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by WillieNC
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer: Helm in forward or aft cockpit?
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Flying Saucer: Helm in forward or aft cockpit?

Pullie: Thanks for your comments. Wow!- that really is fast in a boat that small and that close to the water. I am part of a team doing this build for the museum's charity raffle; if it were up to just me I would have already decided for sure to put the helm forward. I think that is the way the thin...
by WillieNC
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer: Helm in forward or aft cockpit?
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Flying Saucer: Helm in forward or aft cockpit?

Hello: We are building a Flying Saucer, using the plans that show two cockpits. We have decided on a 20 hp 4-stroke outboard with electric start and remote steering. Here's the question: What are the pros and cons of placing the steering in the forward vs. the aft cockpit? I am concerned that placin...
by WillieNC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?

Graham: Many thanks! That reply was very informative and certainly gives us more food for thought. We'll keep reporting on the status of both the boat build and the motor discussion. Yesterday we cut and installed the chine logs. Now I'm headed down this morning for us to install the shears. Best, W...
by WillieNC
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?

Thanks for your comments. I reviewed options for Mercury 4-stroke outboards and we have made a tentative decision. Their 20 hp motor is a two cylinder with carburetor-- it weighs 115 pounds. Their 25 hp on the other hand is a 3-cylinder EFI unit weighing 175 pounds. On the light Flying Saucer hull, ...
by WillieNC
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Flying Saucer 4-stroke horsepower?

We are building a two-cockpit Flying Saucer as a project and raffle prize for the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Our watercraft shop is mostly devoted to sail and oars--I'd like some comments on horsepower for this boat: Assuming a four-stroke short shaft electric start motor, we are thinking of a ...
by WillieNC
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from eastern North Carolina
Replies: 1
Views: 164

New member from eastern North Carolina

Hello: I'm WillieNC --- I live in Beaufort, NC and have been boating on salt water for many decades. Recently I began volunteering in the Harvey Smith Watercraft Center [ http://www.thewatercraftcenter.com ] -- a part of the NC Maritime Museum. We are beginning construction of a Glen-L Flying Saucer...

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