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Old 05-07-2008, 04:02 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I live at a veterans home and we have decided to put one of our ponds
to use as a place to hold electric rc boat races, and other events.

Electric Boats Only

We're starting out fresh except for all the info I read on About.com.
The question I want to ask relates to the size of our pond but I am
not exactly sure of the size. I'll just say it is a decent size pond maybe
100 ft. wide and 250 ft. long with an 12 ft. diameter island off to one

What would be the best scale of boats for this size pond? Right now
we want to use them right out of the box. Maybe assemble some over
the winter.

Lots of our guys and gals are in wheelchairs and scooters. The right size
boats to buy are my first concern. Where to buy them is another. We do
have a budget and would like to deal with one company to handle all our
needs. Local to Sandusky, Ohio would be great, but not necessary.

I will certainly be pleased with any suggestions to help our club get started.

Thank you,

Doug Davis
Ohio Veterans Home
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:14 PM
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I would suggest the SuperVee 27 Brushless, they are fast out of the box and is a nice size for your pond.


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i like these boats just trim out the plain so it will run lower on the bow and its a great runner
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HI,Doug This is not close to you but,contact Steven at www,offshoreelectrics.com He is in Boston MA (617)642-0041, great to deal with,he can make a custom pkg for you. Larry
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Default RE: Right Size RC Boats For Pond

I don't know of any hobby shops in the Sandusky area but there are a few around Toledo. There is a Rider's Hobby Shop and Hobby Stop West. Talk to both of them and let them know what your budget is and what they're going to be used for, one of them might be able to make you a deal on a small fleet of boats.
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As to 'scale', I think you would be smart to figure on a fairly small boat. Takes much more room to do any maneuvering than you might think (speed dependent). You might also be on the look out for a 'go-fer' or two. Not that you or your friends can't do stuff, just makes for it being easier to do, right?
The only other 'generalized' advice I'd be willing to offer is to count on things being more expensive than you thought. Never fails. Oh! No canes, etc, allowed in the area! 'Whopping' your competitors is not allowed!
Have fun.
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