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by Craig Aho
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Any thoughts on my planned steering helm placement etc. I am locating it slightly to the inboard side of helm box center to allow for clearance and to align better with my body when I move the seats inboard and inch or so. The seats feel to snug against the cabin sides. Carl I really like the buildi...
by Craig Aho
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thank you Carl, I know what you mean by other life events, I have had a few this year myself and funding for parts and materials is always a challenge. The Mast still has a few attachment issue to work out but at least I am moving forward. Hang in there you have such a beautiful boat you are buildin...
by Craig Aho
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Made up the support block that I will glue to my windshield frame. It will cradle and support the mast when it is in the upright position.
by Craig Aho
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Just discovered that I can't swing the mast through its arc with the boat in the tent so I will just have to mount it in the upright position. There will be 1 inch between the mast and windshield frame.
by Craig Aho
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

It is amazing how slow the progress can be when you have to design, engineer and craft so many things on your project. It is a fun process but very slow going. I have the mast moving along and almost ready to mount to the cabin top. it will hinge forward to lay down on the cabin for transport or sto...
by Craig Aho
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thank you Bill for your feedback and suggestion. Yes the thought ran through my head about the compass interference, The feedback from you and others is always appreciated as I think through these kinds of issues.
by Craig Aho
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thanks Bill, What do you think of the idea of mounting my old Horizon Radio in the helm box along with engine instruments etc.?
by Craig Aho
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

I purchased a simple compass yesterday and think I will mount it on top of the helm box. I also need to decide how to mount the motor control box (how high etc.) looks like it will need new cables since the ones attached are way to long. Not sure if I can modify the ones on it or will it require new...
by Craig Aho
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thank you to all who have commented and for the suggestions etc. I will keep plugging along, Need to save up some funds for steering parts etc. It is a slow process but fun.

Craig
by Craig Aho
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

A few more photos.
by Craig Aho
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Your absolutely right Carl that motor move and mount has taken me 2 yrs. And thanks guys for the comments. I finally mounted the motor on the transom and now I can accomplish a whole lot of jobs like the steering and motor controls, instruments and electrical etc.
by Craig Aho
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build
Replies: 90
Views: 18631

Re: My (Sort Of) Sea Knight Build

That looks real nice Fraser. Now the real fun begins IMO.:)


Craig
by Craig Aho
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Finally moved the old Bearcat motor to the boat. Had to roll it over about 50 yrds of rough uneven surface but it is now in a place where I can figure out a way to hang it on the transom. Feels good.
by Craig Aho
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 400
Views: 79553

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Thanks for the suggestion Fraser, I think that might be a good way for me to go. I could hinge it on the front and fold forward. I will give that some thought.
by Craig Aho
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2399
Views: 333569

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Beautiful work Carl.

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