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Old 02-18-2012, 09:00 PM
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Default 4 year old vs Formula U-1 advice needed

My grandson found my Proboat Formula boat U-1 1/12 so it needs massive repair now but atleast the spider is dead.
I do not race and there is no boat clubs in my area I am on my own.
My current line of thought is to repair/rebuild the boat into a whole different boat because it going to gain weight by me fixing it because there is not enough left..
My second line of thought is to swap the Proboat .18 driveline and stock electronics into a zipkit Jae 12g2 outrigger and maybe use the cowl with custom paint..
I just like watching the rooster tail. will the Proboat.18 be enough to push a outrigger boat above 40mph or should I repair the Formula over time?
The Formula boat was trued and the .18 engine was redone with parts by twisted liquied a few years ago so the boat would fly.
Old 02-20-2012, 10:20 AM
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Default RE: 4 year old vs Formula U-1 advice needed

I wouldn't bother with Trying to repair that hull if it's as bad as you make it sound, it will weigh Twice as much as it does now and be a Slug. I would recommend getting a new hull.
As far as the JAE rigger it should push it fairly well,, much faster than the Formula Was.
The Most TLR did to your engine was Polish the Crank (and MAYBEE the piston) and 1 or 2 Dimples in the Top of the Exhaust Port. Your not doing much more, Speed wise, than it would Stock and Dialed in properly.

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