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ChrisF

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Re: Recommendation for Starter Boat
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2018, 01:10:44 PM »

I doubt the OP is reading this now?
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Re: Recommendation for Starter Boat
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2018, 01:22:16 PM »

I doubt the OP is reading this now?


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Re: Recommendation for Starter Boat
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2018, 08:15:18 PM »

Duke , somebody recommended an Aeronaut kit and a couple of others said a Springer, it so happens that another newby to Mayhem has just started an Aeronaut "Ramborator" which is die cut or laser cut Springer kit, see posts by SJG001.   If you want the top can be anything you want or whatever the Little Skipper is interested in at any time. A simple "shoe-box lid deck with his or your choice, and a large-ish broken toy gets a new life as a cabin or cargo for a barge.   Water polo is a game the two of you can play with the addition of a couple of spring door stops from B&Q and a half-size football. Check the Springer thread here on Mayhem.   You have a PM.
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Re: Recommendation for Starter Boat
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2018, 10:46:42 PM »

Folks:


I purchased the Aeronaut Mowe II pack a while back, and have only just now gotten to building it. Perhaps I'll post some pics here or in another forum.


So far, so good. As others have noted, the kit goes together well. It came with fairly heavy (270g, vs. the 200g recommended by Aeronaut) 7.2v, 5000mAh NiMh battery pack. That might be a bit much for it, and am leaning towards picking up a 6v, 2500mAh "receiver" pack.


Have to make some decisions:
- color scheme
- hull skinning (yea or nay)
- hull coating method (seems like you guys have a lot of differing opinions on this topic
- name
- next boat to build  ok2


Important thing: I sparked the interest of my boy who is more than happy to take over gluing some of the non-critical topsides / outfitting components.

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