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Reply posted by Webhead

Feb 20 12 6:56 PM

Re: Aerokits Sea Queen Cabin Cruiser
 

I fired up the Sea Queen over the weekend and wow, I was impressed with the power that the Octura rotary valve and carb put out. You can see, feel and hear the power. My neighbor actually came over and told me that it was the loudest boat that he has ever heard, including full sized boats! It makes a very loud crack or popping noise. I'm curious as to how much power that the performance parts really add. It might have too much power and noise for a cabin cruiser and I may switch the engine with the White Heat.

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Very nice boat, I hope someone on here buys it, did you try the engine in your White Heat boat?

 

I had an Aerokits RAF crash tender for a short time, but it had to go as it wasn't in great condition and was too fragile for my liking. It found a good home with a model boat collector who was going to restore it & convert it to electric drive.

 

Edit: Some of the old Aerokits model boat kits are still available as laser cut kits in the UK, the Sea Queen seems to be missing from the range offered here:

http://lesromodels.co.uk/product-category/boat-kits/aerokits-laser-cut-kits/

 

David

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This boat came with the very rare Octura modified engine with a rotary valve. I transferred the engine in to the White Heat, which was much more appropriate. Thanks for that link.

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The updated Sea Queen still available from various suppliers including    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/sea_queen.html  

I restored one of the originals from a wreck a few years ago. No propshaft or rudder had ever been fitted, the propulsion and steering was via a small electric outboard motor on the transom.  Don't want to hog this thread but a couple of photo's before fittings added and a trial fit of a home built ( not by me )15cc 2 stroke engine.  Had my arm twisted to sell the boat but kept the engine.

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Looks very nice too, was the engine built from scratch, or from a kit?

 

I have an Original brochure/leaflet for the Sea Queen (with O&R engine & Octura accessories), it needs to scanning & adding to the manuals sticky thread when I have time.

 

David

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59 minutes ago, factory said:

Looks very nice too, was the engine built from scratch, or from a kit?

 

I have an Original brochure/leaflet for the Sea Queen (with O&R engine & Octura accessories), it needs to scanning & adding to the manuals sticky thread when I have time.

 

David

Engine is a much modified version of a pre war design.  Scratch built by the builder, who if I remember correctly, made all the castings, patterns etc.  Even made the miniature spark plug.  Test run only by the builder.  I never got to run it myself before selling the boat.  Now safely stored away.

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