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Old 08-26-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Aquacraft Rio 51

Hey, i have two of these boats and i took them out yesterday. the red one leaks like a sive and the yellow one doesnt. the yellow one ran great for about 20 min and refuled it and couldent get it started to save my sole. the red one would run for about 5 min and then over heat...I dont know where to turni have tuned to the specs that aquacraft told me and i just cant figure out ot save my sole whats wrong with them help plzzzzzzz
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:28 PM   #3
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the motors where crap in the boat.. that is why AQ dropped it

Ill buy a hull of you if you want to sell one.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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The Hull of the Rio 51 is brilliant! Very strong and very light!
They pretty much all leak from the rear where the strut goes through.
All you need is a lil epoxy on the inside of the hull down the back and she'll be sweet!

It is true, the Fugi motor in them are useless, alot of torque, no Revs!!
Same goes for the exhaust header and muffler, if your header hasnt cracked yet, wait for it its coming. And if you use your boat in salt, the mufflers corroding from the inside out lol

They are also a pain at first to start, but to there credit once you have them dialed in it starts every 2nd pull. Ive since replaced with the Zenoah/ Hanson pipe and its now an awesome boat!

When starting, ( of course with needles on carb in the right position )
Pull plug off, pump primer till fuel up, put choke on, pull 2-3 times with choke on, put plug on, pull once more with choke on then turn choke off. Now Pull and she should start. My friend and i have the same boat and both swear by this routine.

Anyway, hope theres some help for ya! P.s get a shaft saver...
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:01 AM   #5
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i FEEL THEIR AGREAT BOAT!
THE MOTER A LITTLE TOUGH STARTING WHEN NEW OTHERWISE OTHER THAN THAT THE ONLY PROBLEM IVE ENCOUNTERD IS HATCH COVER LATCHES; THEY VIBRATED OFF & IM LOOKING FOR A BETTER SOLUTION
IVE READ THAT THERE ARE BETTER MOTERS OUT THERE &THERE IS ISSUES WITH MANIFOLD &PIPE CRACKING NOT HAPPEN TO ME YET
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Default CY 26 Rio 51 engine swap?

Fellow floaters...

Hopefully someone out there has attempted this swap.

Does anyone know if a stock CY26 engine that's used in the HPI Baja will run 'right' in a Rio 51? By that, I'm wondering if marine intent engines have any fundamental differences (port timing?). I know the marine engines are watercooled, but that should be an easy conversion (right?).

Also interested to know how well other key items retrofit...specifically:
-watercooled head
-flywheel
-exhaust
-carb linkage
-overall fit, etc.

For those that have done this, was it worth it? I know the CY engines start and run great, but how about the overall performance on the water?
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Your Baja engine would be just slower. and it woild not fit in the engine bay with all of the housing on it.

I recommend you just dial in the engine with its stock hardware and it will be a fun boat to pilot around. If you want to make it really go stink fast then get an old 26 cc gas engine and buy an M5 head kit from warehousehobbies.com to replace the old head if you can afford it buy 26 or 29 cc engine from performanceunlimitedproducts.com
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this thread is on fire That post was from last year, ha!
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