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Old 01-31-2011, 05:00 AM   #1
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My brother in law has just given me a boat that he has used like 3 times.
It has a 26cc 2 smoke in it...

I have absolutely zero idea about boats, barr they go on the water.
From what i gather the 2 strokes are pretty easy to run and maintain.

I assume one of my spectrum recievers will be ok..

Any direction on what is possible with these things.. Pic to come next week
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:48 PM   #2
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If you use a Spektrum make sure it's compatible for boat use as some of their models are not designed for boats and are known to cause problems.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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well what a score

$150 for this boat, and the only thing wrong with it was the fuel line needed replacing.. so $8.50 later it is hammering on the river

6-8 foot roosts from the big girl

awesome fun.. and a lot faster than i initially thought..

I did use the spektrum gear, and didnt seem to have any problems, except i found the range..

and murphy's law... it went to the other side of the river, which initiated a nice leisurely swim over to retrieve it.. but in 36DegC weather, i wasnt complaining.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:24 AM   #4
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Well i did my first run up the bank today...

LOL.. accelerator cable dislodged itself and couldnt slow her down.. put the radio down, while it was facing me and just tried to catch it.

The spectators gave me a cheer as the boat ran up the bank in my arms and the prop still spinning full spin while i try to get to the kill switch which didnt work, so i had to open the lid and short the wires from the kill switch to shut her down.

All in all it was quite funny.. took only a small chip in the hull and snapped a small bolt which holds the rudder at 90 degrees, which made it flip up and stop the turning ability.

First drama i have had with the boat.. but gives me a great excuse to respray the girl to something cool
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #5
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my spektrum reciever has just showed up...

i am sort of spewing i cheaped out and bought only the 2 channel one.. i now understand the importance of the kill switch from the radio gear after trying to catch the boat as the accelerator was stuck on.

At least i have ordered a working kill switch for the side of the boat, bank busting at $5.

I have also discovered that to race these boats the radio controlled kill switch is a must... oh well.. not racing it anyway.
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Hi first off... DO NOT EVER SWIM FOR YOUR BOAT. I dont care if you are a world class olympic swimmer... many have died doing this, and we dont need more people dying cause of it.

You should set your radio up so that when you push foward on the trigger (brake), it kills the engine.

Lastly... trying to catch the boat while its running is a big No-No as well. This picture, is of someone that tried stopping their gas boat... was wearing boots and the prop still went through..




Please be a bit more safe when running boats.
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Sir I agree with you 100%.

Safety should be the priority in this hobby of ours. The picture you posted should be enough to remind a lot to be aware of the many consequences of negligence and\or ignorance.
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get your self a remote kill switch, it will cut power if you lose signal, if voltage get to low, or you can shut it off from the radio
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Hi first off... DO NOT EVER SWIM FOR YOUR BOAT. I dont care if you are a world class olympic swimmer... many have died doing this, and we dont need more people dying cause of it.

You should set your radio up so that when you push foward on the trigger (brake), it kills the engine.

Lastly... trying to catch the boat while its running is a big No-No as well. This picture, is of someone that tried stopping their gas boat... was wearing boots and the prop still went through..




Please be a bit more safe when running boats.
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i totally agree.. and have made the changes to the boat already..

at the time of the incident there was not much choice.. throttle was stuck on (the cable dislodged from the cam).. the only other option was to wait for it to run out of fuel which as you know can take and hour if not at full throttle.

i didnt swim for it, i lined it up and it came to me.. and i was more than careful, as i waited for it to hit the bank first.

I have since replaced the kill switch on the side of the hull and soldered the accelerator cable in place so it wont dislodge.




This kill of the engine when the brake is applied... how would i go about this as a secondary option... THAT PIC IS GROSS and i like my feet exactly the way they are.. PLS help me make this mod..

i have a Spektrum with a MR200 reciever.
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im guessing you still have the idle screw in the carb. Just take it out. Then set the brake EPA high enough that when you push the trigger, it allows the carb to completely close.


Im not a fan of cables...all of my boats have solid linkages in them.
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solid linkage sounds like a brilliant idea.. might take that on board for my next mod...

and removal of the idle screw is very simple.. will try this out.

i was thinking something along the lines of a limit switch to the servo in parallel with the original kill switch
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yes you could easily do that. Just setup a microswitch that connects to the ground wire on the coil and grounded to earth (engine) then set EPA on throttle servo so when you push foward, the servo arm triggers the microswitch, grounding out the ignition.
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Hi first off... DO NOT EVER SWIM FOR YOUR BOAT. I dont care if you are a world class olympic swimmer... many have died doing this, and we dont need more people dying cause of it.

You should set your radio up so that when you push foward on the trigger (brake), it kills the engine.

Lastly... trying to catch the boat while its running is a big No-No as well. This picture, is of someone that tried stopping their gas boat... was wearing boots and the prop still went through..




Please be a bit more safe when running boats.
Thats why its better to always bring super glue in your tool box in case something like this happens....
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