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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:26 PM
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quick Miss Vegas question

Ok, My recoil starter is shot on my miss vegas. Does anyone know if there is an electric starter that will fit this boat or should I just rebuild or by a new recoil?
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 06:47 PM
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Its time for a belt starter!!! I have no idea if there is a tiger starter for these, but once you go belt you never go back!!
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 07:33 PM
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can you recommend a belt starter?
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Old Apr 22, 2009, 07:36 PM
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Ok, My recoil starter is shot on my miss vegas. Does anyone know if there is an electric starter that will fit this boat or should I just rebuild or by a new recoil?
How is it "shot?" is it not turning the engine over, or did something come apart?

I have the same engine (OS .18) in my 1/12 Pro-boat, and had problems with the recoil starter too. It wasn't reliably turning the engine, as though something inside was slipping. I ended up having to replace the one-way bearing and stub shaft. Apparently the recoil assembly on this engine likes to trap water, and the one-way bearing dries out too.

I would just replace what needs to be replaced on the recoil; in my opinion the only workable electric starters for something this small aren't worth the hassle.

edit: I hadn't looked at the Miss Vegas's flywheel before I posted this. It does look like it's machined to take a belt, unlike the Pro-Boat hydros. Pretty much any belt starter setup would work, that little .18 is nothing to crank over. Aquacraft offers their "GrimRacer" belts, and any Hobbico "Torqmaster" starter should be sufficient.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 01:11 AM
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Hand-held electric starters will spoil you rotten! What's nice is that almost any low-dollar one on a 12 volt gel cell battery will turn over your .18 with no sweat. I'm a little crazy but crank mine over on 24 volts with a Sullivan Dyna-Tron.
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