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Old 07-31-2022, 01:53 PM
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Hi Everyone
I need advice finding the right RC electric outboard motor for my RC boat.
My boat is 2ft x 9in, it is a 1/6th scale copy of a WW2 M-1 Wooden Attack Boat, made of 1/4 thick 2ft x 4ft birch plywood.

Got very lucky when I decided to make this boat, found and bought original copy of M-1 plans on ebay
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I don't know of anyplace that makes and outboard the size you would need for a boat that small. Is there any more information you could give us or a link to a picture of a full sized boat?
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
I don't know of any place that makes and outboard the size you would need for a boat that small. Is there any more information you could give us or a link to a picture of a full-sized boat?
Not really Hydro, history has kind of forgotten this WW2 boat, Photos almost none, there are no surviving examples because it was built of plywood with an aluminum frame. Made from 1940-1941, total made 5902.
Made for Engineer Units and Combat regiments, replaced by the M-2, both the M-1 and M-2 could be rowed or outfitted with a 50mp outboard motor, the M-1 could carry 9 guys + ammo or 8 guys + 50cal heavy machine gun + ammo.
You can't find any pics of the M-1 Assault boat online, but I have 2 pics in a book I have that I will have to take a pic of to show you on this site.
Also, I rechecked my measurements for my boat, I am a bit off. Boat will be 2ft L x 9 1/2 W. This is my first time building a boat and it is to be pulled behind my Roc Hobby 1/6th scale WW2 Willys Jeep, I will have to invent a trailer for it, because these boats were stacked one inside the other and carried on the back of a 1 1/2 ton truck.

Size the M-1 Assault Bout ---13ft -4in long 5ft-1/2 wide 200 pounds
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You just filled in a lot of holes. I don't know of anyplace that sells anything like you're asking about. You could try these two but the odds are against it
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