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tanveer

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hi lads, tan from leicester here, im new to rc boating and have had petrol rc cars for years i have a hpi baja and a fg monster beetle they just have been getting a bit boring lately constantly bringin them back home in bits. iv been looking at the prestwichmodels lynx 47 looks a pretty decent boat but is there anything out there better for the same sort of cash? and how difficult are these things to build/setup compared to the cars and stuff.


cheers guys :-)
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 03:14:37 PM »

hi lads, tan from leicester here, im new to rc boating and have had petrol rc cars for years i have a hpi baja and a fg monster beetle they just have been getting a bit boring lately constantly bringin them back home in bits. iv been looking at the prestwichmodels lynx 47 looks a pretty decent boat but is there anything out there better for the same sort of cash? and how difficult are these things to build/setup compared to the cars and stuff.


cheers guys :-)

Welcome Tan
There is lots of stuff here on Mayhem you could always take a look at the BMPRS web site as well. There may even be a boat on there for sale.
http://www.bmprs.co.uk/
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 04:40:50 PM »

thanks alot for the reply will keep my eyes open on that site, i might contact the leicester club and go down once iv got my model.
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2011, 04:49:25 PM »

Contact the club before you part with the hardearned
The guys there can save you making expensive mistakes
They have been there and done it so the advice is priceless

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tanveer

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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011, 04:54:57 PM »

okay i think that is what il do il have a chat with a few of them and go from there, i need to get it right first time really as i only have a budget of around 800 pounds.

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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 04:56:05 PM »

You might also want to check your local boating lakes rules, as not all allow ic engine powered boats due to wildlife issues that result from exhaust fumes and leaks/spills.
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 05:54:58 PM »

okay i think that is what il do il have a chat with a few of them and go from there, i need to get it right first time really as i only have a budget of around 800 pounds.


You can get a really good second hand one for a lot less than £800, email us at www.bmprs.co.uk via the Contacts page (as suggested by Bill above) and we will do our best to sort something out for you, try ebay but you really need to see what you are getting for your money first.

BMPRS are racing at King Lear lake Leicester on March 21st and September 23rd next year.....not very far for you to travel  :-))

Check out our monthly column in Model Boats magazine  :-))

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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2011, 06:03:31 PM »

Hi Tanveer
The Leicester Model Boat club which meets at Abbey Park does not allow IC boats but there is an excellent club at Watermead Park just North of the city.
It's called the King Lear Model Boat Club - http://www.kinglearmodelboatclub.co.uk/ - and they not only allow ALL types of boats, but also host 2 Championship races for the BMPRS - http://www.bmprs.co.uk one in March and the other in September.
They are a very friendly bunch and have many years experience of IC power boats.  I'm sure they would be more than happy to help you with your choice of hull.
Another good idea would be to look at the BMPRS Championship results for last season, to see which hulls/engines have done best.  Its obviously not as simple as just choosing the right gear - you have to be able to drive it!  At least with having experience with cars, you will have a head start.
Have fun

Danny
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2011, 06:04:38 PM »

Thats what comes of having a fast PRO!   {-) {-)
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2011, 06:14:31 PM »

watermead park is just up the road from me 5 minute drive, do they meet up there often just to run the boats etc? or is it just there to race? what i am thinking of doing now is for my budget of 800 pounds get a miss geico or something for when i feel like having a quick blast and have the petrol model as a display in my living room and take it out in the summer,
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2011, 06:31:50 PM »

hi lads, tan from leicester here, im new to rc boating and have had petrol rc cars for years i have a hpi baja and a fg monster beetle they just have been getting a bit boring lately constantly bringin them back home in bits. iv been looking at the prestwichmodels lynx 47 looks a pretty decent boat but is there anything out there better for the same sort of cash? and how difficult are these things to build/setup compared to the cars and stuff.
cheers guys :-)

Hi Tan
My Prestwich Lynx was my second petrol boat, first being a cheaper Ready to Run boat. The trouble with my first RTR boat was that it had inferior hardware compared to the Lynx and was only half as fast. Having gone through a steep learning curve with Petrol Power I will always in future (as with my Lynx) buy new and build from scratch. I get as much pleasure from building as I do running them.
If you are looking at the options from Prestwich Models, his Miami 55 (similar price to the Lynx) is a good first boat. It is easier to build being bigger with more room and access inside and more forgiving to trim out properly. With either boat I would recommend (within your budget) the deal option with the stock 260PUM engine. Unlike many RTR deals, Daveís boats come with top quality hardware.
In terms of difficulty, I would suggest they are well within the scope of folks with good model building skills and some decent mechanical know how.
As others suggested, meeting club members running these boats is a good start.
Cheers
Craig
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2011, 06:44:42 PM »

Hi Tan
Just in case you are wondering about the Lynx or the Miami 55 from Prestwich model centre:
These two short clips show firstly two Lynxes head to head at our Bridlington club (mine doing the chasing). And secondly on the same water my brothers Miami 55 in action. All three boats were purchased with the deal option and with stock 260PUM engines. The Miami is impressive on the water and handles rough water easily.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8yPPc0hN7o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaGGHFqMJmY
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Craig Dickson

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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2011, 06:51:38 PM »

Hi Tan
In respect of the Lynx, this short clip demonstrates what happens before it is properly trimmed out...(now all sorted of course)....It is of my twin brotherís boat his first run and this clip makes me laugh every time I see it. I think he did well not to tip it over!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VDx_XeFSBI
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2011, 08:40:34 PM »

i think im going to either go with the lynx or the miami 55 now, do prestwich models offer the miami 55 with the hardware engine ready installed?
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Craig Dickson

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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2011, 08:56:10 PM »

Hi Tan

I am not aware that you can buy these with the Engine installed. Personally I would recommend always doing your own installation. That way you know the boat inside out and in the long term I think it is way more beneficial.

Hey, as much as I am a big fan of the products from Prestwich Model Boats, I would sleep on it and perhaps get so see some boats in action before you make your final decision.

Cheers
Craig :-))
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2011, 06:31:34 PM »

i think im going to either go with the lynx or the miami 55 now, do prestwich models offer the miami 55 with the hardware engine ready installed?
Hi Tan, Like Craig say's....sleep on it before you choose a hull, get yourself down to a race meeting or two, make a pest of yourself by asking a lot of questions....... then choose  :-))
Most racers are very approachable and keen to share info/advice/etc etc O0
Quite a few of us at BMPRS use Apache, Navaho and the new Arrow hulls from Waverider Mouldings up in Blackpool, contact mayhem  member martno1fan  :-)) for the latest details of his range of hulls. Like Danny say's check out the 2011 championship winning boats on the BMPRS website.
By the way Danny who you calling fast ???????  %) :o {-) {-) {-)

Regards
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Craig Dickson

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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2011, 07:47:20 PM »

Hi Scoop

I've looked at the BMPRS site.

I like what I see.

Cheers
Craig :-))
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2011, 09:32:59 PM »

Hi Scoop

I've looked at the BMPRS site.

I like what I see.

Cheers
Craig :-))
Why not come and join in with the racing then? You will be made most welcome, new race venues for 2012  are under discussion as we speak  :-))
Thanks for your kind comment Craig

Regards
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2011, 10:47:26 PM »

Hi Scoop
It is about 30 years since I competitively last raced a model IC boat at my local club and at limited national level. And at that time I won a lot of trophies, race after race.
Winding the clock forward 30 years I am now back into the scene with Petrol/Gas boats.

On a personal level the only time I will enter another race is when I have a boat that is in my opinion sufficiently fast/stable  enough to beat the competition.
Perhaps more crucial for me is to gain back the huge confidence that I previously had in driving a very fast boat. Continued practice should determine that aspect for me in a non race situation.

For the time being I will focus upon my building and driving skills. If I reach my personal targets then I will want to race again in a competitive situation.
The issue I face is that once I get into potential racing/competition mode or mind set, the whole thing gets so personally serious for me such that the raw enjoyment gets lost among the stress of wanting to win!

Does that make any sense to you folks?
Cheers
Craig
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Re: new to rc boating looking for a decent petrol model advice please guys??
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2011, 09:08:13 AM »

double post ?
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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2011, 09:10:53 AM »

Hi Tanveer heres my website and contact details,i build the Apache 58 hulls ,ive just built a new Arrow hull for the reigning Uk bmprs Champion for next season,heres a few pics of her and the Apache,this hull runs very fast and stable.The Apache also runs very fast and stable heres a few videos of customers boats.I also offer carbon reinforced hulls for unbeatable prices.All hulls come with rails unless asked otherwise.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBiW3OC7JoA&list=FLBvMrXd-byRavNCBWuCxqHg&index=10&feature=plpp_video


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU83OcANG-g&list=UU3ZNOfjYUrc7uVWd52wg8Sg&index=5&feature=plpp_video
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2011, 10:11:32 AM »

Hi Mart

Impressive looking mouldings, and some great video footage within the links.

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Craig
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2011, 11:53:02 AM »

Cheers Craig have a cpl of bigger hulls coming out next year also and cpl of cats for petrol too.
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