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Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:31 AM
Nirvana 38, Seawind 178
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aquacraft Atlantic Tug

Looking for a tug, anyone have experience with this one. What are the strong points and the weak points?
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Great looking boat for the money, Just saw one on E-Bay $125.00 1 weak point is the speed control. Do a search of the site and there are several articals on the tug
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:50 AM
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they are a ice boat that you can detail to your desire or run it as is. they are a great tug for the money. Like the above post there is a very long thread on the atlantic.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Is $125 a good price for a boat in good condition? My wallet would like that.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 11:56 AM
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I thought it would go for much more, the one on ebay sold for $122+$25 shipping so $150. I think thats pretty good for one, you can use discounts at tower hobbies to get a NIB one for around 225-250.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 05:14 PM
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They are a nice boat except for the reverse on the esc does little or nothing. It also is a good platform for modding as little or as much as you want. Heres my modded Atlantic. Since the photo I shortened the stack also.
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 11:25 PM
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I wonder if someone ever put a bow thruster in it?
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 11:27 PM
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I wonder if someone ever put a bow thruster in it?
Why would you want to?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 12:04 AM
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:27 AM
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A masochist would consider hitting his thumb with a hammer fun. Doesn't make it a good idea.

My brother has a Atlantic and likes it. As others have said the Blue ESC is less than what one might hope for. There have been some terrific mods done to these boats. Tug purists hate this boat for the goofy hull design and poorly placed accessories like the lifeboat on the aft deck, but still as a entry RTR you will hardly go wrong. Simple mods to improve appearance are moving the lifeboat and cutting down the stack a bit.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I have a used one on the way for under $150 shipped and plan to make a few mods. Removal of lifeboat the first, change to 35mm 4 blade prop, and ESC replacement if needed.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 11:34 AM
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well keep your own thread going here and let us all know when you get it, post some "before" pixs, shows your mods, and show us your "after" pixs. We all want to know...and just have a ball with it!!!!
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