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    Is a $200 elec vee worth buying???

    Been putting this offer forever and just now looking at a toy to play with behind our cabin cruiser.

    Looks like new on e-bay I can get 24", elec, brushless, 30 mph.

    So, questions:

    How quickly will 30 be boring?

    Guessing 24" is way too small for real world??

    Anyone have anything used in that price range?

    Waited so long cuz I don't have much of a budget for what will be a toy for me.

    Would look at cats too but due to rough conditions where I'm at, I think I'd need bigger than in budget.

    Any advice/education would be appreciated.

    Thx guys.

    Gary
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


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    WHAT, give up on your Checkmate, how's your puppy?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1954bmw View Post
    WHAT, give up on your Checkmate, how's your puppy?????
    Checkmate project is still a go. Was at the factory last week.

    Still waiting on new shop to be built. Site prep is under way.
    Trying to make time to do more than I'm able but struggling w/saying enough is enough.

    Puppy is healing but slowly. Bandage changes down to twice a wk but vet is an hr away.
    Ugh.
    BTW, he has mastered the stairs on 3 legs while #4 heals.

    Havent even done taxes yet.
    Hence, typing on S/F at 3:55 A.M. before starting them.

    How was Daytona?
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


    Checkmate 16' 140 Johnson
    Hydrostream 17' Vector FrankenRude I
    Laser 480 (?) 21' w/GT 200
    Glastron Carlson Conquest w/XP 2.6
    Glastron Carlson CVX 20 w/XP 2.6
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 Johnsons
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 HO Johnsons
    19' STV River Rocket w/FrankenRude II
    Allison XR 2002 w/Frankenrude II
    Hydrostream 18' V-King w/Frankenrude II

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    Did two days in Lauderdale with the police mobile command center parked right outside our Marriott, Daytona turned cold and rainy, wife messed up and climbed on the back of the bike at 55 degrees, always said it has to be 70 to ride. Lunch with her family in St. Augustine, had a great time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1954bmw View Post
    Did two days in Lauderdale with the police mobile command center parked right outside our Marriott, Daytona turned cold and rainy, wife messed up and climbed on the back of the bike at 55 degrees, always said it has to be 70 to ride. Lunch with her family in St. Augustine, had a great time.
    Yep

    We had mornings in low 50's.
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


    Checkmate 16' 140 Johnson
    Hydrostream 17' Vector FrankenRude I
    Laser 480 (?) 21' w/GT 200
    Glastron Carlson Conquest w/XP 2.6
    Glastron Carlson CVX 20 w/XP 2.6
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 Johnsons
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 HO Johnsons
    19' STV River Rocket w/FrankenRude II
    Allison XR 2002 w/Frankenrude II
    Hydrostream 18' V-King w/Frankenrude II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Instigator View Post
    Been putting this offer forever and just now looking at a toy to play with behind our cabin cruiser.

    Looks like new on e-bay I can get 24", elec, brushless, 30 mph.

    So, questions:

    How quickly will 30 be boring?

    Guessing 24" is way too small for real world??

    Anyone have anything used in that price range?

    Waited so long cuz I don't have much of a budget for what will be a toy for me.

    Would look at cats too but due to rough conditions where I'm at, I think I'd need bigger than in budget.

    Any advice/education would be appreciated.

    Thx guys.

    Gary

    Sometimes a warehouse hobbies enforcer will come up on CL for a good price. 42" long, gas motor 40 - 45 mph, takes the chop real well.

    Here's one that needs a little TLC and has an air cooled engine, broken drive cable, but easily made.......... probably down on the 30 MPH range.......... but can always upgrade the engine.

    https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/tag...542447246.html
    "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors". Plato .

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    Very cool.

    Really want electric though.
    Noisewould piss off the neighbors.

    Quote Originally Posted by flabum1017 View Post
    Sometimes a warehouse hobbies enforcer will come up on CL for a good price. 42" long, gas motor 40 - 45 mph, takes the chop real well.

    Here's one that needs a little TLC and has an air cooled engine, broken drive cable, but easily made.......... probably down on the 30 MPH range.......... but can always upgrade the engine.

    https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/tag...542447246.html
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


    Checkmate 16' 140 Johnson
    Hydrostream 17' Vector FrankenRude I
    Laser 480 (?) 21' w/GT 200
    Glastron Carlson Conquest w/XP 2.6
    Glastron Carlson CVX 20 w/XP 2.6
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 Johnsons
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 HO Johnsons
    19' STV River Rocket w/FrankenRude II
    Allison XR 2002 w/Frankenrude II
    Hydrostream 18' V-King w/Frankenrude II

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