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Old 09 April 2013, 17:11   #11
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What about a radio controlled big sib
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Old 09 April 2013, 18:02   #12
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Hummmmm, I reckon I need a donor boat to play with and to pull it to bits....

And possibly a launch vehicle too.....


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Old 09 April 2013, 18:05   #13
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I think we need to find that one seen at the boat show, bung a big petrol engine in it somehow and of we go!
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Old 09 April 2013, 18:21   #14
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Yeh. You could put a big engine in . Mount it centrally in something like a avon 340 rib sib thing
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Old 09 April 2013, 19:40   #15
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I've got a spare sib and outboard here....
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Old 09 April 2013, 19:58   #16
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I've got a spare sib and outboard here....
Wouldn't be hard to make most any boat radio controlled as long as it has steering cables, and throttle cables. If it is fly by wire you just have to hack the electrical system. If the boat has cruise control just hack the cruise control for throttle control. Shifting can be managed fairly easy too.

Please if anyone is actually going to undertake a project like this, use a PCM radio that will be more reliable. It will cost far more than the $26 radio I purchased off fleabay, but will be more reliable over a longer distance.
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Old 09 April 2013, 20:00   #17
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Has anyone built one? Is there a mould available?
I Built 2 model Atlantic 75s though they were not R/C from scratch about 12 years ago using ply for the hull from an old wardrobe & pipe foam lagging for the sponsons ,
One was for display use at Rnli events the other one i gave to my lad that floated though it only ran at slow speeds as i just used cheap toy battery powered outboard motors .
The scale was dictated by the diameter of the foam pipe lagging then everything was just scaled up from that .
I once also made a very basic model of an Atlantic 21 about 15 years ago same size for use in rnli talks/presentations that was made to show how the re righting bag worked with the bag made from the stole of an old lifejacket .
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Old 10 April 2013, 15:29   #18
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Has anyone built one? Is there a mould available?
I have what I think is a delta mould if you wanna borrow it

Pm me as I won't remember to look back here!
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Have a look at this guys:

Owners Boats | Banana Shark Racing
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Old 19 May 2013, 19:07   #20
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13 years old now so Just gave the old girl another refit,

At this rate she's had more refits than he real one
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