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Old 02-09-2017, 08:34 AM
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Looking for a boat kit to build, want electric, something big, and something in a nice kit, I dont know anything about boat builds but I do know I dont wanna be opening 6 different bags of parts at the same time looking for parts..lol want something in a boat kit similar to a tekno or xray car build as far as organization of the parts goes.
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bad time of year for this question?
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Not really, this is the time to build. Exactly what type of boat are you thinking of building, FE, tugboat cruiser?
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RCBoatCompany 1/8th Scale RC Boat Hull Kits Thunderboats Gas Scale is one option and MLboatworks is another ML Boatworks
The pic below is 1 of 4 boats I have built and race in. FE class. I am building a ML kit now

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That's not going to happen with boats, most kits are going to give you a box of cnc wood that you will have to make a skeleton then skin the boat. Instructions very by kit. Then you need to purchase all hardware electronics etc. This is not big but its a good way to get your feet with and will come as close as you can to a complete kit and hone your skills. Just need electronics and zippkits offers very good instructions.
http://zippkits.com/~zippkits/index....roducts_id=263
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If you buy a wood kit or fiberglass hull, you're still going to have to assemble a pile of parts. That's actually my preferred way as after a while I have my parts that I want to put in a hull.
As far as Zippkits goes, the parts are well packaged to keep them apart. I haven't seen any problems with other manufacturers either.
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I dont want to get in that far with the first boat, I was thinking something I basically painted and put electronics n servo in, I dont wanna sand glue n paint..lol not yet anyway. Just wanted something not ready to run that required some assembly, but not 20 hours worth of assembly.
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Ya nothing like that, there used to be a few boats you had to assemble a long time ago.
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Check out Offshore Electrics. Perhaps a TFL Pursuit or Genesis would fit your needs.
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