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Thread: Best self-righting boat???? Help!

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    HI , i want to get a self righting boat new or used, what do u recomend?

    (already have a mini vhull from mini cat)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8UMPec2Z1Y

    THANKS ROD

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    Well, the high end self righting hulls would be the ToysPort hulls Scroll down, for a cheaper set-up you can grab a SV27 and do the flood chamber mod. Chuck is a cool dude. Or you can grab a R2 hobbies Arowana, but those are cheap hulls. That's all I can think of, Happy Boating...
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    I have thought about doing one. Sounds like a kool build. Heres a link to a MHZ (nice high end /quality hull) that can give you good advice.

    John


    http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...=flood+chamber
    Change is the one Constant

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    HK had a jolly motor offshore the other day but with a flood chamber. They are out now, but you could watch for a new shipment. They were in the $115 range plus $20's shipping I think? Look it up, no radio.

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    YEAH got a JOLLY on the way from HK, Im really trying to find one with out chamber.. like my mini v-hull from mini cat.

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    my mini v hull
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    Quote Originally Posted by 305MIAMI View Post
    YEAH got a JOLLY on the way from HK, Im really trying to find one with out chamber.. like my mini v-hull from mini cat.
    Please please please do a review of that one when you get it!
    I was looking at that as a replacement for the cracker boxes. Went out running again tonight and the younger boys keep flipping them it seems. Self righting would be very helpful, along with scale looks.

    Thank you, Brian

    Oh, your mini Vee is running awesome.

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    Well, there goes another of our products destroyed by HK's giveaway pricing. We were about ready to restock the Jollymotor with the flood chamber but now will be advising the manufacturer that we will no longer do business with them. Quite a few manufacturer's in China are learning the hard way that by selling to HK, they destroy their worldwide market. HK will sell anything for a $10 profit. Sorry, but we can't stay in business doing that especially when shipping cost alone is $30 a boat! Some of the more enlightened manufacturer's are avoiding HK like the plague. The best example is TFL that makes the Genesis. HK is selling the Genesis for what it costs us. We almost brought them into our product line but thank God we waited long enough to see HK pick them up. TFL management is now hurting big time. They have lost their worldwide market. Worldwide, there are FAR more boats bought from them than HK will every buy! More and more Chinese factories are learning all the time to NOT sell to HK. In the meantime, it's putting a real hurt on the hobby business in the USA.

    Sorry for the sour grapes but we work our hearts out to provide incredible customer service and hours on the phone giving advice, etc. only to learn that people are buying from HK.

    Quote Originally Posted by 305MIAMI View Post
    YEAH got a JOLLY on the way from HK, Im really trying to find one with out chamber.. like my mini v-hull from mini cat.
    Mini Cat Racing USA
    www.minicatracingusa.com

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    SALIR... we r talking about different self righting boats, not about prices or what HK sells for what $, i really dont care, i have a mini vhull from mini cat wich i love! actually i like it so much i want another self righting boat ,thats why i strated this thread, i havent found another hull self righting w/no chamber that i like.

    PS (yes i got the yolly with chamber from HK for $137.16 deliverd to my door in FL, MINI CAT quote was $341.94 shipped!! )

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    Not sure where you got $341.94. The boat is $299 complete with radio. Just add battery. Shipping is $25 because it is oversize and has to go fedex. Maybe you included a battery in the price to get that quote? Not sure.

    As far as I know you won't find another self righting boat without a chamber. Our Velocity Mono is self righting as a happy accident. Our design just seemed to produce the self righting action. We don't even know why ourselves.

    My point was that don't expect to get much from anywhere except HK in the future if their giveaway practices continue.

    I have spent a lot of time on the phone with you and happy to do it. But as long as everybody just wants cheap and doesn't care about customer service, maybe HK is the way to go. For some strange reason I think my support is worth something. Maybe I'm wrong.
    Mini Cat Racing USA
    www.minicatracingusa.com

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    Suncoast Hobby Imports
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    Jollymotor Offshore Ready to Run
    Item # MCR-JM
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    $299.00
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    Total:$341.94 USD

    Im in FL so i pay taxes .

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    OK, forgot about the sales tax. Wish there was something I could do about that but unfortunately I can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 305MIAMI View Post
    HI , i want to get a self righting boat new or used, what do u recomend?

    (already have a mini vhull from mini cat)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8UMPec2Z1Y

    THANKS ROD
    You could try a MHZ USA Gozilla Mono. They claim it is self righting without using a flood chamber. BG

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    The MHZ Gozilla is an old design, originaly by Hopf Germany.
    Designed for NimH cells ( as described on the site : 6-8 cells)
    With current cells, lipo, it does NOT flip-over/back !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerwin Brommer View Post
    The MHZ Gozilla is an old design, originaly by Hopf Germany.
    Designed for NimH cells ( as described on the site : 6-8 cells)
    With current cells, lipo, it does NOT flip-over/back !
    Gerwin,I guess you may have some experience with this hull. Is it possible this boat has been has had a retrofit as the CURRENT website states the boat runs
    on 3s lipos and is in fact self righting. I am just trying to help this chap out. BG

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    Are we talking about this version of the website, and the boat ?
    http://www.mhzusa.com/Gozilla-Mono-I...ion-x-1700.htm

    If so : I'm almost 101 % sure you need a floodchamber for flipping on lipos

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    Out of curiosity, are there downsides to the flood chamber other than taking up space?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerwin Brommer View Post
    Are we talking about this version of the website, and the boat ?
    http://www.mhzusa.com/Gozilla-Mono-I...ion-x-1700.htm

    If so : I'm almost 101 % sure you need a floodchamber for flipping on lipos
    Gerwin, this is the correct site. Under the MODEL section it states the hull is self righting and under the CELL section it states 6-8 cells nimh and 2-3s lipo. This really doesn't matter to me as my 26 H&M mono has a flood chamber which coincidently, does not work every single time. Thanks for your interest. BG

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    so nothing better then my vhull then out there?
    money burning in my pocket!!! lol

    got 2 keep looking!!!!

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    I have a Toysport Triton hull with hardware I'd be willing to sell if you're interested. It has a flood chamber for self-righting. Same hull as this:
    http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...prod=TP-Triton

    Mine is blue and red. Can take pics to send if you're interested. Looking for $250 shipped.

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    I really want no flood chamber,THANKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by 305MIAMI View Post
    I really want no flood chamber,THANKS
    Good luck...doesn't exist except for the smaller monos.

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    somebody makes a big tall ugly hatch for the supervee that makes it self righting. Not sure where to get it but I'd be embarassed to run the boat it's so ugly with that thing on there.
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    www.minicatracingusa.com

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    Adamb :

    Benefit of a floodchamber :
    The hull is "stronger" , it adds more structural strenght to the hull.

    ENCORE MAN :
    It doesn't flip EVERY single time ???????
    Strange ! Can tou post a pic of the hull, showing all the holes you've drilled to let the air out ?

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    Most of the flood chamber boats come with the minimal holes in them. If your boat isn't self righting you need one and or two things. Bigger holes to let the air out, more weight on the chamber side. I have seen people open up big holes in the deck and also add lead weight inside the flood chamber. SOMETIMES, if you have room, you can use a bigger heavier battery on the left side of the boat.
    Mini Cat Racing USA
    www.minicatracingusa.com

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    Yep !

    And : the hole in the front, how close is it to the front of the floodchamber ?
    If the holes are too far back, you'll keep an airpocket inside the chamber.

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    WHAT about this one it claims to be

    http://www.astecmodels.co.uk/catalog...9ee8f13f63b1ee

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    Do you run your boats at the 41st ST lake in Doral?

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    Depends on what you expect from a hull.
    Speed like the mono
    Or cornering like the eco

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    Thought you didn't want a flood chamber. That one has a chamber. Says so in the description.

    Quote Originally Posted by 305MIAMI View Post
    WHAT about this one it claims to be

    http://www.astecmodels.co.uk/catalog...9ee8f13f63b1ee
    Mini Cat Racing USA
    www.minicatracingusa.com

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