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Old 01-29-2024, 08:59 PM
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Hey guys looking for help with my old boat it's been on the shelf for 15 yrs. Hull was maid off a mold my father got his hands on. Was powered by a homelite sx135. Boat measures 36x12 fairly heavy. In looking to upgrade the motor can anybody recommend a new motor/clutch?
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I am unable to post a picture. It says I am to new. I seem to remember the hull was based off an enforcer boat? Or maybe that's where we bought most of our parts.
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Without seeing the boat a stock Zenoah would probably be best. Doug
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Here's pics of his boat.



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As dwr9 mentioned ,a stock Zenoah might work . A good place to get one with the carb is https://www.gizmomotors.com/online-s...-marine-engine
You would also need a pipe or canister muffler which they also have or you can buy a used one.
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Thank you for positing my pictures.

What performance boost will I see from the homelite to the zenoah?

Can I continue to run my water cooled thru hull exhaust or is a can/ pipe req?

Can any one school me on clutches for this motor?
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Originally Posted by dopetetons
Thank you for positing my pictures.

What performance boost will I see from the homelite to the zenoah?

Can I continue to run my water cooled thru hull exhaust or is a can/ pipe req?

Can any one school me on clutches for this motor?
Gizmo has a clutch for the zenoah Driveline: GZR Zenoah Clutch w/ Coupler (gizmomotors.com) and also has tuned pipes and engine mounts. Best performance would be with a tuned pipe but with that short of a hull it would have to be a very short one if you wanted to run it through the transom.The location of your engine to get a good CG would govern how much room you have for a pipe..You could also have your pipe above the transom. A longer hull would give you more room to work with.
Performance wise you would see a big difference. Another place to get boat parts is Welcome to Zippkits!, Model Boat Kits and Accessories!
Do you have 5" between your engine rails ?

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For that short of boat, I personally would be looking at a mid-sized nitro engine instead. You would probably get more speed out of it due to a faster prop speed on a smaller prop and less weight to push.
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The hull almost looks like it was meant to be a jet boat. Doug
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OK I'll bite. Tell me about jet boats
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Just measured I have 5" between the rails.
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A lot of jet boats tend to be shorter and wide for the length. Yours just reminds me of a few model jet boats I've seen online. Doug

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