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 Author  Topic: PROBOAT PT-109 MODEL ON E-BAY
  FRANK

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of FRANK  Posted on: Apr 8, 2008 - 1:46pm
HELLO EVERYONE-

I WAS SCANNING THE E-BAY LISTINGS UNDER PT BOATS AND I SAW A VERY INTERESTING LISTING FOR A PRO BOAT 40 INCH TWIN 550 TYPE ELECTRIC POWERED RADIO CONTROLLED MODEL. LET THE BUYER BEWARE!!

I AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS MODEL FROM PRO BOAT AND I SAW THIS MODEL IN MY FAVORITE HOBBY SHOP, HOBBY TOWN USA. THE PRICE WAS 399.00 WHICH INCLUDES THE RADIO. ALL YOU NEED ARE 2 7.2 RECHARGABLE BATTERY PACKS TO RUN THIS MODEL.

AFTER VIEWING THE WEB SITE WITH THE OWNER OF THE HOBBY SHOP THE PRO BOAT 109 LOOKS AND PREFORMS VERY NICELY BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE WATER.

NOW HERE'S THE CATCH AND LIKE I SAID, BEWARE! THE MODEL LISTED ON E-BAY IS "DAMAGED" AND "WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF WARRANTY". I WROTE TO THE SELLER AND I WANTED TO KNOW HOW HE CAN SELL THESE MODELS SO CHEAP. AT LEAST HE WAS HONEST ENOUGH TO TELL ME WHAT I FEEL IS THE "TRUTH", HOPEFULLY.

MY HOBBY SHOP HERE TOLD ME THAT THE PRO BOAT 109'S HAVE BEEN ARRIVING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WITH BROKEN OFF TORPEDO TUBES AND SOME OF THE VERY DELICATE DETAILS SMASHED TO SMITHERINES. THESE MODELS WERE RETURNED TO PROBOAT.

IT'S MY GUESS THAT SOME OF THESE FLY BY NIGHT HOBBY SHOPS STILL WANT TO MAKE A BUCK ANY WAY THEY CAN. BOTTOM LINE HERE IS TO BUY FROM A GOOD RESPECTABLE HOBBY SHOP. STAY AWAY FROM THESE FLY BY NIGHT E-BAY ONES AND SAVE YOURSELF THE HEADACHES AND THE HASSLES.

PRO BOAT IS NOW OFFERING THE 109 IN A NEW FORM AS THE MODELER GETS TO ATTACH SOME OF THE DELICATE DETAILS THAT ARE CAREFULLY WRAPPED TO FURTHER PREVENT ANY DAMAGE. JUST TRYING TO KEEP MY FELLOW MODELERS IN THE KNOW! THANKS FOR LETTING ME SHARE THIS TO ALL OF YOU!

FRANK RYCZEK, JR.
MODELER/FRIEND PT 169 RON 10 " ZEBRA SNAFU "

HIGH TIDES ALWAYS!

YOUR FRIEND THROUGH SCALE SHIP MODELING AND PT BOAT HISTORY!

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FRANK

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of FRANK  Posted on: Apr 8, 2008 - 1:51pm
I FAILED TO MENTION THAT THE STARTING PRICE ON THIS PRO BOAT MODEL OF PT 109 IS STARTING AT 99 CENTS.

I'M SAVING MY PENNIES GUYS AND I'D RATHER PAY THE FULL PRICE MINUS MY CLUB DISCOUNT AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SOMETHING GOING HAY WIRE WITH THIS MODEL.

THANKS AGAIN!

FRANK RYCZEK, JR.
MODELER/FRIEND PT 169

HIGH TIDES ALWAYS!

YOUR FRIEND THROUGH SCALE SHIP MODELING AND PT BOAT HISTORY!

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I just checked one of those boats on EBAY and it is wrecked, missing torpedo tubes, scratched, needs work for sure, and yet it is at $178.00. Some guys just like throwing their money away I guess, unless their thoughts are that they can fix it up no problem and save a few bucks. For me, I want something that is MUSEUM QUALITY which is why I have my 2 buddies, Alex Johnson, and Stan Pienkowski build them for me.


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  FRANK

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of FRANK  Posted on: Apr 9, 2008 - 1:07pm
Hey Frank-

I have seen the PT boat models that your two buddies have produced and they are museum quality for sure, yes sir! Very nice!

And to all my PT boat model buddies out there as well who have posted shots of your works for us to drool over, VERY WELL DONE!!

Once again thanks for letting me share with all of my friends here!

Frank Ryczek, Jr.
Modeler/ Friend PT - 169 RON 10 " ZEBRA SNAFU "

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YOUR FRIEND THROUGH SCALE SHIP MODELING AND PT BOAT HISTORY!

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