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Old 07-08-2008, 03:29 PM
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Looking to build (scratch) a tug/fishing boat at about 40-43 in. What type/size prop and gear and motor I need to go slow, scale like? Not looking for speed. Thanks.
Old 07-08-2008, 06:11 PM
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Looking to build (scratch) a tug/fishing boat at about 40-43 in. What type/size prop and gear and motor I need to go slow, scale like? Not looking for speed. Thanks.
It depends on how big a gap you have under the stern of the boat. @ 40 - 43" a 'guestimate' would be 3 - 4" prop
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Default RE: Quick questions. Please help.

A junkyard is a good place to look for motors. I saw one large ship that used power seat motors to push it along. A deep-cycle battery works nicely in a boat that size plus you might need more weight than that just to get it down to the waterline.

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