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slick2500 - 6.27.17, 11:27 pm Post #51: | Reply With Quote
My Googlefoo pulled off some good info on that boat is it a 1/10th scale replica of a 1929 Chris Craft Typhoon. So far I have found 2 different companies that made them, Imex, and Dumas. The Dumas version was called the Michigan. And Tower Hobbies still sells it. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXE364&P=8
I also found a thread on rc groups where someone built this kit, it would take me years to do it lol.
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Habanero - 6.28.17, 7:56 am Post #52: | Reply With Quote
You have no idea lol.

I messed up and at one point- I sanded through a plank so I had to go back and do that whole section over.

Crazy sanding to get it all smooth, then when you fiberglass the hull you have to do it AGAIN - sand the epoxy down smooth again.

The final part of finishing the hull was my favorite when you lay the mahogany planks down... you sometimes have to shape them to fit and when you do it - very rewarding. Guessing 300 hours into this one.
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slick2500 - 6.28.17, 4:12 pm Post #53: | Reply With Quote
I had no idea it was mohogany I thought it was balsa or fake wood.
I did get a short video of the boat yesterday before it stormed, and you weren't kidding when you said that it wasn't that fast.


(watch this on YouTube for more options)

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Habanero - 6.28.17, 4:50 pm Post #54: | Reply With Quote
The inner core of yours is fiberglass with mahogany planks on the outside.

Mine just above is a DUMAS - like the Michigan one you mentioned in your post- those are a hardwood frame with sintra over that (or balsa) then mahogany planked over all that. Then the whole shebang is fiberglassed.



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Habanero - 6.28.17, 6:58 pm Post #55: | Reply With Quote
My favorite boat action pic

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slick2500 - 6.28.17, 10:50 pm Post #56: | Reply With Quote
I need to get guy to drive my boat. I wonder if my mom still has my G.I. Joes in her attic.
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Habanero - 8.06.17, 1:48 pm Post #57: | Reply With Quote
Just renovated this so was a little disappointed to see a little water in there. The propshaft corroded a little and has some pits maybe that is the problem.
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Habanero - 8.06.17, 2:26 pm Post #58: | Reply With Quote
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Habanero - 8.16.17, 7:25 am Post #59: | Reply With Quote
I've been wanting to upgrade the esc on this so I can use lipos. It just dawned on me I have one- from a crashed plane.
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lsear2905 - 8.16.17, 1:28 pm Post #60: | Reply With Quote
Habanero said
I've been wanting to upgrade the esc on this so I can use lipos. It just dawned on me I have one- from a crashed plane.
That's a beautiful boat!
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