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by Pullie
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer: Helm in forward or aft cockpit?
Replies: 4
Views: 2052

Re: Flying Saucer: Helm in forward or aft cockpit?

I have build a 14' FS with a single open cockpit, I have a 20HP 4 stroke e-start tohatsu outboard on it. I had to place the fuel tank and the battery way forward to keep the bow somewhat in the water. I would place the helm in the front. The boat runs around 45km/h with 400lbs of passangers and cool...
by Pullie
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Frames Malahini
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: Frames Malahini

Hey Bart,

Where in holland are you located?

be carefull when getting distracted when using a saw, it's hard to laminate your finger back :roll:

On a picture it is more easy to determine de severity of the distraction, but most mistakes can be repaired with epoxy.

Gr. Paul (from holland)
by Pullie
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Newbie with questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Re: Newbie with questions

I did a 2 hour trip yesterday on an inland river with my FS stretched to ZIP size. We had 2 adults and 1 7 year old child. so approx. 150 Kgs of passangers. With the 1 foot swells from wind and passing inland freightships we had a pretty wet ride. I assume you want to boat out on the sea? In that ca...
by Pullie
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, new to this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2846

Re: Hello, new to this forum

Hahaha, i'm from Lochem. Took my flying Saucer/zip out this afternoon. Dropped in at the Marshaven en we went up to Dieren and back, nice 2 hour trip. image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Last picture is not from today but shows the boat. Motor is replaced with 4 stroke 20hp outboard this year Not sure ...
by Pullie
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello, new to this forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2846

Re: Hello, new to this forum

Welcome Hendrik,

What part of Holland are you from?

Gr. Paul
by Pullie
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from The Netherlands
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: New Member from The Netherlands

Welkom Bryan, er zitten hier wel meer hollanders. Ik heb zelf een flying saucer gebouwd. Zondag weer varen als de waterstanden het toelaten :D Succes met de bouw! translation: Welcome Bryan, There are more dutch people here. I build a flying saucer. Depending on the waterlevel in the rivers I will t...
by Pullie
Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?
Replies: 54
Views: 40739

Re: So, You want to buy a welding machine...?

Great work Kevin, One thing I would like to add to this thread is the welding quality. I work as a QA manager in welding and NDT and it suprises me how often I see welding that is clearly unacceptable and they hire me to explain the obvious. Fillet welding is in my opinion one of the most critical w...
by Pullie
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini build Belgium
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: Malahini build Belgium

I am also from Holland, Quite far from the belgium border.I built a Flying Saucer stretched to 14ft. I bought my wood in Arnhem (www.af.nl)
by Pullie
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Incorrect transom angle on Malahini
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Incorrect transom angle on Malahini

You are using a "smart" phone as a measuring device. Personally I would re-measure using a calibrated device. I don't wanna know what the uncertainty of measurement is on those smart phones. a lot of bigger machine shops have measuring departments that are required to use calibrated tools to comply ...
by Pullie
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: powering flying saucer
Replies: 6
Views: 2662

Re: powering flying saucer

I once used a 4HP 4-stroke to limp home after my 20HP died. I got to 12km/h but think that there may be a little bit more possible with a better prop. for planing I think you need at least 10 to 15HP.
by Pullie
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Give Tahoe 23 a more racing look.
Replies: 26
Views: 8173

Re: Give Tahoe 23 a more racing look.

Thank you all for your comments so far. My appologies for the rather late reaction. It's a bit hectic at the company at the moment. Good to know that the general idea is that there will be no problem in replacing seats with decking. In understand that it's crucial to maintain the original design be...
by Pullie
Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1089
Views: 241574

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Hey, Bob, thanks for the tip. I'm definitely going to be getting a motor with a 20" shaft. Still trying to figure out how wide to make the motorwell. I'm thinking about halfway between the two options on the plans but not sure. One thing to consider is whether I'll be putting the gas tank in the st...
by Pullie
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 461717

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Many had the same problem, the chine has been set a little too low (with boat upside down) so the chine doesn't bow out as much as it should, i corrected by chimming the chine completely before fairing the chine until a piece of plywood would bow out substancially when placed from sheer to stem (i h...
by Pullie
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1939
Views: 394620

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

It looks beautiful!