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    Mary Ann by Billing
    by roycv ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Warrant Officer)
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    Griss
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    Honesty best policy
    roycv
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    Hi Dave it is sheer laziness on my part I have over 40 model boats and yachts apart from other builds for others and restorations.
    I am off to Australia at the end of the month for 5 weeks and hope to have a lazy time so might put my mind to putting some piccys up.
    Thanks for taking the interest though.
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    Roy
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    dave976
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    Sounds like a good find. Many ships had similar hull shapes so I am not surprised Billing chose to model different vessels with similar hulls,
    I bought four of those small ESC from Bangood last autumn and they were really cheap. Not sure about the current capability but they ran a speed 600 at 12v without problem and I believe mine also worked in reverse. Not tried on the lake but I have a small cabin cruiser that I intend to use as a test so I was very interested to hear about your experience.
    Be good to see your fleet on the water - would look really impressive
    Cheers
    dave 976
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    roycv
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    Hi all this is what you might call an odd getting together. Probably about 40 years back I bought a Billing Cux 87 model boat kit in a sale and I also had a Mary Ann fittings kit and I wanted to convert the Cux to a Mary Ann.
    This was brought to mind by the Fiffie posting which is a similar looking hull. I put together the frames on the keel and then it got left as the RC was a bit of a problem.

    Leaping forward to a few months ago we had a club auction and a Mary Ann seemingly complete with fittings was bought by me for a ludicrously small amount.
    When home I checked the contents against the web site and there were just 2 sheets of printed wood missing and these were the frames and keel and deck.

    I checked out the Billing Mary Ann and Cux 87, Billing version, on the web site and noticed that the hull and keel used exactly the same printed sheets, with the same code numbers. So Mary Ann and Cux 87 have the same hull!

    So my started Cux hull will be finished with a Mary Ann kit. All the fittings are brass, shame about the new ones being wood etc. Makes some of them very delicate.

    I have 2 Mary Ann's already, one sailing and one 95% done, sailed and tested but leaks although this has been sorted, so looks like I shall have my own fishing fleet soon.

    I am using monoperm motors replacement prop tubes and propellors with a very small esc, just a pcb the size of a large postage stamp with a rather high rating of 20 amps, I paid ยฃ2.50 for them but they have gone up a lot now.
    Current is about 1 amp on 7.2 volts and they run forever! If you use these esc's they have a brake which can be turned off with the smallest switch mounted on the pcb that I have ever seen.
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    Roy
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