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Old 12-08-2007, 12:11 AM
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well i have gotten rid of my 48" deep vee hull and now trying to get this pickle fork afloat. i am wondering what i will need the main things are the engine it is a heavy boat , a old one made of wood here are some pics and they are not very good but i will take more on request. thanks arick
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:13 AM
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i am thinking that it is needing a large engine something like .67 maybe larger? if the mounts are made for .67 could i mount a .80 or even .90??? what are the spacing as far as the engine mounting holes , and the with of the engine crank case the same for .67-.90 thanks arick
Old 12-08-2007, 03:02 AM
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that is designed for a .67. Looks like a 1974 Valu-Mart scale hull so there are lots of paint schemes for it
Old 12-08-2007, 01:43 PM
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hydr thank you for your help, from the photos that i can find from a google search of valu-mart the nose and the engine /radio covers are different. i took more pics. and the grey part of the boat was sprayed with rustoleum paint so i am not sure it is even orginal but it does fit tight.

do you think it would be better if i just took off the hardware, sealed it up and retrofitt it with todays setups? i believe the engine mounted straight to the keels(?) the space between them is 83.5 mm the boat is heavy and well built

thanks for your help
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:47 PM
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another question...

i have seen the new type of sand blasting using dry ice they are using it clean antiques of old finish you think it would hurt this hull if i had some one do it for me?

or what other way would be a idea to clean the old stuff out of the engine bay.
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Im pretty new to the RC boating world, but from what i have seen new stuff is better, I guess that goes for about every thing lol, but like i said i am new to the boating world my know how comes from friends and family that have been doing this a long time
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can you just scuff the gel coat up ,primer & paint or do i have to take the gelcoat off ? do i have to have professional do the gelcoating?
Old 12-08-2007, 09:01 PM
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It does look like one of the boats that's similar to the one HJ mentioned. I attached a pic of one on a trailer with the cowl on to show you. There were several hulls that had nearly the same shape and cowl. I've bought one that's in this line. To research this further, here are a couple links. The first is [link=http://www.newtonmarine.com/plans.htm]Roger Newton's plans[/link]. Each number on this page is a link to a plan set, which typically has many variations. In your case, take a look at the boats listed under plan 108. Another useful tool for research is [link=http://Roger's plans list]http://www.jeffkesdesigns.com/newtonmarine/newtonmarine.pdf[/link], which is a PDF index of his plans. If you know the boat you are looking for, start with this file to find what number Roger has it listed under. The third link is the [link=http://namba.com/content/library/scale/namba_mhr.pdf]master hull registry[/link], which is a detailed listing of hulls, their sponsors, and dimensions. This will tell you information about a specific hull, such as that the picture I showed you is the same hull that HJ mentioned, with a different sponsor, and the wing no longer on there.
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can you just scuff the gel coat up ,primer & paint or do i have to take the gelcoat off ? do i have to have professional do the gelcoating?
Gelcoat? Is this a glass or wood hull? Gelcoat is usually only on glass hulls. In looking through the pictures, I would try to remove some of the paint and the stuff coating the inside. It looks like years of accumulated gunk, which probably adds weight. I would probably even remove the stuffing tube, strut, and the other hardware so you can clean it well. If you don't know what kind of paint is on the outside of the hull, I'd remove that too, so you can be sure you've got a stable base coat for whatever you choose to paint it with.
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thank you, it was later that day i did see the 1974 boats. the ones that i was seeing was in the 60s.

would it be okay to mount directly to the hull?

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