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    robbob
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    Hi Lee.
    I would say it's definitely an original Lesro (Les Rowell) Harbour Pilots Boat that's had an I/C engine previously.
    Two of us on this site are building an updated version of this boat from a kit produced by SLEC.
    The suggested motor is a 3536 1000 or 1250Kv brushless with a 2 blade 40mm prop and a 11.1v 3S 5000mAh Lipo battery.
    I'd say that if the wood hasn't been ruined by diesel or Glo fuel it could be rejuvenated quite successfully.
    Robbob.
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    RNinMunich
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    Hi Lee,
    "Any suggestions on electric motor,
    The boat is 35"Γ—12" "
    Sorry, only just picked up on this!
    Since no one else answered that question, here's my two €cents worth.
    With a 3 to 1 length to beam ration the hull was probably not specifically designed for speed.
    More for sea keeping.
    So I reckon something like a 540/550 brushed and 30 to 35mm 3 blade prop running on a 7.2V NiMh or 2S LiPo should do nicely for a scale speed.
    Alternative; a 28XX brushless around 750 - 1000kV.
    A battery of 4000mAh and up and an ESC rated circa 20Amp continuous should give you a running time of an hour or so with little or no risk of anything overheating or need for complicated cooling plumbingπŸ‘ If you want more WHOOOOSH try a 10 cell NiMh or 3S LiPo - but keep an eye (finger tip?) on the motor temperature!
    Hope this helps as guideline.
    Happy restoring/converting. Let us know how you get on πŸ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.;-/ Cheers Doug
    redpmg
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    Hi Joe - try SLEC too

    https://www.slecuk.com/boat-kits
    https://www.slecuk.com/boat-kits
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    Joe727
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    Thanks for a Hughes link!
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    redpmg
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    Meant to say that the closest superstructure Ive seen is my River Tug Luemba - but that would be nonsense as the hull is definitely not a tug - not sure what the original owner was building.
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    redpmg
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    Have to agree with Martin - that cabin does look very similar - closest Ive seen
    Good looking superstructure. Nothing else found in my files either
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    Ianh
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    Here's the link😊😊
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    https://hakits.co.uk/?page_id=372
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    Lee
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    Thank you very much for your help, had a look at some other picture's seems like i have to start making a new cabin.
    Any suggestions on electric motor,
    The boat is 35"Γ—12"
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    Martin555
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    Hi Lee,

    It looks like an HAKits Pilot boat.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    With the bottom rails it looks like a fast hull ( eg a Huntress ) - but the buffers on the sides suggest a work boat not a leisure type - so agree with RH its probably a Pilot Boat or Lifeboat. The superstructure is not one I am familiar with so will have a look through my references tomorrow. The hull looks a little like a stretched Brede , possibly a Liverpool type Lifeboat - but the superstructure is clearly wrong for either of those.
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