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Boats I built it for nitro but

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It is a super light 40 size mono. The deck came off one mono and the hull from another. I built it when I was working for Youngblood. I built so many monos I couldn't count them all, and this is the only one I have... Plus the hydro.

So I was thinking about electric... Although it is rigged for a nitro motor....
 

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Wow that is crazy! I was pissed because the mono pic didn't show, so I posted one of my hydro...

That is one of Jim Youngblood's race boats. You can see a repair on the left sponson. This boat is full composite.

SOOOOOOOOOOO here we GOOOOOOOO!
 

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Rare bird! ............ Way back machine... Huge old analog servos... Throttle, mixture, and the rudder servo is huge! WOW!

I'll have to open it up and take more pics...

I know it looks rough, but it was hanging on the wall in a friend's shop that passed away. His widow gave it to me. It was originally one of Jim Youngblood's race boats. Tidewater Engineering made all of the hardware.

I have to check the motor out, looks pretty dry.... Nipple on the pipe is MIA. I'm going to try to get it going. Should be fun! I remember watching Jim run them... even ran a chase boat for their practice sessions.
 

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Talk about side tracked... I have a attention span of a gnat! I don't know, I had a Picco 45 that was supposed to go in it. Where it went???

Like I said, I built all of Jim's monos that he sold at one time. I knew how to split the mat to get the weight down... and to use the least about of resin. Build several custom boats and I was pretty good at mixing custom gel colors! All we had was black, white, yellow, red, and blue. If you wanted purple with a lime green stripe, I could do it though. Crazy the requests we received. I wish I would have had a phone cam back then.

The blue mono is a one of. Even the motor mount has been cut down. Maybe I need to stick with nitro... that is what is was built for.
 
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More of the insides. The old man was meticulous to say the least. When I was building his boats, he watched over me like a hawk, until he trusted I did it HIS WAY! I miss the old fart.

I did spin the motor over... Seems to have nice compression. I need a belt. I have some plane, heli, and car fuel... but when I was running boats.... I needed at least 60% nitro if I remember right.... Water cooled is a huge factor.
 

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This was one of his projects... a two stroke gas motor. You can see all the the molds in the back ground. Not sure where the molds went, but too bad... I can build every one of them in my sleep!

This was way before electric power.
 

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More rambling about Jim Youngblood ... But he designed and built this, and I later restored it. TX 18 as it was called. I was a river rat back then! Bare hull was 350#. Total was 1,100 maybe? And that ain't no 150. Probably more like 250...

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