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Old Jul 22, 2010, 07:27 PM
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Going 2 look very nice all lit up mate, Its sounds like the company that ran the 1:1 ship was a bit flexible with naming their ships!!

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Old Jul 22, 2010, 08:20 PM
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Hi all,

I agree the Krokers are cool!

Hi Pat,
I am running an 80Ē cruise ship.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1279138
Thanks!

Hi Woodybob,

Luckily she arrived pretty much in one piece. Whoever packed her tightly wrapped bubble wrap around her crushing the cast life boat davitsÖAlso, when the large box arrived, the tip of her bow was sticking out of the box. That too was messed up so she will need a minor nose job. Past that, she is pretty sound.

Thanks for all the info! Good stuff!


-Rich.


Not bad considering her size.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 08:23 PM
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I agree guys, I will have to sail her with a Hawaiian shirt!

Hi Gil,

The Krokerís seem to be well made but I still donít know much about them. When I was bidding, I didnít think too much about the motors but was more after the cruise ship because of its originality.

What makes the Krokerís so special?


-Rich.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 09:47 PM
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I'm curious about the transmission, are they belts or some sort of chain link type? nice subject BTW.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 08:55 AM
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I'm curious about the transmission, are they belts or some sort of chain link type? nice subject BTW.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 09:26 AM
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Hi Woody Bob,

Yeah, I agree the damage was very minimal considering she went from South Florida to NY State via Fed Ex Ground. The huge box was completely full of packing peanuts. The hull and even the cabins were completely full of packing peanuts too. It took over 2 hours to get them all out and get the ship unpacked. The cabins, radio and ship was wrapped in bubble wrap as well.

Thanks for the info on the Krokerís! These motors now seem so mystical.. Very cool!

Hmm, should I sail them or just put them on velvet Rolex pillows and display them in a glass case with lights?
Hi Olmod,

The transmission is a type of belt called Twin Core Posi Belt. It is a synthetic type material with a strong metal rope type lining inside it. The cross bars on the belt currently in the ship has no metal in the cross bars whereas the replacement belt that I ordered comes with the metal lined bars for added strength.

I want to see how the ship ran originally so I ordered a pair. Who knows, they might be reliable. If I donít like them, I will look to replace the drive by taking up one of the suggestions mentioned by our fellow modelers.

-Rich.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 09:52 AM
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Hmm, should I sail them or just put them on velvet Rolex pillows and display them in a glass case with lights?
They are worthy of the velvet pillow, but I would sail them.

I tried to count your gear teeth, from the photos. I estimate 14 and 44. If that's the case, then your final drive on a 10K motor would be 3184 max RPM at the props.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 10:05 AM
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Paint fumes gettin' to ya Tom?
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 10:10 AM
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Hi Woody Bob,

Thanks for the info on the Krokerís! These motors now seem so mystical.. Very cool!

Hmm, should I sail them or just put them on velvet Rolex pillows and display them in a glass case with lights?
-Rich.
I've had one in this old thing since it was built over 15 years ago.



Still runs like new.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 02:18 PM
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I tried to count your gear teeth, from the photos. I estimate 14 and 44. If that's the case, then your final drive on a 10K motor would be 3184 max RPM at the props.[/QUOTE]

Tom,

You are Good!! Dude...Real Close!! It is 12 tooth on top and 40 on the shaft!

Woodybob,

Nice Chris Craft!! Really neat job! The Kroker does look nice in there!

-Rich.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 02:54 PM
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Those are pretty sweet looking motors. I cant believe they don't make them anymore. I'd pay a considerable price for them, they look like quality units.

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Old Jul 23, 2010, 03:33 PM
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40/12 = 3.33 to 1

10K/3.33 = 3003 RPM

Even better than my estimate!
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 04:31 PM
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Hey Rich I sent you a PM

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Old Jul 24, 2010, 05:19 PM
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The Kroker line of motors were phenominal but the cost to produce them was rising fast and I think when Astro Flight came along and started offering their motor set ups the Sea Wasp just did not sell enough which was to bad as they were still the superior motor and mount set up.

The motors in excelent condition will fetch $250.00+ each.

The SeaPup was a smaller version if I remember correctly.

I have one of the SeaWasp motors still in the original box...locked up.
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Old Jul 25, 2010, 06:55 PM
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The motors in excelent condition will fetch $250.00+ each.
Wow, but that's for a minty mint ones right?
What about ones that have been well used, what price might they go for?

Also do you know if the used ones are prone to any breakdown or performance issues
(I just wonder if the water cooling corrodes the castings or if brush wear on the open armature design might spread carbon dust back through to the motor and bearings?)
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