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    6 days ago by cdnfurball ( Able Seaman)
    Iโ€™m thinking the 2 part poxyโ€ฆโ€ฆ. But I come to you experienced builders looking for guidance
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    ๐Ÿ“ Glue for ABS - Krick Paula Work Boat
    13 days ago by cdnfurball ( Able Seaman)
    Methyl ethyl ketone is found is abs and pvc cements. My question would one of these cements be better than the other ???? Would using a primer intended for these products be a good idea ?
    I do have a future tug project consisting of a 2 part abs hullโ€ฆ
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    5 months ago by cdnfurball ( Able Seaman)
    Brightwork, nice workโ€ฆ. Iโ€™m working on the same boat.
    5 ply Baltic birch keel & ribs. Basswood planking then wrapped in 3/4 oz fiber glass with bob smith 2 part epoxy. ( cover the sins as well as water proofing )
    Using a brushed 540 motor thatโ€™s approximately 85 turns, 1-1/8โ€ 3 bladed prop. Direct drive. 7.2 v battery. Now, I used a lot of ball bearings and copper BBโ€™s for low ballast and then covered in 2 part epoxy to hold them in place.

    Sounds like weโ€™re building the same size tub here, but mines coming in a lot heavier. After testing in the bathtub, I want mine to sit low in the water giving me less bobbing around.

    Thank you to you and Ron whoโ€™s in this already.
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    6 months ago by cdnfurball ( Able Seaman)
    I have a number of different brushed motors. Cheaper and because itโ€™s not a high performance boat, the brushed can motor seem to be the answer.

    Iโ€™m doing a 1900โ€™s bunker fishing vessel @ 36โ€ Long, weight is unknown. Iโ€™m using a 540 motor at about 80 some odd turns. 2 bladed prop with a diameter of 1-1/4โ€. Moves it along nicely

    But that was after trying different combinations
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    6 months ago by cdnfurball ( Able Seaman)
    I hear what youโ€™re saying these days. The only thing I can really suggest, make it easy to change out ANY components of the drive lineโ€ฆ.. just in case. Too fast, smaller prop. Etc.

    If you come across a chart for: weight, turns, motor size, scale speed etc etc etc. Tell the world !

    Good luck
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    6 months ago by cdnfurball ( Able Seaman)
    I have been down this road myself. I was told itโ€™s trial and error to find the right set up. My questions were: motor size, motor turns, prop diameter, # of blades on the prop and then thereโ€™s pitch tooโ€ฆ.
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