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Forum: RC Boating
02-02-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,181
Posted By Ron Olson

Pick your favorite hull. No use in buying...

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...
Forum: RC Boating
02-01-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 227,329
Posted By Ron Olson

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulletin/575x750/timallen78mug1_495c502b3cacc8205cebe6af460ddb291d7f9816.jpg
Yes, it is. Tim's kind of known in my city.
Forum: RC Boating
06-03-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,526
Posted By Ron Olson

Yup, Renfrew Hockey stick tape. You can get it...

Yup, Renfrew Hockey stick tape. You can get it cheap on eBay in a variety of colors. 3M tape is really expensive and isn't as forgiving especially if you're going over compound surfaces. It can leave...
Forum: RC Boating
06-03-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,181
Posted By Ron Olson

Whatever you like. I've got a little bit of...

Whatever you like. I've got a little bit of everything. You learn to drive for conditions.
Forum: RC Boating
06-03-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,052
Posted By Ron Olson

Maybe not that model but plenty of clutch...

Maybe not that model but plenty of clutch problems with other ones in the past. There was a screw that was coming loose inside.
Carb settings; try 2 turns out on the low-speed and 1 out on the...
Forum: RC Boating
06-03-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 227,329
Posted By Ron Olson

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.rctech.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/tboat6_5f13100a7451ec4547630bca6c27d5ecb4f5837b.jpg...
Forum: RC Boating
11-17-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,155
Posted By Ron Olson

I'm surprised that you managed to get away with...

I'm surprised that you managed to get away with an AM radio system for so long! Usually gas engines don't like them.
Spend the money and get a decent radio in it. Futaba has them relatively cheap...
Forum: RC Boating
09-17-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,155
Posted By Ron Olson

I do have a Min-Cat hydro for sale cheap with 2...

I do have a Min-Cat hydro for sale cheap with 2 spare props battery and complete radio system It's a green one and the only one I've seen in that color. I have no use for it as I'm not into electrics...
Forum: RC Boating
08-29-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By Ron Olson

I came from running electric and nitro trucks to...

I came from running electric and nitro trucks to boats many years ago. I see that it has the updated turn fin, a good thing.
What makes boats a little different from nitro trucks is that you have to...
Forum: RC Boating
07-31-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Ron Olson

Sorry, but pure honesty here. Nikko boats are...

Sorry, but pure honesty here. Nikko boats are generally use them until they die then hit the trash can with them. I don't know if the transmitters are compatible with other radio systems that might...
Forum: RC Boating
07-15-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Ron Olson

The Kyosho props have a lot of pitch to them...

The Kyosho props have a lot of pitch to them which can also lead to an overheating problem. Some of their shafts are metric but a tiny piece of brass tubing over it can take care of any slop between...
Forum: RC Boating
04-16-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 227,329
Posted By Ron Olson

I'm hoping so! I threw it together quickly last...

I'm hoping so! I threw it together quickly last year and entered it into a race with almost zero time on it, a big mistake so it was redone afterwards. It now has had a lot of work done on it since,...
Forum: RC Boating
04-16-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 227,329
Posted By Ron Olson

The Insane Gas Sport Hydro fresh out of paint on...

The Insane Gas Sport Hydro fresh out of paint on Friday. A lot of other things have changed also since my first pix of it.
03-30-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Ron Olson

Like what? You have to be more specific.

Like what? You have to be more specific.
Forum: RC Boating
03-09-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Ron Olson

Tom Moorehouse runs the site and Don Ferrette is...

Tom Moorehouse runs the site and Don Ferrette is one of the Moderators there.
I first met Tom days before joining the site back in 2000. Don I've know personally since 2007.
That's Don.
03-09-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Ron Olson

A lot of parts are interchangeable from other...

A lot of parts are interchangeable from other boats.
These aren't the best boats in the world, known to start cracking, pieces falling off and really bad handling.
Forum: RC Boating
03-05-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By Ron Olson

There's a few tricks to getting in. First, use...

There's a few tricks to getting in. First, use your real name. Secondly, use a regular ISP e-mail address, not something like Yahoo! or G-mail. Those are usually the first ones they'll toss as Tom is...
Forum: RC Boating
02-13-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron Olson

If you buy a wood kit or fiberglass hull, you're...

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...
Forum: RC Boating
01-22-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ron Olson

http://www.newtonmarine.com/

http://www.newtonmarine.com/
Forum: RC Boating
12-17-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,701
Posted By Ron Olson

I've seen $15K boats and it can be done. For $1K...

I've seen $15K boats and it can be done. For $1K you can do well.
With questions like this, there are usually a few things that we'd like to know. OK, we know your price range so that's out of the...
10-25-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,722
Posted By Ron Olson

I've got a friend in Lansing who has been...

I've got a friend in Lansing who has been building jump ramps for some track around there but I don't know which one or ones.
Forum: RC Boating
09-03-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By Ron Olson

http://www3.telus.net/acboats/Home.htm There...

http://www3.telus.net/acboats/Home.htm
There are also a few US dealers.
Forum: RC Boating
08-29-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 884
Posted By Ron Olson

Kyosho Lambo boat. Not a very good one from what...

Kyosho Lambo boat. Not a very good one from what I've seen. RC Boat Modeler magazine did a review of it and it wasn't exactly a glowing review.
The plastic hull does not like nitro spills as it'll...
Forum: RC Boating
08-24-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ron Olson

Yes, that's great right there. It's not an...

Yes, that's great right there. It's not an absolute must to do that but it helps.
Forum: RC Boating
08-24-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ron Olson

Yes, they are. It looks like they placed them at...

Yes, they are. It looks like they placed them at the wrong angle so that the boat would fit in the box better. Why they just didn't put them on and have the owner install them at the proper angle, I...
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