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#1 Andymicke

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:49 PM

Hey folks .
Just looking for possible advice.
I have the chance to pick this outboard up somewhat locally. The seller says he isn't to familiar with nitro outboard. Has never run or mounted it. And doesn't know if it has a lot or a little compression. The price is good. But if it does need some repair are the parts available. It is very clean and looks unused from the photos. And the price is very very right. Thanks in advance for the help.

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#2 Robert Pickard

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:12 PM

Parts are very available





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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:15 PM

Parts are very available


Thanks Robert. I don't have a lot of nitro experience. Well not much at all. Are there any special tools I should invest in?

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:48 PM

Besides screwdrivers and Allen wrenches I don't think so. I rebuilt the powerhead on mine twice and I believe that's all I needed

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:24 PM

Besides screwdrivers and Allen wrenches I don't think so. I rebuilt the powerhead on mine twice and I believe that's all I needed


Awesome. Thank you.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:50 PM

Flywheel puller

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:33 AM

The fly wheel nut is left hand threads not right handed important to remember.  Plus the picture shown has an Octura water pickup which will add drag and slow the speed down.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:04 AM

The fly wheel nut is left hand threads not right handed important to remember.  Plus the picture shown has an Octura water pickup which will add drag and slow the speed down.


I won't be doingany racing. Just bashing at the pond. However. What would be an alternative to the way it's setup now? And thanks for the left-hand thread comment. Didn't know.

#9 Butch Londrigan

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:11 AM

I would also put blue treadlocker on the flywheel nut.



#10 Dan Pralle

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:24 PM

The skeg is highly modified


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#11 brad nichols

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:04 PM

Get the OS water pickup and yes someone has carved the skeg big time.

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:47 PM

The skeg is highly modified


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Dan
Could that make this thing run poorly? Perhaps that's why he's so willing to let it go so cheaply. Would that be a deal breaker?
Thanks everyone for your help

#13 Robert Pickard

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:02 PM

You can buy skegs for it



#14 Tunnelbill

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:22 PM

 

The skeg is highly modified


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Dan
Could that make this thing run poorly? Perhaps that's why he's so willing to let it go so cheaply. Would that be a deal breaker?
Thanks everyone for your help

 

The Skeg is not a problem, I would take that over stock any day.  I have run a lot smaller skeg.  TB



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:27 PM

 

 

The skeg is highly modified


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Dan
Could that make this thing run poorly? Perhaps that's why he's so willing to let it go so cheaply. Would that be a deal breaker?
Thanks everyone for your help

 

The Skeg is not a problem, I would take that over stock any day.  I have run a lot smaller skeg.  TB

 

Same here that is a NON issue and will help with more speed.  Get an OS water pick up it's cheap and will also help with speed use at least 60% nitro fuel also they love high nitro and small dia. props.