Topic split from other post...
Yes you should seal the wood of your boat, a good sealer would be several thin layers of lacquer sanded down between coats followed by paint or further clear coats until you achieve the finish you desire.
Some people claim sanding sealer... I find that causes more problems especially with a paint finish... lacquer is relatively stable once cured and dose a good job of sealing wood..
You can of course also varnish it... or if your brave enough 2pac epoxy it...
As for motor choice... dimensions of the boat would help guide to a suitable motor... going big isn’t always best... 755/800/900’s are quite large motors and mostly suitable for models four foot and over anything smaller 600’s are suitable or brushless. Again motor choices are limited to the running gear of the model, 1,2,3 props? Out riggers? Fixed shaft? Flexi shaft? This information will help steer you in the right direction.
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