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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2018, 08:44:38 AM »
OK, here is what I got.
RubberMaster 20.5x8 10 range F. There made in Indonesia.

 Rim Width (Inches): 6.0
Outside Diameter (Inches):  20.60
Section Width (Inches): 8.10
Max Load:  1549 lbs.
PSI:  90
Two tires and two white rims 5 hole.
My buddy the tire guy balanced them and will
mount one of the old ones on one of the old rims, for a spare.
$135.00
I had to replace a stud , 7/16 - 20 and I got some extra nuts, $8.00
I checked the bearings and they looked and felt ok, I repacked them with grease that may actually flow in cold weather. I'll change them and add Barring buddy  soon as I can. Never enough money or time .
Galvanized rims would be the best, but for now I'll just paint the white ones Camo ad call it good.
Now just re do the entire trailer for  cat, boat and it will be finished.

No deck on the trailer, I'll make a roller system over the area the "Cats " will set and off each end of the trailer.
One detachable tongue I can use like a receiver hitch on your truck , only LONG. It will run the full length of the trailer for support. I can use it in front and in back. I'm thinking about some kind of "Fan" lock to keep it from "Free wheeling " when going down the highway.

 
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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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2018, 10:01:55 PM »
 O0 Sounds good, D!
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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2018, 03:29:29 PM »
I needed some U joints for the steering on the waterbug.

There like $30 each on the computer, I need three.

They turn slow and only one revolution so I did not need precision just flex to change sides of the boat with My tubing. They fit over the 1" tubing I'm using.

Handle bars will turn a drum with cables to the tubing shaft.

The shaft will run the length of the boat to the back.

Then a drum back there too with cables to the steering arms on the rudders .

Closer by the day...

 












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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2018, 04:09:14 AM »
 O0  Yes! They look good! You need one more?
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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2018, 09:53:20 AM »
I need three, but.
I'm not sure what size I need for the last one, depends on what I build the shaft with.
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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2018, 02:10:53 PM »
I need three, but.
I'm not sure what size I need for the last one, depends on what I build the shaft with.

O0 Looks like you made those two, D. Looks fine.
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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2018, 09:48:06 PM »
Looks like you cut them from conduit. Hope thy are  strong enough. I'd keep the drum diameter down to minimum to reduce the torsional stress on that thin wall tubing.
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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »
It is steel conduit 1".
It only has to turn les then one revolution, I'm kinda sure it will holed the stress. 
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Re: Waterbug prop / drive test.
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2018, 02:39:21 AM »
It is steel conduit 1".
It only has to turn les then one revolution, I'm kinda sure it will holed the stress. 

O0 It should. Need is the mother of invention.
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