Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by stickystuff » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:55 am

Some where in a big cardboard box full of pictures I have a pic of a Harley in a boat. Saw it in the Mt Dora antique boat show about 15 yrs ago. Will dig it out and see if I can find it.I think it was hooked up to a stern drive.??? :doh:


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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:50 am

Thank you Ken I appreciate that, I did find some video's online with Harley boats, I will post the links under.
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:24 pm

Filled the pinholes touched up and sanded the primer and shot a second coat with a new gun I bought today,it gave me a lot of runners :? it has the same nozzle and felt like it shot the same as my old toasted gun but for some reason it shot a lot more paint, a well some more sanding ahead, but color coat is almost there 8)
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:08 pm

I shot some color, the black has a red metallic flake in it you only see in direct sunlight and instead of candy apple red I went for a more antique cherry red also metallic. Had to do the black two times because cover paper screwed up the first session :? note to self don't use copy paper to cover fresh paint :idea:
Due to some miss taping some frames need some cleanup at the bottom, not a big deal because I still have to clear coat the sole.
Seats, side pockets, center console, gunwales and dash will cover the rest of the imperfections :lol: While I write this I'm thinking why the hell did I put all this work in it anyway 8O
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my whole reason for throwing in the velvet drive (that i have as a spare for my ski boat) was to say i had a hand in getting you on the water ;-)
If it works and we come to a deal I surely incorporate you in the build in some way, same as as I did with Craig and Larry on the tuna tubes (Pelacra tubes
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I'm thinking something like this logo embroidered in the backrests with racing added underneath 8)

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Fuzz » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:29 pm

Dang, that thing is looking really nice :!:
It is going to look amazing on the water.

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:37 pm

Really is looking good! How is the powertrain coming?

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Aripeka Angler » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:41 pm

Beautiful work Peter! I love the red paint and the sole looks great! 8)
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by justin_dwyer » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:10 pm

Looks fantastic Pete, great job mate! :)

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Jaysen » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:25 pm

peter-curacao wrote:
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While I write this I'm thinking why the hell did I put all this work in it anyway 8O
because you want the folks that are collecting the floating bits to say “that was onehell of a pretty boat!”

Which they will.
Because it is.
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by reefie » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:28 pm

Very impressive work on the cockpit area Peter.
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