Try to look for a small fresh water body of water. A large pond is ideal. If your boat stops working and is unreachable, the wind will most likely blow it to shore somewhere. Otherwise if you run on a large lake, your going to need some way to retrieve your disabled boat. I like to run in places with a soft shoreline. For example weeds or sand. Rocks seem to attract Rc boats that have lost a radio signal. It wont be a pretty site seeing your new Rc boat run into rocks at 20+mph.
Electric boats will find many more places to use your Rc boat because of some of the strict noise regulations being enforced at the lakes and ponds.
Nitro boaters need to make sure not to upset the local neighbors where you run. One major complaint is running to early in the morning. If there is a question whether or not to run ask some of the local cottage or home owners before you start your boat. Also check with local clubs to see where they may use their boats. Most organized clubs have permission from the local home owners and town officials.
It is a good idea to join www.Namba.com They other insurance for Rc boaters and will keep you up to date on Rc racing action.
Don't forget even a well running boat on land my have a mind of its own when in the water! Water and electronics don't mix and cause some strange things to happen. I once had a Rc boat decide to do 360 degree donuts at full then run fine only to have it happen again. I was luckily it didn't decide to go straight into land at full speed. Turned out to be water in the radio receiver.
Some rules to remember.
Never run your boat around swimmers! Even a dull prop can cause serious injury to a person or take out an eye! Ducks are not targets. I know it could be fun chasing them around, but if the local authorizes catch you, some hefty fines could be wagged against you. And on the other hand if you hit one and sink your boat you most likely wont be happy about it.
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