Well i knew it was going too happen very soon an i think i am going to have to control myself with the throttle from now on but an awesome speed run turned into a spectacular electronics meltdown.
This boat is stock except for the the ESC and cooling upgrades.
Well i think the water cooling worked just fine because the thermal shut-down didn't cut in (or things happened so fast it didn't have time to cut in) but my ESC now looks like this:
And i believe a lot of spartan owners have been through this sort of mess before. Thankfully it didn't destroy anything else. It melted a bit of the tray but it has not wrecked the structural integrity of it or distorted it or anything. Other than that there is that rotten smell of burnt electronics that will remain with my boat for ever to remind me of the day that a couple of kids had to swim out to get my boat only to yell out that it "Smelled bad and had smoke coming out of it".!!
Now enough of explaining and telling my story. Too the question:
What ESC should i go now. I think i want something around the 200amp or bigger. I reckon i will end up destroying a 180amp as well. The Castle Hydra ICE XL 240amp looks like a good option but it is discontinued from what i can see. Looks like the swordfish/Heifi stuff is where i am going to have to go and i wanted a built in BEC because that would be just another thing to waterproof. One i can find is: Swordfish 220amp PRO PLUS 2-6s Data logger.
What do you people recommend?