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by J Patroni
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Vintage Outboard Motors
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

Re: Vintage Outboard Motors

Hi Fergal, Yes that is the site I was looking for! :D I have a 1956 Johnson 30 HP RD-18 that I bought when I was about 13. I still have it. It runs good. I want to restore it back to its original showroom condition. As for giving Kris a run for his money, I am a little bit faster. I have the closed ...
by J Patroni
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Vintage Outboard Motors
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

Re: Vintage Outboard Motors

Hi Jim. Was it Aim Marine Inc. in Carp, Ontario ? • Outboard Motor Restoration, Rebuilding and Re-Conditioning, High Performance Parts, Outboard Racing Hydroplanes - Scottcraft Boats http://www.scottcraftboats.com Any updates on your Crackerbox ?? ____________________ Paul Kane Kane Custom Boats Lt...
by J Patroni
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Vintage Outboard Motors
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

Vintage Outboard Motors

Several years back someone from this site posted a web address for a company in Ontario, Canada that restored old outboards and sold NOS and used replacement parts for old outboards. Mainly old Johnson's and Evinrude's. Can anyone remember that web address or company name? Thanks in advance for any ...
by J Patroni
Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CRACKER BOX
Replies: 298
Views: 66382

Re: CRACKER BOX

Fergal, Kris just told me you splashed your Crackerbox. I went to youtube to see your vid. Great job. Glad to hear the first launch went well. I can't remember if you built 15' or 16-1/2'. If you went 15' and used the trans/V8 combo you are probably bow heavy already. Adding weight to the bow may be...
by J Patroni
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Marine Plywood
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Re: Marine Plywood

I know your post is several weeks old but try going on line to
www.boulterplywood.com

That is where I bought my Okoume BS1088 plywood. They do ship and their prices where
decent by comparason to others I contacted.
by J Patroni
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Trailers
Replies: 2
Views: 2073

Re: Trailers

Almost any trailer can be used if it has the capacity to hold the boat. Tilt trailers are preferred for boats as it is easier to launch. After the hull is constructed you have to build the supports (bunks) for the trailer to fit the hull. Buying a used or new boat trailer is the easiest way out. Co...
by J Patroni
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lakeracers Crackerbox build
Replies: 22
Views: 7369

Re: Lakeracers Crackerbox build

lakeracer69 wrote:A couple of pictures. Building form and frame mock-up, and engine 350 Chevy with Brodix heads and Lunati roller cam.


Lakeracer,

Did you use plywood for your frame mockups?
by J Patroni
Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irene video
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Irene video

Warren, that was just heart breaking to watch. Makes you wonder why they didn't just
pull the boats out of the water. The Catskill region sees that condition too often to ignor it.
by J Patroni
Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Oh the HORROR!
Replies: 9
Views: 1594

Re: Oh the HORROR!

I believe the correct term is "PACK RAT". No insults from me, I am no different. The only difference in my garage is the fact that I can't see the Crackerbox right now to take a picture of it. I had to empty out my 10 x 15 storage locker and bring it all home to sort through it so I can &q...
by J Patroni
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 1.5 turns vs .75 turns
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: 1.5 turns vs .75 turns

You may just have to use the rear (3rd) threaded hole to get the motor travel you are looking for.

I had to do that on my Checkmate. The middle or front threaded hole didn't give me enough motor rotation.
by J Patroni
Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 1.5 turns vs .75 turns
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: 1.5 turns vs .75 turns

I do believe setting the motor back will be your most sucessful method without changing your steering geometry. You dont necessarily need to use a aluminium jack plate. You can fabricate a real nice wood bracket in the same species as the transom so that it looks like it belongs there. I little imag...
by J Patroni
Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Do I have to get registered?
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: Do I have to get registered?

I will check on this, but if memory serves me correctly, a boat must be registered if it is powered by a motor over 9.9 hp even if it is under 12'. This was covered in the boater safety course, but I cannot find the info in my paperwork. I do know someone that is a registered boat builder here in NJ...
by J Patroni
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about a crackerbox
Replies: 26
Views: 3822

Re: Thinking about a crackerbox

NewB, I am building my Cbox at 16-1/2'. I have used phillipine mahogany for all my framing and Okoume BS 1088 plywood for the base skin. 1/4" mahogany planking for the top layer of skin. The phillipine mahogany was purchased at South Jersey Lumbermans in Mays Landing NJ. They stock it in 7/8&qu...
by J Patroni
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: crackerbox prop shaft length
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: crackerbox prop shaft length

Correct.

Rudder through the hull. Since the transom is curved,
a transom mount would require a custom fabrication.
I don't think an outboard rudder would look good on our boats.
Glad to see you are still moving along. :D I will start back up in October.

Jim
by J Patroni
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: crackerbox prop shaft length
Replies: 8
Views: 1744

Re: crackerbox prop shaft length

Fergal, The spec sheet from Glen-L gives you a 60" shaft length with the use of a 14* strut. That is based on using direct drive and a hull length of 15 feet. I am using that shaft and strut at the 16-1/2 foot length with a transmission. Since I am using the Vortec V-6, I have the engine at the...

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