"Extra Vagancia" Sport Fisherman

by Bruno

This is my flotilla flagship. Scratch-built Inspired by 1970s Chris Craft 45 SF/Commander and Bertram 46 Convertible. Fiberglass 25-inches deep-vee hull made in the U.S.A. I found it on Ebay. Balsa wood superstructure reinforced with epoxy. Approx. 1/20 scale. Real boat could be nearly 42.2 x 13.8 feet, similar to a Bertram 42 Convertible (42.6 x 14.10). Equipped with 9v lights system. Completion time: nearly 155 hours (5 months). It runs with a NiMH 10.8V battery pack, 4mm driveshaft paired to a 3-bladed 35mm bronze propeller. Due to its high energy consumption during initial testing with a brushed motor (perhaps due to its very deep v hull design), I opted for a brushless "High Performance 2845" brushless motor I found on Ebay (around $30) and a mega-reliable and idiot-proof plug and play Mtroniks G2 30A controller, dramatically extending its running time. Under high speeds on calm water it tends to bounce just like a real deep v does, but can outperform flat bottomed boats on choppy waters.

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Thank you, Gilbert!
by: Bruno

Thank you, Gilbert! I'm looking forward to see your new baby.

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by: Gilbert

Hi Bruno. You have been quite busy with the boat building. they are good looking boats. I have had my side trawler the Emily Clare on the work bench fitting a new motor & modifying the super structure from fiberglass to aluminium to reduce the weight above the water. She is almost ready to go for sea trials very soon. I will put up some pictures when she sails again, should be faster & more stable on the water.

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