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Old 07-07-2008, 12:48 PM
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Default Just ordered the Shockwave 36...

I finally decided on which boat to get. I ended up buying the shockwave 36. I was debating between the shockwave 36 and thundercat 31, and chose the shockwave because it seems to be the better of the two according to the searches I have conducted on the forums here.

I am new to nitro boats and want to get some tips on breaking the motor in properly. Should I leave the motor at the factory setting while breaking it in? How many tanks of fuel does it take until the motor is fully broken in? What precautions should I take? Should I seal the radio box with tape or silicon? Do I need to make any adjustments to the boat? Any info will be greatly appreciated... Thanks guys
Old 07-07-2008, 02:48 PM
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Default RE: Just ordered the Shockwave 36...

How much did you end up getting it for?
I've been considering one for a while...
Seems like a good boat, hope you have fun
Old 07-07-2008, 10:44 PM
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$350 shipped on ebay from a powerseller in Maine.
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Default RE: Just ordered the Shockwave 36...

That's a pretty good price
Was it local shipping?
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Default RE: Just ordered the Shockwave 36...

No, shipping is free nationally. I was going to buy the boat off hobbytron.com, but this hobby shop on ebay is located only 2 hours north of me, so if I have any problems I can simply drive up.
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Default RE: Just ordered the Shockwave 36...

I see a few shockwave 36's on ebay but they seem to only do local delivery (US)

Do let us know how you go once you get it and take it for a spin
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Default RE: Just ordered the Shockwave 36...

Go into the Nitro boat forum and you'll find plenty of info on your boat including one huge thread.
The easiest way to locate it is to use the search at the bottom of that forum. Get ready to do some reading!
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Default RE: Just ordered the Shockwave 36...

I love my Shockwave 36. I would look into getting a spare glow plug or two. Nitro motors tend to burn them out during break in.

-Andrew
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Default RE: Just ordered the Shockwave 36...

The shockwave 55 is nice too but it costs like a grand?
Rio 51 looks beautifull and for gas it's cheap compared to the 55
I'd like a Rio...

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