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Old 07-30-2012, 10:11 AM
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Hello!

I would like to inroduce myself to this forum. I started making aluminum boats a few years ago and because they were so popular I decided to setup a website and offer them for sale online. For those interested in more information you can visit my website at www.mozziecraftrcboats.com . Or, just for eye candy here is a few pictures of what I make. Any feedback is appreciated!


46" Powder Coated Aluminum Jet Boat







32" version




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Hi, do you have a video of that jet boat running? What is under the 'hood', so to speak? Do you also make jet ski's that you sell on ebay? If so, I had asked if you had a picture of the jet 'flat' (bottom) but at the time, you didn't. Do you have one now? Thx, Sdg.
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Hi again,

I actually went out last week to shoot some video, but I blew the capacitors on the esc. I should be able to get it repaired and back on the water in a week or two. I'm running a castle 1800kv electric with their hydra ice 240. Yes I did have a few up on eBay. I remember you asking for the jet flat picture, and i thought that I sent you one. I guess you didn't get it. I can take more pictures. The best picture I have of the jet flat is:

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Thanks, looking forward to the video's. Am interested in how that Nacelle type mounting affects performance on your hulls. Quite interesting!
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I am super interested in this boat! It looks really cool and would love to have that 32" version with a jet. But I know absolutely nothing about jet boats and what kind of setup to run. How do you keep it sealed up to keep all the electronics dry?
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Thanks Raylon! I am just finishing up a couple of red powder coated 32" hulls. I am making them "fire - rescue" models.Here's a few pics of the build so far.It try to stay out of the setup suggestion business because there are so many options and it really just depends on your budget and what kind of performance you're after. Graupner and Mhz both make jet drives. There is some good info in the forums about jet drive setups. Of course, you can always build a prop boat if that's your comfort zone.



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Those colors look fantastic! Ideally I would love to do the jet drive setup. I am not a speed fanatic, I would probably look to do something that probably does 25-30 tops with very long run times of probably around 15-30 minutes. I don't see the 32" model on the website, only the 46. Or am I just missing it on the website?
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Sadly, I don't believe Graupner makes jet drives anymore [] But Hobbyking has [link=http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__13388__CNC_Precision_Jet_Boat_Drive_X_Large.html]this one[/link] available which is suitable, Mhz has [link=http://shop.mhz-powerboats.com/category-11/category-22/Jet-Power-924.html]this one[/link] that would work, and KMB has a 40mm [link=http://www.jet-drive.de/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&c ategory_id=11&Itemid=17]Powerjet drive[/link] that would do as well. Hope that helps!
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Yikes those prices are crazy for jet drives. I thought for sure the HK would be decently priced but it's more pricey than the boat itself!
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No more graupner!? bummer....

Your not missing it. I should be adding it to the product lineup in the next week or two. You can wait until then, or if you want I can sell you one directly. If you really like the model in the picture I can probably part with that one. PM me if you're interested. I'm actually really excited to add the smaller hull to the website because packaging and shipping costs are much more reasonable.
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Hmm after some searching I still see dealers selling the graupner pumps. Maybe that just until they run out of stock? This little pump fits nicely, http://www.funrcboats.com/ProductInf...oductid=GR2340it's recommended for up toa 33" boat.

Keep in mind that the jet flat on the 46" hull is 4" wide and it's 2 5/8" on the 32" hull. You just need to make sure that the pump inlet will fit.
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Mozzie, sent you a PM, let me know if you got it. My Inbox is saying I haven't sent anything, so I'm not sure what's going on.
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Got it. Reply sent.
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Hmm after some searching I still see dealers selling the graupner pumps. Maybe that just until they run out of stock?
Yes, I believe that is so. [link=http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/graupner_jet.html]Cornwall [/link] still has some 2340's left, but has been out of the minis for over a year. Now I see they are also out of the larger 2347aluminum drives as well.
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sundogz,

If I got that 2340 from Cornwall, what kind of motor and ESC should I look to get? I would match it up with that beautiful red 32" Ricochet that Mozzie just painted up. My goal for the project would be to get really long run times of over 15 minutes, and mediocre speeds of 25-30 MPH max.
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I'm not a fan of the 2340, I prefer the intake ramp to be as far to the rear as possible on my jet boats. But I have seen a Fastech with one and it did fine. A 1600kv Leopard 4074 or 4082 should do well on 3S (5000mah - high C rating). Be sure to use a quality 200-240A esc. The Chinese 200A esc's don't last long as jet drives load up the amps after they (occasionally) suck air then load back up crossing wakes, etc. Use 2 lipos in parallel for longer runtimes. As you can see, jet drives can be expensive to buy and run, but they can go in shallow water and rapids that would eat a prop for lunch. Mucho fun-o.
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Not to revive an older post, but I just ordered the ricochet 32" and it's on it's way as of this morning! I've been doing and EXTENSIVE amount of researching on which motor, pump, esc/batt combo I'm gonna use and it usually ends up leading to a dead end sadly /: the few things I AM sure of are that i will be using my castle 240. I have a 1900kv 40mm motor/cooling jacket and a giant pile of nano tech 40c batts ranging from 2-6 cells and 1500-6000mah's. Still not sure on what pump to use..I've found a reasonably priced pump (http://m.ebay.com/itm/271293531165?nav=SEARCH&sbk=1) but there aren't any reviews. I'm looking for ANY help and advice anyone is willing to throw my way considering this is my first (jet) boat build, I wanna be sure it's done right!

Cheers,

Brandon Heryford

Ps, I will be documenting the build from the Unboxing to the maiden. This boat (when not being used) will be on display in my LHS. Can't wait!!
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I have owner the 32" ricochet model for several months now and I couldn't be happier with the product! MozzieCraft was excellent to deal with to say the least. Thank you guys again!!


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Here's two videos:



From shore:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe_ZG64vXow



On board:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjv3H3INEX4


Dan

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Love the boat dan! Looks great! My boat should be here Friday )
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Thank you very much Bheryford! Im almost tempted to do another one with jet drive this time. Looking forward to seeing your build thread!

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