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    Proboat Sonicwake
    by boaty ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Proboat Sonicwake
    8 months ago by boaty ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Three weeks ago I got a Proboat Sonicwake deep V fast electric.
    This appears to be a replacement for their previous model Vorocity.
    Very interesting self righting method with a water tank on the port side, slots in the deck and a large exit point at the stern.
    Idea is that if it capsizes, water will enter through the slots and as it draws the boat under, the air trapped in the hull will self right it.

    If the boat is stationary in the water, it will list to port due to water entering through the stern outlet and when power is applied it will empty out. Bit scary to watch at first as I thought the boat was on its way to Davy Jones. I use waterproof marine clear tape to seal around the hatch ever time I use it.

    The quality of the hull raises a few concerns. This relates to its ABS construction as the vast majority of similar boats at that price are made of fibreglass which is much more rigid and would be more suitable for the high speeds. Makers claim it does 50 MPH plus on 6S lipos. The electrics however are excellent with the exception of the external quality of the Horizon Hobby STX2 TX which looks a bit "toyish".
    For myself, this is not relevant as I replace all my wheel TXs with the "stick type" and I found that the Futaba T2HR fulfils all requirements and worked well when I sailed the boat.

    I have not yet changed the stock prop for an Octura one, the latter works great on my Blackjack 29 with a noticeable increase in performance. The motor is a Dynamite Marine W.C brushless 1900 KV with a 120 amp W.C ESC . ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Proboat Sonicwake
    8 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Odd sort of 'Build' blog Boaty!
    Be better placed in your Boat Harbour perhaps!๐Ÿ˜‰
    Doug

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