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by TAB
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 119
Views: 38380

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

It's been fun, but also frustrating trying to find scale parts. I will probably have to make them or skip some. Chug, use your plans and scale up or down. Roberta :D you could always draw them up in cad and have them 3d printed/ cnc. hey its an excuse to buy more tools :mrgreen: I recently picked u...
by TAB
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 28
Views: 2180

Re: Coronavirus

Just got a call from a law frim I consult as a professional wittness. All cases have been postponed until 2021. They said i should be reciving a letter in the mail from them soon requesting invoices for everything i have done for the 2 cases they have me on in april and june. Its like they dont want...
by TAB
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: CVT scooter motor as inboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: CVT scooter motor as inboard?

What rpms do they run at? I would be worried you could not spin a prop at the correct rpm
by TAB
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 119
Views: 38380

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

what we need is a video of the little one towing the big one. :mrgreen:




yeah, yeah i know i have a sick sense of humor
by TAB
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 28
Views: 2180

Re: Coronavirus

I had the next 3 months of contracts cancelled. Already cleaned and organized the house. I have 4 bags full of clothes for good will, 6 boxes of various house hold items and a bed room set waiting to go. Thinking about putting the bedroom set on cl/ op, but i dont like the idea of people coming to m...
by TAB
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Bad News
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Bad News

Ouch, i hope they are doing ok.
by TAB
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 73
Views: 48158

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

I actually already have the motor. in the mid 90s merc made a "30 hp" 2 cycle for a racing class. it was actually their 60 hp with a restricter plate.(our plate some how fell off on the way to the race :mrgreen: ) its been in the family since it was new. it is 219# with out a prop. a new 40 hp 2 cyc...
by TAB
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 73
Views: 48158

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

If i build a zip i would like to put a 60 on it. I know i am over powering the boat by a lot. So i will have to do some reinforcement, but the diffrence between a 40 hp merc and a 60 hp merc is only 14 lbs. I have always owned hot rodded boats. Does not mater if it was a laser or a purpose built mod...
by TAB
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tunnel Mite Prop selection
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

Re: Tunnel Mite Prop selection

See if one of the local prop shops has a loaner program. I have found these to be very helpfull trying to find the right prop. A smaller diameter higher pitch should get you more top end, but less of a hole shot. Another option is going to a 2 blade.
by TAB
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 73
Views: 48158

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Planing on 12 gal permanent below deck tank by Moeller. Looks like several Zip builders went this way Peter That seems like a lot of weight to added to the boat. Full thats about 80# a 40 hp merc burns about 4 gallons per hour at wot. Granted you dont have to fill it. I would be very intrested in w...
by TAB
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: boat weight
Replies: 12
Views: 2499

Re: boat weight

most bigger truck stops also offer scales for a small fee. they give total weights and per axle load. which is very useful with a duel axle trailers as you want the weight to be as even as possible
by TAB
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Trailer info for Little Hunk
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Re: Trailer info for Little Hunk

duel axle trailers do track a little straight, but they are also hard to back up into tight places. they also allow you to strap up an axle when you have a flat to get off the road. bouncing is a matter of having the load balanced correctly and correct spring wieghts. If it was me i would look for t...
by TAB
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 73
Views: 48158

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

i am wondering, what are you going to do for fuel tanks? are you just going to do the generic 3-6 gallon red tank that people often used for small outboards? even building a wood box( with a small vent fan) would look a lot better then they do. then again i could totally see a polished mooney style ...
by TAB
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Circular Saw
Replies: 4
Views: 3904

Re: Circular Saw

skill 77 or mag 77. ( the mag is way lighter) buy once, cry once. I have had mine 20 years, I have replaced the trigger, cord(not cut just wore out just past the strain relief ) top handle and base plate(both from a fall off a roof) its built 17 house, who knows how many miles of fence, 100+ baths r...
by TAB
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 3
Views: 2115

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy a week later. Had 13 over. I made everything but dessert. For 20 mins i heard no words at the table other than "more".

Made me happy.

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