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Jun 02, 2006, 05:26 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Venice 90

Okay, my mistake it seems. They do not come with a 700 motor installed.

The box arrived and all looked okay, but when I opened it there was evidence of the tip of the bow puncturing through the protective styrofoam and carboard box.The boat was wrapped in thin foam wrap and then bagged in a plastic baggie. I was worried that the punctured foam might mean a damaged boat. Fortunately, there is only the slightest 'rubbing' mark on it so it is acceptable. Otherwise, the boat looks magnificent. I do not know what type of wood it is planked with. Inside, some of the structure is particle board. The hull inside, is coated with a waterproofing varnish or something. The seats look killer! They are made of vinyl, I think. The fittings are chrome plated plastic. The outer surface is a very high gloss, deep varnish or polyurethane. The bottom is a high gloss white paint. The stand is cut from 1/2" thick rubber foam, and assembled with four aluminum tubes. The inside of the boat contained a baggie with various pieces such as windshields, motor mount, etc.

I think it should have had a metal plate attached to the point of the bow. I am going to make one for this boat.

It's huge! It certainly has a lot of 'presence'. I need to figure out what scale it is and see if I can find a driver figurine for it.

Here is the "blow by blow" as I unboxed it.
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Jun 03, 2006, 12:19 AM
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Very nice boat, Tom; glad the shipping damage was minimal. Believe you missed one view of the unveiling - big smile on face of happy owner, no foam wrapping. We're looking forward to seeing her run. Please share that with us, too.
Jun 03, 2006, 09:57 AM
Gravity won...!
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"Let the race begin...!"

How 'bout a video of a drag race to the first marker with Horrible Evil's tugboat...?
Jun 03, 2006, 11:02 AM
Irregular... need..fiber!
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Hey you guys, has anyone seen my 80mm propeller?
Jun 03, 2006, 12:57 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Well, let me ask you this. Are these classic wood boats, in real life, very fast boats?

Should I put two Speed 700's geared to one output shaft?

Or just a lo-po 700 size motor for easy cruising?
Jun 03, 2006, 01:00 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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The maker's web page shows some pretty good performance... can only assume they put in the recommended Speed 700.

Jun 03, 2006, 02:55 PM
3 Blades to the Wind
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That thing looks like it could benefit from some spray rails!
Jun 03, 2006, 06:46 PM
Boaters are nice people.
Originally Posted by Shaun Hendricks
That thing looks like it could benefit from some spray rails!
Yep, this hull reminds me of how my M.A.S. ran without sprayrails (very, very wet...)

Very nice boat though!

Regards, Jan.
Jun 03, 2006, 07:40 PM
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"Sorry, but it looks terrible! I think you should send it to me.", he said jealously...
- 'Doc
Jun 03, 2006, 07:58 PM
"Old 8140"
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Dam you're getting good at building!!! Built it before getting it out of the box! Now that is fast.
Nice looking boat. Good luck with it.

Jim (out at the mail box )
Jun 04, 2006, 02:19 AM
Grumpa Tom
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Thanks for the link Pat!
Jun 05, 2006, 07:58 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Three motors to choose from. Johnson Mini-EV; Astro 25; Graupner 700BB. Or a gearbox with two motors!

Jun 05, 2006, 08:17 PM
Mmm, tugs...
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One motor! Does the boat include any motor mounts?
One pack or two?

Jun 05, 2006, 11:05 PM
Grumpa Tom
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Yes, it has a motor mount and the battery trays are on each side of the motor.
Jun 05, 2006, 11:07 PM
Grumpa Tom
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I have a spare E-Maxx tranny. I could install two motors, and a two speed.

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