Here is the engine roughly in place. I had to do some thinking about what
height the center of the duct should be from the deck.
Eventually you just have to make your best guess and go for it. The duct is just sitting there right now, the thrust prop shaft is centering it.
I also have to build some guards for the lift and thrust. I puzzled about how to mount it, and came up with its solution. It's pretty pointless
to mount your guards on the surface of your ducts, after you spend all
the time to create an aerodynamic surface, so I try to keep the guards
off the surface of the ducts.
I'm jumping ahead here somewhat, I've got other pictures, just not sure
where they are right now.
I primed the craft with a plastic primer. This was so that the final Marine Enamel would stick to the fiberglassed parts better.
The beauty of the plastic primer is that it dries super fast, the down side is that it really smells bad,..where a mask for sure.
I thought about using an air sprayer, but opted to roll it instead. Less ihasslen masking off my garage. I'm quite happy with the results.
The final paint. My apologies to other yellow and blue crafts, but these combinations of colours are readily available, and I like the boldness. Also the lighter colour is to protect the foam construction from the heat of the sunlight.
Another shot from the rear. It's very bright and the marine enamel looks great.
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