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Old 03 June 2003, 14:07   #11
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thats kewl, did u make it yourself ? where can u buy them ?

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Old 03 June 2003, 17:34   #12
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Brilliant model, great photo
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Old 04 June 2003, 10:09   #13
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thanks! the model is a 1:9 scale version of the full size raceboat.. the hull was produced from scratch by Kitten @ BananaShark Racing (not bad for an 'unskilled' awesome bloke), and i made the 'racedeck' cockpit and scoop for the vented steps. You can buy a barehull with standard deck from Nimriff models in plymouth for 120.. then all you need is a ThunderTiger outboard (like gold dust to get hold of), some radio gear, fuel tank, fuel filter, fuel pipe, step venting pipes, sealed radio box, bowtank, modified speed rails on the hull, adjustable steering servo mounting (to allow for engine trim), engine mounting plates, and lots of hours tinkering to get a similar BananaShark to the one in the photo.
Sounds a lot, but once its howling up and down its suddenly worth it! go to www.bananasharkracing.com and click on the model link to see more info and photossss.

in addition, a friendly kevin is always useful to have when building the model bananasharks- they dont come with instructions!
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Old 04 June 2003, 16:41   #14
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What sea state is it good for, or would that be pond State.

Cracking website by the way. I'm impressed
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Old 04 June 2003, 16:54   #15
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so long as you react quickly on the throttle its more than capable of clattering happily over 12" chop with the 15oz bowtank full.. same as the fullsized 'Shark will kick all arses in a big sea provided you have the yee-ha of cookee or the insanity of basham.. its not just a model boat- it takes effort and practice to drive quickly just like the fullsize one. I should know, ive crashed/flipped/run over other boats with it hahahah
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Old 04 June 2003, 17:07   #16
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howling round too fast for the camera.. the red tube on the outboard is a rough weather snorkel that stops water going down thecarb!
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Old 04 June 2003, 17:11   #17
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here u can see close up.. scoop behind the cockpit that feeds air to the hull steps, bowtank filling seal at the nose, and aerial for the onboard gps (so you can see how fast it went when you bring it in hehehehhe)

kevin stop tittering- we know youre awesome.

and thanks for the website compliment - i designed it (thats my dayjob.. www.uxmal.co.uk)
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Old 05 June 2003, 15:26   #18
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same as the fullsized 'Shark will kick all arses in a big sea
???????????????????????? I agree the banana has a good reputation in a big following sea thanks to bags of recovery, but i think that statement is a bit over generalised. I'm starting to see where all the rib "supernatural" seakeeping myths gestate from now!
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Old 05 June 2003, 17:10   #19
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if you take an infinite number of monkeys, typewriters, batboats, xr2s that actually run all day (ok so were getting supernatural now) and a bananashark and turn the sea up a bit..
chances are it'll win.
turn the sea down.. you might win.
im not saying its a spaceshuttle, a lifeboat, or an invisible racing falcon thats faster than knight riders pontiac.
sure it has limits - you cant carry much tobacco - dry compartment is very small), and it can be a nitemare trying to park it in town, but for rough weather itll still be giving it hell when batboats are shedding wings and everyone else is talking a good race in the bar..
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