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    BTW - that doesnt work. The governor wants to...

    BTW - that doesnt work. The governor wants to hold the throttle wide open. I wish I could find a straight answer with pictures about a direct throttle setup for this engine.
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    I have all the experience of 1 import! This is...

    I have all the experience of 1 import! This is what I have learned:
    Read the customs website about importing. Especially used boats - Customs and Aqis hate them. Organise freight this end. Ask a...
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    RC Model - electric gator tours airboat

    So, in a gallant effort to promote airboating in my "circle" I started with Lady Jane. Bought her the RC model Aquacraft Alligator Tours for Christmas!
    I charged the battery and put a label on the...
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    ahhhhh! thanks.

    ahhhhh! thanks.
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    Chuck, have you tried any carby fed subaru motors?

    Chuck, have you tried any carby fed subaru motors?
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    Our sheet metal department! 982

    Our sheet metal department!
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    Seats; 980981

    Seats;
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    Throtte linkage, fuel tank tray, battery tray, seats.

    I look for detail picture for ideas so I will show the detail of our work.
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    Fuel Tank tray and Battery Tray installed.
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    under drivers floor. Home made brass clevis fork. 3mm ally bracket...
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    Thanks for the advice Chuck. Genuinely...

    Thanks for the advice Chuck. Genuinely appreciated. Alas cannot heed all of it immediately.

    1. Noted. Gates reckon their GT carbon belts are bees knees for efficiency and smoothness - on bench run...
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    Wont worry on this hull until we really have to -...

    Wont worry on this hull until we really have to - just want to get it wet! We will make the improvements on next hulls then come back to this one and fix it. Probably in 6 or 12 months.
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    hi Chuck, was wondering if you disable the...

    hi Chuck, was wondering if you disable the governor on the Kohler? And do you have any pics of how you connected the throttle cable to the engine please?
    -Brett
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    First impressions of the prototype hull.

    Hull looks great, straight and strong, good DuPont paint, a few scratches - more to come no doubt.
    Wearlon Wetlander slick bottom is slick even on wooden pallets.
    Lightish weight - carried by 4 men...
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    Jammo welded up a trailer - it went to galvaniser...

    Jammo welded up a trailer - it went to galvaniser today.
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    Wet rags everywhere are for protection during...

    Wet rags everywhere are for protection during welding.
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    Throttle Pedal installed. Fuel Tank tray made to...

    Throttle Pedal installed.
    Fuel Tank tray made to hold 2 x 6 gallon tanks. Will be welded in tomorrow.
    Battery box will be uder drivers seat.
    Red urethane pad for simple bolt down engine mount. May...
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    No idea if that's how you guys would do the...

    No idea if that's how you guys would do the steering cable! Seems to work well though. The cable and rod ends came with the boat. Can comfortably get over 30 degrees of rudder movement with the...
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    Progress update: Steering linkage done....

    Progress update:
    Steering linkage done.
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    The boat in Australia.970971

    The boat in Australia.970971
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    Ummm, pictures of your linkage setup would be...

    Ummm, pictures of your linkage setup would be great!
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    Kohler CH1000 Governor or not?

    So, we have a new engine and it has the governor in tact. Ready to attach the throttle cable and need to make a decision on this.
    On the test bench with prop it seems unresponsive - takes a while to...
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    Yes, our #1 goal is build a light and fun mini...

    Yes, our #1 goal is build a light and fun mini airboat. This means bare minimum floatation, no poly. All depends on how it goes when we get it wet.
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    No. There will be one for sale sometime, If you...

    No. There will be one for sale sometime, If you are keen we may offer it for sale with or without engine/trailer after it is welded up.
    First we need to try to register the hull & trailer and do...
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    Well the prototypes are stuck on the wharf while...

    Well the prototypes are stuck on the wharf while the paperwork is sorted out - maybe we will have the container this week.
    This importing caper is an eye opener - paperwork, fees and charges, eg....
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    We are looking for ideas for the cage. The...

    We are looking for ideas for the cage. The rigging is all aluminium tubing. What has been successful for you guys? And how do you attaqch it to the ally tubing? I am assuming that welding small...
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    If the prototypes work well and are fun with the...

    If the prototypes work well and are fun with the 40HP engine we will try get enough interest to justify importing a batch of hull kits from Shane, building them in South Aus. and hopefully getting a...
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