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Archimedes
10-11-2006, 02:23 PM
So I saw a pic of one of these things, so I searched and found this on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-BRIGHT-RADIO-CONTROL-MASTERCRAFT-SKI-BOAT_W0QQitemZ330036814636QQihZ014QQcategoryZ19033 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Was thinking of buying it for a goof but then took a look at the other things this guy is selling on eBay. A $4 bag of cookies? Two bags of Doritos? Who's the target market here? Shut-ins who can't make it down to the 7-Eleven?

Anyone know where you can get one of these RC boats from a real store?

Workin' 4 Toys
10-11-2006, 02:31 PM
You mean these??????? Never heard of 'em...:rolleyes:

Just kidding, I bought 2 out of 3 at walmart (it was all they had), the 3rd if I recall was a toy store.

billr
10-11-2006, 02:31 PM
Wal Mart has them.

Archimedes
10-11-2006, 02:38 PM
Thanks. Gotta get me a couple of those for the lake.

TMCNo1
10-11-2006, 02:45 PM
Got one at Wal-Mart 2 years ago for $49.95 +tax and extra battery, MasterCraft Hull Identification # MBCLNRC1D404 and redid it to match the '89's color scheme and graphics.

Workin' 4 Toys
10-11-2006, 02:46 PM
Thanks. Gotta get me a couple of those for the lake.
The 30" would be ok for the lake, the 20"ers don't take any waves very well.

Archimedes
10-11-2006, 02:48 PM
That's what I figured. Would be good fun for when we're just hanging out in a calm cove. Though with my kids, there's nothing calm about the cove after we get there. :D

Workin' 4 Toys
10-11-2006, 02:49 PM
Hey TMCno1...... What's with that decal on the side of the trailer in front of the tire....? You braggin'....

Workin' 4 Toys
10-11-2006, 02:51 PM
That's what I figured. Would be good fun for when we're just hanging out in a calm cove. Though with my kids, there's nothing calm about the cove after we get there. :D
Even the 30" struggles with waves. But its cool. My intentions were more for pools.

TMCNo1
10-11-2006, 02:58 PM
Hey TMCno1...... What's with that decal on the side of the trailer in front of the tire....? You braggin'....
If it's the UFP Disc Brake decal, it's because it came in the kit when I reworked the trailer and added disc brakes in '97. No, not bragging, but I can stop the rig with brakes on it!

jmyers
10-11-2006, 03:10 PM
My son has the 30" it is pretty darn quick too! :D Red and white to match it's big brother!

ski_king
10-11-2006, 03:24 PM
That looks like the smaller of the 2 sizes sold at walmart.

I bought 2 at the end of last season at walmart for $10 each.

Not real fast but a lot of fun. Batteries last about 15 minutes. 4 AA's I think.

Doug G
10-11-2006, 06:27 PM
I was given the red Xstar by one of my son's friends as a birthday present. I agree lots of fun.

TMCNo1
10-12-2006, 03:47 PM
What is fun, is launch the R/C boat out away from the boat ramp and wait your turn, pull it up in front of the ramp about 15' out and sit there for a couple minutes, as if a little truck and trailer is going to back onto the ramp to load it up. No none will back a trailer onto the ramp or pull a boat up as long as it is sitting there floating and people on the pier just whisper to each other, trying to figure out what is gonna happen next!

Workin' 4 Toys
10-12-2006, 04:09 PM
What is fun, is launch the R/C boat out away from the boat ramp and wait your turn, pull it up in front of the ramp about 15' out and sit there for a couple minutes, as if a little truck and trailer is going to back onto the ramp to load it up. No none will back a trailer onto the ramp or pull a boat up as long as it is sitting there floating and people on the pier just whisper to each other, trying to figure out what is gonna happen next!

Have I told you I am going to do this???:confused:

jmyers
10-12-2006, 04:22 PM
Toys R' Us has the truck, boat, and trailer combo! I totaly forgot, I am going to get one for my son for Christmas. I will find out how much?:D

Archimedes
10-12-2006, 04:53 PM
The only thing I've been able to find on line are the small ones (17-20"). The 30" seems to be unavailable right now.

TMCNo1
10-12-2006, 05:06 PM
Have I told you I am going to do this???:confused:


It's more fun and laughed harder than taking a squirt gun to a wedding and wedding reception! Yea, I did!

TMCNo1
10-12-2006, 05:10 PM
Toys R' Us has the truck, boat, and trailer combo! I totaly forgot, I am going to get one for my son for Christmas. I will find out how much?:D


Is it a MasterCraft boat? What brand of truck, 2WD or 4WD? Does the trailer have plastic cutting board bunks like Ric's?
I gotta go to WE-B'-TOYS-'N-STUF!

jmyers
10-12-2006, 08:21 PM
Is it a MasterCraft boat? What brand of truck, 2WD or 4WD? Does the trailer have plastic cutting board bunks like Ric's?
I gotta go to WE-B'-TOYS-'N-STUF!
Heck yea it one of them there MasterCraft's! I will have to find out what kind of truck it is! I will take a picture and post it.:D

Workin' 4 Toys
10-13-2006, 09:51 AM
I do think I have seen them with a set up like that, but I believe it was an Air Nautique

jmyers
10-13-2006, 08:11 PM
Here is the set up!

jmyers
10-13-2006, 08:12 PM
$39.99 for both! At Toy's R' Us

jmyers
10-13-2006, 08:13 PM
And they even match!:D

Carbon Dreams
10-14-2006, 12:23 AM
Tower hobbies also has an X series boat 33"

Click http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXMPL3

sorry I got a little excited only to find out they are sold out.

Archimedes
10-14-2006, 12:45 AM
Yeah, but it's out of stock. Nobody's got it as far as I can tell.

Carbon Dreams
10-14-2006, 01:09 AM
It looks like New Bright is the manufacturer. They are made in China and distributed through the Hong Kong office. Interestingly enough, New Bright will sell some, just not all of their products directly. More dead ends...

If you want a 'tique there are tons out there. Maybe that is saying something:rolleyes:

Carbon Dreams
10-14-2006, 01:20 AM
As it turns out the USA corporate office is in Michigan.

U.S.A. Office
New Bright Industries Int'l Inc.
P.O Box 1012, Wixom, MI 48393
USA
Tel: (248) 960-7800
Fax: (248) 960-7810
E-mail: ussales@newbright.com

Archimedes
10-14-2006, 03:02 AM
I tried direct as well, no luck.

The 20" ones are available and pretty cheap, but someone said they don't do great in any sort of wave. Anyone on here used one in a smooth cove and had issues? Would be fun to have an a lot easier to fit in the gearbox than the 30 incher.

Archimedes
10-14-2006, 03:02 AM
I tried direct as well, no luck.

The 20" ones are available and pretty cheap, but someone said they don't do great in any sort of wave. Anyone on here used one in a smooth cove and had issues? Would be fun to have an a lot easier to fit in the gearbox than the 30 incher.

Workin' 4 Toys
10-14-2006, 04:56 PM
Get the 20", fill it with foam, and then don't worry about the waves, if it takes on water, it will still float.
Even the 30" will take on water in waves. So don't sweat it.
If you want ones of these its one thing, if you want fast, fun, and cool looking there are many more options out there.