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by BillW
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Thinking about building a Flying Saucer
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Thinking about building a Flying Saucer

The TNT is very nice.

Don't make the mistake that I made... that is starting a new boat while you still have the previous boat.
So, now we have three boats. And I don't want to part with any of my babies.
by BillW
Sat May 26, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 370
Views: 70336

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Perhaps you know about this already, but the http://www.fiberglassics.com site has a forum section specifically for Bearcat outboards.

They can probably provide a lot of help. Be sure to change the water pump impeller before trying to start an outboard that has not
run for several years.

Bill
by BillW
Tue May 08, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 510
Views: 84153

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Very Nice!

Did you convert that motor to have a fuel pump, so you can eliminate using a pressure tank?
Maybe it already was?
by BillW
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

DSCN6288 (3).JPG OK, I have heard of your type of setup, but never saw one. So, I guess you just bore out the clamp brackets, and then use a tilt tube from a later motor? I have a Teleflex setup that is not nearly as sophisticated as yours will be. Here is a photo. It works fine, but it limits the ...
by BillW
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Garfield' Folly - Palomino Project

That is a beautiful motor ! Seems like I saw a photo of it on the Old Merc site a while back ? Very nice. I also am a vintage Merc guy. I have a 1957 Mk55, and a Mk58A. Is that steering setup going to be a Ride-Guide? Or, is it a modified tilt tube, for a modern Teleflex system? The Century boat wil...
by BillW
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 1958 18 hp Evinrude fastwin rebuild
Replies: 16
Views: 14768

Re: 1958 18 hp Evinrude fastwin rebuild

There is a book about this, that you need, from http://www.breakawaybooks.com

"Cheap Outboards; Beginners Guide to Making an Old Motor Run Forever"

It seems to still be available, and will answer all your questions.
by BillW
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 69
Views: 4875

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Very Nice !

Are you building two models... so that one can be on display at Glen-L headquarters.....?
by BillW
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 5750

Re: UK Zip Build

Very interesting! Yes, this has been done before. I think there was more than one brand name, but one that I seem to recall was "Fageol". This picture came up when I Googled that name. This one looks like it incorporates steering; maybe not. And it does not seem to be an outboard powerhead...
by BillW
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: UK Zip Build
Replies: 72
Views: 5750

Re: UK Zip Build

That is a good looking transom. Just beautiful. Did you re-design the Zip to an inboard ?

What motor will that have ?

Bill
by BillW
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 1964 Mercury 850 shift problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: 1964 Mercury 850 shift problem.

Don't try to shift into reverse with the motor not running, although if not running you could have someone rotate the prop shaft while shifting into reverse and that is ok. Shifting between neutral and foreword is ok when not running. If that is not your problem, go to http://www.johnsoldmercurysite...
by BillW
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Mercury outboard coils???
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: Mercury outboard coils???

I get a lot of parts from http://www.marineengine.com

Also http://www.fergusonpoolemarine.com you need to phone or e-mail Joe Poole; he is very knowledgeable

Also http://www.seawaymarine.com and http://www.oldmercs.com

Bill
by BillW
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Finishing Zip Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 2662

Re: Finishing Zip Hull

Jason Q, That's really beautiful work ! I do think you would be better off if your skeg ended in a long gradual taper, so it would not cause turbulence into the prop, which in turn can cause prop cavitation, and reduced performance. Especially since the skeg ends fairly close to the ransom. For a pi...
by BillW
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 5924

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

I think you made the right decision.
Many wood boats, and fiberglass boats with wood core transoms, have rot around the drain plug, whether the owner knows it, or not.
Probably, nearly all older boats have that issue.

Bill
by BillW
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?
Replies: 17
Views: 1893

Re: Zip Help Needed - Cavitation, Turbulence, Transom Height?

Wow, that is a beautiful boat ! What a great steering set up. Are the clamp brackets and tilt tube modified, or from a later motor , or something ? We have an issue similar to your cavitation problem. In addition to our Squirt, we have an Ace. This boat is about a foot shorter than yours; it has two...
by BillW
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Slow Speed Wandering
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Slow Speed Wandering

Deep-V hulls are usually hard to steer straight at displacement speed. It is so common, that it is known as "Deep-V Wander" Here is what is happening: The deep deadrise hull is acting somewhat like a flag waving in the wind. Pressure is slightly increasing on one side of the bottom, while ...

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