View Full Version : Single Step Hydro Reborn....
04-12-2004, 11:18 PM
I have rebuilt my old single step hydro, this was a john hacker design, it is a single step hydro, everything is scratchbuilt. here is the first snap
04-12-2004, 11:21 PM
the paint is krylon enamel, lettering is gold leaf, outline is 1 shot lettering enamel
04-12-2004, 11:23 PM
I have been playing with scale rudders for my 1/8th project and an adjustable under boat strut this is in 1/12th scale around 18.5 inches
04-12-2004, 11:25 PM
It is going to be powered by a 480 race and 7 cp1700 cells, the pld power plant was a 600 and 8 cells, I think lighter will be better
04-12-2004, 11:28 PM
I played with nickle plating for this one..
I sldered up the wind screen and fly vents in brass, the windshiels pivots as per prototype and the hinges on the vent windows work, then i polished the brass and then used a nickle plating kit from caswell
04-12-2004, 11:35 PM
My man Kmot sent me some righteous 00-90 screws, so I drilled and tapped the dashboard, used jtec gauges and engine turned and aluminum dash, (very subtle)
the cut water and scoop are hammered nickle silver, then sanded and polished, I used a sand bag and a few small hammers to make the shape,
I hope you guys like it, it isn't a trailer queen, this boat has been crashed repaired, sunk recovered, and now remotored, I also have a plett 200/20 I was thinking of running that , 7 cells and a 427, the prop on it is a rumrunner (propshop) 30mm stainless
well thought I would share.. so watcha think??
I think it would be cool in 1/8th scale (around 24.5 inches) and a 700 and 12 cells....
04-13-2004, 07:08 AM
Somebody point Don Wollard to this thread. It just goes to prove that NOT ALL Hacker's are evil!
04-13-2004, 08:54 AM
It SO apparent how much fun you have with your boat projects. There so much more joy to be had from these things than just when they are on the water. Keep up the good work. Keep having fun.
And yes, it would be way cool in 1/8 scale. That's just me though.
04-13-2004, 10:46 AM
Eddie, you are such an artisan! Gorgeous boat. The fact that you hand hammered and bent and polished the metal bits is just too cool! :cool:
04-13-2004, 12:15 PM
Beautiful craftsmanship. Eddie! The dash/windshild and rudder are particularly inspiring!
04-13-2004, 12:19 PM
I have to say this is one of my favorite boats, the only thing I changed was the bow rudder, that was kinda funky, LOL. I am going to try to increase the size to 1/8th to fit a 700 and 12 cells, with the 600 in it and 12 cells it blew by my friends 700 evee like it was standing still I have to find the video of this and figure how to convert it...
Appreciate the kind words Thanx guys!!!:cool:
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