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    Default Build an outboard boat?

    Hello

    I'm wanting to build a boat that uses an outboard motor. Electric of course, but I would like something like a tunnel boat, catamaran, or a hydroplane. Not something to rave with, but I really dont want a V hull boat. If I had to get a V hull, I'd probably go with one that would fit a 2 stroke in it, or something with a jet drive.

    Anyways, I'm wondering what all need to use an outboard. What parts do I need to hook it up. Obviously I'll need am esc, motor, hull, reciever, servo, and something for the outboard, but that are all the parts for that?

    I'm looking at a 36" tunnel boat on ebay, or a 43" fast cat. The tunnel boat would be cool, always had a thing for them.

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    As for an outboard tunnel I would recommend 34" or larger using a K&B .45 outboard lowerhttps://www.mecoa.biz/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=148 part #50-4803
    and a Hypeformance https://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pr...pi-eobck75-5mm

    A lot of smaller tunnels have been converted using P/limited motors. They are fast but tend to go upside down easily. The larger hulls will be much more seaworthy. I would recommend not going larger than a 40mm X 74mm motor. 4S around 2000kv and 6S 1250-1600 kv. I have a 36" Vision that holds records with a larger motor but staying with a 40X74 1600Kv on 6S using a cheap 150amp ESC will still run 50+mph easily. Stays on the water and plenty fast. You can always power up later but staying conservative will make it easier to set up and prop correctly. You need a 180 + oz of torque servo to steer. https://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pr...od=pow-lw-20mg (minimum)
    Hope this helps.
    Mic

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTVboats View Post
    As for an outboard tunnel I would recommend 34" or larger using a K&B .45 outboard lowerhttps://www.mecoa.biz/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=148 part #50-4803
    and a Hypeformance https://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pr...pi-eobck75-5mm

    A lot of smaller tunnels have been converted using P/limited motors. They are fast but tend to go upside down easily. The larger hulls will be much more seaworthy. I would recommend not going larger than a 40mm X 74mm motor. 4S around 2000kv and 6S 1250-1600 kv. I have a 36" Vision that holds records with a larger motor but staying with a 40X74 1600Kv on 6S using a cheap 150amp ESC will still run 50+mph easily. Stays on the water and plenty fast. You can always power up later but staying conservative will make it easier to set up and prop correctly. You need a 180 + oz of torque servo to steer. https://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pr...od=pow-lw-20mg (minimum)
    Hope this helps.
    Mic
    So this 36" would be fine
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/283440760243

    I would be running 2 or 4 3s packs, I have 6 5200mah 50c ones I can use

    So 6s if I had to go that route 2x2 if I need more capacity (which I probably will)

    What would I need to mount the outboard though?

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    Where can you find a 36" Vision?
    Dumas Air Boat OS 25 nitro, Dumas Air Boat Brushless, Midwest Lobster Boat, AQ Lucas Oil Cat, Dumas Hot Shot IV Proboat outboard, Delta Force Cyber Storm 33

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    https://mlboatworksrc.com/shop?olsPa...ace-tunnel-hul
    MLBoatworks bought the molds and is building Visions.
    Mic

    Mic Halbrehder
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    Thanks! I didn't realize it was theirs. I ran the race at Brandon in FL. I won a raffle prize. It was a PTI PX-335 Tunnel Kit.
    Dumas Air Boat OS 25 nitro, Dumas Air Boat Brushless, Midwest Lobster Boat, AQ Lucas Oil Cat, Dumas Hot Shot IV Proboat outboard, Delta Force Cyber Storm 33

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