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Old 02-18-2018, 09:00 PM   #301
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Cage all welded up and painted out. Reinstalled and started adding some led lights.

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Old 02-18-2018, 09:03 PM   #302
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It just keeps getting better.

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Old 02-18-2018, 09:31 PM   #303
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Except for wiring this boat is pretty well done. Time to get busy on mine. I've got all of the motor mount pieces cut. Probably make some progress on #2 tomorrow.

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Old 02-18-2018, 09:34 PM   #304
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Couple more pics.

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Old 02-19-2018, 06:38 PM   #305
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Uh ohh a deck accidentally happened.

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Old 02-21-2018, 02:32 AM   #306
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I probably missed it, but are y'all going to be running lights off the front also for bowfishing?
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:06 AM   #307
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I probably missed it, but are y'all going to be running lights off the front also for bowfishing?
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:01 PM   #308
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About to put the slick'em on my hull.

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Old 02-24-2018, 04:18 PM   #309
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Taped off

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Old 02-24-2018, 04:51 PM   #310
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First coat

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Old 02-24-2018, 05:40 PM   #311
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Done

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Old 02-24-2018, 05:47 PM   #312
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That looks good! Wish I had some mad skills like you!
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:46 PM   #313
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Getting the motor mount in today.


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Old 02-28-2018, 07:36 PM   #314
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We just happened to have a new 15 hp laying around. Going to try it and see if it'll plane out. It'll have a 22hp for our trip. Cage all laid our.

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Old 03-04-2018, 05:15 PM   #315
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Cage coming together.

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Old 03-05-2018, 12:07 PM   #316
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Nice set up for a couple of guys.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:12 PM   #317
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Welding galvanized pipe makes some fireworks.

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Old 03-05-2018, 08:01 PM   #318
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Look-n good.
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:02 PM   #319
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We have a rudder

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Old 03-06-2018, 11:49 AM   #320
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Man I like this thread.

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Old 03-06-2018, 11:55 AM   #321
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True craftsman for sure.
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:13 PM   #322
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Still a lot of welding to do. Most of the cage is only tacked together. My Prop and all of the wiring components for both boats will be here in a few days.

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Old 03-06-2018, 12:18 PM   #323
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Wow.. what a great Build. Props to you guys,, great work!!!
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:45 PM   #324
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You guys obviously know what you are doing...but it sure seems like that motor stand is gonna put a lot of leverage and torque on the floor runners where it's attached if you have to go high throttle with some "resistance"? Does the seat stand share some of it, or distribute it?
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:29 AM   #325
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I am building a shop at my house this year. As soon as I have it up, i'm building one of these.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:56 AM   #326
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You guys obviously know what you are doing...but it sure seems like that motor stand is gonna put a lot of leverage and torque on the floor runners where it's attached if you have to go high throttle with some "resistance"? Does the seat stand share some of it, or distribute it?
Motor stand/cage is attached to gunnels, transom and floor. At floor it is attached to doubled floor braces via 24 inch feet.

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Old 03-07-2018, 12:44 PM   #327
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motor mount is also braced as a part of the cage.
I have ran a similar setup for years on a flounder rig no problem
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:04 PM   #328
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I should have known you'd thought of it.


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Old 03-07-2018, 02:12 PM   #329
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No problem
Ill listen to anyone's ideals, It always gives me a different view and new ideals.
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:28 PM   #330
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I'm late... but I'm in. Awesome build!
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:36 PM   #331
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Took a week off for a javelina hunt. Got home and had a prop waiting on us. Progress can now resume.

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Old 03-19-2018, 10:47 PM   #332
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Number 2 is alive. Same prop as the other but dropped to 8 degrees of pitch because we had a 15hp laying around. If it doesn't work I'll buy a set of 12 degree pitch blocks and a 22hp.

https://youtu.be/KDpY8BgzIHQ

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Old 03-20-2018, 09:02 PM   #333
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Steering linkage and seat done. Going to put the wire on the cage tomorrow and go test her out.

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Old 03-21-2018, 08:40 AM   #334
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This thing is so cool.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:46 AM   #335
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In for the maiden voyage video...
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:20 PM   #336
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Cage going on.

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Old 03-21-2018, 07:21 PM   #337
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In for the maiden voyage video...
First one has already went. Video up 20-30 back

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Old 03-21-2018, 09:12 PM   #338
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Cage on. Need to finish welding out, a little grinding and some paint.

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Old 03-21-2018, 09:21 PM   #339
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First one has already went. Video up 20-30 back

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Yes Sir, I saw it and am anxiously awaiting for the video on this boat. I was curious as to the weight difference between this boat and that one. I have seen how much power to weight ratio can effect a airboat's speed.
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Old 03-23-2018, 03:39 PM   #340
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Nice work!

But, after reviewing your pictures, I have to wonder, when did my dog start hanging out in your garage?

I don't have a great picture handy, but here's "my" dog at your garage, and then here he is at my house, working on a chew toy or something.

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Old 03-24-2018, 06:38 AM   #341
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If your dogs name is Maggy May that would be some twilight zone stuff. They are colored exactly the same.

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Old 03-24-2018, 07:03 AM   #342
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Neat stuff - this is like an erector set project. I can’t wait to see the finished results!
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:43 PM   #343
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Got some more stuff in.

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:21 PM   #344
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Most of the wiring done. Everything on the boats is LEDs.

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Old 04-14-2018, 12:30 PM   #345
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How's the boats been running?

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Old 04-15-2018, 08:04 AM   #346
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How's the boats been running?

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Not at the moment. Work has been killing me and Ronnie has been busy also. First boat is done. Still need to wire mine.

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Old 04-24-2018, 03:20 PM   #347
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:25 PM   #348
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We need more updates!!!
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:10 PM   #349
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Awesome build, Fellas! Do you mind sharing where you purchased the aluminum sheet?


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Old 05-31-2018, 10:24 PM   #350
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Where we at on these?
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