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    Remote control boat

    Hi
    I wanted to get my 11y son a remote control boat for pool. But most of the RC boats go so fast, I don't see them as good choices for our AG pool. Does anyone know of a good choice for a RC boat for an above ground pool that's around $50?
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    Re: Remote control boat

    I've looked on Amazon for a decent boat but never saw anything too good. Not for my son, for me.

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    Re: Remote control boat

    Look up skimmer boat. I have one and it makes skimming leaves more enjoyable in my pool and fish pond

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    Re: Remote control boat

    I've seen the skimmer boats, but they are $150 and didn't want to spend that much. I may one break down and get one.
    Thanks for the suggestion
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    Re: Remote control boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Pooldoctor View Post
    Look up skimmer boat. I have one and it makes skimming leaves more enjoyable in my pool and fish pond
    Now that sounds like fun!
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    Re: Remote control boat

    It's only money, can't take it with ya lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooldoctor View Post
    It's only money, can't take it with ya lol
    Very true!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Remote control boat

    It's for my son. I guess I'm old fashion, but don't feel that a kid needs $150 present that he may or may not use
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    Would you use it if he doesn't? I know I would. But it's your decision at the end of the day.
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    Re: Remote control boat

    I just saw it for $110. Looks fun!!!!

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    Re: Remote control boat

    It's a blast, not just for kids and it's amazing how easy to skim a big pond. Buddies call it my dual outboard shark boat lol

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    Re: Remote control boat

    Casey the question from above is a good choice for my son that's around $50. I wasn't asking for a choice for me.
    Thank you kindly
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    Re: Remote control boat

    You won't find anything for that price, anything under $50 will be broken in no time.

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    Re: Remote control boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Piper Mike View Post
    Casey the question from above is a good choice for my son that's around $50. I wasn't asking for a choice for me.
    Thank you kindly
    Mike
    Duly noted Mike. Have a super fantastic day!
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    Casey, I at no time meant for my message above to be mean. If it came across like that then I'm very sorry. I hope you have a fantastic day as well
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    Re: Remote control boat

    There's some very good reviews on Amazon for RC boats under $50, but as I said above, my concern is they will be too fast and knowing my son he will run the thing right thru the side of the pool. Thank you to all that gave advise. I had seen the skimmer boat for some time now, and even know I think it would be a blast I personally don't think it's something he would like. I'll just do some more research into these cheaper boats on Amazon. There's a 28" Bismarck RC that looks really cool for $48 with excellent reviews. My only concern is it goes too fast.
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    Re: Remote control boat

    When I was a kid I had one I used in the pool, was fairly quick but not so fast it would cause damage to the pool or boat. Two things that helped, I cut a slit into a piece of clear vinyl tubing and slipped it over the front edge of the bow as a bumper. From the looks of the Bismarck a piece of foam might do the trick at least until your sun gets the hang of it. the other surprising tweak was using wax on the hull it was amazing how much sharper it was able to turn after polishing it. Probably made it a bit faster too but that was more than off set by the improved turn radius.
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    Re: Remote control boat

    Maybe with your larger pool of 26', it won't be as bad as using in a smaller pool of 18'.
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    Re: Remote control boat

    The larger pool should be better too in my thoughts. I won't put pool up until spring, so really unsure just how big it will be. In my mind I can only see my 18 ft one. The foam is a great idea and the wax
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    Re: Remote control boat

    You can wire a resistor into the circuit which will reduce the voltage to the motor. That will reduce the speed.
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