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Old 05-29-2018, 10:19 PM
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I just shelled out $1000.00 for this boat and it has a clutch problem and if you call tech support they claim nobody is having clutch issues with this boat . Now I have had around 5 Proboat gas boats and none of them ever had clutch issues and furthermore why would Proboat make a CLUTCH boat without a water pump .I think the fix is the clutch spring is to heavy but if I change it I will void the warranty . I think Proboat should step up and get these people that own theses boats some service . If you go to Youtube and type in RC boat problem you will see what I am talking about but tech support knows nothing about this Bullshit!!
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:49 AM
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call PB and tell them you need new springs . hey sounds like you have no warranty anyway. well 1 that will be acted on.. or take a turbo torch and heat the cent coil of springs to allow it to engage faster unless it engaged b4 ud like.
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Does anybody know if it takes a special tool to remove the clutch housing on the zelos
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:34 PM
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You have a picture of clutch? I would just get rid of the clutch in a boat that size anyways.
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HORIZON TECH DEPT E-MAILED ME TODAY THEY FEEL MY PROBLEM IS A BREAK IN PROBLEM .THEY SAID RUNNING FUEL AT 24.1 AND THE ENGINE SET ON BREAK IN TUNE ITS A FAT DOG AND ITS TIME TO LEAN IT OUT AND LET THIS BIG DOG EAT. THEY SAID THE MOTOR IS NOT GETTING ENOUGH RPM"S FAST ENOUGH TO KEEP THE CLUTCH ENGAGED . SO NEXT TIME OUT WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS .MAKES SINCE TO ME .
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Keep us posted after you run again. Iíve been thinking about getting one as well. Curious if that it being to rich is the problem
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Maybe not that model but plenty of clutch problems with other ones in the past. There was a screw that was coming loose inside.
Carb settings; try 2 turns out on the low-speed and 1 out on the high-speed needles.
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Well Guys after talking to the tech guy at Horzon Hobbies my boat is about 85% better. A friend that went to the lake with me said I should run it a couple of times more and I think my clutch issue might be gone. Hats off to the Horizon Hobbies Boat Techs.
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Well guys I just got back from the lake and this is the 4th time in the water . The boat was running good all day and all of a sudden the Flex Shaft breaks right were is was connected to the prop shaft . So I guess I will be back on the phone with Proboat in the morning
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Have you greased the cable? I grease my cable on my Race boats before each race day, some guys use an oiler for all day running. The flex shaft breaks from no lubrication or a bad angle at the strut or motor coupler in my experiences..
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