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What’s cookin’ with enforcer boats?

What’s cookin’ with enforcer boats? Eyrich, Rick Established in 1982, Warehouse Hobbies-now of Lake Placid, FL-is one of the oldest manufacturers of gasoline-powered boats. Under the care of Tony and Pam Castronovo, Warehouse Hobbies has grown steadily and is now an impressive enterprise dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of some of the most […]

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Do you really need a raceboat?

Do you really need a raceboat? Turner, Jay FAST ELECTRICS I am frequently asked, “What is the fastest model boat I can buy?” The question usually comes from a beginner to the fast electric scene-one who has either seen the really fast raceboats run or who has read about them and wants to join in […]

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RC angling

RC angling Cozine, Geoff FEW WHO HAVE seen the movie “Jaws” can forget the scene in which the Orca is pulled through the water by the great white shark. This image certainly stuck in the mind of modeler Carl Nordling of Austin, TX; one day, he decided to “RC” it, but after adding a fishing […]

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Working with foam

Working with foam Fryant, John L SCALE VIEWS Today, foam plastics are widely used in many branches of the model-building hobby, and boat modeling is no exception. I’ve used several methods of making hulls with this material. In this article, I’ll give you an idea of just what types of foam are out there and […]

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SD2

SD2 Dunlap, Jerry BOAT REPORT Record-setting .20 deep-vee SEADUCER BOATS In addition to the array of tunnel boats I stuff into the back of my pickup for model events, I often include a .20 vee-hull. A fine running .20 vee definitely grabs my attention, and while attending the 2001 International Model Power Boating Association (IMPBA) […]

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Aquacraft models by Hobbico Nitro Hammer

Aquacraft models by Hobbico Nitro Hammer Reid, John Quick-build deep-vee racer THE NITRO HAMMER is the second release in the AquaCraft RTR (ready to run) series. It follows in the footsteps of the already popular Air Force RTR and shares the same high-quality design and construction. Available on six colors, the Nitro Hammer features a […]

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ADS: 100mph Speedometer

ADS: 100mph Speedometer Boyd, Matt You’ve heard the expression “Numbers don’t lie.” By telling the brutal truth about the kind of speed your boat is capable of, the ADS 100mph Speedometer may undermine your ability to tell tall tales in the pits. But, more important, it tells you whether that last trim change, prop swap […]

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science of tuned pipes, The

science of tuned pipes, The Castronovo, Tony Most RC gas boaters know the basic principles of how a 2-cycle engine works: fuel enters the combustion chamber and is then compressed and ignited, and the power cycle is under way. Most also know that having the correct exhaust system such as an expansion chamber or “tuned […]

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Quickdraw Marine QD25

Quickdraw Marine QD25 Hoffmeister, Mike SPECIFICATIONS Bore: 34mm Stroke:. 28mm Displacement: 25.6cc Exhaust duration: 174 deg (other timings available) Transfer duration: 125 deg Piston port duration: 150 deg Tuned pipe: Quickdraw 23/25 with 1/2 inch cut off the header Engine class: GX-1 (NAMBA) or XLS27 (IMPBA-under new rules) Output: 6.5hp @15,000rpm List price. $429 for […]

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1950s to ’60s-era 1/16-scale electric unlimited hydro

1950s to ’60s-era 1/16-scale electric unlimited hydro Finlay, Garry Because it has always been a favorite of mine, I decided to build a 1/16-scale model of a 1950s to ’60s unlimited hydroplane. This electric, 23-inch, 7-cell model can easily work as a sport model and racer and is a less expensive alternative to today’s exotic […]