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Old 05-29-2012, 03:59 PM
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Where can I find 1/4 inch replacement flexi shafts for an old gas boat?

I am attempting to repair my nephew's boat which was built from a wood kit.

The drive shaft was "rigged" and separated so I must replace it.

Any help appreciated.

Tony
Old 05-29-2012, 05:22 PM
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Tony at warehouse hobbies makes them up to order, depending on square or round drives.
Probably best to call him, he's a wealth of information.
http://www.whhonline.com/Drive-Cables-s/51.htm
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:51 PM
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I've got to order some myself tomorrow (probably today when you read this) as I broke one Sunday plus I like to keep a spare one around.
A lot does depend on what the setup is on the boat. A square drive has a squared end going into the collet at the motor. A round one has a collet that clamps down around the cable as a nut is tightened. I'm ordering from Joe Petro at www.zippkits.com which isn't that far from you in New York.
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You can order from Aeromarine as well, that's where I get mine from. If I order 1/4" cables, they have square drives while the 3/16" are normally round
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Try to get through to Aeromarine! Joe sells Aeromarine cables and they are good. I've also used Hughey and just got one of Andy Brown's cables, a little more money but more supple and aleady have an indent for the drive dog.
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I haven't had any trouble getting anything from Aeromarine, yet anyway. Actually, I do need to order more struts and cables for more projects
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TAP,

Thanks for the help...my nephew will be smiling again.
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Ron,

Thanks for the website.

Tony

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