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Old 06-12-2015, 08:58 AM
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Default $300 or under boat for 7yr old

Ok guys I'm looking for a beginner boat for my 7yr old... I have no experience in the rc boat world so some feedback would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:12 PM
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proboat has lots of go choices, could get two for that price and be able to race against each other. I would not go any smaller than the 17 inch models.
http://www.proboatmodels.com/Race/
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Old 06-13-2015, 10:21 PM
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A traxxas ( i know) blast would be a good beginner also.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:13 AM
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Go with the Atomik Barbwire XL. It has a self righting hull which is huge for a youngster. Just the time it saves you trying to retrieve it everytime it flips over is worth the investment.

I paid $206 shipped. It's fast, handles well and he/she won't outgrow it.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:03 PM
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Pro Boat brushless Shockwave 26 would be perfect. The hulls are ABS, but stout. When it's time for more speed, drop in a 1500kv motor from a BlackJack/Miss Geico 29 and it'll run close to 50mph on a single 3s LiPo and 48-50mm prop, when it's time for more speed. Replacement parts are also fairly inexpensive for them.
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You wanting a electric or gas boat I have a gas boat I'm selling
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:43 PM
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BARBWIRE XL
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SHOCKWAVE 26
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:59 PM
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+2 on the Atomik Barbwire XL
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Old 09-13-2015, 10:33 AM
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Not sure if I can post links or not but I'm quite pleased with the HobbyKing Quanum Aquaholic. Very stable decent 8-10 minute run times on 3S for $120-$150. Add Radio battery and receivers and youre G2G

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...40mm_ARR_.html
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:29 PM
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I bought this and i'm extremely happy.

FT012 on ebay, made an offer (unable to post link due to post number)

i paid $130 i think couple months back, the only thing i changed was 1 bearing and prop. It's the perfect entry boat imo. And at a good price, parts easy to find also. Fast and looks really nice. Although needs some maintenance has brushless motor

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Thats a great boat
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Originally Posted by racerj93 View Post
Thats a great boat
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Originally Posted by bti_jet View Post
I bought this and i'm extremely happy.

FT012 on ebay, made an offer (unable to post link due to post number)

i paid $130 i think couple months back, the only thing i changed was 1 bearing and prop. It's the perfect entry boat imo. And at a good price, parts easy to find also. Fast and looks really nice. Although needs some maintenance has brushless motor
I got one paid $110 amazon....great little boat long run time
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