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Old Mar 09, 2010, 12:46 AM
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Scale ski boat/ pleasure craft?

Is anyone aware of a company that makes a scale or semi scale ski boat? I know that Robbe makes the Florida 26 but I'm finding it difficult to locate one in the US. I am also aware that Proboat makes a boat modeled after a Formula boat, but I'm not a fan of the paint scheme. I also prefer a kit. The best part is building the boat, I don't want something that I can just take out of the box, put a battery in, and hit the lake. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 07:01 AM
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scratch build one, never seen any kit like you want, sorry
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 10:48 AM
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try this........


http://www.dpihobby.com/acatalog/info_25.html
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 11:42 AM
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My Ski Nautique.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=866321
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 12:52 PM
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http://www.dpihobby.com/acatalog/Spo...del_Boats.html

Nice, but is he still in business? I got this when I googled DPI Hobby...

http://www.dpihobby.com/
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 01:19 PM
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The ski-nautique is really close to what I'm looking for. I love speed boats but I prefer scale so I have to find a happy mid. I know that Graupner and Venom have scale off short powerboats but they're a little more than what I want to spend.

Green-boat, I am assuming you ordered the kit off line? Knowing the hobby shops around the St.Louis area nobody would have a boat like that stocked.
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 05:48 PM
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Is anyone aware of a company that makes a scale or semi scale ski boat? I know that Robbe makes the Florida 26 but I'm finding it difficult to locate one in the US. I am also aware that Proboat makes a boat modeled after a Formula boat, but I'm not a fan of the paint scheme. I also prefer a kit. The best part is building the boat, I don't want something that I can just take out of the box, put a battery in, and hit the lake. Anyone have any suggestions?
I'll be starting a build thread in the next day or two on this..scratch building a Malibu 23 LSV. Luckily the 1:1 scale is sitting in my garage for measurements

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Old Mar 10, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Index not there!

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http://www.dpihobby.com/acatalog/Spo...del_Boats.html

Nice, but is he still in business? I got this when I googled DPI Hobby...

http://www.dpihobby.com/
It seems as if they removed the index page but still every other page is working, and the site is still being provided by seemingly, dunno the contact us page is still working, maybe an e-mail will give an answer. Boo
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Green-boat, I am assuming you ordered the kit off line? Knowing the hobby shops around the St.Louis area nobody would have a boat like that stocked.
I picked it up from Dennis over at Mark Twain hobbies. Dennis had gotten it from an estate that he bought out.
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 01:43 AM
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Midwestracer - check your pm's....
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