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    Help Getting this Boat Running, Yellow Bat

    I got a hold of this boat sometime ago and it's time to get it running. If it had wings it would already be flying, but I don't know much about boats. It measures around 30" long and it's made of thin fiberglass. I'd like to know what power plant would be a good match and what hardware would I need...and if it's cost effective. What you see in the pics is all I have. There is not rudder, driveshaft, motor mount, prop, etc.



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    RE: Help Getting this Boat Running, Yellow Bat

    What would your goals for it be? And for how much?

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    RE: Help Getting this Boat Running, Yellow Bat


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    What would your goals for it be? And for how much?
    Just for fun, brushless motor and esc. Already have lipo Tx/Rx and servo. The motor and ESC is not that hard to figure out, but I do need to figure out how to get a driveshaft connected to the motor, then to the prop, and also get a rudder that will fit...along with a water pick up tube. I want to spend as little as possible even if I get the stuff from China.
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    RE: Help Getting this Boat Running, Yellow Bat

    Off shore electrics will have everything you need to purchase. From the motor, a coupler is used. The shaft you need is dependent on the existing sizes. You may get a new rudder that mount in the same general area. There's many to choose from.

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    RE: Help Getting this Boat Running, Yellow Bat

    Ok guys, I've received a few of the parts ordered. I got a new driveshaft, rudder, motor, esc, etc. What do you guys suggest on the angle of the driveshaft. Should I use the current outer shaft tube that is angled down...or should I install it through the transom with much less angle. Also, what do you suggest as far as sealling the driveshaft. The one that's already installed has a nylon fitting on each end...the new one does not. The ESC is 100A, the motor is 28*85 27kv, and the prop is 36*1.4

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    RE: Help Getting this Boat Running, Yellow Bat

    Well, here it is. I appreciate all the help. Someone said, "get a new one, it will cost you about $300 to get it running". Not sure if it will run good, but I only spent a little over a hundred. I did get trim tabs, but haven't installed them...will I need them? Before I take it out on Sunday, anything I did wrong...




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