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Old 04-17-2006, 11:36 AM
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Other than Dumas, is there anyone out there that is making a tunnel hull kit for a 3.5 outboard?
Old 04-17-2006, 12:17 PM
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TopSpeed 2

Everything you need less motor, and radio. And yes its designed by the top designer around
Old 04-17-2006, 12:33 PM
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Thanks...I'm sorry, I should of been more specific but I'm really looking for a "kit". Something I can dig into and put together myself
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ORIGINAL: mb337z

Thanks...I'm sorry, I should of been more specific but I'm really looking for a "kit". Something I can dig into and put together myself
such as a wood kit?
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yes, exactly...I have built the Dumas Kit and I'm looking for another. I know that "Grimracer" has moved on to bigger things
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You could always build one of the wood over foam (WOF) boats from plans.
Old 05-11-2006, 03:45 AM
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Besides Dumas or now the hard to find Grim boats, there are no other "kit" boats out there. WOF is a way to go as PC has pointed out. If you decide to go WOF, drop me a line as I've got a web site specificly made for building WOF's.
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I found a hot shot 3.5 kit and purchased that. I know it is dumas but really could not find anything else. I thought grim racer was going to be producing kits for another manufacturer??
Old 05-11-2006, 09:54 PM
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Grim is infact workign for a bigger manufacturer as of now. I second ob nuts opinion on teh WOF boats designed by Jerry Dunlap. I havnt built on YET myself, but this winter will get 3 or 4 of them going. I have seen them run, and am pretty impressed with there ability to handle rough water. These boats are just nice any way you look at them. They arent a lynx or anything of that caliber, but a nice boat none the less
Old 05-11-2006, 11:11 PM
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Mark, it's fine for you to post your link so here it is: http://home.earthlink.net/~ob_nut/ .
Ignore the guy with the wet rear-end!
Old 05-12-2006, 12:26 AM
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Actually the WOF build up is http://home.earthlink.net/~obwof/

This is the one I'm worried about

Old 05-13-2006, 10:01 PM
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the Villain tunnel is a very good tunnel KIT. i have one with me NIB
see my pictures for the one i have used.
and is an exccellent stock class also.
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:38 PM
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The Villian S1 is the best wood kit I've ever built. They are no longer being offered.

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i have a villian an its a great boat man. to bad they dont make them anymore.
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Aquacraft is supposed to come out with the Villian and Nemesis in 'glas versions but they just won't be the same as building a wood kit. I used to watch Mike's online boat building parties and you could see how easy they were to put together.
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glass or abs ron? they are a real good boat. iv only fliped mine once and that was of a wake. i run a stock k&b and i flys on this hull.
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Hopefully 'glas as it looks like they're only using plastic in the electric boats.

To the author of this thread, if you want to build from wood you can always do a scratch kit form www.rcstore.com plans.
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any one know when the villian might com out as a glass boat?? id like to own one of them.
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I really don't know, maybe Grimracer himself or Russ could fill us in. I heard sometime this year yet but nothing for sure. Part of the problem is competing with the 3.5 OB tunnel that they already have out, the Top Speed 2. I think that the Nemesis would be their next option as it's made for modded engines whereas the Villian is a better stock engined boat. Jerry included a few of the Villian's tricks into the TS 2.
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they are selling the kit look at the bottom
http://www.pandanmodelboats.co.uk/ac...Boat_kits.html
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Hmmm, they must have had some left after production ended...
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rc mark if you want a kit id jump on that one before they are gone! id buy one but i just bought the ts2 and still have my villian.
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I'd make sure that they have some before ordering. They used to sell a few of the DPI kits as they bought the molds.
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Thanks for the heads up...I have a Nemisis and have been running it all summer. It flies on the water and handles great especially compared to my Hot Shot. I also was able to find a Villian kit from a gentleman in California (I beleive Rod Gerahty told me about him). This is going to be my winter project as I think it is time to retire the hot shot
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i no longer have the villain tunnel

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