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Old 05-28-2018, 11:45 AM
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Is there any Hull that stand out as "The Best" for speed boats?

V Hull?
Catamaran?
Hydroplane?
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Old 05-28-2018, 12:40 PM
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rough water V hull flat water hydroplane.
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Old 06-03-2018, 11:21 AM
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Whatever you like. I've got a little bit of everything. You learn to drive for conditions.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:46 AM
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i had a cat that would flip over quite a bit. i stopped using it because of it. i have 2 v-hull's that have never flipped over. the problem with flipping over is how do you retrieve it. i had built a retriever boat that didnt work and eventually i just stopped using the cat because it was too easy to flip.
i am not saying this is typical, but had i only had the cat, i would have stopped using boats and never bothered with it again

in my opinion the cat looks cooler, but the v-hull ran better.

this is just my opinion. also, any boat can flip if driven too bad.
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Thank goodness self-righting boats are a thing. I won't own anymore boats without this feature.
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Originally Posted by TIME MACHINE View Post
Thank goodness self-righting boats are a thing. I won't own anymore boats without this feature.
i own 3 boats and none have self righting. i had one that always flipped. after flipping it and it eventually drifting to where it was getting caught in the weeds, i lost the battle with poison ivy. i completely stopped using that boat once i retrieved it back.

On the 2 boats i still use, i was considering trying to add a flood chamber to them because i only have 3 lipos now to share between my boats and my cars, and if i lose 2 from a lost at sea boat i would give up on boats completely. I wish i knew then what i know now about boating

to the OP, the point of this story, try to find one with built in self righting. i know i am not jumping into any lake in NJ to retrieve a flipped boat and i dont own a full size boat to get it back.

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Outriggers (or hydroplanes) are by far much faster. Deep V's handle better, and more fun.

If your cat was flipping you need to make some adjustments like changing the prop angle.
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I used a deep sea fishing pole with a tennis ball and put a small mini hook on the nose of the boat . When it flipped I used the fishing pole to retrieve it.. also a small rubber raft works or a row boat. boating is fun tell you loose control or an alligator eats it ..
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Old 02-02-2019, 02:29 PM
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Pick your favorite hull. No use in buying something you won't be happy with.
My F-41 Stryker Cat does amazingly well in the rough, actually better than I thought that it would. Back in July I raced against 5 other Cat's in water that was garbage running wide-open the entire heat.
If your Cat flips a lot then it's in the setup.
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Theoretically, the hull with the least amount of surface touching the water is fastest. That would be hydros and cats. These hulls pack air underneath to support the weight of the boat and they are more or less airplanes!

If you are running in rough water, the BIGGER the BETTER.
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i got 2 boats recently. the proboat veles 29 and it looks awesome. it has been a frigid nightmare since i got it, and then i was sick for 3 weeks, so its still in the box

i also ordered the TFL outerlimits in red. it looks great, but there is a ton of manufacturer defects in the paint. i am waiting on the store to get back to on the issues. they asked for pictures, then shipping labels. like 1 delay after another. if i dont get something by monday i will file a paypal claim.
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Man, that is disappointing. Did you have to file a paypal claim? They are usually pretty good with issues like this.
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Man, that is disappointing. Did you have to file a paypal claim? They are usually pretty good with issues like this.
i did have to put in a claim, but only for a partial refund. they ultimately agreed to give me a 50 dollar refund but i have to keep the boat as is. they promised the refund within 2 to 3 days, and it has been over 7 or 8 now with nothing. i emailed them after 4 or 5 and they said just be patient, but my 45 day paypal coverage is almost up because they been dragging their feet on this...as if to go past that 45 day coverage.

i will have to see what paypal does. i copied the text from the email they sent offering the refund. overall, its been a really bad experience. initially they offered me a 3 dollar store credit, not usable for items on sale or clearance. they bumped it to 25 dollar refund then 50. i got pretty upset with them when they said 3 dollar store credit telling them i would only accept a full refund with cost of shipping paid by them. that is when they offered a realistic amount. I wish now i stuck with it and only accepted a return

worst case, if paypal bugs out and doesnt give me a refund i can always go through my credit card. i would really rather not go that way though. i pay with paypal for just about everything so my credit card number isnt flying around the internet.
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most cc companies have a cs satisfaction guarantee.id use it.
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Originally Posted by the rc guy View Post
most cc companies have a cs satisfaction guarantee.id use it.
i finally got this resolved with the help of paypal. i was very close to the 45 days limit and banggood still had not refunded me the 50 dollars they promised. i put in the claim and banggood spent another 8 or 9 days to respond. once they responded paypal sided with me and gave me the 50 dollars refund that was promised.

i will never order from banggood again. they were the worst company to deal with and i dont even want the boat anymore after all of this nonsense.
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