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by String88
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

Thank you everyone so much for your help and advice. At this point I'm inclined to pass on this particular motor. I would like to get a vintage motor, but I also want a 4 stroke. I understand hp on modern motors are measured differently than the old models. I'm trying to work my way through all the ...
by String88
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

It's a Johnson 50hp the seller isn't sure the year. He thinks late 70s early 80s. Here are a couple pics of the motor. It's been detached from a boat for about 2 years. He SAYS it's a good motor but I'm new to all this and I wouldn't know unless I saw it run. Any ideas on how I can know if it will r...
by String88
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

I may have found a motor for the boat (I know it's kinda early) it's a 50 hp short shaft. I'm not sure how much I need to reinforce the transom to handle the extra weight or hp. I don't know if it's even a good idea to get this motor. I need some advice. It's a used motor early 80s model for $300. A...
by String88
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

I checked on the wood in my area. Mahogany is $6 per board ft. white oak is $5 per board ft. ash is $3 per board ft.

I think I'll probably use a sander on the end grain for the lap joints...
by String88
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

Update: I got the plans transferred to some 1/4 fir ply. My plan is to cut out the shapes and use them for templates for the frames. I've also decided to do lap joints as well as use double gussets at each joint for added strength. The lap joints will make it easier to connect the pieces as well as ...
by String88
Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

Thanks for the encouragement and advice. I'll keep posting pictures as I go.
by String88
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

So today I had a "flip out" moment...well several in a row actually. The plans came in for the FS and I got my first look at a set of boat plans in my hands. Wow. I must admit for a minute I was a bit overwhelmed, but I'm assuming this happens to a lot of people. I've relaxed now and I'm ready to ge...
by String88
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

One of the main reasons I'm thinking about doing the flying saucer is because of the design but also cost to build as well as cost of operating. I don't want to build a large inboard and not be able to enjoy and afford the upkeep. I think an outboard would be the better option for me. Space to build...
by String88
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Re: Flying Saucer

I've tried contacting some of the suppliers listed on the website, but so far no luck finding mahogany for the hull here in central Arkansas. I'll expand my search to the surround states. I'm sure with enough research I'll find the materials I need.

Thanks for the info guys.
by String88
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer
Replies: 26
Views: 5916

Flying Saucer

Hello I'm new enthusiast that has the big dream of building a wooden boat. I intend to get the flying saucer plans very soon and begin building. Joshua Burks inspired me with his zip build videos on youtube that I ran across one day, so I've decided to take the plunge. Any and all advice from experi...