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jrobinsonusaf 02-03-2020 12:50 PM

Need help identifying a hull
 
I just picked this up from a guy getting out of scale modeling. I have searched everywhere to determine its origins, but Google is not my friend right now. It is 30 1/2 inches long, an 8 inch beam and a depth of 3 1/2 inches at the transom. The top is in red metalflake gel coat and the bottom is in white gelcoat. It is a flat bottom bottom with a very slight vee on the centerline. It looks a lot like a ski boat or a flat bottom racing hull. Unfortunately, I cannot post pics yet. If you need a pic, contact me off line and I will be glad to provide some.

1) Who made it, and what type of hull is is classified as?
2) In light of current technology, would it be feasible to outfit it for electric drive, and what type of drive? I would be using it fro recreation only on a local pond, so it does not need to be competitive in any sense of the word.
3) Are there any publications or websites that could provide a tutorial. My R/C experience is limited and predates brushless motors and LiPo batteries.

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give me.

JR













jrobinsonusaf 02-03-2020 04:46 PM

Identifying a hull
 
As Homer Simpson would say - DOH! AFTER posting, I came across some pics on line (don't know why this didn't happen before I posted) and have identified the hull type was a Mono. Still no joy on the manufacturer, and until I get another 8 posts, I cannot get photos up on the forum. At least I know what type of drive I am looking at for this application.

JR

Justaddwata 02-04-2020 01:55 AM


Originally Posted by jrobinsonusaf (Post 12580827)
As Homer Simpson would say - DOH! AFTER posting, I came across some pics on line (don't know why this didn't happen before I posted) and have identified the hull type was a Mono. Still no joy on the manufacturer, and until I get another 8 posts, I cannot get photos up on the forum. At least I know what type of drive I am looking at for this application.

JR

if you want to send me a picture or two I will add it to your post to aid in identification. email is justaddwata at gmail dot com

Justaddwata 02-05-2020 01:06 AM

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...a8aa45aeb5.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...d2666b4651.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rcu...7413a1955b.jpg

Ron Olson 02-08-2020 07:06 AM

Legally for racing it's not a mono hull as it has more than one wetted surface. I'm not saying that you're going to race it but just for a point of reference. Anything with more than one wetted surface is considered a hydroplane no matter what it looks like on top.
It would be a candidate for an outboard engine is somebody did want to compete with it as there is a class for hulls like this but mostly on the East Coast.


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