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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: dave43 on March 03, 2013, 06:41:59 pm

Title: Nordkap help please
Post by: dave43 on March 03, 2013, 06:41:59 pm
starting a repair to a billings trawler built about 1974 think its Thor but not sure...looks like the Nordkap without the covered rear deck.
Its got  no lights or radio control, the motor and electrics have been removed,  so  Im in need of a few pointers like size of motor, battery and what is the best radio for a compleat novice to use to impress the grandchildren.
not sure about lights, can we take the power off motor battery or is it best to have dedicated batteries.
thanks for looking dave
Title: Re: help please
Post by: sleeper123 on March 06, 2013, 02:33:50 pm
Hi Dave . I built the nordcap a couple of years ago, motor was a graupner standard 600 speed. You could get away with a 500 speed mine is a bit fast with the 600 speed.
I used a mtronics 20 amp speed controller, and a 6 volt 4 ah lead acid battery.regarding lights I run mine with separate 4 AA batteries , it saves possible dimming when running the motor.
 Hope this helps    Tony
PS Don`t forget fuses between the batt and speed controller, and between the speed controller and motor.

Title: Re: Nordkap help please
Post by: dave43 on March 07, 2013, 07:47:51 am
sleeper123....... thanks just what i needed can get forward now.