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Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Jet info

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Not cheap either
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:39 PM
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Guys..relax..Mike, no one is throwing shots at you..its a forum, we discuss things..and it is civil here, a nice place to be..

On a different note..my headers came..
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Thats hot! Love the red valve covers.
Where did you find the little 426 stickers?
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:06 AM
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7, those are home made graphics, most on there I cut on my plotter..few years ago the had cheap plotters on sale, grabbed one, works slow, but, for this stuff its great..
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Looks great Chidago!!

Didn't get out today, nothing but rain. Hate that I don't like getting wet to go play in the water

Nitro, between filling with grease and the rubber piece I have no issues with water coming in. But perhaps that's because the last couple times after lifting the lid the whole inside has been submerged so I didn't notice But honestly that's worked fine for me thus far.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:10 AM
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LOL..a submarine..
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Now, to one of MY ups..

When I did the cockpit for the kmb, THAT little project was about 9 hours, between fitting the cockpit, the crinkle paint interior, makin the seats have a vinyl look, etc.

After fitting, the cockpit sets to low in the hull for me to get proper cg on the boat because of the batt placement, the batts hit the cockpit floor..no way around it, batts farther back throw of the cg to much..its touchy on its balance..

End of story is I removed the cockpit, used some sheet aluminum to fabricate a closing plate from the backside, then used fiberglass to level it to deck level..5 hrs alone on block sanding, and glazing small things..

So, after 25+ hrs of work, back where I started..

Dont ya just LOVE hobbies? lol

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:36 PM
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That's dedication

I would of just said it and wrapped it in saran wrap
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 01:18 PM
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LOL..T, woulda been easier, trust me..
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 02:04 PM
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So, after 25+ hrs of work, back where I started..
Dont ya just LOVE hobbies? lol
Presumably there was no way to make the cockpit shallower so as to save some of your original work? BTW, that's a rhetorical question. If there was a way, I'm sure you would have figured it out.

Makes one wonder how KMB think it should be done. Maybe they imagined one would use NiMhs (still favoured by many European boaters) and perhaps site them around the perimeter of the hull to avoid the cockpit area. Or perhaps they just didn't think at all. A case not of 'Vorsprung durch technik' but of 'Vorsprung durch cock-up'.

Good thing you had all that extra time on your hands. AS IF.
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LOL..Mad, none of the ancillary stuff looks to scale, either, so, it will now turn into a runabout instead of a sprint racer, is all..not puttin all that on, will also shave a few kilos to you, off.. pounds to me..

I easily could have went with smaller batts, but, I WANT the 2 6000's, gives me 12 amp, great run time then, thats more important to me.. the cockpit..

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Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:02 PM
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will also shave a few kilos to you, off.. pounds to me..
Its pounds to me as well. I can work in kilos if necessary and on small indoor model planes it makes more sense to go metric when you are shaving off every surplus 1/5 of a gram. But when I was at school everything was imperial, not metric, and I'm still happier with the 'old' system. UK didn't go metric till much later, and even now we fall between the Continental European and USA stools. For example, we drive in mph, measure road distances in miles, and buy pints of beer in the pub. But we buy milk in litres and planks of wood as 50x100 rather than 2x4s. Go figure
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Yeah, thats up..we split too now, inches and mm, cars will have BOTH types of bolts..rediculous
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:24 AM
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Yeah, thats up..we split too now, inches and mm, cars will have BOTH types of bolts..rediculous
The best one was round about 1980, when metric stuff was first coming in here the UK. I went to buy some 2x4s. The guy in the wood store told me I was out of date - the wood was now metricated so what I required would be the nearest metric equivalent, being 50x100. "OK", I said, "so how much is it". He told me it was 40p a FOOT.
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