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Member postings for Ian Burns

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Thread: Wave Princess
21/05/2011 18:38:52
Hello Chaps,
Thanks for your replies and interest.
I have some "restoration" to do since the upright parts of the flybridge or rear cabin (never sure of what terms are used to describe each aspect of the boat) have been broken off at some point. Fortunately I have the pieces so I should be able to repair the original parts.
The boat needs painting again and the varnish originally applied to the deck has yellowed somewhat over the 40 years or so it has been on there.
You can see from the photos I put on here that there is a little tlc required but the boat seems largely sound, although not having been used I guess that is to be expected.
Your boat is a lovely example John, if I can get mine looking half as good I will be most pleased. I am going to show my ignorance here and ask if 700 is a generic means of identifying a motor? Is the choice of battery critical and how long can the boat be run for before recharge is needed?
I'll read the Huntsman article Charlie, I kind of like the look of that boat and if my interest is rekindWP up and running I suspect I might have a go at building a Fairey over the coming winter.
Thanks chaps,
21/05/2011 17:18:13
I have one of these boats that was bought for me in about 1971. It has only been in the water twice, originally with a Taycol motor but performance was lethargic. It then had an Enya 45 engine fitted but I could never get it to start and lost interest in the boat.

Now I'd like to get the boat up and running and therefore wondered if anyone has any suggestions about electric motors and battery power since I think the engine is probably not the best option.

I still have the original Waltron radio gear too, this was purchased a couple of years after the boat and has never been used.

I'd be very grateful for any help sorting this old girl out.......

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