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Old Nov 08, 2014, 09:34 AM
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29" Fiberglass Hardchine Lobster Boat Build

This will be the build on hull #3 out of my new mold of a 29" hardchine lobster boat. Ill be starting with getting the running gear in in hopes of getting a test before the water hardens up. It will be using the same 1600kv outrunner I used in my 31" model. No idea on what the top will be on this one maybe a standard lobster top.

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Old Nov 08, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Off and running I like the stamp in the hull .
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Old Nov 09, 2014, 02:06 AM
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Nice clean hull Brent. Looking forward to your build. Harry
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Old Nov 09, 2014, 06:14 AM
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Off and running I like the stamp in the hull .
Ya the card looks awesome in the hull much nicer than the old way. After I get the running gear in this one Ill be starting my 48" and making you some top parts Louie.

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Old Nov 09, 2014, 06:21 AM
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Sounds good Brent .
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This will be the build on hull #3 out of my new mold of a 29" hardchine lobster boat. Ill be starting with getting the running gear in in hopes of getting a test before the water hardens up. It will be using the same 1600kv outrunner I used in my 31" model. No idea on what the top will be on this one maybe a standard lobster top.

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Looks good Brent. Did you increase the amount of shear beyond that of the 31?
Have added outriggers, rocket launchers, and a few more details to mine. After a bit more work will get some pics up. Have to get into installing the right prop as I did not get quite the speed I was looking for. Definitely not the hull's problem given the speeds you and the other Bill's hulls have achieved. Need to remove the prop I'm using, take pitch and diameter measurements and decide how to proceed. Not looking for your speed; just want to get around 20kts scale speed.

Will be watching your build.

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Old Nov 09, 2014, 10:11 AM
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Looks good Brent. Did you increase the amount of shear beyond that of the 31?
Have added outriggers, rocket launchers, and a few more details to mine. After a bit more work will get some pics up. Have to get into installing the right prop as I did not get quite the speed I was looking for. Definitely not the hull's problem given the speeds you and the other Bill's hulls have achieved. Need to remove the prop I'm using, take pitch and diameter measurements and decide how to proceed. Not looking for your speed; just want to get around 20kts scale speed.

Will be watching your build.

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The sheer did get a little extra in the bow from taking some of the fwd rake out of it.
Didnt you use a geared motor, couldnt you gear up and gain some speed?
Im working on a static 31" and maybe taking a boat out for a run today so I probably wont make any progress on the hardchine today.

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Old Nov 10, 2014, 08:30 AM
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From the vids of the 48" it looks like you had a spot of rain.
I am running a geared motor in the 36". Thought I would try the prop route first. Not looking to gain a lot more speed. You must have a some big storage space.

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From the vids of the 48" it looks like you had a spot of rain.
I am running a geared motor in the 36". Thought I would try the prop route first. Not looking to gain a lot more speed. You must have a some big storage space.

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Its that snow we got all melted off. Im running out of places to put boats in my room, I started hanging them off the ceiling.

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Old Nov 14, 2014, 07:42 AM
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Been working on other things so I havent done as much with this one as Id like but I got the beds epoxied in for the motor mounts this morning.

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I never built a lobster boat , is there anyway that the motor can
be installed before the cabin ( outside the cabin) so that i could
Glue the cabin on for good ?
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 03:31 PM
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Sure. You could install the motor under an engine box on the deck near the helm bulkhead. Issue may become how to get the stuffing box/shaft to pass under the deck within the confines of the motor box. Could result in a rather steep shaft angle. My build of one of Brent's 36" hulls has the motor under the cockpit floor. P&S parts of the floor are fixed; the center is removable for access to the motor, RX, and ESC. Take a look at Brent's other build logs to see how he did it. I think this is one of the first he's done with the removable house which btw affords much better access to running gear than my arrangement. Net, net, whatever works for you.

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I never built a lobster boat , is there anyway that the motor can
be installed before the cabin ( outside the cabin) so that i could
Glue the cabin on for good ?
All my current lobster boat tops are glassed right on to the hulls, the biggest part of that is knowing where the main bulkhead is and have the motor under or behind it. The 48" and 31" builds are the best to look at to see it.

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Sure. You could install the motor under an engine box on the deck near the helm bulkhead. Issue may become how to get the stuffing box/shaft to pass under the deck within the confines of the motor box. Could result in a rather steep shaft angle. My build of one of Brent's 36" hulls has the motor under the cockpit floor. P&S parts of the floor are fixed; the center is removable for access to the motor, RX, and ESC. Take a look at Brent's other build logs to see how he did it. I think this is one of the first he's done with the removable house which btw affords much better access to running gear than my arrangement. Net, net, whatever works for you.

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That is what I was afraid , the steep angle of the shaft.
If I go with his 48" hull it shouldn't be as much of a problem.
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