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I want to build a boat from scratch under $100. Any tips? thanks
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This is about all you are going to get, its close with all the electronics they have.
http://zippkits.com/~zippkits/index....roducts_id=498
$100 for a whole boat you are kind of dreamen sorry.
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Originally Posted by roadrashracing View Post
This is about all you are going to get, its close with all the electronics they have.
http://zippkits.com/~zippkits/index....roducts_id=498
$100 for a whole boat you are kind of dreamen sorry.
Sorry i think you misunderstood
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What kind of boat and whats a total budget, build a hull for $100 might be likely.
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Originally Posted by roadrashracing View Post
What kind of boat and whats a total budget, build a hull for $100 might be likely.
I want to make it myself, build the frame and all. From scratch
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electric I take it?
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electric I take it?
yes
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so are you against a wood kit?
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so are you against a wood kit?
I dont want a kit. I want to buy materials and build it. either foam or balsa most likely. i want it fast rather than look good
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I would build a mono, I would at least work off some plans, and do lots of reading. You should set a budget more of like $300-$400 by the time you get hardware and electronics etc. They do make good kits where the wood is all cut and you still have to put it together.
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If you where to get something like this I think you would be very happy.
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...rod=ch-Blaster
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TMistak..
1st how large do you want it?
Id go with a balsa coated with laminate.carbon fiber or fiberglass.
lay the keel then ribs then stiffeners.. transom..
what power plant are you putting in it ?

Im a Certified Marine Mechanic and have built many Boats ships yachts from scratch..
IM me we can talk..
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TMistak..
1st how large do you want it?
Id go with a balsa coated with laminate.carbon fiber or fiberglass.
lay the keel then ribs then stiffeners.. transom..
what power plant are you putting in it ?

Im a Certified Marine Mechanic and have built many Boats ships yachts from scratch..
IM me we can talk..
At most 2 feet and I don't know what im putting in it yet. Haven't found what's right.
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Frankly, a C-note will barely cover the electronics much less the rest of the boat. Buy a cheap backyard flyer and mount it on some foam blocks to make an airboat out of it.
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we used mahagoney door skins 5/32: 3 ply plywood very strong get some hardwood stringers cut out a plan of your own design ( use card board first)
one door skin can make a 3-4FT boat easy.
you can wet it and then you can shape it. clamp in place let dry.
I used spray foam to fill the front bow and hold the fuel tank in place.
we used to make weed eater mono's been a few years but we could get the door skins for $27 probably more now but you should be able to build a hull for less that $100. Built out riggers for less.
same methods. Go old school.
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