Sydney Social RC Boat Club

Sydney Social Boaters

Sydney Social Boaters

We love to boat, more importantly we enjoy boating with other like minded enthusiasts. For that reason we created a social club for people in Sydney, Australia who are interesting in getting out and on the water.

The Sydney Social Boat Club have been meeting regularly for about twelve months now.  Most weekends we head out to the Hawkesbury river near Windsor and run our boats for a few hours in the morning.

No politics, no ego’s just a bunch of boaters willing to help each other out and enjoy both gas and electric boats.

If your interested in finding out more, be sure to head over to the Sydney Social Boat Club Facebook page and register to find out when we are all meeting next.

45″ Thurgarcraft Build (Petrol 30cc)

Thurgarcraft 45" Open Deck

Thurgarcraft 45″ Open Deck

Last month we built our first gas boat, this month we build another 45″ Thurgarcraft open deck with a Zenoah G300PUM.  You ask why?  Well this time we are throwing in a pretty serious engine combo to see if we can challenge our 111kmph record, set by the electric version of this hull.

In order to challenge the record we have sourced what we think are the fastest modified Zenoah’s in Australia.  None other than the Omen Race Enginge, combined with a CC Racing Monster V2 exhaust coupled with a Gizmo Racing Walbro 1048 modified carburetor.

As always, click on ‘more…’ below to view all of the photos we took during the build and of course a video of the finished product.

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50″ Everingham Build (Electric 12S)

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Garry Everingham Hull

We have been hard at work in the shed putting together another large scale electric boat.  This particular hull is a genuine Garry Everingham EVO50.

This is first of many new designs that Garry will be releasing in 2015 and a big upgrade from the EVO50 from the late 90’s.

Picking up the bare hull earlier this year from the Everingham Festival held in Sydney, Australia.  We were immediately drawn to the sharp lines and quality craftsmanship.

As always, click on ‘more…’ below to view all of the photos we took during the build and of course a video of the finished product.

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45″ Thurgarcraft (Petrol 30cc)

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Thurgarcraft EVO45 Hull

Our first large scale electric builds were assembled with EVO45 capsules built by our friends at Thurgarcraft.  We love these hulls, particularly at high speed where they need to be driven.

Finally getting the bug to build some more gas boats, we managed to get our hands on two more  EVO45 ‘s but this time with an open deck design. The open deck is better suited to a gas powered setup, allowing the power unit to breathe.

For this particular hull, we installed a stock Zenoah G300PUM using a quick release motor mount, fueled by an IV bag system.

As always, click on ‘more…’ below to view all of the photos we took during the build and of course a video of the finished product.

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Revolectrix Lipo Batteries

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Revolectrix Lipo’s

As most of our regular visitors would know, we build big scale electric boats.  Often our hulls can weigh upto 10 KG’s fully loaded, powered by huge brushless setups that draw  50 Volts @ 260+ Amps in order to push the hulls beyond the 100 KMPH mark.

Whilst we run decent electronic setups,  the consistent failure point has always been our Lipo batteries.  As the ‘Doctor’ would say, we have had to ‘burn and learn’ many lessons trying to find powerful enough Lipo batteries for our rc boats.

Most recently we discovered a new blend of Lipo cells on the market manufactured by Revoblends, the brain child of John Grzan.  John has been involved with the development of Lithium since 1994 when he co-developed Lithium High Rete cells with Kokam in Korea. Moving from Melbourne, Australia to Singapore he set up a production facility for LiPO batteries and chargers in Batam Indonesia.

Click ‘more…’ below to read our full review!

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50″ Everingham (Petrol 26cc)

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Gary Everingham Hull

We have been hard at work in the shed putting together our first gas powered boat.  This particular hull is a genuine Garry Everingham EVO50.

This is first of many new designs that Garry will be releasing in 2015 and a big upgrade from the EVO50 from the late 90’s.

Picking up the bare hull earlier this year from the Everingham Festival held in Sydney, Australia.  We were immediately drawn to the sharp lines and quality craftsmanship.

As always, click on ‘more…’ below to view all of the photos we took during the build and of course a video of the finished product.

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Upgrade Genesis Catamaran to 3/16

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HobbyKing Genesis

The Genesis catamaran is a very popular RC boat here in Australia.  Built by TFL Hobby and retailed by HobbyKing, it represents good value for money at $300 AUD.

Typically sold ‘Almost Ready to Run’ (ARTR) you will almost certainly need to add your own Electronic Speed Controller (ESC), Servo and Lithium Polymer (Lipo) batteries.

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About Us

We are passionate about radio-controlled model power boats.

Through our network of suppliers around the world, we offer a range of quality hulls, gas motors and premium hardware.

Our services range from full assembly of a bare hull to simple repairs and maintenance.

For a quote or more information, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.