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Hello, all! Before I commit too much time to research and nail biting, I thought I would ask on here if anyone has a jet drive they need to sell.....one big, or two small would do. Long shot I know, but I hate the phrase "I wish you'd said something, I have one..."! Thanks in advance, Brian.
Thank you, kind sir. Mine is 79" long by 12" wide......which makes me think it's quite an old one,......I have a lovely PDF sent to me,...see above , which also bears no resemblance to my measurements! I am in touch with some 10 Rater specialists in London, who I hope can help identify this boat's design. I can always make a rudder, as you say, I'll not be racing the boat. I am familiar with the AMYA, having raced America's Cup boats in Texas while I was living there,.....here is a photo of "Oracle", favourite.
Just downloaded it, as per instructions, thanks a lot. Now, if I can find a rudder without having to build or go brand new, life would be complete!! I thought I had a spare "America's Cup" rudder, but it's hiding somewhere... Thanks again.
Apologies in advance if this posts twice! I thought it went through before,.....but..... I now have this lovely boat, (A 10 Rater, I believe) No rudder, sails, rigging, or booms. Can anyone shed light on whether I have correctly identified it, and maybe someone recognises the name? Looking for spares to restore her to the water. Regards, Brian.
I know this will sound very basic to experienced members, but my question is; If I want to use an "MTroniks" Viper Marine ESC, which is rated at 12 volts, and a similarly rated brushed motor, how can I easily get 12 volts out of two 7.2 NiMh battery packs? As you can surmise, my electronics expertise is zero. Brian Hill.
[Score: 9/10] 42" Chris Craft Triple Cockpit Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 50mm) Direct Drive to a Torpedo 850 (2 Blade S Type) Powered by NiMH (14.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 24V Viper HV ESC - Comments: Brought with me from the USA, where it was built in a garage.....I stored it in air conditioning, so some planks have warped and distorted,....still functional and runs very well with the big engine.
[Score: 5/10] Single Propellor Geared - Comments: This is the next project.......I think it is an old Tamiya hull,....fitted with an "Haribo" single prop, scale copy of a Volvo 280 outdrive (Zed drive).......and I am seeking input on how to power it. UPDATE!........The "Haribo" "Zed" drive is for sale! Check with me if you can use it......very rare, and quite expensive, but I thought I'd offer it here, if that's allowed?
I recently acquired this lovely boat off eBay,...she cleaned up nicely, and runs quite beautifully since I re engined with a Torpedo 850, on 14 volts. Now, I would love to know is this is a one off, or a kit? The build quality and layout would suggest a kit, but what do I know? I'm sure the massed wisdom on this site can provide me with a clue... Overall length; almost 50" Any ideas? Brian.
OK,......it's time to take the plunge! I have a 40" Chris Craft triple cockpit that needs recommissioning, and feel it's time to go "brushless", partly because the shallow angle of the prop shaft means I want as small a motor as possible. I can't seem to make sense of power/Kv,...etc., so I wondered what the massed expertise on this site would suggest? From period photos, I am unsure whether this is meant to be a planing hull design or not, the boats seemed to be ploughing rather than planing, or is it just a matter of sufficient thrust? Any answers would be helpful, thanks.
Happy New Year, everybody! I am just finishing up a repaint/refurb of an Aerokits 46" fireboat. It had so much old paint that I used a lot of stripper.........bad news Is that I didn't realize the portholes were plastic...! As I have no other fittings, Is there a kit of fittings available for that model? Or will I have to research from photos, etc? Thanks In advance for any help.
Hi,Dave, Thanks for the comments. I researched and bought an "Electronize" FR15HVR-AN speed controller from the extremely helpful guys In Sutton Coldfield. The boat Is weighing In at about 10lbs all up, and running a 45mm prop. The ESC comes with some neat features, such as adjustable speed range, variable frequency range, and preset neutral, and I will be starting off very cautiously, I'll probably turn the throttle speed trim down after set up, and tape It there!! And If all else fails, I can Invest In two slightly heavier 6 volt lead/acid batteries. I may not make Chasewater this weekend after all, but maybe the one after. Thanks again for the help. Brian.
I am working on putting an MFA Torpedo 850 In a "Dumas" Chris Craft triple cockpit 40", but for weight distribution It would be easier to run off two 7.2 NiCads, for 14.4 volts. The motor spec says "12 volts".........will It take 14.4, or am I looking at a meltdown situation? Any Ideas much appreciated. Brian.
Lovely model, good for you! Do you have bow thrusters also? I just did the New York/Southampton crossing on QM2, and have a bunch of photos, If any might be of use...? I can't wait to see a video. Brian.
Thanks for all this precious Info. I built my Sea Scout from a kit In 1970, as soon as I left school. It Is the only wooden boat I have ever undertaken, and my building skills were minimal! So, here I am 40 years on, trying to refit the boat, with no Idea what I should be doing for motor/gearbox/prop set ups. I'll keep watching, and learning, but, In the mean time would welcome any suggestions.