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Old 02-04-2006, 12:08 AM
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HI has any one got a link for me its my first boat and i want to learn how to set it up [somthing to explaine wat all those things on the back do ] if you adjust them thanks
Old 02-04-2006, 09:28 AM
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I don't know of any links off-hand but when you start making adjustments, you'll see that a little can make a big difference. Work on only one thing at a time. You didn't mention what boat that you have, that would help.
Let's say that you have a mono hulled boat. Place the strut level with the bottom of the hull and the trim tabs the same way. Get the carb adjusted first then see what the boat is doing good or bad. If it's running too light on the water, bend the trim tabs down a touch. Too wet, bend them up. If it leans to the right, it could be a dull prop or you may need to lower the right one.
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thanks ron what i have is a 36 shockwave my first boat
i started to run it in today but the front is very high
and the back is low in the water .
and its bouncing around a lot [ the water is choppy ]
i dont know if thats the cause of it bounsing ?
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It could be the choppy water. Try adding some weight to the front while running it in less than ideal conditions. I've seen people use all kinds of odd things for weight like old spark plugs. R/C boats are made to run in only certain water conditions, just like full-sized ones.

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