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    Junior Member Doozit20's Avatar
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    Re: 1060 from scratch

    Very cool idea with the rudder mounts. How far back from the transom will the holes be?
    Hull:10'6"x69" 1/2 deckover .100
    Motor:4a084 w/ stock carb
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    Total length of the bracket is 6" so the hole should be around 51/2"


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    That should work with enough room for the front of your rudders to clear the prop.
    Hull:10'6"x69" 1/2 deckover .100
    Motor:4a084 w/ stock carb
    Reduction:direct drive
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    I hope so! My phone died last night stopping my search for a 084. I walked outside to put my tools up and ended up welding for another 2 hours. Only thing left is the eye bolt and I'm done mig welding aluminum for a while


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    Re: 1060 from scratch

    just ordered an 084!!!! and i wired money to doozit last night for a prop. things are starting to look up lord willing i will be done with the almin welding thrusday night. LOTS of sanding and painting in my future now. gator glide is the last major purchase i have to make then it will be off to the rigging.

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    Re: 1060 from scratch

    Your prop will be shipped very soon. Getting it boxed and packaged up hopefully tomorrow.
    Hull:10'6"x69" 1/2 deckover .100
    Motor:4a084 w/ stock carb
    Reduction:direct drive
    Prop:ultraprop 3 blade 59x10*
    Mods:Motorcycle exhaust

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    Re: 1060 from scratch

    got another question.

    since i plan to troll alot i would like to run the boat while standing. would it be a bad idea to have the throttle set up on the steer stick? maybe something like a motorcycle break?

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    Re: 1060 from scratch

    No need to do that just stand up. I do it all the time while running to see over the tall sawgrass to make sure im not about to hit something. Ill see if I can dig up a pic of my buddy driving while standing in his hunting boat. All you need to do is make a hoop in front of you as a handle to hold while standing to make yourself more stable. Otherwise it can get a little rocky. I dont have a front hoop but when going through thick sawgrass patches I find myself holding the steering stick pretty good lol
    Hull:10'6"x69" 1/2 deckover .100
    Motor:4a084 w/ stock carb
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    Prop:ultraprop 3 blade 59x10*
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    Hull:10'6"x69" 1/2 deckover .100
    Motor:4a084 w/ stock carb
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    Prop:ultraprop 3 blade 59x10*
    Mods:Motorcycle exhaust

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    Re: 1060 from scratch

    that might work then. im also kicking around the idea of having a second steer stick on the bow with a throttle on it. i could govern it down to trolling speeds and drive from the bow. more weight and work though. i need to bust tail and get this hull painted befor temps start to drop.

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    Only bad part about building a hull from scratch is the cutting,cleaning,welding,grinding, roughing up, priming and painting. Other than that its a blast

    One inside gunnel is primed.


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    Gator glide now on the way too.


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    Re: 1060 from scratch

    Be sure you have nice weather for the gator glide. It really cures fast but they say you need a good stretch of decent weather for it to cure correctly.

    I know my build really slowed down when I was at the final welding stages it seemed like forever. Be sure to use a good self etching primer and rough it up good to give the paint a shot at sticking. This is a point that if you rush it will cause a lot of work later so take your time.
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    I kinda like the idea of a second driving position up forward. I would do that one with cable for the throttle and teleflex for the steering to hook from the front to the normal steering position. Maybe rig up a quick release so it can be folded down and out of the way when not in use.
    Hull:10'6"x69" 1/2 deckover .100
    Motor:4a084 w/ stock carb
    Reduction:direct drive
    Prop:ultraprop 3 blade 59x10*
    Mods:Motorcycle exhaust

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    She be primed. Inside and out. I didn't prime the area that will be under the flooring but have since decided to go ahead and prime the whole thing.



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    Looks good. I like the color of just the primer lol. Is that the color your going with?
    Hull:10'6"x69" 1/2 deckover .100
    Motor:4a084 w/ stock carb
    Reduction:direct drive
    Prop:ultraprop 3 blade 59x10*
    Mods:Motorcycle exhaust

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    Re: 1060 from scratch

    Absolutely outstanding! Looks factory made. Great job! One can tell you have put a lot of work into it.
    Project "Swamp Fox"
    Hull: 12' x 6' x 18" All welded aluminum
    Motor: 4A084-4 Continental NOS / Solex 34 Carb
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    Prop: 57" Ultra-Prop

  18. #98
    Thanks guys. The final coat is close to the primer color. I'm rough on boats and don't want scratches to easily show. I will have to scrape it down to bare metal to change colors. It's going to be green/black/raw aluminum diamond plate. Cage will be black and undecided on motor colors.


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    Got my eye bolt fab'ed up. I will get the welder out later this week and finish it. That should be the last of the aluminum. Still lots of paint to take care of for now.


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    Guess a pic would help.


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