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Old 04-13-2007, 02:54 PM
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new to the sport i bought a kyosho airstreak 500 bout to race around in my pool but after a pack or so i get water in the haul, so i thought it came from the bat box seal so i got rid of the foam and tape it but no luck. try what i thought was a bath tub test but still could not see where the leek was coming from it got a litter water so i expoxyed every thing that i though was the problem, even regresed the prop shft still no luck. any help or thought would be much help thanks guys?
Old 04-13-2007, 03:12 PM
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vdubsport,
You'll love this answer. "Yes, and no." Almost everything on the water gets water in it eventually. Some more than others. And, no, there really shouldn't be much, if any. Any/every hole through the deck and hull is a potential entry point. Can't absolutely seal everything or the boat turns into a 'float'. What you have to do is minimize where you can (and you are, grease, for example). After that, it's more a matter of draining the @#$ thing when you have to, and keep stuff as dry as possible. If it comes apart in some way (getting to the battery?) then try to keep that 'hatch' closed and sealed. If things are supposed to be glued together, check and make sure that they really are. If not, do so.
At some point, design or assembly, somebody 'goofed'. No one is absolutely perfect except me... and if you believe that 'pile', I got this boat for sale...
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:17 PM
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ltdoc thanks
is it a good idea to keep a spouge in the boat, also ive only run it in my pool with the reverse i will try it in a lake near my house tomorrow and have to see the results.
Old 04-13-2007, 05:28 PM
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Default RE: is it normal for water to be in my boat

In 2005, it was normal for my boat to be seen as in the picture below.

I keep a large 2 ounce syringe in my tool box for bailing.
Other people keep things like turkey basters, or small pumps to bail the
boat on the work bench before going back out.

My boat won the "most sub like.." award for sinking seven out of 8 battles in one weekend.

As long as you keep the reciever dry, there should be no problems.
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