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    Thank you kind sir! I rather like the two stage...

    Thank you kind sir! I rather like the two stage approach idea, I'll give it a try :)
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    Anyone have any idea what the optimum time for...

    Anyone have any idea what the optimum time for curing spray can enamel is for wet sanding and compound, seems to me about 24 hrs may be enough?
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    Almost completed the final coats of paint, coming...

    Almost completed the final coats of paint, coming along nicely except for a few bugs that decided they'd become part of the boat, adds character! Will post some pics before long.
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    Looking good so far for seven hours. Curious what...

    Looking good so far for seven hours. Curious what kind of sheeting your using, looks like some form of stipple ceiling tile? I'm not sure what depth other people are going with but 2" seems kind of...
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    I wasn't aware he completed another boat, I'll...

    I wasn't aware he completed another boat, I'll give him credit he's a real craftsman for sure. Unfortunately I don't have the slightest interest in electrics, somehow it's not quite the same...
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    I've used the camo Krylon many times, it is tough...

    I've used the camo Krylon many times, it is tough stuff. I will be trying the warming in hot water trick apparently it does help with flow. Thanks for the tips :)
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    Your bang on with the clutch and I found the 2...

    Your bang on with the clutch and I found the 2 stroke didn't have much power 25 cc unless you had a prop with next to no pitch so I made one and it worked on my kayak. I then purchased a 4 stroke (...
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    My advice is to design the mount so the engine...

    My advice is to design the mount so the engine can be shimmed up or down as needed due to the fact you'll be building an unproven boat and you'll likely need to play with engine angle and what not to...
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    Stumbled onto this one may be of interest, it's...

    Stumbled onto this one may be of interest, it's fairly straight forward and not terribly expensive being foam covered in lite plywood, might be worth a look.
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    Here is a suggestion and I don't mean to imply...

    Here is a suggestion and I don't mean to imply you don't know your way around computers so please don't be offended. I did a google search for "weedeater powered airboat" and when google brings up...
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    Funny you should mention the inflatable boat and...

    Funny you should mention the inflatable boat and I'm assuming your trying to concoct an outboard for it :confused: I can offer you a few pics and info on doing so as I've made an outboard out of a 4...
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    Here ya go, sounds like the right one. At least I...

    Here ya go, sounds like the right one. At least I was close on the max rpm being 7400. I'm not sure about the cost of a small tach to figure out what rpm your running and if money is tight and the...
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    Easy on the work bench there m8 you should see...

    Easy on the work bench there m8 you should see what I did to the picnic table with all the overspray, good way to convince the wife we need something new lol. As little model painting as I do I...
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    I would think as long as your not running the...

    I would think as long as your not running the engine too lean and at least an inch between the prop and motor there really shouldn't be any issue. There should be a plate or engraving on the side of...
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    Everything sitting outside soaking up a warm...

    Everything sitting outside soaking up a warm summer breeze to harden up the second coat of primer.

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    welcome redlined_b16a Glad to see someone else...

    welcome redlined_b16a Glad to see someone else out here. Unfortunately I can't offer you a whole lot in the way of advice other than with the motors your planning on using are limited on hp to start...
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    Terminology, fun stuff, can't say I've ever heard...

    Terminology, fun stuff, can't say I've ever heard the term knifing filler. Actually the putty used on windows is still called glazing putty as well.

    My apologies I misunderstood you, I've read so...
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    To show the benefit of the glazing putty in...

    To show the benefit of the glazing putty in greater detail I have primed the engine mount side which is aircraft ply without a gel coat of any kind due to the slots which would have been a nightmare...
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    As to the wing I thought I'd start out with the...

    As to the wing I thought I'd start out with the smallest needed and if it isn't enough it's easy to quickly try different sizes if a bigger one is needed and considering the overall tub size and the...
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    working on the prime coat wet sanding. What I use...

    working on the prime coat wet sanding. What I use is regular primer, not the scratch coat type because what I like to do is use automotive glazing putty to contrast any defects in the surface, either...
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    Gotta admit kind of getting a little excited to...

    Gotta admit kind of getting a little excited to see this go. The wing is 5.5"x2" which should be more than adequate to keep the back end down if needed. I experimented by driving down the road with a...
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    I don't mind constructive criticism and it is...

    I don't mind constructive criticism and it is more than welcome. Straight out negative remarks are uncalled for and only serve to drive people away from the hobby. If you have an alternative method...
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    There is basically two ways to get the tub to sit...

    There is basically two ways to get the tub to sit 1 1/2" above the water line and had you bothered to take the time and read the purpose of the design that may have been evident. I have read posts...
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    Managed to get in some time to complete the rear...

    Managed to get in some time to complete the rear sponson mounting and the air wing, much shorter bolts will be used for the finish, that is all I had on hand at the moment. All that is needed now is...
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    Not quite sure what I'll do to seal the hatch...

    Not quite sure what I'll do to seal the hatch although I will be using your idea of a bottle top to access the switch and battery lead. The bellcrank was also a consideration however there is...
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