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Name: Bailey Posted 18th Aug 2017 by oscartrain Score: 10
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 28 inches



currently building the Vic Smeed StarBaby.

Name: 1956 Posted 16th Aug 2017 by marky Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 20 inches
Weight: 900 grams



Eezibuild 50+RAF fire rescue boat ,laser cut from 3mm MDF oak decks ,don't know if there was a fire boat numbered 1956 but it was a good year so that's the number decided the fire sign and numbers should be air force blue laser cut from photographic paper ,vents were 3D printed still some finishing touches

Name: fy55 Posted 15th Aug 2017 by basilsdad Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 38 inches
Weight: 12500 grams
Speed: 8 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)
6 Amp/h
120 amp
5A Constant
Motor: 900 12 volt
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 65mm
scratch built from a model boat magaze plan forgot who designed it though. it is built from balsa for the hull sides covered in a pair of the bosses tights before sealing and painting.The stern and deck are ply then painted to seal. all the deck and cabin fittings are scratch built from photoes found on line , the model is an on going projectadding fittings when i am not sailing it.

Name: pt 109 Posted 15th Aug 2017 by basilsdad Score: 7
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 30 inches
Weight: 1100 grams
Speed: 14 MPH
Runtime: 40 Minutes
NiCad (7.2v)
3 Amp/h
twin 20 amp brushless
15A Constant
Motor: 2200kv outrunners
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 30mm
the boat is scratch built , hull is a resized to 30 " from a eezebilt 20" plan. all the deck fittings were copied as good as I could get it from drawings and photos on line. I have only sailed it a few times as it is to fast for my old reflexes to cope with but a joy non the less to build.

Name: The Stinger Posted 9th Aug 2017 by jba747 Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 26 inches



Affinity RG65 adorned with Wasp logo and renamed "The Stinger"

Name: TRENT Posted 8th Aug 2017 by dragon Score: 10
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 35 inches
Speed: 12 MPH
Runtime: 40 Minutes
NiMH (12v)
5 Amp/h
robbe navy
30A Constant
Motor: 700BB Turbo
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 40mm
displacement (18lb)

Name: Hauk Posted 8th Aug 2017 by Rstoteb Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 24 inches



Just started building from plan. So not much information as yet

Name: Cruiser Posted 8th Aug 2017 by Rstoteb Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 45 inches
Weight: 19000 grams
Lead Acid (12v)
7 Amp/h
Electonize

Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Still building! About 85% completed.

Name: Lobster Yacht Posted 29th Jul 2017 by Oyster Score: 9
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 23 inches
NiCad (7.2v)
3 Amp/h

5A Constant
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
nearly done Aeronaut Diva model!

Name: 44 life boat Posted 28th Jul 2017 by GARTH Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches
Weight: 900 grams
Speed: 3 MPH
Runtime: 60 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
4 Amp/h
pro boat
5A Constant
Type: Brushed
Drive: Geared
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 30mm
I built the 44 several years ago & wasn't happy with her as it listed to much on port & starboard turns because the cabin was to heavy so I rebuilt the cabin with lighter plywood started running her at the pond & seems a lot better now.Still needs a little more work with fittings

Name: Precedent Huntsman 34" Posted 24th Jul 2017 by canabus Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches
LiPoly (11.1v)
Hobbyking 100A car

Motor: 3648-1450kv
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 2 Blade X Type
Size: 40mm
I bought it with a Merco 40/electric starter/radio as an unfinished boat. Changing over the brushless electric.

Name: Vosper Crash Tender Posted 24th Jul 2017 by canabus Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 46 inches
LiPoly (11.1v)
Hobbyking car ESC 100A

Motor: L5055C-700kv
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 2 Blade X Type
Size: 50mm
I bought it cheap and in good condition, but with no running, driveline brushes required replacing, a repaint of the deck and uppers and rewire the lights.

Name: Phantom Posted 23rd Jul 2017 by Tica Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 28 inches
Weight: 1000 grams
Runtime: 25 Minutes
LiPoly (7.4v)
2 Amp/h
HK 30 A Boat ESC

Motor: Turnigy D2836 1100kv
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 35mm
Bought it as partly build, and had to take it more or less apart to make it straight. Used a PU glue for the first set of planking, what a mess but it's strong. First trails on water showed that the balance was wrong so have to re-arrange the electronics. Unfortunately the trails also revealed that I had missed something with the sealing (my wife used the same materials for her Classic without any problems) so first of all I'll have to strip parts of the mahogany plating down and redo it :-( before I'll do any thing more on this model.

Name: lady val Posted 23rd Jul 2017 by nutrunner Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches



Drive: Direct Drive
its a fairey swordman used but in very good condition only just bought it so havnt had it on the water yet needs a transmitter receiver wich ill be buying soon i now have the transmitter & receiver so its being synced this weekend and all ready to go

Name: Skimmer Posted 23rd Jul 2017 by Tica Score: 7
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 15 inches
Weight: 500 grams
Runtime: 15 Minutes
LiPoly (7.4v)
1 Amp/h
Robbe air control 819 Lipo

Motor: Speed 400 / 6Volt
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Skimmer built from Model Boat plans back in 2010 (Glynn Guest). I use a 5.5"x4.5" prop. It is hard to control as it tends to skew to the side due to the twist of the drive unit, I think I didn't gave it enough angel of the motor mount. If I was to do another one, I would add small rails on the bottom to give it just a bit more direction stability.

Name: Lightning 46 Posted 23rd Jul 2017 by Tica Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 28 inches
Weight: 1100 grams
Runtime: 15 Minutes
LiPoly (7.4v)
2 Amp/h
Robbe Rokraft 120µ

Motor: Power 600/19
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 2 Blade X Type
Size: 35mm
Old school Robbe kit that I found 2 years ago.Build as intended except for the use of LiPo. I have only tested it with 2S mA >Cell but as the weight is less than half of the intended cell NiCD it performs great. The plan is to get my GPS logger on it. And also to test with 3S mA LiPo.

Name: Palm Beach Posted 23rd Jul 2017 by Tica Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 28 inches
Weight: 1900 grams
Runtime: 15 Minutes
LiPoly (11.1v)
4 Amp/h
Aquastar 120A.

Motor: Roxxy 3656-06 1800KV
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Billing Boat Palm Beach, it comes with a 28mm Kehrer Jet, and suggested motor is a Johnson 700. I bought a adapter and used a BL motor for more power. It's good fun and the only down side is the way to control the jet drive. There are no solution in the box and I have had some challenges to come up with a stable set-up. But hey still lots of fun . Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qBwleXQQ3E

Name: Cheapskate Posted 22nd Jul 2017 by Krampus Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 23 inches
Speed: 15 MPH
Runtime: 45 Minutes
NiMH (10.8v)
4 Amp/h
MTroniks Marine TIO 30

Motor: HPI Racing 1145 Gt 550
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 40mm
Using a modified Lisa M ABS hull made by German firm "Krick", I build this hard top cruiser inspired in American boats from the 1960s and early 1970s. Scratch-built superstructure, cannibalized from previous built "Bugalu", was made out of 2mm and 1.5mm ABS plastic sheets.

Name: Dolphin 16 (19) Posted 21st Jul 2017 by AllenA Score: 7
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 19 inches
Weight: 1100 grams
Speed: 10 MPH
Runtime: 20 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
3 Amp/h
Chinese 320amp
10A Constant
Motor: Graupner Speed 600 8.4v
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 30mm
This is the Meccano Magazine January 1967 issue plan, built in balsa. I didn't do a build blog as the construction is well covered on the net. Started with an A4 plan and used Excel to enlarge it onto 9 A4 sheets. I chose something simple as I haven't built a boat for thirty years. Really enjoyed the build and re-learning how to overcome the problems that always arise. She is oversized being 19" long and having a 7.5" beam. She sits nicely on the water and begins to plane. Will upgrade the the battery sometime. The decking is worktop edge strip pre-glued but in future will use the unglued strips. The cabin was adapted to extend over the whole boat as there was little space for modern electrics. I will add in and out air vents as the motor will need to breathe. Also, the true model should have an upper deck and windscreen and this will be easy to add sometime in the future. Really surprised and pleased with results from aliphatic wood glue. The finish, which I am not completely happy with, due mostly to my own impatience, was achieved with Ronseal multi purpose wood filler, lightweight fibreglass laminate with Eze-Kote. Paint is Acrylics and Marine varnish. The electrics are: Acoms AR 201 Reciever, Servo Acoms AS 12, Cheap Chinese ,supposedly, 320 amp ESC and 7.2v Nimh battery pack. The Graupner Speed 600 8.4v, bought it cheaply some months ago, was already in one of my boxes and you can see the adaptation required to fit it into the boat. All the Acoms controls I picked up at a boot sale including an Acoms Techniplus Alpha Transmitter on 27mhz. Inside I used Hammerite Smooth Gold as I couldn't buy silver. Modern Hammerite is thin and squeamish and took 3 coats to provide reasonable coverage. One final rant I do like the new silicon wires but they are a nightmare to solder to a motor. I think I will use soldered connectors in future. So there we are, first model in 30 years and now so many models to build and so little time. Lessons learned...... don't be impatient.

Name: Patricia Posted 17th Jul 2017 by saga32 Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 33 inches
Speed: 8 MPH
Runtime: 40 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
3 Amp/h
EZRUN 18A
10A Constant
Motor: KedaTR2837/18 KV830
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 50mm
1950,s. Scratch built. Hull based roughly on a Cris-Craft speed boat which lived in the field beside Jimmy Laird's house. Wooden built mostly 1/16 Obechi. First motor, geared Taycol with horseshoe magnet. Homebullt 27MHz galloping ghost steering only

Name: HMS Juno Posted 15th Jul 2017 by lindsay Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 29 inches
Speed: 3 MPH
Runtime: 40 Minutes
Lead Acid (6v)
1 Amp/h


Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 15mm
It started off as a model from a BBC hobby magazine. Stand off scale. I decided to try to make it better so bought an Airfix kit and scaled up the dimensions to suit. it was my first radio control model with a Mcgregor 2 channel radio and a resistance speed controller attached to a servo. the photo was taken at Queens Park Glasgow in 1990 although the model was built in the 1970,s I no longer sail her as age has made her somewhat delicate. The hull is Balsa plank on frame covered with Tissue Paper Doped and painted.

Name: Midwest Cranberry Isle Posted 14th Jul 2017 by Grandpa Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
NiMH (7.2v)


Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project.

Name: Miss Marilyn Posted 14th Jul 2017 by Larry73 Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 42 inches

Chriscraft Corvette

Props: Twin Propellors
Not completed need advice on what engines to put in it as this a 1955 boat

Name: Experimemtal Posted 11th Jul 2017 by tysonyoung Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 72 inches
Speed: 11 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)
7 Amp/h


Type: 3 Blade
Size: 50mm
Ebay Purchase. Originally a test tank model. Pumped water ballast no rudder or keel. Now fitted with lead fin ballast plus 2 7ah gel cells. and auxiliary motor. Sailing rig "A" class . 72in long 32 in beam .Hull strip wood deck fibre board. Sail winch and heavy duty rudder servo fitted. Design guess work !! Note picture of setting up rudder. 3 years work.

Name: M.V. Conserver Posted 8th Jul 2017 by Welshsailor Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 29 inches
Weight: 5000 grams
Speed: 3 MPH
NiMH (7.2v)
5 Amp/h
Mtroniks Viper 15

Motor: Electronize 545-12
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 45mm
Model Slipway kit of a full size buoy maintenance/survey vessel still working out of Leith harbour, Edinburgh. Maiden voyage took place a week ago, it still needs work to finish it. It performed really well with a very tight turning circle.

Name: Al Khubar 2 Posted 8th Jul 2017 by Welshsailor Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 30 inches
Weight: 8000 grams
Speed: 4 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (6v)
7 Amp/h
Action Electronics P94 combined twin controller/mixer unit

Motor: Torpedo 500
Type: Brushed
Drive: Geared
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 50mm
This is a Model Slipway kit, of one of 3 actual tugs produced in 1976 which worked in the Middle East. Numbers 1 and 2 were sunk during the Gulf War. Number 3 has been converted for dredging work in the UK and still in use under name of Flatholm.

Name: Laurel ll Posted 4th Jul 2017 by Kipper Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 32 inches
Weight: 2200 grams
Speed: 5 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)
4 Amp/h
Viper 10 / Mtroniks
5A Constant
Motor: Mabuchi 555
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 35mm
Stood on a shelf for a number of years before purchase, planking dried out & sprung at the bow, leaking along both sides. Repaired & equipped with new motor & electrics over the winter.

Name: Dutch River Posted 4th Jul 2017 by Kipper Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
Weight: 11800 grams
Speed: 10 MPH
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Lead Acid (12v)
7 Amp/h
Viper 15 / Mtroniks
10A Constant
Motor: Mabuchi 555
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 60mm
No bow thruster fitted, with tanksteer & twin rudders she spins on her own axis.

Name: NorStar Wave Princess Posted 3rd Jul 2017 by AllenA Score: 6
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches
Weight: 3200 grams
Speed: 10 MPH
Runtime: 25 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
3 Amp/h
Chinese 320amp
20A Constant
Motor: Graupner Speed 600
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 2 Blade S Type
Size: 35mm
Built in 1980s restored and RC fitted 2017. Kit built from ply. Graupner 12" prop, MacGregor Digimac 3 controller with MacGregor MR23A receiver converted to JST connectors and Carson Reflex servo to brass rudder

Name: M12 Posted 2nd Jul 2017 by Grandpa Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 45 inches
Weight: 7200 grams



More to come with photos out of the water. Uses One Meter Soling Rig and Sails. Design of hull/rudder/keel is to sail in the weeds.


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