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    Default Vintage Thriftway Too

    Hey ya'll, I was just gifted a mostly built Thriftway Too kit from a customer where I work (I'm an r/c tech at a hobby shop). Apparently it was his old man's project from the early 70s. I promised I'd get her on the water to honor his dad's memory, but I have no experience with these old mahogany kits. So I could use some pointers on finishing it. Electronics, etc (well, I suppose tx/rx aren't an issue). I was thinking maybe a light 2s brushless system would be sufficient, but I just don't have any experience with smaller scale boats.
    All knowledge is welcome
    Thanks!
    Last edited by GeckoDragon; 01-23-2024 at 08:45 PM. Reason: Typo

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    What size is the boat what’s the condition it’s in now can you post up pictures of things?
    OSE GIFTING ELF
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    Looks to be in pretty good shape

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    Size makes all the differance in what motor and for battery info to give you. It looks Like the dumas kit. but need to know the length. before I say anything. I had a friend that built one when he was young but I have never had one so I need more info.
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    The hull is 23.25 inches long, 9.5 inches max beam

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    RC Car motor and 2S would be good. 3500Kv motorwill work. a prop around 32 to 35MM
    Randy
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