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Old 05-27-2012, 12:05 PM
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Default rio 51 mods

Is it worth it to mod my rio 51 with a fuji imvac bt 28m of should i get another motor. I would want it to have a clutch and more power. Also it has to be steady in high seas, any thoughts??
Old 05-27-2012, 01:02 PM
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Default RE: rio 51 mods

It is a great hull and I find the hardware to be decent, but ditch the motor and get a rcmk or a zenoah . I put the cy kwa motor in mine with the clutch. It runs great and is a solid boat that can handle more power. I am actually thinking about removing my clutch to move my center of gravity back and really get it moving. The clutch hinders that by having to have motor foward. Its a fun boat to run and can handle some chop.If you like having the clutch ,I would get a motor with a upgrade head kit like something from gizmos. The hull can handle more power. Thats probably my next step with this boat myself.

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