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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    A little bigger than your looking for but if you check with MHZGermany very well priced as we don't pay some of duty and taxes built into price

    This is what I'm looking at for just playing this winter

    MHZAlligator ... withSSwindow trim and few small things was less than850 to my door in BCCanada

    http://www.mhz-powerboats.com/mhzpow...0b9af67dba12d2

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    See how tough it is to pick out a new hull? Lots of options out there. Price right now isn't that important but I'm not going to go crazy and get a full carbon fiber hull as much as I'd love to have one.

    I really liked the RCMK hull but it doesn't look like Bruce at Gizmo sells them. It looks like something that Batman would tow to the lake behind the Tumbler.
    The Norwegian boat would be cool as my last name is Norwegian but shipping would probably kill me.
    Yes, I do have that weak spot for 'burst's. My .45 mono was all yellow so you're teasing me with that one!
    I had my eye on the Silex when it first came out. I'm glad that Tony changed the hatch that he originally had for it as it looked like one of those confused Chinese boats that wasn't quite sure what it was.
    I'll have to go in and check out Dana's new hull.

    OK, keep in mind that I'm looking for something that preferably I can buy here in the US.
    I've also got some serious competition here in IMPBA D-2 but may hitting some D-4 and 14 races so we'll be up against some really good racers. Actually I should say my son as this will be what he'll be racing. Old dad is getting relegated to more of a crew chief than a driver.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Can understand your need to purchase from the USA,but my RCMK Zenith was only $322 delivered from Korea to here in the UK.
    These are carbon reinforced and come complete with the radio box fitted in,its my favourite boat so far.
    By the way it drives & handles much,much better than a Chinese Lynx,which I've also had and only submarines if set up wrong.

    Advise from somebody who's actually owned,setup & run one...
    Brod..
    Quietly laughing.....

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Here's one you don't find everyday. http://www.bigalboats.com/
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    I saw that one over at Jim's when he first rolled it out. The price isn't bad but the assembly is a little unorthodox, using JB Weld to hold it together. With it lacking engine rails and a radio box lost points. It's kind of a tin Easy-Vee.
    I haven't completely ruled out Asian-made hulls as seeing how I've got a Falcon 41 but I don't have a PayPal account. I could probably have my sister or brother order one for me though. I don't currently own a credit card! Those things can get a toy-buying fool into trouble, been there before.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Want something diff ..... MHZ just sent me pics of new Titus

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    a finished Titus

    http://www.mhz-powerboats.com/mhzpow...553306953ada4a

    you can take 17% off the price as we don't pay tax so around 375 + shipping ........ they quoted me 125 to ship

    Something diff

    As a note I don't use Paypal or Credit cards either Ron ....... MHZ I go to bank and send a bank transfer for 4.50 happens in about a hour
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    ORIGINAL: mistycreekboats

    Want something diff ..... MHZ just sent me pics of new Titus

    Very nice..
    Quietly laughing.....

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Hey Brian can you show us the bottom or just the keel at the transom, does it still have a ride pad?

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Hi Mike! Are you sure your thinking about the right boat? Seducer maybe? No ride pad, but the keel is rounded at the back. Bottom flat as a pancake. Brian
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    RE: New gas mono shopping


    ORIGINAL: Ron Olson

    See how tough it is to pick out a new hull? Lots of options out there. Price right now isn't that important but I'm not going to go crazy and get a full carbon fiber hull as much as I'd love to have one.

    I really liked the RCMK hull but it doesn't look like Bruce at Gizmo sells them. It looks like something that Batman would tow to the lake behind the Tumbler.
    The Norwegian boat would be cool as my last name is Norwegian but shipping would probably kill me.
    Yes, I do have that weak spot for 'burst's. My .45 mono was all yellow so you're teasing me with that one!
    I had my eye on the Silex when it first came out. I'm glad that Tony changed the hatch that he originally had for it as it looked like one of those confused Chinese boats that wasn't quite sure what it was.
    I'll have to go in and check out Dana's new hull.

    OK, keep in mind that I'm looking for something that preferably I can buy here in the US.
    I've also got some serious competition here in IMPBA D-2 but may hitting some D-4 and 14 races so we'll be up against some really good racers. Actually I should say my son as this will be what he'll be racing. Old dad is getting relegated to more of a crew chief than a driver.
    Ron,

    I have raced against many RCMK hulls & they are now building them stronger than before and they handle race water very well once set up right (as in any hull). I have not seen a tendancy in them to nosedive any more than any other boat out there. If you run a prop with too much lift you will nosedive any boat once you get too much air under the hull (I learnt this one a while ago & have changed my prop choice accordingly).

    You said you would prefer a local supplier, however I have dealt with Mr Park directly before and I don't think you would have any issues buying directly from him if you can't get Bruce to supply you with a hull (if you asked him he may get you one, he seems to be bringing in shipments constantly).

    Another option is an Aussie built Retallick Engineering Sidewinder hull (my hull of choice). I like their looks and they handle very well in rough water and at speed. At 45" it's right on your length, however shipping to you will probably kill the deal.

    I have also had good races against the 44" DF hull which I think you could get locally through Offshore electric, these hulls need tabs & fins to get them to handle well though, unlike the Sidewinder and RCMK hulls.

    Cheers
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Randy, I'm wondering if the MH$ hull is IMPBA or NAMBA legal for that matter with the wing as the rules state, no wings on mono's. If they wanted ot get technical, even the "radar arch" on the Shockwaves wouldn't be allowed.
    I've been thinking of contacting Bruce to see if he has or maybe can get an Alien as I know he does have a few things that aren't on his site.
    The Delta Force was also on my list last year as I know that it or its clone was going to be imported to the US under another name from Frank but haven't heard anything yet so that's another phone call I'll have to make.
    Steve at Offshore Eelctrics does have the Delta Force Sniper in stock and the price isn't bad at all. I've bought from him before and he's great ot deal with plus he does e-checks.
    Mr. Park seems like a nice enough person as you rarely if ever see someone like him as a big manufacturer actually going into forum sites and posting. Not here but you know where.
    Ken Retallick's boats are known here in the US but like you said, shipping would be a lot.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Ron
    I'll send u Mr. Parks personal email ... he answers very quickly if u use his email

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Got it, thanks.
    I just sent a PM to Bruce.

    [Updated]
    I got a PM back from Bruce already! I was surprised seeing how late it is (1:00 AM my time). Anyway, he can get them if I want one. Hmmmmmm.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    So Ron is that another boat for me to paint for you??

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Hi Ron
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    ORIGINAL: joseywales

    So Ron is that another boat for me to paint for you??
    I don't know. It depends on what color(s) I can get whatever I buy in.

    Dicko, seeing how you bought an RCMK hull, can you tell me if it has the engine rails already installed in it or am I going to have to fit my own in there? The site really doesn't show much.

    [Another update]
    I got another PM from Bruce about the RCMK hulls. Just to show (at least to me) that he isn't into it for the money but also the service he advised me not to get the Alien hull. It seems like they've got a problem with a hook in the bottom that he couldn't get out himself so this must be why he doesn't carry them on a regular basis. Too bad as it really is a cool and different looking boat.

    Doing more and more research on those on my now getting shorter list the Rampage is a good hull in the straights but where it really shines is in the corners. Seeing how my son Eric will probably be the one driving it, he can run closer to the buoys than the old man dares to.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Ron.

    The Zenith & Stealth hulls are the ones I run against here, I don't personally own one. They do have rails installed. The guys I run against have not needed to blueprint the hulls, do not use tabs or fins & they really do perform well. If they do have a hook it is possibly there intentionally like the Seaducer hulls. I have not seen an alien hull run, so I can't comment on that one. I do know that the Zenith & Stealth hulls are the same with different decks. The Mk II hulls are good racers.

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    OK, the list is getting narrowed down and right now, the Rampage is at the top. I'll probably give Denny a call Saturday to see what's going on. He's working on laying them up in some new colors instead of the usual red, blue, yellow, black and white, a big plus there. Carlo, one of the dealers of these says that it runs loose on the straights but really excels in the corners.
    In the meantime, keep the suggestions coming as this isn't a done-deal yet. Thanks again for all of your input so far.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Just as Carlo said, it runs kinda loose in the straights and it carves the turns like no other mono i have seen. Its very fast in the straights and loose, this makes for some very fun racing. The new one i ordered in the not normal colors(royal blue top and dark grey bottom) will be here prob next week, its being laid up now. When i receive it i will post some pics. You can pretty much get any color you want(kawasaki green, royal blue, grey, dark grey, pink, pepto pink, mustard yellow, yellow, deep red, black, powder blue, money green, white, etc. you name the color and we can probably build it, that color.

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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Mitch, Denny just called me a little while ago and we talked briefly but we'll probably yak some more Saturday. He's going to be running a special on them soon. We talked about your hull also. The Kaw green is probably more like what I'm looking for but not sure if I'm going all green or one with a white bottom yet but I'm open to a lot of those other colors except grey. It's not that grey doesn't look good but with past experience with my grey Vee-Rod, I know how hard it is to see it when it's dead in the water.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Sounds like you made a good choice Ron ,those hulls look nice.I like the idea of the Kawa green on the top and a black hull im planning on that colour sometime looks killer.I just layed up a dark grey Apache actually graphite its called with a light grey top for a guy,his colour choices .Will see how the bottom turns out over the weekend.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    The Rampage is a good choice Ron. If ya wanna run with the D-2 guys ya need a fast boat and the Rampage fits the bill.
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    RE: New gas mono shopping

    Chris, I saw on the MGB site that you and Dale have these so I figure that if you guys have Rampage's then they must be pretty good!
    I'm going to hit the D-2 circuit more this year so I should be able to run into you somewhere or at the Toledo show.
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    Ron, you can get rid of the gray JUST FOR MEN
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