Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Add Flotation to Your Boat

How To: Add Flotation to Your Boat

Simple Tips to Stay on Top! Nobody likes to think about the possibility of seeing their RC boat sitting inverted out on the water, but there will be a time when you’ll have to deal with a flipped-over marinecraft. In most cases, the hull …

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Thunder Tiger Naulantia 1M Yacht

Review: Thunder Tiger Naulantia 1M Yacht

Semi-Lit Sailboat For many years the Thunder Tiger design team has provided quality RC sailboat kits for anyone interested in building and running an air-powered marinecraft. With the recent increase in ready-to-run sailcraft, Thunder Tiger has now developed the Naulantia One-Meter yacht kit; which, …

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Race Prep Your RTR

How To: Race Prep Your RTR

Go Fast, Don’t Be Last… So you picked up a nice RTR boat. You’ve pulled it out of the box and took it to your local pond and ran some batteries though it. Then your buddies got a look and thought it was pretty …

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Pro Boat Miss GEICO 24

Review: Pro Boat Miss Geico 24

Easy Entry into RC Boating This vibrantly painted cat is the middle child in Pro Boat’s family of Miss GEICO vessels. It’s positioned in between the 29-inch brushless version and the 17-inch brushed version. Catamarans handle a bit different than your typical mono hull, …

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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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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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Pro Boat Miss Geico Exhibition

Pro Boat Miss Geico Exhibition

More! That’s exactly what the RC industry needs to keep the wonderful hobby alive. More RC enthusiasts, more products, more demonstrations, just flat out more. So when the folks over at Pro Boat clued us in to what they were doing to promote their …

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