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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 22 Nov 2015 00:43 #54339

That weld looks like when I tried to use those aluminum sticks with a torch that were advertised many years ago. Well it sounded like a good idea! Never did get anything more than what looks like aluminum gum bubbled onto something,......or a hole with that stuff around it! looks like a good job for a grinder and a TIG now. That boat looks like a fantastic winter project for you Dan. Wish I lived closer to see it come along.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 22 Nov 2015 00:39 #54337

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jabe wrote: not to be nieve, was that someones attempt of aluminum welding, not lookin nice, sorry i just had some welding done, my keel in fact, up at the bow, when done i was able to take a steel file and smooth it out as if nothing ever took place. just my guess, i think they tried to hot,


Yes, that is a very poor attempt at welding aluminum.

Lucky they stopped and did no damage to the bottom of the hull.

This is a job for a pro and I know a couple.

But no work will be done until Locomotion advises what course to follow.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 22 Nov 2015 00:03 #54326

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Here's a few more photos, some showing the structural damage that needs repairing. The center beam is composed of two pieces of channel aluminum riveted together.


















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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Nov 2015 03:08 #54270

VinTin wrote: I'm going to follow Mark's lead and try it without a skeg and see how it goes.

Then add one if needed.


I can see it might be OK with a Fire Fly or a Flash but the Flyer is too big to steer with body English and it's a blast to be able to change directions in about a boats length. The catalog nails it "Hairpin Turning"

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Nov 2015 00:52 #54267

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I'm going to follow Mark's lead and try it without a skeg and see how it goes.

Then add one if needed.

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 21 Nov 2015 00:19 #54265

Impressive, Ray, VERY impressive!

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 20 Nov 2015 23:27 #54262

Photo of fabricated skeg, cutout in trailer right below skeg.
I built two and built the interior brackets to be fixed into place. The bolts holding the skeg on thread into the interior bracket. If I damage one I can just unscrew it and put on the other.


Have you bought a rivet gun yet B)

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1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 20 Nov 2015 22:48 #54261

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I just put my Flyer in deep enough until it floats off the Gator trailer.
No problem.John

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Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 20 Nov 2015 19:23 #54260

Boatboy wrote: One thing to keep in mind is that rolling your boat off a trailer is no longer an option once you have a skeg in place unless you modify your trailer. Launching and recovery become an issue. That might be why so many were removed.


Minor modifications, a few hours with a cutting torch and a welder and you're ready to go!

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1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Feather Craft Flash.......Sold in 1951 and 1952. 20 Nov 2015 16:59 #54259

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One thing to keep in mind is that rolling your boat off a trailer is no longer an option once you have a skeg in place unless you modify your trailer. Launching and recovery become an issue. That might be why so many were removed.

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