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Old 07-23-2006, 08:45 PM
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This my first post hello all.

My old mans got a 37ft fairline targa and we'r looking for a RC side kick for it lol, and was wondering can anyone offer some advise on a boat. We want something over 2 meters long, and hopefully fast. Both me and my dad would have no problems building a boat from plans, witch im guessing well have to, to get the boat we want. A boat that runs from a engine rather than electric wud be kool and looks the bizzness so speed boat looks are a must.

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Kind reguards George.
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Two meters is a good-sized boat so you'd want to look for a petrol powered set-up (sorry, trying to talk the Queen's English).
Hopefully with him owning a 37-footer, he isn't afraid to spend a few Euro or Pounds on one as a boat in the size that you want isn't going to be cheap.
There are hulls in this size available and fortunately for you, most of them are made on your side of the Big Pond (Atlantic Ocean).
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George,
Just for grins, try here;
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Forum.htm
Since they are a lot closer to you than most of us here, I think they may have a better idea of what's available to you.
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(they speak an odd form of english so take a translator with you )
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ah kool, do u know any websites where i can see some of those hulls you mentioned?
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Can anyone tell me if its possible to make a fast/big hull by useing basic rules and come up with the design myself?
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G_T_M ,
Sure you can. But that sort of depends on what exactly the 'basic rules' are - lol. Don't ask me, I'm certainly not a boat designer/engineer/expert! Crawl through that 37' Targa and get the basic idea of how it's put together. Make a few adaptions for the materials you'd have to use. Then build one! Simple? Umm, not exactly, but certainly possible. (Where did you think all these other models came from??)
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o rite sorry think confused some people, i dont wanna build a replica of the targa, im not too botherd how the model boat will look (as long as it looks speed boat like, and goes fast) What kinda engine would I power a boat of this size with to get the speed i want? something like twin 2 stroke strimmer engines?
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G_T_M ,
Again, the motor sort of depends on just how large of a boat you want. The larger boats tend toward gasoline motors. The not so large, medium and smaller speed boats work just fine with nitro engines. A 'strimmer' engine(s) ought to handle a large boat pretty well (that's strictly a guess though, no idea what size you guy's 'strimmer' engines are..two stroke, four stroke, missed a stroke, whatever).
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george you can surf the forum on gas boats, there are lots of threads there. if you have the time and patience, you can build a deepvee made of plywood. you can look for the plan on this site, you just enlarge it to suit your size. but i would suggest buying a hull and the parts for ease of building.
hope you'll have fun.
p.s. it would be awesome if your building a scale boat of that targa, that's my dream.
ernest
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is this style a good enough look it is five feet long=60" not counting the drive train
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is this style a good enough look it is five feet long=60" not counting the drive train
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yeh that green boat looks awsome, its not quite the size im looking for. One qwestion is gasoline what we call petrol? or is it a differunt mix/octain? I'll have a look on the gas boat forum for some plans to the spec of the boat i want then cheers for that tipp much apresheated.
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Yes, Gasoline and Petrol are the same things.

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