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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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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?
I'm putting a 3' grass rake on it............don't know when I will float it.
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looks good .awesome job cant wait to see final pics or even vids
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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.
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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.
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.

I hope it rides good also. Only time will tell.
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IT sure is lookin good...I know four me the building part was most of the fun..Bill
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just bill wrote:IT sure is lookin good...I know four me the building part was most of the fun..Bill
Don't you have the little blue hull with the vw engine?
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Blue hull.Yes. mak'in it bigger now. And it's a cuyuna engine..460f 45. Bill
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Painted the boat today, I used some Valspar anti slip paint for the deck then finished it off with Reelfoot stencils. It kinda looks like a log stuck in some grass. Or a turd stuck in some grass. Or a camouflaged turd.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Your just going to lose it now. Get off your boat to take a pee and turn back around.. Wheres my boat? :lol:

Lets see if you can get that engine built now! :drunken:
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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? :lol:

Lets see if you can get that engine built now! :drunken:
:lol: :lol: :lol: The engine build will be another story.
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Started on my engine stand today. Getting the engine level and square to the stand is another story.
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That is absolutely amazing bud. Keep em coming. It seriously makes me wanna try lol
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LukeM wrote:That is absolutely amazing bud. Keep em coming. It seriously makes me wanna try lol
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.
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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 .
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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
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". :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Well, it floats. It's stable as all get out.....
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And, unfortunately, this is me and all my ugliness........
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Looks a lot bigger in water with you on it!
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Looks a lil barren. lol Better get with it, Kajun. Gonna be trip time before too long.
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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?? :lol: Just messin with ya!! Looks AWSOME!
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Got the Coor's can and all! Good job!
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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?? :lol: Just messin with ya!! Looks AWSOME!
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.
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Comanche-pup wrote:Looks a lot bigger in water with you on it!
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. :drunken:
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Ordered my prop today. 70" (3) Blade Warp Drive with HP hub. Should have it in about 3 weeks. I still haven't figured out how I am going to build up my starter boss yet. Maybe a 1/2 gallon of JB Weld will do.
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Even Noah said them damned wood peckers gotta go ! We use metal now days. Keep that shotgun handy when you get that thing to the marsh !
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