Re: New pictures of my build...FIXED IT!
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:46 pm
Looks neat to me! Only thing that pops into my head is it's a lot shorter than I imagined. Love the look...how long before you float it?
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I'm putting a 3' grass rake on it............don't know when I will float it.OneBFC wrote:Looks neat to me! Only thing that pops into my head is it's a lot shorter than I imagined. Love the look...how long before you float it?
The cap is still not glassed yet. That will be done this weekend along with the grass rake. It will add approximately another 50 pounds to it. Right now, it only weighs 200 pounds. 2 of us can lift it with ease. So, even after the grass rake and final glassing the hull should not weigh more than 250 to 275. Beings I am using all EMT for the rigging (other than my 2 hoops which will be tubing) the entire boat, even adding the 244 lb engine should weigh around 600 to 650 lbs. I will get a final weight on the rig when it is built.HVGator wrote:Did you ever get a final weight of the hull after glassing it in?
Nice looking boat, hope its rides as good as it looks.
Don't you have the little blue hull with the vw engine?just bill wrote:IT sure is lookin good...I know four me the building part was most of the fun..Bill
The engine build will be another story.Wild Bill wrote:Your just going to lose it now. Get off your boat to take a pee and turn back around.. Wheres my boat?
Lets see if you can get that engine built now!
Well if I ain't mistaken you live down the road from me in Avery Island right? When you want to start, I would be more than happy to give you a hand. I have these images in my head of how I want it to look, so far so good.LukeM wrote:That is absolutely amazing bud. Keep em coming. It seriously makes me wanna try lol
Thanks RickMc. I'm gonna shoot Bob an email and give him all mods made, maybe he could sell the plans as the "Lake Buggy Pro".RickMc wrote:Hey man , hull looks awsome , major improvement on the original design . The original was set up for the first time home builder (like me) your rendition looks like the pro varition . I cant wait for the finished product .Keep up the good work .
Give it hell Rick
I have all the receipts pipedog. But, I haven't added it all up. A guesstimate is about 1500 to 2000 maybe. Probably less but I am going a little higher. When I get to the point of registration, I will post the costs.pipedog wrote:Hey kajun did you keep track of the cost of materials to build that hull? I know you got lots of man hours in it, but building one yourself like that would be a inexpensive way to get into airboating! That hull does look very stable, you sure your not sitting on the bottom?? Just messin with ya!! Looks AWSOME!
I know it. And I'm 6' tall. 200 lbs as of this past Saturday. I put my girlfriend on the corner with me and it barely moved. She weighs 95 lbs. So I guess if it can handle 295 on either corner, 244 in the center should be a breeze. I tell ya' it floats so high that it liked to got away from me when I went to step on it. Or, that could have been a little intoxication.Comanche-pup wrote:Looks a lot bigger in water with you on it!