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    Alright finished her up painted and decal work. Straight run on the rudder linkage with M4 bar and m4 ball link ends. When the weather breaks and the water is liquid this boat is going hunting for the Plum crazy road runner boat. You know who you are
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    Clean build. How 'bout some shots of the inside!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    Clean build. How 'bout some shots of the inside!
    I will post pictures of the inside later today. Did you notice I took your advice and ran the steering linkage straight out the back.

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    Nice clean looking boat. I especially like the skeleton finger(s). .:):)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newboater View Post
    I will post pictures of the inside later today. Did you notice I took your advice and ran the steering linkage straight out the back.
    I had forgotten about that. It looks proper now, that's for sure. Your steering response will thank you! My one other suggestion is to shield the cooling hose from the prop as best as you can when choosing your routing path. I would snake it through the rudder bracket opening and into the hull between the transom rudder standoff and the push rod rubber bellow. The cooling tube on my 27" mini zonda, setup much like yours is currently on the back end, penetrates the hull to the left of the transom rudder stand off. This makes the loop of cooling hose long and flexible and has been cut by my prop during a flip on more than one occasion. The first time it happened, the cut wasn't completely through, and it was almost a game ender for the electronics on board if another driver standing next to me didn't notice it.
    HPR C5009 Mystic twin, Zelos 36 twin, Voracity 36, Miss Geico 29 V3, King of Shaves P1, Mini Zonda 27, Miss Budweiser 1/12, Delta Force 26, Offshore Infinity, Stealthwake, Vac-U-Tug Jr

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    Looks great Newboater, can't wait to check it out at the lake. Love the paint work, it looks really clean. Gonna need some internal pix a fweasel said. I'll be done shortly, and may use the SSS that came out of my Promarine if the Leopard I replaced it with works out in that hull. Turbo Dan gave me a stock Pursuit SSS motor to start with, so Ill be using that for starters. Talk to you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fweasel View Post
    I had forgotten about that. It looks proper now, that's for sure. Your steering response will thank you! My one other suggestion is to shield the cooling hose from the prop as best as you can when choosing your routing path. I would snake it through the rudder bracket opening and into the hull between the transom rudder standoff and the push rod rubber bellow. The cooling tube on my 27" mini zonda, setup much like yours is currently on the back end, penetrates the hull to the left of the transom rudder stand off. This makes the loop of cooling hose long and flexible and has been cut by my prop during a flip on more than one occasion. The first time it happened, the cut wasn't completely through, and it was almost a game ender for the electronics on board if another driver standing next to me didn't notice it.
    I would rather do the water line like they do on the Genesis hull through the top. I like to keep as few holes as possible that are at or below the water line.

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    Okay internal pics like promised, water lines all installed and now we just wait for the weather to turn nice again
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    Interior looks nice and clean, really good. Paint looks nicely laid down in those close up pix. What are you using for the hatch gasket? I still have not ordered my material yet as I would prefer to score it locally and save the 10.00 on shipping.

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    I am using Neoprene foam tape as it is listed as waterproof. Bought a role of like 30 feet so when you are ready I have enough. I usually buy it off Amazon. Depending on how you plan on doing it will determine the thickness you need. What I used there is .25 wide and .125 thick(1/8")

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    I wonder if 1/4in. will be wide enough? I guess if the hatch cant shift around at all you should be good to go.

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    Both the hatches on this boat and the Silver fox only have about 1/16" of play. The 1/4" width was plenty wide. I try and keep the seal as close to the outside edge of the boat as possible so when you install the hatch you crush the seal down.

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    Cant wait to check it out.

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    Will your motor mount allow you to rotate the water jacket so that the forward hose barb is closer to 12:00? Can't tell if the lower 90* barb would be able to live between the hull and motor mount side rail. Doing so will fill your cooling jacket with more water. Also, it's hard to follow your cooling lines, but do you have the motor mount plumbed before the water jacket? If so, I would recommend you cool the motor jacket after the ESC and before the motor mount, if the mount is even necessary at all.
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    Water cooling goes to the ESC first. Then it goes into the front part of the motor mount, into the cooling can, and then out of the boat. That was a good idea with the cooling can. I will have to take a look at that to see if I have room rotate it.

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    Nice job! I like the simple paint and graphic. My favorite boat is the Rivercat in case everyone didn’t know that already lol. I’ve got one above my head in the rafters in my shop just collecting dust. Well it’s in a plastic bag. I need to dust it off soon and see if I can get 105 out that thing.
    32" carbon rivercat single 4s 102mph, 27” mini Rivercat 92mph, kbb34 91mph, jessej micro cat(too fast) was

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    Thanks Travis if you come across any extra hulls let me know. I don't think the TFL apparition is the same boat, do you know if these hulls are still made and what name they go under. The closest one I have seen was a hull on ebay a DT 32E and that isn't the same either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newboater View Post
    Thanks Travis if you come across any extra hulls let me know. I don't think the TFL apparition is the same boat, do you know if these hulls are still made and what name they go under. The closest one I have seen was a hull on ebay a DT 32E and that isn't the same either.
    Tfl apparition is the same hull. As far as I know they are still making it although it’s called an apparition 2.
    32" carbon rivercat single 4s 102mph, 27” mini Rivercat 92mph, kbb34 91mph, jessej micro cat(too fast) was

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    Then is the apparition 2 different from the the apparition they sell on Hobby king? Because the apparition has a different canopy then the rivercat, the rivercat I have off ebay looks just like yours. The apparition Tony has looks different and has a lower hatch height and differnt hatch design.

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