|||
Current Website Support
88
Contributors
15
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal πŸ…
Β£10
Β£15
Β£25
Β£50
Subscribe for your gold medal πŸ…
Β£1
Β£3
Β£5
Β£10
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    2

















    Followers
    Cigarette Hull
    by CB90 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Lieutenant)
    πŸ“£










    Click To
    Follow
    6 Posts 5 Replies 13 Photos 9 Likes
    ( Newest Posts Shown First )
    CB90
    Lieutenant
    πŸ“ Cigarette Hull
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 1 day ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Hi All,
    Picked up the Hull today, removed 6 superfluous bolts, removed propeller shaft and the bearing came out the tube, unfortunately theses old shaft were not stainless steel and as the boat had been used in sea water it was rather rusty, I think it will be replaced, Removed the original IC engine mount, which was difficult, but also contained 4 heavy bolts, some wood bracing and the trim tabs.
    1
    CB90
    Lieutenant
    πŸ“ Cigarette Hull
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 1 day ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Hi All, Thanks for the words of encouragement, hope to pick the boat up on Sun 23rd Aug 2020.

    I have a bit of a dilemma about what to do with the power chain, I have 7 surface drive boats already, and my pet hate with them is they don't reverse very well,( get stuck in reeds no way out).
    Currently the boat has subsurface prop and some trimtabs.
    I was considering keeping it sub-surface and using a high torque low revving brushless out-runner, running 22.2v on a 150A Flycolor ESC which woud be efficient and have full reverse:-
    Model: 4250
    KV Value: 560KV
    Maximum Power: 1760W
    Voltage: 11.1-36V (3-8S battery) (ESC is only 6S max)
    Speed: 6000-9000
    No-load Current: 1.5-1.6A (maximum current 80A)
    the above motor will not rev high enough for a surface drive.

    Or another surface drive using the motor below, which would go faster,
    3674 4 Poles 2250KV in-runner Brushless Motor
    MouldBuilder
    Commodore
    πŸ“ Cigarette Hull
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 18 hours ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    I have a Genesis 900 twin hull power boat. It is really fast and good fun to drive. I am glad I am the only one on my river who runs RC boats or I could see total carnage. The Swans and Ducks leave the area when they see me walking it to the river.😁
    1
    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
    Newby7
    Captain
    πŸ“ Cigarette Hull
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canada
    Online: 9 minutes ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Some of the members in the boat club are into fast electrics .
    I think for them it's finding a place to run the boat with enough open water as they fly across the water.
    The boats are fun to watch on the water .
    Good luck with the build
    ianed57
    Sub-Lieutenant
    πŸ“ Cigarette Hull
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 4 months ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    A quick Google of the subject throws up some pretty interesting information. The designer of the original Cigarette boats, Don Aronow, was a bit of a lad and eventually murdered in a drive by shooting.

    Apparently the Cigarette boats were so fast that they were the transport of choice for drug runners. There are many images of Cigarette boats on the internet and you will be spoiled for choice regarding liveries but there are also images of the original Cigarette.

    The owner of Kingston Mouldings retired some years ago. He had a very useful website which had some good information abiut the fitting out of grp hulls.

    Good luck with your model.

    Ian
    2
    CB90
    Lieutenant
    πŸ“ Cigarette Hull
    Flag
    Country: πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ United Kingdom
    Online: 1 day ago
    😊 View Profile
    πŸ’¬ Send PM
    Hi All,
    I have just won this hull on Ebay, a Kingston mouldings Cigarette hull, I have not collected it yet.
    Has anyone, any information on the hull, which is 39.5" x 12.5", so quite big for a speed boat. Any ideas on the original boats paintwork, Kingston mouldings, has be out of action for some time.
    Has anyone a photo of this boat, or one with a similar type of superstructure. I wonder if a couple of drivers could be put in the cabin.
    The restoration project, will involve conversion to electric, new prop shaft, and reconfigure to surface drive. When I get time.

    Regards
    Roy
    5



    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info