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Old 03 January 2006, 18:12   #21
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Electric but seems quite quick! (well from the bath tub test anyway!)

I have a glow version as well.....but I just never seemed to get it to run properly. It was brilliant it was water cooled and the water pick up was in the rudder just like a proper race boat. I must spend some more time on it because when it did go it went like stink!

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Old 03 January 2006, 18:26   #22
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I had a glow engine. I started it using a hand held electric starter motor. I tested this in my parents bath before taking her to the high sea's. Off she went into high revs 22,000 rpm roughly, I also forgot about the tell tail jet of water that shoots out and up from the rear deck. I was so busy hanging onto the boat I couldn't shut her off as I was my myself. In the end I managed to dislodge the fuel line from the tank.

When I stood up i nearly died, though the smoke filled bathroom half the contence of the bath was over the ceiling, walls, floor and me. A major cleanup ensued
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Old 04 January 2006, 13:47   #23
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I had a glow engine. I started it using a hand held electric starter motor. I tested this in my parents bath before taking her to the high sea's. Off she went into high revs 22,000 rpm roughly, I also forgot about the tell tail jet of water that shoots out and up from the rear deck. I was so busy hanging onto the boat I couldn't shut her off as I was my myself. In the end I managed to dislodge the fuel line from the tank.

When I stood up i nearly died, though the smoke filled bathroom half the contence of the bath was over the ceiling, walls, floor and me. A major cleanup ensued

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Old 04 January 2006, 13:48   #24
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Anybody else got a model boatie?

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Old 04 January 2006, 14:38   #25
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I had a glow engine. I started it using a hand held electric starter motor. I tested this in my parents bath before taking her to the high sea's. Off she went into high revs 22,000 rpm roughly, I also forgot about the tell tail jet of water that shoots out and up from the rear deck. I was so busy hanging onto the boat I couldn't shut her off as I was my myself. In the end I managed to dislodge the fuel line from the tank.

When I stood up i nearly died, though the smoke filled bathroom half the contence of the bath was over the ceiling, walls, floor and me. A major cleanup ensued
My God that sound SO familiar - the castor oil made a fair mess as well.....

When I FINALLY get my RIB I will have a race - my "pipedream" 5' long deep V with a Rossi .91(15cc) putting out 6bhp!!!
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Old 04 January 2006, 15:19   #26
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My God that sound SO familiar - the castor oil made a fair mess as well.....

When I FINALLY get my RIB I will have a race - my "pipedream" 5' long deep V with a Rossi .91(15cc) putting out 6bhp!!!
Wow! How long did it take you to Google that info?

Photos please in your bath (the boat not you)
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Old 04 January 2006, 17:58   #27
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Photos please in your bath (the boat not you)
It was in the days of the Box Browni I'm afraid and didn't really think of taking photo's, just cleaning up the mess before I got into even deeper do-do.

I have one of me in the bath......If you're interested?
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Wow! How long did it take you to Google that info?

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Greetings Mr or is it Miss soft one!!!
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Old 04 January 2006, 18:40   #29
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Anybody else got a model boatie?

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Still got a few lying around - will have to post some pics of the "pipedream" hull - wonder what it was splashed from??? It is a serious bit of kit and will cope with some big waves!!!

Also have a nice Spearfish/swordfish withan irvine .61 and a Perkasa MTB that I never finished!!!

Gave up on the boats because no way of recovering them when the engines cut - maybe I WILL have a way soon!!!
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Very nice Richard, as you know, I have the same model. Unfortunately, I've had to make some adjustments to mine, as it was a little underpowered!

Hope to see you on Saturday.
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