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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Kingfisher by Norstar upgrades
Kingfisher by Norstar upgrades
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 193
21st Dec 2018 15:07  
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The original design placed the motor near the windscreen; using direct drive. The new design moves the C/G; provides a shorter prop shaft; and a lighter boat.

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Forum Posts: 65
25th Dec 2018 10:28  
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Ron Great to hear about this. I had a Kingfisher in 1972, powered by a DC Sabre 1.49 marine diesel. The engine was mounted just aft of the windscreen and it needed a a lot of ballast . With such a small engine and the additional weight the performance was mediocre.
Is this kit in production again? If it is I might build one . Maybe this time I will fit a brushless running on lipos .
This will give the model the performance it deserves.


Dave Keech
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 36
27th Dec 2018 07:55  
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Nice looking setup. I see you have a belt drive, I like that. I have tryed to set one up but had some problems with the the belt slipping off. I was using a neoprene O ring and plastic pulleys. Have you had any trouble with yours?
Regards, Joe

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 193
27th Dec 2018 13:40  
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Hi Joe, Happy New Year. We have a frozen lake here in Ontario and this set up will be first tried out in the spring. This motor pulley system was recommended to me. Will keep you posted.