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Old 02-15-2008, 09:06 AM
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I am thinking about a zig zag racer to modify as a recovery boat.

Does it have enoungh power and range to you it for this purpose?
Old 02-15-2008, 09:40 AM
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I bought one for that intent but I keep ending up by playing with it and running the battery pack dead!
What I did on mine was tomount a cup hook low on the transom then used one of the suppliedballs and line to connect to the hookusing a fishing line swivel. I drove around thedead boat until the ball snagged around therudder then pulled it in.
It doesn't have a ton of power but pulled my .12 and .21 monos in.
Old 02-15-2008, 07:14 PM
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I use mine as a recovery boat just fine. make sure you have an extra battery as Ron stated, the battery lasts about 7 minutes at full "play"

I bought a cheap 7 dollar walmart fishing rod and tied it to the back of the zigzag. Theres nowhere to tie it so youll need to mount an eye screw to the transom or some sort of tie down. make sure you have a steel leader hooked to the zigzag and then tie the line to the leader. This will prevent it from getting cut on props and sharp rudders.
Just run it out to the boat and do a lap around it, then reel it in.
That simple.


Edit: sorry ron, i didnt real all of your post. Looks like we did the same thing...
Old 02-19-2008, 09:35 PM
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Hit a log with my ZigZag and looks like the only damage is the prop is missing. What procedure of prop replacement works best ?
Old 02-19-2008, 11:50 PM
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You replace the prop and shaft as it's molded together. There isn't much holding it in place, just a silicone coupler.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HBZ3327
Old 02-20-2008, 08:25 AM
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Thanks - I became discombobulated when I saw an extra prop (w/o) shaft in the parts bag what came with the zz racer.
Old 02-24-2008, 08:50 AM
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Thanks for the info guys. It looks like i'll try one out.
Old 02-24-2008, 04:02 PM
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the ZigZag works great as a recovery boat. We recovered a nitro seaducer that was waaay out there with it. Took a few tries at first, but we got it down now.

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