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    Posted: 23 April 2017 at 09:48
I figured I would at least set the bug motor on the cat hulls. My buddy is ill and we could not get started actually mounting it.




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lopking good.

Seems a lot of 'adaption' on the bug engine already?
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Looking good D.

How are you going to run the exhaust? Can you reverse the
manifolds?

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Straight out exhaust...got to have that Beetle winding up
wyndeeee!!!

Prop is going to make some noise and will'sweep' the
exhaust back.

going to need a BIG wire cage in at least the front and
sides of the prop.

Is that the snow machine output above the transom???
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Hmmm, looks like the motor mounts will need some work.

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Is that the snow machine output above the transom???

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D,
just thoughts from a frustrated shadetree mechanic. The
output shaft looks 'thin'. once that prop, and all it's
weight (momentum) gets moving, a quick engine
slowdown/stop may shear the output shaft, with the
stored
energy in the heavy prop.

Something to think about. maybe a slip clutch to limit
max torque to twice the snowmachine value???

you also have a heavy outboard load, cantilevered out of
the transmission. that bearing probably wasn't made
for any suspended mass?

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the clutch is free turning under 1700 rpm, the prop is 8 pounds .
I have a carrier bearing right behind the shaft you cant see.
the prop will only JUST be almost flush with the back of the boat hulls . only thing "Hinging" over will be the rudder plates and ailerons


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I am thinking the exhaust would be better going out the
back of the boat.

Normal VW exhaust exits out the rear of the car. Whitch
would be to the front of your boat.

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Ha Ha. I've seen the WaterBug. Actually touched it!!! A
really cool machine to be.

If you are nice and buy D a club soda...he MIGHT just show
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D;

Put a set of chrome skypipes on it for exhaust. Contact
Progressive for insurance & offer the rig to them for
advertising using Flo. The Waterbug could maybe have it's
15 minutes of fame!

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I would like to see the WaterBug in person.

I think a club soda would be a small price to pay.

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All are More then welcome No soda required
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After looking at the weather forecast we might have a
little spare time.

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the waterbug may be floating in D's garage????

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