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by Adrock1
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 773

Re: In hull Transducers

I definitely understand the need for a "window" in a plywood hull if you choose to use an in-hull transducer. After reading through your Overnighter build, I understand why you want no holes below the waterline. You intend to beach regularly. I also would be wary of having a transducer or...
by Adrock1
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 773

Re: In hull Transducers

I personally don't see the reason to go through the trouble to create a window so you can use an in-hull transducer unless you are planning on running in very skinny water or routinely beach and are afraid of a thru-hull sheering off and opening a big gaping hole in your boat. To each their own tho...
by Adrock1
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 773

Re: In hull Transducers

May I ask, please.?? Why cut a hole in your hull, just to plug it with a fiberglass window of some sort, just to install a 'in-hull' transducer. The main part I cannot comprehend is that most people don't want to cut a hole in their boat, I understand that. but the rub is that you must cut-a-hole-i...
by Adrock1
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 773

Re: In hull Transducers

I'm planning on an in hull transducer for my overniter. Prior to fiberglass ingathering hull I cut out a 4" square hole in the bottom of the hull. I then laminated like 20 layers of figerglass cloth to make a roughly 3/8" thick plate that I used to plug the 4" hole. I faired it and th...
by Adrock1
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2746

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

Can I ask one more dumb question? Holes are drilled with a 1" forstner bit....tubes were a tight, press fit. I removed the tubes, and applied thin epoxy rubbed into the fresh-cut end grain & let it cure. We all know you can't put a 1" peg into a 1" hole, so as you can imagine the...
by Adrock1
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 73
Views: 2746

Re: Trasom Drains: Yea or Nay?

I concluded that I want zero hull penetrations below the water line. None. In fact the only hull penetrations I will have are the drains for the splash well and the hole for the bow eye. Both are above the water line and were created using the drill fill drill technique. Bilge pumps will get water o...
by Adrock1
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: pvc drain tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: pvc drain tubes

I've seen people do it with epoxy but only after roughing up the epoxy with a coarse grit sandpaper paper to ensure a good mechanical bond. Even with a good mechanical bond though, im not certain it would prevent all water intrusion.
by Adrock1
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 1985 mariner 90hp any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: 1985 mariner 90hp any good?

If you have the model year correct and the serial is all "numbers" that would make it one of the six cylinder models and I would stay away from it. If it's a "later" 1985 that was actually sold as part of the "brand new and redesigned" 1986 models, identified by an alp...
by Adrock1
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 1985 mariner 90hp any good?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

1985 mariner 90hp any good?

I have a possible lead on a 1985 90hp mariner outboard. Seller is asking $900 but willing to deal.

Assuming this thing looks good and checks out in decent shape would it be a good buy? Don't know anything about the mariners. Anything to be Leary of? And issues to look out for?
by Adrock1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Project *OverKill* Tahoe 23
Replies: 62
Views: 14580

Re: Project *OverKill* Tahoe 23

My work bench top is a four inch thick slab of solid southern yellow pine. I gave a couple good coats of linseed oil and let it dry out for about a week. Then gave the top a coat of Johnson's paste wax. The wax allows glue drips to pop off pretty easily. You'll need to freshen up the coat of wax eve...
by Adrock1
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 136
Views: 23698

Re: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17

My intent was to use a permanent "below deck" tank because the tank will be completely concealed inside the frame work of the rear bench and motor well. It won't be moveable. If I end up putting two tanks in the aft corners on either side of the motor well they would definitely be pretty m...
by Adrock1
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 136
Views: 23698

Re: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17

Hey All, Work continues after the flip. I've started framing the motor well, pouring flotation foam, fitting the sole, mocking up deck beams and a host of other nick knacks. I'm at a point where I need to make some decisions that will influence weight distribution. In particular where will batteries...
by Adrock1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243151

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Wouldn't change a thing Carl. She looks sharp.
by Adrock1
Tue May 30, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 136
Views: 23698

Re: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17

Looks beautiful and congratulations on the flip. Always a satisfying moment in the build process. I like the lines of your hull. Is it going to be a Carolina style or is that just excess plywood giving the impression of a bow flare? Regardless, it's going to look beautiful on the water. I was also ...
by Adrock1
Mon May 29, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 136
Views: 23698

Re: Overniter in SC

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