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 £2.50 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.