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Old Mar 03, 2015, 10:03 AM
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That Sears ad is very very odd. Classic ESL issues I'd say. (English as a Second Language).

We've all seen the messed up language issues on ebay or elsewhere, but it was shocking to see it on Sears. However, the fact that they have the right picture, I'd probably take a good guess and say it's the real deal.

VERY good price. I bought mine several years ago, as did most here, for, what, 50 something?
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Old Mar 03, 2015, 01:18 PM
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That Sears ad is very very odd. Classic ESL issues I'd say. (English as a Second Language).

We've all seen the messed up language issues on ebay or elsewhere, but it was shocking to see it on Sears. However, the fact that they have the right picture, I'd probably take a good guess and say it's the real deal.

VERY good price. I bought mine several years ago, as did most here, for, what, 50 something?
Yea mine was around $50 as well.
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Old Mar 03, 2015, 03:34 PM
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I found a solution to a problem I've had for a while with my setup. Madbugger, this is especially for you!

So, I realized (like Madbugger and probably others here had suggested) that I needed a higher rated battery,
Well, it just takes some of us a bit longer to recognise the truth

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Also you don't have to buy such high C ratings to deliver the required amps, and you get longer runtimes than a 1300.
At the risk of 'teaching my granny to suck eggs' Chris, as Fire says the 'C' rating is tied to the capacity so a bigger battery will give the amps you need without needing to invest in the very high$ 'C' ratings. Although having had the expense of the Magnum crash and having just shelled out for 40C Lipos I don't expect any more batteries are top of your list of things to buy right now .

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Hmm, maybe it has something to do with how your other components are arranged. I use mine almost exclusively in creeks and rivers and have no qualms with how it handles with the batt in front of the motor.
With you on that Fire. That's the place to put it. Unless you find a battery (or preferably two in parallel) which together with your ancillaries can be spaced on each side as far back as possible alongside the motor/waterjet combo. That can also work.

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Strange that yours won't turn well. Perhaps because it's lighter with the smaller batts? Mine handles great on the lake too
I was thinking the same thing. After all Chris, unless you have found some incredibly light 1300s and had very heavy 2200s the difference on weight shouldn't make more than 1/8inch difference in the waterline, if that. That deeper hull immersion might make for better handling and also stop the jet cavitating as readily, as will getting the weight as deep in the hull as possible by putting the batteries 'on the floor'.

Anyway, glad to hear you're finding a way to get the speed you needed. Hope the the wreck didn't cause you physical problems. Pain in the pocketbook is bad enough without bodily pain as well
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I find that in the 410mm boat with a KMB jet that it needs the weight of three 2200mAh batteries (2s connected in parallel) to stay hooked in bigger rapids. They are on Velcro so I can move them forward or back depending on the play spot and how much water there is in the river that day. Even with two or three batteries I prefer 65c batteries for the extra thrust especially when the charge is getting low. I don't care about top end speed because I'm always in rapids where control is king. It seems that for different styles and piloting skills and different water flows in rapids or how calm a lake is will change how much weight and where its placed. Hull design would also make a big difference so test, test, test. I always have a look at the water before I decide on how many and where to place the batteries.

7car7, I use a water scoop to get the jet re-primed faster in moving water, but the top speed on flat water gets slower the bigger you make the scoop. The boat won't jump rocks as well with a scoop.

I pound rocks with my hull so I like ABS that I coat on the inside with Shoe Goo. Ncp546, I like the clear deck that SicRC makes so that I can painted on the inside for that deep gloss look that won't scratch. I will paint the deck of my next boat with yellow because the human eye sees yellow as being much brighter than other colors. My old eyes need all the help they can get when trying to see the boat in whitewater.
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Old Mar 05, 2015, 09:21 AM
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My old eyes need all the help they can get when trying to see the boat in whitewater.
Ain't that the truth
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Old Mar 10, 2015, 04:51 PM
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I will try some different weight balance, and maybe a scoop. Thanks for the thoughts all.
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nice vid to break the silence
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