wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

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wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby indian ridge » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:20 pm

New to air boats, and wanting to make a lake buggy with a plywood hull. I enjoy making stuff with my hands and found the plans online. Wanting to build a two man. Any pictures, advice, guidance, tips, help, wisdom, etc. is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby cntry141iq » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:23 pm

where are you loctaed .. maybe fill in your location in your profile section ..

but as to your question .. build it wider and build it lighter and maybe a tad longer .. and plan on more hp depending on what you plan to do with it ... again not enough info to be more specific ..
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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby indian ridge » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:30 pm

I'm From Indiana. Thanks for info

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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby kajunoutlaw » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:10 am

Indian Ridge........I bought those plans also, I shortened it by 1'6" and widened it by 2', also added a round chine to it.........here are all my pics....if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask........

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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby indian ridge » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:59 am

Thanks for pics. Could you give me a materials list, lumber wise. Wanting to get it so I can start when plans arrive. Are plans pretty easy to follow?


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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby just bill » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:21 am

Wow.the one thing you can say about this site.It sure is helpfull...Can't ask four more then that...Bill

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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby kajunoutlaw » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:04 pm

indian ridge wrote:Thanks for pics. Could you give me a materials list, lumber wise. Wanting to get it so I can start when plans arrive. Are plans pretty easy to follow?


Materials list will come with the plans. But, as far as for lumber..........I purchased 7 sheets of 1/4" and 1 sheet of 1/2". Also 30 - 1 x 2s.
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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby kajunoutlaw » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:05 pm

Oh, and yes the plans are very simple.
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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby RickMc » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:20 am

I built one a few years ago and I wish I found this site sooner . I built mine pretty much buy the plans except i added some more beef for the motor mounts and at least 2 layers to much fiber glass . I tend to favor overkill. It came out way to heavy and under powered . Big bummer on first outing .
The changes that Kagun is making should, in my opinion , be a huge diffrence . What are your plans for power ?
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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby indian ridge » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:08 pm

Haven't decided on motor yet. Kanin, have you got yours finished? If so, what kind of performance did it have?

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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby kajunoutlaw » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:01 am

indian ridge wrote:Haven't decided on motor yet. Kanin, have you got yours finished? If so, what kind of performance did it have?


No I haven't. My motor is in pieces. It's a long slow process since I decided to glass it. I don't even want to do anything else until I am finished with the hull. The original plans of this hull were never intended to do what I am doing. It's originally rated for a 25 hp. I am powering mine with a 115 hp. So, with that said, I may be crazy or it will perform like a rabid ape. I am hoping by the Summer I am done with it. The glass is making it heavier. By the time I am finished glassing it, it should weigh around 300 lbs. Maybe less. At the moment, without the cap and glass on top it is around 200 pounds. The 2 1/2 sheets it will take to cap it, plus the 3 gallons of resin and cloth will add roughly another 100 pounds. Then add the weight of my engine which is 244 lbs, plus my rigging, should put it weighing around 650 pounds. I am not 100 percent sure on those numbers, it is a rough guess. I am under propping the engine by 2 degrees to get a little more RPM out of it. Not much, just a little. You would be surprised what a difference 100 more RPM can make. I'll keep you updated.
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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby RickMc » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:18 pm

Any new up dates . hope you are still on it
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Re: wanting to build a Lake buggy (plywood)

Postby Arnaudd » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:59 pm

hello! Is finished?


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