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by polarisman14
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: transoms
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: transoms

I am planning on running a 35hp chrysler short shaft on my flying saucer and augmented the plans by laying a piece of 3/4" marine ply within the 4/4 outer framing for the motorboard (the whole width, not just a small square as the plans suggest). I also made 2 additional transom knees the same ...
by polarisman14
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee wee build in Sydney
Replies: 141
Views: 32408

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Yeah the best way to do that would have been scribing a line in the stem for where you want the chine to fall, an inch or two back from the square shoulder of it, and attach there. That way there is enough material to make the contour of the stem match where the chine is landing.
by polarisman14
Thu May 28, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 182
Views: 28994

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Just wanted to post up a long-overdue update. I have continued making improvements/repairs to my 35hp outboard and it is now ready as a donor motor--that's part of the reason why I haven't worked on the boat too much. I've been busy enjoying the donor boat! Oh well. I had a wooden boatbuilder that t...
by polarisman14
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 182
Views: 28994

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Finally! That appears to have fixed the problem. I put the new points in on Sunday and ran the boat around for a solid half hour to 45 minutes with 0 issues, even when trying my best to recreate the problem. I will be buying a new set of points from a different supplier known to have no manufacturin...
by polarisman14
Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 182
Views: 28994

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Quick update: I think I may have finally diagnosed the intermittent spark issue with my outboard. I pulled the flywheel after seeing that the spark issue stayed with the top cylinder even after swapping the coils around, and noticed that one of the NEW point assemblies from Mercury quicksilver was s...
by polarisman14
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1917
Views: 207383

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Pages 60 and 61! If they don't send you a copy in a week shoot me your address and I'll stick mine in the mail for you. :)
by polarisman14
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1917
Views: 207383

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Congrats on your feature in Boating magazine! Just got a hold of my copy today. Feels good to know someone famous :mrgreen:

Excellent progress, keep it up!
by polarisman14
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 182
Views: 28994

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Travis,

As long as I can get it running reliably, I will be powering with a 35hp Chrysler 2-stroke outboard, 15" shaft. It's appeal is its 127lb weight.
by polarisman14
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 182
Views: 28994

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Well, I'm kinda ashamed that this has dropped a few pages down on the forum, and that my last update was a full 9 months ago. Ironically enough part of the reasoning for that was because a month ago I became a dad to a beautiful, healthy baby girl. It's definitely not an excuse because I've had a LO...
by polarisman14
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Aussie Flying Saucer
Replies: 99
Views: 16797

Re: Aussie Flying Saucer

That boat looks awesome. Your progress was really staggering over a short period of time. I probably asked this already, but any tips or tricks on the fairing? Once I get past that my next hangup will be the butt-to-lap-joint transition toward the bow and that should be about it. I'm at my wits' end...
by polarisman14
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Aussie Flying Saucer
Replies: 99
Views: 16797

Re: Aussie Flying Saucer

The FS is rated for 25hp but that's also with the length called out in the plans. Not sure if it's insurable or not with more than the recommended power but I am adding outer transom knees and a reinforced motorboard (the whole transom is 2 laminations of 3/4" ply on mine) and I'll be running a...
by polarisman14
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Aussie Flying Saucer
Replies: 99
Views: 16797

Re: Aussie Flying Saucer

Killer. You doing a windshield, or no? I'm torn...I love the look and it's nice to stay a little dry sometimes especially out on bigger lakes with bigger boats, but no windshield looks sleek too and it gives you more of a sensation of speed when you're going 30mph.
by polarisman14
Tue May 27, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Aussie Flying Saucer
Replies: 99
Views: 16797

Re: Aussie Flying Saucer

You'll have to let me know how that Johnson 35 goes. Same HP rating as my Chrysler but a bit heavier--but much, much easier to find parts for I'm sure! The boat looks excellent and I'm looking forward to seeing the end product of yours. I'm a bit stuck on mine, wish you lived nearby and I could just...
by polarisman14
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 182
Views: 28994

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

Based on your pictures it looks like I may have to laminate an extra strip in between 5 1/2 and the stem. The vee on the front of my boat is much more pronounced because the chines don't have as much bow outward on the front as yours do. I think I need to flatten the vee out a bit and make the chine...
by polarisman14
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stretched Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 182
Views: 28994

Re: Stretched Flying Saucer Build

^^That's correct, that's what I am trying to determine. And when you say "the length of the chine" do you mean the entire length or just from 5 1/2 forward? I spent another hour and a half working on it and I am almost as far as I can get with the electric planer without doing some serious...

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