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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Basic hull construction completed
    1 month ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice hard work, well done i now usually get a glass fibre hull if i can. Ive run mine with Irvine 40, and 2 different brushless, 2075 kva and 1150 motors and all performed well 3 or 4 cell lipos, go for the biggest capacity 5200`s as the weight is no problem and double your run time. Pic shows latest motor i think its 2900 kva ill try it out soon. I seem to use the Huntsman then take the motors out for other projects

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    ๐Ÿ“ ,huntsman, pursuit, perkassa
    2 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    some pics of brushless motor set ups that seem to work

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    ๐Ÿ“ perkassa
    2 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    renovated 49" very easy to plane with current set up 2075 kva brushless 120 a speedo 45 mm brass prop

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    ๐Ÿ“ Replacement motor
    2 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    I agree but the heavy Surfury blasts along as it should being an off shore racer and much faster than when powered by an Irvine 61 plus it all stays nice and cool. it will take 6 s too but there is no need. The lighter Cigarette is running a 2045 KVA with 120 A speedo both water cooled from HK, running a 45 mm prop on 4 cell again quick runs cool without hassle.
    I run 5s in a Pursuit 1650 KVA with 120A hk speedo, shallow V on 3 bladed bronze prop it goes like stink but not sure motor would take 6 s, so there are lots of combinations that seem to work ok

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    ๐Ÿ“ Replacement motor
    2 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    I run 1100KVA brushless from HK watercooled with 120A watercooled speedo on 4s 5200`s in my Surfury and Cigarette 36" and they belt along with 50mm 2blade Mocom props but you dont have to run it flat out.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Motors
    3 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    Go brushless and let it perform

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    ๐Ÿ“ "Surfury" Stern Name
    6 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    try SHG Marine Jerome moulded a 36" gf hull in the 70`s and he had some decals in stock, depends on your scale of course also had cleats, offset rudder, wheels etc

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    ๐Ÿ“ S.H.G Black tornado
    7 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    im not an expert but dont think either would be out of place, id personally fit the one thats easiest to start. Im sure that Jerome Grainger fitted a 61 Merco or Webra but the hull was new then.

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    ๐Ÿ“ S.H.G Black tornado
    7 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    looks good, not many about now, Meteor 40 should give it speed but not too powerful nor too heavy. Please keep us posted on restoration and show some photo`s of progress.

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    ๐Ÿ“ S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat
    7 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Steve im not sure now regarding motors as they have water cooling cans on but Surfury runs from memory a 1075kva motor Turnigy 160 A speedo watercooled on 2x2s 5200 lipo`s in series ie 14.4volts with 52mm mocom Alum prop approx 3hp. I think the Tornado has approx 2045kva motor same speedo + lipo`s x 50mm nylon prop both do scale speed to as fast as 40/61 IC and look great on our choppy water with just prop and rudder in the water. Both motors will take 6s if you like ballistic? All gear from Hobby king. Try the IC first, post some pics please

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    ๐Ÿ“ S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat
    7 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    If the hull is in decent shape structurally i cant see any problem if you get the balance right it should go well. if you are concerned beef up the mounts or put a bulkhead in it or both. Mine now runs on brushless and moves along quite well. I`m sure Jerome Grainger put a Merco or Webra 61 in his Cigarette in the 70`s.
    I`ve run my Surfury on an Irvine 40 and was pleased with performance and handling, that now runs on a brushless and its quicker. Pics are of Surfury with Irvine 61 which was a bit heavy and my version of the Black Tornado

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Such is life
    11 months ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice boat Kevin. I have a fibre glass SHG Surfury and a SHG Cigarette. There are some pics of them on here. Both now have electric Brushless motors and look realistic on the water.
    I always fancied building a Surfury from the same plan, but the complex rounded hull looked too advanced for my skills or patience but maybe one day.

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    ๐Ÿ“ drivers in model boats
    2 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    A kind gent commented on my goth girls in my Huntsman, i like to models with drivers etc Sindy enjoys her cruising!

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    ๐Ÿ“ variety & fun
    2 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    Fun is the key and we regularly run Club 500 races, there is one at the pool this Sunday 13th @10.30 am. The most fun you can have with your trousers on!

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    ๐Ÿ“ variety & fun
    2 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    couple of pics from our variety of models sailed and from our recent Club 500 inter- club race. Come and join us on Sunday mornings, new members welcome

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Precedent Huntsman 34"
    2 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    goth girls set it off?

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    ๐Ÿ“ S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat
    5 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    Could be good I refurbed an SHG Cigarette to the Black Tornado varient. it had no lid but it was standard 36", now running on lipos. Not as good as my 36" SHG Surfury though.
    Im after another Surfury if anybody has one to sell?

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    ๐Ÿ“ cigarette
    6 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    Andy thanks for your reply,I have actually got a Cigarette hull and set it up as the Black Tornado variant and it looks good. I could be interested in another hull if you have one in reasonable condition & price? 07976 315159 pat

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    ๐Ÿ“ black tornado & surfury
    6 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    work in progress shg surfury, Irvine 61 & shg cigarette/ black tornado 2075 kva, 4 cell lipo

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    ๐Ÿ“ cigarette
    6 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    Looks like a nice model the Graiger hulls are heavy but strong,there was talk that Jerome was going to scale the surfury and cigarette down to use as fast electric scale but Ive not spoke to him for a few months.
    Re crew members Ive had the same problem but look at petes pilots they do a 1/12 scale helmeted head and torso, they look good on surfury Ill post some pics when painted up but waiting for the weather to warm up

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    ๐Ÿ“ cigarette
    6 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Tiggy cat yes I tracked one down, it was in very good condition too, however Ive seen one on ebay recently which looked as new.
    Ive put an Irvine 61 in and am waiting for better weather to arrive before painting it. it is looking good with drivers seated and a little attention to detail.
    thanks for info re cigarette, I may have found one which needs a fair bit of work.
    I would be interested to hear about it or see it with electric power and what setup you have as id like to run one on a brushless motor but seem to get through speed controllers or blown lipos to often, or else its a meteor 60.

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    ๐Ÿ“ cigarette
    6 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    any one In the midlands looking to sell "the cigarette" shgrainger f/g hull?

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    ๐Ÿ“ surfury
    7 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    im still on the lookout for a SHG Surfury. Anyone have one for sale please?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Surfury
    7 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    olly49, thanks for your message, if you want to sell it on call me, or if you can take a mould id be interested. The one I sold 40 years ago had an os engine. Good luck with the project.VORTEX (pat)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Surfury
    7 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI all thank you for your post tiggy_cat, Im very interested in a Surfury as I missed one off ebay last week.
    I had one in 1974, sold it for Aยฃ15 because I couldnt afford the radio gear then.I contacted Jerome some 5 years back,about the mould, but was informed they had sold them a long time ago.
    Please keep me posted as id like an electric and glow version.
    Regards Pat (vortex)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Surfury
    7 years ago by vortex ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI everyone, wondered If anybody has or knows of any one who wants to sell a SHG Surfury? Im looking for one,nostalgia really,
    Any Info would be good, I have the plans but the fibreglass model would be better.
    Im still looking

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