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    Which inrunner are you using, Rafael? And why did you go to an in runner instead of the stock outrunner?
    Revolt 30 (2x), Southampton Tug, Outcast 6S BLX, 8ight-E, Ten-SCBE, 22 2.0, AX10 II.
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  2. #92

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    I'm using a sample Dynamite 36x62 mm motor I had which is 2400kv. I have two boats. One is stock and the other lacks the outrunner and weighted flywheel. Why? Because I personally don't like the self right feature. In as many times as I've run the boat I can count in one hand how many times I've had to use the feature and it was on purpose after driving it to intentionally trying to flip it over.
    Rafael Lopez
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    I went to my local shop yesterday and got a river jet. I went to the pond in the afternoon and really liked the boat. But after 2 minutes I noticed a strange noice. I checked the boat and there were 4 magnets already loose in the boat.
    Already with the first battery? Serious? After that, on 4s the boat ran full out for about 10 seconds. than the boat ran 50procent. tried different batteries but no success. sometimes the with the battery i could run a full battery normal, sometimes it hit lvc after 10 seconds with the same battery. I don't know what the problem is.

  4. #94

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    The motor magnet issue is known and Rafael/Proboat met with their motor supplier this week to discuss a solution. You can call Horizon to get a replacement, but it could, and has, happen again.
    Zelos 36 Twin, Voracity 36, Miss Geico 29 V3, King of Shaves P1, Mini Zonda 27, Delta Force 26, Offshore Infinity, Stealthwake, Vac-U-Tug Jr

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    Just got a notice from the hobby shop I bought my boat from to call Horizon. Called tech support than was told to check where the transom meets the hull and look for pinholes or if spots of light show thru. Was told to coat the area with CA glue to fix. Haven't checked my boat yet but it's advised to do so.
    River Jet 🚤

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    If your boat is not taking on water and you don't plan to run it across rocks or asphalt like I do, then you should not have issues with the thin hull. When we get new hulls you can certainly get a new one and replace it at your convenience. I'd save it for a rainy day or for when its actually taking on water beyond being able to fix it with CA and accelerator.

    We know the issues is there but it seems to me that it doesn't become an issue until people actually see it. We have very, very few boats that actually have holes. What appears to be holes is just light reflecting through the material.
    Rafael Lopez
    Product Developer-Pro Boat
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  7. #97

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    Just ran it today and wow. It takes some time to get used to the sensitivity of the steering at high speed and the lack of steering at low. Lol. Oh, forget about turning when coasting to a stop lol. Great little boat so far :)
    River Jet 🚤

  8. #98

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    Yup, as with anything jet pump powered, 1:1 or R/C models, if you don't have throttle you don't have steering. Takes a while to get used to but once you get it you don't forget.
    Rafael Lopez
    Product Developer-Pro Boat
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  9. #99

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donny View Post
    Just ran it today and wow. It takes some time to get used to the sensitivity of the steering at high speed and the lack of steering at low. Lol. Oh, forget about turning when coasting to a stop lol. Great little boat so far :)
    I have a Mods, Tips and Tricks thread that addresses problems with this boat including the sensitive steering. It includes a reverse bucket you can make on a 3D printer. Sdg
    Legend 36 sailboat, KMB Powerjet Ed Hardy Viper, ABC jet pwrd BBY Oval Master, ABC Hobby Jetski, NQD Tear Into's, HK Discovery 500, MickieBeez pwrd Jet Rigger!, Davette/Gravtix jet sprint, KMB Powerjet Pursuit, NQD pwrd Jet Catamaran!,Steam pwrd African Queen, Sidewinder airboat, Graupner Eco Power

  10. #100

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    Are there going to officially be a re-release of this boat? I still have a brand new esc and new motor that was sent to me as replacements, so might consider buying another one if the issues are straightened out. Or just a hull and jet drive....
    Zelos Twin 36 stock w/3831's (88.23mph), Veles 29 stock (75.18mph), Miss Geico 29v3 stock w/3831 (78mph), Motley Crew Cat (47.5mph), H-King Relentless v2, Barbwire XL, Feilun FT011, AquaCraft Rescue 17, Atlantic II Tug

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    Anyone that has one of these ever get an update on whats going on? I was really interested and was about to buy one until they pulled them and couldn't find one anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxkid261 View Post
    Anyone that has one of these ever get an update on whats going on? I was really interested and was about to buy one until they pulled them and couldn't find one anywhere.
    Nope. I haven't heard a word.

    They were pulled because quite a few of us that bought one had issues like weak hulls, motor magnet issues, cracking impellers and melting pump housings.

    Thankfully I haven't had an issue with the hull but I have experienced the other issues I mentioned with mine.
    Current boats
    Aquacraft Cajun Commander, Aquacraft Mini Alligator Tours - brushless, ProBoat Blackjack 9, ProBoat Impulse 9, ProBoat Recoil 17, ProBoat Blackjack 24, ProBoat Shockwave 26 BL V3

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    Yes I'm aware of all the issues, I was just wondering if PB support had given anyone any updates.

  14. #104

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    Mine is sitting on the shelf for three months now with a broken impeller. Still nowhere to find a replacement. they are out of stock since months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sachaken View Post
    Mine is sitting on the shelf for three months now with a broken impeller. Still nowhere to find a replacement. they are out of stock since months.
    That sucks. They haven't even given you an update of when they'll have a new shipment of impellers?

  16. #106

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    Last I checked, it is now mid October.

    First it was June, then July, then August, then September and now October. There are also more parts, pump housing, hull etc that are backordered as well. I wouldn't think it would take this long to get these issues worked out. I am really starting to wonder if this boat was secretly discontinued. The next shipment of boats just says TBD.

    Maybe the newly released boats like the UL-19 hydro and the soon to be released Veles 29 took priority.
    Current boats
    Aquacraft Cajun Commander, Aquacraft Mini Alligator Tours - brushless, ProBoat Blackjack 9, ProBoat Impulse 9, ProBoat Recoil 17, ProBoat Blackjack 24, ProBoat Shockwave 26 BL V3

  17. #107

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    Hey sachaken
    Call horizon hobby service dept and tell them you need an impeller yours cracked,they have some spares they will send you one. I just got one yesterday

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