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mkuzmukerau 07-19-2003 03:00 AM

MRP -- What happened to them?
What happened to MRP Boats? I am looking for a decal set for the MRP Bud Dry Catamaran? Any ideas?


mkuzmukerau 01-10-2005 11:36 PM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
anyone know???? Come on someones has got to know??


Ron Olson 01-11-2005 12:05 AM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
Gone like so any others.
If you could get an old issue of RCBM, you could look through it and see how many have gone away over the years. Some sell their molds to someone else or some just close up shop. MRP was one of the first companies to make Monster Trucks, they had one that would float on water it was so light!

mkuzmukerau 01-11-2005 09:51 AM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
Does anyone have any idea of where you can get any of their old boats? Mainly the Bud Dry Catamaran. I have been looking for one for years on ebay.... ? Could there possibly be one sitting at some hobby shop somewhere, or were they all sent back to MRP?


Ron Olson 01-11-2005 10:03 AM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
Seeing how they've been out of business for a few years, I don't know if any Hobby Shops would still have them on their shelves or put away. One of my area Hobby Shops had the one that you're looking for and the mono hull that they made so someone locally may yet have one. The decals were a pain to apply, the one that they had the decals were pretty badly wrinkled on the boat.

astecme 01-26-2005 02:48 PM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
I believe that they wer bought up by MRC - they do an F1 cat that looks suspiciously like the MRP one. Bud would only allow the Bud decal set to be marketed in the USA so where they were sold in Other countries different decal sets were used. I know that Lesro Models of Christchurch Dorsey UK have one such set of Decals ( well a couple of hundred actually)

mkuzmukerau 01-26-2005 04:33 PM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
How can that company be contacted? I would love to get my hands on a decal set....


Ron Olson 01-26-2005 11:39 PM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
In order for a model boating company to get the okay to use the Bud decals or its name, the model company had to make a "donation" for each boat sold to a charity of Budweiser's choice.
Miller Brewing started charging also to use their name on the Dumas boat kits also. Autographics got into a little trouble by not getting Miller's go-ahead to use their logo's on decal sheets. They got pulled off the market real fast!

leisure lake 01-28-2005 01:40 PM

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:D Here's mine

Sonic1 02-10-2005 11:24 PM

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rcboatparts 12-02-2007 04:15 PM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
I used to own MRP. I sold it to a company who did not continue the line. I have a few parts left and would be happy to look for you.

sk7 12-08-2007 08:10 PM

RE: MRP -- What happened to them?
sent you a pm. Mr. rcboatparts.

ulistiger 03-12-2008 02:08 AM

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I hope you don't mind me asking but is this one of your boats from MRP I think it is but I am not sure. can you tell me anything about it?

d_atl 06-07-2012 12:27 PM

RE: MRP What happened to them?
For MRP enthusiast.
The MRP Archive. A collection of the know boat types and models.

ehroof 01-08-2014 06:34 PM

I know its an old thread but does anyone know what prop to use on the bud dry electric catamaran? Cant find any information anywhere on it, picked one up, with the box, not completed but has no prop....

Ron Olson 01-08-2014 08:45 PM

For a 1/8" propshaft probably an Octura X-435. For 3/16", a X-437 presuming that it has a stock motor in it. It does seem like they made it both elelctric and nitro versions.

ehroof 01-09-2014 07:09 PM

thank you

Dr.Sickness 07-11-2014 05:10 PM

MRP is owned by Thunder Tiger who is owner i belive by associated . I own a Hobby Shop and I have a MRP Ripper ST new on the shelf . And as far as i know the products are still available


rcguy1411 07-31-2014 09:47 PM

This brings back some good memories had the sebold bud tunnel the GentryEagle the Skater and the Fountian great boats back in the day but have to admit puttking the deck on the skater was a pita think my mother still regrets telling me about the store she found lol

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