Other Building a Textreme Hybrid Rickter XFR-LT... maybe, probably, likely, hopefully!

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I aligned with out the couplers on the pipe for a while (best visual on angles) but eventually caved and put them on. This is the waterbox, tank, and pipe locations in rearward most motor mount.




Now the motor is slide to the forward most mount (simulating both RRP spacers). You can see the WB to pipe gap for reference.





The closeness to the tanks caused concern so I bolted the FW cover back on to check.
 
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After straightening up the tank, I was able to move it forward some more and find the sweet spot where nothing would hit anything with good clearances in and motor position. Still, I will turf and pad everything :)



It was too late to go find carbon, resin, and mix up glue. I decided to stop rushing (reminding myself I have time) and went to play with my ebox mount ideas. I still am seeing mixed feedback on drilling through the side of the hull to mount he ebox. I'm not comfortable with it. Some "big builders" do while some don't. Also not all Rickter layups are the same. The thinnest part of my entire hull is right where you would drill to mount a ebox.

Check these out everything from McMaster. Thoughts? Will they hold? They claim 50lbs each. I bought a variety, but after checking things, I'll have to use the single stud ones. I will also obviously have to cut the studs down. These UFOs are 1/4-20 and the nuts are .25 tall so they grab 5 threads. I've used these without the rubber mounts to hold the fuel pump to my other ski for 3 years with no issue. I hope it will hold the ebox!
 

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Don't drill through the hull for the ebox. I did it on my XFR and regret it. My ebox is secure there but there are other options.

My Edge has a Rickter total loss internal mount (some carbon mount) with SJ ebox brackets that my ebox is mounted to, all without any holes in the hull.

Up to you, but I'd try to avoid any additional holes.
 
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something wrong with that coupler !!!!! send it back !
Yeah I'm debating keeping it. I have a full set of OEMs on hand and half set of cold fusions.

Of your ebox has the 3 bosses, you can tap threads and bolt the bracket to the box and then use the 2 ends as the mounting locations to the hull.
Shut the front door! I'm going to have to look at that setup and see if I prefer it. Good tip, thanks!
 
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