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Deck Hand
Deck Hand

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Location : wilmington NC

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PostSubject: Help with motor choice   Help with motor choice EmptyTue Nov 17, 2020 3:21 pm

Hi all
I'[m building miss unlimited kit from dumas and getting near to but in a electric brush type motor.. I'm not racing just having some fun. So i don't want to go real fast or need to or there is not place-or clubs around here to race with...
so I'm thinking of a 775 or 800 series motor... I have a bunch of brush type equipment so i'm sticking with what i know...
Any help would be great... also 
what do you seal the wood with..? I have put epoxy finishing resin inside to give it some strength and water proofing. have not put on the deck and going to give it some paint on the bottom and inside first... but should i seal the outside wood with something first... ???
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Forum Overlord
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Location : Aberdare South Wales

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PostSubject: Re: Help with motor choice   Help with motor choice EmptyWed Nov 18, 2020 12:57 pm

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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