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    Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    5 Photos ยท 19 Likes ยท 10 Comments
    Boat Length
    48" (121.92 cm)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Single
    Battery Type
    LiPo
    Battery mAh
    5Ah (5,000 mAh)
    Prop Size
    40mm
    Run Time
    50 min
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac
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    I purchased this scale boat back in 2021 from an old gentleman who has researched, designed and scratch built it ( and many others ) to represent an actual boat that was located in Pine Island Florida.

    It is powered by a water cooled brushless motor. Battery is a 2S ( 7.4 v ) LiPo battery ( a 3S was way too much for it ) and it is still very fast. I run it at scale speed and the duration approaches an hour run time ( including headlights. I also have an FPV camera which I use occasionally. It is solid in the water and handles waves well. Just a fun ship.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Unfortunatly, the real boat was destroyed during hurricane Ian in 2022.


    Isaac

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chum444 ( Midshipman)
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    Boat looks some fine. A shame itโ€™s inspiration was destroyed. Been to Pine Island many times. Ian was devastating for the residents. I havenโ€™t been back since the storm & admittedly Iโ€™m hesitant. Olde Fish House gone; no idea if Jug Creek Marina survived.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    I added a dedicated water pump for extra cooling of the motor. It was running continuously when the boat was powered. However, at the scale speeds I run, it was not really needed. So I removed it. However it is easily plugged to any port on the receiver.

    For now, I rely on the water scoop in back of the propeller to cool the motor and the ESC.
    ๐Ÿ‘

    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Most times I do not like the modern fishing boats but this one is excellent! Nice lines and work details really bring it to life. Great pity that the prototype was lost so dramatically.

    I think I may be jealous!
    Roy
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Thanks for the reply Isaac.
    I'm glad that the question was useful to you (even if unintentionally, hahahaha) in discovering a problem.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    It was a good thing that I was asked about the propeller size by Alessandro.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


    When I turned it over to measure, I notice multiple locations where the fiberglass and wood joints separated.๐Ÿ˜

    I just epoxy repaired it all. I will then touch up with black paint ( that is the color of the bottom ).๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘



    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Very nice boat! It looks great on the water. Nice find .....
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    the prop is two bladed measuring approx 42 mm in diameter ( or 1.65 inches ).



    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Excellent purchase Isaac.
    I really like it and you entered all the data. Excellent.
    The only thing missing is the diameter of the propeller, are you able to tell me?
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    I also use this boat as a camera ship.

    Loaded with two GOPRO cameras taking videos fore and aft.


    Some snapshots taken from the boat here:๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž



    Isaac
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Shrimp fishing boat Capt CJ
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Warrant Officer)
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    Picture of the actual boat



    Isaac



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