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14th Oct 2018
Last Online
29th Nov 2018
Gordon-B

Member Stats
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Member No. 5233
Registered 14th Oct 2018
Last Online 29th Nov 2018
City Oban
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 4
Photos Posted 5
Likes Received 3
Likes Given 6
5 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Tarpon
Type: Other
Petty Officer
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
17 points away from Chief Petty Officer!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 8
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 8
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 6
Received Likes 2 6
33 Total Points
Good Conduct Medal
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Recent Posts
Tarpon hardware help by Gordon-B Petty Officer   Posted: 28 days ago
Looking for more help please. I have settled for the Graupner Speed 600 8.4 Volt (4.8-9.6V) with the Mtroniks TIO Marine 30 Amp ESC driving a 3 blade brass 35mm prop. I need advise on what size of NiMh pack to use and will it be under propped with the 35mm 3 blade?

Tarpon hardware help by Gordon-B Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Steve, my choice would have been lead acid, but the boat is to be a present for my son. He works abroad for long periods and I recon a lead acid would go flat beyond recovery. So my choice now is a NiMh Pack SubC of 9.8 or12V, minimum 5000mah in case he blows hiself up using LiPo's. I want the boat to have a speed around a brisk walking pace. Thank you again for your reply.

Tarpon hardware help by Gordon-B Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Here are the data charts for the 2 motors I purchased, which one would you recommend? I could send one back! 😉

Tarpon hardware help by Gordon-B Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Need help in selecting and matching motor, battery, ESC, prop etc. for my 1958 Tarpon scratch built from MM 494 plan. I am years out of date with the hobby and a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing! I have purchased a Graupner Speed 600 8.4 Volt (4.8-9.6V) and an Mtroniks Speed M600 12 Volt. I also purchased the Mtroniks TIO Marine 30 Amp ESC . Please advise if I am on the right track and which motor to use. Also need help on prop and battery selection. Thank you, Gordon

Tarpon by Gordon-B Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/1000g Tarpon Single Propellor Direct Drive to a Graupner Speed 600 8.4 Volts Controlled Through Mtroniks TIO Marine 30 ESC - Comments: Scatch built in 1959 from MM 494 plan, laid up till 1985 and now, 2018 being given a new lease of life (I hope)!. Some details are void as I need advice on what prop and battery to select.