L/F STARTER BELTS

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by jim kapanowski, May 16, 2019.

intlwaters.com

Help Support intlwaters.com:

  1. May 16, 2019 #1

    jim kapanowski

    jim kapanowski

    jim kapanowski

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    373
    SO I NEED TO BUY SOME STARTER BELTS FOR MY 21 BOATS THEY NEED TO BE SMALLER THEN THE ONES WE BUY EVERYWHERE, I HAVE ONE FROM SOMEONE FOR MY TWELVE BUT LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO FIND BELTS I CAN CHOOSE FROM. THANKS FOR THE HELP
     
  2. May 16, 2019 #2

    dave roach

    dave roach

    dave roach

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    3,736
    Location:
    Dayton,Ohio
    Jim
    Try John Otto
    Dave
     
  3. May 16, 2019 #3

    Rick Sowell

    Rick Sowell

    Rick Sowell

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    423
    Sew-Classic.com
     
  4. May 16, 2019 #4

    mike walker

    mike walker

    mike walker

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Messages:
    463
    Location:
    Columbus In.
    take a look at these 3m335 gates they wear like iron. only thing you may have to cut your groove in your fly wheel a little narrower. And they slide right under the motor
     
  5. May 16, 2019 #5

    namba276

    namba276

    namba276

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Messages:
    1,801
    Location:
    aptos california
    Sewing parts. Com
     
  6. May 16, 2019 #6

    Patrick Au

    Patrick Au

    Patrick Au

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    255
    I have some Japan's made starter belts, 5mm wide and length have 15", 17" 19" & 21". Prices start from $4.20!
     
  7. May 16, 2019 #7

    Ron Olson

    Ron Olson

    Ron Olson

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2001
    Messages:
    7,094
    Location:
    Kalamazoo, MI.
    Sewing machine dealers/repair shops. I bought a bunch of used belts for a song. They wear on the sides which makes them fit into the grooves a lot easier.
     
  8. May 16, 2019 #8

    Bill Brandt

    Bill Brandt

    Bill Brandt

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,803
    Location:
    Kennewick, WA
    I know this will give me nothing but heartache for saying but this is exactly why dealers carry very limited choices in some items.

    Maybe the sewing machine dealers will start carrying your other needed racing items too.
     
    frankpulte likes this.
  9. May 16, 2019 #9

    brad nichols

    brad nichols

    brad nichols

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,205
    The belts from sewing machine shops can be more expensive and I had one break the second time I used it as the cords were at an angle. Bill is rite about needing to support our people who supply our hobby!

    Brad
     
  10. May 16, 2019 #10

    Grimracer

    Grimracer

    Grimracer

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2001
    Messages:
    7,438
    Location:
    Eau Claire WI
    I understand where you are coming from but... so.. you have a full supply of marine grade plywood, basswood and spruce?

    where are your lift ring choices or I would like a set of high back and low back seat choices for my open cockpit scale boat...

    Do we stop being thrifty because of what you said.. Na.. This is one of those.. ya got to let it go and keep up YOUR VALUE to the market.. YOUR knowledge IS whats bring customers back along with continued support, constant reminders and market, market, market..

    Forget what you can not control and concentrate on what you CAN!

    You got this man!

    Grim
     
  11. May 16, 2019 #11

    Rick Sowell

    Rick Sowell

    Rick Sowell

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    423
    I had used a bunch of the aquacraft belts and they didn't hold up, so I sourced what I needed else where. and now look at the support that tower, hobbico, and aquacraft have for us. none, so much for supporting you hobby suppliers!
     
  12. May 16, 2019 #12

    Mark Simmons

    Mark Simmons

    Mark Simmons

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2011
    Messages:
    210
    I've got the starter belts from the sewing machine shop before and they held up forever
     
  13. May 16, 2019 #13

    jim kapanowski

    jim kapanowski

    jim kapanowski

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    373
    Wow this brought some good conversations!!! just too be clear if i needed the normal belt that everyone sells i wouldn't have started this post, but i have a special issue the room under the flywheel is too close for the belts everyone sells, this is the reason for the post!!not because i wanted to save a dollar thanks guys
     
    Bill Brandt likes this.
  14. May 17, 2019 #14

    Bill Brandt

    Bill Brandt

    Bill Brandt

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,803
    Location:
    Kennewick, WA
    Sorry i spoke Jim. All good.
     
  15. May 17, 2019 #15

    Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    2,763
    Location:
    Federal Way WA
    Now to bring this thread back on track. The one in the pic is a 13". Very thin. I run it on my 12 too. Maybe this is the one you have already. Here is a link to them on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Gates-3M335-Polyflex-Section-Length/dp/B00CJLPR0G

    It looks like in the other people bought section there are some others to choose from. I might pick up one of these. Gates 5M365 A little wider and about the same length.
    Mike
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  16. May 17, 2019 #16

    FloridaScaleBoater

    FloridaScaleBoater

    FloridaScaleBoater

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    5,774
    Location:
    Gainesville, Georgia
    McMaster Carr??
     
  17. May 17, 2019 #17

    Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes

    Mike Hughes

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    2,763
    Location:
    Federal Way WA
    Looks like you can get them in 315,335,355,375 lengths in 3m or 5m width. I could not find any chart for them. I just changed the numbers and searched.
     
  18. May 17, 2019 #18

    brad nichols

    brad nichols

    brad nichols

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,205
    I was not talking about Tower as they don't support the boating at all now.
    Brad
     
  19. May 17, 2019 #19

    jim kapanowski

    jim kapanowski

    jim kapanowski

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    373
    Bill speak up its ok! and you are right but this was a special piece not sold everywhere I'm the first person to help the hobby shop as you could recall with the batteries you just sold me I WENT WITH YOU LOL
     
    Bill Brandt likes this.
  20. May 17, 2019 #20

    jim kapanowski

    jim kapanowski

    jim kapanowski

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2011
    Messages:
    373
    Hi Mike thanks for that i will look into that one i have one for my 12 i got from Glen Querels it might work i will check thanks
     

Share This Page



arrow_white