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Old 12-27-2003, 11:00 AM
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Thanks for all the input..... I'm narrowing down the list.... The aeromarinerc's are cool, but getting higher priced than I want to go.... wanted to stay under 500, now looking at nitro v by traxxas and the fun cruiser by prather...

nitro v - like the lines, but engine is a bit small, good price
http://www.ehobbies.com/ehobbies-com/1000-0620.html
This one is 799 and pretty cool.. leaning toward this one.. have to see if local dealer can work a price..
http://www.pratherproducts.com/boats/fun.html


I think the bottom line is the ease of going with an easy regular gas oil mix.... bad point is the high price...

Anyone familiar with the Prather with the 30cc homelite in it?
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:03 AM
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As Ive said before, go EBAY. Friend bought a 43 or 48 inch Aero Marine for 130$! Then got an Echo weed wacker at Hom Depot, put it in.

Less than 300 into it.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:04 AM
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Question... the weedwacker models.... do they come to a complete stop when at idle or do they keep moving.. or is each one different depending if it has a clutch in it??
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:05 AM
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Complete stop.

Nitro dont.

Electric do.
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:06 AM
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The prather says it has a centrifigal clutch... does that mean it stops when at idle.... any other accesories needed besides the boat... comes with a controller..... their is the obvious.... BEER!!! This could be a good beer delivery system from boat to boat....
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:10 AM
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Thanks HyperB!!! Appreciate all your help!!! Unless another model comes up, I'm going to work numbers on the Prather....

Thanks everyone!!!
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Old 12-27-2003, 11:19 AM
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I have been trying for hours to remember the brand name of the weedeater boat I had. It was $399. It was solid white and came with a tupperware container for the radio box... It came almost RTR. All I had to do was add the radio and attach the prop and rudder...

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Let me know if you remember!!! Would like to check it out...
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Try to find a boat with a g230rc motor in it, thats what I run on my goped and it pushes me along fast and also is fairly reliable and you can purchase tons of upgrades for it.

Also if you had problems I can basically help you with any problem that you would have with it.. Good luck on finding a boat.
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Blake, do you know of anyone selling a G23LH? Dont want an ORC, someone who upgraded to an ORC has to have on lying around they dont want anymore?
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