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Old 03-27-2006, 04:53 PM
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dose anybody think that this boat on ebay can really reach 55-65 mph? I never heard that a .15 engine can go that fast. dose anbody think that it can reach those speeds? here is the site

http://cgi.ebay.com/FORMULA-DOLPHIN-...QQcmdZViewItem
Old 03-27-2006, 05:04 PM
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I wouldn't touch it. That engine is a problem waiting to happen. A drive belt on an outboard in that configuration will only slip and fail. Will it reach 50+ MPH? Maybe going down an elevator shaft
Old 03-27-2006, 05:12 PM
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the only thing I hate about shoping on ebay 4 boats is that soooo many people bull**** about there boats speeds. thay even have a electic with a 380 motor that will reach 15-25 mph.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll..._BIN_Stores_IT
Old 03-27-2006, 07:09 PM
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I looked at them a while back and I found on some other rc forum site that they only go about 25-30mph!! Its just a advertising skeem.
Old 03-27-2006, 09:19 PM
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Do a search in here on "Dolphin". Yeah, it's a joke. 17 MPH on a good day. Reports are that the servos are garbage. Save your money.
Old 03-27-2006, 11:36 PM
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The only way that boat will do the claimed speeds is in the vehicle on the way to the pond. Don't waste your money on it.
Old 03-28-2006, 03:33 AM
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dont knock the sports game, that will do advertised speeds(with a 260 zen)
Old 03-28-2006, 07:27 AM
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RThis is what it says, ver batum: "Maxi. Speed: 55-65 MPH"

Their little escape clause is that it doesn't SAY that it will go 55-65 MPH but that is its maximum speed. They might as well have said that its maximum speed was Warp 3. Under its own power on the water it is only capable of maybe 20 MPH. One eBayer did repost his with more truer speeds after a bunch of us ganged up on him with e-mails.
Old 03-29-2006, 09:01 PM
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yeah dats true. dats one of the problems for shoping on ebay. what they say may not be true
Old 03-29-2006, 09:23 PM
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If you ever have any questions about anything for auction on ebay or the RCU Marketplace, it doesn't hurt to come in here and ask before spending your money.
Old 03-29-2006, 10:56 PM
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thanx. i love dis site. i can ask questions & get real answers to help me . I just hate dat people have to lie about the eveything, like "this nitro vee can reach speeds of 70 mph " or "i spent over $2,000 in it"


p.s. im sorry if i offended some people with my screen name. the c is for my last name carrillo, not christ.
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do u guys have the revew of the dolphin boat?
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ORIGINAL: Jesus C

do u guys have the revew of the dolphin boat?
As Ron has posted before, this is a remake of an older tunnel with the same motor. Radio Control Boat Modeler did a review of the other version. Even they had a hard time coming up with any good points about the boat/motor.

Just looking at the boat on Ebay tells me it's a piece of junk to stay away from.
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As long as the manufactures supply the boats for testing and pay for advertising, the reviews in the model magazines will never say anything bad about a product. You'll read stuff like "Lots of eye candy on the packaging" "Attractive finish". But will it get out of it's own way and will it survive a second run without something breaking or falling off? Not a word. If you want to know about the real performance and durability, stop by here and ask those that were duped into buying one.
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thats true. I read the review & they don't really give info if something is crap. I guess that they are scared that they will stop paying for the advertisements. Sometime i cant believe the ridiculous things that people say on ebay about there boats speed & how much they spent on it.
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An example of someone on some really good stuff. It must help when you get it fresh off the ship!
http://cgi.ebay.com/R-C-High-Perform...QQcmdZViewItem
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wow, now thats on of the highest priced boats ive ever seen!!!!!!!!!!! looks like a really fast one also. would that boat be IMPBA or NAMBA legal for SAW races?
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It's just a lot overpriced as he would have trouble getting the minimum bid out of it as that is over $3,000.00 more than it's worth. Unfortunately, R/C boats don't have a good resale value. Where they piad so much money at I don't have a clue even if they paid retail it still wouldn't be that high. At over 2 Grand, you'd expect more than a black paint job and Harley decals, much less what he wants.
Old 03-31-2006, 08:40 PM
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your right when u say its way too overpriced. Who would pay $5,000 for or even the buy it now of $9,000? Whats the most you would give for it? I think the most i'd pay for a rc rtr boat is $1,000. If i was building my own than the whole story is alot different!

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