|part# SG8012H Epoxy Fiberglass Hull Kit
RC Boat Company Part# SG8012H
The basic kit includes:
--1/8 scale epoxy fiberglass hull
--epoxy fiberglass cowling
--enclosed engine well
--flotation installed (reinforces the deck and bottom of hull)
--built-in carbon fiber wing mounts
--1/4" aluminum plate installed (for mounting turn fin bracket)
--two uprights (4 parts) horizontal wing (2 parts)
Length 44” Width 23-1/8” Tunnel 12”
Depth 3-1/4" A.P.L. 25-1/4” Picklefork Depth 7-5/8"
|SG8012H Price List:
Basic Hull Kit .......................................................... $425.00
Add Partial Carbon Fiber (top and bottom
of sponsons, turn fin and transom) ........................ $55.00
Add All-Carbon Fiber Hull (hull, tray, cowl, wings) .. $175.00
Add Two Built-in Fuel Compartments ..................... $65.00
Note: Shipping is not included
|Part# SG8012H will build the following unlimited hydroplanes:
Please note: This is a sample listing. If you do not see your hull listed, please ask.
This rc boat hull is designed for a 67 nitro powered engine. Some of my customers use electric power motors with some small modifications.
Shown with partial carbon fiber option
Click on boat name to see photo of boat.
Click on boat name to see photo of boat.
|Aluminum Lifting Brackets
#SG4LB .... $12.00 plus shipping
|Cowl Lock - Fastener
#SGCowllock $20.00 plus shipping
|Aluminum Stabilizer Bracket kit
#SG100SB .. $89.00 plus shipping
1980 U-1 Miss Budweiser
Just how big is the Roll-Royce Griffon engine that powers the 1980 Miss Budweiser? To simply say that it is 2,240 cubic inches is
not enough. To get a real feel for the size of this magnificent engine, think about this: the Griffon is six times bigger than the 358
cubic inch engines that power modern NASCAR racers. The engine in the 1980 Griffon Budweiser is bigger than all the motors in
the first three rows of cars at the Daytona 500 put together!
But raw horsepower isn’t enough. It has to be combined with a hull big enough, strong enough, and stable enough to handle that
power. The "Juggernaut" (as the 1980 Bud was sometimes called) was a perfect boat for the job. At 14’3" wide and 29’6" long,
the Miss Budweiser weighted in at over 7,000 pounds, making her the biggest, heaviest boat of her day. Her honeycomb
aluminum construction made her extremely strong, and her radical design made her fast and stable. The Bud, designed and built
by the legendary Ron Jones Sr., featured a cockpit dramatically offset to the left, deeply shingled sponsons and a massive skid fin.
All three features worked to produce a boat that could carry tremendous speed into the corner. The Bud was driven by Dean
Chenoweth, arguably one of the best drivers ever to step into a race boat.
From the moment that the 1980 Griffon Budweiser hit the water, she was almost unbeatable. She won her first five races, and it
wasn’t until the final head of the sixth race of the season (at Tri-Cities, Wash) that the Bud even lost a heat!
While attempting to qualify in Seattle, the mighty Juggernaut lost her rudder and cartwheeled end over end. Her season was
done. But before the accident the Bud had already won the Gold Cup and accumulated enough points to coast home to the
National Championship with the help of a few different backup hulls.
1981 was another record-setting year. The Bud won six of eight races, including the Gold Cup and World Championship. She also
brought home her second straight National Championship.
1982 started well for the Bud team. They won the season opener in Miami, Fla., but the team’s dominance was challenged when
three different boats won the next three races. By the time the fleet reached the Tri-Cities, the Bud team felt that they have
something to prove. While attempting to set a new qualifying record, the Griffon Bud blew over backward, killing driver Dean
The "Juggernaut" continued to race for three more years with Jim Kropfeld at the wheel. In 1983 and ’84 Kropfeld and the Bud
won 10 races and the 1984 National Championship. By 1985 it was clear that turbine engines were the way of the future, and the
mighty Juggernaut was sold to Jerry Kenny, who replaced the Griffon engine with an Allison.
Eventually the boat found its way into the hands of Eric Mann and Jerry Fiorito, the owners of Unlimited Excitement. The turned the
boat over to the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum restoration staff, lead by Gale Whitestine. Museum volunteers have spent
thousands of hours completing the most detail restoration ever attempted on a race boat. If any boat deserved this kind of
attention, it has to be the Griffon Bud!
Article from the Hydroplane Museum
|Accu-Tech RC Hardware has designed a hardware kit especially
for our 1/8 scale hydro rc boat kit part# SG8012H.
Here's a list of parts for the #SG8012H hull kit:
Short Rudder Assembly (#SRS-100)
Hydro Turn Fin Assembly (#HTFARC-100)
Strut Assembly (#SARC-100)
Engine Mount "Standard" (#MMRCS-100)
Exhaust Header (#EH-100)
Pipe Mount (#SPM-100)
1/4" Step-down Shaft (SDS-100)
1/4" Shaft Bushing (#4SB)
3/16" Drive Dog (#316DD-100)
3/16" Prop Nut (#316PN-100)