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Old 06-29-2005, 09:30 AM
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I am interested and buying a hydro. I have never bought a nitro boat before, but I have a lot of experience with glow engines. My budget is around $300. I would like it to go at least a bit faster then my CEN Aqua Jet w/ 700bb that I am running on 14 cells. Thanks in advance for your help.
Old 06-30-2005, 10:42 AM
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Well, since you are in Florida and the water does not freeze you may get to use this boat when it ships.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_2811607/tm.htm

Just kidding, seems like it will be a good choice if it ever ships.
Old 06-30-2005, 11:12 AM
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What about the Miss LLumar Hydroplane? Is it a good boat? It is only $300 and its claimed to go 30mph out of the box.
Old 06-30-2005, 11:15 AM
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NFI, I only have info based on research. Do a search. Tons of info.
Old 06-30-2005, 11:32 AM
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I would stay away from the Pro Boat stuff. I'd recommend getting a set of plans from www.newtonmarine.com and build one for yourself. You'll get a better boat that's faster than the Pro Boat could ever dream of, not to mention that you can build any size you want.
Old 06-30-2005, 03:29 PM
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I have a Proboat Miss Budweiser that has an OS .18 in it. I have a reworked Octura Y535 prop on it and run 30% nitro. It is running right at 40mph and still drives great.
Old 06-30-2005, 04:13 PM
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krpnova what about an 1/8 scale Bud with no paint, hardware, wing set or engine. Just hull and cowl you pay shipping.
Old 07-02-2005, 04:52 AM
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Krpnova, your talking the little 27 incher. My smallest boat is 36 inches with a K&B .45 and is estimated at around 60. Better still, it won't stress crack or shatter like a Pro Boat product if it blows over or hits something in the water. Having said that, if you're happy with it, fantastic, but for $300 I can have four hulls built and have about half the running gear purchased to go in them.

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