I have spoken to the person who built the boat. It is based on a Vintage model boat company design. It was scratch built and is made of strips of mahogany as I originally suspected. Having looked at the Vintage model company site it most resembles a sea hornet, however another kit may have been available at the time it was made. The strips of Mahogany were the builder making use of the materials they had to hand at the time, hence the vertical strips! The interior is covered in fine fibreglass mesh and 3 thin coats of fibreglass resin. Work on the restoration continues!
Not a problem Muddy we are here to help each other. I am converting all my boats (except my Springer pusher tug) to brushless at the moment. They are more efficient. They cost more but they last longer and prices are dropping more people us them. John.
Hi Muddy, There are small brushless motors. Speed is of course also about your choice of prop. See what happens with the 777 first. If you are still not happy with the performance let me know and I will help you understand brushless motors. John.