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by mmorasci
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Ultra Pierre Sails Up
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Ultra Pierre Sails Up

A quick Update. I have had little time to take BooBooToo out, other priorities have been getting in the way. I have had a moment here and there and have kept plugging away at all the little things. One of those is completing all the hardware and the sewing to get the sails raised. Still a lot to do ...
by mmorasci
Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 14149

Re: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine

I guess I'm leaning towards fuel atomization as the over riding issue here. But I'm puzzled by how it would change over a fairly short amount of time with a fresh rebuild. Once the engine starts, it runs great at all speeds. Good looking spark and no damaged key that would affect timing pretty much ...
by mmorasci
Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 14149

Re: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine

Thanks all for the time to look at this post. Still not sure where to go with this. Let me expand a bit and say that the 3 dozen or so starts on the 3 HP were done over the period of weeks and I don't recall starting the engine more than 2 to 3 times on any given day. My basic shut down procedure is...
by mmorasci
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 14149

Easy Starting of an Outboard Engine

Not quite sure how best to phrase this ...... so I apologize for any rambling in advance..... Here go's; I've been using and rebuilding Evinrude/Johnson outboards for over 30 years, most of my engines are late 50's to early 60's vintage in 3 to 40HP size. I generally have no problems at all, getting...
by mmorasci
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Which Prop Pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: Which Prop Pitch?

Thanks for all the feedback so far, I'm truly appreciative of all the suggestions you folks have (this hasn't been my area of study and I feel out of me league here). I just got off the lake and have these numbers to post. Prop 1 - 9"dia 9" Pitch: RPM 1000 MPH (GPS) 2.4 1500 3.6 2000 5.0 2500 5.8 29...
by mmorasci
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Which Prop Pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Re: Which Prop Pitch?

Thanks for the reply's. I may be a little light in weight as I'm not fully equipped yet and didn't take into account any "passenger/gear weight", so when loaded, I'll likely be adding an additional 800/900 lbs. And TUGMYWAY you're right, the lower unit clearance is limiting me here to not much more ...
by mmorasci
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Which Prop Pitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Which Prop Pitch?

I just launched my Ken Hankinson "Ultra Pierre" and have a question regarding Prop Pitch. The boat a displacement hull with calculated hull speed about 6 1/2 Knots, displacement around 3800 lbs, and is powered by a '61 Evinrude 18HP (fit out as an "inboard") and I currently have two Props for this e...
by mmorasci
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched
Replies: 9
Views: 5492

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

It was a great way to celebrate the build and launch. All I can offer mrintense, is to keep plugging away, there were times when I wasn't sure I'd ever get the BooBooToo launched, but a little progress every day and you'll get there too :D A friend was on the water and took this pic. (he just sent i...
by mmorasci
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched
Replies: 9
Views: 5492

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

We made it for the overnight on the 4th. P1060354.JPG Here's home for the night P1060362.JPG and the spot to watch the fireworks. The admiralty was in agreement that the boat handled just beautifully and we had a great time. She was even in agreement that a list should be begun to capture those litt...
by mmorasci
Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched
Replies: 9
Views: 5492

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

A week later... the Mast has been completed (except for a little varnish of course :wink: ) and I spent the afternoon raising it and working through some of the rigging. P1060335.JPG While raising, the VHF coax pulled back out a few feet, so I'll have to take off the mast head and re-wire (that'll t...
by mmorasci
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Transom Light Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 3963

Re: Transom Light Help Needed

I wanted to follow up and say thanks Jack/and all for the input, and to show the end result of your comments and my thought process. P1060322.JPG I made a plastic ring and a bail for my mega light. P1060328.JPG Then I cut two pieces of plastic tubing that fit snugly over the ring. Now I have a truly...
by mmorasci
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard
Replies: 13
Views: 12988

Re: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard

Mojo, Sorry... I'm in the middle of a glue up and my mind wanders a bit these days.... one thing I forgot to mention is cooling water. The outboard power head is pretty intricate in it's design as it mates to other surfaces. Keeping the cooling water path intact can be a bit tricky (just something e...
by mmorasci
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard
Replies: 13
Views: 12988

Re: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard

I was worried about excessive vibration and water level (difference in back pressure and possible flow into the exhaust) when I cut the down leg and hard mounted an 18HP Evinrude into my build. I just launched the other day, and granted I only have a couple of hours so far, I was very pleased with t...
by mmorasci
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Two More
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: Two More

Very nice. I love those old engines, and parts are easy to come by too.

I found a '61 18HP Evinrude and designed some custom mounts to put it in the stern of my recent build. After Replacing the electrical, rebuilding the Carburetor and replacing the water pump, it runs like new.
by mmorasci
Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched
Replies: 9
Views: 5492

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

This was a fun build and I expect to continue to have a great time with the boat. This was only a start though. A milestone for completing the hull, trailer, and propulsion system. Next come the mast, boom, rigging, and sail. The immediate goal is to be ready to watch the 4th of July fireworks from ...