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Jan 30, 2012, 08:04 PM

Wet pipe for nitro???

So I have an rc nitro boat. can i run a wet pipe with nitro?
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Jan 31, 2012, 01:38 AM
RC boat Rock Star
I'm not saying that you can't but generally it's not a good idea. Once the boat stalls or dies on the water, the water in the pipe can go back into the motor. Water running through or out a pipe can at times help as it can artificially shorten the length of the pipe and quiet the exhaust somewhat. If the exiting water gets into the fuel pressure fitting it can push water into your fuel tank, you don't want that either.
That's basically the pro's and con's as I see it.
Jan 31, 2012, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the help. So my best bet would just be put in a gas motor? I have a 2.0 chainsaw motor im modding to put in air cooled but i want wet pip I can do this right? Just drill a hole in the pipe and put the water intake tube to it right?
Jan 31, 2012, 09:38 AM
RC boat Rock Star
OK, let's back up a second. A chainsaw motor is a bad option for a boat. They're heavy, don't rev up high enough although they do have a ton of torque but the bad thing is that the rotation is backwards. To use it you'd have to find left-lay cable and clockwise props in the size that you'd need.
Jan 31, 2012, 09:58 AM
Well dang it seems all my ideas are junk i havent thought about any of that. But i really want a gas motor instead of nitro. Any ideas?
Jan 31, 2012, 12:00 PM
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want cheap--Older homelite weedeater, for about $210 stock g260 zenoah<<best choice
Jan 31, 2012, 02:16 PM
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go as cheap on everything else as you need to but no matter what you do your boat will only be as good as the motor you put in it,the zenoha is a great suggestion and thats for a new one you can find a used one as well,and get it for even less, then your wet pipe as well as mounts collets to connect your cable, they come with a water cooled head everything you would have to make work, going a different rought and then you would pay for it every single time you went to the lake,
Feb 02, 2012, 09:06 AM
I was wondering i found this 26cc water cooled marine engine.http://www.crrcpro.com/product_show.asp?id=222
Would this be a suitable engine? Or should i just go for the zen?
Feb 02, 2012, 09:43 AM
RC boat Rock Star
Save your money and buy the real thing. I haven't seen any good reviews on that motor.
Feb 03, 2012, 01:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Ron Olson
Save your money and buy the real thing. I haven't seen any good reviews on that motor.
Ill agree with that, Proboat uses real zenoahs in their gas boats, aquacraft just started using the real deal to so if you watch Ebay you can sometimes find NEW pulls from those boats a little cheaper

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