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    10 inch boat kit purchased on eBay.
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    πŸ“ 10 inch boat kit purchased on eBay.
    1 month ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Purchase a small boat kit eBay/China ($10.00 USD including shipping offer a different amount).
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wooden-Sailing-Boat-Model-DIY-Kits-...

    This is a laser cut kit and all parts just pop out.
    The planking is also laser cut as you can see in the photos.
    This is just almost 10 inches in long.
    Will cut the bulkheads out to make a floor board for motor and electronics.
    Boat will be powered by 4 AA batteries.
    May make the boat a bit different and put in a smoke stack and a small lying cabin after the large cabin, making all cabins removable to get to the inside.
    I think I may nay one large hatch for the two.
    Will use a servo electronics as a speed control to drive a small motor, ordered very small motors fro eBay/China.
    Had trouble loading pictures as the are in word form so I gave the eBayinfo so you can see the pictures.
    Should be fun.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wooden-Sailing-Boat-Model-DIY-Kits-Ship-Assembly-1-30-Scale-Handmade-Toy-Gift-US/174319740908?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 10 inch boat kit purchased on eBay.
    1 month ago by Skydive130 ( Captain)
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    Will be interesting to see how you tackle the electrics, will follow with interest πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 10 inch boat kit purchased on eBay.
    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    I would strip down a servo and use the motor and the PCB as the speed controller.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by CB90 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Small boat are difficult to get things right, apart from small motors and speed control, I found the most important thing is the battery position as this will be the largest mass it will determine how she floats.
    I tried to modify a small fire boat, all went well until it was underway at speed it would try to imitate a submarine.
    Perhaps I was pushing my luck with two Motors, project on hold.

    Regards
    Roy
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 10 inch boat kit purchased on eBay.
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hope it works out for you. No reason why it should not. Hope we can see pics of her on the water eventually. Although she is a static model, the schooner shown on the Ebay page looks interesting.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: 10 inch boat kit purchased on eBay.
    1 month ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This is basically a smaller version of Naxos that Hecrowell is building. It's a nice design and seems very popular. Look forward to seeing how it goes together.

    Ian
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    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Good luck on the build and do hope you have smallish fingers as I know mine get in the way sometimes.
    Rick
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