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01-28-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By gtopillado

Nice purchase. I have a slightly used Hellbent...

Nice purchase. I have a slightly used Hellbent 30.5 cc engine that would be perfect for that boat. Andrew O'Neil (New Zealand) did all the modifications on the engine, it's a real power house. I ran...
02-15-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,973
Posted By gtopillado

RE: R-42 AC BOATS

Great choice in Cat! I run a 6717/3, 7016/2 is another great prop as mentioned.
04-30-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,396
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Aquacraft Atlantic Tug up-grade

Still running my tug with upgrades and must say its been awesome. Got a real work horse, couldn't be happier!!!!!
09-13-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 23,774
Posted By gtopillado

RE: custom paintjobs

Doug does a great job at a competitive price with excellent materials. It's not just his Art work, it's that he refuses to use inferior materials to save on cost. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!! Great...
05-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,396
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Aquacraft Atlantic Tug up-grade

Parts are in and bolted together. Had enough room for the bigger blade....looks like a brute next to stock prop. Can feel the air behind boat when its at full throttle, can't wait to test it.
05-02-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,396
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Aquacraft Atlantic Tug up-grade

Well I'm upgrading my tug again. Sometimes I run in a river and need a bit more speed to get my gas boats so I decided to purchase a couple of things to get the job done. 1st is a new 55mm 5 bladed...
04-09-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

About 400 shipped is what I remember. Ivan may have increased his rate by now.....
04-09-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,235
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Garwood Speedster

Looking forward to my kit Frank, as you can see I've been wanting to build this boat for some time and I'm really happy you came out with this kit. Your build thread on RC Groups will really help...
04-07-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

The boat builder is Ivan Bourdier. You get a empty hull when you order one from him, than you build it. Sorry for the confusion......
04-07-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

Against wife's wishes, I raced her last weekend. She ran well, but had a tough time trying to take it easy as I didn't want her to get banged up. It was really nerve racking but had a great time...
02-28-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Kiton Brushless Deep Vee

After thinking about some of the comments about the boat having too much prop walk, I looked more into prop condition. On my gas Mono's, the props are thinner than most and sharp...the one that came...
02-27-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Kiton Brushless Deep Vee

Well after reading reviews and suggestions in making the boat drive better I decided to modify boat some. Switch servo and ESC to starboard side so I can mount battery on port side to help compensate...
02-18-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Kiton Brushless Deep Vee

All go info...looks like I will have to modify it some to get it to run right. Not to happy about that but its what I got...I'll try to make the best of it. Would like to know if anyone out there has...
02-18-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By gtopillado

Kiton Brushless Deep Vee

Just bought this on eBay and wanted to see if anyone has one out there. Its my first LiPo brushless boat.....not looking to break records with it, just want something to buz around the pond when I'm...
01-16-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Locked forums?

Haven't seen a thread get that ugly over on this site Ever! .....glad its locked and the !&*%% is booted.
12-10-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

Thank you. Been getting it dialed in and have more to go but running stable in turns and topping out at 57 mph so far with only 1 blow over. Done a couple things different than last pics and is...
12-05-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

All done...been a blast building and now the tuning begins. here's some pics of it completed...
11-28-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

Great weekend to work on CB, been raining here in No. Ca.. Got a lot done and now I'm in final assembly, waiting for a few things to finish but took a big leap forward. Radio electrics are 99%...
11-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,396
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Aquacraft Atlantic Tug up-grade

Yes, the Mtronics is a WAY better ESC....wish I bought this one 1st. Slow enough to where I can see blades from prop turning to a very nice progressive curve all the way up to full throttle. Reverse...
11-16-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

Last thing I'm worried about is protest...most will be upset just for the fact that I'm faster than they are and will look at anything they can to not race against it. Seen them run against other...
11-07-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

Thought I'd post some pics of where my build is at. Taking me a while to get the time to make sure its done right but its moving along. Dudes are painted and most of mechanical hardware is fitted,...
10-08-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

Thanks for the compliments. Here the latest, stuffing tube is in place so I can now finish painting her.
10-06-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Has anybody ever made a metal hull?

There's a guy on the "Dock" making an entire boat out of aluminum, his work is incredible...craftmanship to the highest degree. Can't post a link (against the rules) to his build thread there but...
10-05-2010, 10:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,774
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Gas boat approved lakes, Sonoma Ca ???

Nice pickup Dave. Hope to see you at WBOP @ Speckles Oct. 24th. Anyone thats got wood....bring it. LOL
10-05-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,726
Posted By gtopillado

RE: Wooden Cracker Box (Ivan Bourdier)

Not sure about IMPBA rules as I run in NAMBA and they are legal race boats. They are one of the fastest Cracker box's out there but its more than the sides.....lets just say the bottom of hull isn't...
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