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Old 15-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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New to RC boating...

Hi all,

Im Baz and I live just outside Portsmouth, UK.

Over the years I have had a number of RC cars, buggies and the odd boat. Years ago I had a Nitro HPI Buggy which was awesome, but the novelty soon wore out due to work and family commitments.

After visiting family in Weymouth recently, there were offshore RC boats just off the pier and this rejuvenated my previous hobby, so from then I was on the hunt for a RC Boat. Im comfortable with Nitro so that was the way to go.

My purchase was some what spur of the moment, telling the wife "How cool would it be if...." and "Im buying it for our son..." and "Well with me being in the Royal Navy itll be a good idea..." Haha. The actual eBay listing was very vague as to details of engine and whether or not is actually works as the guy has had it sat since his ownership (2 years), but everything looked clean etc. The hull looked to be in good condition and there is a plethora of spare parts.

Its a Deep Vee race boat with fully submerged gear. Its 44" long, 14" wide and 4" at the deepest part. It has the SC .61 (9.95cc) engine which should propel it along nicely. Its fitted with a polished aluminium race propeller (2024), a keel fitted water pick up to cool the header and various other pieces.

Ive not had it running yet as a couple of the pipes have a split etc and I didnt want Nitro fuel eating away at the hull. I have had the servos working and ive turned the engine over by hand and the compression appears to be good also.

As said above, a few of the fule lines and the water pick up lines were split, so I have stripped the complete interior out, and degreased the compartment. I have yet to break the engine down and clean it thoroughly but this will be done over the next few days.

Anyways here is the pictures from the listing











I do have a few questions though:

1. I take it I need to get an air filter for the carb?? Any opinions on which one please??

Thanks in advance for the help....

Baz
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Old 15-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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We dont use air filters on boats !! Are you planning to race it Offshore ?

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Old 15-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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We dont use air filters on boats !! Are you planning to race it Offshore ?

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Hi Bob,

Thank you for your reply and thanks for clarifying about the air filter

Do you honestly think its up to the standard for offshore racing??????

Ill not be offended if you say its crap and slow.....Haha

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Old 15-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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Its not all about top speed !! Reliability and average speed will win !!
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Its not all about top speed !! Reliability and average speed will win !!
Thats very true lol

Would you say its a good starter boat and gear??

Reliable engine??

I paid £101 for all of it too which I think is a good price.........Is it??? lol

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Old 15-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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It was cheap enough and not a bad starting point. Its the OMRA AGM this weekend. Have a look at their web site. 2013 calendar should be up in next couple of weeks.

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Bob,

Ive got a question. As you can see from the picture above the only way ive got to start the boat at the moment isthe belt and an electrical charger - which to be honest is a pain in the arse.

Can I change it and if so how would I do it please?? Ive seend people using a drill to start the engine and on my previous nitro truck I had a pull start..

It would be great if you can advise me....

Thank in advance

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With glow motors that is the way to start them !! It looks like an SC90 ! If it is you will probably have to loosen the plug a couple of turns to initially start it !!
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With glow motors that is the way to start them !! It looks like an SC90 ! If it is you will probably have to loosen the plug a couple of turns to initially start it !!
Hi mate,

It says 61 on the side so I take it a .61ci?? or a 9.95 cc engine??

So loosen the glow lug off a little and then try to start it?? Also it might sound silly but which was should the electric start be to start it :/

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Starter from rear anti-clockwise !! check prop rotation !!
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