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Old 02-22-2006, 10:11 PM
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hi guys

need a lil help. im new to boating down under here in aus and have a 7.5 k&b outboard on an ageing copy of a hotshot. what is a recomended tunnell to suit in todays standars in a kit or preformed?

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Old 02-23-2006, 04:41 AM
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i would like some info on where to buy a tunnel hull in australia
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The only tunnels that I've found in Oz so far are .21's from www.fastelectrics.com . Don't let the name fool you as he sells a lot of nitro stuff also. There has to be some good dealers Down Under as I know more than a few boat racers in various parts of Oz and they have to be getting their gear from somewhere! I'll ask around and see what I can dig up for you.
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i buy all of my stuff from x-cell products in milperra nsw, but 7.5 out boards are only just comming back onto the scene down here apparently.
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For a 7.5 OB, some of the hot boats today are (no particular order): HTB360 2, Lee Craft XT-460, Bandit Killer 33 or 35, get on the list for Van's Racing Shaman, build a 34" WOF, Dumas 7.5 Hot Shot Sprint. If you can find a used Aerotec or Van Hooten Hornet, those are good options also. Can't help you out if they are available down under.
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Here's a link that can be helpful to you: http://www.ampba.asn.au/linksfr.htm . Wide Boys says that they will try to help import anything from the US that you might need.
Old 02-26-2006, 11:17 PM
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thanks for all of your help guys i will look into it. im taking the boats out this weekend for the first time and i cant wait!

i will take some shots when i get home and post them for you guys to have a look.

thanks again

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hi guys

iv had a look ayt some of those boats and fund a couple of nice ones will try mine out first but aye.

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Old 03-22-2006, 07:11 PM
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Hi guys i have run the boats now the 3.5 ran like a dream. it was so sweat to drive i had a ball. the 7.5 well after i i had the fly wheel fly of on starting it got thrown into the wter to see how it would go any way. it ran 10mtrs and spun and started not float as much i am looking at the dumas kit for the 7.5 id like to give building one ago. what glue do you use?? pvc or apoxy type?
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For the wood frame Sprint, here's a suggestion. Use CA to put the frame work together. Before placing down the 1/4" wide strips, use foam instead. Use epoxy to coat the wood and foam. Once glued in, either use a hot wire cutter or just sand the foam to shape. Easy to do and built in floatation.

The above process was used on this 3.5 Sprint


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