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Jet Sprint Boat Print Booklet
Author: Rod   Posts: 15   Photos: 53   Subscribers: 1   Views: 1829   Responses: 106   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Test Run - Posted: 20th Sep 2017
Finally I was able to test it on the water
Couldn't find a suitable river nearby so opted for a local park
Very pleased with the results very stable on the water and quite fast even though I kept the revs at about 50% until fully run in
Hope you all like it

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Response by RNinMunich on the 20th Sep 2017
Hi Rod, sadly this site only accepts picture formats for uploading 🤔
To show a video apparently you have to go the roundabout way via U-tube.
Shame, was looking forward to seeing the 'lime beast' in action.
Cheers Doug 😎

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Test Run - Posted: 20th Sep 2017
Finally I was able to test it on the water
Couldn't find a suitable river nearby so opted for a local park
Very pleased with the results very stable on the water and quite fast even though I kept the revs at about 50% until fully run in
Hope you all like it

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Finally it's completed - Posted: 16th Sep 2017
Six months ago I drew up the plans for my Jet Sprint boat and at last it is completed and ready for its first test run
Very happy with results so far so hope it performs well on the water
Have leak and ballast tested it and all good so here's hoping for a successful first run up the river
Has been a real challenge at times but well worth it and a lot of satisfaction and fun making it
I have named it "Rapid Hoppa " so I hope you all like it
Will post a video of its on the water performance as soon as I can

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Response by Midlife306 on the 16th Sep 2017
Awesome job Rod👍👍
Response by philpjuk on the 16th Sep 2017
Wow! that looks great,video of it`s first trip?.
Response by rolfman2000 on the 16th Sep 2017
Must admit, that looks even better than I imagined. The colour and graphics really set it off well, and will help in spotting on the river. I, like the rest, look forward to seeing the video of it in action. Thanks for letting us follow your build Rod. Do you still have plans to sell the shells ? Best wishes, Dave W 😀

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 15th Jun 2017
Well finally finished the actual boat and now ready for fit out
Zenoah 26 cc marine engine arrived this morning and jet unit on its way so busy days ahead
Got to make roll bars to scale yet probably use aluminium to save weight
The engine develops 3.4 hp at 13000 revs so should give it a bit of punch
1/4 scale crew to order yet and some instruments for dash board
Think I will have a wee break from it all for a while and give my mancave/ Messcave a bit of a tidy up lol

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Response by John on the 16th Jul 2017
Great; thank you Rod. I will look forward to seeing it. There is no rush! You are doing a great job don't rush it.
Response by Midlife306 on the 16th Jul 2017
Next week will do Rod😇
Cheers
Wayne
Response by Inkoust on the 17th Jul 2017
Hello from the center of Europe, I hold my fingers. I have been following the construction of the hull from the beginning and it really did. Great work, I'm looking forward to a video on how this fast car will go. Just keep going.👍👍👍😉

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 14th Jun 2017
First coat of paint is applied Very pleased with result
Kawasaki green so I can spot it on the water easier
Think I will name it Kermit and paint him on it somewhere
What do you think ?

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Response by Midlife306 on the 14th Jun 2017
Perfect choice Rod👍 🐸
Response by saintsalvio on the 15th Jun 2017
Great work it will fly on the water surface
Response by John on the 15th Jul 2017
I think it is a great idea 😁

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Top and hull come together - Posted: 10th Jun 2017
Just fibteglassed the top and hull together and tried the rubber bumper strip out for scale
Looks like it will do the trick
Now onto a heap of sanding sanding and more sanding to get it perfect for painting
Still not sure what colour I will use but I guess something that stands out amongst the river rapids

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Response by Midlife306 on the 10th Jun 2017
Hehe, it's looking awesome, cracking job Rod!!👍
I'm loving this build🤗
Cheers
Wayne
Response by Rod on the 10th Jun 2017
Thanks Wayne
I'm enjoying making this one up from scratch more satisfying I must say but fairly challenging and slower than kitsets that's for real !!
Heaps of sanding ahead of me but worth it to get a good paint finish (I hope )
Response by rolfman2000 on the 11th Jun 2017
It's looking really good Rod. It will be nice to see how the jet drive fits, and what sort of brushless motor you're going to fit (And obviously, what voltage you're going to choose 6s plus. I've heard of folks using 2×6s packs in series 😨) The options are unreal. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 7th Jun 2017
Just taken top half out of the mould
So far so good Now to complete sanding and join the hull to the top and then commence painting

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Response by Rod on the 8th Jun 2017
Hi Wayne
This boat is being made for going up river rapids through boulders etc so it will be getting somewhat knocked around so I would be happy if it only receives a few scratches lol
I take you point though but I havn't purchased the running gear yet
Can't quite make my mind up on battery power or petrol engine
I've got a bit of time yet to make a decision
Cheers
Rod
Response by sandkb on the 8th Jun 2017
Looking good Rod.
Response by Midlife306 on the 10th Jun 2017
Hehe Rod, I'm a proper tart when it comes to scratched paint😳

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 26th May 2017
So am I Wayne
It's coming together nicely now
Should finish top deck mould in the next week or so
Cheers

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 25th May 2017
Hull ready for attaching to top deck

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Response by Midlife306 on the 25th May 2017
Hehe, I'm getting excited Rod👍
Cheers
Wayne

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Jet Sprint - Posted: 25th May 2017
Clay mould for deck / top area nearly completed and should be ready for applying silicone rubber shortly

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Response by sandkb on the 25th May 2017
Great result Rod ! Well done !👍
Response by rolfman2000 on the 25th May 2017
Looking really good Rod. Can't wait to see the pieces together with some nice paint and graphics and a rubbing strip fitted. ... sorry, too soon, too soon 😉 Best wishes, Dave W 😀

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