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Old 03-20-2005, 12:48 AM
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How does it run? Im guessin pretty sweet
Old 03-20-2005, 12:51 AM
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Oh its plenty fast for the little pond that I run at. I haven't really even tuned it yet. I just got it running good enough that it runs with about an inch of the boat on the water.
Old 03-20-2005, 12:56 AM
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It sounds like a preety nice boat.I am prolly jus gonna work on madly modin my hammer for now like i said in my other post i am thinking bout puttin in a .18 buggy engine which is at a good price at towerhobbies.
Old 03-20-2005, 10:15 AM
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How do I trim the sides????
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There is this stuff called sandpaper. It typically comes in 8 1/2 by 11" sheets. Paper backing with an abrasive on one side. Mount a piece to a LONG FLAT block of wood and SAND the spruce strips to conform to the plane that the sides will take, dictated by the sides of the bulkheads. Then position the sides and let them overhang (go past) the bottom sheeting and the deck line. In other words the sides will be to large for the boat. You will trim off the excess when the EPOXY has cured. Once you get that done, we'll continue.
Old 03-20-2005, 11:49 AM
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HHHHHaaaa HHHaa VERY FUNNY. I thought the stuff would be harder to sand then it was. I ended up doing it a different way from what the plans say. A guy that is helping me also said to put it at the egde exactly and add and 1/8x1/8 piece of spruce and sand it down to make the chines.
Old 03-20-2005, 06:32 PM
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i would really like to see pics of the progress on your wild thing.By the time you get done your gonna have a small armada, the only type of boat you will be missing i think is an outrigger
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O.k. i am at a point where I can go no more without an engine.[&o]
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Old 03-20-2005, 07:32 PM
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how much money you got?
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:19 PM
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really i got an engine for you eheheh i dont think you want it though ( my stock hammer engine)
Old 03-20-2005, 08:22 PM
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or get this one only 79.99
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:25 PM
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For the wild thing I think I am going to go all out and get a .46 so it will be wicked fast
Old 03-20-2005, 08:30 PM
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how long and heavy is it.If its only as big as the hammer are you shure it will handle it?
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It is 32 inches long and it is made to have a .21 in it.
Old 03-21-2005, 09:15 AM
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For the wild thing I think I am going to go all out and get a .46 so it will be wicked fast
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What .46? Considering the fact that the .46 will probably weight 50% more than a .21 and will probably not put out the power of a good marine racing engine, don't expect a lot more speed especially if the .46 is not designed for racing. On the other hand, if you spend the money for a racing .46, the boat will not handle the power. How fast do you want to go? My Wild Thing with a MAC .21 was radared at 47 mph and I'm not sure there is capability for much more speed in the hull without becoming very flighty. Engine displacement does not always equal speed. Proceed thoughtfully.
Old 03-22-2005, 11:45 AM
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i have something for show and tell to.i aint got one but look at how cheap it is[X(]
Wild Thing 26 $NYA

This hull is 26" long
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:15 PM
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Why do you consider it cheap (quality wise I assume)? The boat is just the outer hull with a transom installed. It will need at least two bulkheads and engine mount rails installed. It will also need a radio box, integral with the hull. No it's not "Ready to Run". You'll have to put some work into it but my guess is you can turn it into a good fun to run boat.
On the other hand, if you're talking $$$$$ Cheap. It sure is a basic hull. "Some assembly required".
Old 03-24-2005, 01:31 AM
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ya it would require a bit of work still but my point is you wouldnt have to spend money on wood or take time to make the main part of the hull you could jus get te stuff on the inside done and paint and outfit.
Old 04-15-2005, 03:18 AM
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It looks like it will be very expensive.

No good for the non skilled boater. But ok for people with a litttle skill to finish installing the equipment and finshing.

Hope the laminate is not too thin as thin laminates tend to warp and distort with exposure to heat and sun.

Will need some bulkheads and reinforcement installed inside the hull.

How heavy is it??
Do you know the lay up details???
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the hull should be pretty storng.As for bulk heads and the othe equipment that i have to put in it i would prolly eventually figure it all.it wouldnt be too bad,but i just bought a new engine for my nitro hammer so if i did this it wouldnt be for a lil while.


Good to see you posting again btw
Old 04-16-2005, 01:10 AM
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Where did you get that pic. Where can I get one??
Old 04-16-2005, 02:30 PM
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unfortunaly i cant remember nor can i find the link i got the site from.Might ask ron he might know
Old 04-16-2005, 10:45 PM
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heres a link ejp to the site http://www.grimracer.com/Boat%20Kits/Boats.htm
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MCleod, what plans are you using and where did you get them?
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[link]http://www.rcstore.com/rs/general/listproducts.asp?catid=29&catego=PL[/link]
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Goto the above link for the plans that I am using to build the 'Wild Thing'.

Wild Thing
Designed by John Finch, this racing inboard mono is easy to build and has great performance. Designed for .21ci. (3.5cc) nitro engines, the hull is built from balsa and plywood. Constructed upside-down on the bench,the hull is then lifted and completed by adding the sides and deck. The original model used surface-drive hardware, but you can use any hardware you want. Length: 32 in.; beam: 10.5 in.; material: balsa & ply; engine: .21ci (inboard); 1 sheet;

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