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by Adrock1
Tue May 22, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 28747

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

Well, progress lately has been a bit slow. Been accumulating parts mostly. I've got a fuel tank, bilge pumps, hydraulic steering kit, hardware to mount the engine, boarding ladder, and a few other odds and ends. I really need to settle on controls and gauges. I have a 2005 Mercury 90 elpto and am at...
by Adrock1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterproof wood glue
Replies: 13
Views: 1137

Re: Waterproof wood glue

No doubt there are glues other than epoxy that will work for at least some of the boat building process. Some may actually be marginally superior to epoxy. But at least for the type of construction we use in our boats it's seems almost a certainty that you will use epoxy for some application. Fiberg...
by Adrock1
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 28747

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

So I have this 2005 Mercury 90elpto on the way. I have started researching controls and I'm just totally lost as far as what I need. The motor will come with nothing as far as I know. Can anyone point me towards some good information on how to install and rig this motor? Can anyone breakdown for me ...
by Adrock1
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 28747

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

I will say this about my 90hp (13.25x17” prop) Malahini, when it’s loaded with 4 adults and gear the performance drop is significant. I bought a 15” prop but haven’t tested it yet. Speed with just me on calm water is 45mph (17” prop). Full boat with afternoon lake chop is 35mph. My boat begins to h...
by Adrock1
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 28747

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

I run a 2 stroke Yamaha 90 (260lbs) on a Malahini, more hp would get scary. Bob Bandenstein runs a new 4 stroke 70hp Yamaha on his Malahini, very nice, quiete, and fuel efficient engine weighing in at 260 lbs too. My 2 stroke is a gas sucking machine compared to 4 strokes. What I like most about my...
by Adrock1
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Overniter in SC: Flipped 5-27-17
Replies: 145
Views: 28747

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

Time for an update. Lots of work has been completed since my last update. Unfortunately not many pics to offer since I lost almost all my pics of the boat when my phone recently croaked. Here is a link to a current pic. https://imageshack.us/i/poFrt39Cj https://imageshack.us/i/pmuOaHOQj Sorry I can'...
by Adrock1
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: In hull Transducers
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

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: 2201

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: 2201

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: 2201

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: 5765

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: 5765

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: 827

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: 671

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: 671

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?

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