IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

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IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby Hardtail » Sat May 18, 2019 10:48 pm

I found this older 12' Hamant hull with rigging that was in bad shape, I had already purchased an IO 360 Lycoming that was off an Airplane with prop strike for this Hamant. But then I found an IO 520 Continental for sale and bought it. Both engines I bought with out hearing them run first, just took a chance on them having just come off an airplane, I also got the Log books with them. I'll back up a little to let you know what brought me to this Build. Carb Ice. I have hunting property in Minnesota that only an airboat can cross, when it's warm out, like above freezing I have no problem with my O 360 on 10 foot Franny Tayler, But this year the temp dropped down to 17 degrees and I could go about 150 feet at a time then stop till the ice in the carb melted. So when I got back in Miami I started to build Carb Heat box off the Exhaust Manifold and a fresh air mixing box under my seat so I could adjust the amount of hot air with the fresh air to keep carb ice from happening. Then I started shopping on the internet for fuel injected aircraft motors, so now I got 2 of them, and I am hoping I'm on the right track
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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby Hardtail » Sat May 18, 2019 11:15 pm

Started the Carb heat box
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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby Hardtail » Fri May 24, 2019 7:47 pm

Got the webbing paint on the inside and the outside stripped today,
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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby Hardtail » Fri May 24, 2019 8:01 pm

yesterday we welded on the walk boards

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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby lilly-Pad » Fri May 24, 2019 8:52 pm

looking good Bruce , should not be too long before the maiden voyage
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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby Hardtail » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:01 am

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Got the Motor and motor stand mounted

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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby lilly-Pad » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:41 pm

looks almost ready to ride
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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby Hardtail » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:21 am

Hoping to have it ready for unity weekend July 13th in Okeechobee

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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby Hardtail » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:58 pm

shouldn't be long now
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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Postby Hardtail » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 pm

Got the battery in and wired
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Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

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