Roberta's Super Spartan

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Roberta » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:59 pm

Jimmy 70 is now ready for sea trials. I finished rigging the steering and anchoring the fuel tank. Hopefully we will get it on the water this weekend. I want to make sure everything is working properly for when the GKs get here in July.

The steering bar is a few bars of angle AL bolted together. Not pretty, but will due for this motor. This little Merc 110 just does not lend itself to a normal bar. Later on when I get a more significant motor, I'll have a proper steering bar. I had to route the throttle in from the back in order to have a "pull to high throttle" configuration. I could not just go off the carb and had to retain the internal linkage so the spark advance would still work. My plans are to revert this motor back to original and sell it when I upgrade. If this setup planes out and I get 20 mph. I will be very happy.

The trailer bow mast was altered and the V roller replaced with a solid roller to accommodate the flat bottom. I mounted a V block to the mast boom to act as a bow stop. The straps and winch line hold the bow firmly in place. With that and the stern straps, the boat is very solidly secured to the trailer.

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:27 pm

We want the Report :!:

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Bill CNC » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:20 am

Roberta,

Take lots of pics and a movie or too if you can. She sure looks NICE!!!! Are you using a piece of plywood on the battens and then the foam, ... or are you laying the foam directly on the battens or in between them?

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Roberta » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:31 am

Thanks, Bill!! What I have is just a lawn chair cushion from Walmart and it will just be laid on the battens. I did not think a plywood sole over the battens was necessary. Everything is pretty well glued and screwed in place. The cushion is pretty thick so it should be fairly comfy as long as I straddle the battens with my knees. If I feel the "kneed" I can add some ply later.

I don't know if I will get any real action shots as the launch site has a large no wake area. It is a ways before I can open it up. We'll see.

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Roberta » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:49 am

Jimmy 70 makes firdst splash. See Launch ramp section.

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Bill CNC » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:05 pm

:mrgreen: FANTASTIC!!! :mrgreen:

It sits nice on the water too. How much does that motor weight?

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Roberta » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:27 pm

Thanks, Bill!! I think the motor goes about 65-70 lbs.

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by DaveLott » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:30 pm

Ok, the first question is answered - IT FLOATS :lol: :lol: :lol: And mighty fine it does.

Now how does it run?
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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Roberta » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:07 pm

Dave, you have to click on the youtube video in the Launching ramp topic.

It runs Great!!!!

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by eminence front » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:44 pm

Way cool, good job!

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Roberta » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:16 pm

Thanks everyone!!! This boat is way cool to pilot around and can be fun, easy to build, and economical by using a cheap 10 hp fishing motor. I can't wait til the GKs get here so we can blast around the lake with the Zip and the Super Spartan. I promise better video then.

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Jimmy70 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:52 pm

Roberta
Now that was real nice of you to keep my old name floating, Thanks.
That looks real nice and with the right engine I bet it will scoot along real good and get you about 40mph...easy.

I been doing pretty good and the dialysis is not to bad, it just eats up a lot of time each day I am on the machine. Right now my routine is 2 days on and 1 day off. We had to make some adjustments about a two months ago to put more dialysate thru the machine and slow my blood down from 500ml a minute to 400ml a minute and it started pulling more of the bad crap out of me and made me feel much better. Guess I will keep on trucking with it as long as I can feel half decent.

My doctor says I can take off for three days to do some traveling so I am thinking about showing up for at least one day of fun and chow. If I can get there Friday night and then spend Saturday tooling around,then beat it home Sunday I should be okay. I was off for almost four days awhile back and felt a little worn out but it turned around okay.

Now I need to get my damn yellow boat running right, the last time I had it out it was bogging down for some reason and I think the fuel hose was collapsing on me so I bought a new one. The hoses don't like the alcohol in the gasoline and swell up on the inside. I had pulled the carbs and he fuel pump so nothing wrong with those so it almost has to be the fuel line. Sure hope so. If I can get the old girl humping along I will give it a go to get there and if I am feeling well. It is a 12 hour drive so it will take a toll on me I am sure.

So hopefully I will make a attempt to get there.
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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:12 pm

Impressive as expected Roberta. You are a top notch craftswoman--I'm so impressed.

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by leakcheck » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:46 pm

Love the NAME !!!!

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Re: Roberta's Super Spartan

Post by Roberta » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:04 am

Thanks Gayle and Steve!!!

Big Thanks to you, Jimmy!!! I'm so glad to hear you are doing well. If you're going to be at G6, I will try to get the Super Spartan there.

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