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by Bill Yonescu
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: v-drive engine in classic runnabout?
Replies: 50
Views: 13472

Sorry John...

Sorry... wasn't trying to mess up your day.. I think there are many reasons not to used a 'Stern Drive" ... just that efficiency isn't one of them... The V-drive will be much, much easier to install, more reliable, I think less expensive, and doesn't have that ugly thing sticking out of the transom....
by Bill Yonescu
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: v-drive engine in classic runnabout?
Replies: 50
Views: 13472

Sterndrive vs V-drive

More fuel for the fire... Food for thought..

http://www.michiganhotboats.com/technic ... rives1.pdf

the second part gets to the issue here.

http://www.michiganhotboats.com/technic ... rives2.pdf

Couldn't be closer to the subject at hand.
:D :D

Bill
by Bill Yonescu
Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help with upholstery ideas?
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

My Monaco and Riviera Seats

Here's what I did..

http://s396.photobucket.com/albums/pp44 ... a%20Seats/

It's not authentic, not nearly as nice as what Bruce did but it was simple..

I made all the plywood bottoms, backs, and sides and had them upholstered .

Bill
by Bill Yonescu
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: My FIrst Run - FINALLY!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8451

The Riviera (and Monaco) did have 3mm Sapele plywood on it's deck (I think .045 face veneer) on top of the 3/8" sub-seck, joined at one of the inner white seams. My latest has full 1/4" solid mahogany for the outer deck with a 1/4" sub-deck. All boats had final layer of 1/4" spiled solid mahogany fo...
by Bill Yonescu
Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: My FIrst Run - FINALLY!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8451

Hi John, Thanks for your nice comments. All the seats were custom made. The front seats are very similar to the ones you mentioned and use the same inner forms from Attwood. I copied the style from a present production Chris Craft Lancer.. see http://www.chriscraft.com/index.php?src=directory&view=b...
by Bill Yonescu
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: v-drive engine in classic runnabout?
Replies: 50
Views: 13472

Stern drive vs inboard ???

Hi Kens, I saw your post and really couldn't answer it. I know I read previously that a sterndrive was more efficient because of less drag from the outdrive's small area in the water vs the shaft, strut, prop and rudder of a regular inboard... I just searched for some info and found this... http://w...
by Bill Yonescu
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: v-drive engine in classic runnabout?
Replies: 50
Views: 13472

I agree that a vee drive would have it's CG a little forward of a sterndrive. Some but little change to the boats attitude in the water.. Like you sad.. not bad, could be a little better. I did check that there is plenty of room height-wise for a vee drive configuration, but the prop clearance might...
by Bill Yonescu
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Clamps
Replies: 11
Views: 4586

Greenies from Home Depot

I like the "Greenies" at Home Depot.. a 2" spring clamp for $.99.. They cant do the work of a 4" C clamp, but they are normally the clamp I grab for many tasks.

Bill
by Bill Yonescu
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: v-drive engine in classic runnabout?
Replies: 50
Views: 13472

Yon'e 22

I gotta pipe in here... :D :D As far as sitting low in the stern... I increased the dead-rise at the stern from about 4 degrees to 16 degrees. This added lots of volume. I also added lifting edges (not sure of the correct term) at both sides of the bottom at the chine line. More volume. These modifi...
by Bill Yonescu
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: My FIrst Run - FINALLY!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8451

Thanks to all for your nice comments. To answers some questions... David - The fuel tank is 45 gals and is low in the boat between the bottom and the floor just forward to the engine. You can see it at 1:43 into the clip in the shadow. If you have an interest in building one, just yell...Two other m...
by Bill Yonescu
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: My FIrst Run - FINALLY!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8451

The place I launched her is in Jupiter, Fl... directly across the state from Bradenton. BTW, I got my upholstery, fuel tank, windshield, and steering wheel in Bradenton.

She is 22' 1" LOA (not including the stern drive)

Bill
by Bill Yonescu
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: My FIrst Run - FINALLY!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8451

Link FIxed

Sorry for the problem... I edited the link and it should work now... Bill
by Bill Yonescu
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Gathering 2008
Topic: My FIrst Run - FINALLY!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 8451

My FIrst Run - FINALLY!!!

Sorry I didn't get to run her at the Gathering... but I did get to run her yesterday. I'm still smilling Ear to Ear , and a bit further - :D :D I didn't get to video the actual run but here's a video of some of it. ftp://u45494247:E.ed8bAc@videos.mahoganyrunabouts.com/Summary/First%20Time%20in%20Wat...
by Bill Yonescu
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Difference in Construction Glen-L Vs Ken Hankinson?
Replies: 19
Views: 3580

Butch Barto Wrote"
Bill from south Fl. did a verry nice job on the boat he brought to The Gathering he has a high skill level
Thanks, but it's not as much a high skill level as a high persistance level. :D

Bill
by Bill Yonescu
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Difference in Construction Glen-L Vs Ken Hankinson?
Replies: 19
Views: 3580

I just happened to see this post so…. I bought the plans for the Riviera/Monaco from Glen-l as well as the plans for the Tahoe 19 directly from Ken H about 10 years ago. At that point I had built the Topper and wanted to build something bigger. I chose the Riviera/Monaco then because I thought it wa...