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12-30-2009, 12:33 PM
What happened to that big nice looking gas boat?

12-30-2009, 01:20 PM
It went the way of the...
King's Ransom
Miss Vegas
Pro Fisherman
Reef Racer
Top Speed 2
V24 One-Design

Item is discontinued :ohmy:

12-30-2009, 01:30 PM
BOLLOX!!!!!!! Thanks Danny.

12-30-2009, 01:34 PM
Here's one that may be considered as an alternative...

ProBoat HyperSport 48 Gas Mono (http://www.proboatmodels.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=PRB2350)

Darin's thread (http://forums.offshoreelectrics.com/showthread.php?t=11913)

12-30-2009, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the link. That ones ok but looks a little toyish for my liking. I likes the Rio cause it looked some what scale. Few boats do any more. I'd get a Rico but I have no where to build boats. The venom cats are way out of my price range:unsure: My problem is I want a big scale looking boat and don't have slot of money:doh:.

12-30-2009, 03:10 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Aquacraft-Rio-51-RTR-Gas-Boat_W0QQitemZ170416775018QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRadio _Control_Vehicles?hash=item27ada19f6a

12-31-2009, 06:55 PM
Awesome Dude :thumbup:. Now I just need to slide it in under the radar and keep it in the storage unit :tongue_smilie:.

02-04-2010, 02:05 AM
That price almost makes me want to buy one!

02-11-2010, 08:23 PM
They are a rubbish bin, wouldnt bother with them.

02-11-2010, 08:43 PM
Don't classify the whole boat as that, there were motor issues but the rest of the boat is very well built.

Steven Vaccaro
02-11-2010, 08:44 PM
They are a rubbish bin, wouldnt bother with them.

I know the motors had issues, is there also issues with the hulls and hardware?

02-11-2010, 09:29 PM
Mine is running on 10S with a LMT 3080 in it,,,,,tops out at about 55 Mph, Which is about 15 MPH faster than the gasser, has had blow overs, rolls and several run ins with markers and its held together very well. everything else is stock. I doubt any one else has stressed theirs as much as I have mine.

Its a solid platform.