Thanks for all the kind words!
I'm pretty new to the scale boat scene, been racing 26cc and up RC Offshore boats and F1 boats for a while but got tired of going home with prop rash all over my hulls from race rage!
So I met up with a couple of guys and got into the scale boats, much more relaxing and you go home with a boat in one piece!
So I have no idea what towing is about!
I assume it is when you tow a scale model behind your tug, or having a competitive nature I could imagine its to see who can tow the largest weight! LOL!
The reason for changing the diesel to electric is all practical.
I'd love to run her as is but when taking the age of the hull into concederation the integrity might be compromised by the heat and vibration. That is why I want to go electric. Also the model IC motors are so temperamental that it will take you a while to get it to run smoothly
So while your buddies are on the pond, you'll be working hard on the bank trying to start the motor.
You also get a much smoother throttle curve with the electric motors so running at scale speed is easier.
So my plan is to run an electric drive, add a smoker and a sound unit to finish her off!
She is already fully rigged with lights
I got the diesel motor to turn last night! Super happy!
It was solid with fossilized Castor oil!
Guess it was standing for at least 40 years to get that stuck!
Removed the entire drive system in one piece! So it's going to be easy to swap back to diesel if need be!