Tx River Rat Mini build

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Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby bowgarguide » Fri May 30, 2014 7:56 pm

I ordered a welder with the spoolgun and the aluminum today
(let the fun begin)
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby :) » Fri May 30, 2014 8:41 pm

What u got in mind?
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby Chaseh » Fri May 30, 2014 8:47 pm

Missed you at the marlin run, Ron. I still want a mini, but I'm moving in the wrong direction considering I just bought a 18x8

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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby bowgarguide » Fri May 30, 2014 9:15 pm

Chasen
Yea I hated to miss the run but had some sick folks at the house ,so I missed it maybe next year. I had an 8 +18 for awhile but being retired I just cant afford to run it ,The difference between 1 mile a gallon and 10 and 11 miles a gallon will let me run when and as long as I want to.
(What I have in Mind)
This is going to be a true mini.
5 ft bottom 6 ft gunnel 10 ft long
40 hp Generac
ultra 4 blade prop
arrow prop redrive
090 aluminum sides and bottom
Everything should be in next week ,I am getting a work area set up right now.
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby :) » Fri May 30, 2014 10:59 pm

Good luck! Keep the thread updated
14 ft Combee. 4 seater, BPE 383 sb chevy, 2.09 stinger, 3 blade ww stump puller.
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby DarrellS » Fri May 30, 2014 11:29 pm

Cant wait to get started Ronnie.

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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby bowgarguide » Sat May 31, 2014 2:11 pm

I should add here we are building a pair of boats, one for me and one for Darrell. Same specs on motor, hull etc
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby KC5AKB » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:12 pm

Look foward to seeing them
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby bowgarguide » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:53 pm

Got my mig and spool gun in and my tig , a little wiring then the fun starts.
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby Afflicted » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:25 pm

Just throwin this out there. From what I've seen, and experienced no prop for a smaller engine can hang with a powerfin. They're more like a real airboat prop. IVO, compition, ultra ect won't push like they do

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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby john1edwards » Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:51 am

I had a powerfin prop on my mini, it pushed real good :thumbleft:
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby Chaseh » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:07 am

Throw in some picture updates guys. I think the true minis are badass

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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby bowgarguide » Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:17 pm

The ultra prop 5 blade is already ordered
Arrow prop redrive with adapter for the ultra prop is on order.
This should get me up and running then I can try some of the other props and configurations.
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby blakeariel » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:41 am

Can't wait to see the pictures for sure that looks great.
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Re: Tx River Rat Mini build

Postby Chaseh » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:50 pm

Bowgarguide, how's your project coming?


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