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by miyot
Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Minnesota
Replies: 213
Views: 59671

Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Wow, beautiful. Real nice.
by miyot
Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 786
Views: 170466

Re: Utility build

If you wait to long, you will have to remove all the old varnish and start over. The length of time depends on how much time is spent in the sun. Boats spending the summer outside should probably be lightly sanded and a new coat of varnish put on every year. Perhaps two or even three years between c...
by miyot
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 55
Views: 18050

Re: Flying Saucer Build

Andy, I did get the smaller Bennett tabs. They have three adjustments on them. Three sets of holes on the tabs. The instructions say to initially use the middle holes and try it out. Well I'm a pretty smart guy, so I used the heaviest setting first. This was to much tab or down force, porpoising was...
by miyot
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: need transom and motor help
Replies: 20
Views: 6162

Re: need transom and motor help

Your transom may be 15 inches, but the specs on the squirt say your hull depth is 20 inches. This measurement is taken at the deepest part of your boat. Probably around where your dash is at or slightly forward of it. The higher your engine and the heavier it is will raise your center of buoyancy. I...
by miyot
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: need transom and motor help
Replies: 20
Views: 6162

Re: need transom and motor help

Looking at your pics closely, that engine is at least a 20 inch shaft if not 25 inches. The hull depth of the Squirt is 20 inches. You should not use that engine on that boat, period.
by miyot
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: need transom and motor help
Replies: 20
Views: 6162

Re: need transom and motor help

I'm afraid that is to much motor for that boat, and it doesn't appear to be a short shaft engine. A short shaft is 15 inches, long shaft is 20 and extra long is 25 inches. I don't think lowering the engine 2 more inches will be enough. Stability of your vessel is nothing to experiment with or guess ...
by miyot
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: need transom and motor help
Replies: 20
Views: 6162

Re: need transom and motor help

Perhaps they have a shorter shaft available for your engine. Some manufacturers carry different length shafts for their outboards that can be changed and the shorter one just bolted on. It could be pricey, but not as much as another engine. At least worth looking into.
by miyot
Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: need transom and motor help
Replies: 20
Views: 6162

Re: need transom and motor help

I hate to say this but it looks like stability could be affected with that motor so high. I think that needs looked into by someone who knows more than I. Perhaps the pictures exaggerate how it really looks.
by miyot
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 55
Views: 18050

Re: Flying Saucer Build

Porpoising update: I installed Bennett SLT (self leveling trim tabs). The porpoising has been eliminated. No sign of it at any speed. The boat comes on plane with hardly any noticeable bow rise. Cruise speed went from 18 mph to 20 - 22 mph. Top speed is 27 mph at wide open throttle and no trace of p...
by miyot
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 55
Views: 18050

Re: Flying Saucer Build

Well here is another update. I spent 6 hrs running the boat yesterday. Overall, going down current, the boat begins to porpoise around 20 - 21 mph. Going up current the boat begins to porpoise around 19 - 20 mph. Under these speeds the boat performs well. These tests were done with 2 adults on board...
by miyot
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 55
Views: 18050

Re: Flying Saucer Build

Well here are some performance figures for the first splash. At full throttle we got 27 mph ( my daughter and I). Porpoising started at 26 mph. I may need to re prop, although I don't have a tach. It seemed to need a little more prop. My outboard dealer will run it next week with a tach to see what ...
by miyot
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 55
Views: 18050

Re: Flying Saucer Build

Pretty amazing that you built this in the amount of time you did, it looks great! I'd love to see some video of it with that new 25 pushing it along when you take it out. Thanks, Vupilot. It sure doesn't look like the other fellows boats on this site. But the goal was to get it done quick and still...
by miyot
Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 55
Views: 18050

Re: Flying Saucer Build

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Window trim and interior paint and she is finished. Next weekend, sea trials. Yea!
by miyot
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 55
Views: 18050

Re: Flying Saucer Build

Well it is nearly done. I have to paint the interior and run wiring and lights and finish the seating and install the glass which will be installed with the dark Mahogany around the windows. I took a week off for water skiing and a trip to Canaan valley. The boat will have taken about 9 weeks from t...
by miyot
Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer Build
Replies: 55
Views: 18050

Re: Flying Saucer Build

Windshield is a little large compared to traditional Saucers, but you are completely protected behind it. I have decided not to put a hard top on it. Getting in would be difficult and it would have to be a little higher than it is now and would look a bit odd. And I am ready to finish up this projec...