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Old 11-24-2006, 09:47 PM
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Default Dumas Deep Vee kits- how are they, what hardware?

I am thinking of BUILDING[8D] a deep vee and found that there arent many kits. How are the Dumas kits, the Deep Vee 60 is what I would get. If you guys think I should get it what hardware should I use. Any other kit recommendations welcome. Is wood not worth it if it is glassed or epoxied, I just love the building part!!

Heres a link- http://www.dumasestore.com/catalog/p...roducts_id=423
Old 11-24-2006, 10:13 PM
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Default RE: Dumas Deep Vee kits- how are they, what hardware?

There are a lot of kits, you just need to know where to look.
I've seen the DV-60 run and it isn't bad for a Dumas. It was at an Internat's race and the water was terrible when they ran that class and the boat actually did pretty well but the owner knew what he was doing also. I was snickering under my breath until he was one of the few that we didn't have to go out to retrieve.
I'd skip the hardware as it's really ancient stuff.
Old 11-24-2006, 10:19 PM
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Ive got the dumas not sure which one might be called the 40 its 38in long with a ops67 in it its too much motor for it. It likes to try to fly. I read the hull was known to do this. I like it but I modified alot of stuff as I built it. When they say deep v they mean deep it will handle a nice chop I run out on the lake with the big boats.
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:23 PM
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Ron,
Ya, the hardware looks ancient.
What is happening with Dumas, its not going anywhere. Wonder why[]. What would you recomend for the dumas setup in terms of motor and hardware? Problem is I dont know that much on what im doing[:-]. Who does? What other kits do you recommend.

Nice boat uncle crash!
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Dumas is in a different class..... they are more into first - timers and fun boats....nothing real serious. Don't get me wrong, they do make great kits, but just not for top-end racing.
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Yup just a real nice pleasure cruiser. But Id be willin to beat ya this one will hang with any boat in its size range. And I havnt even dialed it in.
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I like the high freeboard, how does it handle rough water?
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Loves it Like I say I run in the Lake With foot or more chop. Where Your high end race boats this size wouldnt probably survive
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Yup just a real nice pleasure cruiser. But Id be willin to beat ya this one will hang with any boat in its size range. And I havnt even dialed it in.
Your'e on LOL, with the right engine and set-up any well built boat can "hang with any boat". But when you get up into the 50' and 60's, things change a bit and a normally well running boat can become an airplane, others will actually perform better....all in the aero and aquadynamics. I would think that Dumas has alot of lift and would become quite flighy at 55-60 mph.


Great boat you have there....you did a real nice job on it.
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Unclecrash,
Is that the wood or fiberglass version? If it is the wood version, what did you do to the hull to seal it and make it stronger? Are there any other kits you recommend. I will work with plans as a last resort, cant be that hard right!!

Aeromarine Titan looks cool, how is that?
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Mine is a wood kit with lots of stuff modified. Engine, drive line, motor lower. extraglass where I cut bulks for the engine to lower. I have seen a lot of people scratch building with not much experience. But I would build a couple kits if you never have build before Ive been scratch building airplanes for 25years so boats are a walk in the park compared to some of the planes I put together.
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Old 11-25-2006, 03:55 PM
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Im building a Dumas Chris Craft Cobra at the moment, so I am learning, but that doesnt even compare to the work of art in that photo!![X(]
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Thanks Birel19 It will come with time. Oh I missed a couple of things the dumas is finished with acrylic urethane stuff is tough as nails. I used epoxy30min mixed with alchol to seal it 2 or 3 coats. At a ratio of about 60/40 then I primed it sanded primed again this time with epoxy primer. Then painted. No glass on the outside this boat sounds sweet crackin of the waves. Wood has its own distinct sound. Dave
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I think I have found the deep vee I am going to build. Maybe I will make custom cockpit with mini guys and controls out of fiberglass. Cant wait to get my hands on one...maybe a present for myself at christmas, thats the spirit. LOL. What motor do you recommend, I wont be racing, looking more toward reliability. Just want a 40 mph boat. Where should
i get my hardware, yours is NICE, who makes it? One last thing, what prop are you running?
Old 11-25-2006, 10:41 PM
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I bought all my hardware at LHS I think its Octura. Motor depends what size boat your building. Have a link to the boat your getting.
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Link is at the top of the page, first post. Im going to get the 60 kit, 38 inches long, 14 1/2 inches wide.
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I wish I knew if thats the same as mine I bought 4 or so years ago. Dont remember what they called it The thing sat in the LHS for probably 2or3 years before I grabbed it up. Ya Put a ops67 or something equivelent to it in it it will scoot. Gear go on one of the sites and find some for a 60 size boat. Motor is going to set you back 350 at least.
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How much cheaper do you think the 32 inch .40 version would be? Is all the equipment a lot cheaper for a smaller boat?
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Yup the smaller you go the cheaper. Did you check out the 24in Wild Thing I built. To put it together it was about Towerhobbie os18 $90 wood to build about $50 two servos about $60 All the hardware $120 Then all the epoxy glass fuel tank. prop motor mount lets say about 75to $100 Radio and reciever I think you can pick up for $125 oh and pipe and header about $40 or $50 its not cheap.your talkin between $500 and $600 bucks for a small boat.
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Yea, I have a T-Maxx, pain in the butox, everytime I run it something breaks and it costs $150 to fix. I probably have 2000 dollars in that truck and it isnt even that fast. I think I can put something together for under 850 dollars, I have a lot of junk laying around to use. My 1/12 Bud is stock and not much breaks, although im going to put it on the workbench next weekend and do some mods. Just came up with the idea of a nitro shovelnose but thats just another dream, would be co......
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I wish I knew if thats the same as mine I bought 4 or so years ago. Dont remember what they called it The thing sat in the LHS for probably 2or3 years before I grabbed it up. Ya Put a ops67 or something equivelent to it in it it will scoot. Gear go on one of the sites and find some for a 60 size boat. Motor is going to set you back 350 at least.

Apparently, the one that Birel19 posted a link to is the same one you have.... same size and you have the .67 OPS engine in it. Acouple threads later you said how it was too much motor for it.
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How much cheaper do you think the 32 inch .40 version would be? Is all the equipment a lot cheaper for a smaller boat?
Stick with the one you picked out to start with, otherwise, you just won't be happy
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Another option is the Woody 47, it's not a kit, but the plans have been hopping around here for a while. I had someone send them to me, looks like a neat boat for me to take a shot at a bit later on.
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Flabum,
I have some questions about the Woody 47. How would the woody 47 be in ruff water, how does it handle, should I use a stock zen or sikk cause' its so big, any pics, and any other information you know?
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I heard it's a decent boat, have not seen any run in heavy conditions though. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_47...y_woody/tm.htm

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