The mailman was good to me today, it’s friday afternoon, and i have a new boat to play with this weekend. So i just wanted to uh. Show you guys the boat i elected to go for the uh. The white version comes in the black. You all know this i’m, not going to jibber jabber too much about all this. You can see a numerous other videos that show all this stuff, but i just wanted to give anyone that’s interested my just uh two cents um on the boat. So, first of all, just i thought i’d do a quick comparison in size. Uh first, one we’ve got is the traxxas m41 and the second boat is the pro boat sonic wake. So all these boats? Well, these two boats here they’re pretty common boats. I think both great in their own rights, uh, they’re, all abs plastic size wise. I was surprised to be honest. I don’t know why i didn’t yeah like when you look at the m41 versus the blackjack like like the pro boat, is huge. It is a chunky boy, but the m41 is just as long honestly from transom there. All the way up to the tips like, depending on what the camera angle is, would determine what horse around there so i’d have to say: they’re pretty much identical versus the sonic weight. Obviously there’s a large difference there. So i was yeah kind of surprised to see that, to be honest, i suppose we can say that at the back here, i’m – not technically running from the transom, if you want to get technically involved, but look overall, the boat presents that big, so width wise.
Obviously, a very large difference there, so, on the back of the boat, um i’ve seen a few videos about the uh, the uh flex, shaft removal, how you gon na take the strut out yada, yada um, no one’s really mentioned anything about the props and, funnily enough. I uh moitaroo. What are you doing? Buddy hey? What do you reckon um yeah? I i couldn’t even find a listing for a prop online for these boats, so um anyway, guys for anyone that’s interested in knowing uh. Let me just get my vernier calipers here conveniently already done so yep all right, so it is 42 and a half so 42 or 43 mil prop. The m41 is currently running a bigger prop. I think it’s a 45 on this. This is rc boat bits on the back of this boat, dual cooling, so on and so forth. Absolute must dos on this boat, in my opinion, to to get it uh running nicely the sonic wake um, i i can’t be sure but i’m just wondering if this prop is the same as what comes on the sonic wake, i actually gave away the sonic wake Old prop last night to my good buddy ethan, this is running an rc boat, bits 48. I think it’s a 4814 prop on this. This thing hauls the mail on 6s. You can see some of that boat in my other videos, but um, so there’s prop size for you anyway, there’s a good look at it for anyone, that’s interested, i i think it’s a 14 pitch, but i haven’t taken it off to have a look guys, but At least you got a good look at that uh prop anyway, um the other thing people have looked at stickers, um yeah.
For the most part, the boat is printed, which is awesome. I very much like that same as the m41 here m41 does have some stickers on it, but the blackjack does have a large sticker i’ll come down this side, large sticker. That runs down the side of the sponson, so presumably just to cover up that seam, whereas the m41 does not. It is just entirely printed for the most part um, you barely even notice that seam. To be honest, so i don’t know the only thing with stickers that i don’t like if you start getting all these scans on them, um and kind of easy to damage them it’s a bit unfortunate bit tragic. So i don’t know i might end up painting this boat, but you know, then you can scratch the paint, so nickel mic guys, but wanted to at least uh share that with you um another video. I saw guys saying the front it’s a bit soft uh. Why wasn’t it fiberglass? Well, look i like all boats to be honest if they run awesome like that sonic weight kicks ass, i’ll, put that up against pretty much any sort of fiberglass boat for fun. Wise it’s just awesome not expecting anything less than out of this boat, but you know there’s a little bit of squishiness there, but again everyone’s seen this thing is reinforced pretty heavily inside this pick off the hatch, so there’s a nice big foam block up there.
So really i don’t think you’re going to have any major dramas with this. To be honest, if you blows over yeah, maybe your fiberglass is going to be stronger, so uh, you know obviously carbon fiber but they’re a lot more expensive than what this was. I picked this up under a thousand bucks on an ebay sale, so very very lucky to get that with uh an ebay coupon, so i just saw the opportunity, so i grabbed it so look guys that’s about all uh. I just wanted to show you what i’m going to be running in here. There is heaps of room for batteries: okay, um. These are the cnhl 4s 6000 milliamp packs. Now they don’t quite fit down in to the actual tray there, but they do sit kind of rough enough. So once you get some straps down and over they’re, actually rock solid i’m thinking, what i might do is just uh fill out the actual uh battery tray. Here with something a bit flat: uh, maybe some uh just yoga mat something like that: it’s a little less sticky sorry helps the battery stop sliding around and i’ll. Give me a nice flat surface to wrap those straps around on. So beyond that guys, i’m excited to get it on the water i’m. Definitely going to be running the stock prop i’m, going to put that bad boy on there for sure, because this boat just came alive. The sonic weight came alive with this prop here.
What a difference it made like the probe cavitated did all sorts of stupid when i first ran the first prop and as soon as this went on it it just rips. So i expect that it’s gon na be big but that’s. I don’t know tell me if you reckon that’s gon na be too big, guys. I’M. Definitely gon na put it on there, but i think everyone says it runs cold. So oh look at that. Let’S come out huh there you go there’s one for the uh trap for the new kids, so that’s. How that actually goes on that’s interesting. I might swap all those out just for some nicer metal bits like i’ve done on this yeah. You know you do that to all your boats so it’s for a price point so anyway, guys there. She is look forward to getting some videos of this. For you all.