💬 Sea Trials and mods.
Wow Robbob, I have just seen the video
of your Crash Tender. She is amazing. Looks great on the water. I just love the way these hulls sit on the water. Virtually no roll at all, it's as if they are glued to the waters surface. The Aerokits Crash Tender was my very first boat back int 1959, it was my 9th birthday present and my father and I started to a build
. But he wasn't happy about build
ing the original kit straight outright. As our first ever build
, he brought home broken down tea chests and orange boxes and he got me to draw round all the parts
and he went on to cut each piece out with a nice new fretsaw. So as the first one went together and it seemed to go well then the Aerokits one followed on. He then bought me a ED Hunter 3.46cc Diesel engine
for my Christmas present that year. I say he I should say my parents both bought them for me. Sadly I never got to have radio control
in it. I was weird as we went on to build
another five in all. One was given to my younger brother, his had a Taycol Standard in it, and I had the job of taking the accumulator to the local model shop
to have it charged up as we never had a charger
for it. I think they used to charge something like a shilling each time it was done. The other five that we built
he actually gave away to friends and one even went to the milkman. I still have a 34 and a 46 inch still new in boxes. The 34" is an original that Was Released in 1994 by Aerokits on the 50th Anniversary and the 46" is a VMW kit. I have a 46" to refurbish
and have scaled one down and built
a 28" in Balsa wood. As well as a 46" PT 109 with a 26cc in her that also sits on the water the same way. Sorry to waffle on it just brings back old memories. I'll leave it there. I just love your Build such detail.