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by aherrett
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Ampeater motor controller
Replies: 1
Views: 1470

Re: Ampeater motor controller

hi Roger, thats a great little steamer!! I love it. I will add it to my list of projects!!! re the speed controller, what size relay have you been using 12v.. how many amps?? I have used a small 12v 20Amp speed controller on a couple of different projects, it is a kit you can buy and build, it worke...
by aherrett
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: I'm new in this forum
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: I'm new in this forum

Hi Ricky, there are a few guys up your way builidng, check them out in the forum. I am in Melbourne, if you are ever down happy to give you a look at mine. Bonanza, 19ft
---> http://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/bonanza- ... &nggpage=2
regards, anthony
by aherrett
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: bead board
Replies: 2
Views: 1656

Re: bead board

i used 2 pieces of ply, and then routed my own 'plank gaps'. front and rear deck. then filled the gaps with some white filler, and fibrglas resin over the top. I set the router at about 3mm, and this has lasted 2 season, with a lot of deck abuse, and still looks ok. no probs with it coming out or an...
by aherrett
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Bonanza-Malahini-Roustabout Combination?
Replies: 1
Views: 1841

Re: Bonanza-Malahini-Roustabout Combination?

Hi Michael, I built the bonanza, it is great in the small lakes and rivers over here, and not bad when it gets a bit choppy, but I would definitely want a deeper v if you are expecting some rough weather. It does sit a bit low for those conditions. I have mid mount v8, and plenty of cockpit space. c...
by aherrett
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings From Ohio
Replies: 19
Views: 4692

Re: Greetings From Ohio

Hello Ohio, I built the Bonanza, been on the water now for about 18months. We have a lot of varying conditions over here, lakes and rivers, and I have found the Bonanza very good for good and bad weather. It has a deep enough v or most small choppy water, and planes comfortably at about 40mph. Check...
by aherrett
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: EAZY TO BUILD PONTOON
Replies: 7
Views: 3797

Re: EAZY TO BUILD PONTOON

nice, do you know where I can get the plans? I like the low centre of gravity battery installation and the easy steer prop setup. I cannot see any provision for cup/can holders? maybe this could be included on the version 2.0.

regards, Anthony
by aherrett
Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat build choice and concerns!
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Boat build choice and concerns!

thanks Jeff, is without engine at the moment, but will be up and running for our summer in November. more videos then. FYI, Jaynesa, agree with Jeff re lots of work, but once you get the boat turned over you will see the room you have and if you have any idea about basic engineering it is just about...
by aherrett
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat build choice and concerns!
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Boat build choice and concerns!

no probs with skiiers, I have 308, 5litre, v8, plenty of torque.

here are some vids http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDD1fosNx1xILFc57nXTJw

i will get some pics and measures fro you over the weekend, got some work to do.
cya
by aherrett
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat build choice and concerns!
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: Boat build choice and concerns!

Hey, how long you been thinking about the build? cause if it is less than 3 months, then you still have at least another 3 months before you need to worry about starting!!! :lol: I built the bonanza, widest I could find, and stretched to 19 feet. Inboard but with a seating layout more like a modern ...
by aherrett
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new builder seeking ideas and help
Replies: 12
Views: 2634

Re: new builder seeking ideas and help

if you want a wooden floor anyway, then of course take the opportunity to put one in. If you think you need a nice flat floor just to build the boat, not needed. Make the frame jig posts about another 14 inches longer, and cement them into 4 10 inch round holes (for 4 inch posts) that will be enough...
by aherrett
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Squirt in Manila
Replies: 1
Views: 545

Re: Squirt in Manila

hi Rico, same story as everyone else I have spoken too, spend a few years thinking about it, then jump in and just start it. Plenty of great tips on the fourm, especially on getting started with your layout, making sense of the plans and starting to frame up. Get a bit of time on it each week and it...
by aherrett
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new builder seeking ideas and help
Replies: 12
Views: 2634

Re: new builder seeking ideas and help

I have a dirt floor in my shed, not as much of a slope as yours, but about a 6 inch drop over 20 feet. I finished my Bonanza 19ft build in feb. I just dug some post holes and concreted the frame posts into the holes. Once they were set, leveling etc is easy. Of course the frame is level, but my floo...
by aherrett
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Australia Gathering Version 2.0
Topic: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?
Replies: 55
Views: 23308

Re: AG2 Gathering - Where this year?

Hi all, I am new to the forum, but have been using it for my build, and met up with Peter(Jenko) over the weekend to see his riviera. He mentioned the AUs Gathering, so once I get my head around the distance, I might be able to make it to Yamba this year to meet up. The dates are same as the Melbour...
by aherrett
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

New Member from Melbourne, Australia

Hi everyone, I am new to the forum, but already gone thru the process of building my Bonanza, and used the forum for lots of great advice. Finally found some other Aus builders, and am doing my best to make it to the Aus gathering later this year. Looking for any other builders/oweners in Melbourne ...

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