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by BillW
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: modified malahini
Replies: 289
Views: 51476

Re: modified malahini

Regarding your concern about the motor shaft length: If I read it correctly, you are concerned about the minimal freeboard at the transom cutout, and the motor sitting close to the water at rest? I believe that is not an issue. If you were to have a 25" shaft motor, then it would require a lot ...
by BillW
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 58
Views: 8691

Re: Tucker's Squirt

You may have read about my Squirt. It has a 12 gallon Moeller built-in tank behind the seat. I opted for that, knowing I would never fill it more than half full. It seemed to be the smallest built-in type of tank that was readily available. It has a gauge on the dash; easily installed. My Squirt is ...
by BillW
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Steering for Zip
Replies: 9
Views: 701

Re: Steering for Zip

The Teleflex systems (now called Sea Star) will be the most readily available, and the easiest to install. But will not be as "period correct" for the vintage boat look. A Mercury Ride-Guide system will have the vintage look, for an old Merc motor, but will be harder to locate, especially ...
by BillW
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mini Adventure
Replies: 15
Views: 610

Re: Mini Adventure

Beautiful shots.

So, did you have to duck your head going thru that culvert ? It must be small; only a Squirt fits under there...?

Bayou, did you sell your Squirt? My Squirt still does those things.

Bill
by BillW
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Build - New Builder - Deck planking
Replies: 7
Views: 629

Re: Squirt Build - New Builder - Deck planking

Regarding planks laminated over a sub-deck; some folks don't do that at all. When I built this Squirt, I was not on the internet much, and I was not aware that planking was ever applied over a plywood boat. So, this deck is just 1/4 inch marine ply, stained, glassed with 4 oz. cloth, and varnished. ...
by BillW
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mercury starter problems
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Mercury starter problems

I would suggest that you go to http://www.johnsoldmercurysite.com , tech help section. Very knowledgeable folks on there. When you say "it will not start again" be sure to specify if that means the starter will not crank the engine. Or, does it mean that it will crank over, but that the en...
by BillW
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Thinking about building a Flying Saucer
Replies: 4
Views: 1618

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: 434
Views: 88618

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: 515
Views: 99123

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: 1001

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: 1001

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: 16705

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: 8850

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: 85
Views: 13966

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: 85
Views: 13966

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

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