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Old Mar 24, 2011, 06:00 AM
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Because of the direction of the cable wound, its normal for some grease to exit the tube. Grim Racer's Marine grease works very well also.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 10:33 PM
"Every boy has a dream to fly"
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So I hit a UFO underneath the water today and it took out my rudder and chipped my prop, also a stripped drive dog and a cracked nylon washer, and some fiberglass/paint got chipped off.
I am very bummed but it happens.
I will rack up some $$$ and buy some replacement parts along with a offset kintec rudder.
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Wow! That's a very hard hit.
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Wow! That's a really hard hit! Is the transom ok, any cracking?
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 01:30 PM
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YES!

I use a small zip tie instead, but you want some sort of shear bolt on the lower hole of the rudder, that way if you hit a ufo the shear pin will break and kick the rudder up and no damage.
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So I hit a UFO underneath the water today and it took out my rudder and chipped my prop, also a stripped drive dog and a cracked nylon washer, and some fiberglass/paint got chipped off.
I am very bummed but it happens.
I will rack up some $$$ and buy some replacement parts along with a offset kintec rudder.
That's why we use the shear bolt.... Sorry that happened. Like mentioned def check the transom because if that much damage happened damage to the transom maybe likely. Check for cracks radiating from the holes on the transom. Hate to see damage like that.
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 01:32 PM
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Hi Airplanekid333, big hit that one add a plastic screw to the bottom mount point that way if you hit something again the rudder will flip up and not cause any damage.

Barry
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 05:10 PM
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Luckily the transom does not have any damage/cracking.
I will definitely get shear bolts after experiencing this.
There is a little spot on the right sponson where paint got chipped off and i was wondering if i should leave it or try to smooth it out with some sort of filling?
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 10:07 PM
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I managed to smoothen out the edges the X642, but it could be unbalanced now. Is is a big deal that a little prop is unbalanced? I do not have a balancer.
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 10:19 PM
I feel the need for speed!
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It'll just wear bushings out quicker..............wont be a huge deal for your sport running............unless one blade is 1 ounce and the other is half a pound.............then you have issues.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 10:24 AM
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I got the replacement parts yesterday, and i installed the Kintec V2 offset rudder! 40mph winds today, will have to wait untill tomorrow.
Here are some photos!
I love my MG!
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 12:08 PM
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Looks good! Hope the winds die down for you!
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 04:55 PM
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Winds here are 30 mph.................had my big Hyrdo all set to go and wimped out at the bank of the lake........the swells were 6" at that point...............
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Old Apr 04, 2011, 11:08 PM
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Ran the MG today... and WOW! The offset rudder is really nice! I saw an improvement in speeds and it hydroplanes really well, feels like it is going to blow over! I love this boat!
Scorp, sorry to hear your lost.
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 07:57 PM
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well wright now am just going to older my battery for my boat i been waiting for my tax money so now i got it so now am just going to older them so hope to have my boat in the water next week still seating in my room haven't even been in the water yet or run can't wait to see it in the water and running i made a sticker today.
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Nice EC, good luck when you get her in !!!
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