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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 03:06:29 AM »
I bet those props are expensive! Any chance  you can sell the wrong one on ebay?

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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 08:09:44 AM »
I bet those props are expensive! Any chance  you can sell the wrong one on ebay?

May be
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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2017, 11:42:21 PM »
MAn did you ever score on the VW motor. Back in the day, you could buy them all over at that price and fully rebuilt for $300 and pretty heavily modified for 5-600. I would still love to have a pipe frame buggy and recently checked flea-bay prices.  :shock: The stock motor (possibly needs rebuilt) is a cool Grand or more !!
 Screw the buggy idea. Just a side note some Porshe motors bolt right up to a VW transaxle, so my be an alternative if you ever need a new motor.
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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2017, 03:39:55 PM »
Well I got all the metals prepped for paint.
Painted the underside of the sheet and the Aluminum part under the sheet with rubber  truck undercoating.
Then I painted 3 layers of Gaiter glide, slick paint .
Next is the HDPE.
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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2017, 02:19:52 AM »
I just looked up that paint, is slick stuff!
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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2017, 07:49:03 AM »
Yes it is, I cant even put a cup of coffee on it when I'm working, it will slide right off



Different prop

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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2017, 07:07:57 PM »
Very nice, D! Will that finished boat fit through the door?
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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #17 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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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #18 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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Re: A day in the shop with the waterbug
« Reply #19 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.!!!
DO to the increasing cost of energy, Gas,and Electricity. The Down turn in the economy.
The light at the END of the TUNNEL is Now TURNED OFF!!!

 


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