Thank you for your input and suggestions - I highly appreciate it.
I tried to look for a RTR bolt, but they were going for $150 - $200 (ebay, etc) while hobby king's $98 RTR has been on backorder for some time now.
I certainly understand the complexity of just getting a hull, but researching, planning & building are aspects of the hobby that I still enjoy doing - not counting the new friends you get to meet along the way. So frankly, I wouldnt mind a bit of elbow (rubbing) grease. Lol!
Besides, with most RTRs - one tends to read what others have changed or modified to make the boat better - some to the point that most everything was changed and only the hull was left. Im sure this is not the case with this small bolt - but with having a clean slate in front of you, one could really plan something better........or maybe something worse.
Well, the hull cost me $40, while the running gear, flex drive, etc are an additional $25 - so still not bad.
Sir, thank you for taking the time in both measuring as well as posting those numbers on the board. I truly appreciate how you anticipated what I would probably need to know or ask among you bolt owners of this forum
I will certainly write those down in hard copy.
Well, since Im here anyway - I was wondering if anyone could give me the dimensions of the stuffing tube exit slit/hole - as well as its distance from the rear/transom of the boat?
Again, my thanks to everyone!