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Old Jan 20, 2013, 11:36 AM
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My first hull was one of Don's boom boats using a Marx Schottel unit - that goes back a few years! Would have liked to have got one of his smaller boom boats. His detailed fittings do get around - could use more hatches, deck details.
That looks good Charlie.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Mike, Thanks!

I now need to finish the little things on mine, and, try to get Troy's twin screw, ready for Riverside. Pat, I know that feeling. Charlie
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:32 PM
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I finally got trays made to hold the batteries. At 4.4 oz. each, in a boat that only weights 3.75 lbs., if they shifted much, I would be in trouble. They have been held in place by double sided tape till now. I want to be able to swap them out at regattas. The trays sides are 1/2'' high, and should keep the batteries in place. I also did a temporary mount for the on/off switch. I would like to do a cleaner wiring harness, with plugs on the motor and ESC, when I have some more time. Also got the horn painted and mounted. Charlie
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:31 AM
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Looks good Charlie.

Hey, I know you are 'well off' but seriously, gold bars for ballast?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:40 AM
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I have seen more than a few people make a piece (like your stack in the last view) the on/off switch. The smartest way to do it a simple slide attached to switch, up is off (that way you don't accidentally turn it off launching it).
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:13 AM
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" gold bars for ballast"

Must be nice to have money.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:56 AM
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Brass Ballast

I like using brass flat bar for ballast. In a semi-flat bottomed boat, it works good, is clean, and keeps the weight low. It weighs 77% the weight of lead, and is a lot cleaner to work with. Charlie
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:12 PM
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Another option for the on off switch is in a unused bit.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 10:25 PM
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Thanks guys for the ideas. All my bitts are reinforced for towing in tug competition. I have seen guys hide a switch control rod under various deck details. My concern with that is that my deck can run wet, and, I will run at a contest in the rain. So all my boats are pretty sealed up, the exhaust stack being the only vent in the hull, once the house is set on. Charlie
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:51 PM
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Had a though about an idea I did see once (though it was on a truck) the on-off switch was rigged to the dummy steering wheel, turn it to the right for on, back left for off.....just an idea
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 04:43 PM
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woodybob is doing great! How are the rest of you doing on your builds?? I have had to take several weeks off from the boats, but I hope to be back on both soon. Charlie
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:39 PM
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Adding Details

Just finished prepping, and adding, more details to the stern deck. I am enjoying having the bulwarks, I can add details, and not catch my tow line in them. Charlie
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 05:04 PM
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need to get back on mine as almost there.......just been a bit worn out lately ( and not in the good way).
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:46 PM
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it's all in the details...
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:15 PM
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Progress on Troy's Twin Screw Boat

Here are some photo's of where I am on Troy's twin screw boat. From the deck up, it will be typical kit, except for the 2 exhaust stacks. Below and inside the hull, is where things will be totally different.
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