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by vupilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Biss's Malahini Build
Replies: 70
Views: 5616

Re: Biss's Malahini Build

You are working fast and it looks great!
by vupilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 206 lb. 40 hp. motor
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: 206 lb. 40 hp. motor

These days you can lose 30lbs by going with a super light weight lithium battery instead of a heavy lead-acid and also put the fuel tank up front under the bow so the total weight and weight distribution shouldnt be much difference.
by vupilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 426
Views: 56782

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel, it sure is fun watching this steadily progress!
by vupilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: introduction

Welcome,

We are glad you are here! Sounds like your build is going to be unique for sure. Look forward to hearing more about it.
by vupilot
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Why Do You Come to The Gatherings?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Why Do You Come to The Gatherings?

I came to my first Gathering, I think it was G3, last one in Guntersville AL, about 1/3rd the way through my first build which was the Zip. I came there to learn more about building, what finished boats looked like in real life, what they felt like to ride in. Talk and listen to build advice and tec...
by vupilot
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Spun prop hub??
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Spun prop hub??

Thanks Peter. That makes sense but I dont follow you on why it does behave like a ratchet in forward but not in reverse? In reverse, engine not running, it turns the crankshaft. In forward, not running, it behaves like a ratchet?
by vupilot
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 353
Views: 43019

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

You are braver, more creative than most! Nice work.
by vupilot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skiff Build
Replies: 64
Views: 5009

Re: Console Skiff Build

I missed seeing the finished boat pictures. Congrats, looks like you have been busy enjoying it!
by vupilot
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Squirt Chine Trouble-Fairing Questions

I may be missing something but I dont think you really have to remove anything if you dont want to. Looks like you have plenty of "meat" on your chine and sheer to be able to fair away a good amount of material and still be plenty strong. A sharp observer might notice the asymmetry in the finished p...
by vupilot
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Build methods
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: Build methods

Having built both S&G and Framed up, in the final product I generally like the framed up builds better as the boat feels stronger/stiffer and more robust overall. However, S&G can be a much, much faster way to build. There are difficult tasks in both S&G and framed up builds but I think there are fe...
by vupilot
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Spun prop hub??
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Spun prop hub??

Matt, I took the prop off and the backside you can clearly see the rubber hub material. It doesnt look obviously bad to me. I've watched a youtube on replacing the hubs in larger outboards but this one doesnt seam as easily replaced but I am not sure. One interesting thing that might indicate a diff...
by vupilot
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Spun prop hub??
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Spun prop hub??

Took advantage of nice fall day to warm up the little 9.9 on the skiff and then change the oil. I hit a stick about 1" dia and 3ft long and the prop cavitated and we stopped. Saw the stick right behind us. Kept on going and a mile later we revved up and slowed again. Thought maybe I hit another stic...
by vupilot
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 206 lb. 40 hp. motor
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: 206 lb. 40 hp. motor

Its maybe 60lbs on the heavier side than the 40 hp motors the boat was designed for back in the day. I wouldnt be too concerned about it on the water but where it would concern me is when trailering down the road hitting bumps in the road. Motors of that size and weight have been used several times ...
by vupilot
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Roberta's Zip for sale in Miami
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Roberta's Zip for sale in Miami

I definitely was not suggesting the market for these boats warrants the price listed. But if someone was intrigued enough to want to know the current condition in order to prepare an offer, I've got time to kill while there.
by vupilot
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Roberta's Zip for sale in Miami
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Roberta's Zip for sale in Miami

Interesting. Kind of an odd ad. But then again south east florida itself is a little odd. I sure hope the seller is willing to negotiate. IF anyone is interested in the boat and would like a report of its current condition I could probably go look at it for you next week. Ill be down there for a wor...