How To Build an Elcid Mini Hydro Boat Plans PDF

How To Build an Elcid Mini Hydro Boat Plans PDF

ElCid is a mini inboard hydro that's powered with a 4 H.P. air-cooled engine. Its top speed is about 16 mph with a 100 lb. teenager aboard. It features a "dead man's" throttle that shuts the motor off when the driver lets go of the throttle, so there's no danger if the operator falls off the boat. Safe enough for an eight-year-old, it's a great little boat for the young to start out on. Use is limited to well protected waters, of course. Light weight is important to this hull, so lightening holes must be cut in some structural members, and all planking is of 1/2-in plywood except for the 1/4 in. plywood sponson planking. Framing is of spruce or cedar, in 1/2-in. and 1/2-in. thicknesses. If you can't get 1/2-in, stock, buy 3/4-in. lumber and use a planer jointer to bring it down to size. Your lumber yard will do it for you for a modest fee. Motor mounts are cut from 2-in. x 4-in. fir. Start construction by making up the transom and ribs. The transom is cut from solid 1/2-in, cedar stock, and is carefully notched for the keel and battens. ....


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