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    Just finished the Dumas Typhoon. Looking to build the Mt. Washington Thank you all for your input. I am looking to power it with steam. I have yet to see any one that has done that, no one recommends it. Ther is someone in Great Britian I think has done that, although they had to raise the freeboard by making the hull deeper
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    I use an alloy water-cooled mount in my boats - but I do like your idea and I will try it. The power loss from driving the fan should be quite minimal and it would be nice to find a use for all those prop adapters that do not get used. Where do you buy a fan like that?
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    Hi Steve I was going to suggest as per the others i.e. use your batteries with a brushless motor but if you want to go brushed then something like the MFA 540 should fit the bill. Attached is from the Component Shop. I always reckon you need around 10k. RPM to get decent planing performance. That's the 34" kit isn't it and if so the extra weight of batteries other than LiPos shouldn't be too much of an issue. I don't know of any other builders of that kit on the forums and so it is unlikely that you will find anyone who has gone brushed so there is an element of suck it and see. Chris
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    Built from a kit obtained from the Vintage Model Boat co. A good kit with detailed instructions. One of two down here in Tasmania.
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    Since I got interested in building model boats (well any model building) about 4 years ago my main aim has been to build the classic Faireys; Huntsman 28 and 31 and Swordsman 33. But I also decided I wanted to be a little different, though still sticking with Faireys. One result of this was the River Cruiser and another is this build with one of the main reasons being that it is fitted with a stern drive which I wanted to do at some point. Also as per the name it has a longer cabin and more modern side windows which I like and prefer the overall proportions of the boat. Unfortunately it never went into production which I think was a pity. I started building this a little while ago (surprise, surprise at a scale of 1:12) and got as far as the bath test! I will return to it soon and finish the hardware and electrical installation and progress it to painting.
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    As with my other builds this model is being built at a scale of 1:12. Like the Swordsman there are drawings available but I like to alter things to suit the way I build and so did my own. Also I started building this as the Sport version - no rear cabin and large cockpit which were primarily built for racing. But I sold my big 46.5" Precedent Huntsman 31 (too big and wrong scale!") and so part way through the build decided to convert it to the more common aft cabin version. The Sport looks great but I will have a number of rear cockpit boats in the fleet. As with the other builds with a bit more work it will be ready for painting.
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