Wow such a mine of information I am really appreciative of all your inputs so far.
What I have done is virtually nothing haha I sat last night after I pulled the chinese Aircraft Carrier Apart and sat the 2 x 380's in their motor mounts and they seemed to fit extremely well so I was happy not too much to situate motors at least it seems. Should I use the water line decking inside below the Hangar decking or leave it out for the R/C conversion???
I then tried the stuffing tubes props etc attached to the couplings from the Chinese Ship and they seemed to fit aok also.
I like the idea shown in the pictures many thanks and it seems like it would work a treat, What size Rudder would you be using if just a single rudder is to be used ???. I found the Chinese Boat had a 9.6V Nicad (Allan I noticed in your Pictures you have a large battery in the Enterprise, is that a Motor bike battery???)
in it plus a load of ballast which looked like sand glued together in a Plastic Bag and also 2 weights fitted at the Stern.
I will keep this as it could come in handy later on after as you say get the Hull watertight then start with the innard workings.
I will look at the info re props via links you have supplied which is really terrific and will see what they suggest re the 4 drive. I would also like to put a Sound effects board into her and small lights if these are available so I better have a rethink re the battery power or use 2 x Nicads = 1 as drive 1 as accessories.
I have had no experience in like the b atteries 6v or 12v which a lot of you people in the boating hobby seem to use.
So, won't do anything yet until info is fully done and parts ordered or ???
Many thank you's again, Oh Glen, I do have a Planet 5 which I inherited from a broken Helicopter so thanks for that and I also have a spare 6 and 4 channel receiver for that. It is a stick Transmitter but I guess I need that for all the extra additions like sound modules etc.