ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by FISHSTICKER » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:49 pm

Steering done
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

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Post by FISHSTICKER » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:51 pm

Rudders hung
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Post by Slidin Gator » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:41 pm

Fish,

The boat is lookin good, I'll be heading your way for some quality welding :thumbleft:

Just one comment on the rudder mounts, maybe still in process, but the support bracket to the lower support cross bar doesn't look like it is doing much.

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We run a 3rd diagonal to the bottom of the transom for rudder support.

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It looks like you have a gusset underneath the tail. I would suggest your lower support bracket take full advantage of the gusset and run a support to the stern end of the lower gusset.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by FISHSTICKER » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:34 pm

I know it doesn’t look that stout but it’s pretty tough. No doubt more bracing would make it tougher. My Robicheaux is braced this way and it’s a commercial hull.
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by FISHSTICKER » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:37 pm

Made a box for my air filter to protect it from rain and UV. It will be open on the bottom.

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Post by FISHSTICKER » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 pm

Aluminum beads got better at the end
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Post by Rick McC. » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:52 pm

It’s definitely lookin’ good Sir!
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Post by FISHSTICKER » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:36 am

Thanks Rick. Got the metal work 99% done. Blew it apart yesterday and finished welded everything but the cage. I think I’m going to add some temp bracing to try to keep the cage straight while I weld it out. Or just stick it back on the hull and climb on it like a spider monkey.
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Post by FISHSTICKER » Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:40 am

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by FISHSTICKER » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:02 am

I have no experience with any of the sea deck type of surfaces. Any of you that have experience with them I’m interested in your opinions on durability, resistance to staining from mud and blood. I’m considering using some on the walking surfaces. Let me know which brand you are using in your post. Thanks.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by CWAIS » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:54 am

Looks awesome Eddie !!!!!!!
We have used hydro-turf and had good luck with it, easy to work with. We haven't used sea deck so I can't really help you there.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by FISHSTICKER » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:40 pm

Thanks. Would you put it in a boat you were going to hunt out of?

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Post by CWAIS » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:54 pm

Yes I would and I will give you a call later.

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Post by Slidin Gator » Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:23 pm

Fish,
I have buddies with sea deck on hunt boats. The stuff sure is nice on the feet, you can wash blood and mud out of it without staining and it does make for a sharp looking boat.

That said, it does not washout/off nearly as easy as paint, wrap etc. and my dogs will tear up or s**t on anything. So I can't own nice stuff like that. Fly's gotta eat too.
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Post by FISHSTICKER » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 pm

Gator do you know if they are using the sea deck brand?

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Post by Slidin Gator » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:11 pm

FISHSTICKER wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:14 pm
Gator do you know if they are using the sea deck brand?
Yes
I grew up thinking I-10 was the Mason Dixon line.
1986 Airboat Engineering Inc., 14' Marsh Master. Refreshed narrow deck, SV O-540, 72” NGQ. A Bob Stossel original.

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:51 pm

I am no longer embarrassed by my aluminum TIG work. Much more consistent.
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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:54 pm

Pedal in and yes it’s left foot. Part of my anti theft kit :D :D
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Post by FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:55 pm

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Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Post by FISHSTICKER » Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:57 pm

Can actually be driven from either seat.

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