My Gina was a little tender in the water.When you get yours ready do a sail in calm weather.We had to take down the mainsail but in the wind she was still leaning and taking water on the deck.One member commented that it looked so real with the water coming out of the scuppers.No water was noticed when I brought her in to check the innards.
I may get it ready for the water again but I'm refurbishing a ship for a friend of mine and powering up a model for my daughter and her husband.My Gina 2 I can take the full deck off to gain access to the innards.This is a great help.
[Score: 8/10] Twin Propellors (4 Blade) Direct Drive to a 2-550 motors (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 50amp ESC - Comments: This is a Graupner Premium Line.I wasn't happy with the universals and plastic 3 bladed props.Replaced the universals and changed props to 4 bladed brass.Also changed the prop shaft to a threaded 4mm shaft which I happened to have in my spares.She runs a lot better now with these changes.Still to come is lighting and sound.
[Score: 8/10] 21" Micro Magic - Comments: I aquired it from a member in our club.It came with 2 extra sails.It is a nice boat to take along especialy when you just want to relax by the pond side.Easy sailor.
[Score: 6/10] 20" Gina 2 Single Propellor (3 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive to a Robbe 300 Slow (3 Blade) - Comments: Billings kit.I started it in the early 80's.I lost interest in it and my Dad finished it.Now the boat is retired to being a static model.It does have operating lights installed.
[Score: 8/10] 37" Jersey City Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Geared to a MFATorpedo500 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Tazer12 50amp ESC - Comments: Dumas Kit.It still needs lights installed and sound.
[Score: 9/10] 18" Carol Moran Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a kv893 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through unknown ESC - Comments: Dumas kit.Runs great but the torque is trmendous.Have to offset the torque.