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Old 08-22-2006, 11:01 PM
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Another question that the WWW has yet to answer for me. Does the CEN .18 Marine come with a flywheel? I do not believe it does and am on the market to purchase one. Any recommendations? Would a .15 sized flywheel work?

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Old 08-22-2006, 11:39 PM
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Most engines in that size do not. It should be threaded for 5mm. CEN Racing should have one or you can use one from a ProBoat Miss Bud and its variants, the Miss Vegas or one from OS just to name a few. You'll want one basically made for .12-.18 engines.
If you're going to use a hand-held electric starter, I really wouldn't recommend the one from ProBoat as it has a square groove instead of the much better "V" groove from the others.
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I can tell you the dynamite .15 flywheel will fit a .18 aquacraft or OS .18 from that I would guess that it would work for you, but i'm not 100% sure
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hay hay now ron the pro boat flywheel can be made to work with a belt.
Old 08-22-2006, 11:47 PM
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Yes they will. I bought one and modified it to fit in one of my 'riggers. It was a room issue, nothing else. I do have some narrow belts that I picked up used at a sewing machine repair shop that worked nicely.
Old 08-23-2006, 12:01 AM
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Good idea about the sewing machine belt. Ill have to keep that in mind for future projects!
Old 08-23-2006, 12:08 AM
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I went to a Viking dealership here in town and the repairperson kept used belts in a box back in his room, most were from trade-ins or repairs and just worn on the sides. I got a handful of them cheap, less than one new belt. Take the boat along and show them what you're going to use it for. If it's a man that does the repairs, he might get a kick out of what you're going to use them for and make you a sweet deal.
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One thing that isn't detailed very well in any of the OS engine manuals is how you install the flywheel. As far as I can tell you slide the collet on the crankshaft and then the flywheel over the collet. That's pretty much where the manual ends the installation procedure.

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Old 08-23-2006, 10:44 AM
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What you have to watch for is how each manufacturer sets theirs up. Some will use a simple washer, others will have a tapered collar or a spacer or nothing at all. This is where you have to pick the right one otherwise it can hit the carb or be a sloppy fit. It's best to use one made specifically made for your engine when possible.
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You can ask here on there forums & they will tell you www.offshoreelectrics.com I asked once but I dont remember what he said

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