Boat: 16/56 south fork custom, flat rake and short transom.
I 'm going to start this out by saying, by no means am i considering myself competent to do this. I feel it is necessary to show my build whether i have a failure or success. One problem is i have yet to purchase my reduction drive and or prop. I do have a small three blade prop but i plan on using a 6 blade prop. during this current bowfishing season( summer ) i will continue to use the boat with the 35hp mud motor on it, but coming this winter i plan on removing it to finish the fan build.
I know im going about this the wrong way I.E. the steps im using to build this.
I want to say a special thanks to whiteriver rambo and north texas slayer for their awesome write ups and utube videos, and for putting up with my stupid questions.
Unfortunately the $$$ is a little short, and both my welders have shot craps on me during this small part of the project and im in the market to buy a new welder this week.
With a few boat projects i took on last winter i gained some 1/4 aluminum plate 1/8 aluminum tubing. My aluminum center 8" OD 12" long tube i received for 20 dollars. The 16 tooth sprocket is from rural king and the 60 tooth sprocket is from amazon.
1st i started out researching, researching, researching, researching...etc
2nd i drew up some plans on graphing paper with architects ruler using 1/4" scale. I've only changed it 12 times...
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The main platform for steering
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I took the drawn plans and put them to use and created the steering platform for the motor.
I'll be using the same chain and sproket system as north texas slayer. The chain tensor is the two fs206 bearing one end is slotted and the other is the pinned guide.
Hopefully this wont be as dragged out as it could be but ill try to post some up dates weekley