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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #100 on: June 12, 2009, 07:00:31 PM »

Hello Poul its red oxide but not varnished. It doesnt seem so anyway,
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #101 on: June 12, 2009, 08:08:23 PM »

Hy Guys
Just an observation, but I would recomend you spray varnish the red oxide as it is,nt a waterproof paint, it also gives a little protection when you get the inevitable odd scratch or two.
 Cheers Bosun
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Poul

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #102 on: June 13, 2009, 06:59:44 PM »

hi alan
up date for this weekend.
I have order the vinyl lettering and white stripe from cornwall's there was only 4mm or 6mm so gone for the 6mm.
thanks for that tip bosun have used halfords red oxide and satin black also got a tin of there clear varnish as i wanted to at leaset
spray the lettering. found some paint on wood that used many years ago. going to do the main hosing in this as like the mountfield pic.
i'll do some test see how it looks.
well time for a beer catch you lads later
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #103 on: June 13, 2009, 07:17:55 PM »

Poul shes looking great.

Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Poul

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #104 on: July 06, 2009, 06:34:01 PM »

hi alan
seem ages since my last post. been busy on the BT here hows shes looking today
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #105 on: July 07, 2009, 08:14:50 AM »

she looks great. you are doing a grand job poul.
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silurian

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #106 on: May 25, 2010, 05:07:07 PM »

I will soon start building a model of Boston Typhoon at a scale of 1/70  wood hull fibre glass inside
Can any one suggest what size electric motor and propeller I will need. I am not looking for high performance
I have not built an electric powered boat for some years. I have control devices but have completely forgotten how to use them.  I am OK on R/C
Silurian
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #107 on: May 25, 2010, 10:00:25 PM »


Hi Silurian

Welcome to ModelboatMahem. Here you will find a very helpful group of like minded people who can help you with your boating queries.

I have built the Boston but at a scale of 1:32.  As she is not a 'speedy' boat, I would agree with you that power before speed is the best approach.  The ideal motor might be a 545. This has many poles and will travel slowly but has the power to move her gracefully thought the water.  As to the Prop size, then I can only guess as to which one to use. You may like to start of with a 45mm diameter if you can get it under the hull.

You may also like to post your own blog on this site and don't forget that we like loads of pictures.

Hope this helps,

Ken

 
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