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Old Jun 09, 2012, 04:46 AM
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Hey marter i love the paint job good color choice im regretting my choice of black for the hull, next time ill choose a brighter color. Is the sky blue at the bottom the actual waterline?
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 10:18 AM
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No, I don't think it will be. We will have to wait and see if I need any ballast.
As of now, I think it may me too light, and float too high. When I test run it, I
will have to pick a place with rocks, so I can add weight if needed.

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Old Jun 09, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Pete the motor is the 3rd from the top at http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/motors.htm
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 10:41 AM
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OK. I picked up both 550 and 555 motors. I just have to determine which one to use and which prop to go with it. They fit in the same mount and have the same shaft size, so if I have to swap one out for the other it shouldn't be a big deal.

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Old Jul 31, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Anyone have any action shots of their salty in the water? I've been working on the cartoon runabout, trying to build up a perfect finish with spar varnish. Just sprayed the hull bottom today and a bit of sanding before the finish coat, then she will be ready for sea trials.
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 03:55 AM
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The rudder placement and size concerns me, any ideas?
Sorry Marter, the Senior Domestic Engineer have been to the Far North of Oz, Cape York ( that's as far North as you can go in OZ without getting your feet wet or having humungous crocs or sharks eating you) and there is NO Internet service without Sat phones (huge costs) and I'm still catching up on the various threads. Check out our latest posts for the Logan City Marine Modellers.

The rudder is best placed where it is almost hard up against the end of the propeller boss - the closer to the water flow, the better the "grab". To take the load off the rudder servo, balance the rudder by having the shaft about 25% back from the leading edge. Job done.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Anybody have videos or photos of their finished salty to share?
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Lurking... Thanks for the Salty plans.

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Old Oct 12, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Lurking... Thanks for the Salty plans.

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Hi Dave, welcom, and please post photos if you decide to build!

I built the box-keel version but it ended up a slow-running amp hog, so I'm getting ready to build a flat bottom hull. But until I do, I'm just itchin' to see some videos of other people's salties!!!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:02 PM
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JayJay76:

I plan to start with a half size version of the Salty 21 made of foam as a gift for my wife. I have already output the half sized plans. I'll see how that goes... I am really enjoying this thread.

Warm regards;

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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Sounds great Dave, what sort of motor will you put in it? Be sure to post some photos!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:48 PM
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Still waiting on those runnabout plans
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:31 AM
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JayJay76:

I have a bunch of Johnson 250 brushed motors (DCM-189's) Have been trying to learn about proper running gear for small electrics, but not a lot found yet. I find mostly info on FAST HIGH SPEED boats.I haven't found much information defining all the bits and dibbles it takes to build the complete drive train from motor to prop. Looks like alot of black art stuff... )

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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:15 AM
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I'm in the same boat foamdave, interested to see what you come up with!
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:18 AM
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Still waiting on those runnabout plans
Okay ill get around to it, im a little unhappy with the shape, it was my first attempt at designing a planing-hull and its a bit wierd proportionally, also she still has no hardware or detailing. Planking came out great tho!
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