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by darthplywood
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Outboard Motor Choices
Replies: 8
Views: 3030

Re: Outboard Motor Choices

i've had my 3 cylinder - 90 hp Evinrude etec for 3 years now with no problems whatsoever. I am getting ready to take it in this spring for its first scheduled maintenence. It is quite and not nearly as BIG (meaning..physically big) as its 4-stroke competitors. Not to mention the maintenance schedule...
by darthplywood
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Geronimo Coming Soon
Replies: 592
Views: 95227

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Had an uncle tell me over Christmas that once the baby comes "you'll never get that boat done." I guess I get to prove him wrong. Just waiting on the next warm spell to get some gluing done. Looks like Sunday into Monday or so we'll have some highs in the 50s. Gonna get cold coming up tom...
by darthplywood
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Barra's Zip "Helen" Launched
Replies: 18
Views: 4890

Re: Barra's Zip "Helen" Launched

SENSATIONAL! CONGRATS
by darthplywood
Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 5399

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

i'm just glad to see that the glass came off without taking the out veneer of the plywood off with it!
by darthplywood
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Geronimo Coming Soon
Replies: 592
Views: 95227

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

she's looking great....this is where the boat really starts to come to life!
by darthplywood
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: What to look for in a motor?
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Re: What to look for in a motor?

i've been burnt on more then one used outboard over the years. The only circumstances i would buy used again is it would have to fit certain conditions: 1. i wouldn't buy unless i was buying from an authorized dealer for that make of outboard who was willing to provide some sort of warranty (not muc...
by darthplywood
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Dragonfly OPEN
Replies: 16
Views: 4488

Re: Dragonfly OPEN

WOW! Looks GREAT!
by darthplywood
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Vera Cruise Build.........Slowly but Surely
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

Vera Cruise Build.........Slowly but Surely

I'm officially going to get started on my next boat this month. I am going to build a Vera Cruise with a slightly modified cabin (my cabin will be a little smaller with a more open cockpit). This is going to be a VERY SLOW BUILD. I am going to put a time frame of 6 - 10 years on this one. (i really ...
by darthplywood
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility = cheap thrills.
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: Utility = cheap thrills.

i have plans for a Utility...i want to build one with/for my kids when they get a little older
by darthplywood
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I got to tour the BRP (Evinrude) manufacturing plant in WI
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

Re: I got to tour the BRP (Evinrude) manufacturing plant in

A bummer you couldn't take pictures inside the plant. Are all sizes of Evinrude outboards built at that plant? Do the motors get a test run before they leave the factory? they make the 15hp - 300hp at that plant. The smaller outboards are actually repatriated from another brand (i think Tohatsu). T...
by darthplywood
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: I got to tour the BRP (Evinrude) manufacturing plant in WI
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

I got to tour the BRP (Evinrude) manufacturing plant in WI

I was traveling to Milwaukee this week and managed to snag a private tour of the BRP Outboard manufacturing plant! As a third generation Evinrude nut this was definitly awesome! Unfortunatly i wasnt allowed to take pictures inside the plant but i was definitly able to see how Evinrudes are built fro...
by darthplywood
Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building the Celerity
Replies: 104
Views: 23012

Re: Building the Celerity

good feedback on the custom tank! on my next build (Vera Cruise...to be started SOON!) i am definitly thinking custom tanks.....thanks for the info!
by darthplywood
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Red's Riviera
Replies: 18
Views: 3365

Re: Red's Riviera

thats awesome Red...Keep the pics coming!!
by darthplywood
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SCARFING PLYWOOD
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: SCARFING PLYWOOD

i bought one of these and it worked great. make sure you invest in a good quality blade for your circular saw. After you cut with this you will need to finish with a belt - sander. Worked great...even for an amateur like me!

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