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by North
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243472

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, Just in comment on automatic type bilge pumps vs float switch controlled ones like yours. I am no expert in bilge pumps, and on my sailboat it was a manual switch, but the boat took on very little water from the gore-tex stuffing at the shaft. Anyway, when building my Double Eagle, I had re...
by North
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo
Replies: 70
Views: 5323

Re: Rocky Mountain Monte Carlo

beautiful - she looks great in the sun... you should be very proud!
Darrell
by North
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: over powering your vessel
Replies: 4
Views: 905

Re: over powering your vessel

I know this is an old post... the Cummins 4BT (3.9M) is normally 150hp, very common and easily rebuilt- or available as rebuilt from several sources. may not be relevant for a displacement vessel, but one thing I did for my boat was found my engine first, 4bt 150hp, and then decided to stretch the b...
by North
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Best Diesel Brand?
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: Best Diesel Brand?

Yanmars are great, as mentioned. The Cummins 6BT is a bit louder, normally 210hp, and very common and reliable. Can buy them rebuilt from several vendors.
by North
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: video of the islander
Replies: 7
Views: 645

Re: video of the islander

Indeed beautiful boa and thanks for sharing as well. 2 questions, if you don't mind: -how long from start to launch? - the video of the flip has me guessing... - I noticed smoke or maybe steam in the exhaust during the video - was that an issue or did you get it straightened out yet? I ask as I just...
by North
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Double Eagle -need to tweak prop pitch or settle with pretty good
Replies: 61
Views: 6097

Re: Double Eagle -need to tweak prop pitch or settle with pretty good

seems like it so far, but I have not tested it a lot yet. long story, but I had steam / water / coolant in the exhaust at the start of this season -about 2- 3 weeks ago- talked to some experienced mechanics (marine and auto) and per normal, folks thought it was the head gasket or a cracked head. I d...
by North
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Double Eagle -need to tweak prop pitch or settle with pretty good
Replies: 61
Views: 6097

Re: Double Eagle -need to tweak prop pitch or settle with pretty good

Hi Folks, quick update after having prop reworked. old numbers: 4.5 kts at idle 800 rpms 14.5 kts at 2200 which is where it hits peak torque About 17 kts at 2500rpms which is max rated rpm for continuous use About 19 or 20 kts at around 2800 rpms which is max rated rpm intermittent use. 23 kts full ...
by North
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: cracker box - is born
Replies: 70
Views: 22171

Re: cracker box - is born

Just a quick note to say the boat looks awesome so far - can't wait to see it as you progress further.
Darrell
by North
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build
Replies: 219
Views: 43307

Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Finished installing new Moeller 27 gallon tank and connecting lines as well as new Baldwin fuel water separator housing and filter (picked up at Parts for Trucks store for 1/10th of the price of a marine/ racor unit...) Started engine for 1st time since fall, and quickly tried engaging fwd and rev w...
by North
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build
Replies: 219
Views: 43307

Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Thanks for encouragement Carl!

Finished installing new electric hydraulic kicker bracket after beefing up transom.
Also installed prop again after having cupping and pitch added as well as having it balanced.
Finally installed steering cylinder after having seals put in.
by North
Sun May 28, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build
Replies: 219
Views: 43307

Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Beefed up the transom with a grid of 3" flatbar and added 3 triangle gussets on each side to tie in the transom to side a bit stronger. This is to hold the merc 9.9 on a heavy duty kicker bracket, which holds the outboard a foot and a half or so away from the transom, so I was concerned about t...
by North
Fri May 19, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Is owners manual required for used merc 9.9 4 stroke
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Is owners manual required for used merc 9.9 4 stroke

Downloaded the on-lines pdf versions- good info and good to have, but I am glad I didn't pay $50 for it...
Thanks Mike!
by North
Fri May 19, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Is owners manual required for used merc 9.9 4 stroke
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Is owners manual required for used merc 9.9 4 stroke

Thanks Mike - I heard Tohatsu make other brands, but I wasn't aware that they made the Mercury 9.9. I will check out the link - I am more than happy to pay say 10 buck for a pdf, but I did think that 50 for a printed was a bit much. any idea which model it would correspond to, i.e. Tohatsu MFS 9.9A,...
by North
Thu May 18, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Is owners manual required for used merc 9.9 4 stroke
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Is owners manual required for used merc 9.9 4 stroke

Hi Folks, We picked up a 2007 Mercury 9.9hp 4 stroke, to use as a kicker motor. I have a soft copy of the service manual, which shows how to change the oil, flush, lubrication points, etc. but, an owner's manual will cost me $50 due to shipping and US/Canada exchange rate. Trying not to be too cheap...
by North
Wed May 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build
Replies: 219
Views: 43307

Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Thanks Ken. It looks pretty rough in the pic. Looks better live... No pics installed but picked up a great deal on a lightly used Garelick hydra_assist kicker bracket for the used 9.9 Merc 4 stroke that my father in law picked up to use on the boat for trolling and a backup. Has an electric motor wh...

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