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Thread: Black Jack 26 facelift

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    Default Black Jack 26 facelift

    I had this old boat for a long time and over the years she has seem lots of upgrades. This is a total breakdown and repair/rebuild.

    The stock motor/esc has been replaced with Leopard 3674 1700kv motor w/Seaking 180a esc with external BEC. I made my own motor mounts so I could run a longer cooling jacket and modified the esc cooling heat sink for maximum chill.

    The stock running gear was replaced with a BJ 26ss strut/prop shaft. The rudder is from a miss geico.
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    Some pictures of my test piece in the shade and sun. I filled all the cracks and unused mounting holes with Glazing putty and SEM high build primmer then Duplicolor's Metal cast reflective base and 9 coats of the Metal cast red. I wet sanded with 600 grit and cleared with Minwax clear gloss lacquer. I could wet sand it again with 1000+ grit then polish to a mirror finish but at 10ft or 60mph no one will see the minor orange peel.
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    Some pictures of the boat as of now. I had some Hellcat stencils made but the one for the top came out way too big so I will have another one made. I also de-anodized and polished the hardware.
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    Very nice . .that color looks awesome in the light, these pictures probably don't do any justice than seeing it in person and the polished hardware . . .very nice. I can't believe mine still have the black one piece setup. . I'm sending my BJ26 to you. . .lol
    Great job. . .keep us posted with how she runs. .most likely awesome . . .again!

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    Thanks Bp9145! you can see some videos of this on my youtube channel DangerDad828.
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    You got to get rid of that stock outdrive man! I reused mine for my rescue boat!
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    Maybe you should have named the rescue bot "triple tapper" after your beer fridge?!
    Do you really have three flavors on tap at once?? I'll be there at 4...
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    See the fleet

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    Its not 100% how it looked in my head but I like it. Now the easy part...To make the other side look the same!
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    Both sides done and i added some reflective yellow tape for the eye. I will pick up my top stencil hopefully Monday.
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    got my boats wet today! Blackjack ran wet, Impulse ran loose and TuggerII made three perfect recoveries today.
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