View Full Version : new bristolbay captn.

08-14-2013, 02:03 AM
Hi guys newbie here from hawaii

I know nothing about rc boat
but when I saw one at the lagoon
I am hooked like a big marlin fish

Once I got home I searched for rtr scale boat
well I end up at towerhobbies
I saw the bristolbay for 200 bucks rtr
I figured ill start with a low budget since I am new to rc boats

When I ordered it I got it shipped out by usps wth.:(
Big mistake I thought it was ups

made the order aug7.
I used the tracking number and its still in nevada:(

Not happy not happy at all

any way I really like the scale look of a boat
Specialy those centuries old looking boats
While browsing for boats
One in particular is a bangka
its just like a canoe but the bangka
has two rigger one on each side lol
I dont know how else that type of boat will tip over
its just like a bike with training wheels on it

08-14-2013, 02:10 AM
Like I said above I know nothing about rc boat
This bristolbay will be my first boat ever
and for sure not going to be the last one :)

Is there anything I should know about this boat?
How to maintain this type of boat?
I know this boat didnt come with battery
what type of battery to get for the longest run time?

I have heard of lipos battery
but I read somewhere that this boat cant use lipo
and im not going tear it apart just to use lipo
For now I just need a plug and play battery

thanx guys
hope to learn new things from everyone

08-19-2013, 03:02 AM

the stock motor is to fast
im thi king of using dumas 6v motor what esc would be good for that motor?

08-19-2013, 07:29 AM
If that boat move to fast for you than just try a smaller prop first.
I think that would also give you more run time from the cell pack to,
Do you know what size prop is on it and what size prop shaft it has yet ?

08-19-2013, 03:44 PM
Sorry I dont know the size yet ill look it up tho
Right now im repainting my cabin
Blue and white cabin
And next ill repaint that dark green hull
I cant stand looking at it lol

08-22-2013, 06:44 PM
Haha I love this bristolbay boat

can some reccomend a
sport fishingboat kit for a first time builder
like maybe precut woods etc. And just assemble it together?
I want to try make my own fishing wooden boat

thanx guys

08-23-2013, 02:39 PM
I painted my cabin
next is the dark green hull
and inside the railing I want to paint it white
I dont like the yellow

08-23-2013, 03:08 PM
Looking good hilyfe.

Is this the type of Sport Fishing boat kit you are looking for?


08-28-2013, 12:31 PM
Whoaw thats even better than what I have imagined
yes sir something like that would be perfect
I can go fast slow speed
I wish therez an rtr like that lol

09-15-2013, 05:56 AM
Hi guys im back

need your opinion on these TUGBOATS kit:laugh:




Aziz tugboat

These tugboats are kits
I cant make up my mind on which one should I get
Maybe you guys can help me choose one

10-25-2013, 04:59 AM
good luck with your decision,
i like Envoyclass but all three are tugspacular.:smile:
what brand kit are they?

10-25-2013, 01:56 PM
I bought the aziz
but when my friend saw me working on it
he offered to buy it
something I couldnt refuse for that amount lol
now I can order the kit and fittings for it
I gave it to him thinking I can always find aziz
well im wrong now tbeir saying out of stock
have to wait 6 weeks
I think ill go with happyhunter this time

09-26-2014, 01:44 PM
Im backkkk
With a new boats
I have gotten another aziz
Currently working on it

And also I have a philippines scale bangka
Bigger than the aziz
I plan on running it at the beach

51 inchess in length

6 inchess wide

Scale bangka


and my aziz project

fiberglass beams for the deck


Twin robbe geared motors

10-01-2014, 11:31 AM



my bangka on the beach
Its very stable on the waves
My only problem?
The waves just splash over the bow haha

07-22-2015, 08:15 PM
that thing is sweet. No Rudder? all prop?

08-13-2018, 11:36 AM
i really liked that boat but went with the Atlantic tug instead now they have Atlantic II.
maybe they'll bring the Bristol back?
some lil' fisherman on there and some Rum barrels and fishn' is go.