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by JimmY
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 43
Views: 1968

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Check out this Zip with a 25hp outboard: http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=33207

55hp seams like a lot for this boat.
by JimmY
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Atlanta, GA
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Hi from Atlanta, GA

Search out the AOMCI website. Lots of help online for these old motors. Travis has a Zip with an old Merc, and he has several of these old motors.

Welcome!
by JimmY
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: veneer reveals hull flat spot
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: veneer reveals hull flat spot

At least you'll get to see how good your epoxy job is! :lol: But seriously, Milhouse's idea is probably worth trying. I had a similar issue at my scarf joints, but is was minor (<1/16") and it took several coats of clear encapsulation epoxy applied around the dip to bring up to fair. I'm not su...
by JimmY
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 43
Views: 1968

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

Hi Ayman,

A 1960's Johnson 40hp long shaft weighs 150lbs. So, I think if you are under that you will be fine.
by JimmY
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 907
Views: 145795

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Plenty of time to polish it at the end of the season. Looks nice in white.
by JimmY
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: 1/0 wire
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: 1/0 wire

According to the calculator on bestboatwire.com, 150A over a 14ft run on this size wire will drop 0.424V or 3.5%.

Are you really going to need to weld while out on your boat? :lol:
by JimmY
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 44
Views: 5588

Re: Tucker's Squirt

My Johnson outboard had similar ridges on the clamp. I couldn't stand the though of them biting through my paint and veneer. I ground them off and have some hard rubber pads (look in plumping section of HD) between the clamp and the transom. I've been running it all summer and it hasn't moved or loo...
by JimmY
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt
Replies: 43
Views: 1968

Re: The Zip is on the NILE, Egypt

There is not an exact spot for the Chine to meet the stem. It is whatever looks fair. I recommend installing the sheers first. They are typically easier, less twist, and give a good reference for the twist of the chines. Here is how I did it. http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=301...
by JimmY
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 42
Views: 1766

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

I started with the sheers. This gave a good reference for the twist of the chine, and stabilized the frame a bit. I also added a Chine block to help hold the a angle at the stem.

Here is how I did it.http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=30104&start=60#p183735
by JimmY
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vandal 22
Replies: 21
Views: 1210

Re: Vandal 22

Very nice!
by JimmY
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Plywood damaged.
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Plywood damaged.

Probably just need an inch or two over lap on the glass cloth, but the more you can get the easier it would be to blend in. I don't think you need to get near those flames.
by JimmY
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage Update 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 15337

Re: Rampage Update 2017

+1 on Sailrite. They carry good quality marine vinyl and the how-to-videos are very well done.
by JimmY
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michigan Squirt Build
Replies: 514
Views: 90049

Re: Michigan Squirt Build

Thanks guys.

Ryan, I emailed you and you're welcome to come over and chat about boats and perhaps take a ride.
by JimmY
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Manitoba
Replies: 42
Views: 1766

Re: Squirt in Manitoba

Two8nine wrote:should I drop frame 2 slightly so that the keel begins to curve just past frame 1?


Yes. There is a gentle curve between frame 1 and 2. I had the keel attached to the transom and the Stem/frame 2, and then played around with frame1 to get the keel straight from the transom to frame 1.

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