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Jul 19, 2019, 01:01 PM
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Aquacraft rio51z need help fixing/ replacing/ purchasing a new flex cable drive shaft

I have a aquacraft rio510z boat that I purchased from a friend the boat was running. After many runs the drive line broke. Upon inspection the flex cable snapped mid way on the shaft. Now with this boat being an older model and now discontinued I'm am having the worst possible time trying to find a replacement.i was told by many hobby shops that it may be possible to repair this one with silver solder and or weld. But I am n need of some assistance asap for it is summer time and I live close to many boating ponds. If anyone has any used spare parts and or know of any stores or hobby shops that may still have this discontinued part please let me know. Thanks..
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Aug 01, 2019, 01:11 PM
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I was told by many hobby shops that it may be possible to repair this one with silver solder
Flex cables cannot be repaired, if living in the US try OSE :
Graves also carry the whole Octura line:
Graves might even have some Aquacraft old stock:
Last edited by coriolan; Aug 01, 2019 at 01:16 PM.
Aug 04, 2019, 08:11 AM

rio flex cable to 1/4" conversion

hi. I have one of these rio models and have converted to 1/4" flex cable. If you are interested in doing this, I have some links below that may help. First link is a thread from rcu,. I would read through completely. Lots of good info. The second link is for the (1/4" bushing) from Gismo Motors. While ago, I ordered two and cut them to fit the barrel. They are $4 each. As stated, they will have to be cut to fit the barrel and glued in with black epoxy which is what I recommend. Gismo may carry just the bushings themselves not needing modification. I see some on their site but not sure . pic attached of the barrel with 1/4" bushing. I hope this helps. Good luck.


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