If I may be so bold as to suggest that you try for your first attempt an open launch, and opt for a similar hull to the one you already have. with the gas canister hidden in the front compartment, the rudder servo hidden in the rear compartment, and engine servos hidden in a central consul with the ships wheel fitted. lots of nice polished copper and brass on show in a nice hard-wood hull. The TVR 1ABB is around the £250 mark, and a boiler kit would save a small fortune, all nicely preformed and drilled. A bit of food for thought there, and of course nice easy access to everything. Regards, Gary.