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by kens
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 19
Views: 5247

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Whoaaa, NO, no. You size the prop such that WOT rpm is held in check by prop size. you have a too small a prop right now. you need bigger prop not smaller; if the engine is rated at 6000rpm, then you size the prop such that you do not exceed 6000 because of the size of the prop. Bill, the clutch sho...
by kens
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 19
Views: 5247

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Hi,
you say that with either prop, you are at 6000rpm,
is that 6000rpm a WOT (wide open throttle) number, or is that different from a WOT?

and at 6000rpm what is the speed difference between the props?

in the pictures your setup looks like it should run ok
by kens
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Choice of (2) band saws, help...
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: Choice of (2) band saws, help...

If, you have a 14" saw with 4 speeds, and compare that to a 9" saw with 1 speed:
then the 9" saw will look like a toy..........
by kens
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 210
Views: 25338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Oh wow. One of those locks is the BIG lift, a 100foot lift lock.
Wilson or, Wheeler?
We want pics of that.
by kens
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 210
Views: 25338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Wow!
If you are through Pickwick, then you are at the top of the Tenn-Tom, correct?
Your making good time.
by kens
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 210
Views: 25338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

I have to assume Murphy's law here,
If you drove up to get your trailer, to make a portage, the good weather would come in while you are driving your truck !!! :roll: :shock: :wink:
by kens
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 210
Views: 25338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Right now the looper boats are kinda bunched up because everyone had to get through the Illinois River locks before they closed for 2+ weeks. We were one of the last boats to go through those locks before they closed. They will reopen the first week of October and there are several boats waiting in...
by kens
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 210
Views: 25338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

All of my experiences in shallow water are not good. The shallow water lends itself to choppy waves. No swells at all, just chop. A bad ride.
What do the other loopers say about waiting for wind out of the North or NW for that part of passage?
by kens
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 210
Views: 25338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

The ICW is protected from Mobile Bay to Apalachicola. Bill I just did a quick and dirty look at a trip from Apalchicola to Tampa Bay, I got 200 miles on google earth. If he is making 6 knots, then that is on the order of 28 hours. If you beak it up in 2 sections, I got 125 miles, and 100 miles resp...
by kens
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 19
Views: 5247

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

I would devote time to a correct strut,
If the fat adjustable strut is disturbing water flow to the prop, then no prop will breathe correctly.
The faster you go, the more this will matter.
by kens
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 210
Views: 25338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Hi,
When you get to the bottom of the Tenn-Tom, what is your route along the Gulf coast? Correct me if I am wrong, but the Gulf coast does not have the protected ICW such as Atlantic coast, correct?
Is the entire gulf section done on the outside?
by kens
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 19
Views: 5247

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

My first concern would be clean smooth water going into the prop, as you said, you are to build a new strut, I sure agree with that. Then make sure the clutch is not slipping. If that car engine is 90hp in the car, then the engine maker is probably optimistic about his 90hp because of marketing pres...
by kens
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 19
Views: 5247

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Hi, That is interesting way to use the auto bellhousing, you can have a neutral with the clutch, and mount thrust bearing on the transmission flange, interesting. I see in the picture some metal bracing, do you know how much does the boat weigh? The engine weight? When you make a new streamlines str...
by kens
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 210
Views: 25338

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

This is going to be a great thread. Lots of pics I hope. I did spend a lot of time down in Florida in and around Indiantown, Fl, and Stuart, Fl. If you happen to go across Lake Okeechobee , I would gladly meet you at Indiantown, get your supplies, and a some Great Tacos off the taco truck. In a traw...

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