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  1. #1
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    Mar 2013
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    2005 Weekender 215, Bravo 3, Dual Axel Trailer
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    How to modify, increase speed, & jump a freighter with a Sea Ray Yacht


  2. #2
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    Nov 2007
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    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
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    1997 400DA / 1999 280BR "Project"
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    Re: How to modify, increase speed, & jump a freighter with a Sea Ray Yacht

    lol I was given one of those 480's. It is as sad as they showed early in the clip. When movers packed my house last year, they didn't treat it very kindly. When I unpacked it, the bow rail looks like the one in the header graphic of this site! I keep meaning to take a pic...

    1997 400DA
    1999 280BR

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
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    Herring Bay, MD
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    Sea Ray
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    2009 330 DA, Raymarine C80, Intellian, VesselView, Kohler, Sea Lift, Central Vac
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    MerCruiser 8.1 Horizons DTS
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    660

    Re: How to modify, increase speed, & jump a freighter with a Sea Ray Yacht

    While that was interesting to watch and the end result was pretty cool... I have to wonder what the point is of buying a $20 RC boat, spending countless hours "modifying" it with parts that cost $100s? I guess 'cuz you can? Personally I would just went with the proper hull to begin with, but I guess I'm just old.

    Miss Kay-Dee
    2009 330DA

    Former Vessel:2005 260DA Key West Dreamin'

  4. #4
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    Nov 2014
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    Rochester, NY
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    1998 290 Sundancer
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    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
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    Re: How to modify, increase speed, & jump a freighter with a Sea Ray Yacht

    Quote Originally Posted by Sous View Post
    While that was interesting to watch and the end result was pretty cool... I have to wonder what the point is of buying a $20 RC boat, spending countless hours "modifying" it with parts that cost $100s? I guess 'cuz you can? Personally I would just went with the proper hull to begin with, but I guess I'm just old.
    Agreed, although the RC sickness is something I can vouch for. We were into it for a while, lots of allowance/grass cutting money was sunk into that hobby. I still have an 1/8 scale U1 Unlimited hydro I built that runs on nitro that has never seen water. Now that I have a dinghy to retrieve it when she goes airborne, maybe this year I'll give it a go. It should do 45-50mph easy.

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    -Ryan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
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    Herring Bay, MD
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    2009 330 DA, Raymarine C80, Intellian, VesselView, Kohler, Sea Lift, Central Vac
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    MerCruiser 8.1 Horizons DTS
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    660

    Re: How to modify, increase speed, & jump a freighter with a Sea Ray Yacht

    Quote Originally Posted by Strecker25 View Post
    Agreed, although the RC sickness is something I can vouch for. We were into it for a while, lots of allowance/grass cutting money was sunk into that hobby. I still have an 1/8 scale U1 Unlimited hydro I built that runs on nitro that has never seen water. Now that I have a dinghy to retrieve it when she goes airborne, maybe this year I'll give it a go. It should do 45-50mph easy.

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    That thing looks pretty sick!! And believe me I'm no stranger to expensive hobbies (sicknesses???). In my spare time I do Ironman triathlon and some would wonder why the he!! I spend the kind of money I do on bikes, and wheels, and gear. My current rig when setup for racing (i.e. race wheels and such) easily cost me in the mid-4 figures, and I know guys that approach 5 figures. But I guess that's my point to some extent. I wouldn't dream of going to Wally-world, buying a $200 bike and then stripping it down only to build it back up with high end equipment. Either way the RC boats are pretty cool, there's a guy in our marina with one and I see him from time to time blasting that thing around... looks like fun, but I've only got so much disposable cash!!

    Miss Kay-Dee
    2009 330DA

    Former Vessel:2005 260DA Key West Dreamin'

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
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    Rochester, NY
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    1998 290 Sundancer
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    741

    Re: How to modify, increase speed, & jump a freighter with a Sea Ray Yacht

    Quote Originally Posted by Sous View Post
    That thing looks pretty sick!! And believe me I'm no stranger to expensive hobbies (sicknesses???). In my spare time I do Ironman triathlon and some would wonder why the he!! I spend the kind of money I do on bikes, and wheels, and gear. My current rig when setup for racing (i.e. race wheels and such) easily cost me in the mid-4 figures, and I know guys that approach 5 figures. But I guess that's my point to some extent. I wouldn't dream of going to Wally-world, buying a $200 bike and then stripping it down only to build it back up with high end equipment. Either way the RC boats are pretty cool, there's a guy in our marina with one and I see him from time to time blasting that thing around... looks like fun, but I've only got so much disposable cash!!
    haha yeah, they're a lot of fun. If i can get the thing running this year I'll grab a video of it. It's loud as hell too.

    this one might be the coolest youtube RC boat I've seen. It's powered by an actual model turbine (jetcat) that runs on kerosene driving a prop. Wild stuff, talk about big $$

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gprH7qrgo0Y&t=138s

    Definitely agree with you on the Walmart thing as well.
    Last edited by Strecker25; 12-23-2016 at 02:58 PM.
    -Ryan

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