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deadcarp    Posted 06-21-2004 at 04:17:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
and kicks up dust and flattens the nearby grass. Not quite ready for launch but the silly paddleboat might actually push itself around the lake. I still need to add a few trinkets like steering, an idler for the drive belt, and gotta do more about that shaky motor. It's a 10-horse tecumseh off a snowblower so guess it wasn't particularly designed for smooth operation. I have it bolted over 3/8 rubber pads to 4x4s that are bolted to the boat. Still shakes alot so i'll add an l-angle & cram some more padding in there. That's down in the stern and over the back i hung the wheel (wheelbarrow wheel with 6 paddles made outa baler belting) Then there's a plastic fender over that(Old white 55-gallon drum). And i'm making a chain-guard by re-shaping 4" plastic drain pipe. I don't mind falling into things long as they don't eat a sleeve. Boy i can imagine that wheel will be noisy. Kinda like whapping a beavertail on the water 18 times/second. Only 1 way to find out. :)

mud    Posted 06-21-2004 at 06:23:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
wow! i would love to see a picture of that sternchurner-- how bout it?

deadcarp    Posted 06-21-2004 at 07:49:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got another smart card so i'm taking pictures - sorry i don't have a program to read the camera yet so walmart'll have to do.

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