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by Scott
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Racing Prop source?
Replies: 12
Views: 7768

Re: Racing Prop source?

Ron Hill makes props, they are all over ebay. Its quite a bonus that they are really good props too.

Google - Ron Hill Marine
by Scott
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Switzercraft Bullet
Replies: 14
Views: 6563

Switzercraft Bullet

Has anyone on here heard of or have built the 1950's design of the Switzercraft Bullet?

It is a flat bottom rear cockpit outboard design that measures 13' 6" in length and has a beam of 63".

It was the preferred choice of marathon racers of the era.

Share some good stories if you have any!
by Scott
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC's
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

Power

Well I'm going along the lines of 50hp to 65hp and I'd really like that to be a Merc. I would love to get a 60's/70's (red band) Merc 650 short or long shaft. They weigh 190lbs, bullet proof, found one for $800 CDN. I just bought two new toys the 650XS and a 1983 AMC Eagle SX/4 and then got into a c...
by Scott
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC's
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

No Power

Still have the 650XS :D Its too much power for the Tuffy. I would totally have to modify the Tuffy to get it to run properly on it.Move everything to center, weight distribution is key. It would be good since its a short shaft and creates a high amount of power and has a low center of gravity with g...
by Scott
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: New Evinrude E-TEC's
Replies: 4
Views: 1289

New Evinrude E-TEC's

Went to the ITBS today (International Toronto Boat Show) and browsed through the outboards. Nothing new except for the Yamaha's and my friend stumbled upon Evinrude's new idea of a kicker to compete with Mercury's Pro Kicker and Yamaha's High Thrust series. It's a 30/25hp de-tuned to 15hp. Oh and wi...
by Scott
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 15 hp Merc. 4 stroke
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: 15 hp Merc. 4 stroke

Hahaha sorry forgot to mention mine was a 40hp Merc 4 Stroke EFI Yeah for fishing especially trolling it shall be a fine motor :D for the job. I was at the International Toronto boat show today and saw a 15hp Evinrude E-TEC H.O. It was a pointless motor. I'll post this in the boat power section and ...
by Scott
Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: 15 hp Merc. 4 stroke
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: 15 hp Merc. 4 stroke

I don't wanna crush your dreams but I'm going to up front and honest with you. The Mercury is complied of Yamaha and Tohatsu parts slapped with Mercury vinyl decals. Next is where its been made - China. Not the USA. Next is how heavy it really is. The "dry" weight is 115lbs. The "wet" weight is arou...
by Scott
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mercury 650XS
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Re: Mercury 650XS

Got the 650XS its pretty awesome. It weighs in at 180lbs, short shaft too. It uses the flywheel from its big brother the Mercury Twister IIX and three Tillotson TC3B carburetors. Updated blue coils, no cracks on block and was the 97th made in its year. Cosmetics are very well for its age. Is getting...
by Scott
Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy in Fiberglass
Replies: 6
Views: 1266

Re: Tuffy in Fiberglass

The Tuffy is great. Word of advice, don't get a 4 stroke for it. It'll porpoise, and will leave you in the low 30's for speed. Yes the non oil mixing and gas range is impressive but seriously look at all that weight. The posted weight is a dry weight so add some more weight for oils. Good luck with ...
by Scott
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Wild Thing Concept
Replies: 4
Views: 1969

Re: Wild Thing Concept

I hope your boat works as planned, here is some stuff material wise to give you a boost. If your looking for more than standard glass to cover the wood of choice there are some neat materials out there that would couple your boat for cosmetics and strengths. XC-1168 is a 45% and 65% Carbon/Aramid co...
by Scott
Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Deadrise
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Tuffy Deadrise

I forget the deadrise on the Tuffy sadly. I know it should be in the larger plans but they are all faded out.

Can anyone fill me in?
by Scott
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Transom Strength
Replies: 7
Views: 3273

Re: Transom Strength

I know in the process of building the Tuffy, my plan 3 years ago when I thought everything would work out fine was to put the 40hp 4 stroke on it. I did and it was a heap of trouble. Turned out decent with problems. We beefed up the transom knee to 1 inch width mahogany with A+B Epoxy glue plus carr...
by Scott
Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Transom Strength
Replies: 7
Views: 3273

Re: Transom Strength

What do you think I should go for?

Same wood I used for my boat (Mahogany)? Or aluminum?
by Scott
Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Transom Strength
Replies: 7
Views: 3273

Transom Strength

This may be a bit of a shock to some of you but I am nearly sure I am getting this Mercury 650XS for the Tuffy. Yes, I know, a racing motor on a flat bottom. Anyways, this motor weighs under 190lbs, and produces something over 90hp. Andrew N (on here) and I are good friends and he mentioned, "I wond...
by Scott
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:14 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mercury 650XS
Replies: 5
Views: 2456

Re: Mercury 650XS

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