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Old 08-31-2009, 07:33 PM
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Hey BudDriver,
Got a chance to run the Bud again at a float fly-in last weekend. We had a glassy smooth surface late in the afternoon. Ran the Bud several times until it broke. Man was she moving! The breakage was not serious. Just one of those things. I got tangled in some weeds and really fouled the prop. I guess it wasn't sharp enough. Anyway, twisted the flex cable. End of running that day. Ordering spares right now after I post this. I still love this boat!
Old 09-07-2009, 07:31 PM
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With the new WTC header, my cowel had to be cut. The front of the air intake was also cut out to help cool the engine and get more air to the carb. To give it that real intake look, I painted the inside of the cowl black (after a white primer).

Weather stripping was then added along the inside of the cowel and over the top edge of the front to help secure it in place.

BudDriver, I cut out my cowel today to help with the cooling. I want to paint it like you did but I can't find any white primer made to use on fiberglass. What did you use for primer and the black? Thanks, Danny
Old 09-08-2009, 03:08 PM
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I honestly just went to my local Home Depot and picked up some spray paint used for outdoor plastics, ceramics, etc. Worked great.
Old 09-08-2009, 09:47 PM
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Thank you Sir.
Old 09-13-2009, 09:55 PM
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Few actual hull mods were made as I didn't want to take too much away from the looks of the boat.

To help counter-act the upswing of the front canard and also help keep the front of the boat down during full throttle, two clear airfoils have been added. Autobailers were added to the rear of the boat to help drain water out.

The bottem of the hull was then clay bar'ed to remove paint blemishes and uneven surfaces. The entire boat was then polished with two grades of high quality auto polish and then covered with a teflon based waxed to help keep is slick. Needless to say, the boat is extremely slippery just to hold!
hey bro how did you aply the canard to the boat? im trying to do that but im stuck right their. do you have any pics of how it goes on.
Old 09-14-2009, 10:55 AM
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For the front airfoil wings I used doubled sided servo tape but only on the ends of the wings. What this actually does from what I tested is create a narrow passage of air between the underneath of the canard and the airfoils. At speed, when air is traveling over the canard, it flows over the canard hitting the angled airfoils and also beneath the canard where the slight space you have between the airfoils and canard literally scoop the air up as well to flow over the airfoils creating slightly more downforce, similar to a formula 1 cars multi-level rear wing directing air.
Old 09-23-2009, 07:32 AM
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Does anyone have the part number for the Speedmaster 141 Rudder Right Control Arm w/ dual pickup? I emailed the Company and they asked me if I want the straight back or the tapered back[sm=72_72.gif]
Old 02-15-2010, 02:22 PM
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Hey There Bud 13 . First thing Happy New Year !! I have the same boat you have did all the same mods it's bad ass but I put a SICK engine in mine you come up on things real fast Ducks ,Boats Ect.Love it. My odd Question is has anyone ever offered to buy your Boat ? What would you ask for it ? And yes I'am thinking on selling mine. Please tell me what you think .
Thanks Steve
Old 02-17-2010, 12:25 PM
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Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!

That's a good question, I have received a few inquires in the past but didn't want to sell so I never came up with a price. I guess it really depends on the condition of your boat, your mods, etc. I'd probably just add up all the costs and take 15-20% off that for depreciation for your price, but it's really up to you.
Old 03-29-2010, 07:58 PM
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Hi Bud, may I ask what specific pipe and header are you using, and the site you purchased from.
I got this hydro unused but with a damage left and right sponson. after I'm done with the repair,
I'm doing the upgrade one by one.

Thanks,
-=Alex=-
Old 05-03-2010, 06:44 PM
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Hey Alexis, sorry for the late reply. I am using the BH Hanson tuned pipe and WTC Header. You can order them direct from BH Hanson. Here is the link: http://www.bhhanson.com/hbprod6.htm.
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Has anybody removed the rear shoe on their proboat formula?
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Do you mean the shim ( Not Shoe ) that helps keep the nose down while running ?
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Nope, the shoes on the rear attached to the non-trip (chine). The only reason I ask is because the gas classic hydro's don't have them. I'm wondering the benefit of them. Could this hull turned into a 3 point hydro.
Old 11-21-2010, 07:48 PM
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Technically, it is a three point boat. If the boat is balanced right, the shoes should never touch the water while running. What you have to remember is that the boat is PATTERNED after a full size boat where the shoes are used to help the prop lift the back of the boat prior to ram air pressure and prop being able to do the job
Old 12-04-2010, 02:49 AM
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Here are some pics of my custom Proboat 1/8 Miss Bud. I completely gutted the boat and replaced and/or upgraded every component. I recieved a lot of help from Norman Russell (also owns a 1/8 Miss Bud) on this forum who helped fabricate and create hand machined parts for the boat.

Attached here is the new turn fin with custom machined mounting bracket and also my new rudder. The stock rudder bracket was milled so I could install the rudder from Speedmaster.

Hi Bud,
I would like to make my own Turn Fin. Is it OK if you could give me the dimension of your turn fin, and also how many degrees that was bended.

Thanks in advance.
Old 12-07-2010, 04:25 PM
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You can actually pick up the same turn fin from Insane Boats (link below). It's a perfect compliment for this hydro. They also have other turn fin options you can check out as well.

http://www.insaneboats.com/index.php...056c36633ea9e6

http://www.insaneboats.com/index.php...056c36633ea9e6

Old 12-07-2010, 09:42 PM
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I am looking for a Miss Llumar hull, 1/8 scale,,,mine got smashed,,,

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:43 PM
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Richard, why not build a boat from plans and do it up right? If you blow up a set of Newton plans to 126%, the engine you have would fit fine. It would also give you the chance to balance the boat properly rather than fight a badly balanced hull. Just my .02
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WHERE CAN i GET A SET OF PLANS??????????

JUST NOT SURE I COULD DO IT,,,,

WISHED I COULD THEM I WOULD MAKE A MOLD AND GLASS IT,,,NOW THAT I CAN DO!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Check out http://www.newtonmarine.com and find yourself a boat you like. As I said, blow them up to 126% and start making sawdust
Trust me, if you can read blueprints and/or diagrams, it's an easy build. If you prefer a glass hull, it would make a nice plug to make your mold from. Here's one I started that's scaled up to 134% and 57" long
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Has anyone tried changing the rear wing angle for more lift
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It's been 10 years since I originally posted about the mods I made to this Proboat Hydro and I still have it running strong (although I just literately upgraded the radio equipment).

Below are two videos we recently captured from this past weekend. It was a little choppy and windy out so I didn't feel comfortable taking it past about 40% throttle, but it's still a little speed demon (or as much of a speed demon it can be with the inadequate hull design).

Fly By:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVvQi7PT3XQ

On-board with GoPro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F68qjrK-BvE

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Originally Posted by brogreg
Has anyone tried changing the rear wing angle for more lift
If the back of the boat is dragging, the wing won't lift enough to get the back out of the water. Truth be told, as I've said many times, the wing is there as a stabilizer, not a lifting device. You need to either:
1) re-balance the boat
2) install a lifting prop
3) both 1 and 2.
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BudDriver13, I have an issue with your Go Pro video. It is extremely dangerous to stand in the water and run a boat past your feet and legs, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE BARE FEET!!!!!!!!!!! All it would take is one bad hop and you've either got a broken leg or chopped up feet. That, in a nutshell, is why we are required to shut down our boats when we race at any NAMBA sanctioned race if anyone gets too close to the water, including pets.
BTW, where was that video taken? It looks a lot like Lake Washington, just south of the I-90 floating bridge

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