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Old Nov 07, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Jet driven bass boat

Maneuvering an old Laughing Whale Bass Boat around at dusk. Graupner mini-jet and 14.4v lipo provide the power.

Jet-boat Turns and Burns (1 min 43 sec)
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 03:55 PM
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i wanna see what the underside of the boat looks like.
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Having put a few jet boats together myself, I've got to say...I love it.

Paul.
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 04:40 PM
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That's a cool video! Love the onboard action!

But that's no bass boat. Looks like a lobster boat.
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Very nice Peconic Steam! Thanks for the video!
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 08:48 PM
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Sorry Tom, I'll have to stay with "Bass boat"- at least that's what the kit mfr. (laughing whale) called it!
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 10:02 PM
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Okie dokie, I sure as heck won't argue with the manufacturer. I am just used to seeing a bass boat that looks like this:
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:35 AM
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Yep, I think they were looking to represent the salt water, striped bass species of fishing boat...
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:37 AM
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Maybe Sea Bass Boat? It sure is sweet, no mater what its called. With the jet drive, its a lot like the picnic boats being built by companies today.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:51 AM
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Very nice!
What motor did you use on the Mini-Jet? Dave.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 12:30 PM
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i repeat:

"show me the bottom"
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 02:27 PM
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Thanks all! Dave, the motor's nothing special- a 27 turn Tower Hobbies "speed stocker". They last a reasonable length of time considering we over -volt them. Tsenecal, not much to see, but here's the business end. The brass strainer bars come with the drive.. ..
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 02:34 PM
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Oops! So much for the pictures. I'll try again.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:08 PM
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peconic,

I asked because the laughing whale lobster boat and bass boat look identical to the midwest lobster boat and lobster yacht, except apparently that the laughing whale bass boat doesn't have the keel that the midwest boats have... or you changed the bass boat to eliminate the keel.

see attached photo for keel...
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:10 PM
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peconic,

is that a 3 cell lipo?

edit: oops. first post says its a 4 cell.... what mah is it?


and i may not have mentioned this... I like it a lot. very nice.
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