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Old 08-30-2017, 09:55 PM   #201
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Video? Can i have some tuna!
If you are ever around the Waco area let me know. I've got more tuna than I can eat.

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Old 08-30-2017, 09:58 PM   #202
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For a small creek
These are being built to run the Brazos from Waco to Marlin to Highbank.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:55 PM   #203
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Where we at on this?
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:14 PM   #204
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:26 AM   #205
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Having too much fun to come back and update!
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:41 AM   #206
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Its ready to run. Just have to find time to go test it. Between work and trying to ready for deer season we havent had time to go run it.

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Old 09-18-2017, 07:07 AM   #207
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5 pages and 22K views.....we need to see this micro fan running!!
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:07 PM   #208
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Put some of those pics on your facebook page bro...
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:26 PM   #209
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:19 PM   #210
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We need to see this thing in action!
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:04 PM   #211
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This thing ever get operational?
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:56 PM   #212
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Bump

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Old 02-01-2018, 02:29 PM   #213
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Hopefully tomorrow or Saturday going to take her out for a test run.

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Old 02-01-2018, 02:35 PM   #214
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:46 PM   #215
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Nice!
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:48 PM   #216
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Nice. Hopefully the next two weeks or so I can start working on mine again.


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Old 02-01-2018, 02:59 PM   #217
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Not a lot of progress tonight. Lot of fitting. 2 inch pipe nose piece in, squared hull up and started bending floor braces. Got one rub rail laid out.



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Not to get off subject, but are you using Eastwood 175 set up with their spool gun? Have looked into them and read good reviews. Just seeing if it is plenty good for a novice.
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:05 PM   #218
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Awesome send us the vid once you get er out on the water!!! ive been waiting for this as many other have, looks great and i want one !
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Old 02-01-2018, 03:11 PM   #219
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Not to get off subject, but are you using Eastwood 175 set up with their spool gun? Have looked into them and read good reviews. Just seeing if it is plenty good for a novice.
It is not Miller but has worked well for this project. It comes with a spool gun.

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Old 02-01-2018, 08:21 PM   #220
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Hey, he has been working on it. Unlike my boat project that has just been sitting. Looks good. Good luck on the launch.

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Old 02-01-2018, 08:33 PM   #221
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:23 PM   #222
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Y'all may think we are crazy, but if they work the way we believe they will we are planning on running them from the dam on the Brazos at Waco all the way to salt water. It'll take atleast a couple of resupplies but it should be doable. 450 miles give or take. Shooting for July or August to start. Going to order aluminum tomorrow for mine. Now that we have the plans worked out should be able to build the other one in a couple of weeks. Just need an engine and prop.

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Old 02-02-2018, 12:20 AM   #223
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Can't wait to see that, these little airboats are pretty sweet.

Any thoughts if it'll have enough power to run dry?

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Old 02-02-2018, 06:24 AM   #224
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Can't wait to see that, these little airboats are pretty sweet.

Any thoughts if it'll have enough power to run dry?

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They won't run dry.

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Old 02-02-2018, 09:44 AM   #225
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They won't run dry.

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Do you think it's a weight vs power issue, or do you think it's a friction issue? Curious about Polly on the bottom and what it would do.


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Old 02-02-2018, 09:46 AM   #226
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Polly is too heavy on minis. We are going to use a friction coating though.

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Old 02-02-2018, 10:06 AM   #227
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Do you think it's a weight vs power issue, or do you think it's a friction issue? Curious about Polly on the bottom and what it would do.


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Weight vs power vs friction

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Old 02-02-2018, 10:10 AM   #228
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Weight vs power vs friction

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How heavy does your boat weigh? I know with my wood one the whole thing weighs at least 150. I designed a way, to where if I did my math right it could have a poly bottom and weigh closer to 90 depending on motor weight.


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Old 02-02-2018, 10:40 AM   #229
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Hull weighs 118 pounds

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Old 02-02-2018, 10:48 AM   #230
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one of the coolest builds on here, I wish I had the skills to undertake something like this.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:02 PM   #231
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I know you probably mentioned it early on, but what HP motor are you running? Would a 35hp be enough, or too much?
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:37 PM   #232
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35 would be plenty. We are running 22.

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Old 02-02-2018, 01:39 PM   #233
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Get with these guys. They'll design your prop for exactly what will work best for your application.

http://www.competitionaircraft.com

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Old 02-02-2018, 01:51 PM   #234
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Polly is too heavy on minis. We are going to use a friction coating though.

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What kind of friction coating? You see I got this new non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant my company has been working on. It creates a surface 500 times more slippery than any cooking oil.






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Old 02-02-2018, 01:52 PM   #235
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What kind of friction coating? You see I got this new non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant my company has been working on. It creates a surface 500 times more slippery than any cooking oil.






Frog Spit or Gator Glide

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Old 02-02-2018, 01:56 PM   #236
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What kind of friction coating? You see I got this new non-caloric silicon-based kitchen lubricant my company has been working on. It creates a surface 500 times more slippery than any cooking oil.






Good luck with that Clark...BTW #%$^ers full!

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Do you think that a 12' with a 35hp would be sufficient for two people?
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:32 PM   #238
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I would go 4 or 5 x 10.

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Old 02-02-2018, 02:48 PM   #239
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Get with these guys. They'll design your prop for exactly what will work best for your application.

http://www.competitionaircraft.com

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We are running a 42 inch 3 blade Ultra prop with 12 degree pitch blocks.

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Old 02-04-2018, 11:39 AM   #240
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Headed our to see what she'll do.

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She worked very well. Now tear it down for paint and bottom coating.

https://youtu.be/aFlZCY9FrJQ

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She worked very well. Now tear it down for paint and bottom coating.

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Old 02-04-2018, 03:25 PM   #243
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No ran beside it with a Ranger. Topped out about 30mph.

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No ran beside it with a Ranger. Topped out about 30mph.

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That's pretty dang good!


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That's pretty dang good!


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What was really surprising is how fast it'll get on plane. In shallow water it'll plane out in 15 feet or so.

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What was really surprising is how fast it'll get on plane. In shallow water it'll plane out in 15 feet or so.

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Interested in seeing how mine goes. I was going to be surprised with 20ish mph.


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Old 02-05-2018, 05:25 AM   #247
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Very cool!
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:31 AM   #248
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That is awesome!!
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:15 AM   #249
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Going today to order 2 more sheets to start mine now.

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Great thread and appreciate you letting us tag along. This thread sure has me thinking.


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