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Old 01-03-2004, 04:50 PM
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I am completely new to boats I want ot build a tunnel boat with a weed eater motor in it, I have even toyed with the idea of twin motors.
I am looking for plans and information on building these boats, right down to the basics of what length and width ranges do people build these boats in, how do you set up the rudder, engine mounting, radio gear etc.
regards Greg
Old 01-04-2004, 03:41 AM
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[link]http://www.easyrc.com/boats/index.html[/link]
Old 01-04-2004, 11:28 AM
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Hey PHCM ,
That is REALLY a great link for newbies to look at ..... [8D]
Makes it easier than first explanations ....
Old 01-04-2004, 03:33 PM
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Default RE: New to boats

im in the same spot but everything ive got as far as design is at my dads house
a suggestion would be to use a full scale tunnel for design and scale it down.
HTM's sr24 would be a nice hull once the third sponson is ruled out as it provids ample room for moter setups and it scales down to 4ft or 3ft very easily.
if you get around to drwing it up please share as its nice to have ways to get people started without spending $1000.
hope this helps
[link=http://www.hightorquemarine.com/Video/124MPH.mpg]124mph pass[/link]
now thats movin
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Default RE: New to boats

Naw ... thats not moving ....
THIS....
is moving ! ! !
205 MPH [8D]

[link=http://www.callanmarine.com/flash/videos/Thanks_WEB_Skin.mov]Callan Marine[/link]

Old 01-05-2004, 09:46 PM
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[link=http://www.worldsfastestdragboats.com/Madness/worldsfinalswin.WMV]finals at firebird[/link]
229mph
the black boat is called madness and is the team i race with.thats a nice boat but can it do that in the quarter mile from a standing start.
nope
Old 01-27-2004, 07:28 AM
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[quote]ORIGINAL: tsunami
[link=http://www.hightorquemarine.com/Video/124MPH.mpg]124mph pass[/link]
now thats movin


You have a gasoline rc boatc that goes 124mph? You must be talking about the full size version of the boat in your picture, if you're talking about an rc boat, please go to rcboats.com and intlwaters.com and post that, see what those guys tell you. They would very much be interest in this.
Old 01-28-2004, 04:08 PM
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no thats a pic of a sr 24 from htm and the hydro is a boat irace with
if i can talk my dad into giving me the mph i would have a 160 mph rc boat with a big block
but its would still be 18 ft but would scare the hell out of the river people as to see a boat running that fast with out a driver
Old 01-28-2004, 04:27 PM
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Great pictures guys but I think we have gone off track with my original request. It would actually be great if you had posted the pictures elsewhere and answered the original question without ignoring me, what would be better if someone could delete the irrevelvant posts.

Only one person took the trouble to answer my question PHCM, Thanks very much mate
Old 01-28-2004, 08:35 PM
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Default RE: New to boats

Drop Peter Hammond a line. [email protected]
He has a 1/4 scale tunnel hull in his range of moulds that guys are running gas in.
He also has a 1/4 scale shovel nose that looks awsome.
He should be able to set you on the right path.

Good luck
Paul.
Old 01-29-2004, 07:25 AM
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Thanks for the address Paul, I'll send Peter an email.
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Hi Greg, I'm also in Brisbane on the northside and do a little importing and selling to help pay for the hobby. I have a [link=http://www.sonicracing.netfirms.com]web site[/link] with a few bit and pieces on it.

Cheers, Danny.

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