Response by Gregg
on the 7 years ago
HI Arthur, To be perfectly honest, the motor setup In this boat would not give the full potential for a tamar, as the Taymar has a "planing hull" and Is more suitable for brushless motors to get Its optimum speed out of It and for It to handle as It should.
if you prefer to us It at a slower speed, then please read my build blog thread on this site as all the details are given In It.
the Mersey and Tyne clases use older hull technology and are "non planing types", not designed for high sea speeds so to speak, so use lower revving motors, whereas the Taymar,Trent, Arun and Severn classes are by design a hull capable of higher speeds, where a normal "brushed" motor would not do justice. I did see someone modify their Trent and retro fit an I/C engine, but with only a single prop, the underside looked crap not having the twin props you would expect.
The motor/prop/battery and esc setup Is of prime Importance before you consider the build Inside the hull as It all has to be planned out to ensure correct weight balance, so think deep and long and hopefully you wil gte It right.
Weight Is also of prime Importance, use too much In the way og brass fittings and the boat will hardly move or give very short battery running time as the motors are working too hard pushing the weight as the hull Is too low In the water. this bit of Info was given to me when I bought the hull for my build, by the supplier and by following his words of wisdom, Ive got a Mersey that moves like It should. Brass Is great for fine details but It carries a lot of weight too, so In some areas, you have to forgive details for weight and use plastic Instead, try not to use too many wooden batterns as again,..... weight.
I can give you as much "guidance" as I can during your build, no problem, but suggest you speak to the kit supplier and see what they recommend for their hull, afterall, they will of tested It and no doubts many other buyers have too and told the supplier of their performance.
Well you've certainly grabbed my attention, sound ON definately does It for me, my wife said It wasn't a model but a clever photographer using a real boat.ha ha ha.
Keep on sailing your doing a great job.
Response by peep31
on the 7 years ago
many thanks for your reply gregg I will take all what you have said onboard I will keep you Informed on my success when I get my kit,once again many thanks,please have a look at my 60inch crash tender In the build blog and see what you think not yet been In water yet to try this one out