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Busy Spring since being back in Wisconsin after missing much of the winter in Scottsdale. It has been a long winter and as someone said "it's the 95th of January". Between getting ready for a new boat event in Green Bay and organizing things for some new granite counter tops in my kitchen,...
I think you are talking about the place where the bottom planks and side planks meet and transition from a lap joint in the aft portion of the boat and a butt joint in the forward portion of the boat. Generally this is done about the point along the joint line where the angle of the lap joint become...
- Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:11 am
- Forum: Design Modifications
- Topic: Zip Long Shaft Transom Motor Well required?
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On a Zip the motor cutout goes down about 2-1/2" for a short shaft motor but goes up for a long shaft motor in order to get the cavitation plate on the motor to be at the correct level with regards to the boat bottom. The plans are drawn for typical short shaft motors of the day. Generally, if ...
- Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:29 am
- Forum: Boat Power
- Topic: Cold Starting - Should I be Concerned
- Replies: 8
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Matt is exactly right. In addition, stepping on the gas pedal or advancing the throttle releases the linkage on an automatic choke and allows it to close and sets a fast idle cam. As Matt mentioned, setting a spell will evaporate fuel in the float bowl. Some cranking will be required to operate a me...