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Old 12-13-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Super Hawaii Nitro conversion.

Hello, I've been running nitro cars for years, but just recently got into boats when i tried out my friend's boat. Anyway, I have an old Super Hawaii that doesn't run and all the parts I need to convert it into a .21 nitro boat. I was just wondering if someone wouldn't mind sharing a few pics of how everything is set up inside of your boat so I can get a rough idea of how to lay it out. Also, do marine nitro engines generally have a clutch, or just a flywheel?

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Old 12-13-2010, 04:06 PM   #2
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In boating we don't use clutches for the simple reason we start the boats on shore and toss them into the water. If you used a cluthc you will loose power to the prop at accelerating which result to get difficulties to get te the boat in on plane of the straight and out of the corners.
To modify your abs hull for nitro you need to strenghten the hull for the vibration of the nitro engine. You can do that by using 4 layers of fiberglass twill and epoxy. After that you need to find the engine for your hull depending on length and weight of the hull. You also need a pair of engine mounts and tanks for fuel. Your current radiobox can be used for the servo, receiver and battery. You als need a mount for the tuned pipe.
Hope this will help you and good luck with your project.
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