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Old 10-12-2004, 08:47 PM
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I just got started in R/C boats awhile back and I thought the expense of the smaller boats wasn`t to bad, something I could live with easy enough, but nobody told me about the MOTORHOME i had to buy today to store them in and get them to the lake with... I hope there isn`t too much more equipment I need!!!!!!!!! WIZ
Old 10-13-2004, 09:25 AM
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Aw, come on Wiz, didn't you know that? When I started, I could toss everything in to bed of my Ranger. Then I added a cab high cap with a shelf then got a trailer for all of my gear when I go to big multi-day races.
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Old 10-13-2004, 12:42 PM
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I have obtained a new vehicle, while I was shopping I took boats along to make sure that they would fit. This vehicle will carry the 1/72nd scale HIJMS Shimakze and HIJMS Tachikaze with all of the support material. And it will do it with style[8D]

Umi has been known to carry her Capitani Romani Class Italian cruiser in the same scale with Grecale Class destroyer and support material in her Toyota Corolla. She goes zoom zoom in that.[X(]
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:15 PM
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Umi is a woman? I know that her real name is Aimee. She has a lot of knowledge of scale boats for a female (no offense intended)!
A few years ago I did one of those "You're know that you're a R/C boater when..........." lists that included shopping for a vehicle that will hold all of your gear but never heard of someone actually taking their boats to a car Dealership!
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I knew all those boaters were rich, I just knew it.
Old 10-29-2004, 12:00 PM
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Now try adding live steam into the mix. Depending on the plant type, it can run $400 and up for a reversible engine and boiler. And that doesn't include all the items needed to run it, plus radio gear AND the hull. You can easily add up a quick sum here...
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I just got my Sport 40 today courtesy of the Big Brown Truck. So far I've got just a little over a Grand wrapped up into it. By the time I get done I'll probably add about another 200 clams or more.

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