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by weasel
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: Tunnel Mite Question

All I have available now to move is the tilt, unless I filled and drilled new holes (eeeesh). It is clamped with the normal hand screws on top and has the mounting bolts through the mounting bracket at the bottom through the transom. I don't think I could move it any higher it already blows some air...
by weasel
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: Tunnel Mite Question

Thanks racer for the reply. I do have some tips on building it, but not riding it yet LOL. I am going to get just a little pad or make a 1" thick seat seat then. I have an "artificial leg" so I can't kneel in the boat, but a really low, light weight seat I think will make just enough ...
by weasel
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: Tunnel Mite Question

008.JPG I did take it for another spin with the seat lowered about 5 inches. I am sitting at 5" off the floor now. It road a lot better, I can get it up to about 20 miles an hour and cruise around just fine now (better than before). When I get to about 23 mph or more it starts to dig and dart ...
by weasel
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

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: 11
Views: 2326

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: 11
Views: 2326

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: 1739

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: 1739

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: 1739

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: 826

"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: 884

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: 36991

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: 2739

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: 1038

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: 1038

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...

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