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Old     (petertjr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-03-2005, 5:26 AM Reply   
My and my friends really want to get a blackbox this summer, but theres no way we are paying $2000 US plus shipping, border taxes etc.

Has anyone been successful in building one?
Old     (petertjr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-03-2005, 6:05 AM Reply   
lol, i suck, sorry

ME* and my friends
Old     (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-03-2005, 6:05 AM Reply   
Sure, you could build one. Basically it's the drivetrain from a gocart, with a spool to wind line instead of a set of wheels on the axel. I would say at best, buying new stuff and welding up a frame you will have at least $1000 in it.

Eric
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-03-2005, 10:45 AM Reply   
I was thinking about using one of my honda 70's myself actually.

I want to take an extra rim and create a spool with it. Then replace the rear tire with the spool and mount a stand to the frame that flips out underneath it to lift the rear spool/tire off the ground. Then you just gotta find a solid object to tied down to, and figure out the speed thing. Probably give it a go this winter when I have time.
Old     (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       11-03-2005, 11:20 AM Reply   
Problem is the winch needs to be secured to something really heavy otherwise it won't pull you up...it's more likely to reel itself back to you. That's why you see it trailer hit mounted and chained to forklifts etc. I think someone tried the atv thing and decided the ATV was too unstable while getting the rider up on plane.
Old     (hypoxic_films)      Join Date: Dec 2003       11-03-2005, 2:07 PM Reply   
Its really easy to secure ours to the ground. $2000 includes shipping by the way.

Thanks

Danny Turner
HYPOXIC FILMS
hypoxicfilms.com
hypoxicfilms.com/blackbox
1-877-HYPOXIC
Old     (dr_inc)      Join Date: Mar 2005       11-03-2005, 2:12 PM Reply   
super easy to build.. im building mine right now from a 8HP briggs and strat.. some square tubeing and a little know how...i just need 200 feet of rope now
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       11-03-2005, 2:25 PM Reply   
200 feet of rope???

That's a short run!
Old     (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       11-03-2005, 2:43 PM Reply   
my friends and I. could not resist. good luck with your project. and you might want more than 200 ft of rope.
Old     (petertjr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-04-2005, 4:51 AM Reply   
Would a 49cc pocket bike engine work, or would if not have enough power
Old    bullet_tower            11-04-2005, 8:51 AM Reply   
Bullet Tower could hook you up with one like Thomas's rewind for about $1500.00
Old     (sethenol)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-04-2005, 12:20 PM Reply   
What happened with the contest to win a blackbox?
Is that over? Who won?

$2000 isn't that bad of a price compared to a boat payment, maintenace costs, and gas prices.

I want to buy one but if I can covert my lawn mower or something then sure I would rather save the money. It would depend on how good of a warranty you get from blackbox.
Old     (petertjr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-04-2005, 12:57 PM Reply   
How much power do you think the engine needs to have?

Cause i have a pocket bike which is a 49cc. i wonder if it would pull you out of the water.

I have a feeling no, but maybe if i don't start deep?
Old     (hypoxic_films)      Join Date: Dec 2003       11-04-2005, 2:05 PM Reply   
The contest is still going on. You have till Dec. 1st to get your vote in for your vavorite HYPOXIC rider.

Thanks

Danny Turner
HYPOXIC FILMS
hypoxicfilms.com
1-877-HYPOXIC
Old     (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       11-04-2005, 5:08 PM Reply   
I have never seen one operated, is there a throttle slide hand control, or just a on/off button with the motor tuned to speed? Kinda curious how the whole contraption is controlled.



Old     (wakebud3389)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-04-2005, 7:27 PM Reply   
The black box has a 6hp. That doesnt seem like alot of power. Does it have a special gearing that gives it the power it needs to pull.
Old     (hypoxic_films)      Join Date: Dec 2003       11-04-2005, 7:37 PM Reply   
Well to be exact its got a 6.5 hp and yes its in the gearing. Sure we could slap a 10hp motor on there if you want it heavier and louder. Your call.

Danny Turner
HYPOXIC FILMS
hypoxicfilms.com
1-877-HYPOXIC
Old     (wakebud3389)      Join Date: Oct 2005       11-04-2005, 7:54 PM Reply   
How do you have the gearing set?
Old    bullet_tower            11-05-2005, 8:20 AM Reply   
Well if we gave up that info we would all be building them now wouldnt we!
Old     (petertjr)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-05-2005, 8:23 PM Reply   
i think i'm gonna sell my pocket bike and just buy a 8hp engine on ebay, there are some going for less than $300, and my buddy has a shop where we can build a frame etc. Should be more than enough power.
Old    drewsky24            11-05-2005, 11:33 PM Reply   
I saw a home made winch on ebay, before
Old     (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       11-06-2005, 5:56 AM Reply   
i could swear the original ad for that contest said the winner would be announced in october?

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