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Old 08-21-2008, 05:36 PM
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Wow the green looks pretty good.
I've never seen one with the entire hull one colour though.

Are you going to do a bit of painting on it?


A pal is chasing up a s/h Zen7 for mine at the moment,hope he gets it[8D]

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Old 08-21-2008, 06:10 PM
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The color is special and looks nice jake.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:49 PM
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Thanks guys He will do any color(he does them in) all color same price.

Not sure on paint I will be painting my Easy Vee House Of Kolor lime time green and that will be all the painting I want to do yea I like green.

This thing seams huge next to my 47 in mono.Its built a bit thicker allso.

I have a TSB skeged strut for it what do you think through the bottom or on the transon for mounting it?

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Old 08-22-2008, 03:12 PM
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I have a TSB skeged strut for it what do you think through the bottom or on the transon for mounting it?

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jake, mount the strut by 1/4" off the center on right side of transom, that way'd reduce the prop walk, some cats would have tracking straight issues, so the longer blade and skeg strut'd help.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:06 PM
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nice boat JakeDW, can't wait to see it in the water looks all most like mine or atleast the base coat. I'm gearing up to finnish her pretty soon.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:13 PM
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Very cool is it a Falcon or Mercury(would depend on where you bought it).You have a pic with the hardware on it?


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I have a TSB skeged strut for it what do you think through the bottom or on the transon for mounting it?

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jake, mount the strut by 1/4" off the center on right side of transom, that way'd reduce the prop walk, some cats would have tracking straight issues, so the longer blade and skeg strut'd help.
Saw where some guys were mounting it through the bottom as to keep it from blowing off the water?

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Old 08-22-2008, 05:21 PM
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no hardware on it yet I just got my collet and butch block so now I can start building only thing left to get is the exaust
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I mounted a strut on transom of my 41" Sprint cat, the CG is about 32.2%, is about 14-1/2" of engine placement, the prop level set at perfect I mean not too low and not too high, this cat runs stable at mid 60s without any blow off.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:26 PM
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I would say transom too,mine was/is.

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I mounted a strut on transom of my 41" Sprint cat, the CG is about 32.2%, is about 14-1/2" of engine placement, the prop level set at perfect I mean not too low and not too high, this cat runs stable at mid 60s without any blow off.

I think the bottoms are the same on your Sprint cat and the Falcon is that 14 1/2 to the plug?

Is every one mounting the strut off to the right 1/4?

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yes, if you're running a mod engine, measure it from center of plug to outside of transom. at least I did that 1/4" off the center, but that's your choice.
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Here is the TSB hardware and a 16 oz dubro tank I found at my local hobby shop or I have a IV bag.I was going to use these motor mounts on my Easy Vee but going to get a cheaper set for it and use them on the Cat instead.


Now need to figure out what motor to buy and what pipe I am thinking a all metal pipe?


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I would say transom too,mine was/is.

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Wasent you plug at 15 inches to the transom?

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not sure you are looking for fun or speed on your cat jake.
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I would like it to run in the 60s.

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:24 PM
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go for a 1" band steel pipe with a no water leak flange, that combo'd make you smile.
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You have a link?or who makes them

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Old 08-22-2008, 10:23 PM
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Default RE: Mercury Cat.

Jake, some of the older Cat's put the strut under the hull for a while but now it's starting to make a comeback. I don't how well it would work on a relativelt short Cat like the Mercury's but it would be interestimng to try.
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I would say transom too,mine was/is.

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Wasent you plug at 15 inches to the transom?

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Jake,i wouldnt be too concerned about your cofg yet until you decide on a motor and pipe combo.
Mine or anyone elses plug to transom distance will be differant to yours unless you are using the identical stuff.

When you have all the stuff place it in the hull and move the motor mount back or forth until cofg measures 350-365mm from transom.
This is what Dave Marles recomended for mine.

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Brod is dead right ,but those measurement will be for a full mod so if you use a stock motor the cog will be diff .With a stocker the cog will need to be further back i believe.But using the plug as a measurement for motor placement is a big mistake as diff pipes have diff weights also you have the tank to consider,iv bag or hard tank will make a big diff to balance as the bag can slide right under the motor etc.Do as Brod says place things in the boat where you will mount them then balance the boat before you drill your motor mounts .
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the pipe isn't cheap jake, you might check this site out.
http://www.needforspeedhobbies.com/z...etunepipes.htm
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that was the way how I found out the CG at 32.2% of the cat, the engine placement is 14-1/2".
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With a cat style strut I assume you use a welded flex shaft?

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