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by Muckduck
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

More Video on Cason Lake
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by Muckduck
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Thank you Sniper. I am really excited to see where this is going to go for all the reasons that you mentioned. A few others have made some really amazing boats. I am glad I tried to document the build and show how accessible a really well performing boat is to someone with a welder, a little time, n...
by Muckduck
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

You did a hell of a job on this build I'm very impressed, what was the final sprocket size you used and what gear did you use on the motor 2nd ? also what is your cruse RPM on the motor ? awesome job the boat seems to preform very well Thank you Sniper! If I recall correctly it’s an 18T on the tran...
by Muckduck
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Video! Running Dry!
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by Muckduck
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Working on a manually adjustable dog leg trim tab.
by Muckduck
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I’ll work on getting some video up soon. In the mean time I started mocking up a dog leg adjustable trim tab.
by Muckduck
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Finalizing some details. Glad we are finally starting to get some rain.
by Muckduck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: homemade reduction
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: homemade reduction

McMaster Carr is a great resource for parts. Google them. They have a great webpage.
by Muckduck
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor
Replies: 14
Views: 1767

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Great little ride! Looks like it runs good. I would definitely put a prop guard back on it. That’s a little hairy.
by Muckduck
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Got my prop back from warp drive after having the nickel leading edges added. I adjusted the pitch from 12 degrees to 9 degrees and It has tons of power. I may still play with it some more. I made a slider instead of a roller out of some high density plastic for the spring loaded tensioner which has...
by Muckduck
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I made it over to my friends shop to turn and drill the prop adapter and weld the shaft to the adapter. If you are in the Sarasota area and need metal, welding, light machining or trailer parts, Hoover Welding at fruitville rd and 75 (941)-893-7564 is the place to go. Reuben Hoover has been awesome ...
by Muckduck
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I got a boat assembled and wired. It came together pretty well with no real hiccups.
by Muckduck
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

A few shots of wiring in progress. It’s coming together nicely but not exactly as I had planned. My 6 circuit fuse block didn’t fit into the box with all the switches and I didn’t want it loose in the main console. I figured I wasn’t going to use the area where the ignition key was and the fuse bloc...
by Muckduck
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I tore the boat down and was really pleased that my design did allow the engine to be easily removed with out cutting and welding. It was untested until now. I primed and painted all the metal work gloss black and have started to reassemble. I am using staineless steel lock nuts, bolts and washers e...
by Muckduck
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Thank you Sniper! You and me both! It would be pretty devastating if after all the time (over a year) and money (way more than initially anticipated) it ends up running like a turd. Only time will tell but I am getting dangerously close to having it up and running and it feels good to be on the home...
by Muckduck
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

One of the most important features to add was a bracket for rod holders. I went with 4 figuring 2 gigs and 2 poles between 2 people. I tore down the seat stand, final welded everything and got it primed with 2 coats and 2 coats of gloss black. I’m thinking I will do one more coat of gloss black. I a...
by Muckduck
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I picked up a 6” diameter 4” long piece of steel for around $105 to make the prop shaft adapter. I really should have gotten a 5” piece and it would have saved me a lot of time machining but it will be good practice. I also made some handles for the driver and pasenger seats. Until I have a good day...
by Muckduck
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I decided I didn’t like the light switches and everything being out of reach so I built an aluminum box with a lid to hold everything except the ignition key which I also made a cover for to prevent it from being damaged. I made a flag pole holder out of some 1/2” square tubing and a couple nuts and...
by Muckduck
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Great tip Waggs!
by Muckduck
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I also got a teleflex cable and set up the linkage locations after a lot of testing to make sure it was where it needed to be. In hindsight I wish I went with dog leg stearing instead but it’s a done deal at this point. I started cutting in the wiring harnesses to remove the excess that I wont be us...
by Muckduck
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I found oil imbedded bushings from McMaster Carr that were almost a perfect fit. Just some minor sanding of the aluminum rudder tubes i.d. and the bushing i.d. I also picked up rod ends to make my own linkage. I thought I was going to be able to thread a piece of half inch stainless with a die and I...
by Muckduck
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Alaskan hunting Mini
Replies: 86
Views: 7530

Re: Alaskan hunting Mini

Very cool build and I can’t wait to see it run!
by Muckduck
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 15043

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

No major advances due to my wife and I’s anniversary but I did finish welding the ruddr end caps and I’m really happy how they turned out. I am going to try and pick up some metal tomorrow for rudder mounts on the cage and I also need to track down a piece of steel for the prop shaft adapter.
by Muckduck
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: building an airboat as a school project
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: building an airboat as a school project

Russ’s opinion is good opinion. Here are some pics of rudders I recently built. Check out my Honda cbr build in the mini forum for more details and some overall build ideas and it probably only weighs about 350-400lb. There is a ton of work to mount a street bike engine on an airboat and to build a ...

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