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Old 01-08-2024, 03:00 PM
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afraid not. I sanded on it a lot today.
With the holiday I thought id get it done but I've just been busy and its been on the back burner. Hopefully I can get these last cpl coats of clear on over the next cpl days.
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Old 01-14-2024, 09:05 PM
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Well it all fits. Stuffed it in but it fits

Alright. Still need to get another coat or two on the very bottom but this is how it's turning out. This is clear coating or "gel coating" as they call it. It's a 2 part clear coat or cast epoxy than you water it down 50/50 with high percent alcohol or denatured alcohol.
pain stakingly timely and also take a lot of effort and work. Patience too if you don't have.
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Old 01-14-2024, 09:11 PM
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Need a dob of silicone on the top deck when I hook the motor up. About it. I might add some to the holes on the plastic reciever and esc container too to eliminate any chaff.
some velcro is needed for the battery and water box. About it. Than the power!
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Old 01-28-2024, 08:01 AM
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Have you got this thingy wet yet?
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Old 01-29-2024, 03:26 PM
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Nope. Lol.
hopefully got the last coat of clear on the bottom last night. Gonna check it tonight. See how it turned out.
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boats done. Haven't floated it yet. Haven't ran it yet. The esc I'm having a hard time calibrating.
Working lot lately so haven't taken it to the local rc shop yet.
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Old 02-17-2024, 06:05 PM
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Looks really good. Don't get your digits in that prop. I put a shroud on mine. Call me a wuss if you want.
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No I get it. I was gonna make one but already so much effort into this. A lot of work making a model rc boat. Even more a wood one. Even more waterproofing that wood! Lol.
I might make out of chicken coop wire and some metal rod. Might be square and ugly but will be functional. Fit, form, and function. Lol

The one I was gonna make would work but would make changing props diffricult. It would be permanent and I need something removable. Ty bud! Lots of work.
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Old 02-20-2024, 09:32 PM
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Still need 3 dobs of silicone and a little bearing grease for my push rod on the rudder so the rubber and metal slides nice and smooth. Lol.
might be shelving till next park flood at this rate. Lol. Hopefully get the prop going this weekend time.
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local flooded dog park was all dry so I ventured out to the lake. Boats slow. Hard to get up on a plane unless full blow.
gonna put a cpl washers under the top motor mount bolts to aim it down some.
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Old 03-02-2024, 12:57 PM
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Washers under the top[ motor mount screws will push the nose down making it harder to get it on step. Might have to go to a higher kv motor setup or more cells. What motor is that? mine had an os 20 on it and would plane up pretty well but wasn't really fast on water. Hauled ass on ice, though. It would blow over backwards on ice. More power!!!! You always need more power.
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Ya its a 1000kv. I already got a 1500kv to swap it with. It's here now.
the instructions said to do that. Why I mentioned it. Said it would improve it. I'll see if I still have the instructions.
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Can always go to a 1700kv to 2k-2300kv if I need to.
the motors are cheap surprisingly. The nicer hw airplane escs aren't bad either so upgradeable later.
Glad it floated and stayed dry inside the main compartment.
I'll try and get a video of it with this new motor.
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Well this is wierd. Awkward. Boats already got a 2200 or 2300kv motor on it!
ordered some 3 blade props. I cut this one down a bit thinking it was expanding on full rotation but I think it's just vibration I'm getting.
Thinking I'll up the esc Amp and or add a different battery with more "c" rate or more discharge rate.
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Old 03-05-2024, 02:40 PM
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Tim Allen gives good advice on subjects like this.
The hull design on that boat has a ton of surface friction so it's going to take quite a bit of hp to see any big speed. I had an os 20 on mine and only got 15-20 mph on water. That seemed ok, though. Didn't feel like it needed to go faster. With that much motor weight up high like that if I shut the throttle too much when I was turning it felt like it would roll over. Gotta think ahead.
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