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Old 02-04-2004, 10:16 PM
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Hey guys, quick question. I fly RC and NEVER really was interested in boats until lately. I WANT ONE, But here is a broad question, how complicated is it to build a rc boat and what kind of money am I looking at. Remember, I fly RC so I know there are a million answers, but baisically I just want a boat to play around with. I want to have a nitro powered engine, and if it is more trouble than its worth, what is the best boat for the money, fairly cheap, but fast. I know this is a breoad question, but any feedback will help while I am researching this boat subject. Thanks
Old 02-05-2004, 05:47 AM
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To build a hull from plywood, you can expect to spend $75.00 to $100.00 on good marine plywood, CA and epoxy. The price will be lower if you use lite ply, which works well just not as strong as 5 ply plywood of the same size. Here is a list of other options to think about, the prices are average.
Building a boat is not hard. Sometimes they run great and some times they get the burn barrow. (thats if you design it yourself) (well for me anyhow...LOL)
Well here is my list of things you will need. I'm sure you already have some of this stuff.
I hope this helps.

Microburst Hulls
21 Mono32" $195.00
High Speed Deep-V Hull Design
High Strength
No Wood Construction (composite transom and rails)
Constructed with Vinylester Resin and Woven Fiberglass (NO MAT)
Boat prices are for White Gel-Coat
Boats are available in colors, red-yellow-blue-green-black, for a charge of $35.00
Custom Lay-Up Available (Kevlar, Graphite)
Specifically Designed for Surface Drive
Price Includes Radio Box
UPS ground shipping charges not included in price

Speedmaster Hulls
21 Mono $180.00
High Speed Deep-V Hull Design High Strength No Wood Construction (composite transom and rails) Constructed with Vinylester Resin and Woven Fiberglass (NO MAT) Boat prices are for White Gel-Coat Boats are available in colors, red-yellow-black-white, for a charge of $25.00 Specifically Designed for Surface Drive Price Includes Radio Box

Seaducer Hulls
20 Deep Vee $195.00

Youngblood Hulls
20 Mono Solid color $170.00 2-color $185.00

Hardware for .21 Boat: Surface drive set-up
*Rudder Assembly$45.95
*Strut$27.50
*Trim Plates$23.95
*Rubber cushioned motor mount$43.00
*21Pipe mount, mounts to transom$25.95
Total $166.35

Engine, .21:
CMB .21LS $330.00 with header
Nova Rossi .21LS $344.00 with header
OS Max .21 $160.00 with header
Picco P21$369.95 with header

Hardware for engine:
*Tune pipe $42.00
*Header spring $2.50
*Silicone header to pipe connecter $5.50
*Fuel filter $4.95
*Fuel line $7.95
*Fuel tank 10oz. $5.65
*Pressure tap $3.00
*Flex cable $18.50
*Cable collet $15.00
*Starter belt $4.95
*Drive dog $3.50
*Prop. $17.85
*Brass Stuffing box $8.50
*Shaft bushing $3.50
Total $143.35

Radios: with 2 servos, 1 receiver, 1 transmiter, on/off switch, battery holder
2 Channel;
Futaba;
2PHKA am $79.00
2PEKA fm $124.99
2PL am computer $94.99
3 Channel;
Futaba
3PDF fm $209.99
3PK pcm $349.99(no servos)
Airtronics
MX-3 fm $129.99
M8 fm $279.99

Haware for radio set up:
*Pushrod seals pair $6.00
*Antenna $5.50
*Linkage $3.25
*EZ connectors $5.75
Total $20.50

Field Equipment:
*Glo-plug $2.95
*Glo-warmer with charger $21.99
*12volt starter motor $29.99
1 gal. fuel $28.95
*12volt battery $24.95
Radio box tape $11.95
Total $120.78

Ready to run set-up labor $250.00
Microburst 20 mono hull, with CMB .21LS, Futaba 3PDF fm and feild equipment. $1,185.97 +shipping
Set up ready to run $1,435.97 +shipping
Old 03-09-2005, 05:28 PM
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Default RE: building a boat

go with a proboat mrs. bud, or mrs. llumar, they have reassonable pricing, and with a few cheap mods, can easily become fast boats.
Old 03-09-2005, 06:11 PM
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If you want simplicity and not high cost, consider a 3.5cc outboard on a tunnel hull. If you like to build, several plans are available, or you can still find some kits. I've built boats and planes and I can say a boat is no harder, and in many ways easier than a plane. The reason I suggest outboards is they are simple and cost much less than an inboard.
Old 03-09-2005, 07:24 PM
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I would disagree with Viperdude. A hydro is very touchy when it come to setting them up, are not good in anything over the slightest ripple, and in the case of the Miss Dud, the few cheap mods are almost as expensive as the boat itself. I would recommend looking at the Nitro Hammer or something more along those lines.
Old 03-10-2005, 07:09 PM
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Since you want a boat to play with, the best way to go is a deep-vee design with either an inboard or an outboard 3.5 or 7.5. I have three deep vees made by AC Boats and one is a 3.5 outboard. The boat is still running strong and just hitting 16 years old. The outboard are the least expensive to set up and I find if properly maintained will run for many years.
Deep Vee $150.00 AC Boats WaveSlave
Used or new 3.5 O/B $150-$280.
Two Channel radio "surface freq" $100.
Pit equipment You have. May need to change the head on your electric starter.

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Old 03-11-2005, 01:40 PM
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i bought my mrs bud for 300$, and at its 35mph, that im turning right now, i dont really need to add on anything, maybe an octura prop, but nothing big, and i still can kick the $%&# out of any other boats ive ever raced. however if you are looking for a stable and fast boat, a deep vee would be best.
Old 03-12-2005, 06:30 PM
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Default RE: building a boat

WELL this is my first post on here. i run 8th scale buggys and recently made a deal on trade for a 12th scale miss bud. i cant wait to get into this. what changes can i make to make it better? prop,what battery pak(cell) ,and ive been told to add some foam and to seal it up w/ water proof tape. any links whould be great for the prop. im gonna start out w/ this boat and build the next one. what % fuel do i run in a .15 and what glow plug (hot or cold) ?
Old 03-12-2005, 07:24 PM
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I have the miss Bud, and i am also new to this and it isn't that hard to operate. Dollar for dollar most boat for your money!!! I am very happy with it!

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