Gas Boat Racing Checklist

 

If the boat was not swamped:

 

Turn off receiver then transmitter.
Return frequency pin if used.

Take everything back to your pits. Don’t leave anything.
Drain all water from hull
Flip boat upside down.
Check hull bottom, turn fin, trim tabs, rudder, (shaft tube),strut, prop, drive dog and prop nut.
Flip boat right side up.
Wipe out boat and check all screws and nuts for missing or loose.
Check rudder linkage.
Look at pushrods and seals.
Check shaft tube.
Check fuel lines.
Check Pipe O-rings.

Check pipe clamp and mount.
Fill fuel tank
Every other heat- Grease shaft and strut.
Be sure shaft is all the way in and collet is tight.
Cover boat (tank and radio box).

  

If the boat was swamped- 

Turn off receiver then transmitter.
Return frequency pin if used.
Take everything back to your pits. Don’t leave anything.
Drain all water from hull

Remove plug.
Drain engine and pipe.
Hold rag over plug hole.
Pull starter to remove all water.
Drain fuel tank (not needed with fuel cell or IV bag).
Refill fuel tank.
Dry off plug.
Fire engine and idle until warm.
Flip boat upside down.
Check hull bottom, turn fin, trim tabs, rudder, (shaft tube), strut, prop, drive dog and prop nut.
Flip boat right side up.
Wipe out boat and check all screws and nuts for missing or loose.
Check rudder linkage.
Look at pushrods and seals.
Check shaft tube.
Check fuel lines.
Check Pipe O-rings.

Check pipe clamp and mount.
Every other heat- Grease shaft and strut.
Be sure shaft is all the way in and collet is tight.
Cover boat (tank and radio box).

 

Just before your heat-

Make sure you have the correct frequency pin if required
Make sure the transmitter is on the right model
Check for full tank
Be sure prop is clear
Pre-fire engine and allow to idle for 5-10 seconds.

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