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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:25 AM
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check out our web site for hardware, expresscraft.com i think you will find we have some great stuff at great prices.i have a prather deep v hardware kit i will sell for 100.00 it was 164.95 but is dated now. its brand new in the box and comes with a complet strut,wedge rudder,trim tabs,s/s turn fin,prop shaft,drive dog,prop nut,teflon lined stuffing box,1/4 square cable w/furrule, thrrottle cable set foe homelite,kill switch and all the s/s hardware for mounting. prather kit#1101. i do not normally post on build threads but this set is made for a homelite and is cheap. i only have one kit and i do not think they are made anymore. so i hope it helps on your build if you go this way.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:22 AM
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check out our web site for hardware, expresscraft.com i think you will find we have some great stuff at great prices.i have a prather deep v hardware kit i will sell for 100.00 it was 164.95 but is dated now. its brand new in the box and comes with a complet strut,wedge rudder,trim tabs,s/s turn fin,prop shaft,drive dog,prop nut,teflon lined stuffing box,1/4 square cable w/furrule, thrrottle cable set foe homelite,kill switch and all the s/s hardware for mounting. prather kit#1101. i do not normally post on build threads but this set is made for a homelite and is cheap. i only have one kit and i do not think they are made anymore. so i hope it helps on your build if you go this way.
Thank u but I think that I'd better work on making a floating boat first. I finally found a specialty lumber yard that has 1/8" luan! i'm so happy!
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:58 AM
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here's a pic of what i've gotten done so far and another of a prowler which is very similar to the boat i'm building.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 12:51 PM
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I will be getting wood soon!
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:08 PM
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I'm hoping to also later on!
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 04:19 PM
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i found two but not working ones which are in new york. can sombody help?
You can try using a echo gt2000 trimmer

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ECHO-GT-2000...OWERED-STRING-
TRIMMER-/180936816651?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a20ac b80b

Homelite trimmers do come up on Ebay. You just have to patient. Check you local repair shop. I was at mine today and he had lots of sx135 trimmers but Im mot buying that model.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 10:37 PM
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thanks txt killer, do those have a clutch?
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I'm hoping to also later on!
you'll probably get the wood before me, i can't legally drive. what you buildin?
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:11 PM
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If you can't legally drive then you probably didn't get the joke above. Don't make me explain it to you.

I've been working with wood all this past week anyway, remodeling my RC boat hauling trailer, installing a boat rack and getting my little .12 powered outrigger hydro out of mothballs to race in September.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 10:20 AM
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thanks txt killer, do those have a clutch?

you'll probably get the wood before me, i can't legally drive. what you buildin?
That one does. It's a good motor. Not a much hp as a Homelite but better than a Mac.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:17 AM
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ok thanks for the info on it. those are some nice looking boats Ron. here's my mini verison of the boat i'm making, it never worked but it was fun to make.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 11:23 AM
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this is totaly unrelated to my boat but, what percentage oil content is good for nitro boats?
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Progress will be slow on my boat until I get more wood, probably will be on monday.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 07:19 PM
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this is totaly unrelated to my boat but, what percentage oil content is good for nitro boats?
I've always ran 18% because I have older engines.
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Ok, maybe I will finish my little boat then I have fuel with that percentage. Back to the big boat, I tried making a windshield out of some wood scraps earlier. It looked real good so I decided to put clear windows init. The cuts weren't grate but I got em smothed out before I tried to put in da windows. The plexiglass was easy to cut but it had a fue spots that I had cut to small. I tried CA'ing them in. It frothed up on the glass or ran across before it dried. The windows were smeared but when I got em wet the smudges and bombs weren't really visible. I decided to clean It up with CA debonder, that made it worse And now u can't eaven sea through them!
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Old Jul 30, 2012, 01:12 PM
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I got a sheet of Luan!!!!! I shud have most of the hull done by tomaro!
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