"Extra Vagancia" Sport Fisherman
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.