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by weasel
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Tunnel Mite Question

Thanks Roberta, I believe you are correct. I thought the same but wasn't sure. So I took the adjustable seat brackets that I custom made under the seat out. That lowered it about 5 inches down. So I'm going to try that. Now it wont be adjustable but hopefully will ride better. It did sway a bit so I...
by weasel
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Tunnel Mite Question

Thanks for the reply, anything might help! I have a short shaft, and it's listed at 108 lbs. I see a lot of these boats on the videos with the same 25hp motor hmmm? They are also going wide open across waves, and seem to be riding nice. There is a video out there where a guy and his kid were both in...
by weasel
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Tunnel Mite Question

I just built the Tunnel Mite and I put a 25hp Yamaha on it, and it looks great! I took it for a spin yesterday and I have a few questions for someone that has built or driven one before. I am wondering why it feels like it is going to dig into the water and grabs and goes one direction or another at...
by weasel
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Motor Weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Motor Weight?

Hello "JPLATOU" I have just a small wet bike battery 320 CCA (5 1/8" x 7") not much weight 5-8lbs. The boat dealer says that will be plenty to start it. I have no room to put it up front with my feet/throttle/steering wheel all there. I would have to cut a door or something on th...
by weasel
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Motor Weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Re: Motor Weight?

Hello People! Thanks for some of the input and I always like more. This Tunnel Mite is 10' long, so that's 2 feet longer than the 8' one talked about. I don't know if that 2 feet makes a big diff or not. I found out he motor is 130lbs has electric start, I have a small marine battery in the rear too...
by weasel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Motor Weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 1582

Motor Weight?

My Tunnel Mite is almost ready for fiberglass and paint. I just got the motor all rebuilt/painted/new stickers looks new. It's a 30hp Yamaha, 3 cylinder, short shaft, and weighs 135lbs. It is a little heavier (25lbs) than recommended. I did beef up the transom boards to 1/2" instead of the 1/4&...
by weasel
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: "Tunnel Mite" Building Question?
Replies: 1
Views: 745

"Tunnel Mite" Building Question?

I am finishing up the bottom of the tunnel mite. I am on the spray rail now, and have a question. The plans call for #8 - 1" screws to fasten on the spray rail from the inside/out. If you cut the spray rail exactly like the plans show, the screws will come through the spray rail when the screws...
by weasel
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Building Question?
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Tunnel Mite Building Question?

I am at the point where I faired the runner keel and the chine log and sheer clamp. It is all looking good and smooth and it all comforms pretty good. It calls for 1/4 inch plywood for the runner planking, that I have ready. It just seems a little hard to bend the very front of the runner planking t...
by weasel
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help Get Ethanol out of Premium Gasoline
Replies: 54
Views: 32109

Re: Help Get Ethanol out of Premium Gasoline

I have used 91 octane NON-OXYGENATED fuel in all (3) my boats, my small engines, tractors, snow blowers etc. I was told by the fuel distributor in my area years ago, that the 90 or better octane Non-Oxygenated fuel has no ethanol in it. I have never had any gumming issues or any starting problems af...
by weasel
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Health Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

Health Issues

I read a lot of how to do the epoxy layers, laying the fiberglass, sanding, and the final paint coat and UV sealer. I have a good handle on that. I'm not sure if I will go braindead putting on the fiberglass though hmmm. I have a well ventilated shop 26 x 36, I have a big adjustable fan that can mov...
by weasel
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Sheer Clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: Tunnel Mite Sheer Clamps

I figured it might change the angle a bit as it turns around the frames, but wasn't quite sure. So you hit some nails then with the planer then hmmm. I wondered about that too. Did you have to countersink those about 1/2 way through the sheer to get it lower then the plywood angles? Thanks people al...
by weasel
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Sheer Clamps
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Tunnel Mite Sheer Clamps

I am at the point where I'm putting on the sheer clamps on this tunnel mite. There is a lot of fairing, planing, sanding that has to be done to the sheer clamp to make it flat to the frame and transom members so the plywood lays flat, after it is glue and applied. It looks like you have to remove ab...
by weasel
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Seat Applications?
Replies: 0
Views: 8359

Seat Applications?

I am building the tunnel mite. I am not to the point of applying a seat yet. But I want to plan ahead and get the seat. How is it fastened to the tunnel floor, can it be adjustable too? I assume put cross pieces between the battens from side to side to screwed the seat down thru the floorboard or so...
by weasel
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: System 3 quick fair over nails?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: System 3 quick fair over nails?

Thanks people!
That confirms what I have been thinking about it too.
by weasel
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: System 3 quick fair over nails?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

System 3 quick fair over nails?

I am doing the nailing (1" ring nails from G-L) here soon. I assume you can just spread quick fair over the nails and then sand, prime it, then paint inside the hull & then fiberglass the outside. I don't want to countersink or pound the nails to hard into 1/8" or 1/4" plywood it ...

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