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Old Jan 07, 2003, 11:52 AM
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Re: A Quest about R/C boats ... please read.

I think I might make something totally custom. It'd be a shame to
capsize a scale boat with a bad move (R/C plane flyers call that type
of thing 'dumb thumbs'). Staring at the ceiling, I envision a couple
of those pool noodles or PVC pipe (capped, of course) in a catamaran
configuration with a tag-sale 12V trolling motor. What do you think?
You could mount a 12V battery on the platform; steering-servo power
might be a minor issue. I think some of the trolling motors are even
advertised as 'weed-free'. Or use 2 motors with just on/off (or
throttle) control to steer - you've have LOTS of power The cheaper
motors are nothing but a rheostat at the top with a tube to hold the
motor at the bottom.....grab your hacksaw and have at it