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by Scott
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 90HP outboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: 90HP outboard

What 90 horse were you considering?
by Scott
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: The merc 45
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

Re: The merc 45

Good quicky fix!
by Scott
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Switzercraft Bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 6425

Re: Switzercraft Bullet

A Merc 25XS would do the trick with either the stock 15" mid-leg or the 12" comp. Or a Yamoto 302... on the baby bullet that is.

I'm ordering plans soon (can't wait) but they will sit in my dresser drawer in complete darkness for a few years sadly...

Mmmm speed...
by Scott
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Switzercraft Bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 6425

Re: Switzercraft Bullet

A definite favourite of mine as well. With all the materials like carbon fiber, Kevlar and aramid at easier access it would be easier to reinforce this little speed king today than back then. Not to mention the adhesives of today too would probably make a big difference as well. What would be the wo...
by Scott
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Props, specifically cleaver style
Replies: 10
Views: 10002

Re: Props, specifically cleaver style

Here are some links to prop shops below:

http://www.bblades.com/

http://www.hillmarine.com/

http://stores.ebay.com/Ron-Hill-Propellers

http://www.ptprop.com/ (<<< They offer smaller SS props)
by Scott
Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Squirt with 25HP, Lots of bouncing, Trim Tabs?
Replies: 12
Views: 10504

Re: Squirt with 25HP, Lots of bouncing, Trim Tabs?

Your going to have lots of headaches and spend a lot more money than you intend to. I went through the same with my 4 stroke. Shims, trimming, weight positioning, tabs, props, hydrofoils...etc. With more weight in the front your going to create momentum if the porpoising keeps up which it'll make it...
by Scott
Fri May 14, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New Power for the Tuffy
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: New Power for the Tuffy

I have a 3 blade 10.25" x 19" pitch prop small ear chopper 13 spline new in the box from Merc. Thanks for all the prop info too!
by Scott
Fri May 14, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New Power for the Tuffy
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: New Power for the Tuffy

upspirate wrote:Did you sell your XS?
No I didn't, I traded it. For a Merc 650 that is complete and running, a Merc 650 that is complete and not running, a Merc 650 powerhead, throttles, fuel tanks and lines, cowls and some other stuff.
by Scott
Fri May 14, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New Power for the Tuffy
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

Re: New Power for the Tuffy

Thanks for the info, I was hoping someone would give me the prop shaft rated horsepower of the 650. Ya you're right about the tabs. I had serious porpoising issues with the 4 stroke due to its weight and lack of power, I spent lots of money to fix it and a precious speed loss. The tabs will also low...
by Scott
Thu May 13, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New Power for the Tuffy
Replies: 10
Views: 2472

New Power for the Tuffy

Believe I'm getting a 1977 Merc 650 for the Tuffy this weekend. I really hope the Tuffy will be in the 40mph club this summer or next. I hit 32-33mph with the 40hp 4 stroke I had. So this time I have a little more horsepower and nearly 50 pounds less on the transom. No power trim which is fine, and ...
by Scott
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Subaru on Craigslist
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

Re: Subaru on Craigslist

New ones cost $15000! But those are the naturally aspirated 165hp horizontally opposed EJ25 (not EJ251). Add some lightened pulleys, Delta camshafts, better intake (Cobb) and maybe an Australian supercharger and you'll be well on your way passed 200hp. The engine he is posting is actually called EA-...
by Scott
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Props, specifically cleaver style
Replies: 10
Views: 10002

Re: Props, specifically cleaver style

Exactly - Money. Contact Bobs Machine Shop for lower unit questions. Nissans do have potential. So do Yamaha's. Which brings me to show you this site if you haven't already found it. http://www.yamaha-rebuild.com/Yamaha%20High%20Perf.htm Above water exhaust could help out too. If you're willing to c...
by Scott
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Props, specifically cleaver style
Replies: 10
Views: 10002

Re: Props, specifically cleaver style

Search Ron Hill on Ebay. Or google too.

You would probably have to modify the whole lower unit. Add a modified nose cone, LWP's, maybe some carbon reeds? Oh and some ambition too!
by Scott
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Vintage looking motors
Replies: 30
Views: 5743

Re: Vintage looking motors

How about sheet metal? I'm a sheet metal worker and I can help you along the way for drawings, formulas, tips, tools, etc.

Depends on how complex you want it to be and what type of metal you would want to use. But really the possibilities are endless.
by Scott
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Racing Prop source?
Replies: 12
Views: 7029

Re: Racing Prop source?

Ya it would be the better way to go. That is what I did. What are you looking for?

There is a Merc 44XS and 650X/700X on www.fastboatscanada.com in pretty mint shape.

Like I've been told by many people a flat bottom wouldn't do for racing.