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by Doug G
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best boat for this motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 3046

Re: Best boat for this motor?

Thank You everyone for the replies. I have decided I will build the Zip and if I am not happy with the 30hp that can be upgraded anytime.
The dreaming has already started! Can't wait to get started!
Thanks, Doug
by Doug G
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best boat for this motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 3046

Re: Best boat for this motor?

The weight of the Flying Saucer is listed as 190lbs and the Zip is 375lbs. I wonder why the Zip is almost twice the weight and is only 2’ longer?
by Doug G
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Best boat for this motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 3046

Best boat for this motor?

This is a 1985 30hp Johnson short shaft that is currently on my TNT. I am going to build either a Flying Saucer or Zip to put this motor on. I prefer the Zip but don’t want to go that route if it is going to be under powered. What do you all think? What kind of top end would this provide on each boa...
by Doug G
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Thinking about building a Flying Saucer
Replies: 4
Views: 2694

Re: Thinking about building a Flying Saucer

I have not made it to a gathering yet. I really need to but I always have a lot going on in September. I was actually looking at the Zip first and I actually like it better. I just thought the engine I have would do better on the FS. I need to do a little more research before making my final decision.
by Doug G
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Thinking about building a Flying Saucer
Replies: 4
Views: 2694

Re: Thinking about building a Flying Saucer

With the limited space I have the TNT will have to go before I can build another. I am really looking forward to a new boat project.
by Doug G
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Thinking about building a Flying Saucer
Replies: 4
Views: 2694

Thinking about building a Flying Saucer

Hi Everyone, My name is Doug Green and I own a TNT that I built a few years ago. Tossing around the idea of building a Flying Saucer or a Zip or a Mahlini or maybe???????? I am actually leaning toward the Flying Saucer because the 30hp Johnson I have on the TNT would be perfect for it. I can also us...
by Doug G
Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Lowe's Lumber Question
Replies: 31
Views: 7087

Re: Lowe's Lumber Question

Well, I know it's not recommended but I built my TNT using 100% lumber from Lowes. I used a mixture of Douglas Fir, Southern Yellow Pine and exterior plywood. I did fiberglass the whole exterior and sealed everything inside. My boat stays in the garage except for when we take it to the lake and I dr...
by Doug G
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Doug's TNT build
Replies: 43
Views: 11065

Re: Doug's TNT build

I did launch the boat in 2013 but was only able to get it out 2 times. I wasn't able to get it out at all last year because of a very busy work schedule and my wife was having some medical issues. She is finally doing much better and we finally got back to the lake. This was the first time out since...
by Doug G
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Doug's TNT build
Replies: 43
Views: 11065

Re: Doug's TNT build

Ok, that worked. Here is one more.
by Doug G
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Doug's TNT build
Replies: 43
Views: 11065

Re: Doug's TNT build

Ok, trying to load pics again.
by Doug G
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Doug's TNT build
Replies: 43
Views: 11065

Re: Doug's TNT build

Here is a few pics from yesterday. This thing is fun.
Here is a short video from the cockpit.

http://youtu.be/6r-c-70HfiQ
by Doug G
Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Help with porpoising
Replies: 16
Views: 8355

Re: Help with porpoising

Here is the hydrofoil I made, I hope it helps.
by Doug G
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Help with porpoising
Replies: 16
Views: 8355

Re: Help with porpoising

The motor is definately a factor it is a 1985 30
Hp Johnson. I have moved the battery and have a hydrofoil I am working on installing now. If that doesn't fix it I will do trim tabs next.
Thanks for all the help.
by Doug G
Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Help with porpoising
Replies: 16
Views: 8355

Re: Help with porpoising

Thanks Butler! I didn't know about the wedges. I wonder how affective they are compared to trim tabs? It turns out that the battery will slip under the dash. That is 40 lbs going from the rear to the first frame which is pretty far forward. I think that alone gets me headed in the right direction. T...
by Doug G
Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Help with porpoising
Replies: 16
Views: 8355

Re: Help with porpoising

Thanks for the help guys. I am going to take a serious look at the battery and see if I can get something up front. I am also going to get a set of trim tabs on it. That will be all I do until I try it again. I might take along a few sand bags to try also but really don't like the idea of adding wei...