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Considering first time purchase of Nitro Boat, 2 choices?

Old 04-02-2005, 08:53 AM
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Default Considering first time purchase of Nitro Boat, 2 choices?

I am new to RC boating and am doing some research to help my kids by a RC boat. They will likely want a Nitro powered boat. The boat will be used by a 13 and 14 year old with some supervision. They will likely use it off the back of their ski boat so a return to shore function is not a big consideration. Ease of use and ability to handle rough water is an important factor. Durability is important as well, don’t want a finicky hard to tune, repair or maintain boat. Part availability is important as well.

Narrowed it down to two choices, open to other suggestions as well, URL listed is not necessarily where I would buy it from. Just a link I found.

http://h1071118.hobbyshopnow.com/pro...p?prod=PRB2050

http://www.funrcboats.com/PR%20NitroV.htm

Leaning toward the Proboat shockwave for its speed and size.

Ok, which one is best for my needs and why?
What online retailer gives the best service and who should I support?
What additional parts should I order with either choice?

Thanks for any info…
Old 04-02-2005, 03:39 PM
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Default RE: Considering first time purchase of Nitro Boat, 2 choices?

You may want to reconsider if you are doing it of the back off a boat,,Go with the nice electric one that traxxas has,just drop it in an go..I tried it off the back off my real boat and it is annoying trying to get everything together and tune as the boat rocks up and down on a hot day..Nitro is great but it takes work and no matter how good it is,there is no grauntee they will always start,there is almost always a little trouble shooting to do first.Try to change a glow plug as a big boat rips by you laying a big wake..My 2 cents
Old 04-02-2005, 08:03 PM
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Default RE: Considering first time purchase of Nitro Boat, 2 choices?

I second the recommendation about reconsidering using it off the back of a ski boat. When I use my nitro hammer I have to take a bunch of things, fuel bottle's, glo driver, tool kit etc. It would be difficult to do this in the confines of a ski boat. No nitro boat is "hassle free" but some are better than others. I have seen a few RTR boats and to be honest none are ready out the box. They all need tweaking to get set up correctly.
From the sounds of it the shockwave seams like a good start. I don't own one but because of their larger size they would handle chop better.
Alternativly you get get a fast electric boat. They are usually less hassle.
Old 04-02-2005, 08:56 PM
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Default RE: Considering first time purchase of Nitro Boat, 2 choices?

in my opinion i would get the shock wave over the electric but i like nitro over electric.Before you poor money in either boat look at posts about them or make a post; i know that there are alot of shock wave posts so look over them.
Old 04-02-2005, 09:37 PM
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Default RE: Considering first time purchase of Nitro Boat, 2 choices?

I was not very impressed w/the overall quality of both of my shockwaves.[] I will admit, Horizon Hobby took care of me w/the first one, and sent me a complete brand new unit(second one). I sold it, and I'm waiting on the new Aeromarine .18 cat. that's coming out soon.

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