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by Hardtail
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Starting procedure for Fuel Injected
by Hardtail
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

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by Hardtail
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
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Views: 3731

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by Hardtail
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

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by Hardtail
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
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Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

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by Hardtail
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

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by Hardtail
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
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Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

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by Hardtail
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

If anybody needs overhaul information for 4 6 and 8 Lycoming
by Hardtail
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
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Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Got everything ready to do a top end on this motor, Log Book shows it had 2500 hours since last major overhaul when it was removed from airplane, #2 cylinder is dripping oil out the intake, So now I'll see how much more power I'll get with fresh top end, I'm expecting to feel the difference.
by Hardtail
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

glades cat wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:52 pm
...and you were worried? That is a great riding boat. You did a great job putting it together.
Slide on brother.
Thanks for your help brother, after riding a Scorpion, I see why I don't see many for sale :salute: :cheers:
by Hardtail
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
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Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

It was a very cold and windy day at Lake Kissimmee, I'm very happy with the way this Scorpion rides and slides, handles the waves great too, But my favorite test was Obama Ridge, it slide right to the top with 200 HP, and on the sticky grass along the shores of the lake, again no problem . Was a gre...
by Hardtail
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
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Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Thanks, Slidin Gator, are you planning to ride the Freedom Ride Feb 22 ? I'm planning to park and camp Friday and Saturday nights at Shady Oaks, they have water and electric hook-up there. A friend of mine Carter, stays at Camp Mack because they have rooms there. I gotta try the Obama Ridge with my ...
by Hardtail
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Out for a ride
by Hardtail
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
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Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Built the Grass Rake Storage, Need dry storage, the under deck storage area get wet from condensation every day, But the grass rake works very well, I built one for my other boat and it is easy access, plus gives me a step and or a seat, I'm going to wrap it next
by Hardtail
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Thanks Sniper, I got my mufflers welded on today, Last night had Glades Cat check out my new build, Thanks Rick, and went for a nice night ride with Gary, Boat is Riding great, The tank location seems to have solved hot starting issues with the fuel injection, I shut down with the mag switches and r...
by Hardtail
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Excellent. Congrats on the maiden voyage. Yea, they plane very easily. I wonder how different it will run with the 520. Let me know when you're going out. I'll ride with ya. I am planning to bring it to Airboat club Thursday for a ride, Hoping to go early, but have the lights on so we can ride afte...
by Hardtail
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
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Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Maiden Voyage today, 5 weeks since purchasing the hull, It ran smooth, no hopping, very free riding hull, It got on plane with no effort at all, It seemed to be on plane already just above idle. It rides like a sled, not at all like a boat. It is now my favorite riding hull, can't wait till I can ta...
by Hardtail
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Paint job came out pretty good, still need to do the wire, I'm going the finish everything else first,
by Hardtail
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Thanks Gary and Slidin Gator, got the tank mounted and plumbed, got the rigging mostly Painted, seems it's hard to spray the wire, most of the paint just blows away, so I'm thinking about using a paint brush or a roller on the wire mesh, the rest came out looking good. next I'm going to put it all t...
by Hardtail
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Getting ready for paint, going to try the wire wheel to clean it and automotive glossy black paint
by Hardtail
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Hardtail, post some info on the welding hood with lenses. I have found the best results by drinking and telling my son how to weld, but sometimes I have to get it done! I got the Miller digital Elite Series 281000 plus the $8 magnifying lens that slides inside the window, I like the way this helmet...
by Hardtail
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

I'm working on mounting the 28 gallon gas tank, Do I need to put anything between the tank and angle supporting it? I'm going to use a hold down clamping the tank down with all-thread, so it shouldn't move or vibrate. I thought about using RTV or a piece of inner-tube on the bottom, but it might hol...
by Hardtail
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Gary, That is the bottom of floor board, the floor board will be 3" higher to give support and allow for gas pedal and cable, Thanks for the heads up though, good to know some one is check my work, it is my first build doing it myself, last year I had Gus doing the Hamant build for me, It is way dif...
by Hardtail
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Wrapped the Panel in Burl Wood
by Hardtail
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"
Replies: 52
Views: 3731

Re: Rigging a new Scorpion 12x7'2"

Slidin Gator, It is a lot more work than I thought it was, to look at an Airboat rigging looks simple till you start bending and welding pipe, but it is satisfying to look at the progress though

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