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  1. #1
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    Took My Merv to the BEACH!!Any other merv-ians been to the beach?

    I found some paddles laying around and decided to toss 'em on and head to the beach tonight.I noticed right away that a center diff kinda sucks in the sand (no duh). My front wheelz were throwing down twice as many rpms as that rear but i still managed to have fun. found some barriers, caught some air, caught some fish. Overall had a great time!










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    I'm going to Atlantic City with mine in two weeks. I have Proline Sand Paws on all 4s. Can't wait to throw some sand!

    "How far is the range on that thing?"

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    that looks so fun. nice action shots

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    Wish i had a beach........Looks nice!
    Emaxx #3903, MERV
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    The paddles look like they were on backwards.

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    Going to Redondo Beach in a few hours for some local crab,oysters,clams and mussels in wine sauce,and fried clams!! Unfortunately havn't received my servo yet!! Great pictures mikeyzminiz. Where the grunion running?

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    looks like it's right way grab the sand better!

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    @mindy9773, we found these grunions wiggling around down here at Mission Beach, San Diego. I'm a big sea foodie too!

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    Good pictures. How hard was the clean up lol. I've thought about trading mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajaboy501 View Post
    Good pictures. How hard was the clean up lol. I've thought about trading mine
    The first time I took my MERV to the beach I drove like the noob I am, it almost went swimming lol! But it was crazy fun, when I took it all apart to customize the chasis boy was I in for some sand in my pants.. It wasn't too too bad but next time, not as many water splashes but I"ll have a can of air on standby to blow all the sand out of the chasis... Watch the water too screws will rust out on you! But I guess that's what salt water does right? lol
    Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc driver dude View Post
    The paddles look like they were on backwards.
    i think so too

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    they wer on backwards. flipped 'em around and went back to the beach and it worked a little bit better. Still, center diff kills the rear wheel power

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    i was looking at the sand paws not yours i would yank that center diff! especially in the sand

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