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>> Home > Forum > Building Related > Motor mounting
Motor mounting
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 127
23rd Jul 2017 04:16  
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Well there I was with the Kingfisher motoring along on the pond when it suddenly lost power, nothing??? No forward no reverse. I could give the motor forward and reverse but no reaction. Fortunately the breeze blew the boat into shore along with me using the rudder control.

Upon landing and a cursory inspection I saw that the universal nylon had broken off at the metal connection. But, upon the workbench it was discovered the motor mount had come off the hull structure. It was just totally free, it lifted right out of the hull after removing the speed control connectors.

Maybe, it is time to replace the geared motor to a direct drive. Any suggestions? I use brushed motors.

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Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 279
23rd Jul 2017 10:04  
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Well Grandpa, as you I only have brushed motors in my fleet. Your boat looks to be about 2.5 to 3 feet. My preference would be a 600 unit. With 30mm prop. Best wishes Colin.

Fair winds and calm waters,