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04-01-2004, 11:22 AM
April's here, and I finally finished my big motorboat. I desined her myself and cold-molded her out of luaun underlayment. Here's a picture of her after I pushed her off (well, mostly off) the beach with my tractor.
Some of the plywood started peeling up on the bottom when it got wet, but I slapped some silicone bathtub calking on her and I think she'll be fine. She's powered by a four-cylinder gas engine from an old Aries K car.
Happy April first, dudes! ;)
How'd you set up her gronicles?
04-01-2004, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by MJC:
How'd you set up her gronicles?Gronicles? Everybody who knows anything knows boats in Luziana ain't got gronicles! :D
Way to go, AngWood!
Wow! A project that big must have been quite an undertaking. Did you ever get discouraged at just how much work it was? I bet altogether she took several days from start to finish!
04-01-2004, 06:52 PM
Did you take the engine out of the car or just build the boat around it?
04-01-2004, 07:05 PM
LOL! You mean like in the children's book 'Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel'??
The boat was named after the car inside. Those K-cars were such beauties! :D
[ 04-01-2004, 07:07 PM: Message edited by: rbgarr ]
Those K-cars were such beauties! And reliable! They would go forever. Or at least 2 yrs or twenty thousand miles, whichever came first
04-02-2004, 01:58 PM
Yes, you just open the garage door in the transom, drive in the K car, remove the front wheels, bolt the port wheel hub to a transmission coupler, and fire it up. There's a stick that I tie onto the gear shift, then pass through a hole up into the wheelhouse. There's another stick that I use to push on the accelerator.
04-02-2004, 04:06 PM
When I first looked at that I thought it was sitting in a blacktop parking lot. :D
04-02-2004, 06:12 PM
I hope ya got some fuzzy dice hanging in the wheel
house...they bring good luck ya know...Dude.
Originally posted by AngWood:
Yes, you just open the garage door in the transom, drive in the K car, remove the front wheels, bolt the port wheel hub to a transmission coupler, and fire it up. There's a stick that I tie onto the gear shift, then pass through a hole up into the wheelhouse. There's another stick that I use to push on the accelerator.I've seen a boat like that, actually it was a catamaran,or pontoon boat; you drove the car up ramps and there were wheels to engage the drive wheels of the car. I seem to remember steering connected to pads for the fron wheels, but this is through a 20 year time lag. It was in the Real Club Nautico in Palma Mallorca, it was well engineered, I never saw it used though.
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