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.
« Last post by MOSPARKY on March 27, 2017, 08:09:46 PM »
Great Progress, D
How long before you get the Truck back ?
« 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 .
« 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 $$$.
We did some research and this brand sounded the best of the best, so far it seams like every thing they claim.
« Last post by John Andrews on March 21, 2017, 05:03:10 AM »
D,most great inventors have gone the same route! I really like your design and boat very much. It's going to be a winner.
I have never welded but have done a lot of soldering. Two of my sons are welders.
How did you come up with the idea of using that slick paint? Like I said, I never heard of it before but it looks like the perfect paint for a boat bottom.
« Last post by D45/70 on March 20, 2017, 11:51:55 AM »
It looks to me like you have had a lot of experience welding and fabricating, D. You have undertaken a lot of work I could not do. Your boat looks like a real professional job. Well thanks but...
I have never welded in my life and still can't/don't. I have to Pay much $$$ 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.!!!
« 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.
« 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
« Last post by John Andrews on March 18, 2017, 07:07:57 PM »
Very nice, D! Will that finished boat fit through the door?