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      Since mid 2008 I'm busy with building the RIVA Aquarama of Amati. It is an Itallian wooden speedboat with 2 engines from the beginning of the 1970's. As you can see, I have allmost finished with the first planking, only need to finish the back and need to sand the whole hull. When first planking is finished , I can start with the second. I 'm not adding any extra detail as the kit is already very good and I'm concentrating on getting the basic skills, as this is my first model. I have installed 2 electric motor + speedcontrol + servo + receiver to make it Radio Controlled. I have added 3 lights in the front (not standard). I'm sure the original boat must have some lighting at the back and maybe even on the side but I can't find any detail. Does anybody have an idea? Any advise is more than welcome.

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    Nice work Barend, can't wait to see it completed!
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    Barend,

    Here is the historic archive of Riva boats

    Riva

    Groet

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    Barend

    Please Email me at rick21142@shaw.ca.

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    I needed a break from the Willys so thanks to some encouragement from Barend and a great little hobby shop in Italy, I'm now building an Amati Riva Aquamarina runabout. I ordered the kit on line and payed via Pay Pal and four days later it arrived here.

    This is a wonderful kit with very good instructions in both Italian and English. The parts are all well marked and easily pressed out of each sheet. I've built several Dumas kits in the past and they are good, but don't compare to the Amati line. This is an expensive kit but its going to be fun.

    Over the last two days I've laid the keel and attached the ribs. Its time consuming but the quality of the parts and instructions makes it pretty easy to build.........so far.

    Barend's boat is radio controlled and mine will be static. This will be a long build, but I'll let you follow along as I progress through each step.
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    Barend and Rick I am really pleased to see two guys working on such a classic design. I look forward to future posts.
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    If you need any info on the Riva Aquarama, there is a guy on the Bugattibuilder.com forum, with nickname "rivaaquarama" (how appropiate...) who knows quite a lot of these boats. He is an active member, so if you need info feel free to contact him.
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    Thanks Herm. I've sent him a message.
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    Rick,

    Can you let me know what you find out from this guy. Don't want to bother him with the same questions.

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  9. Well.. Guess what… The nickname of this guy is also rivaaquarama on this forum… and his E-mail address…

    rivaaquarama@hotmail.com

    ;-)
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    Welcome aboard Martijn. Hope you'll have a good look around and that you'll show us what you're building. Feel free to step in anytime and remember, pictures and tutorials, whether they deal with boats, planes or cars, are always welcome.

    Barend......Martijn joins us from the Netherlands and knows of a couple of "real" Riva's moored nearby. He's also got some good liturature that he's willing to share if we need it.

    Thanks Martijn!
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    I've made a bit of progress on my boat. I'm in the midst of installing brackets and reinforcements and really enjoying the build. There's still a lot of pieces to install after which I'll start to plank the hull.
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    Ah yes, the planking....that's where the real fun lies.
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    Welcome aboard Martijn.
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    Welcome to the site, Martijn. Jump in any time.
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