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    Typhoon
    by pressonreguardless ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Boat Length
    42" (106.68 cm)
    Motor Type
    Brushless
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Single
    Max Amps
    70A
    Battery Type
    NiMH
    Battery mAh
    5Ah (5,000 mAh)
    Prop Type
    3 Blade
    9 months ago
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    Typhoon Build, Finished Product
    Mack Products, Water-cooled 4 Pole Brushless Motor 3660-4P1500
    Mack Products Water-cooled Brushless/Sensor less-ESC 7189 Speed Controller
    Ram Products Bilge Pump
    Mack Products Lighting (Bow, Port, Starboard, Stern)
    Not happy with the windshield. The original owned by Edsel Ford had no Windshield.


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    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I know the feeling.
    It took 14 coats to achieve a finish close to what I wanted. Still not 100% Happy.
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    8 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi shipmate thanks for the reply, my Riva is about 75% finished, interior all done some LED lighting fitted but l just cant get the glass like finish l want. I,m just completing some repairs to my wave princess when thats done I,ll have another go.
    stay safe, jim.
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    8 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I used a Pettit Product called Lust.
    Would not use again. Would use Pettit's Captains Varnish.
    Sounds like dust might be your problem.
    I always lightly wipe done with a Tack rag immediately before varnishing
    even then it is difficult to eliminate all dust
    I would love to see your Riva finished๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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    8 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi shipmate, can l ask what type/ make of varnish you were using im trying to finish of my riva, l must have coated it at least six times and rubbed it back down six times l was unhappy with the finish always looked as tho it had fine grains of dust or something in the dried varnish.
    can l throw it out to one and all who,s make of clear varnish is the best l know that may be a very debateable topic but You cant have a Riva or chriscraft varnish finish looking speckled.
    Stay safe everybody. Jim
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    9 months ago by seafarer ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks,I don't think I ever got past 6,I should have had more faith !
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    9 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    HI Doug,
    I am hesitant to put her on the water until I have appropriate retrieval method (Small Boat)
    Will Post when it is Done๐Ÿ˜Š
    But She Floats, might be not enough room to get on plane๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon
    9 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Many Thanks!!
    14 coats of brushed on varnish sanded with 400 grit between coats. Final coat brushed on.
    If I sprayed the final coat I would have to rub it out. To me a brushed on coat should come out like glass
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    9 months ago by seafarer ( Master Seaman)
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    Fantastic finishing, well done and nicely presented. What was your procedure for obtaining the varnish finish.
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    9 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thank you all for your kind words!
    Once I saw the Typhoon I had to Build Her
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    9 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Well I'm lost for the right words, that's one fantastic looking model.
    Be proud shipmate, you've excelled with your skill and detail finish.
    Cheers Colin.
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    9 months ago by ChrisG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fabulous model, very impressed at the detailed finish.๐Ÿ‘
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    9 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wow! What a beautiful boat. I am sincerely humbled by some of the folks on this site. Gives me a level of excellence to strive for.
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    9 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    You are right with your statement making a "silk pure out of a sow's ear" (one of my favorite sayings) When completing this model you have to use you own judgement and experience in interpreting the instructions for a successful build.
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    9 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Perfectionism is a dangerous affliction Por.
    After a certain point any further fiddling can only make things worse ๐Ÿค”
    Be very happy with what you have achieved - Lip lickin' good ๐Ÿ˜‹
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon
    9 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thankyou Doug!
    it took 14 coats of brushed on varnish to obtain the final finish.
    Still not completely happy, but I had to stop.
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    9 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    WOW! Slurp slurp drooool ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‹
    What an immaculate model.
    Superb workmanship Presson๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    If that came from a Dumas kit it just goes to show that
    You CAN make a silk purse from a sow's ear - given the right skills and talent.
    Very well done Sir.
    Will we get to see her performing in her element?
    Or don't you want to put her into that 'orrible mucky wet stuff
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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