It (the sailing boat) is a
1/8th scale model of my Westerly Pentland Ketch ( well it was mine - I've
sold it now - getting too old for long nights at sea). I built it with a
GRP hull from a mould which I made from foam. Decks and superstructure
made from lite-ply. Masts and sails and fittings are all home made plus a
500 electric motor with a three blade prop from the Propshop.
is 26 inches by 11 inches. Basically its just a block of foam two and a
half inches thick covered with 1/16 balsa (but styrene sheet underneath
for when it comes up the concrete slipway).
However my very latest -
finished only this weekend is not on there . Its the
- constructed from scratch using photos only (I could not get a plan). Its
powered with a 6oo motor for the lift and two brushless outrunners driving
the props through shafts. 11.1 volt 2000mah li-po batteries for each
motor. Just finished, it has not been out on the water yet but has powered
its way from my workroom and out along the hall (didn't dare use much
drive power with the restricted room - very promising though).