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Jan 11, 2010, 09:32 AM
GILL RC's Avatar
I knew we were kinderd spiets. I don't think that these old bones could take the runs like we used too.
On the Sea Fury, I put that away a few years ago. I'll try to find it. busy this week end with Cabin Fever in York, PA.
I drilled the foot through and put a short drive shaft with a ball coupling in front. Made a aluminum cone to fair the shaft to the coupling. It worked great as all we had was low power brushed motors at the time (about 30-35 years ago). I should get it out repaint and put a brushless motor in. I don't know if I could find the Ken doll again.
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Jan 11, 2010, 10:39 AM
"day ain't over yet-"
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John, you're right. I wouldn't relish kneeling down in those flying shingles, and taking the knocks any more these days---.

Might be fun just one more time though---.
Jan 11, 2010, 12:15 PM
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Yea maybe if we dropped the HP a bit and had a real good bottle of scotch waiting.
Jan 11, 2010, 12:52 PM
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der kap-I'll be right behind you in line, just as soon as the arthritis in my knee goes away.
Jan 11, 2010, 01:48 PM
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I'v still have a like new small hydro deadstick throttle unit that I took off one of my 8ftrs back in 79.. just keeping it just in case I have some free time and a couple sheets of plywood.... your project is looking great...
Jan 20, 2014, 10:59 PM
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Your Hedlund Hydro

I raced the Hedlund B hydro back in the '70s. My boat took a second in Nationals, don't remember the year.
Saw your build log and was very excited to see what you have done. Did you get in in the water and how did it turn out? I built a model racing hydro several years ago and thought about trying to replicate my Hedlund boat. You have done it!
Do you have any updates, pics? Would love to open a dialog with you

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