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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: funtimefrankie on October 27, 2009, 03:26:12 PM

Title: Maggie M
Post by: funtimefrankie on October 27, 2009, 03:26:12 PM
Got my Maggie M kit today, ordered yesterday at 2.30 from Westbourne...arrived at 1.30 today.

I'm thinking of Graupner 720 bb torque motor (direct drive)....the 900s would be a bit overkill? I'm not keen on geared drives.

Any advice anyone......
Title: Re: Maggie M
Post by: Marks Model Bits on October 27, 2009, 04:05:59 PM
One of my 755 motors on 12 volts will be just the job for it... http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=19292.0

Mark.

P.S. I also do mounts & couplings for it as well....
Title: Re: Maggie M
Post by: justboatonic on October 27, 2009, 08:56:55 PM
Got my Maggie M kit today, ordered yesterday at 2.30 from Westbourne...arrived at 1.30 today.

I'm thinking of Graupner 720 bb torque motor (direct drive)....the 900s would be a bit overkill? I'm not keen on geared drives.

Any advice anyone......

I agree especially about the MFA geared motors. They are very noisy although once the boat is about 10 foot away its not as pronounced. Would have thought 720 would be ample. I mean its not like its a fast ship.
Title: Re: Maggie M
Post by: awvs on October 27, 2009, 09:41:42 PM
Hi funtimefrankie,
the 720BB motor is more than adequate. I am using it for my Amsterdam tug with a 60 mm prop and she pushes  a big bow wave (the tug weighs about 32 lbs). Highly recommended.

Regards
Wilhelm