A few brief words! I started model boating with my father in the late 1950's. He had already built an Aerokits Fire Tender in the mid 50's and then a Sea Scout for me. Simple motors and weak batteries!, set the rudder and hope they came back. There was often wading needed. The old boating ponds were very shallow and I dont remember the last time I saw one. The boats were laid up as I got older and the Sea Scout bit the dust. The RAF Fire Tender I have now inherited and an Adamcraft FT1500 I think it is. Four winders not three like the ST206.
I am just starting to research and debating to set up for RC or sell on. I am hoping to learn lots in this forum.
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Posts : 2616 Join date : 2011-11-26 Age : 82 Location : Thaxted, Essex
Subject: Re: New Member Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:35 pm
Welcome! I also started building with my Father in the 1950s = the first was an Adamcraft ST206. We then built a cabin cruiser - not sure what make. These had diesel engines, not electric.
You will find a thread on here of my attempt to re-create the ST206,
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Posts : 399 Join date : 2021-08-07 Age : 65 Location : Southampton. U.K
Subject: Re: New Member Sun Nov 06, 2022 12:40 pm
Hi crowsnest, Welcome to the site. If you do decide to do your RC conversion I hope you do a refurbishment log here on the site. If I can help you in anyway just give me a shout and I will do my best to help.