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by vupilot
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 2512

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Andy, I had several running issues early on with my 1975 40hp motor. First the brand new primer bulb failed. Then I had issues idling, and starving of fuel at full throttle, rebuilt the fuel pump diaphragm, which is actually super easy, and it ran great for 2 seasons. Then I started chasing a misfir...
by vupilot
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Show 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 1001

Re: Boat Show 2019

I was also amazed at the sheer size of outboards here at our new boat show also. Most of them on $100,000 PONTOON boats! :shock: But up here absolutely everything was Mercury. The only inboards were the wakeboard boats. I saw several 400hp outboards on bass boats. The comical thing about that is our...
by vupilot
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: sabotina instructions
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: sabotina instructions

(edit) Looks like hoodman and I were responding at the same time with similar responses..... I'll still go ahead and echo his with mine. With most things in boat-building there is often about 3 tried and true methods of performing a given task. Be it just transferring plan lines to plywood, how to j...
by vupilot
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member Maryland
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: New Member Maryland

by vupilot
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 166
Views: 51033

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Excellent work! You are really doing a tidy job!
by vupilot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 13
Views: 2022

Re: Count Down

I'll definitely have bourbon. As for the baby teeth, he will have just started kindergarten and momma doesnt sound like she wants me to take him out of school for a couple days but I'm working on it.

Hey Bill, do you have a list of who is in what Cabin? I still need to reserve.
by vupilot
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tom's Tahoe
Replies: 211
Views: 41866

Re: Tom's Tahoe

by vupilot
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Need a new home for my Monaco
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Need a new home for my Monaco

Sorry to hear that Garry. Your boat is beautiful, I remember looking at the pictures of it back before I ever started building. Since you are under the gun on time you might want to consider look into a couple of us have had great experiences selling boats there.
by vupilot
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 387
Views: 63877

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel


What is happening with the build? Anyone talked to him lately?
by vupilot
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 51
Views: 11001

Re: Tuffy Build

A bow handle on the front top of the deck can be used as well. But the angle of the strap will make that a compromise but that is what I did on my boat. Im sure some others that made a jig to drill a straight hole for this will chime in with some methods for that. Thats the route I would recommend a...
by vupilot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Enjoying our Malahini
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Re: Enjoying our Malahini

Congrats! You did an excellent job! I really like the look of it!
by vupilot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member from Roanoke, TX USA!
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: New Member from Roanoke, TX USA!


The money/time difference is fairly small between boats only a foot or so apart in size. So build the one you really want and that fits your family and local water.
by vupilot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 94
Views: 14465

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Nice work!
by vupilot
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 60
Views: 4419

Re: Fisherman

There are some good reasons not the screw the sheer but I havent heard of not gluing them. Your stem to chine joint looks close enough to get by with as it is. Youll wind up fairing some material away from the chine to get it perfect it looks like but that should be fine.
by vupilot
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 60
Views: 4419

Re: Fisherman

That is a nice and tidy build you have going here. The Fisherman is on my radar as well someday. Keep up the good work and photos. Glad to see BillyC has been able to give you the advice you needed.