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    My son had a hobby shop and was involved in radio controlled boats, planes etc. He bought a set of plans for the 'cracker box' boat and we built a 'plug' (which we still have) from which we made a mould for making fibre glass models. He used a 'genoa' moter which I think is a modified whipper snipper motor. He achieved speeds up to 60 kph. Timed with the help of a friendly police officer with his radar gun. The cracker box is regarded as a pure drag racer and does not turn well at high speeds. He had another boat which was about 5 feet long, we still have the mould for that hull. The major problem was finding a convenient stretch of water to play on.
    Jim
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    Just in case anyone goes searching for them, the "adapted" whipper snipper style motors are Zenoah.

    Some links which may be of interest to any aspiring RC boaters are............:

    http://www.ampba.asn.au/initial.htm This is the Aust., associations site, has links to clubs and their own forum. Some nice guys there but some seem to take themselves too bloody seriously .

    http://www.intlwaters.com/index.php? A fantastic US based forum with an active membership. A fair few local guys seem to prefer to post there rather than the above mentioned forum.


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    Try here i know there all in imperial sizes but thats easy to convert
    http://absolutelyfreeplans.com/Boat%...boat_plans.htm i have built the fan boat already and sold it to a mate.
    Cheers
    Muzza

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    Hi guys,

    I too would like to get hold of some model boat plans.
    I'm interested in building some sort of classic style speed boat, like the Riveara or simillar to it.

    I would like something about 45inch's long or thereabouts, I know I'm being a bit fussy but, If you don't ask, you won't know !!!

    Any info is much apreciated....

    Thank you all.......
    T

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    Default My toys

    Hi every one these are my toys I made.
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    to timbo's shed if you could can you email me the plans also as iam into building somthing qwick thanks

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    There are a heap of free model boat plans here http://www.modelpowerboat.com

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