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May 18, 2009, 06:05 PM
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New Boats?...Brushless Bud Select Cat..AUDI R8 CAT


Hi Guys, thinking about buying one of these what do you think,


Been searching for a while https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1046505
Never seen any of these before though. They sent me a pic of these really cool Audi R8 inspired boats they will have the auction ready in a couple of days for me, check it out! say you can choose your setup, gas or brushless 52"

http://www.giirayachts.com/2009/02/t...uper-boat.html

Cheers Dave
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May 18, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Fiberglass or plastic?
May 18, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Looks hot!
May 18, 2009, 09:45 PM
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Fiberglass or plastic?
They said fiberglass in the auction, im assuming the cowl too. So what kind of motor and esc should I get, I want it to go like 40-50 mph.
May 18, 2009, 10:06 PM
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Man that's a big boat at 52"...expect to spend big $$$ to get anywhere near 50 reliably.
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May 19, 2009, 12:13 AM
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It weighs 16.5 lbs....what about the motor they call stage 4 110a continous 130a burst 3-5s 2100kv/rpm?

Anyone one here with custom cats care to comment?


Dave
May 19, 2009, 06:51 AM
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That Audi is one sexy looking boat!
May 19, 2009, 09:21 AM
ToysPort Jolly Catamaran available with hardware already installed:
-comes in single drive
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...?prod=TP-Jolly

-or twin
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...lly-twin-drive

and here's a guy who claims going over 60mph on a single drive setup...

ToysPort Jolly Catamaran III (2 min 32 sec)


Owner of the shop is Steven V., heard nothing but good things about him.
May 19, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Nice looking cat, no question. I am aprehensive about "GFreak" though, they have been selling boats since the start of the year and just having a look at some of the stuff they sell ie "stage" upgrades, you can get most of it yourself from china at probably half the cost of what they are asking.
Now I am not really one to %*#tcan people but when I see a video of one of the boats they are selling and all they are interested in showing is how well it launches out of the water because it is overpowered, bells start ringing.
Personally I would be more likely to heed the previous advice of going to offshoreelectrics, pick a hull and put some really good go fast bits in there for not much more money than what they are asking here....
May 22, 2009, 12:45 AM
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ToysPort Jolly Catamaran available with hardware already installed:
-comes in single drive
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...?prod=TP-Jolly

-or twin
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...lly-twin-drive

and here's a guy who claims going over 60mph on a single drive setup...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxDJ1...eature=related

Owner of the shop is Steven V., heard nothing but good things about him.

For $574 with no motor and no esc no paint job 34 inches and an unbalanced puddle hopper that cant turn? Ha no thanks I have studied offshoreelectrics and they are way too generic in shape and length of hulls they carry and way too expensive for a larger size custom build. As I said in a previous post, parts from china schmina, where does aqucraft and proboats come from? and the world fom that matter. I have been in much conversation with the gfreak guys, they have supreme customer service and some new cutting edge stuff coming out. I have never been one to follow the crowd, and I think i will be buying a boat from them that no one has ever seen before. They have sent me many pictures of the boats they carry and they are very well made. I wont post for fear of promoting the new guys on scene, and getting bashed and I want to be the one with the unique boat and post a video. They have a stage 5 motor coming out that is going to be a soda can and haul a$$ that will rival the neu 1900 series.

Cheers Dave
May 22, 2009, 12:17 PM
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My 2c.
Nice looking cat, no question. I am apprehensive about "GFreak" though, they have been selling boats since the start of the year and just having a look at some of the stuff they sell ie "stage" upgrades, you can get most of it yourself from china at probably half the cost of what they are asking.
Now I am not really one to %*#tcan people but when I see a video of one of the boats they are selling and all they are interested in showing is how well it launches out of the water because it is overpowered, bells start ringing.
Personally I would be more likely to heed the previous advice of going to offshoreelectrics, pick a hull and put some really good go fast bits in there for not much more money than what they are asking here....
well said and agreed with....I've seen the over priced g-freak stuff before and it looks like they just slapped a new label on generic chinese equipment.Not saying that it's bad but you can certainly do better elsewhere price wise.
I am also not impressed with their videos...the boat looked extremely tail heavy and ill handling.
As far as having a boat that's "unique"...how can you say that when every g-freak boat is exactly like the next ??
For the money you're better off going with a bare hull and building from there....at least you know it'll be at least slightly different from the next guy....and OSE is a great place for running hardware and the like
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May 23, 2009, 11:34 AM
Nice looking boat...but what is 'Budwaiser'?

Gotta be a Chinese hull, since the Chinese are not well known for proofreading.

Rick
May 24, 2009, 12:44 AM
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Nice looking boat...but what is 'Budwaiser'?

Gotta be a Chinese hull, since the Chinese are not well known for proofreading.

Rick
yah its chinease but nowaday's what isnt? everything in the room your sitting in is made in asia. OSE is great and everything buti like the fact the the g-freak guys are going to custom make me a really fast boat and i dont have to do anything, its nice. here is the bud im getting check it out : they are making a 32" for me !! im so excited. they are making either this one for me or the audi R8 cat im trying to decide you guys please help me...!

ohh by the way that yellow cat video was bad, the boat barely went straight without hoping all over the place... the prices at ose for a plain jane yellow boat is too expensive and then i have to find someone to paint it for me... ugh! i just want the sweet boat that the g-freak guys can give me. i just think the ose stuff is booring and too much work.

I'll Post a video when it arrives

Dave
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May 24, 2009, 08:19 PM
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Here is my 53" Cat.

http://www.daddyhobby.com/forum/showthread.php?t=39520

Going at 50+mph need big motors, the ebay ones u posted, I doubt it'll do 50mph. Mine doing 55+mph constantly w/o any problem.
May 25, 2009, 08:32 AM
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