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2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 9:44 pm
by eskimoboy
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-tRVpG ... e=youtu.be[/youtube]
Here is my 2014 2.4l ecotec standalone swinging a used 72 inch water walker sig prop built by Chuck Rackley (what a wonderful man) sitting in a used 13.6 X 7 foot hull ready to be shipped to Canada. I will complete the build up here.
Here is a link to the engine roaring and some pics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-tRVpG ... e=youtu.be

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 10:09 pm
by eskimoboy
I am having difficulty uploading photos can someone help me I keep getting an internal server error message after I clic the add the file button. The photos are not big files under 200 kb.

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 1:52 pm
by stonny9
eskimoboy wrote:I am having difficulty uploading photos can someone help me I keep getting an internal server error message after I clic the add the file button. The photos are not big files under 200 kb.

Dont know what ur problem is but maybe try one of the many pic hosting sites. Imgur is a good one. If you have a smart phone then you should be backing them up to the cloud anyways. If you have an Android then use Google Photos. There is also a google photos desktop app to backup pics/vids. Storage is unlimited as long as you select High quality.

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 3:48 pm
by eskimoboy
Figured it out file was too big

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 8:09 am
by scottyroll
Eskimo, What belt drive are you running?

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 6:03 pm
by eskimoboy
Century 2-1

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:21 pm
by eskimoboy
Did some work to my hull last week to build up the sides. Also started cage, made a mechanical steering system and mounted my rudders those pics tomorrow.

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:23 pm
by eskimoboy
trouble loading pics

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:24 pm
by eskimoboy
last one for today

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:47 am
by eskimoboy
More pics
The rudders are made from recycled 3/16th aluminum

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:50 am
by eskimoboy
I reinforced the rudders with a piece of corrigated steel from a outboard crate

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:52 am
by eskimoboy
This is my mechanical steering dog leg I guess you guys would call it. It is made with material from a washing machine, snowmobile and outboard crate

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:55 am
by eskimoboy
Another angle of the steering system

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:00 am
by eskimoboy
We don't have a large franchised hardware store in town where I can go to source all the material I need to finish this build, we are an isolated community and the nearest hardware chain is some 500km plane flight away. The next best thing is our local dump slash scrap yard (Junk Yard Wars!) maybe. And use whatever I can find there to make it work.

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:02 am
by eskimoboy
Last one for this morning. I went to our local electrician and he gave me enough emt conduit to build my cage and seat stand

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:15 pm
by Chaseh
Coming right along!

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:20 pm
by eskimoboy
Hope to be gliding sometime next week Chaseh

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:27 am
by eskimoboy
My buddy found these seats at the dump apparently our airport terminal installed new seating and discarded the old ones lucky me now gotta wash them up and a paint job.

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:31 am
by eskimoboy
The weather hasn't been good lately, hopefully it will change soon.

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:19 pm
by eskimoboy
Finished fabing the steering

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:31 pm
by eskimoboy
from another angle

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:36 pm
by eskimoboy
gas pedal installed and seats painted

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:19 pm
by eskimoboy
Took her out for a spin last nite and she is more than I expected for the short ride I had.....darkness came. I had my rudders to close to the prop and had to adjust that this morning. The steering was a bit to responsive for me. Took her out again this morning for her second run and I broke a bolt on one of the rudders that was holding the tie rod. This engine has way more power than anticipated. Gotta make this build solid. Gonna go to find me some real bolts tomorrow.

Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:55 am
by eskimoboy
Having trouble uploading photos this is the error page I get.

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Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@southernairboat.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

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Re: 2014 2.4l ecotec build

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:31 am
by eskimoboy
My first video hope you enjoy. This was on Little River just of the great Pegouatchiou River (Big River)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67AEcTN4TCA