This boat was a very fun project. Simplicity and durability in a great kit. I was able to build it as all instructions stated, and added some great mods that improves its overall performance. I added a second battery pack to level out the hull as it listed to one side. I eliminated the mechanical speed control with an electronic EXP 500 with reverse. I put in a high speed ball bearing servo for steering. JB Weld was used in places where epoxy was needed to secure plastic, since JB weld forms into smaller areas and is stronger against vibration it is a bettter choice for makng a better water tight and secure seal. 2 BYD 2100 SCR's move it out very well!
Here is a view, sitting in my jacuzzi.