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Old 05-09-2019, 05:39 AM
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Hello,

I have two Pro Boat 23 River Jet RC boats. I am interested in converting one of them to a prop drive, rather than jet.
I want to do it for the project itself, and because I have a few plans for it, where it would be better to have a prop driven boat.

Does anyone have any experience with something like this? I havent done much RC building or modification, but I have a pretty good grasp of the way things work. I could set up servos and make things operate. Im mainly looking for suggestions on if its possible, if its been done before to this model or others, and if so, how it was done.
The prop would have to have an angled down shaft, so it would need a universal joint, or remount the motor at a slant? Things like this.

I realky appriciate any insights or advice anyone can provide.

Thanks.
Old 05-09-2019, 03:22 PM
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Never done it but some time back I built a Dumas 18 inch hydroplane (old style) and Dumas sold a motor kit that included the motor and all the thru hull fittings, prop, shaft etc as a kit for it. I don't see why you couldn't just take out your jet drive, patch over the holes in the bottom of the hull and install a complete prop drive like that. And if it isn't big enough you can surely find a spare drive kit for a 24 to 30 inch boat that would work.

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