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Old 09-29-2009, 07:51 PM
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any one know what one is worth? my buddy is trying to sell one for $100.00 becasue he is trying to upgrade. i am not sure if it is a good designed boat. they have been discontiued....

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my story is i bought hulls before (2) with hopes but they were to big of a project for a beginner.

let me know what you think it is worth and if 100 is good.

thanks
Old 09-29-2009, 10:01 PM
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Default RE: laserline hydro

almost identical if not the same to the Dolphin Tunnel sold everywhere on ebay, it has a different engine but same extremely bad belt system.
may do 15mph max.
support may be very hard to find.

this is just my .02 cents, others may chime in but if it was me I would not buy it.
no more than $25 bucks, sorry, I wish I could have given you a more positive reply.

Dan.
Old 09-29-2009, 10:17 PM
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i am happy to hear the info, like i said he is wanting to up grade, i would rather spend more and grew into something than buy some thing to get me going but only need to upgrade shortly after buying it. thank for the input.
Old 09-29-2009, 10:52 PM
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Pass, seriously. It was originally the Laserline put out by ABC Hobby years ago then the molds got taken over by some Asian company. It's more trouble than it's worth.
Do a search on this forum for Dolphin or Stingray and look at the threads so that you're not just taking my word for it.

In a nutshell. Poorly made plastic hull with bad handling especially in the turns. Bad radio system if it comes with it. The bushings in the lower unit wear quickly and then it will toss the belts. If the bushings don't do it, any debris on the water can toss them. Top speed on a good day, 19 MPH. When even RC Boat Modeler magazine had trouble saying anything good about it, that gives you an idea there of how bad it is. The December, 2000 issue to be exact as it was the cover boat.
Old 09-30-2009, 08:36 AM
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thank you guys, i will pass on the idea untill i find something better.


this is why i love forums! thanks again.-arick
Old 10-01-2009, 11:12 PM
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i had one real close to that the belts are hard to get and its a real piece of junk!! if you you look a round you will find some thing lot better
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The belts can be gotten on eBay but the price is outrageous.

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