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by CWAIS
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

We did figure out a spot for the spare tire.


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by CWAIS
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Crank is back in, the back tie-downs are on and we slid the hull back on the trailer. We do not have all the rollers on the trailer yet, so we set a couple of pieces of poly on top of the trailer bed as a spacer for setting the other rollers. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BU...
by CWAIS
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

These two are putting the U-bolt back in the bow.


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The gas tank is going in next.

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by CWAIS
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

We have to send out a big THANK YOU to Jeff at Southern Slide . He donated a gallon of his Southern Slide so I had these two guys soak the poly with about a half gallon. The picture after we are getting the hull ready to flip over and start putting this boat back together. http://i91.photobucket.com...
by CWAIS
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Lots of progress in the last two days, we will start out with THE BOW VINYL is Done!!!!

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by CWAIS
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thanks again to the Original Muffler Man shop for the turn downs, they are welded to the mufflers now. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9873_zpsd3a05560.jpg We started drilling and mounting the back rollers on the trailer today. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/...
by CWAIS
Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Killin Time is on the jig, birth of DB 15.6 CR Deckover
Replies: 186
Views: 40359

Re: Killin Time is on the jig, birth of DB 15.6 CR Deckover

Huntingbigun
Wow what a build!!! Just awesome
by CWAIS
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well side two was put on today, just the front to wrap now. Here is a couple of pictures of the left side. Still have to do the bottom edge. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9823_zps50aa917f.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9824_zps...
by CWAIS
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Tonia, the instructor gets very nervous letting students play with sticky vinyl. Gary S. Most of the students are in class for 2 - 45min. periods and some of the students are in class for 1- 45min. period. Some days by the time I get done explaining our next step there isn't a lot of time left. I sp...
by CWAIS
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thanks I will make sure I pass it on to the tomorrow.
by CWAIS
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well this week we got the engine put back on the engine stand. We had a full group to start with but in the second picture the bell rang. Eric stayed to finish up. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9795_zps5567a82e.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBO...
by CWAIS
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Daddy Dave
We made up some brackets out of Stainless angle iron. They will be bolted on the back with 6" rollers that we are cutting out of a 12" roller , 2.5" dia. and a 5/8" shaft. We are making the shafts out of old broken drive shafts out of outboard lower units.
by CWAIS
Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

dblj006 Catwalk, as we get older we think of things like that. Back in the day I could walk on top of a two story high 2x4 wall but I think those days are gone. Tonia, they did a pretty good job so far ( little trouble when they stretch the vinyl a little). We should be cutting the pieces out for th...
by CWAIS
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Matt and Noah are welding up the fenders and then a couple of pictures of the trailers progress. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9780_zps3c867f4b.jpg Light cages, I had some students TIG a pool all the way around to get rid of the sharp edges. I think they look nicer...
by CWAIS
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well we got a couple students started on the wrap, so far things are going well. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9779_zpsc468d706.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9781_zpsf5b20cf4.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AI...
by CWAIS
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

These two guys are in charge of getting the axle saddle and fenders done, it should be ready to paint this week. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9778_zps0c35ce9a.jpg This guy here is in charge of of the main frame for the trailer. It is sitting on top of a trailer ri...
by CWAIS
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Couple more pictures of the trailer http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9763_zps92e176f5.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9762_zps9af61bb8.jpg That is enough for one night Thanks for following!!!
by CWAIS
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Progression of our fenders, we ran into a problem. The Brake that the students made would not work, it was too short for the long bends and too long for the short bends. So we made them old school. We scored the bottoms of the long bends to help them bend in a straight line. Here are the steps we to...
by CWAIS
Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Ok, I have got to get caught up on some of these pictures. I'm going to start with a big THANK YOU to Travis from the Original Muffler Man Shop down in Florida. I talked with Travis about some turn downs for our exhaust, we were not having very good luck getting them bent without damaging the stainl...
by CWAIS
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Kids have been really working together this week. We got the front and back supports for the fenders all welded up. Then today they got the covers ( made of aluminium diamond plate) drawn up, cut and filed. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9753_zpsdc619da5.jpg http://...
by CWAIS
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Primed and painted http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9742_zps64e32d38.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9744_zps5cbbb9aa.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9745_zpsc35aefe6.jpg http://i91.photobucket....
by CWAIS
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Couple of pictures of work being done on the trailer. Figuring out where and how to make up the fenders and there supports. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9731_zps98669c93.jpg Making up the stop for the bow of the boat. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/A...
by CWAIS
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well this last week one of my youth apprenticeship students( who is working at EK Machine in Fall River, Wisconsin) talked to Troy Smith at EK Machine and set up a Donated Powder Coating Job for the engine stand and cage . Troy called me on friday and asked if I could have it there on Monday morning...
by CWAIS
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Monday the trailers main frame was tacked together and on tuesday they got it all welded together. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9720_zps55a6c3ba.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9722_zpsbd96759f.jpg
by CWAIS
Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rudder art
Replies: 10
Views: 1985

Re: Rudder art

" Painterchic"
Tonia did the rudders for our high school airboat project and they look awesome !!!!!

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