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Old 04-26-2014, 07:43 PM
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Hi Ryan. Very nice your post.

I am a rc drifter but i allways like boats.

So, i am choosing a model but i don't know what kind of boat is the best choice.

Looking at Hobbyking i found these two EP boats.

1 - Libero 675mm



2 - Sprint F3 Tunnel hull 630mm:



So wich one is the best choice for a guy that never run a boat?

Thanks.

Marcelo

IMO neither..
I would try with one of these as a first boat
http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...t30/index.html
http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...rew/index.html
http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...oil/index.html
they run great and have even better customer support
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IMO neither..
I would try with one of these as a first boat
http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...t30/index.html
http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...rew/index.html
http://www.aquacraftmodels.com/boats...oil/index.html
they run great and have even better customer support
Thanks my friend. Definitely, technical support is paramount. One thing is HobbyKing poor.

I will look there and i will choose the best one...

Thanks again.
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Hi guys, it's me again.

So i checked some boats at AquaCraft and I am really close to choose one:

1 - Montley crew Catamaran;
2 - Lucas Oil Catamaran;
3 - UL1 - Superior Hidro;

So waht do you think about wich one? Who's the best to a beginner?

Thanks.

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Old 04-27-2014, 05:31 PM
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Hi guys, it's me again.

So i checked some boats at AquaCraft and I am really close to choose one:

1 - Montley crew Catamaran;
2 - Lucas Oil Catamaran;
3 - UL1 - Superior Hidro;

So what do you think about wich one? Who's the best to a beginner?

Thanks.

Marcelo
Motley Crew because its the same as the Lucas but different hardware that makes it cheaper
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Motley Crew because its the same as the Lucas but different hardware that makes it cheaper
So are they the same boat? wow.....But reading the specifications they are exactly the same boat including the hardware. Both came with 6-pole 1800kv brushless motor, 60amp esc etc....They have a hull length of 750mm so they are the same boat.

Good to know because like you said before support is a very important service to a beginner like me and i also said reliability.


Well folks, now i will decide wich one is more beautiful to me kkkkk.

Now a final question: upgrade parts, what do you recommend?

Thanks again.

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Guys, At Towerhobbies the Montley Crew is backorder. But the Lucas Oil catamaran is in STOCK. I found two types of kit: one is RTR and the other is like ART (almost ready to run).

So, i have a Traxxas receiver 6518 and traxxas radio 6513, and can i use with boats like this catamaran? Because i have a lot of radios and i am reducing this number...what do you think about?

Thanks Marcelo
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So are they the same boat? wow.....But reading the specifications they are exactly the same boat including the hardware. Both came with 6-pole 1800kv brushless motor, 60amp esc etc....They have a hull length of 750mm so they are the same boat.

Good to know because like you said before support is a very important service to a beginner like me and i also said reliability.


Well folks, now i will decide wich one is more beautiful to me kkkkk.

Now a final question: upgrade parts, what do you recommend?

Thanks again.

Marcelo
Yeah, like I said same boat but different hardware...
The Lucas Oil has better hardware on it, reason for the price increase

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Guys, At Towerhobbies the Montley Crew is backorder. But the Lucas Oil catamaran is in STOCK. I found two types of kit: one is RTR and the other is like ART (almost ready to run).

So, i have a Traxxas receiver 6518 and traxxas radio 6513, and can i use with boats like this catamaran? Because i have a lot of radios and i am reducing this number...what do you think about?

Thanks Marcelo
yeah that radio should work just fine!
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