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Old Oct 30, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Water pick up

Hey all

I have bought this part : http://www.horracing.com/product_inf...roducts_id=304

Where is the best place to stick it on a Genesis cat ?? I was thinking on the Strut ??
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 03:15 PM
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If it were me i'd put it on the transom
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 04:23 PM
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I would go to the transome also. But myself I mounted a flush mount pickup to the bottom of my boat that I got at OSE.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:24 PM
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These are also very good;



or the dual flush;



Both types are available in the UK at Performance Models
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Btw, which one is more efficient? advantages and disadvantages?
edit: meaning normal pick up vs flush one
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 05:58 PM
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This one looks good too:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281004740226
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 12:38 PM
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If you are looking to have an extra line so your motor and ESC each have their own can you not just get a dual pickup rudder. Just a thought .
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Old Nov 01, 2012, 03:33 PM
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The flush mount is less drag than a bolt on water pickup and the water tube is inside the boat giving it a cleaner look. On my king of shaves I have two dual water pickup's one for each motor and one for each ecs.
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 03:13 PM
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How are these Pickups fitted ??
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Old Nov 04, 2012, 04:47 PM
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How are these Pickups fitted ??
Hi Vernon,

These are gued in place with epoxy resin and glasscloth.

As a side note; the angle the hose pillar makes with the intake doesn't make it a very efficient inlet.
My flush inlet on my Arowana are far more efficient and can therefore be smaller, giving the same flow even at low speed.
They are made from 4 mm aluminum pipe pointing towards the bow, with no 90 angle in the tubing....

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Can you give me a link for these

baai Dankie
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 03:59 AM
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Can you give me a link for these
baai Dankie
Hi Vernon,

Are you from South Africa originally?

There is not much to link to, as I made these in- outlets from 4 mm thin walled aluminum tubing from the K&S stand in my local hobbyshop.

This is how it looks like on my Arowana, inlet and outlet next to each other in the bottom:


Inside the boat:

The straight pipe is the outlet, creating suction when the boat moves forward, the curved pipe runs forward to the ESC, where a small piece of silicon tubing is used to make the connection.
All long tubing is made out of aluminum, less internal drag compared to silicon tubing.

Due to the sucktion of the outlet, there is no pressure builup in the cooling system and the flow keeps going even when you're crawling along, once the system has been filled with water (with a burst of throttle).

Mind you, crawling along isn't wise with a fast electric, running partial throttle will overheat both motor and ESC!

Regards, Jan.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Yes i am originally from SA, durban in fact,, although i am english speaking, i can praat a bitjie afrikaans, lol
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 06:17 AM
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The twin water pickup at rudder work the best for me.
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