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Old 02-23-2010, 11:34 AM
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I have never been into boats before, the only reason i am into them now is because i have to build one for my composite materials class. The boat is about a 1/10 scale or maybe just a little bigger. I have no clue what so ever on what motor, esc, prop, servos, rudders, shafts or anything that goes with them. if anyone could help me out a little bit it would be greatly appreciated. I also have another post called best motor but i put some wrong info into it. thanks for your time.
Old 02-23-2010, 01:03 PM
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What you posted was vague. I saw that you want electric power only but what type of boat would you like to build? This covers a lot of territory. I know, this is the really hard part for a lot of people.
Old 02-25-2010, 05:54 PM
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well i dont really know what its called... what i think its a hydro? its about 30 inches long, the front of it does a spear thing that looks like a 3
Old 02-25-2010, 06:05 PM
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it may also be a Tunnel.
some pics would help.

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Old 02-25-2010, 06:09 PM
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ok i will post some pics of the molds tomorrow
Old 02-26-2010, 08:31 PM
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here is what the boat looks like
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:57 PM
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that is a rigger.
do you have some dimensions?

are you going to have the front sponsons and the rear ridding pods all molded to the body in one piece?

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How old is that mold anyway? My guess would be that it's got to be maybe 30 years old.
It's an outrigger hydroplane.
What the length is will determine what size motor that you're going to need but plan on emptying a wallet or two to get it on the water. As outdated as that design is, don't expect a lot. You've got a lot of work ahead of you once you get the hull laid up to the getting it wet stage. Try to fill the sponsons with foam floatation before joining the hull halves together.
BTW, in this type of hull, there is no scale as there aren't any full-sized boats that look like it although a few have tried with mixed success.
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yeah its about 30 years old. and its 38 inches long

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