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   Old Thread  #33 13 Apr 2017 at 4.30pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry to hear that Jad.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the SB4.
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   Old Thread  #32 13 Apr 2017 at 8.54am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I had seven heart attacks in April last year mate, luckily 6 were whilst in hospital!!!!! drugs doing me fine, plus my implanted ECG monitor so at least the know when I have had a problem!!!!! Its why I wanted a very small boat as not doing France now! and have to travel light. Hence the long call to Jules carptechnics about the SB4,
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   Old Thread  #31 12 Apr 2017 at 4.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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was replying to [huzeeee] m8

and I sorry no would never buy a wave runner got rid of all my boats now
except the lovely little Angling Technics Technicat MkII with GPS and sounder great little boat

but the way things are going health wise may be no point in hanging on to it trouble is getting a reasonable price back for it
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   Old Thread  #30 12 Apr 2017 at 3.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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does that mean you went Brass Gerry? thought you had a shuttle!
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   Old Thread  #29 12 Apr 2017 at 3.28pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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your advice is a year too late
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   Old Thread  #28 12 Apr 2017 at 12.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Yes I did wonder, I have fitted the brass earlier before deciding there was a problem with the motor stopping and then not restarting at centre, might actually not bother to fit!!!! The boat is very usable as it is!
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   Old Thread  #27 12 Apr 2017 at 12.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Procat, got mine second hand for a 1er plus 15 quid for a new handset, never had a problem with it since! Battery life is good and you can use standard model batteries which means when they start loosing charge fast it isn't expensive to replace them.
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   Old Thread  #26 12 Apr 2017 at 11.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i fitted the brass props to my waverunner atom and to be honest yes it is faster but the stearing problems your experiencing became even more exagerated Ive ordered some originals to put back on as 1 of the originals was broken when i fitted brass ones
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   Old Thread  #25 12 Apr 2017 at 11.04am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i fitted the brass props to my waverunner atom and to be honest yes it is faster but the stearing problems your experiencing became even more exagerated Ive ordered some originals to put back on as 1 of the originals was broken when i fitted brass ones
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   Old Thread  #24 12 Apr 2017 at 9.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Old thread but as I have had my waverunner sport for a while thought I'd comment.
firstly the sport is roughly the same size as the shuttle, but is an improvement, Props are in tubes and you get a better speed, I have purchased Brass props but not got round to fitting yet. Had problems with trimming and a fault where you are on low speed touch left and the right hand prop stops, go back to centre and the prop remained stopped!!! It went back and not convinced they fixed it, but they did adjust the trim via the motherboard and it was a vaste improvement.
Lithuim batteries do last a very very long time and makes the boat very light. These the deck is held on by magnets so you can get at all the workings inside, which is good as it comes prewired for a sonar, took me less than 10 minutes to install a TF500.

Have had one other problem where the boat decided to go round in circles backwards about 10 yards out, I pulled it back in via the line and switched on and off and has worked fine ever since, not sure why, I should of tried switching the handset off whilst it was going round backwards but was worried if it dropped the bait I wouldn't get the boat back.

Now do like it, sot of yes sort of no, great little boat for us mobile anglers, what I don't like is the variable speed is two speed not fully controllable decent ESC would of solved that but its on that single board, which also applies to the shuttle, yes prefer over shuttle have had one of those namely speed, battery life and accessibility to the insides.
It is a very good little boat, also its a rebadge model, carpmadness and Fisheye do the same boat.
lights are controllable from the handset which is another very good thing, steering trim controlled by a know.
I have also a shorter aerial that I want to try and fit as I only need 50m and think it will work. to use a wifi aerial you need a male to female adaptor on the aerial.

Hope that helps anyone looking for a very small boat, just wish they used separate parts rather than the board as could then modify to what I really want.

I also spoke to the builder of the SB4 carptechnics last night Jules nice bloke great little boat, my only concern is its a single motor on one of the hulls and the rudder always set to steer it straight, is it had been twin prop's I would of purchased one to try.
Somewhere out there is a boat that fits all my likes, sport close except single board and variable two speed, SB4 as separate component's.
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   Old Thread  #23 10 Apr 2016 at 11.59am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lake Reaper or Big Lake bait boat, i like the larger capacity of the BL, any views
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   Old Thread  #22 10 Apr 2016 at 11.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Lake Reaper and at under 300 a bargain.
Meets all your requirement and more.
Very well made with good quality parts.
Long battery life, 2 x 6v, (you can extend the running time by swapping the batteries over) built in volt meter, quick and easy to change the batteries..
Very easy to take apart yourself and replace parts if you ever need to which are quick and easy to obtain and cheep.
Sold by one of the best model shops in the UK, the owner is a Carp angler.
Sold on ebay
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BRAND-NEW-CARP-BAIT-BOAT-LAKE-REAPER-CAMOUFLAGE-AT-A-FANTASTIC-BOAT-BEST-DEAL-/230839196234?hash=item35bf169a4a:g:ucMAAOSwWnFWA~1g
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   Old Thread  #21 10 Apr 2016 at 10.37am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you take one little aa battery box you can buy on ebay, remove the lid, cut a slot to accommodate the bit that protrudes out by the switch, place over switch and that stops it from being turned on... You could use an elastic band to hold it in place but when it its in my bag it stays in place ok..
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   Old Thread  #20 10 Apr 2016 at 7.53am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ive got the shuttle yes it has had a few small problems ive had to change the power button and Ibought upgraded brass props when 1 of the pastic 1s split apart from them ive found it a really good boat I ve taken mine to france 4 or 5 times the battery life is brill and you can change them on the bank the control does tend to turn on in transit so I take 1 battery out prob solved
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   Old Thread  #19 9 Apr 2016 at 8.40pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I've had a Viper Icon for a few years and have found it pretty reliable. Holds around a kilo and does the job pretty well, can't compare to the Waverunner Shuttle as I've not seen it in action.
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