Floats
Last Post 14 Apr 2014 07:44 PM by mike bellon. 2 Replies.
Printer Friendly
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
MARK FRANKLINUser is Offline
Greenhorn
Greenhorn
Posts:17



--
13 Apr 2014 10:01 AM

    Let the fun begin.. I have started building the floats for my 4" and my 2 1/2" dredges. I am using the material that Doc from Gold Hog used to build his. From his calculations the floats should float 640lbs total and I will use half for the 2 1/2". Since I don't know how much shoveling I will be able to do since my surgeries I do know I can float to use the dredge. I can have a battle of the dredges with my daughter Erica and we should be able to move more dirt..

     

    GPAA, LDMA, Alaska 2009,2010
    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
    Lost Dutchman
    Lost Dutchman
    Posts:395



    --
    14 Apr 2014 03:21 PM
    Mark,

    I would suggest designing in some adjustability.
    When the box loads up with water and material, your gonna wanna be able to move the balance forward or back to have the proper slope on your box.

    If you already haven't.

    I would also suggest rounding the front leading surface to help the floats ride the water.


    Good Luck and find something.


    OC
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
    mike bellonUser is Offline
    Greenhorn
    Greenhorn
    Posts:4



    --
    14 Apr 2014 07:44 PM
    What I like the most is the Ford tough.
    gold is where you find it.
    You are not authorized to post a reply.