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A Look At Radio Controlled Boats And Why I Like Them

Aug 17, 2007
When I was a kid growing up here in Florida I went through a period of time when I wanted a radio controlled boat more than anything on earth. I have always loved the water and the idea of being able to race an RC boat on the local bay was exciting to me. I would dream about operating my boat through waves and jumping them with the spray coming off the boat and glistening in the sun light. From the time I was ten until my twelfth birthday I wanted nothing more and I had it on every wish list until then.

I never did get that boat when I was a kid, but now that I am grown and I live on an island with water everywhere I am considering it again.

As I mentioned, one of my main reasons for wanting an RC boat stems from my desire to be on the water. I have always been an avid fisherman, a boater, and a surfer and I figured that having an RC boat was just one more activity that would keep me near the water. We didn't have anything fancy like a jet boat when I was growing up but we did have a fishing boat and that helped stimulate the love I already had for being on the water. I used to get a huge kick out of jumping through waves and feeling the spray on my face. I did have a friend who had a high performance jet boat that would do over 80 MPH, riding in it with him was a blast and just reignited my longing for a radio controlled boat.

If you are interested in radio controlled boats there are two main types, battery powered or electric, and gas powered. Personally I prefer the gas version mainly because they are more powerful and they are way louder. On the down side though, gas RC boats are harder to maintain and require more talent to control. If you don't know for sure how deep you want to get into this hobby you may want to start with an electric boat just because they are easier. If you decide you like the hobby you can always get another boat and try the gas version.

There's no law that says you can only have one boat. You can always own multiple boats and race them against each other and you will always have a back up incase something happens to one of them.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as scientific gifts at http://www.scientificgiftsplus.com
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