More work on the water bug

Discussion in 'Everything Else in Montana & Beyond' started by d4570, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    The sprockets and chain For the final part of the prop drive should be here sometime today.
    In the meantime I've been working more on the cat hull.
    I did find out that Mt will soon require a positive drain in a boat, aka bung plug. Gota put something in even if I never use it.
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    I have to have my buddy do the welding.

    I have expanded aluminum to put over the center front to back for a walk way, and it will cover the Motor/drive deck in the back .
    In the cat in the back under the mesh will be foam/ floatation .
    In the front in the cats will be some kind of "step" system to get in from the front.
    Under the walk way I plan a waterproof Nylon cover and floatation pack that will stop the water from getting in to the cats and prop. I'll put the 15 gal fuel tank in between the cats also kinda up front under the walk way.
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  2. CARiD

    CARiD Guest

    What an awesome DIY project, would love to see it on the water. Subscribed.
     
  3. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    Thanks
    I'll put more pics as I get stuff done.
    By the way
    Welcome
     
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  4. CARiD

    CARiD Guest

    Thank you! If you need anything for your project, check out the boating and marine section on this site: https://www.carid.com/boating-marine.html I realize it's a custom build DIY project and you fabricate a lot of stuff by yourself, but some pre-made components can actually improve it's functionality. Really excited to see what direction it will develop. Cheers!
     
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  5. d4570

    d4570 Active Member

    Water test of the hull, no motor on it yet.

    Water opened up and we splashed the hull in .

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    It felt quite "Nimble" and very stable.
    It'll be better with another 400 pounds in the back.
     

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