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Old 01-07-2012, 07:20 PM
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That has turned out awesmoe Mick!!! A top shelf job for sure!!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:52 PM
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looks good Mick, youve done well on the air brushing.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:46 PM
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Thanks Pete,
Got the final coats of clear on today, must say now i am happy, it has been one hell of a long paint job, expensive and long.......
Build will continue in a few days once the clear cures.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:00 AM
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Bit more work done, engines are back in, exhaust is finalised, up to putting in the water pumps and pickups in next.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:35 AM
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hay mick,

Loving the exhaust outlets. dont very often see them oval.

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Old 01-19-2012, 04:33 PM
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Hi Mick

The paint job is excellent. YOu have outdone yourself.

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Old 01-19-2012, 11:54 PM
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Thanks for the feed back guy's, this boat is sure one long drawn out build, and it's nice to hear positive feedback.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:52 PM
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Hi guy's, just a quick update, water pickups are in, water pumps are mounted, radio box is mounted. Still got to turn up the bellcranks for the steering and the throttle, cut out the servo mounting plate, mount and route the rudder. so a few things to go yet.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:19 AM
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Hello All, just a few more updates, still got to rout the rudder linkages and the throttle linkages but certainly getting closer to getting this baby WET.
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looking good bud how much did the bear hull weigh ....... iv had to stop work on my MTI for time being due to other projects but should be back on it soon

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:13 PM
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Hi Ian, Hull on it's own weighed 6.3kg, now it is more like 15kg haven't put it all on the scales yet but it is an estimate.  I like your self have got a few more projects on the boil, trying to get this cat finished so i can get back onto my 49" F1 build.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:47 PM
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good to see mick, now get a move on.....lol stop typing and get this boat finished.....
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boat looks very nice. it wont be long now.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:17 AM
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Thanks Tom,
Just a few more updates, just waiting for a water fitting and the radio to turn up in the mail then it's ready to get wet.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:09 PM
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not long now Mick
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:47 PM
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Your not wrong pete, radio and the water fitting turned up yesterday, providing i can get some time in the shed, i am hoping to be getting it started this weekend????  and maybe running next weekend? 
 Don't worry i will try to get some video of it, even if it is only just sitting in the water.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:09 AM
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looks good mate will be good to see it run

hows the little one doing ?? (baby)
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 Hey Bently, thanks mate,  baby is enjoying keeping us up at the moment, other than that she is doing well it is amazing how quick they grow up.  Got to try and dig the photo of her sitting in this hull before i started adding the radio box, all you would have to do was add a steering wheen and it would have looked the part.....
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:11 PM
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Well while i'm trying to get the replacement pulstarters in the boat i thought i'd add the last of the build pics in, maiden voyage is next saturday, lets hope the pullstarters are up for the challenge.
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Mick
It is looking great, I know about the starters.
Will contact you later in the week, would love to see it, have to bring my boat and have a run as well, i'll bring the camera.

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Hey Mick, did you get the new pull starters on and get the motors started?
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Not steal buddy's glory, but yes he has the new pull starters enstalled and hopes to start them friday, before its maiden run on Saturday. Go Mickie, Go mickie, go, go, go Mickie ... hehe

Long live ZUESS!!!!!!

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i just noticed on your pics a few post back, make sure you check and re check that drive line,the 520"s are very hard on cables, its hard to see how smooth things are from the pics, i dont want to see you lose a prop and really have a set back, it looks like you have a s bend going and i really do not think that will hold up if its not just the way it looks in the photo, we had to double sleeve our drive line as just a 5/16 tube alone allowed for to much slop and we broke cables, your boat looks great, good luck with your first outing,
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 Hey Guys,
 Hey GHOST, your most welcome, we are trying to go for about 9:30 Saturday morn, give me a yell.

 Hi Peter ,  yes mate as Chris said i have the pullstarters installed and am hoping to be getting them started this friday ??????

Expresscraft, yes there is a s bend in the stuffing tube, i had to do this in order to get the whole engines to fit into the sponsons, i am not entirely happy with them but it is as good as it is going to go, i have tried to make pains to make minimal bends in the whole driveline, with the failure rate of the cables with the S520's, i am having to rely on keeping the cables well lubricated and oh yeah LUCK!    the Stuffing tube fits nice and snug around the drive cable so hopefully there will not bee that much whip .
 Any tips on starting these S520's?   

 Thanks for the kind words, and you can be sure i will have some footage of it either bad or good.
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ITS ALIVE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz29I...jlQFDDUX6EYyk=


Will get it wet today.
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