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Get Into Model Boat Racing

How To: Get Into Model Boat Racing

Getting Ready to Make Some Serious Waves Almost five years ago, I purchased the family’s first RC boat. It was an electric powered ready-to-run I picked up for my son for Christmas. As we took turns at the controls on that first run, I …

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Balance A Prop

How To: Balance A Prop

Hyperformance Products Inc. Balance-Rite Prop Balancer A sharpened and balanced propeller is critical to a boat’s driveline efficiency and overall performance, and the Balance-Rite CNC-machined, anodized, billet-aluminum magnetic balancer from Hyperformance Products helps you to quickly and precisely take care of props with 3/16- …

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Traxxas Spartan

Review: Traxxas Spartan

Brushless Race Boat with Ballistic Speed Capabilities! Traxxas has been involved in the marine segment of RC since the late 80’s with its first offering being the Villain IV deep-V, twin motor, offshore cruiser. As the years passed, Traxxas clearly invested in R&D to …

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Stuffing Tube / Prop Shaft Maintenance

How To: Stuffing Tube / Prop Shaft Maintenance

One of the most commonly over-looked, but important maintenance points on a RC boat is its stuffing tube/prop shaft area; so, keeping these parts properly serviced will help you avoid driveline problems when you run your boat. Done on a regular basis, the cleaning …

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Radio Protection

How To: Radio Protection

Blocking Water Gremlins Unlike other types of RC enthusiasts, remote-controlled marine craft owners have to always deal with the possibility of water working its way into their boat’s electronics. Even a minimal amount of moisture can wreak havoc with the hull’s onboard receiver, servos …

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Select the Right Hull

How To: Select the Right Hull

Which is Best for You? Whether you’re a new racer or a seasoned veteran, selecting the right hull for your driving style is important. It’s also important to understand what body of water you might be running or racing on. Additionally, what if any …

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Atomik RC A.R.C. 58-Inch Electric Racing Cat

Atomik RC A.R.C. 58-Inch Electric Racing Cat

Gasoline-Size Boat with Watts of Power! I love electric boating. How can you not? Electric boats are clean, quiet and easy-to-use. Today’s brushless power plants provide gobs of power and tons of speed. The only drawback that I had with electric boating was that …

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MaxAmps Water-Cooled Hard-Case LiPo Kit

MaxAmps Water-Cooled Hard-Case LiPo Kit

Cooler Equipment for Hotter Performance After reviewing the Traxxas Spartan recently, in our parent publication, RC Driver, I am all about finding other reasons to have to take it out again. It has already seen quite a bit of time on the water. I …

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Sailing 101

Sailing 101

A Basic Guide to Wind-Powered Boating   For anyone who might be interested in RC sailing it can sometimes be difficult to determine such things as what kind of sailboat to start out with, how to set it up and then how to best …

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