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Old 01-20-2008, 09:49 PM
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yeah am lookin for a deep that can handdle choppy weather and still perform
cuz where i live there are no lakes or ponds just salt water

Old 01-20-2008, 10:33 PM
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look at a Apache there very good in the choppy water and handle it well. big question is what do you call choppy? my Apache handles 6 to 8 inch chop but not wide open{ 40+} in the turns strait aways are full throttle and fun.
Old 01-20-2008, 10:44 PM
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i would say around 1 to 2 ft suels
Old 01-20-2008, 11:06 PM
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i don't have the experience to say that it could handle that at top speed but they do race the Apache in the offshore class in the ocean and you can look on youtube videos i have seen some videos that showed 50 inch Apaches that would disappear in the trough and then jump out of the water coming off the swells.
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ORIGINAL: ghonduriun

i would say around 1 to 2 ft suels
I agree the apache is one of the best for rough water and will handle pretty bad conditions well.I ran my stepped vee yesterday in some pretty choppy water with strong winds and she handled it pretty well,shes an offshore design with a very deep vee ,turns in chop can be a handfull though but i have to agree in the straights its a lot of fun.I would say look for a hull with a deeper vee and high freeboard and your on the right track.Ive seen a makara run in bad conditions along with one of Dannys (sonic racing in aus)big vees and they both handle 2 ft chop but thats very extreme conditions as you can see from this vid(second half) the big white hulls are the ones from sonic racing(titan i think?) the big blue one with red bull decals is a makara thats an apache by another name.i think theres a yellow appache in there too.
[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI2dGXk1FYg[/link]
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That was a sick video
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If you really want something that is fast and handle choppy water like no one else, and money is not an issue, take a look at this.

http://www.noddv180.no/
Old 01-21-2008, 04:01 PM
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That was a sick video
Yea wasnt bad was it,that was taken last summer in the omra offshore uk championships ,two days racing at lake windermere forget what round that was all i know is garry pope won the championships that day with races to spare in the red sigma from dave marles ,yes they run in both lakes and the sea.That lake was rougher than the sea that day lol.I didnt take that video it was taken by an omra member i know off another forum.
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Any RC Boat over 50 inches will handle Choppy Seas.Remember More Free Board is Better.Alot less water entering the Hull.WareHouse Hobbies Manta -Ray ,Can go 60 mph with the Right Size Engine.I have raced Zenoahs,Mac's,and Quickdraw Engines.I would need to kno are you racing or just want to let's say 40 mph in the Ocean.Take Care,Dan 2000
Old 01-21-2008, 09:59 PM
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Choppy,
I was thinking about Racing In Choppy Seas.Have you looked at MHZUSA.com lately? There is Hulls in any size.What i would do is call them and ask.Tell them what size power plant you want to run.Then ask them what do they recommend for Deep Vee Hull for MPH.
Take Care, Dan
Old 01-21-2008, 10:18 PM
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There are several lakes and ponds near you.

Check out the ponds between W BLUE HERON BLVD & N CONGRESS AVE

ALSO LAKE MANGONIA ISNT THAT FAR

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Old 01-21-2008, 11:27 PM
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yeh but iam moving to the caribean
Old 01-22-2008, 03:13 PM
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I have a MHZ 60" Apache that I run in a fairly large lake. We encounter boat wakes that are 1-2' all the time where we run. My Cat buddies are on the docks with [&o], I am burning fuel...

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yeah
i might go for the aeromarine apache 57 whit the twin setup

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