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Old 03-28-2010, 07:07 AM
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Just use your imagination of me holding either a spray can or a roller!
That is SO HOT!
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:13 AM
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I worry about you Bulz.

Okay. Fan stand as it will sit on the boat.


Trying to figure out the steering and throttle stuff now. Since these lines will run under the decking, there's not much room for error. (har har)

It's starting to come together now. I'll get more pics up soon.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:41 AM
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I worry about you Bulz.
That makes all of us. It's been a long winter with no fishing. snif snif

Hey, do you have to design/machine your own fan system and parts for a fan boat like this, or are you just doing it yourself cuz you can ?
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bulzeye
That makes all of us. It's been a long winter with no fishing. snif snif

Hey, do you have to design/machine your own fan system and parts for a fan boat like this, or are you just doing it yourself cuz you can ?
Well I started to type out a smart alek answer...

But it's shorter to just say that boats are different and even production boats are set-up different. So how you mount the motor to the boat usually requires it's own unique engineering job.

Or you can just go to the drive up window and order the fan value meal.
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:22 PM
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Latest update, I really thought I'd have the motor on the stand tonight. But the storm coming in stopped my progress. Dang it got dark quick.

Oh well... there's always tomorrow.
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:34 PM
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Well I started to type out a smart alek answer...

Or you can just go to the drive up window and order the fan value meal.
Good you didn't do the smart alek thing.
Can I get fries with that ?
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:52 AM
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And YOU CALLED Ken a SISSY
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:46 AM
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Pulleys mostly in place.


Da Motor


Motor on stand


Shroud on motor on stand.


Prop going on/in shroud on motor on stand.


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Old 04-03-2010, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny b
And YOU CALLED Ken a SISSY
I sure did!

I can find a spot outta the wind to fish.

It was time for me to take a break anyway. After climbing on and off and under the CIRFCU all day, I was toast. The Ibuprofen are barely cuttin' it today. Must be gettin' old or something.

As you can see by the pictures, we're making a lot of progress today. I'm hoping to finish up the outboard controls and the decking today.
Then all I'll have left is the throttle cable, wiring and fuel line to the fan. We might be ready by the State shoot after all.
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So we spent the rest of the day trying to put the deck together. The idea is not just to get up above the water but also to have a spot to store stuff. Something that the flat deck of a pontoon boat does not offer. So... the deck is quite enormous.
Having storage area and better fish spotting ability means added weight and wind catching area. We'll see how the trade-off goes.







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