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ScarabChris
10-20-2010, 08:52 PM
Does anyone know where I can get replacement gears for these outboard motors? I have already blown one set on my twin motor boat. Lucky I bought 3 motors. I'm sure I will strip more gears before I get this boat dialed in.

nomobux
10-28-2010, 05:41 PM
My only guess would be to call Aquacraft and pick their brains.

ScarabChris
11-01-2010, 10:30 AM
Yeah no luck there. The best they could do was send me an entire EP1 free of charge to compensate for the blown gears. Not bad service but damn, why not make the gears? They are still producing the EP1 so why not produce the gears and add it to the list of spare parts already available?

Makes no sense. Its like buying a brand new car but replacement brake pads are not available.

Steven Vaccaro
11-01-2010, 11:47 AM
I'm working on getting the guy that made me them before to make me more.

ScarabChris
11-01-2010, 12:01 PM
I'm working on getting the guy that made me them before to make me more.

I would normally move to another brand but these EP1s are the most scale looking so I'm sticking with them. As of right now I have 4 good sets (2 in use) of gears but with the brushless motors I might blow them every so often. I don't mind replacing them but thats impossible if I don't have them.

Steven if you get that worked out I'll instantly buy a bunch just to have on hand.

Steven Vaccaro
11-01-2010, 02:57 PM
Reed Eagle uses the ep1 with a brushless motor and hasnt ruined any gears. I will ask him his secret when I talk to him next.

ScarabChris
11-01-2010, 03:15 PM
Reed Eagle uses the ep1 with a brushless motor and hasnt ruined any gears. I will ask him his secret when I talk to him next.

Like a real boat the way to preserve the gears is to not bang them from forward to reverse fast, keep the load down by getting on plane nice and easy and try not to "bark the props" and if you do bring the throttle down before the props re-enter the water.

And most important keep them lubricated well. I think that is the bigger problem with the EP1. I pulled apart a brand new EP1 and there was barely a dab of grease on the gears. I'm working on a solution to that right now.

Actually the bigger problem is that they are made from brass. If they were stainless steal they would be bullet proof. But they went the cheap route. An extra 20 bucks on the motor price would be nothing if the gears lasted.

ScarabChris
12-03-2010, 09:52 AM
Is it my imagination or are these the same gears used in the EP1?
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/info-pages/images/gtx800a.JPG

Diegoboy
12-03-2010, 12:27 PM
Is it my imagination or are these the same gears used in the EP1?
http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/info-pages/images/gtx800a.JPG

WOW, it sure does look like them.

subaru
03-24-2011, 10:20 AM
does anyone know where i can get replacement gears for these outboard motors? I have already blown one set on my twin motor boat. Lucky i bought 3 motors. I'm sure i will strip more gears before i get this boat dialed in.

good day.
If you still looking fo gears i had some made and it works fine. Currently running a brushless motor with a 37mm 3 blade prop. Geras last longer. Does have extra. Let me know if any one is intrested. See you tube for motor and boat under"rc zodiac 4.7 ep1.
Enjoy the day

ScarabChris
03-24-2011, 12:40 PM
Yes I would be interested in buying some gears.

subaru
03-25-2011, 10:02 AM
Yes I would be interested in buying some gears.

YOU CAN MAIL ME DIRECT AT kobus@polygraphpe.co.za. you can send me your contact detail. i have used the one set for qiut some time now and they still look good. i have used a liitle bit of harder copper sothe gears will last longer. like i have explained i use a bigger prop with a brushless motor and the geras works fine. when iinstalled them i only had to first run them with the motor in water at about half speed with normal gear oil in the gearbox. after i have run it for about 15 min. i cleaned the gears and gearbox and just lub it and since then no problems. hop that help. you can contact me directly on my e mail.
enjoy the day.

stevenaudi
07-24-2011, 10:37 PM
@subaru: DO you still have any gears for sale?
@ScarabChris: Where did you get those mini evinrude e-tec decals?

thanks!