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Old 05-23-2005, 09:30 AM
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im looking to pick up a new rc boat. ive had electric in the past, not a big fan. so im def lookin into the nitro family. ive been readin around on here for the past couple days, and have found that the pro boat shockwave 36 is reliable and not too pricey. the traxxas nitro vee seems cool wit all the features, but you guys seem to say it is complete garbage. the cen boats also seem to be reliable. the bottom line is i dont want to buy something that is going to bust up every other day. i will be running this bad boy mostly in salt water being that i live on the bay. im def thinkin a deep v hull, because i will be rippin thru some wake. lookin to spend about $500. also, how is the mean machine 18? it seems to be a real beast. also, any hop-ups that are totally necessary would be cool to. and i have some experience with the whole nitro scene, i got a couple trucks. thanks for the help.
Old 05-23-2005, 09:45 AM
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ok first you have the right idea about goin with a v for a first nitro boat,second if your gonna be in bigger wake you prolly want sometin thats pretty stable such as the cen wave shark. if you can watch the video from this link it will excliam this http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/MainPage.htm as for salt water in a water cooled type engine,it prolly wont hurt any thing as long as you clean out the hoses etc every now and then to prevent it from getting cloged up. hope this helps woops you have to go to the wave shark under nitro boats for the video it is available in boht electric and nitro
Old 05-23-2005, 10:58 AM
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Default RE: need some advice from the pros

Go with the Shockwave 36. You won't be dissappointed.
Old 05-23-2005, 05:01 PM
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thanks for the info.. im definately leaning towards the shockwave mainly because i can grow into it, and eventually get sick wit it.. but from what ive read the shockwave is still good for an entry level.. what do you guys recommend buying with the boat? new prop? extra parts? all that good stuff .. thanks again
Old 05-23-2005, 06:52 PM
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If you get the shockwave, I would just be sure to get the upgraded flexshaft. I think it is a prather, I have one and it is tough. Horizon will know which one will fit just ask them or do more searching here.
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ya shockwave prolly is your best bet any way
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im gona go pick up a flexshaft today. thanks. should i use some break in for my first couple tanks?
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im gonna go pick up a flexshaft today. should i use break in for the first couple tanks?
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yes you should.
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Default RE: need some advice from the pros

You should really consider a quality fiberglass hull as a base for your project. I make a complete line of custom made fiberglass boats.

check out my website at www.barnstormerboats.com

feel free to call me with any questions.

Tim

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