Still a project

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oldstuckinthemud
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Still a project

Postby oldstuckinthemud » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:35 pm


Just because I don't talk about it doesn't mean I'm not working on it.
Every peace has to be hand fabricated in my back yard and shop with a metric crescent wrench hack saw, and hammer.
It TAKES FOR EVER !
I put in some seats and added some support to the sides to carry the motor and drive.
I have a wooden 64" prop , used, coming .
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I imposed the motor and prop on to a Hull picture to kinda see where I'm heading


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Hit the gas and pray
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Re: Still a project

Postby oldstuckinthemud » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:54 pm




I flipped the Waterbug hull bottom side up to work on the hulls.
I added some more bridging and cross support.


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Then I took some 20 gauge cold roll and bent it to shape and added a small trim tab to the bottom and back of the hulls.
The cold roll is to help stop sharp ice/rocks and it slides better then Aluminum. The lip is to "Brake" the water like a drip edge on your roof.



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I'll add three ,four inch by 1/2 inch hdpe plastic to each cat to make it slide even better .


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I'll paint the aluminum with a rubberized paint before permanently attaching the sheet. Then I plan to coat the cold roll with "Gaiter Glide" before the plastic to make it slid as easy as I can.
One day I'll put a motor on this thing...
Hit the gas and pray
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Re: Still a project

Postby oldstuckinthemud » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:47 pm

Well I got all the metals prepped for paint.
Painted the underside of the sheet and the Aluminum part under the sheet with rubber truck undercoating.
Then I painted 3 layers of Gaiter glide, slick paint .
Next is the HDPE.
Hit the gas and pray

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