The super crazy cool mini long tail build!!!!

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by Wolfgang123, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Wolfgang123
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    Wolfgang123 Junior Member

    ok guys i think we can scrap this thread i found this: http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=66371

    and thats what i am going to do. should weight alot less and handle better. i have almost everything figured out but i think its going to be one of those things were i just have to jump in and see what happens.
     
  2. Wolfgang123
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    Wolfgang123 Junior Member

    hey guys so one last questions figured it wasnt worth opening a new thread for soo...i am goign to make a foam layout boat and i was wondering what kind of epoxy rensin and hardenering agent i need???i plans i bought dont really say what i need and there are a varity of things from 90z to 60z fiberglass cloth all kinds of hardener and resin????help...

    Thanks
    Wolfgang
     
  3. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Try your local marine supply house. Lots to choose from. Talk to the sales people.
     
  4. Mark Wo
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    Mark Wo Senior Member

    Don't listen to the naysayers

    First of all, John O'Neal will tell you that the 49 cc motor with a clutch worked very well. I built the exact same weed eater motor and it pushed my 60 pound boat and my fat but 6.2 mph. I used it for a season of duck hunting and it did all I wanted it to do. I went upstream, downstream across lakes you name it and it worked great. I would not use it as a true mud motor - it just doesn't have the power. It goes through weeds but mud no way.

    John did build a motor with the 5:1 reducer shown in the thread where you were looking to purchase a motor. He put a huge prop on it thinking the reducer would allow him to spin it. It worked but I think you will find that going with the stock 49cc motor and no reducer worked better.

    You are not going to be happy with a 6.5 hp motor on the back of your canoe - no way. Too heavy and it will make the canoe very unstable. Hope you aren't going to be putting family or friends in it with you.

    I also had an opportunity to purchase a used Rickshaw Mud motor for less than retail. It is a 4 stroke Honda with about 1.2 hp and uses a 3.1:1 gear redcution system. The little Honda motor (GX35) with the reducer is more than enough power to push a canoe or the boat I use it with. These boats will only reach hull speed (about 5-6 mph) with either a 2 hp or 5 hp and it will take more hp to get the canoe up on plane if that is what you are looking to do. Once again, a canoe on plane is not a bright thing to do.

    Take the advice of an earlier post and read the whole 55 pages of how to build one of these . You will learn boatloads from this thread and peopel there are willing to help.

    Mark
     

  5. Wolfgang123
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    Wolfgang123 Junior Member

    thanks for the advise but i have gone a totaly different direction. i plan to make a wooden 14 foot jon boat and add a 13hp surface drive to the back (home made of course :)
     
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