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Old 11-12-2008, 08:28 PM
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hi boat dudes, i was just wondering if it would be possible to put my spare baja 5b motor into a boat? sorry to sound dumb, it's that i have a motor just laying around. so i was wondering if i could use it. thanks guys
Old 11-12-2008, 08:37 PM
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shouldent be a problem just dont run a closed cockpit as its air cooled there are tones of weedeater s running around the ponds
Old 11-12-2008, 09:24 PM
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nice, i didn't really know. so i can put it in there. can you list a good cat hull for this, it's a 26cc with a 28.5 non-race ported head? thanks
Old 11-13-2008, 12:13 AM
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here is a shot of an air cooled conversion i used to build... take a look at the starter end mounts they are simply some aluminum angle with longer screws and some standoffs

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here is a shot of an air cooled conversion i used to build
You must be getting old Larry, certainly looks water cooled to me!
Old 11-13-2008, 09:27 AM
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I am old ... dirt and me share birthdays

hahah i get it, but the key word here is conversion
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how would i hook up a drive line? can i keep the clutch or can i run some kinda direct drive? thanks
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Get ahold of Zac at american rc...great guy, good prices tell him fastratfink sent ya


http://www.americanrcboats.com/
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ok, what about a hull, what size would be best? i would like to get a cat(but open to anything). it'll be for fairly calm water, maybe alittle more. always a pond, so no current. you guys have any good ones in mind? thanks
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a mono would be best to fit one of these engines into, because they have a big flywheel they cant be mounted as low in the hull as marine motors so putting them in a cat above the tunnel would make them a little unstable but im not totally sure on that

depends how much you want to spend on a hull, this one is a cheap one but they are very good quality http://cgi.ebay.com/47-deep-V-mono-b...742.m153.l1262
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They work fine in a Cat, have to put your motor at an angle anyway!
The only problem is running with out a cowl on a cat is an easy way to hydraulic your motor.
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ok, what about a hull, what size would be best? i would like to get a cat(but open to anything). it'll be for fairly calm water, maybe alittle more. always a pond, so no current. you guys have any good ones in mind? thanks
How about the easy vee from Zippkits its a wooden kit its simple to build ,very fast and very strong when built.I havent built this one but i can vouch for Joes kits having built the Rockett hydro from him.Price is very good and they go together in a matter of a few days.Been an open hatch style boat they are ideal for air cooled motors in fact theres a video of it running with one ,heres a link to his site and the vid.
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[link]http://www.zippkits.com/[/link]

[link]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TEWpjEjV5tg[/link]
Old 11-22-2008, 07:13 PM
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thanks guys for all the great ideas. i think i'll stay away from a cat, the v's look great. this is going to be a fun winter project for me, and i'll get to use a motor i already have. i'm sure i will have more questions, thanks for helping me get a start

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