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by denbrlr
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Barrel Back Build
Replies: 83
Views: 14098

Re: Barrel Back Build

I am a little late to the party here but I saw where you were wondering if you should encapsulate your frames. In my opinion you definitely should. Yeah you might get a few drips on the frames but most of the frames won't be visible after the boat is done anyway. If it is not too late then I would e...
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Gathering 2013
Topic: Who's Coming?
Replies: 99
Views: 11204

Re: Who's Coming?

Well it turns out my son and I are not going to be able to make it after all :( I am sure those who will be going will have fun.
by denbrlr
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:17 am
Forum: Gathering 2013
Topic: Who's Coming?
Replies: 99
Views: 11204

Re: Who's Coming?

We are looking forward to meeting you as well. We are also looking forward to seeing your ZIP :)
by denbrlr
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Gathering 2013
Topic: Who's Coming?
Replies: 99
Views: 11204

Re: Who's Coming?

My son and I will be coming this year. This will be our first gathering and we are looking forward to it. We reserved late so we will be staying in a land cabin Friday night and a floating cabin Saturday night. We finished our TNT in 2011 and we will be brining it :) :). Our build is documented in t...
by denbrlr
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 26800

Re: Another TNT build

I haven't posted in a while. I applied four more coats of Epifanes varnish on the deck in the Spring. I had some issues with dust so I made a contraption to help keep the dust off while the varnish dried. It looks strange but it seemed to work. We also spruced up the trailer and I made some bumpers ...
by denbrlr
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another TNT build
Replies: 415
Views: 26800

Re: Another TNT build

We ran the TNT last Saturday. We are running out of days this season :( but we sure have been having fun with this boat! :) :) :) I tried raising the motor because the cavitation plate is 1-1.5 inches below the keel. It added ~1 mph to the top speed (up to 33 mph). I adjusted reduced the motor angle...
by denbrlr
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini: The Rest of The Story
Replies: 394
Views: 24563

Re: Malahini: The Rest of The Story

That looks fantastic! I'm with Roberta - it is launch time...
by denbrlr
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maiden Voyage - Malahini
Replies: 21
Views: 2491

Re: Maiden Voyage - Malahini

Congrats on the launch! We had porpoising issues on our TNT as well. Obviously it is a smaller boat but I tried a 40lb bag of salt up front but it didn't seem to help. I temporarily shimmed the motor with a 3/4 inch shim (see the picture) which effectively increased the transom angle and that correc...
by denbrlr
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Gathering 2011
Topic: Events of the G5- PICs included
Replies: 120
Views: 13720

Re: Events of the G5- PICs included

I just couldn't swing it this year but I wish I was there. It sure would be great to see all of those boats!
by denbrlr
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Inboard engine/transmission source
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Inboard engine/transmission source

We recently finished a TNT and for some reason I have been thinking that some day I would like to build an inboard (probably a Monaco). I really have no business thinking about this but like they say, boat building is addictive :). I probably won't do this for some time but it fun to think about :)....
by denbrlr
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: finished a tnt
Replies: 10
Views: 1615

Re: finished a tnt

Hey - those look like the same seats (different color) we put in our TNT launched just over a month ago. Your boat looks great! Our top speed is also 32 mph with a 25 HP Mercury. I am interested in what speed you get with the different prop. I'm with Oyster, more pictures and videos please :wink: :w...
by denbrlr
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Advice needed for steering system for TNT
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Advice needed for steering system for TNT

Like Pirate said, a no feed back (NFB) system is not necessary for a small boat but I did put one on our TNT. I used the SS151 NFB rack system with a 10 foot cable. The cable is a little long but works well. It is a 4.2 turn lock-to-lock system which has a little more mechanical advantage over a 3 t...
by denbrlr
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: squirt frames
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: squirt frames

I live in IL and i had my mahogany lumber and ply shipped from canada. I recommend going for the good stuff. Getting good wood and having it shipped is not cheap but this is not a cheap hobby :)
by denbrlr
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Today was the Big day.. Flipped my Tahoe!! Now what?(UPDATE)
Replies: 70
Views: 7957

Re: Today was the Big day.... Flipped my Tahoe!! Now what??

Congrats on the flip! If you get discouraged just hop in and make more motor noises:)
by denbrlr
Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Andy's Zip build
Replies: 663
Views: 73207

Re: Andy's Zip build

Andy, On our TNT build, I added fillets along the entire batten/bottom planking junction, keel/bottom planking junction, stem/bottom planking junction, and along the chine edges. I mainly did it to keep water out but I am sure it added strength. I am glad I did it. It gives me a little more piece of...

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