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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Again with the waterbug
« Last post by John Andrews on Today at 03:46:27 AM »
You are having quite a time of it, D! Now bungholes! Is sure coming along now, going to have it licensed and titled soon and on the water. :)

As for truck shopping, it is really tough to find a good truck and not pay a fortune.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Again with the waterbug
« Last post by D45/70 on March 27, 2017, 10:54:34 PM »
 :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
Don't

Gota find a replacement .
 Been looking at trucks 2006 to 2011 Ford / Chevy.
 No Diesel only gas 1/2- 3/4 ton.
Got to have 4 full doors.
But every thing is $18,000/ $20,000 And
 180,000 miles . MAN !!!
:idiot2 :idiot2 :idiot2 :idiot2
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: Again with the waterbug
« Last post by MOSPARKY on March 27, 2017, 08:09:46 PM »
Great Progress, D  O0 How long before you get the Truck back ?
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Just Jawin At Camp / Again with the waterbug
« Last post by D45/70 on March 27, 2017, 02:58:03 PM »
You know with out a truck to get out in the field I sure seam to be working on the bug a lot. That is a good thing I suppose . I finished the "slick" paint , the sheet steel and the HDPE runners on. I had it upside down in my shop for over a month. I put her the right side down now and it looks better. I'm planning on taking it over to our Fish wildlife and parks station soon . To have a "VIN" assigned and stamped in the hull. A formality to get a title and registration and a boat number, and permeant tags. I'm going to get it titled as a plane gas powered 12' boat, forgoing some Federal regulations ...
My first plan was not to have bung plugs and just use a high capacity bilge pump. BUT
with the new invasive Mussels the FWP is going to require a permeant drain in a boat hull, in my case two.
EVEN if I never use them they have to be there, humm.
Now I have to do that BEFORE I take her down for said "VIN" number.
I did Redo a small trailer we have to accommodate the 7 1/2 foot wide boat, its a temporary fix till I can make a custom , for my purpose ,trailer just to use to move it around a bit and to water test things as I go.
 I would love to be out practicing killing gophers But, you know life happens .
D
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Last post by D45/70 on March 21, 2017, 01:47:55 PM »
  the boy got a recommendation for the paint from , "Mud Devil"
He was talking with them about a different mud prop for his Mud boat and they suggested it.
 There are other brands but all about the same but there all very $$$.
 We did some research and this brand sounded the best of the best, so far it seams like every thing they claim.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Last post by John Andrews on March 21, 2017, 05:03:10 AM »
D,most great inventors have gone the same route! I really like your design and boat very much. It's going to be a winner.

I have never welded but have done a lot of soldering. Two of my sons are welders.

How did you come up with the idea of using that slick paint? Like I said, I never heard of it before but it looks like the perfect paint for a boat bottom. 
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Last post by D45/70 on March 20, 2017, 11:51:55 AM »
It looks to me like you have had a lot of experience welding and fabricating, D. You have undertaken a lot of work I could not do. Your boat looks like a real professional job.
Well thanks but...
 I have never welded in my life and still can't/don't. I have to Pay much $$$ to get it done.
I have been "Red necking" Frankenstein " projects in the back yard all my life.
 Started with wooden produce box go karts and bicycles.
 This is my biggest and $$$ to date, I hope it works , my wife will kill me if it does not.!!!
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Last post by John Andrews on March 19, 2017, 03:46:25 AM »
It looks to me like you have had a lot of experience welding and fabricating, D. You have undertaken a lot of work I could not do. Your boat looks like a real professional job.

When I looked up the online information of your space age slick boat paint, I was amazed. Here on a busy river, we have never heard of the stuff.
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Last post by D45/70 on March 18, 2017, 09:21:42 PM »
Very nice, D! Will that finished boat fit through the door?

It will.
 But I'll have to put the prop on out side
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Just Jawin At Camp / Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Last post by John Andrews on March 18, 2017, 07:07:57 PM »
Very nice, D! Will that finished boat fit through the door?
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