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How-To: Properly Equip Your Boat For Action

  • Written By: Gary Katzer
  • Posted: 2009-06-04
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Pro Boat has quite a lineup when it comes to boats. From the fun Classic Runabout, PT-109, 1/12-scale Brushless Miss Elam to the massive BlackJack 55 SS and more there's something here for everyone. One of the most appealing aspects to the Pro Boat lineup is that there's very little you'll need to hit the water and have a blast. That being said there are still some crucial items you'll need in order to get up and running. We've put together a comprehensive list regarding the most common items you'll need in addition to your boat itself. We've broken the products down to the causal enthusiast, the intermediate enthusiast, and the performance enthusiast. We've also included some key accessories that are wise investments for anyone, regardless of how deeply involved you are.

Battery Packs
Casual
Pro Boat IB3600mAh Battery Pack
PRB3313

Pro Boat's IB3600 battery packs provide exceptional run time and voltage output charge after charge. Preassembled using quality battery bars, 12-gauge wire and genuine Deans Ultra Plugs, the IB3600 battery provides an exceptional bang for the buck. 
Pro Boat IB3600mAh Battery Pack

 

Intermediate
Pro Boat IB4200mAh Battery Pack
PRB3314

Boosting both the performance and the run time factor, the IB4200 from Pro Boat is a fantastic battery pack for those looking for the best possible NiMH pack for their boat. Much like the IB3600, the IB4200 comes completely preassembled with Deans Ultra Plugs, 12-gauge wire, clear shrink tubing and heavy-duty battery bars. 
Pro Boat IB4200mAh Battery Pack

 

Performance
Dynamite 5300mAh 2-cell LiPo
DYN5360D

Push the envelope in terms of performance, run time and capability with the Dynamite 5300mAh 2-cell LiPo pack. LiPo batteries have a lower internal resistance than their NiCd and NiMH counterparts which translates to faster acceleration, more top speed and longer run times. Perfectly suited for  Pro Boat Brushless ESC's the Dynamite 5300mAh LiPo features Deans Ultra Plugs, balance connector and hard case design for maximum durability. 
Dynamite 5300mAh 2-cell LiPo

 

NiMH/NiCd Battery Chargers

Casual
Dynamite Prophet Sport AC/DC
Peak Charger
DYN4056

Charge your boat battery packs conveniently, quickly and completely with the Dynamite Prophet Sport Peak Detection Charger. The Prophet Sport features an adjustable charge rate, pre-wired Tamiya-style battery connector, and NiCd or NiMH compatibility. On top of all those features the Prophet Sport is also AC/DC compatible,making it easy to charge your batteries at home or on the go.
Dynamite Prophet Sport AC/DC Peak Charger

 

Intermediate
Dynamite Vision Peak 2 AC/DX
Peak Charger
DYN4044

Charge your battery packs faster and easier with the Vision Peak 2 from Dynamite. Designed to charge 4-7 cell NiCd or NiMH battery packs from virtually any 110AC or 12-volt DC source the Vision Peak 2 features an LED bar graph to indicate the charge level. It even features voltmeter output jacks for those
who want to precisely monitor the battery pack's voltage all in one convenient package.
Dynamite Vision Peak 2 AC/DX Peak Charger

 

Performance
Dynamite Vision Peak Ultra
DYN4053

If you're looking for a charger to handle your traditional NiMH and NiCd batteries along with the latest generation LiPo battery packs, the Vision Peak Ultra is just the charger for you. The Vision peak Ultra can charge all NiCd and NiMH 1- to 8-cell battery packs along with 1- to 3-cell LiPo battery packs in no-time. The easy-to-read LCD display keeps you informed of your pack's voltage, charge time, capacity and more. 
Dynamite Vision Peak Ultra

 

LiPo-Specific Chargers
Casual
Dynamite LiPo Charger
DYN4058

It doesn't have to cost a fortune to get a quality LiPo Battery Charger and with the
LiPo Charger from Dynamite it doesn't have to. Compatible with 2- to 4-cell LiPo battery packs the Dynamite LiPo charger is small enough to take with you anywhere you have a 12-volt DC source to provide power. An LED charge indicator and easy 2-button operation make this a truly user-friendly charger.
Dynamite LiPo Charger

 

Intermediate
Dynamite AC/DC LiPo Charger
DYN4060

Charge your 2- to 3-cell LiPo battery packs anywhere with the Dynamite AC/DC LiPo Charger. The AC/DC LiPo Charger features three user-selectable charge rates, to best charge a wide variety of LiPo packs. The input and output harnesses can be easily disconnected for easy storage and transportation.
Dynamite AC/DC LiPo Charger

 

Performance
Dynamite Vision Peak Ultra
DYN4053

If you're looking for a charger to handle your traditional NiMH and NiCd batteries along with the latest generation LiPo, battery packs the Vision Peak Ultra is just the charger for you. The Vision peak Ultra can charge all NiCd and NiMH 1- to 8-cell battery packs along with 1- to 3-cell LiPo battery packs in no-time. The easy-to-read LCD display keeps you informed of your pack's voltage, charge time, capacity and more.
Dynamite Vision Peak Ultra

 

Key Boating Accessories

Tamiya/Deans Charge Adapter
PRB3312

While many Pro Boat models are equipped with Deans Ultra Plugs not all are. You may also have Tamiya battery connectors on your battery charger instead of Deans Ultra Plugs. This simple adapter features a male Ultra Plug on one end with a female Tamiya connector on the other. This all-in-one solution comes preassembled meaning you can keep the crimping tool and soldering iron packed away
for a later date and time. 
Tamiya/Deans

 

Pro Boat Grease Gun
PRB0100

Keeping the inside of your hull sealed and dry should be a major priority of any boating enthusiast. One of the sources of water that is often over looked is the flex shaft tunnel. The Pro Boat Marine Grease Gun makes greasing your main shaft a breeze. Additionally you'll prevent water from seeping into the hull while also reducing friction and possible heat. There's simply no excuse for not doing it.
Pro Boat Grease Gun

 

Sentry Capacity Gauge
DYN4062

Don't guess if your batteries are fully charged or not, know they're fully charged with the Sentry Battery meter. Compatible with NiCd, NiMH and LiPo battery packs the Sentry Capacity Gauge displays both the voltage of your battery pack and the capacity on its large, easy-to-read display. It utilizes the main battery pack voltage for power, eliminating the need for a separate external power source.
Sentry

 

Dynamite IB1600mAh Receiver Pack
DYN1451

So let me get this straight; you're going to cheap out and use a 4-cell alkaline receiver pack in your expensive nitro or gas boat? I don't think so. Upgrade the performance and reliability of your receiver pack with the IB1600mAh 3x2 hump pack. You'll also save money in the long run by being able to recharge your receiver pack when it is completely drained versus throwing away
those expensive alkaline batteries when they die. 
Dynamite

 

Pro Boat Duffle Bag
PRB0120

Transport your boat to and from the water in style with this top-quality duffle bag. Featuring a number of storage pockets, stain-resistant fabric, padded shoulder strap with hook and loop handles and embroidered Pro Boat logo on all four sides, the Pro Boat Duffle Bag can accommodate boats up to 31-inches long. The full-length plastic rails help prevent sagging due to a heavy payload.
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Pro Boat Brushless ESC
Programming Card
PRB3311

If you plan on running a Pro Boat Brushless system you'll definitely want one of these in your pit box. The Pro Boat Programming Card makes changing the profile on your ESC a snap. All you need to do is flip the switches to your desired settings, plug it into your ESC and connect the batteries, and the programming is complete. This is a must-have for LiPo users. It will also allow you to properly set your cutoff voltage.
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