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    First run - water in hull

    Got my boat earlier today.

    I just took it out doe it's first run. After my run, I noticed some water in my hull. I dumped it out and I'm letting it dry out.

    Is this a normal thing? What can I do to fix it?

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    Normally it is the cooling jacket on the motor. Buy a new upgraded one that doesn't leak. Most stock ones leak.


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    Thanks, I will order one. Any other things I can do to limit the amount of water getting in?

    Also, I was running dual 2s 5000mah 40c lipos. What kind if run time should I be getting?

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    Use some tape around the hatch when u put it on


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    What kind of tape? On put it on when the hatch is on?

    Also, I don't see an aluminum water jacket from Traxxas.

    Sent you a PM.

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    Traxxas doesn't make one. Out the hatch on then seal the gap with the tape. Offshore electronics I believe has one that fits.


    E-Maxx. Spartan. 4x4 slash. 2x4 slash x 3. Mini revo and summit
    E-Maxx kershaw 700`s 4x2 slash 4x4 slash vxl

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    i get a little water in mine and i've only have had it for 3 weeks now and have had it out 3 times with each time put 3 sets of packs through it.before i even put mine in the water i did the dual water inlet/outlet from OSE.( off shore electronics) but i actually got mine off flebay for 128.00 shipped.it came with the dual inlet rudder,motor cooling canister,dual water outlet,all the hose and a rear back splash to help not get water in the boat while reversing.i also bought the octura x442 prop and added another set of battery straps so i can move my batteries around much easier.i also ordered from kintec a roll of waterproof foan to put around the hull where the hatch sits to help water proof it.oh and btw how much water was it? alls i get is about a table spoon or so each run

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    Yea I'm going to have to look into getting some of that stuff.

    I had more than a table spoon. I had enough to coat the bottom of the hull.

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    did you do any reversing? that'll let a fair amount of water in the boat.i just flip mine over every time the batteries die and dump the water out before the next set of batteries.but yeah i would definitely do the dual water inlet that way the esc and motor both get fresh cool water.and its most likely the bag around the motor that's getting most of the water in there.

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    I did some reversing. Is there a spot in the back of the boat that I can seal better? Maybe the rear of the boat where the hatch meets the hull?

    I will be ordering an aluminum water jacket today.

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    if you can order the whole kit like i did.the backslash that comes with it helps to prevent water from getting in while reversing
    http://benchmarkrc.com/cooling_parts...rades_kit.html

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