259676b107bd35c271d40d4096806a9/Search/Run]this[/link] should work right? Dumas also had some hardware (<-- I have no idea why this is a link!) kits for it on their site, they also have the engine mounts.
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As your pics show, your boat was made to use the 7.5 IB motor, not the 3.5 OB. Kit you'll need is a bit pricey, but it has everything you'll need (execpt the motor mount) - http://www.dumasproducts.com/cgi-bin...duct/View/2352
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Ok, I'll have to start looking into that, and try to dig up some money for this stuff.

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