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by dabren
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: zip & wooden boat building school?
Replies: 6
Views: 2957

Re: zip & wooden boat building school?

Hey Al, I built a TNT in Vancouver and lived in an apartment also. I just rented a garage off somebody. I found there were lots of options on Craigslist. Only catch is that you may need to move halfway through the build, which is what I had to do. Kind of a pain since I had to rent a small uhaul to ...
by dabren
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Max. HorsePower for TNT
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: Max. HorsePower for TNT

I'm running a 30hp 2-stroke Tohatsu on mine currently, and getting 34mph by gps just with me, 31mph with 3 people on board (+2 women, so probably around 420lbs total passenger weight - actually I was surprised I only lost that much speed). I definitely feel I could add at least 10 more hp without a ...
by dabren
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: I need trailer advice for my TNT build
Replies: 9
Views: 5626

Re: I need trailer advice for my TNT build

The smaller model is a couple hundred less and will still fit the TNT nicely, plus I bought mine new so you may be able to track down the smaller model used for significantly less, especially since it is end of season. I'd have a look on craigslist. If I'm looking at the correct harbor freight trail...
by dabren
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: I need trailer advice for my TNT build
Replies: 9
Views: 5626

Re: I need trailer advice for my TNT build

Here's a pic so you can see how it fits and I adjusted to try and accomodate..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/36221784@N05/6196435419/

Dan
by dabren
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: I need trailer advice for my TNT build
Replies: 9
Views: 5626

Re: I need trailer advice for my TNT build

I bought a new Highliner trailer for my TNT, the MBW8-14 model. It's up to 800 lbs, comes with the winch, and I went with that just in case I build a slightly bigger boat later on. They do have a smaller model that will fit the TNT though - the MBW6-12. I needed to adjust the trailer quite a bit so ...
by dabren
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: ZIP Dash Design Dilema
Replies: 14
Views: 3959

Re: ZIP Dash Design Dilema

Of course in any event you'll want to make sure the rack of your steering system will clear the gauges and wiring behind the dash...sounds obvious but my stereo was very close even when the rack was rotated 20 degrees..

Dan
by dabren
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: ZIP Dash Design Dilema
Replies: 14
Views: 3959

Re: ZIP Dash Design Dilema

Personally I like #2. But of course to each their own!
by dabren
Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What gas tank are the TNT builders using and.......
Replies: 3
Views: 1514

Re: What gas tank are the TNT builders using and.......

Yep Pamela Lynne is right, I've got a 6 gallon tank in the back, but mine doesn't fit under the motor well so it just sits behind the seats.
by dabren
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: More speed!??
Replies: 4
Views: 6294

More speed!??

My TNT is running really smooth with the motor trimmed down but with that and two adults by gps I'm only getting 33mph. RPMs are only maxing out at 4200, want to get that up to 5500 which is the max recommended for my engine (30hp 2-stroke Tohatsu). I haven't removed the prop to check for sure but I...
by dabren
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Home stretch
Replies: 90
Views: 16125

Re: Home stretch

Whoa that is one sweet looking boat.
by dabren
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas tank in my TNT...
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Re: Gas tank in my TNT...

Sorry, realized I read through this thread too quick and didn't catch what you were looking for. Now I have had a chance to check the plans...unfortunately still won't fit even if built in. There is less than 12" from the dash to the intermediate deck beam, and the deck beam to frame 3, and at all t...
by dabren
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: The Red Pearl is launched
Replies: 7
Views: 6774

Re: The Red Pearl is launched

nicely done! looks like a smooth ride.

Dan
by dabren
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Squirt jet powered first water run
Replies: 15
Views: 17187

Re: Squirt jet powered first water run

man that is sweet!
by dabren
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas tank in my TNT...
Replies: 6
Views: 2435

Re: Gas tank in my TNT...

Unfortunately it's not possible, I don't have the plans with me (or my boat) to check but I think the height of the entire boat from bottom to top in the dash area is only like 15" or 16", plus you have your dash, and also frame 2 falls right there so you lose something like 3". My dash is a little ...
by dabren
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Very short clip of Glen L 14 sailing in Lough Gowna
Replies: 12
Views: 4953

Re: Very short clip of Glen L 14 sailing in Lough Gowna

Wicked, I would keep that trailer close at hand through the winter... your weather is just like it is here, so I am sure you'll get a few nice stretches where you'll want to take her out for a spin.

Dan

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