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  Quote beroys Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Water cooled in salt water?
    Posted: 29/Jun/2010 at 1:23pm
Hi,
I'm thinking of buying one of the water cooled power boats that HK is selling.
But where I'm going to run the boat it is salt water. I don't think the material in the cooling system can handle salt water, the metal that will be in contact with the sea water.
Has anybody any experience with running this boats in salt water?
What if I run fresh water true the system after each run, would the work?

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  Quote Mustang Sally Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/Jun/2010 at 2:39pm
It's the same with 1/1 engines in the saltwater, it's not good for it. But flushing with freshwater helps a lot. Keep the metals clean and use a good polish to protect.
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  Quote Mattyc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/Jun/2010 at 4:19am
it will be fine, just wash the boat down with "Salt away" a wash that disolves salt, I also flush it through the cooling system of my boats
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  Quote biggfol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/Jul/2010 at 12:36pm
+1 on the Salt Away wash works a treat.
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  Quote club17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/Feb/2012 at 12:13pm
How to you flush the cooling system.
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  Quote captn grinell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/Feb/2012 at 12:39pm
Just use your garden hose.Turn it on slow you only need a trickle of water , place the end over the water outlet in the side of the boat . This will back flush the cooling system.DO NOT use too much pressure or you may blow the hoses off inside the boat.
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  Quote club17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/Mar/2012 at 5:13pm
How about a hand fuel pump used for rc cars. Would that work.

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  Quote keel1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04/Mar/2012 at 3:57am
Beroys,
Hi the cooling system is not really your main worry. When running in salt the residue can get into all parts of the boat .....rudder hinges, main motor bearings, circut boards in the receiver and the ESC. It is ok to run them in salt as long as you are aware and clean and maintain the crat after each run. A word of caution , if you don't run the boat for a while double check the receiver and ESC and make sure that there is no corrosion buildup before you plug in your battery. Lift them out of the boat and check underneath, the reason I say this is the power can short and at worst cause a fire.
But enough of all the bad stuff I run mine in salt at times and have a blast. So good luck.

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  Quote Crashncal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/Apr/2012 at 1:52am
BE sure you flush it, electronics do not last long in a salt water environment
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  Quote trevpez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/Apr/2012 at 4:29pm
I use the salt away with a very large syringe fitted with the correct size tube.I then follow up with WD40 then a light squirt with the air blower.I've been running in salt water for a year or so.But do it straight after use DON'T EVER put them away without doing it!!!!
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