There was a lot of controversies when gas started out, novices, to slow, to big, etc., from the nitro guys.
But, they came of age, bigger was better, more detail, pull starting, no $30 a gallon fuel, clutches, etc.
This boat was a 57' that was cut in half, and 4 in. added to the rear pad for stability, boat has a 35 cc quickdraw, like the cat above..this boat is heavier, tho..
The clip says it all tho, as its faster than the 100 hp merc outboard the guys are in, look at the durability of it..mile after mile..try THAT with a pico..lol.