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by WJY
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

Here is a picture of the transom, showing the heavy wall 2.4 channel with the engine mounts. I also put in 2 inch flatbar stiffeners (3/16), and tied it together with some 1/4 inch gussets from the side plating to the transom. The hanging weight of that Honda is somewhere just south of 400 lbs.
by WJY
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

First of all a big sorry for all the unanswered posts. I haven't checked the site in quite some time, and I feel a certain obligation to answer some of these in detail to the community… Give back some of my experience to assist others! In the future I will try to set up my email to notify me when I ...
by WJY
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

Well my steering cables arrived and the install was quick. Made it out on the water twice now, and really really happy how she performs. On her maiden voyage I had myself, a friend (and fellow boatbuilder), my wife, two kids, and a dog to boot. Launched on a local lake and tested her for shifting, s...
by WJY
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

For reasons I cannot figure out the thumbnails are upside down, yet the full size images come in properly oriented. I guess it's an international website so it must cater to those on the underside of the planet as well! I have been waiting on back ordered steering cables, otherwise she's ready to la...
by WJY
Thu May 23, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

So I skipped a couple weeks of posting, and in a nutshell things went pretty good. Trailer is built, acid wash done, engine mounted, floor is in, and console built. I am just waiting for my steering controls to arrive, then getting ready for the inaugural launch!

Willie
by WJY
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

I flipped the hull today. I added 1" angle over the chines, then I decided to weld out the longitudinal stiffners prior to adding any more material to the underside. Once the plating is welded out I will turn it over again, then add some... Originally I planned on adding 5 full lengths of 1&quo...
by WJY
Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

The plating all went on well and I've welded the chine and transom. If I flipped it over and dropped it in some water it would float, so I've officially now built a boat! (I know I'm still far away from complete, but at least it's now a boat). A few design changes: tunnel added to hull- 14 inches wi...
by WJY
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

Good question about design... Two reasons come to mind. The first would be that on a vessel operated primarily on rivers, where (generally) large swell and waves are not a concern, is that the square end helps maximize interior room. Without the need to cut large waves, a blunt nose opens up the bow...
by WJY
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

Re: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner

Framing and fairing complete, transom on, and tunnel installed too. Ready for the big sheets to arrive now.
by WJY
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 19.5 foot Rogue Runner
Replies: 26
Views: 10162

19.5 foot Rogue Runner

I am well underway with framing my boat. Things are going fairly well for a first time builder- learning lots and have yet to make any major mistakes (that I'm aware of!) I have more longitudinals to place, chine bars to insert, and a transom to build up, but the boat is taking shape. Incredibly sat...
by WJY
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 540

New member

Hi,
My name is Willie and I am interested in aluminum outboard river jets. I will be making my first splash with a Rogue Runner. I will try to keep posting pics of my build, and would love to see other pictures of similar boats,
Willie
by WJY
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Jet sled framing
Replies: 2
Views: 2960

Jet sled framing

Hi, I am looking at building a 20 foot Rogue Runner aluminum. This is my first boat build and looking for some expertise from the knowledgable builders on this site. First concerning transverse frames and longitudinal stiffeners. I have read the plating does not get welded to the transverse members,...
by WJY
Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: chine bars
Replies: 16
Views: 7672

Re: chine bars

[/quote] ...so I'm pretty sure they're not needed. But then neither are transverse frames needed in welded aluminum boats, after all none of the fulltime large scale builders rely on transverse framing- they use longitudinal framing more extensively. But frames do provide a good method for the new o...

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