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Old 12-08-2013, 04:16 PM
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I've always owned cars/trucks (savage's primarily) but would now like to get a boat. I was hoping to get some advice on brands to stick with, types of boats, etc. I will probably just take it to the local lake with my toddler and play around with it...nothing to serious (but not radio shack type either).

I was hoping to keep the initial investment to $150 ish (preferably lower as I'm the type to go cheaper initially but then upgrade spend more later).

The aquacraft revolt and proboat models caught my eye. I'd want to stay electric (brushless if it'd fit my initial budget).

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A little more than you want to spend, but its brushless all ready.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...bl-rtr-PRB0650
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I saw a couple of those used on ebay...might be a year or two old since they don't have the same graphics going for around 100 (I have a rx/tx I could use).

I'll probably try to go used first unless used vs. new is about the same price.

Is proboat a good brand?
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yes its a good brand and lots of parts support.
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pro boat defiantly is not going anywhere soon but aqua craft makes a quailty rtr the revolt and the have easy pay and a Rx\r version

check em out

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=LXBXER**&P=EP
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could try these, they come with battery and charger, with 2.4
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-v-rtr-PRB0400
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...an-rtr-PRB0300
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thanks guys!
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No problem, no matter what you get you will enjoy the hobby.
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Might be a dumb question but I'm that new. What's the pro/con of a deep-v or catamaran boat?
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http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/inf...hull-types.php
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