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Old 12-26-2006, 07:55 PM
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Default 1/8 scale hydro hulls where to buy?

im am looking for a 1/8 scale miss bud type hull ( T-5 & T-6) can anybody help me with some web sites? i want fiberglass hulls only!!! im lookin to build a race hydro
Old 12-26-2006, 08:02 PM
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Default RE: 1/8 scale hydro hulls where to buy?

The only place I know of that might have those hulls(besides Pro Boat) would be Thunderboat Reproductions. Unfortunately, I don't have any contact info for this vender.
Old 12-26-2006, 10:21 PM
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Default RE: 1/8 scale hydro hulls where to buy?

HJ, do you mean these guys http://thunderboats.toys4bigboyz.com/ ?
Old 12-26-2006, 10:34 PM
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That be the one. One thing I can say is that there are some minor errors in some of the details(ie cowling shapes can vary from prototype, Turbine Madison rear shoes are totally wrong, etc), but nothing that anyone just looking at the boats would notice without doing some research or being familiar with the full sized boat
Old 12-26-2006, 10:36 PM
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That it Chuck! Thats what Ron gave me too! I'd just tryed it,but for some reason it not working.[>:]
Old 12-27-2006, 08:38 PM
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gosh quite expensive!!! [] are the proboat hulls any good?
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If the 1/8 is anything like the 1/12 they aint worth a crap!!The proboats hull arent very well made.they all have the same proublems wing tail fins cracks the radio box are to thin,servios moves/flex the box,side rails were the motor and cowl are thin/cracks.plus the back ends where the rudders are at cracks too!!these hulls are not made of good quality materials.Right now I'm doing bodywork on the hull on my 1/12 Miss Budwiser and I'd found alot of voids in the gelcoat!! I know what your saying about the hulls being pricy! But the old saying is you get what you payed for too!! Just shop around.Go to Google.com and type rc hydros hulls and you'll find some and do the same thing to ask.com too.I hoping to build a 1/6 scale Of the MIss Bud shortly.At least building one out of wood would last longer then fiberglass and takes a better beating and streese then the fiberglass ones.[>:]
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I have to agree with the Pro Boat hydros being garbage. I do DISAGREE about glass being less durable than wood, however. A properly layed up glass hull will be lighter and last as long or longer than a wood hull. If you have some basic tools, you might consider building a boat. I know of a couple of places to get glass cowlings and tail sets, though glass parts aren't exactly inexpensive. I can tell you where to get a cowling and tail set for a 2004 Bud/Llumar/Elam, but the cowling alone will run you $165 plus shipping. Just something to think about.
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try finedesignrc.com
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Ok I found what I was looking for, this boat should be exactly what your looking for scroll to the bottom for the t5. A high quality race hull.
http://rcmarinedesigns.20megsfree.com/scale.htm
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I remember giving someone the link to Phil's site as I didn't have the one for Thunderboat Reproductions. Phil is a really good person to deal with and got to hang out with him for almost a week at an Internat's race.
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Default RE: 1/8 scale hydro hulls where to buy?

hears me & my dads idea: buy newton marine plans, build a plug, make a mold, and lay up our own hulls. our hulls wouldnt be gel-coated but fiberglass takes any kind of paint nicely! any ideas are welcome!
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I like it. I have one question for you. Since you are going to build a boat for plug duty, are you going to make it runable?
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sure why not! for wat reason do u ask?
Old 12-29-2006, 01:29 AM
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If you are going to make it a runnable hull, it needs to be built as lite as possible, while if it's going to be just a plug it can weigh a ton if you want without really mattering
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yes, this isn't the first wooden boat i have built. maybe i will build along with your thread
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Hey guys, my son is hydroguy and sometimes he logs on in my user space he is 14 and i am 53 but i am just as much of a kid as he is with this rc stuff. I REALLY LIKE BUILDING AND MAKING MOLDS FROM PLUGS AND ALL THAT CUSTOM STUFF, MOST OF MY MOLDS HAVE BEEN AIRCRAFT FUSES AND COWLS BUT A 1/8 HYDRO SOUNDS VERY INTERESTING, I THINK WE"LL GIVE IT A GO AND WILL KEEP UPDATING AS WE GO.
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My son has his own account on this site as I don't want him posting under my name or using any of the moderator tools. He's 19, I'm 54.

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