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Old 11-18-2007, 08:46 PM
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Hey I wanted to now what kind of boat that is at least 55 in. it does not to go fast as i do not go very fast but i would like to be reliible and fun to drive. I am not totaly new to rc boats as i have to nitros but i want a big gas boat.
Old 11-18-2007, 08:55 PM
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wearhouse hobbies manta ray great boat and a good looker handles chop good and does liken 40-44mph. and comes rtr.
Old 11-18-2007, 09:07 PM
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Ill get bashed for this but take a look at the PROBOAT BLACKJACK 55 http://www.proboatmodels.com/Product...ProdID=PRB2850. Now before ever running this boat take the whole thing apart and rebuild it yourself, reason being its built on a production line and they dont really care if its put together well or not use locktite and all the other goodies that are available. There are several companies offering upgrades and such. My buddy has one that has actually run flawless all season, but we took the time to rebuild the thing ourselves. You'll find both good and bad articles on this boat throughout the forums...but for 1000.00 bucks it aint a bad boat, plus the jr radio that comes with it is actually pretty good without dropping 300+ bucks for a better radio.
Old 11-18-2007, 09:15 PM
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dude don't get that junk one of the worst rtr boats out there. if you wan't a to work on the boat every second then get it. its complete junk.
Old 11-18-2007, 09:36 PM
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STUCH obviously didnt read the part where i said to "REBUILD THE ENTIRE BOAT! FIRST!" AS THIS WILL KEEP YOU FROM HAVING TO WORK ON IT ALL THE TIME!!!

[>:][>:][>:]LOL...LOL YOU THINK THE QUALITY OF THE MANTA RAY IS BETTER?...actually now that im done laughing id say there pretty close to the same quality..."cheap". but again he didnt ask for high end or super fast with mod motors!

ILL KEEP THIS REASONABLE IN PRICE!

Cool if you want a good boat build it yourself to be totally honest and forget the production pos! Take a look at EXPRESSCRAFT HULLS, TOP SECRET HARDWARE, ONEIL BROTHER MOTORS...the rest of what youll need is offered by about 25 websites...you can probably get into a very nice v or cat hull, running 30-45 mph for say $2000.00 give or take a few hundred depending on many variables.

http://expresscraft.com/
http://www.topsecretboats.com/home
http://www.oneillbrothers.com/rcboat/index.htm

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megge, Do not buy anything Proboat!![:'(][:'(][:'(] If you want to get a reasonably priced ready to run, reliable boat look here! http://whobbies.com/ Brian
Old 11-18-2007, 10:08 PM
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Hey thanks I think i will go with the manta ray it is cool.Thanks Also i wanted the blackjack 55 it is nice and i wanted it for a long time but i have had proboat and i always had to replace parts so i think i am going with the manta ray and agin Thanks
Old 11-18-2007, 10:21 PM
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Atta boy!! You won't be sorry. When you want to build something faster we can help you out. You just need to sift thru the bull and decide for yourself. Good luck, Brian
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I don't know if you're buying just the Manta Ray hull,a RTR or the kit for $999.95 where you get everything except the radio,but you can change the look of your Ray by buying a Viper hatch for it. This gives you the open cockpit look and Warehouse has a detailed dash kit for the Viper hatch,plus drivers.The Viper isn't offered on their site anymore,but it is the same hull as the Ray with the different hatch.Here the Viper http://www.funrcboats.com/ProductInf...ENFRTR1300COMP
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my son and I are beginners - we bought the 55" Manta Ray from whobbies and couldn't be happier. Runs great, handles chop nicely, always starts and haven't had to do anything to it since we bought it 3 months ago.

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What about a bonzi 64 in. fountain
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STUCH obviously didnt read the part where i said to "REBUILD THE ENTIRE BOAT! FIRST!" AS THIS WILL KEEP YOU FROM HAVING TO WORK ON IT ALL THE TIME!!!

[>:][>:][>:]LOL...LOL YOU THINK THE QUALITY OF THE MANTA RAY IS BETTER?...actually now that im done laughing id say there pretty close to the same quality..."cheap". but again he didnt ask for high end or super fast with mod motors!

uh...actually, you wont find many companys offering boats with the qaulity that Tony puts into his RTR's for the price. Do you have experience with WHH boats?

$2000 for a 30-40mph mono? You can buy a RTR Insane and/or Hurricane mono with a fullmod 260 for that kind of price, and run into the high 50's low 60's with the right prop.
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Seconded - I was pretty well impressed by every detail that WHH puts into the most basic boat. Exceptional quality that will last years and a resale value that is one of the best too. Hard to imagine a better boat for the price
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BlackJack 55". Take the clutch off.(they have problems)Leave it off. Have epoxy handy. They used the wrong kinda glue on the stringers, And more than likely they willl come loose. This boat can go 60mph or more. but does 30-45 stock. Put a sharpened blanced prather 275 on there, Send it to dasboata.



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my son and I are beginners - we bought the 55" Manta Ray from whobbies and couldn't be happier. Runs great, handles chop nicely, always starts and haven't had to do anything to it since we bought it 3 months ago.

I hope in those 3 months you at least re greased the flex ,just kidding lol,i havent dealt with whobbies but if i ever do buy a rtr boat id go to them after all the great things ive read on here about them.If Matt is impressed by the quality of them then thats good enough for me,just looking at his boat collection and knowing hes impressed says a lot.
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BlackJack 55". This boat can go 60mph or more.




in the back seat of the car on the way to the pond
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BlackJack 55". This boat can go 60mph or more.




in the back seat of the car on the way to the pond
I know someone that has a 25ht in one and it will do 63! so it doesn't need to be in the back seat of a car!
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If I did get a manta ray RTR with the raidio what else would i need to get.
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BlackJack 55". This boat can go 60mph or more.




in the back seat of the car on the way to the pond
I know someone that has a 25ht in one and it will do 63! so it doesn't need to be in the back seat of a car!
ok next time mention its a BJ55 with a QD in it then. Your post makes it look like you can hit 60 out of the box with a 275/2.
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I have never had a manta ray. But usually when it's rtr you need batteries and gas!
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I personally like the Magnum 57 and it's the same price as the Manta Ray. Tony and whobbies.com are the best in the business. The Enforcer line of boats is based on design simplicity, ease of use, reliablity, sport-level performance (40mph), high quality hulls/hardware and support/service that's second to none.
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They are probably a little more sound than the shockwave and blackjack. little better running gear etc. I was just saying for the caliber of these boats I would pick a blackjack. Also this hull will take somewater when other cats just can't handle any water!
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I think a manta ray would be one of the best ways for you to go. The black jack (might) be a headache for you if you do not understand what a hull needs. And don't want to work on your boat. For me that's the fun of it when you see a Decant hull that has been setup mass produced. That should've been done a lot better. I think it's one of the better looking skater's around also being the size that it is. I would probably ditch the exhaust tips, rails and a few other things, The wing looks kinda cool. I've seen a vid of it completly stock and it runs real well!
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If you want a rtr thats no headache and lots of fun.. Call Tony at Warehouse Hobbies! 2 of my friends here local just got boats from him, as always they came flawless, 1 ran 46 the other 46.2, Consistency is a good thing in this hobby.
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That.s gonna be my plan ditch the corny stuff. Put some speedmaster running gear and possibly a 35cc or 27. You can pick the hulls up now for a couple hundred!

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