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Old 01-18-2015, 12:36 PM
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Hi to everbody I work in the aircraft biz 35yrs . I have been a life long boater, fishing sailing sking a love all things that go fast. I just retired from Dragbike Racing after 15yrs . I got in to Dirt Oval Gokarting after a layoff of many years. I bought my first Rc 1 1/2yrs ago it was Quad Copter and bought two more . Thought a boat would fun to, now Have three of those with another on the way. It always looked fun, Wow really is FUN!!
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Old 12-21-2015, 11:17 AM
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Hello everyone!! I'm new to the site and returning to nitro/gas RC boats after being away for many years. My name is Eric, I'm 31 years old and have been married for 4 years. We also have a beautiful daughter! I work as a Deputy Sheriff here in Texas and have been blessed to do so for the past 8 years. I'm really excited about getting back into boats and am wanting to experiment with both gas and nitro. I had a few small cookie cutter nitros before but am wanting to get into bigger power. I look forward to talking with everyone here and hopefully meeting some of yall! The boat section of this site is truly awesome!!
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:27 PM
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Welcome Eric, good to have new blood on the site.
I was arrested in Texas once (long story, no charges) before your were born.
I usta race 7.5 K&B outboard tunnel hull F-1 boats when I lived in Ca., I would get into it again but there are no clubs here in N. Nevada.
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Old 12-21-2015, 06:08 PM
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Thank you, it's great to be here!! I'd love to find a near-by club in Austin or something. Oh and I think most of us have been there We usually fly to Vegas once a year but this past year we took a road trip from here to L.A. and then drove to Vegas. The views along the highway in Nevada were spectacular. This road trip was the first time I really saw mountains and been in that kind of elevation. It was really amazing to see the difference in landscape.

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Old 12-21-2015, 06:37 PM
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Thank you, it's great to be here!! I'd love to find a near-by club in Austin or something. Oh and I think most of us have been there We usually fly to Vegas once a year but this past year we took a road trip from here to L.A. and then drove to Vegas. The views along the highway in Nevada were spectacular. This road trip was the first time I really saw mountains and been in that kind of elevation. It was really amazing to see the difference in landscape.

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Old 12-21-2015, 06:53 PM
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:40 PM
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This is an interesting spot. I'm 85 as of a few months ago. Born and raised on the Maine coast I have a life long love for boats. Just completed from scratch my first model of Dad's 33 foot lobster fishing boat. I'm also a novice at running a computer so I don't know how to do much in the line of posting pictures or whatever. Now I'm starting the same boat in a bigger size to do R/C. Wondering if I'm beyond my capabilities so I may be crying for help from some of you with more expertise.
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Old 11-08-2016, 07:39 AM
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This is an interesting spot. I'm 85 as of a few months ago. Born and raised on the Maine coast I have a life long love for boats. Just completed from scratch my first model of Dad's 33 foot lobster fishing boat. I'm also a novice at running a computer so I don't know how to do much in the line of posting pictures or whatever. Now I'm starting the same boat in a bigger size to do R/C. Wondering if I'm beyond my capabilities so I may be crying for help from some of you with more expertise.
Welcome aboard!! Look forward to seeing your build!

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Old 12-26-2016, 12:58 PM
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My name is John Defusco I'm 33 , I'm a marine mechanic and own my own business. I have been in large scale rc for over 20 years , baja , losi 5T I ran Trevor simpson motors , obr , Scott Finley, RCMAX, Alx , enforcer boats when tony owned it , I just got back into boats about a year about and I'm having a blast building engines and boats !! I run and race poker runs with my Baja outlaw real boat and always been a boat lover , real and rc !
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:32 PM
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Hi my name is Simon from Sydney. Been playing with big boats all my life and my son just bought an RC - cant believe how much fun these things are. If you're interested there is a video at this link of our little boat (all the details are in the video description)

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Old 03-13-2017, 05:16 PM
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I enjoyed your video. That thing looks like it is really moving. I don't have the skills so far to add pictures but I'm building from scratch. Finished my experimental dry model and now have the keel pretty well ready for the second. Actually this one is a larger edition of the first. It's a Downeast Maine lobster fishing boat. She'll be about 49 inches long with about 12 inch beam . I hope to have this one seaworthy. I welcome suggestions as to the electric power plant I might use. Just want her to move well but need not set any speed records.
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Old 03-31-2017, 05:52 AM
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Welcome to the forum Simon and great job with the video. Be careful - RC can be addictive!!

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Hi my name is Simon from Sydney. Been playing with big boats all my life and my son just bought an RC - cant believe how much fun these things are. If you're interested there is a video at this link of our little boat (all the details are in the video description)

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Old 08-10-2017, 11:38 AM
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My name is Larry Bleakley, 76 yrs old, started boating when I was 12,real and model. Lived on the South shore of MA all my life,never more than 10 min from the water. I now have RC sail boats, FE boats scale boats and gas boats.
I've always lived on water of some sort. It started because I have Lab dogs and they need to swim every day, then I got into RC Nitro boats, yeehaw. I'm 56 and retired from Local 533 pipefitters in Kansas City about a year ago. I really like working on the boats and motors. I sure wish I knew more about the motors. Jeesh, I used to overhaul 1200 HP centrifugal AC compressors, but can't get these little motors figured out.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:00 PM
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My name is Lance Ledet lived in Houma La. all of my life I am 43 years old was a diesel machine for 10 years now I am a charter fishing guide for the last 15 years. I have been drooling over rc magazines sense I was a kid. Started flying at the age of 32 and was in it big time until 2005 when my dad past away life changed and did not have the time. Now I am getting back into it again and have an interest in boats witch is the only thing in rc I have not tried (flew plains, hellis, and fooled around cars). I missed the hobby!
Is that big old fish Nitro, or electric power?
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:50 PM
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Nitro!!
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Hi my name is Lile I am new here nice to meet you all
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I am Eden Harel love to join here as I am working as a sales manager at Saysal where many electronic gadgets are discoverable in easy manner.
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