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Old 12-16-2023, 02:03 AM
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I'm under the impression I'll need to put weight on the front
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Old 12-18-2023, 01:19 PM
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Deck electonic compartment lid

Motor mount and rudder

doing some epoxy work in my spare bathroom. It's turning out well surprisingly. 3 coats on the inside seems to do it. Gonna do 4 or 5 on the outside. I only sanded the initial 1st epoxy coat.
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Old 12-18-2023, 01:19 PM
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Waterproofing wood sucks.
Should have built my other larger swamp boat simultaneously and waterproofed them same time. Would have been more ideal as it's hard to pour such a small amount for this one 18" swamp boat.
Gonna give this a full 24hrs and attach the top deck with some foam inside.
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Old 12-21-2023, 12:21 PM
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Old 12-21-2023, 12:28 PM
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Old 12-21-2023, 02:02 PM
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Got your grommet filed off. cool. Something to think about if you haven't already. Make sure you have a way to retrieve the boat if something happens and the motor quits. That among other things cost me my first boat. It sank because of no flotation while I went to get a boat to retrieve it.
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Old 12-22-2023, 09:37 PM
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Ya I put a bunch of the pipe insulation foam in the front deck before I cement glued those pieces on. Just didn't snap a pic real quick. My bad.

Today at Tacoma rc raceway they made me bannana plug extensions and put an ec5 connector on a battery I was trying to sell in the used case.
2s 3000mah 30c should do er. Lol!
can't wait to get this beast finished. Giving the servo mounts a good 24hrs to cure. As I've reinforced and added cement.
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Old 12-22-2023, 09:38 PM
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Gotta figure out a good way to get all the deck excess off the back of the boat and get the electronics lid compartment area reinforced and finished. Than lots of epoxy and sanding basically.
sealing up the outside all the way.
I'm debating the paint as the wood looks really nice with the shine of the clear coat.
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Guy at the rc track today said he built a 3ft one in shop class back in the day and had a giant gas tank in the front area and an airplane motor. Lol.
love it when ppl talk about old times and reminisce.
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and the top deck is on! More epoxy work and some.silicone and bearing grease are needed.
Couple days of epoxy and cure work. This boat should be ready.
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Old 12-24-2023, 03:11 PM
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If you make the wood strips that the cover rests on solid all the way around you can put something like this on there and waterproof the area. That's how mine was. worked good. If you have a power screwdriver the little hold down screws come out pretty fast.

https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Foam-W...18&sr=8-5&th=1
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I'm thinking electrical tape will work for now. Lol. I do plan to add some foam you linked ty bud and magnetize the lid with a nice little pull handle but rn. Electrical tape. Lol.
boats top deck got wet with its 1st coat of epoxy and looks great. Looks like a boat made of wood. Lol.
more waiting. Fine sanding and more epoxy.
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just a quick note might want to move the battery back farther you want the CG of the boat about 1/3 of boat from the rear. (most of the weight in the back) if too far forward no speed will plow, looks like great fun!
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hey ty bowtie. I did not know that. Ill move it to the back section.
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Old 01-08-2024, 11:00 AM
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Anything new with the boat project?
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