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Old 11-24-2006, 12:08 AM
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hi there
my boat didnt get here until today (2 days late not sure what was going on there) any way i have started to "do up" my boat, im happy with how it is going so far, but i have very many tools at the moment, and at this stage im suck, i have been trying to get the engine out and the only way i can do so is to disconnect the flexi calbe from the engine (but im not to sure how to so) how do you go about this (i have posted a pic too), i have been thinking about the exhaust system to i have come up with this, does any one know if this is allright or not? (see pics) also all the alloy parts (eg the engine rails) i am cleaning them up, making them shiny and using this adonized spary panit, the turn out from that is great, check out the pic, any help or tips would be great
thanks johno
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Old 11-24-2006, 02:59 AM
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also adonized the tuned pipe, going to keep it blue and green
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Old 11-24-2006, 03:21 AM
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There's no setscrew? Can you pry it off with a screwdriver as if it were a cover maybe?
Old 11-24-2006, 01:18 PM
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yer i got it out just after i posted this
Old 11-24-2006, 02:04 PM
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yer how did it come off?
Old 11-24-2006, 11:46 PM
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it came out with a bit of pull, there was a grub screw in there to, i have sanded down the whole hull with wet-dry sand paper (360) and it as smooth as smooth can be, ready for the paint now, is it best to have a smooth hull bottom?
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Old 11-25-2006, 08:37 AM
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I'd go and wet sand it with 600 now, depending on the paint you use, you might see the sand marks with 300 grit.

A smooth hull bottom is fine, just don't wax the bottom, it will slow the boat down.
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cool, think the 360 wet has done it its pretty dam smooth, for the inside of the hull it a hell of a mess so im going to recoat to to tidy it up abit more, im going away for 3 days and i will get some pics of the hull and the bit i adonizeds
Old 12-06-2006, 01:04 AM
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well my boat is coming along nicely, once i have it painted i can put back together and go for a run, 1 question tho does the nut go in front of the prop or behind it? (see pics)
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:44 PM
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Hey gasboatracer, where in NZ are you, I am in AKL! Did you get a chance to run your boat before starting work on it?
Old 12-06-2006, 03:14 PM
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no i started the work first
Old 12-06-2006, 04:39 PM
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looking good iam doing a nitro conversion from electric,, i gutted the ele motors so far and started taking off the unused mounts,, its ABS gonna class the inner hull for some strenght. right now iam waiting for about 10 items i won the bid on from e-bay,, ill keep you guys posted on the updates,,
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:39 AM
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well the radio box came in today.. iam glad i didnt cut off all the old mounts,,gonna use a few to mount the box,,
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cool, my boat is done all ready to go, going to go out as soon as my glow starter get here, But i still ned to know where does the nut go!!!!!!!!1
Old 12-07-2006, 02:26 PM
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It goes on the back of the prop not where you had it it holds the prop on is there threads way up where you have it. hard to tell in the pic
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