Thai racing longtail

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  1. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    From where did the props come?
     
  2. joeu3
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    joeu3 Junior Member

    Thailand
     
  3. joeu3
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    few pics

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  4. joeu3
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    almost done.. it's finding time that's taking the longest.
     
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    joeu3 Junior Member

    no comments?
     
  6. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    Awesome!

    Did you build the whole wood jig all to spray it in one shot? I like it!
    I guess compared to the woodwork in the boat that was no big thing. :)
    Is that a Lamborghini you're setting your tools on ?! ;) :D
     
  7. joeu3
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    Yes, the jig rotates 360, we used two motor stands. We thought of some outrageous ideas on how to flip the boat, glad we settled on this idea.
    And yes, that's a lambo reventon it can hold a lot of tools ;)
    I color sanded the "final coat" found some weak spots and plan on doing another final coat. Then it's back to assembly.
     
  8. MrLe1953
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    MrLe1953 New Member

    Hi, I was interested in your contact to buy the propellers. My father has been building longtails for the last year and he needs to find good suppliers or parts. Your help would be appreciative.
     
  9. wildwatson
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    wildwatson Junior Member

    man that is gona be a show stopper.will you take some photos of the under side of the boat?
     
  10. joeu3
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    Hey Everyone,

    Figure I would give an update, it's all done! Now we're down to tweaking out the problems.

    @MrLe1953 I saw there is a person who deals with low hp mud props here in America, but the props I got from Thailand are designed for racing. What kind of longtails does your father build? Everything on my longtail has been custom made by me and my father. Feel free to pm with any questions.

    @wildwatson I seem to have only two pics of the bottom.

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    Okay, when we first put it in the water we noticed the water came 1 inch from the top of the transom. A little too close for our liking. We raised the transom 3", moved the gas tank up to the middle, and moved the motor assembly forward 4 inches. 2nd time out I couldn't tilt the motor down enough (because of the lifted transom) and the prop kept unhooking around 1200 rpm but I was doing close to 30 mph. :eek: Really is something different to ride, I could try to explain it but you can I'll let you guys imagine it. Well, next is to lift the motor .5" which should give an extra 4" of down on the prop. I'll try to keep you guys updated.
     
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    wildwatson Junior Member

    WOW!!!!! what a awsome job.that is like a jet engine strapped to a surfboard.hope you stay safe as possible and have a blast!!
     
  12. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    How about an update? Maybe a video?

    Thanks

    Wayne
     
  13. joeu3
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    Sure, I lifted the motor an 1 1/4" which gave an extra 4" of down on my test ride I kept unhooking but found if i lift on the handle I could keep the prop hooked up until I hit some chop. The next step is to move the pivot point forward so there is more lbs down on the prop end. Clever us, we put multiple pivot nuts because we knew this would happen. At the skeg there is 10lbs of down I moved the pivot to our next screw hole and it increased to 15 lbs. Hopefully, this is enough to make the difference, otherwise onto the next one. As for unhooking in rough water, I just have to take it out on calmer days. The day I test drove it last I would guess there was a 6" chop on the water, I did find one place with calm water and it takes off like a rocket ship and believe it or not controllable/stable! Easily closing in on 40 mph I'm guessing this because my friend running the chaser ski tops out at 35. I need a gps to get some real numbers.. I have two bad action pictures but Ill post them in a second.
     
  14. El_Guero

    El_Guero Previous Member

    AWESOME!

    Thanks.
     

  15. joeu3
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    I'll eventually get some good videos and better pics, trying to work out the bugs first.
     
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