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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: Patrick Henry on June 21, 2011, 10:14:33 AM

Title: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 21, 2011, 10:14:33 AM
Anyone built a Graupner Hydro Dragstar?


(http://s1.postimage.org/20g3iocp0/20100205093542_2162_Hydro_Dragstar_002.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/20g3iocp0/)
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: andyn on June 21, 2011, 01:29:23 PM
Haven't you got enough boats to build yet Rich? %)
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 21, 2011, 01:34:40 PM
Waiting for a hull/deck for finish one...thought this might be a good idea as it only goes in straight lines.
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 21, 2011, 01:58:20 PM

  "Short but Spectacular!" comes to mind!   :o
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 21, 2011, 01:59:50 PM
Now where have I heard THAT before....  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: essex2visuvesi on June 21, 2011, 03:40:56 PM
Thats going on my christmas list!
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 21, 2011, 03:45:53 PM
I'm definately fancying one...remember the old saying "serious fun comes in straight lines".

Install a 1/2 horsepower brushless motor...SERIOUS fun!
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 21, 2011, 03:47:56 PM
 

(http://s4.postimage.org/2v2dbtyas/2162_Hydro_Dragstar_055_10633_zoom.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2v2dbtyas/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/2v2n9219g/20100205093813_2162_Hydro_Dragstar_013.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2v2n9219g/)

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My poor pension... :o
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: John Mk2 on June 21, 2011, 04:29:42 PM
It's what I call a Firework boat Whoosh BANG ! Ive had a few of them  %)
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 21, 2011, 04:38:07 PM
Well John, you know I love my drag racing...can't afford the full size nowadays, so a model it has to be. Not even sure I can afford this one, but hey...it's only money!
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: John Mk2 on June 21, 2011, 04:53:54 PM
Tis True  ok2
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: andyn on June 21, 2011, 06:51:20 PM
It's 490 euros of money :o

Give us a ring mate....
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 21, 2011, 07:00:05 PM
Why..is my hull/deck done?
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: pompebled on June 24, 2011, 06:35:47 PM
It's slow:
http://www.graupner.de/de/newsdetail/a9b7990c-d6ef-4e3f-8937-4e385e76b1c1

Built in China and (as usual) overpriced by Graupner.
And (as usual) not available yet...

Regards, Jan.
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 24, 2011, 06:44:03 PM
Really wants a big brushless motor in it, I guess...not fussed about how it turns, I only need it to go in a straight line. Very quickly...
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: pompebled on June 25, 2011, 10:55:32 AM
Really wants a big brushless motor in it, I guess...not fussed about how it turns, I only need it to go in a straight line. Very quickly...
If that's the case, I wouldn't bother about scale looks, which will slow the boat down considerably when approaching 140 mph...

Regards, Jan.
Title: Re: Drag race boats...?
Post by: Patrick Henry on June 25, 2011, 11:11:37 AM
I'm not really fussed about the scale look of it Jan...I just want something to cover a scale 1/4mile very quickly.

I fancy this... http://www.astecmodels.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1144 (http://www.astecmodels.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1144) This should do the job! I didn't really notice the price of the Drag Star, so the rigger is a definate saving! Depends on the bank manager...


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