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Old 02-07-2014, 09:59 PM
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A couple years ago I had a shockwave 55 gas boat but since I'm paralyzed and live in a nursing home I was unable to keep my boat where I live because of the size and more so the smell of gas. Also, I didn't get to drive it very often so I sold it. Now I'm missing having a boat so I bought another one. This time I bought a nitro and it's only 37 inches long so I'll be able to keep it in my room. I considered an electric boat but since I don't get to run very often I don't want a bunch of batteries I'll have to worry about cycling so they don't go bad. I bought an AC models wave slave. It has a 7 port go .21 engine that supposedly only has 6 tanks of fuel through it. It looks like a quality built boat but I do not like the paint job, it looks like a taxi! A friend of mine is supposed to paint it for me, hopefully he won't take too long! I'll Post pictures later of the new paint job.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:39 PM
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I seen the boat on ebay, nice, though its designed for a .45 engine, I am sure the 21 will scoot it around fine, maybe a x440 or x442 prop
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:00 PM
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Sorry to hear that guy. I think it will be awesome. A great conversation starter.
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Sweet boat, I have never done a gas boat.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:45 PM
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My friend was finally able to take my boat and get the paint job done... It looks so much better! Now I have to wait for my other friend to come over and put it back together so we can go run it soon. I bought a grim racer 40x53x2 prop to start with hopefully it will work well! I had a few people recommend that prop. Anyways, let me know what you think of the new paint job.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:00 AM
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Looken good!
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:38 PM
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That's a good prop to use for a .21 . It's already fairly sharp, well-balanced and polished right out of the package. It's an AC Model Boats hull, they're strong and do very well in rough water.
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awesome paint, good luck, have fun
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:08 PM
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Thank you all very much! I'm anxious to get it in the water but it's still going to be a while. Can't wait to mount the go pro on it for some cool on board videos!
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