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Member No. 3516
Registered 14th Sep 2015
Last Online 12th Dec 2017
City Hobart TAS 7010
Country Australia
Boats in Harbour 6
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 70
Photos Posted 287
Likes Received 189
Likes Given 2
143 Total Posts
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Precedent Huntsman 34"
Type: Pleasure Craft
Vosper Crash Tender
Type: Fire Boat
Blue Vee
Type: Racing Boat
White Vee
Type: Racing Boat
No name
Type: Racing Boat
+1 More
Admiral
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
133 points away from Fleet Admiral!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 48
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 140
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 12
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 120
Blog Response 3 117
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 2
Received Likes 2 378
867 Total Points
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Recent Posts
850 Brushless by canabus Admiral   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Andy Slightly more power with a brushless motor is a no go!!! Brushless motors the same size are far more powerful !!! But, the about same RPM a Turnigy L5055-700kv(500 rpm more on a 4S(14.8 volts) Lipo battery would be a good replacement. Mind you at 1600 watts( about 2 and 1/4 HP) these will used in a large boat like a 46" Vosper Crash Tender or a 46" Sea Queen!!! My move into brushless motors I have found that they are 7 to 10 times more powerful and equal to, if not better than the old IC motors!!! My Sea Hornet, Sea Commander and Huntsman run brushless motors . My Crash Tender is getting the 5055 motor, so it will be interesting to see what it will go like!!

Paper plans by canabus Admiral   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Andy I have received paper plans folded up and the first thing is I roll them and place in a cardboard tube. The tubes are free from carpet places. Canabus

Prop Shaft Grease by canabus Admiral   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi All I was told to use plumber's tap silicon grease, which I have used for 3 years and only regreased once each year. I have added oiler/grease tubes to my rudders as well. Also you can get a silicon spray like WD40, but, with the silicon spray it crawls up the shaft. With the shaft out and the tube cleaned out(pipe cleaner works well for this) a shot of silicon grease in each end of the tube(only small amount). Hold your finger over the other end and install the shaft, this stops the grease coming out as the shaft comes through. A shot of silicon spray down the oiler tube and seal silicon fuel tube sealed off at one end. Canabus

huntsman 46 by canabus Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Pilot I have the Precedent Huntsman 34" hull with the 3648-1450kv, 100 Amp car ESC, 2 blade 40mm 1.4 pitch CNC prop and at present only running on a 3S 5800mah Lipo. I am still working on the cabin and that windscreen. Installed the front, rear, toilet and kitchen windows and frames today. The boat is very quick in the 35-40KPHour mark, so it's not slow. Canabus

huntsman 46 by canabus Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Hi Pilot If you are using 540 can size (35-36mm brushless motor) a 3639-1100kv 800watts, 3648-1450 1600watts or a XK 3674-1900 1769 watts. All run on 100Amp ESCs, but check the maximum voltage they handle. I use car ESCs with the electric fan on top because they run cooler at slow speeds and no water plumbing required. The same with the motors no cooling. Props for these motors 37mm 2 blade or 40-45 mm 2 blade. If you go for a larger motor for a larger prop, a L5055-700kv 1600watts same ESC, but, start with a 2 blade prop about 52mm. Battery a 3-6S 5800mah or more with a C rating of 40 plus. I have used the 35mm motors in 34 to 40" boats, but, for my 46" Vosper Crash Tender I am going to the 5055. To large a prop will cause over heating of the ESC, battery and Motor. A in line amp meter(Hobbyking 9598000004-0) is the one in use. It reads the maximum amps, so for run speed amps slow speed up to maximum as a hit the throttle hard will give you maximum amps. Canabus

Predator (Aeromarine Laminates USA) by canabus Admiral   Posted: 23 days ago
HI mate My outboard is the F3 hornet one. Not the same, sorry. Canabus

Predator (Aeromarine Laminates USA) by canabus Admiral   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Hope you can get spare flex drive cables as Hobbyking do not sell spares !!!! Mine is sitting in bits and the boat is getting converted into inboard with a 4mm flex drive with the original motor or the upgrade motor a 2836-3700kv on 4S. Canabus

46" Firefloat What Motor/Battery by canabus Admiral   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi What type of props are you using(size and number of blades). I see your basic problem is under powered motors and a very heavy battery. I made the big switch over three years ago from brush to brushless motors and to Lipo batteries. With the help on the forum and club members it was a learning curve, but, I would not go back. A 5800mah Lipo battery is in the weight of 450 to 570 grams and would give you a good 1/2 hour run time. A good balance charger and safety bag are the main requirements, also maximum charging for the 5800mah battery is 5.8 Amps(same as the old Nicads). Also a low voltage battery alarm. Your 600 motors can draw up to12Amps !!! Replacement same size motors for your mounts would be 35mm brushless motors, but, you will require two ESCs with a Y connector to run on the same throttle channel. Replacement brushless motors are far more powerful e.g. a Hobbyking 3639-1100kv with a 60Amp ESC on a 4S 5800mah Lipo Battery is 800watts and with two in your boat is 1600 watts!!! Your old motor would in the 100 watt each mark !! I have the same size crash tender, but, with a single brushless motor. I have all the order numbers for the motors etc. and a setup the ESCs if your require. Canabus

Riva boat from scratch built by canabus Admiral   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Check out the cheap shops, I found a few figures in the kids section and second hand boot sales is another source. Wrestling figures also!! Canabus

Motor problem by canabus Admiral   Posted: 30 days ago
HI Richard I drop my prop angle to 9 and 1/2 degrees on my Precedent Huntsman 34" after removing the old IC motor. Running a 35 mm brushless motor on 3S and it's very quick!! More a speed motor than a motor cruiser. Canabus

Most dependable battery by canabus Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Capt Larry I have used the Turnigy and Compact Zippy ones from Hobbyking with no problems for the last three years. Note only charge them at the maximum current equal to the battery capacity, eg 5800 mah = 5.8Amps. Lower Amps is better. Canabus

Windows by canabus Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi All Made the mould for the front windscreen and made the screen in two pieces. The plastic was heated with a heat gun on low. Canabus

Motor problem by canabus Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi I use a Turnigy 180Amp watt meter and power analyzer(part No.9598000004-0) 0-60 volts , size 85 x 42 x 25mm, 82 grams. Requires your battery connectors. Use it in line with the main battery on board the boat. We used it on my mate's Spearfish and got 72.88 Amps on a brushless motor at 37 KPH. Canabus

Prop Shaft Angle by canabus Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
HI AndyG009 The steep angle was to get the diesel motors into the boat. On my Precedent Huntsman I decreased the drive line angle both at the prop and motor ends. The 35mm brushless motor was less diameter than the flywheel of the IC motor. I can still fit a 45mm prop with 5mm clearance, but, using a 40mm 2 blade. I quick test on Saturday and the boat has no problems with prop torque at full speed. I made a little larger rudder, mainly a bit deeper. Rudder control is very good. Canabus

Windows by canabus Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi All Still working on the windscreen. Ran the boat, well the hull, after moving the battery forward on the battery mount rails. Only used a 3S battery, but it sat on the water level at full speed. Turning was very good. The CG is 350mm from the stern if that help any of you setting up a Huntsman. Canabus

drivers in model boats by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
One hot co-driver!!! Canabus

drivers in model boats by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Totally right, a boat without a driver does not look right. Canabus

Windows by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi All Started on all the side, rear and front windows. Installed all the running gear and radio. The windscreen is going to be fun to make in two pieces!!!! May drop it in the water tomorrow for a ballast test and a short run without the cabin. Canabus

Cabin and Rudder by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Novagsio Have not got to that point, making windows and a mould for the windscreen. The screen will be in two pieces, if it works out. Canabus

Cabin and Rudder by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi All Painted the cabin white with blue sides and installing a little larger rudder. Canabus

Deck Finished by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi All The deck is all vanished and onto the cabin. Canabus

FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi All The Flysky and Hobbyking Turnigy IA6 are the same beast. The plug on the back is for both trainer link and software update via special cable. The only problem is the manual does not tell you to hold down the cancel button for about 5 seconds to save your settings. Also you can get telemetry sensors for temperature, voltage and rpm from the receiver back to the transmitter. Canabus

Huntsman fittings kit. by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Novagsio The only place that my help you out is Westbourne model.co.uk, but, they sell to full kit. May sell the fittings kit. The original handrails from my Precedent fibreglass hull are total rubbish, but, I only got with my second hand unfinished boat the air scoops. So I plan on making the hand bow rail and windscreen. My boat is in the BUILD BLOGS on the site. Canabus

More Planking 2 by canabus Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi All Just a few more planks !!! Canabus

More Planking by canabus Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi All Started the easy deck planking!! Canabus

Deck planking by canabus Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi All Started deck planking after finishing filling all the holes in the hull. Canabus

First Run by canabus Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
The gentleman are have abandoned ship and are off tracking after divorce Barbie because they think she would be a good catch what with all KEN"S STUFF !!!!

Last Few Pics by canabus Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi All I hope you all enjoyed the build. Regards Canabus

More Pics by canabus Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
A few more pics.

First Run by canabus Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Guys Well today is the day. CG of the boat at 410mm from the bow and it sits in the water on the waterline. Cruised of at a slow pace with camera man taking pics. Up to 1/3 throttle and up on the plane, nice smooth turns with the rudder. Water flying all over the place!! Up to 1/2 throttle and sitting up nice on the plane. The boat handling as smooth as butter, the spray of water from the boat is about the same as one with spray rails. Pop up to full throttle and well pass scale speed, but by this time the camera man was not keeping up to the job. Totally happy with the boat, but still requires a few bits to finish the job. Enjoy the pics and happy boating. Canabus