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I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« on: June 16, 2016, 03:37:09 PM »
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Vw motor
11 foot 2 by 7 foot 6
Catrermeran style Airboat

We will sit in the cats

Every thing I'm doing my self or having custom built.
the drive is an old Johnson snowmobile mated to the back of a 1971 VW bug motor.




A chain drive up to a 62" prop yet to be ordered.
Lots of work yet.


 
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 12:20:12 AM »
Looks like a cool build, but where does the snowmobile fit in. I get the chain drive from the V dud motor to a  prop, but whats the snow mobile for ?
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 01:58:46 PM »
I'm using the clutch/torque converter from the snowmobile Belt off the flywheel to the secondary clutch then to the chain to the prop. It goes from a 3 to 1 reduction to a .70 to 1
I'm hoping to be able to spin a larger prop that way.
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2016, 05:28:05 AM »
That sure is some build, D! You have put some serious thinking and work into your project. You planning it will need a pretty good size prop?
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 08:56:40 AM »
From what I have been able to find for information a 62" prop maybe.
I have no idea about pitch...
When I order it, the prop people will work that out for me I hope.
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2016, 08:12:24 PM »








More work
The space between the cats will be covered as well as the cats with waterproof Danner Nylon fabric.
Mostly water sealed a lot like a person in a Kayak, I'll have a windshield on both cats where we will sit.
The back part of the cats beside the motor ( hand cart for now )will be filled with foam and the space between the cats will also have a Pillow the full length of foam encapsulated in the Nylon fabric . The expanded aluminum will be what we walk on and stow freight like decoys .I'll have the 15 gal gas tank and battery on the drivers side and two seats on the other.
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2016, 05:10:47 AM »
That sure is coming along fine, D! You doing that project at home?

It should be a great boat for hunting and fishing, able to carry heavy loads. That's a lot of floatation.

It has been quite a project! Are you planning to finish before winter?
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2016, 02:07:54 PM »
Yes at home in the garage .
I hope it will do what I what it to do.
 I don't think it will be this winter.
 The $$$ thing makes a slow job , very slow... :crazy2
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 04:27:32 AM »
Yes, I bet it is very expensive!
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Re: I'm still working on the water bug, on day It will float.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2016, 08:12:15 PM »
BOAT =
B- Brake
O- out
A- another
T- Thousand

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DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
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