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Old 07-04-2009, 03:37 PM
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hello im new to boat i am thinking of buying one


[link=http://www.modellsport.gr/products/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_47_53&products_id=3654]shockwave proboat[/link]


[link=http://www.heliland.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187&products_id=2385]blade rtr[/link]


or the zippkits easyvee


im gonna run it in salt water and the place where im gonna run is full of sharp rocks on the shore and wide open sea any advice is welcome


thanks in advance

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Old 07-04-2009, 04:14 PM
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It depends on weather you're keen to build or not. Alot of guys will say the RTR packages. But if you're a little bit handy and want to spend a couple of weeks building it I'd definetly go with the Easy Vee. So much more satsfying building it you're self, its nearly as fun as driving them. Plus by the time you've finished you'll have a complete understanding of how everything works. Check out a few Easy Vee build threads, they are an awesome hull.
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:35 PM
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actually zippkit is my first choice i maybe buy an rtr and build a zippkit anyways thanks chris

btw is there a engine failsafe for gas boats ?
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actually zippkit is my first choice i maybe buy an rtr and build a zippkit anyways thanks chris

btw is there a engine failsafe for gas boats ?
Nice boat the easy vee but not for the sea,it wouldnt handle it .
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I have to agree with Mart on this one. If you want to go RTR or ASSEMBLE YOURSELF, look at the Enforcer line. These boats are built to take a beating and still give decent speed. If you want to talk to someone that has one, talk to Doubledog, he's had several
Old 07-05-2009, 04:29 AM
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I build an offshore style mono,shes 46" long handles chop well in fact prefers it.Heres a pic
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:29 AM
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Get a boat from Warehouse Hobbies, you will only spend your money once.
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nice hull mart
Old 07-05-2009, 10:13 AM
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nice hull mart
Thanks mate.
Old 07-05-2009, 05:15 PM
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I agree, hull looks good Mart, though it looks a little low in the freeboard to be run in an unprotected cove or bay if run in the salt. Even at 48", I wouldn't try to run it in Puget Sound. We get swells to over 48" at times so the boat would probably end up looking like a submarine
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If you are going to run in big water; the Easy Vee is not what you are looking for unless you put a cowling on it; I am putting spray rails on mine now to try and keep the water out of it; I normally run in 4 to 6" chop or greater.

This is the boat for the big water; not the fastest but you will have a hard time flipping it or getting it wet inside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfMUdCGHMus
Old 07-06-2009, 02:42 AM
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heres another rough water hull from Riptide.Stealth,a pal we run with has just bought one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOy9OCdDzHo
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:19 AM
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I agree, hull looks good Mart, though it looks a little low in the freeboard to be run in an unprotected cove or bay if run in the salt. Even at 48'', I wouldn't try to run it in Puget Sound. We get swells to over 48'' at times so the boat would probably end up looking like a submarine
Well i ran mine for over a year in some pretty terrible conditions guess how many times i flipped her? ok ill tell you ZERO thats none,stock zenoah running 40 mph or more .If you want to run in large seas then i suggest getting a real boat these things are just toy boats yaknow .Its all good though i couldt give a monkeys wether you think it will or wont handle rough water as i know what i know ,yup i get plenty protective over my boats [sm=punching.gif].One of the best running rough water boats i know is the whhobies enforcer team pro theyre not big boats but they handle plenty,in fact its 46" same as mine .As i keep telling the missus size isnt everything .
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30 mph wind rough water
[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNDkocDzKYI&feature=channel_page[/link]
cold wet and windy,typical fleetwood weather [&o]
[link]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_KNprezP00&feature=channel_page[/link]

calmer day on sea isle of wight modded zen
[link]http://www.youtube.com/user/bertybassette2008#play/uploads/21/Ekeu06FST-k[/link]

enforcer
[link]http://9x4br.64n2f.servertrust.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TeamPro[/link]
Old 07-06-2009, 09:03 AM
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Heres some more video of Marts hull getting a good ass kicking by a real fast boat..LOL

Brod..
http://rcuvideos.com/item/JBB44D91VLXJ8S5N
Old 07-06-2009, 09:43 AM
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Yea stock zenoah powered vee versus a china clone cat with a 7 hp motor hardly a fare race was it .Mind you remind me again whos boat ended up upside down while i kept playing hehe .Still a good video shows how well she runs ,didnt even flip when i almost hit you .
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Heres some more video of Marts hull getting a good ass kicking by a real fast boat..LOL

Brod..
http://rcuvideos.com/item/JBB44D91VLXJ8S5N


wow thats a awesome vid [8D] i like the blue boat
Old 07-07-2009, 02:16 AM
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Go for it,wont stay on the water long even in a ripple never mind some chop
[link]http://www.youtube.com/user/bertybassette2008#play/uploads/16/5usoSYvNAvQ[/link]
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ORIGINAL: brodjack

Heres some more video of Marts hull getting a good ass kicking by a real fast boat..LOL

Brod..
http://rcuvideos.com/item/JBB44D91VLXJ8S5N


wow thats a awesome vid [8D] i like the blue boat
Glad you liked it
heres another awesome video of same cat,best i've seen,i reckon,very fast,setup perfect,unlike Marts video example[X(]
Performance Unlimited video,i think,hope they dont mind..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LDuc...eature=related
Brod..
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I would have to vote the Enforcer Line of boats.
They are made here and are just awesome for the RTR line.
I have one and love it even though its older it still is awesome and on some chop it is way to fun.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:34 PM
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I've got a proboat BJ55 and if I started over and liked v hulls I'd go with Warehouse Hobbies boats.

To date I haven't found anyone that makes a really good RTR catamaran kit.

I like the looks and purpose of a catamaran and will likely build another one. Possibly electric this time.
Old 07-07-2009, 03:11 PM
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Thing is Brod he wants something to run in the sea not a flat calm pond,those cats are ideal for those conditions theres no doubt but they dont like it rough im sure you will agree.Most cats should come with handles on the bottom so when they end up upside down you can easily pick em up ,just joking .
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I would put a deep VEE against a Cat RC that is any day of the week.
Cat boats are good but they are not that great when it comes to RC as far as I can see.
Rough water will take advantage of any RC boat really
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Well if he wants RTR,this looks nice enough.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PRB2350

and in the video it seems to handle the waves really good.
http://www.proboatmodels.com/ProdInf...PRB2350_hi.wmv
Comes with a topnotch 2.4 radio too.
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