Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Still working on the vessel when time and $ permits.

Batboat rebuild is still a go, however, the slow economy and weather has pretty much put things on the back burner for now while I work on other things. Every now and then I put some time into planning the fins.

The actual fins will measure a little over 5 foot long and nearly 3 foot high, all in proper proportion to the 1966 original. Just need better weather and a few extra $ then the Batboat and I go to Lowes to pick up some paneling to make a template.

I decided that all fins will be removable and suspect the orignal boat had it that way. One will be a duplicate of the original as seen in the '66 movie and the other two are being designed to mount on the port and starboard, like in the '60s comic books, so I can ride it on the water.

Two years after finding all the '60s photos I'll probably ever see and zooming in on BATMAN (1966) dvd screen captures, I made a model out of a a trusty pizza box, helping me figure out what needs to be done. :)

However, for the next month things will move slowly.

I finally found out what the original make of the '66 Batboat steering wheel was; an aftermarket hot rod custom auto part. Stay tuned, if interested.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lawn Mower Engine Powered Sears Boat

Here is an idea. Every once in a while everyone ends up with a lawnmower that is on its last legs but the engine is still good.