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by Mojo
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Hardtop or bimini
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Hardtop or bimini

Anyone put a hardtop or Bimini on their boat?
The sun is pretty harsh over here in Australia,just looking for a stylish way to add some shade without destroying the look

Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1939
Views: 414215

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

That is unbelievable!!!

Initially, when you first started the build I didn't think the shape of the boat suited my tastes, but wow!! as it has come along I've come to love the shape. One of the most beautiful boats I have seen. Amazing!!

Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Sydney Australia - costs and help
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Sydney Australia - costs and help

You just have to make sure the engine is marinised, otherwise the risk of a fire or explosion become much higher. If the engine doesn't have these modifications it becomes an expensive job to modify. The other thing is that generally a boat engine will work harder then a car engine, so some will arg...
by Mojo
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Need help on peel ply
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

Re: Need help on peel ply

The other thing is wait until the epoxy has definately set hard before peeling off, you don't want to damage the bond between glass/timber as you pull off.

Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Build in Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 4480

Re: Squirt Build in Australia

I used hoop pine, but was talking to a pro boat builder mate the other day. I says he just uses meranti from bunnings for his own boat. Cheap (relatively) and easy to get.

Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Barra's Zip "Helen" Launched
Replies: 18
Views: 9257

Re: Barra's Zip "Helen" Launched

Well done mate, Looking forward to hear what speeds you get from the 50hp. I guess you've still got another few hours to put on the clock until you can have a burst of full throttle.

Boat looks brilliant.

Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bullet Build Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1448

Re: Bullet Build Time

I built the Flying Saucer (14ft boat) in 250 hours. Still took about 9 months in real time.
Everyone is different depending on experience, tools available and quality of build.

Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 41185

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

I've just shifted my tank vent. It was on the starboard side about 4" below the gunnel, just forward of the driver. I found at times it could get some spray so have shifted it on to the transom. I never had issues, but just think the risk was too great. It could wreck your day if you get stuck with ...
by Mojo
Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Barra's Zip Update and Qs
Replies: 160
Views: 41185

Re: Barra's Zip Update and Qs

Wow!!! the shine is incredible.

Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Porpoising help
Replies: 16
Views: 6667

Re: Porpoising help

I explained it on my build thread too, but just thought I'd post it here incase anyone comes across it whilst searching down the track. I've had a win! I've managed to resolve the porpoising issue. I flipped the boat and refaired the aft 3ft of the bottom. Most of it was good, but the last 6inches n...
by Mojo
Sun Nov 23, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Aussie Flying Saucer
Replies: 99
Views: 26015

Re: Aussie Flying Saucer

I've had a win! I've managed to resolve the porpoising issue. I flipped the boat and refaired the aft 3ft of the bottom. Most of it was good, but the last 6inches needed some filling. I added up to a 1/4" in places. The boat now rides beautifully. I still have the smart tabs, but keep them up unless...
by Mojo
Thu Nov 13, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Jet Squirt in the Med.
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

Re: Jet Squirt in the Med.

With the engine weight forward and then the passenger weight also forward it will likely be too heavy in the bow.

Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: squirt modification please help
Replies: 4
Views: 3104

Re: squirt modification please help

I suspect it will porpoise badly with that much weight on the back.
Cheers
Mojo
by Mojo
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Winter cover
Replies: 5
Views: 2670

Re: Winter cover

I don't think any of us can complain about the size of our sheds, look at this poor bloke "Big problem. I am old man. No money. No material. I walk on Russian street. Look wood. Look metal." He unfolds a well-fingered photo of a minute but fully rigged sailboat lashed to the side of an apartment bui...
by Mojo
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bullet
Replies: 5
Views: 3254

Re: Bullet

I'm getting close to 35mph with a 30hp on a 550lbs flying saucer. The bullet will be a fair bit lighter then this. She will be very fast for a little boat with 40hp. I'm guessing 50mph wouldn't be out of the question.

Cheers
Mojo