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Old 09-12-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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looking for a petrol boat any help

Hi all, new to rc boats but always wanted one, me and a friend have decidided to buy some so we are looking around at some, all on ebay seem to be in china with expensive postage and i have no idea on if there anygood ? can someone give me some info on boats i need to be looking at and where please, i want a 50" petrol boat no battery or nitro rubbish i dont want battery as i want to play for a full day without messing about, also are they easy to fit clutches to or do they come with a clutch, thanks
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Il buid one if i were you mate, get a hull for around 200, go for zenoah water cooled 26cc reliable and can get all spares around 160, and then another 200 on bits.
Have a look at
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You can get all you need from these sites

Or buy second hand one from ebay, dont go for chinese crap mate
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, very interesting never thought of building one, which tye of hull is best twin or mono, thanks
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:13 AM   #4
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also iv been looking at these 52cc twin engines are these anygood or just a load of unreliable rubbish
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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If your running them offshore go for mono. Ive got an apache 56 inch with a pmb tuned zenoah. Loves the ruff stuff. Iv found cats just wipeout to much in the chop.
I wouldnt go for one of those 52 cc twins from ebay not much power for weight if you want big power go for zen9 from pmb my mates running mid 60s in one of waverider mouldings apache.
Pm me if you need any advise on building and setting up.
Have a look at omra.com
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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Bigteeracing do some realy nice offshore hulls
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Ive got a Pacer 70 from Big Tee Racing, great boat. Handles the rough stuff really well.
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50 inch rc

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Hi all, new to rc boats but always wanted one, me and a friend have decidided to buy some so we are looking around at some, all on ebay seem to be in china with expensive postage and i have no idea on if there anygood ? can someone give me some info on boats i need to be looking at and where please, i want a 50" petrol boat no battery or nitro rubbish i dont want battery as i want to play for a full day without messing about, also are they easy to fit clutches to or do they come with a clutch, thanks
try model marine supplies in devon, they do the cuv hulls and the apache 50 etc
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Are you looking for something to have a bit of fun or to race competitively offshore ?
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large apache

hi mate not sure if your still looking , but I just came across this site, millpond models near blackpool, they sell hulls, engines everything to build a boat, this five and a half ft apache for 225
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