Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

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Re: Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

Postby Afflicted » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:44 pm

Dont have a center seam, just buy a piece that is 7ft wide

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Re: Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

Postby Rollbar1 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:45 pm

Afflicted wrote:Dont have a center seam, just buy a piece that is 7ft wide


I have looked. Can't find any so far. :scratch:
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Re: Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

Postby Rollbar1 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:46 pm

Might be easier to go 14'x6'/6.50' and use 5052 to keep it light w/a 532 Rotax.
P.S. Peach researched the metal/web site and we are going to go with .125 on the thickness with the 5052 unless we should do otherwise.
Just thinking out loud.

Also, thinking of going to a step hull to help top end/cruise.

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Re: Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

Postby Rollbar1 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:10 pm

Question, for those of you who have built a mini and riveted the boat, what size rivets did you use and did you use a air rivet tool or ?
And, if riveted, did you use aluminum rivets or ?

Thanks,
Jim

I did fined this on HF:
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-quarte ... 98898.html

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Re: Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

Postby Rollbar1 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:55 pm

I just bought the Lake Buggy 2 person plans and I am going to modify them and go from there/use them as a base or foundation as it were.
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Re: Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

Postby Scarecrow » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:14 pm

I think that would be Lockwood Aviation at the Sebring Airport, not Lockheed.

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Re: Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

Postby Rollbar1 » Wed May 04, 2016 1:43 pm

Ok so I found a NOS 4a084-4 and the wife said buy it.
So I guess that is the power plant we will be using, and I'll sell the 425 Caddy/Tranny setup I have.

Now to gather the rest of the parts.
Glad that part is over.
I was told to build the boat around the power plant (which makes since), and it is easier to plan now.
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Re: Mini Motor Question/Big Enough?

Postby Rollbar1 » Fri May 06, 2016 5:05 pm

More parts.
Couldn't pass up the deal and would probably cost me more in time/labor etc. Off a Paul Dixon hull setup on 36" stringers. The guy had a Briggs 40hp. Might need some mods for the 4a084 but we will see.

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