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    Bruce Crandell Flyer - 1/4 scale Single Step Hydroplane
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    Boat Length
    40" (101.6 cm)
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    19 days ago
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    Fell in love with the design several years ago so thought it to be the time to do something about it. Purchased the plans from john-tom.com - putting myself at the deep end - and I have finally commenced building.

    The original boat was in the 135 Cu Inch class and had a V8 in front of the single cockpit, and was just under 14ft long (waterline) with a beam of 5ft;

    It will be interesting and I have a lot of research to do as I go - correct motor, batteries, ballast etc., but that is all part of the fun. Photos will be put up as I go. Wish me luck.


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    18 days ago by peterd ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    No I had not seen the majority of these, however know what I will be doing tonight.

    I am in the process of attaching the ribs at the moment - an interesting job trying to keep them stable while the glue sets so am taking my time. Supposed to be working but just happen to have the boat behind me. Guess which gets my attention. Problems of a home office.

    I found another lot of plans for a shortened Flyer without the double ends. Looks interesting but this one gets me.

    The only issue with the plans that I received for the 1/4 scale model is that there are only photographic instructions and no details about the preferred type and size of motor etc. As they say, one step at a time.

    Cheers and thanks
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bruce Crandell Flyer - 1/4 scale Single Step Hydroplane
    19 days ago by jbkiwi ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, don't know if you saw this vid on my post to Graham earlier, you might enjoy it. Boat is built in Finland. There was a smaller model of the flyer which used a 4cyl motor or outboard, and a larger 20ft V8 model. Here's some info I found a while back when I was thinking of building one. Some people have fitted V8s to the 13 footer but they are really too heavy.

    https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2013/02/23/the-timeless-cra...

    http://www.woodbacker.fi/index.php/boats/ (company which made the Finnish flyer)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMxCS80rSk4 (13ft model for 4cyl motors)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FskmJM935Y&t=47s (13ft model)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR__kAtjLbM (midget Flyer)

    Hope this is useful.

    JB
    https://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2013/02/23/the-timeless-crandell-flyer-13-we-know-they-are-out-there-but-where/
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