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by irie E
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Sculling duck boat
Replies: 1
Views: 1802

Re: Sculling duck boat

Are you referring to the Glen-l plan that places an outboard lower unit under the hull? You could, but you would lose the shallow draft capabilities of the boat. If you intend to use the boat in very shallow water something like a Thai long tail would be a better bet. A trolling motor would also wor...
by irie E
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Golf Cart Motor overheating
Replies: 18
Views: 19505

Re: Golf Cart Motor overheating

Do you know what the amp draw is at your cruising speed? And do you know the continuous duty rating of your motor?
by irie E
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rookie question-something other than mohaganey?
Replies: 8
Views: 2318

Re: Rookie question-something other than mohaganey?

Thanks for the quick response kens. Sapele is what I plan to use, I was just curious about the other types.
by irie E
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rookie question-something other than mohaganey?
Replies: 8
Views: 2318

Re: Rookie question-something other than mohaganey?

Slightly off topic but still pertinent, I think anyways. When using lumber other than what's called for in the plans do scantlings need to be adjusted to provide the same strength the designer intended? Example would be using cypress or Spanish cedar in place of oak, mahogany, or spruce.
by irie E
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 177
Views: 80962

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Bravo on your maiden voyage Capt. Dave! That must be such a great feeling to splash your boat! How do you like your motor and controller? Did everything stay cool while operating? Congratulations on your successful launch!
by irie E
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Modify bow on jet cat/aqua cat?
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Re: Modify bow on jet cat/aqua cat?

Thanks for all the feedback. I'm going to try my hand at drawing up the changes I am after and see how that turns out.
by irie E
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Starting my first build with a jet TNT
Replies: 77
Views: 34946

Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

I think you should definitely wear your blue man suit first time out! What do you think of free ship? Is it fairly easy to learn? That lines plan looks great. I'm considering trying to tweak the bow of one of the cats and wanted to draw it out before committing to do it. Thanks for any feed back on ...
by irie E
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Modify bow on jet cat/aqua cat?
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Re: Modify bow on jet cat/aqua cat?

Thanks for chiming in guys and I apologize for the rather vague question. I was just looking at the flare from midship forward and raising the bow a bit. In my new location I have access to the intracoastal waterway and the Atlantic ocean. I was thinking the flare would probably help keep the boat d...
by irie E
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Modify bow on jet cat/aqua cat?
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Modify bow on jet cat/aqua cat?

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if the bow of a jet cat or aqua cat could be modified to look something like this...
tideline001.jpg
I've not put much thought into it yet but at a quick glance I don't see why it wouldn't be possible. Thanks for any feedback.
by irie E
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Starting my first build with a jet TNT
Replies: 77
Views: 34946

Re: Starting my first build with a jet TNT

The renders look great! I'm definitely interested to see this come together!
by irie E
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 177
Views: 80962

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

Looking great Capt. Dave!
by irie E
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Seat modifications for neck problems
Replies: 7
Views: 4241

Re: Seat modifications for neck problems

While not a modification to the seat, these might save you some pain. http://shockwaveseats.com/product/s5-pro/

They aren't cheap but something similar could be built at home.
by irie E
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from oregon
Replies: 714
Views: 171974

Re: New member from oregon

Those LEDs with that interior look amazing! Great job on your entire build!!
by irie E
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: New boat build
Replies: 9
Views: 2962

Re: New boat build

Hi cusoak sounds like a fun project you are starting. I found this video which I think is what you are looking for. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuJKyzYsdrQ he answers some questions in the comment section which the video leaves out. As for a battery, any deep cycle battery should be fine for a day...
by irie E
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: SMALLEST motor for a Squirt
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

Re: SMALLEST motor for a Squirt

So with my boat, which is longer and heavier than a squirt , it would break free from the transom wash at 5.6 knots. And with the controller continuously logging data you can watch it break over the hump and become more efficient. My brushed outboard conversion topped out at 8 knots, my prototype el...