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    3/4" expanded foam PVC for the seats, seat backs, and standing deck, I'm tired of wood and steel decomposing in salt water!
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    fake prop, for checking clearances
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    more progress, getting the cage formed
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    Thanks for the comment corky! Funny you should mention split exhaust, I just finished fabricating 2 stainless elbow flanges to do just that! I have a couple straight tube type silencers, that I...
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    This is the only original shroud I'm leaving on,(red part visible on front) I removed the wrap around pieces on the back/prop side for more exposure, less restriction. It also holds the choke and...
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    the old Forney with converter, works well for what I'm doing. The manual that comes with the Arc Pig is hilarious!
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    redneck motor mount
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    also... been saving the coins for a prop, the guy I talked to at Comp. aircraft is steering me to a 4 blade 48" old style ultra prop. It seems kinda small. I know Yamahauler is using a 3 blade 52" on...
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    now I'm working on the motor, made some mounts out of SS bolts and old tire material, seems rock solid. Does anyone know how much of the factory shroud to leave on? I'm leaving the front with the...
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    more of the rigging
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    It's been a while, life gets busy, projects get delayed, etc. etc. but here's the latest!
    I'm tired of making all this stuff out of steel, and watching it dissolve in a year from salt water. So,...
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    yeah, with as little flotation (none) as these things have, I want every advantage I can get! I also added some poly non skid granules to the finish on the deck. I'm thinking of filling in the spaces...
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    latest progress,
    holes repaired, gussets reinforced, stringers replaced, hull stripped and refinished, new transom rail, new anchor u-bolt up front, & rebuilt the standing deck, with scuppers....
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    Hey Corky,
    Thanks for the input! The terrain down here is mostly sand, mixed with occasional oyster-beds and gators, so I'll just run it as-is, see how it works. I'm just finishing up the...
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    I wish it was that simple! I wanted waterproof and backlit, so, now I have to choose;
    1-6 spark per rev. / 1 spark 2 rev. / 3 spark 2 rev. / or 5 spark 2 rev.
    What kind of wacky motors are these...
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    this was only part of the catch tonight, I really love Florida!
    I have 2 special needs/diet kids that can only eat what we catch or raise ourselves organically, And, mini-airboating helps make...
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    You're right about the list! I'll run it for a while, and see if it really needs a wave deflector, or a lower lip.
    The sprung hinge is a really great idea though. I was wondering about the...
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    P.S. This hull is really thin, so there's lot's of crazing in the finish, (really thick old gel coat) I'm thinking of reinforcing the really bad areas on the inside with some glass & epoxy. When I...
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    Re: new guy looking for ideas

    yamahauler,
    I see what you mean about the upper lip, It's huge! think it's worth adding one?
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    corky,
    2" Angle aluminum, bolted on, then glassed over?
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    Yeah, just occasional oyster beds, and slow moving gators! It doesn't hurt the gator, cause, well... no prop hangee down. But, it can rile them up, so it's a good idea to keep moving for a while,...
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    Corky
    What's the deal on the transom lips? I've noticed them on a couple builds, do they help with steering or stability? it wouldn't be hard to add one at this stage, It's all raw glass, or...
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    Yamahauler, thanks for the encouraging word! Thinking of another generac for the 10 footer? What size generac are you running in yours now?
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    latest update on the journey,
    Got a really cheap deal on a repairable fiberglass hull made for a Mini. It's 11"6" X 5' at the chines, 6' on top. I can actually move it by myself, so that's...
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    just saw the last part of barts reply,
    It starts really well with the starter, I actually have the opposite problem with fuel feed. If I sit more than a few minutes with the engine off, the...
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