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Old 03-16-2010, 06:37 PM
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I am new to boat building and i am trying to build one for pretty cheap. I have started one made out of balsa(I dont know if that was a good choice or not). I am wondering how i should seal it so water cant get in and how to do all the electrical stuff. Also, what i should buy for an engine, remote, ex.....

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:02 PM
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To seal the hull, coat it with either epoxy or fiberglass resin and lay a layer of glass over it. BEFORE it drys, apply more of the epoxy/resin to seal in the glass. This will need to be done both inside and out. Before you do this, however, you will need to have your running gear all installed. As far as what to buy, we would need to know what kind of boat you are making, how big it is and what kind of boating you plan to do when it's done to give really good information.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:06 PM
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Thank you for the help and the boat i am building is basically a cigarette boat, it is about 35 inches long. I would like to go some what fast but keep my price range low. since this is the first boating im building, i have no clue how to wire it or what stuff i need to make it run.

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Old 03-16-2010, 10:36 PM
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if possible post some pics,,don't worry about wiring coz everything now comes compact and all you have to do is plug here and plug there,,hope somebody can show a diagram on how the boat electronic works,,keep it up man!

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Here are a few pics of my soon to become boat....
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:51 PM
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- LOVE to see scratch build!ing!!
Old 03-18-2010, 02:52 PM
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Im trying it but im having a very difficult time trying to figure out the stuff i need to get to make it run.
Old 03-19-2010, 01:56 PM
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Things you still need?
Engine, header w/springs, pipe & pipe bracket, pipe coupler (this is going to be nitro right?)
Motor mounts
Flexshaft tube (brass tubing .010 dia)
3/16" Flexshaft w/propshaft, drive dog & prop nut
Strut w/bracket
Rudder w/bracket
2 Servos (eg HiTec 85 MG for throttle; 645 for rudder)
Servo mounts
256 Servo linkages w/clevis's
Receiver w/attenna tube and attena mount (Futaba FM recievers are cheap if used)
Transmitter (eg Futaba FM radios are cheap if bought used)
Battery pack
Gas tank
Fuel tubing

Is the type of info you're asking for? Or if it is how to rrange things, take time to look at pics of other people's monos for ideas. I'd be more specific but I'm fairly new to boats myself, and I've only had hydros).

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