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by patech74
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:18 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Bolero mods
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Bolero mods

I want to build a boat for wake boarding. Can the Bolero be modified to be an open bow and can I use a v-drive in it?
by patech74
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Gathering 2010
Topic: Gathering Travel Plans 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3731

Re: Gathering Travel Plans 2010

I will be coming in from Pa on Friday - if I can convince me wife to get in the car around 2am we should be there 'round about 2 pm. I guess I will a have a poster of my boat as I have not begun my build yet (hopefully next month though) and my wife keeps surprising me with her enthusiasm, I am now ...
by patech74
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Gathering 2010
Topic: 2010 Gathering Location! Lake Nickajack TN/Hales Bar Marina
Replies: 185
Views: 44141

Re: 2010 Gathering Location! Lake Nickajack TN/Hales Bar Marina

I made my reservation today, looks like we have floating cabin #31. I will definately be coming, my wife will be coming if she can get the day off of work. I cant wait to meet all of you and hopefully my wife will be inspired. As a side note I took my boys out on a jet ski today (their first time on...
by patech74
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12678

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

thanks for the info. I am glad to see your numbers the way you put it... My wife has been fighting me for years now about getting a boat, and even 2 weeks ago she was totaslly against me building one, but the past few days she has really lightened up - she even said today that she wants to help; bui...
by patech74
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!
Replies: 45
Views: 12678

Re: Hankinson Cuddy Sport 24 sea trials!!

ET, Congrats. Your boat looks awsome :D I am so jealous. I made my intro in the new member section just a few days ago. Since then my wife has green lighted me for my build. I cant wait. I have the study plans for the Bandido. Do you recommend collecting some of the mats needed or getting the plans ...
by patech74
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Bandido (under)power options
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Bandido (under)power options

Hi, I'm looking at the study plans for the Bandido and it frequently mentions the use of twin engines (or one HUGE single inboard). I don't want to go on any poker runs or even do over 60MPH (I ride motorcycles and rarely push a bike over 80MPH). So, I'm thinking about twin 115HP outboards. Would t...
by patech74
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Bandido (under)power options
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Bandido (under)power options

I can give you a "rule of thumb" formula that I use when rigging powerboats to illustrate to prospective owners why I suggest "horsepower X" based on "their" expectation of how they want the rig to perform. What you will first need to do however, is estimate the actual rigged weight of the boat (in...
by patech74
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: deciding which boat to build
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: deciding which boat to build

Nova, thank you for the link ot the pictures of the moded Renegade as this will be my first build I need lots of ideas. Bill :D I would be very grateful for all your feed back. I have spent the greater part of the day reading forums here and look forward to recruiting you (jk) at the gathering if I ...
by patech74
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Re: Newbie

Wow, thanks for the feedback. I tried to get her to commit to going to the gathering (not sure if she will) but she told me to go. She also just gave me the green light for a build :D :D :D . I really didnt expect that. Now time to decide exactly what to build. I have an idea, I started a topic in t...
by patech74
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: deciding which boat to build
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

deciding which boat to build

I want to build a boat that is going to be FAST when I want it to be, but I want to get my boys into wakeboarding so I want something thats gonna give me a good wake at medium speeds. I was thinking of the Bandido. I am having trouble deciding though because I want enough passenger room for 7 or 8. ...
by patech74
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 10
Views: 1269

Newbie

Hi, so let me introduce myself, I'm from Paxinos PA. Right off the bat I have a major problem - my wife. She does not want anything to do with a boat and thinks that I shouldn't either. Her problem is that she has never had the chance to enjoy one. I grew up in R.I. where my backyard was practically...

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