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GSX380 Sport 40/ Q-FE Hydroplane Kit

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Regular Price: $170.00

Special Price $144.50

Quick Overview

Welcome to the future of Sport Hydroplane racing. The all new ML Boatworks GSX380 Sport 40/ Q-FE Hydroplane is one..no, make that TWO impressive machines. After many months of design, two dedicated hull designs were complete...a nitro version, and an FE version. Specific platforms to fit your demands! Who else other than ML Boatworks would you expect this kind of flexibility?


The final product left no stone un-turned, and the way this boat runs shows it paid off! This boat is ready to hit the race course and stake its claim. This boat is fast and stable not only in calm water, but also in rough and windy conditions. With this 38" hydroplane- just pull the trigger, hold it wide open!



A few options, and features of the GSX380:


This hull uses new Truss Frame Technology, or TFT, available no where else but ML Boatworks. What is TFT you ask? It is an aircraft ply-lite ply-aircraft ply truss system, allowing the inner "forward to aft" structural frames to be widened out to around 8" vs. the competitions 5" opening, while increasing overall rigidity . This extra width allows for access behind the 5" wide, 1/4" thick built-in engine rails WITHOUT the need to remove the deck sheeting. This means no need to stress about mounting your motor in the wrong position and not being able to access blind nuts after your model is built. It means a wider radio box area, and also more usable transom width to push the rudder over an inch wider to the right (starboard side) getting it even more in line with the turn fin. Locating the rudder this far over increases stability in the turns around a race course, and stabilizes emergency left hand turning. These benefits will astound builders who have dealt with 5" openings in the past.


With all the above features, you might say WOW...But not yet. This kit also has the option of 2 different center sections; A nitro center, or the FE center. Each center section has the cross member frames and engine rails located to the optimal location to properly fit your nitro engine, or the bulky lipo packs/ motor required to power this platform. This makes the boat perfectly fit your needs! NO one else in the industry does it like this...Neither wood kits, nor prebuilt fiberglass hulls...The GSX380 is the only one! Congratulate yourself, you just found Innovation at its finest!


With its rock solid platform, you will be able to harness all the available power from your wildest .45 Nitro or 6s FE power plants. This boat is sized properly for the IMPBA and NAMBA sport 40 hydroplane classes, and it also fits the Q FE power classes. Available as a complete kit with all wood frames, outside sheeting, and basswood sticks.


With two optional center sections, comes two choices of cowlings. Both are laid up in White Gel Coated fiberglass:


1) FE Only Cowling- a shorter cowl, with tall Turbine style intake scoop. The FE kit required to use this canopy has the top deck opening between the rear hatch, and cowling further forward. This cowling is not recommended for use on the Nitro version of this hull as it will not clear the tuned pipe. (This cowl is shown in the pictures on the blue GSX380).


2) Nitro Only/ Optional FE Cowling- a longer cowling, with a lower profile, and lower scoop. This cowling was ment to be for the nitro version of the GSX380, but it turned out so nice, we decided to offer the proper deck adjustments needed to use with the FE version of the GSX380. The deck opening between the rear hatch and cowling is further back to accommodate this cowling. (This cowling is pictured by itself in white gel coat).


A pdf instruction manual is available upon request.



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Regular Price: $170.00

Special Price $144.50

  • Details

    Hardware Recommended:

    *Speedmaster .20 Rudder

    *Speedmaster standard round bottom hydroplane Strut

    *Macomb Stainless Steel Sport 40 Turn Fin or Virginia Craftsman ( rcracerva@yahoo.com ) 1/8th Scale Turn Fin

    Length: 38"

    Optional items for the GSX380 kit:

    *A beautiful laser cut boat stand kit is available for this hull, kit # GSX-380S. (Stand requires 3/4" dowel rods and are not included). Add stand if needed using the drop down menu above.

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