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06-22-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,620
Posted By Ron Olson

Just hardware store PVC fittings.

Just hardware store PVC fittings.
05-23-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By Ron Olson

Lotza ,luck there, looking for boats that haven't...

Lotza ,luck there, looking for boats that haven't been made for 20+ years.
01-15-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By Ron Olson

By trade he's an HVAC Technician but pumps out at...

By trade he's an HVAC Technician but pumps out at least one prop a day. Chis has done me right as he's been pretty much spot on with what he's recommended to me whereas others got me somewhere in the...
01-14-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By Ron Olson

Mark Sholund didn't many props for gas boats, I...

Mark Sholund didn't many props for gas boats, I have one of the few that he's made as he sent it to me to try. He's busy enough making props for nitro engines. We go back many years.
01-14-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By Ron Olson

I know know where you're at in building by you...

I know know where you're at in building by you need a LOT of clamps, I used everything from spring steel ones from a stationery dept. to big ones when building wood boat kits. Tite-Bond III glue...
11-24-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,401
Posted By Ron Olson

A carb with a primer bulb really doesn't need a...

A carb with a primer bulb really doesn't need a return line fitted to it as spit out much fuel. Some IV bags are set up with 2 hookups but you only need one. I use the Zippkits bags myself which...
11-14-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By Ron Olson

They are both tuned pipes. The difference is in...

They are both tuned pipes. The difference is in that the early wet pipes like from Warehouse Hobbies ran water from the cooling jacket to a pipe out through the exhaust. Now, some now called wet...
11-08-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ron Olson

Enforcer boats is the new site owned by Bonzi...

Enforcer boats is the new site owned by Bonzi Statreside.
11-08-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ron Olson

Try Dave Marles at...

Try Dave Marles at https://www.prestwich.ndirect.co.uk/ as he carries a lot of parts that can fit in your Manta Ray.
11-03-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By Ron Olson

If the hardware is out of stock you can still...

If the hardware is out of stock you can still build the boat then have Joe send it to you when it arrives.
10-04-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,377
Posted By Ron Olson

I've never liked the Prather OB motor mount, too...

I've never liked the Prather OB motor mount, too many short bolts to deal with and hard to adjust, the Du-Bro mount was a lot better.
The transom on that mono may be a little shallow to hang an OB...
10-04-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,360
Posted By Ron Olson

Dynamite just puts their name on a Zenoah, the...

Dynamite just puts their name on a Zenoah, the same thing that they did with the CY/Sikk engines. Technically it's 29.5 cc's but there are many upgrades for it. I bought several upgrades from Gizmo...
09-16-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,307
Posted By Ron Olson

I had the original Speedmaster 21 may years ago,...

I had the original Speedmaster 21 may years ago, it was a great boat. I had a Rossi .21 in mine, fast boat that my son raced....
09-12-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By Ron Olson

RTR boats from Asia aren't a good bet. The prices...

RTR boats from Asia aren't a good bet. The prices are low because they use the cheapest of the cheap everything in them and some are copies of boats from Pro Boat. Yes, shipping is high and no...
09-12-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Ron Olson

I got 2 Sprektrum radios when I bought a group...

I got 2 Sprektrum radios when I bought a group lot of boats.The receivers had very thin circuit boards and cracked easily by just plugging in the servo leads. Newer ones may be better.
The Fly Sky's...
09-11-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Ron Olson

Well old-timer (I'm no spring chicken myself) but...

Well old-timer (I'm no spring chicken myself) but you may still be able to find a set of crystals for one of the radios to get you more channel separation, the cheap way to go.
09-11-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ron Olson

Shop eBay. 35 kg servos put out 486 oz. in. of...

Shop eBay. 35 kg servos put out 486 oz. in. of torque with metal gears and are waterproof. These are what a lot of crawler trucks are using and you might not believe how cheap they are!
09-11-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,932
Posted By Ron Olson

There is no official sanctioning body that...

There is no official sanctioning body that includes EDF and turbine propelled boats, not even airboats. Speeds would have to be recorded with official equipment, not just a GPS dropped into it.
09-11-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By Ron Olson

Gas boats won't become obsolete but nitro is...

Gas boats won't become obsolete but nitro is dying a slow death. Pro Boat is never my first choice for any boat but that's me.
Initially gas was more expensive but the prices are dropping quickly....
09-01-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Ron Olson

I quit using Futaba servos years ago except for...

I quit using Futaba servos years ago except for the 148 for the throttle which you could also use for the 3rd channel. I use Savox and some others off of eBay for steering. Look for 35 kg servos as...
08-19-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ron Olson

I like the 257 myself, the 1048 is the same thing...

I like the 257 myself, the 1048 is the same thing but the number is now a Zenoah part number for the same carb.
08-19-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ron Olson

That's a Sullivan connector, the spring holds...

That's a Sullivan connector, the spring holds part of the cupped area held into the cup. Just pull it back and it unhooks from the ball, a fast way to do it. The usually ball and cup fittings work...
05-08-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By Ron Olson

OK, that's the Daytona hull. The first version...

OK, that's the Daytona hull. The first version had a plastic deck while later ones were fiberglass.
04-28-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ron Olson

Joe and I were working on basically the same...

Joe and I were working on basically the same thing at the same time but I was using parts from Servo City. His turned out much better.
Here's more of a close-up of a normal throttle setup. ...
04-28-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,878
Posted By Ron Olson

Rookie! :D I've got something like 8 or 9 gas...

Rookie! :D I've got something like 8 or 9 gas bats now, just sold one a few weeks ago. Just finished up a new Phil Thomas gas sport hydro then won a Herzog Hurricane in a raffle that I built for my...
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