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Old 04-09-2006, 03:24 PM
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Hi,
I was wondering which boat is a good boat for a fairly cheap price. I know the nitro hammer is a nice boat for the money. I also know the cen aquajet is nice too. Is there any other new easy and well performance nitro boats out that i might not of heard of?
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:26 PM
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Hi,
sorry i forgot...i am looking at boats anywhere from $0.00 to $350.00. i would also like somthing that can handle 4-6 inch chop.
thanks again for any replys
Old 04-09-2006, 07:38 PM
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shockwave 36 maybee?
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:26 PM
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thanks for the reply's guys
i am looking at gassers a little now but need to save my money up...
i am only 12 years old so buisy with skool work[]
i have looked at the shockwave 36 befor but kind of like the deep tunnels

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deep tunnel? are you talking about a catamaran...mean machine .18 for 380 rtr but havent heard how they run yet...I prefer gas to nitro though
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yeah just PM me if you wanna talk....so I make it clear there is nothing sale wise going on here, since I have had threads deleted for that already,
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Ok i have looked at the mean machine 18 and the new pro boat thundercat befor
i am looking into a gas boat a little more now
gotta sell my airboat for some more cash then i will start looking for good deal on a hull, posibly challanger 48" but im not sure yet
i have been pm'ing back and fourth with verticle for a couple days now
Thanks for the help everyone
and im not really a newbie for nitro motors since i have 2 trucks of my own that i have been running
Thanks again
Old 04-13-2006, 05:21 PM
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k guys think im going gas but i not sure
ill keep yah guys updated on wut i gettin on here and ive found a boat that i wish i had the money for
maybe my dad will let me borrow some cash
like i said ill keep yah updated on it
Thanks for all your help guys
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hi,

i bourght a nitro boat with a K&B .67 and have had a huge amount of trouble tuning it and getting it to run slow enough to be able to deal with it before launching. unless you have someone who can help you then my advise is dont bother with nitro.

gas- with you being young and with out spending all your cash then you wont get to alot of speed.

electric- i maybe wrong but these can keep up with the fastest nitro boats. the advantage is you dont have to wait aslong before you can run again (cool down). theres no ongoin costs of fuel. all you need is a few battery packs and your set. no heater,starter dirty fuel and constant tuning.

thats just from my experiance i would say electric. because i am selling mine and doing that.

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in response to the last post, yeah stay away froma nitro unless you have help, gas, a cheaper gas boat will still make an honest 30-50mph and be a blast to run, some have clutches some dont, if you had a nitro and it was going to fast to deal with it wasnt setup right or you have problems driving even at 5mph, and idleing boat shouldnt go over 10mph, electrics are fine but unless you wanna blow several hundred into a brushless boat or know how to setup a good brushed raceing boat you wont be keeping up with a nitro, yeah they keep up, with about 4-6 hundred into them...stick with a nice gasser, ddep vee is best for the beginer, the extra cash for gas is worth it...
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k thanks for the reply's
i know how to run nitro's though since i have a few nitro trucks, dont like electric dont make enough noise,i think i want a gas boat,ill still look around at electric but the only electric i run is my zig zag racer to retreive my airboat
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go for agas boat nitro trucks give half the problems a nitro boat gives
the best thing is to build it yourself a boat as generally you pay fir what others tested.
i built adaytona beach [graupner] kit and had to alterate half the boat. now i,m ok but spent a fortune
see you and don,t let hobbies interfere with school but remember you need to relax.
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Old 05-12-2006, 03:56 PM
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ok thanks guys,
i think i want to build a gasser as i go because im out of money
just bought a brand new 1/8 scale buggy for 200$$
couldnt pass the deal down so i only have like 100$ left
thanks

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