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Old 07-07-2012, 05:14 AM
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Thats my issue..filed out bolt slot to raise strut a lil more but at that point where I just cant get enough flexibility.Gonna redo that this winter.Need to get a lil higher for this Rossi to turn my blade well so for now gonna have to drop a size.Got a fun run next Sat and hopefull get the 55 mph I'm lookin for.Plenty of ppl gonna be there so should get some good vids.
Old 07-29-2012, 04:05 PM
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short run with wipeout..gonna have to retire hull this year as it's taken alot of abuse!!youtu.be/RpQ7GrTScyE
Old 08-13-2012, 05:31 PM
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Well..no gps today but last reading was 51.8...todays run was great!! Will hopefully get a good speed at our shootout this weekend!!

youtu.be/4sT6gpQ7ObU
Old 09-23-2012, 05:55 PM
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Hey guys,

i did another experimental set-up using .67 J-pipe on OS .46, and it works,,way back the Towerhobbies recommended .67 pipe for the OS .46 max motor kinda confusing then, i thought it was a typo error but i think they're right.

ok, the boat boat set-up OS .46 max motor, prather 245 prop, .67 J-pipe, 20% nitro and garmin gps indicating 48.3-48.8 mph.

boat was running wet and starboard heavy, didn't have a chance to adjust the trim..

next plan run it with 45 - 65% nitro, might play around with other props, balance the boat the give a little bit trim for a good ride.

try to post pics and video.
Old 09-23-2012, 06:06 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1srPe...etailpage#t=1s

Old 11-10-2013, 06:53 PM
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I just picked one up, just sucks that winters on its way.
Old 11-10-2013, 08:02 PM
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RRR, Wave Waker is the guy who he and I messed with his boat to get the speeds out of it. I haven't seen him in 3 years when I shared my pit with him at the Indy Masters race.
Hey Jul, you still alive out there?
Old 11-13-2013, 04:18 PM
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Try an octura x 447/3 should leave a smile on your face
Old 12-05-2013, 10:20 PM
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has anybody turned this boat into an electric. if so, what did you use for a motor and esc? thanks

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Old 09-30-2014, 03:11 PM
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I just got one these boats it was stting in shop for 5 years and i got it for $75.00 and thiers nothing wrong with it !! Runs like a ***** my first ever ntro boat and i had to thank all the the pl that ever contributed to this thread for all the info !!! Its shame that the boat was stopped and they dont make parts for it anymore but i learned so much and have so much fun with this boat !! It really would have been nice for the proboat guys to see all the time and $$$$$$ that everyone here spent on making this boat correct !! So once again thanx to all the past present guys that have posted pictures and videos!!! Ill keep it as long as live ill tell you that and pass it on to the next generation when time comes !!!
Old 09-30-2014, 03:22 PM
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I still run mine it's the first boat I grab if I just have a bit of time always leaves a smile on my face just put a fresh engine in it some 20 gallons of fuel through the old one so no complaints here have fun what it's all about know I do gonna run mine tomorrow if weather clears got to take every chance I get long winters here
Old 10-01-2014, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rcguy1411 View Post
I still run mine it's the first boat I grab if I just have a bit of time always leaves a smile on my face just put a fresh engine in it some 20 gallons of fuel through the old one so no complaints here have fun what it's all about know I do gonna run mine tomorrow if weather clears got to take every chance I get long winters here
awesome if you can take some pics or videos would love to see !! what engine do you have it and what fuel you running ? I have a race with the funny car this weekend so I wont have time this weekend to run it ...
Old 10-01-2014, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by asmund View Post
I wouldn`t be surprised if that TC will blow all others away. I made it to 51 miles with only a .27 engine so this one should be faster if everything adjusted properly
I just got mine can you share your mods ???
Old 10-01-2014, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jpriami View Post
thanks wave waker. You know its kind of odd now that i think about it. We both kind of got our boats around the same time. And we have both played around with tweaking them. I havent been in this forum much the past few months i come back with plans on putting in a larger engine like the .46 and painting the boat. And your doing the same. Too bad we dont live close it would be cool to go boating with you. Not too many peeps out here i know. Btw you boats paint job looks good. I like the layout.


Just stuck my scoop back on. Looks better now :d
where the hell did you get that scoop from ????? Lol
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Just been running the stock .32 have other boats to go real fast this is just easy to grab a jug of fuel and igniter and off the the pond Lhs was out of fuel but had a jug of 30% nitro 21% oil it's heli fuel but this engine seems to really like it and with the higher % oil I have gone a bit leaner in the needle and this has woken it up going to run this like the extra oil weather up here has turned to crap so no boating this week
Old 10-01-2014, 06:57 PM
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If you guys are looking for Jul "wavewaker" Alvarez, I haven't seen or heard much from him in 4 years now. I shared my pit space with him in Hobart, IN then but after that he kind of disappeared.
Old 10-02-2014, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by rcguy1411 View Post
just been running the stock .32 have other boats to go real fast this is just easy to grab a jug of fuel and igniter and off the the pond lhs was out of fuel but had a jug of 30% nitro 21% oil it's heli fuel but this engine seems to really like it and with the higher % oil i have gone a bit leaner in the needle and this has woken it up going to run this like the extra oil weather up here has turned to crap so no boating this week
thanx !!
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Originally Posted by ron olson View Post
if you guys are looking for jul "wavewaker" alvarez, i haven't seen or heard much from him in 4 years now. I shared my pit space with him in hobart, in then but after that he kind of disappeared.
wow ron i read so many of your posts !!!! Wow read his posts too he did the latest engine swap !!!! You dont have his phone # ron ?
Old 10-02-2014, 12:59 PM
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:56 AM
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No, I don't have his phone number, sorry. We just communicated mostly through e-mails and PM's. His was radared at 50 without all of the mods being done. It took us most of the day to get it there. He tried a lot of props from my box and the M-445 seemed to work the best. That's not saying that there isn't a better prop for it but what I had to try. No ther changes were made at that time, just trying a prop then hitting it with a gun.I'd almost like to get one of these boats myself just to see what can be done with it but I keep telling myself no more nitro boats.Somehow I keep dragging myself back in.For what it is with a little work, hitting 50 is a really good number for a RTR nitro boat.
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Originally Posted by ron olson View Post
no, i don't have his phone number, sorry. We just communicated mostly through e-mails and pm's. His was radared at 50 without all of the mods being done. It took us most of the day to get it there. He tried a lot of props from my box and the m-445 seemed to work the best. That's not saying that there isn't a better prop for it but what i had to try. No ther changes were made at that time, just trying a prop then hitting it with a gun.i'd almost like to get one of these boats myself just to see what can be done with it but i keep telling myself no more nitro boats.somehow i keep dragging myself back in.for what it is with a little work, hitting 50 is a really good number for a rtr nitro boat.
ron i have to say you have no clue what you are missing these boats are so incredable and so much fun !!! You have to give into your urges !!!its good for your health !!
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I just like assembling my boats now as to me that's where the fun is, picking out the pieces that I like then tossing them together. I've had a few RTR's over the years, 2 were NIB boats that were given to me for reviewing, others I bought. I went to gas because I wanted to race a Cat and with them having their own class I wouldn't have to go up against 'riggers.
Old 10-13-2014, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rcguy1411 View Post
Just been running the stock .32 have other boats to go real fast this is just easy to grab a jug of fuel and igniter and off the the pond Lhs was out of fuel but had a jug of 30% nitro 21% oil it's heli fuel but this engine seems to really like it and with the higher % oil I have gone a bit leaner in the needle and this has woken it up going to run this like the extra oil weather up here has turned to crap so no boating this week
hey did you get your boat out ?
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No haven't been able to run due to some health reasons and boats have been put away for the year
Old 10-16-2014, 02:14 PM
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no haven't been able to run due to some health reasons and boats have been put away for the year
hope you feel better !! Keep in touch when you do break it back out !! Im going to still look for good upgraded engine !!

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