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Old 08-07-2006, 11:43 PM
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Default scale boat

got a question, I posted this in scale boating and was informed maybe I should ask you guys. Ive got a 36" mahogany scale chris craft runabout that I built and was thinking about using nitro in. I've never used anything but electric. I want the boat to appear run and sound scale or at least much as possible is there an engine that could possibly fit this application and not ruin the boat?

36" long
10" beam
Engine compartment 8"x10"x6" high.

I dont want any vent holes or anything like that and am willing to invest in a custom exhaust to replicate the real deal. Water-cooling is not a problem. In fact I've already got a fitting installed.

Also the pics are not current, the boat has had 5 coat of West System Epoxy applied so far. weighs about 5-7 pound
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:33 AM
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Default RE: scale boat

Go electric, it's much cleaner, less vibration, etc. If you want sound, see if you can find some electronics to simulate an engine. It would sound much more realistic than the sound a nitro engine makes.
Old 08-08-2006, 08:11 AM
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Default RE: scale boat

quicksilver - Nice build...It looks great! I'm with piper, I would put electrics in it. Nitro is messy...especially for a hull like that.
Old 08-08-2006, 09:58 AM
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Default RE: scale boat

ok survey say........electric

thanks guys
Old 08-08-2006, 11:48 AM
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Default RE: scale boat

I would buy this V-8 which is installed in a runabout like yours :
http://www.e-powerboat.de/bilder/alb.../alfsee_05.wmv

(right click and save to get it to work)


or go electric [sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 08-12-2006, 08:02 PM
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Default RE: scale boat

Looks great!
I guy I run with put a nitro 4 stroke in that same hull. It runs at very scale speeds and sounds great.
Just thowing out some ideas,
Matt

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