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Wild Bill wrote:Should be far enough away with glass, lookin great!
Thanks! I'm just wondering if running headers like that will reduce performance. I mean you gotta figure it's a small engine, and I want to try to keep the torque where it needs to be.
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Should make yourself some upstacks...............



How long has your spruce goose been sitting on the ground, might get some termite damage...........

Like your get it done style
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Junker wrote:Should make yourself some upstacks...............



How long has your spruce goose been sitting on the ground, might get some termite damage...........

Like your get it done style
Thanks Junker. It's been on the ground since last weekend. The termites (if their are any) would have trouble chewing through 2 layers of fiberglass I am almost sure. And I thought about upstacks, but, a buddy of mine talked me out of it.
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With upstacks you could hang sum o'dat boudain frum da cage an av sumtin to ate win ya git ta camp....................
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Junker wrote:With upstacks you could hang sum o'dat boudain frum da cage an av sumtin to ate win ya git ta camp....................
Mais weh! I'll just hang dat off dat engine stan nex to da hedder der.
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I've spent a lot of time in Lacombe and Lake Charles working on FAA sites..........of all places I go in this country LA has some of the friendliest people I've run into........
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Didja get anything accomplished today, Kajun?
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No Rad. It rained all day.
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That sucks. Kinda like my luck. I could be finished in 1 day if my parts would ever get here. And wont know for another 2 hrs weather my cam kit has shipped or not
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I am getting closer. I have the cage fitted and the rudders in place. They ended up being a little closer to the hub than I wanted, but I think 5 inches will be fine. This boat is not near as heavy as I thought it would be. With the engine mounted I am still able to pick up one side of the boat. I can't flip it, but I can still pick it up. crazycoonass was there with me yesterday and he can vouch for it.
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Looking damn good!
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Just a reminder to everyone watching. This is a BACKYARD build. No special tools. I even made my own jig to bend my cage hoops. If I can do it, just about anyone else can. I started this build in November of last year and I am getting close to being finished. If anyone wants any help or advice to build their own all you have to do is PM me.
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Boat is looking good indeed. Looks pretty light too!
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Russ, it's very light. I can pick it up (partially). One side anyway. How it will hold up will be another story. I am hoping to be able to throw the gas to it from where it lies and it takes off. I will know soon enough.
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I think I read in another post it's around 500lbs total?

if so, thinking you only need around 300 lbs thrust to get it to move pretty well on dry. So, around 80hp or so?

Sure looks good to me, you've done good work in the back yard!
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OneBFC wrote:I think I read in another post it's around 500lbs total?

if so, thinking you only need around 300 lbs thrust to get it to move pretty well on dry. So, around 80hp or so?

Sure looks good to me, you've done good work in the back yard!
Yep, 500lbs is a rough estimate. Maybe a little more, but it isn't much. I've got 115hp hanging on the back so it should do well. If not run dry, it will be close.
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How can you tell if theres a leak ?
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You should be proud. Can't wait to see vids. Bet ya got a bunch of people on here thinkin. I know I am
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cflacowboy001 wrote:How can you tell if theres a leak ?
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If it has a leak, it will only leak into that chamber. There are 18 seperate chambers in this hull. The 3 on each side are sealed. The rest all tie into each other. Even if i pop a hole in it it still should float.
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You also have plugs on the rear to drain don't you? If I remember correctly
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I was just curious . I know that water logged wood gets real heavy . that little boat will be a blast , have fun with it !
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cflacowboy001 wrote:I was just curious . I know that water logged wood gets real heavy . that little will be a blast , have fun with it !
Yes waterlogged wood does get heavy, but, its all sealed with glass. All good.


Comanche-pup wrote:You also have plugs on the rear to drain don't you? If I remember correctly

Not yet CP, but once it hits the water it will.
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Can't wait to see the video! :cheers:

My O 470 jugs were on the bench ready to assemble and install and then I broke the crank In my 454 ski boat. No problem, my wife let me work on it after my 12 hour work days so I could get it done in 5 days. :roll: was tired but happy.

Your making better progress than me! Keep up the good work!
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is this then end of the build i looked all over and cant seem to find ...anyone know how it turned out running wise ?
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