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Old Oct 14, 2012, 05:34 PM
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If I was to build a Salty and wanted to go brushless what size motor would you recommend?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 04:56 PM
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My daughters Salty.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Wow! That is a great looking build...

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:32 AM
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WOW! That looks fantastic! What sort of building material did you use? Looks a bit like sintra. I can't wait to see a video of her on the water!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 05:02 AM
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It is all sintra. It's a little faster than most, kinda handles like a jetski.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 11:55 AM
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Skegs

I am planning to build a barge for my Mr. Darby. Interested in the skegs you have included in your design. I can see the benefit in helping to reduce yaw, although it must increase drag somewhat. Is this typical of "real life" barge construction?
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 02:31 PM
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I am planning to build a barge for my Mr. Darby. Interested in the skegs you have included in your design. I can see the benefit in helping to reduce yaw, although it must increase drag somewhat. Is this typical of "real life" barge construction?
If you are refering to the barge drawing, then yes. I got a lot of help from capntroy on the barge design. See post 352 on this page That is the first post relating to the barge design, you can follow along from there.

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Old Jun 23, 2013, 06:54 PM
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This is my grandson's Lil Salty, I promised Jason last year I would post a video and finally got around to it . My grandson really loves this boat because we built it together, even though he's only four. He did some gluing (no not the ca ) sanding and painting and learned a lot. It's a very poor quality video, shot with a cell phone. If I can get my hands on a better video recorder I will shoot better footage, but you get the idea. I promised him I would put it "on the internet", so hear it is. Don;t know why the Youtube video is showing as a link?


http://youtu.be/MzsmMmr4ALo
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 09:20 PM
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This is my grandson's Lil Salty, I promised Jason last year I would post a video and finally got around to it . My grandson really loves this boat because we built it together, even though he's only four. He did some gluing (no not the ca ) sanding and painting and learned a lot. It's a very poor quality video, shot with a cell phone. If I can get my hands on a better video recorder I will shoot better footage, but you get the idea. I promised him I would put it "on the internet", so hear it is. Don;t know why the Youtube video is showing as a link?


http://youtu.be/MzsmMmr4ALo
Lovely job!
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Very nice.
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 11:14 PM
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Hey Pete that looks great! Thank you for posting the video it makes me very happy to know you built it together with your grandson, I hope you have lots of fun sailing her together!

also, great looking build, I would love to see some photos of your setup!

I just sailed mine this morning in the swimming pool, but I think it's time for a new motor.

Best regards,
J
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 08:04 PM
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This one is built out of expanded pvc sheet, and fiber glassed(hull only). It is for my daughter and the ship's name is Princess. I'm not looking for points on originality or technique.
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 10:23 PM
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JEP1970:

Thanks for sharing your build and vids! Looks real fine...

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Old Sep 17, 2013, 04:12 PM
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Just read your stream on the little tugs. I found this hull a couple years ago, it's not flat bottomed but it is toyish, the kids get a kick out of it. It is a very thick fiber-glass hull, little M.A.C.K. motor and the battery is split to fit down both sides. Even has a couple small barges to pull. CF
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Old Sep 30, 2013, 06:08 PM
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found this after building a spring like tug.

i went with a 9 inch version from 2mm balsa sheet all round.
went with a simple wheelhouse design and square'ish stack.

is unpowered, but i do have a 19mm impeller jetdrive floating around.
so far its unpainted and sealed and without windows.
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