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Old 12-17-2013, 07:10 PM
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Ok I just bought a RC Boat don't laugh a Dragon Challenger 26cc Petrol boat.

I took it out I was expecting for it to have a little bit more go. I was running it on the fuel that was in the boat I'm not sure how old it is. I also asked the guy if he had changed the plug in it and it had never been changed. In saying this. I Need more power

Im going to change the Fuel and the oil in the fuel and replace the plug.

My questions are What fuel is good I was just going to put Premium unleaded (98) in it and can anyone recomend a good oil and ratio I was told 50:1.

It also looks like the prop could do with being sharpend and balanced. I have never done one and don't want to stuff it up.

Any help would be good I have been playing with Nitro and elec car's for a while but I'm new to boats.

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premium fuel and oil always less weight is key! and quality of Prop/size and drive angle
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premium fuel and oil always less weight is key! and quality of Prop/size and drive angle
Thanks for that can you recommend a good prop for it . I was told you could only get one other size prop for it.
I like the look of yours how long did it take to spray
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You don't need premium fuel in that boat. 87 octane gas is fine. I don't even run gas in my boats anymore but run campstove fuel with 8 oz. per gallon of a synthetic 2-stroke mix. The fuel has no additives that you don't need anyway, no changes in the needle settings, a long shelf life, doesn't stink and won't ruin your carb diaphragms. Zero downsides except for the cost which I'll gladly pay.
These boats generally come with large 72-78mm props which load the engine too much. Take it down to a 70mm.
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