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by matt167
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Freebie Zip
Replies: 40
Views: 18664

Re: The Freebie Zip

Why not? Planing hulls have no real HP max, so as long as you can keep it floating, you can keep gaining speed. So a zip overpowered by about 150hp, just might end up interesting. Keep the chines from walking and it would be a wild ride.. I think a Tiny Mite might make a better boat for that engine ...
by matt167
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Convert classic 'glass runabout to bilge drain
Replies: 5
Views: 3427

Re: Convert classic 'glass runabout to bilge drain

I found the leak. The transom crack/ tear is very bad and went much farther than I thought, and there were 2 more smaller cracks due to age and the skin was paper thin in that section. I think it's safe to rebuild it as a deck drain and seal the bilge.. Plan is now, to put some CSM on the transom sk...
by matt167
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: The Freebie Zip
Replies: 40
Views: 18664

Re: The Freebie Zip

How about a Mercruiser 3.7L with an aftermarket aluminum 460 Ford cylinder head. That will be lighter than the all iron 140hp as it would be all aluminum, and could go 200hp pretty easy. That would be an awful lot of power for 14' tho
by matt167
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Convert classic 'glass runabout to bilge drain
Replies: 5
Views: 3427

Re: Convert classic 'glass runabout to bilge drain

The hull itself is as solid as it was 40 years ago besides a torn transom skin that is related to the rotten transom which I can fix easy. They skimped on resin up in the bow, as it's resin starved so this boat was never right since it was built. However, All of that will be pretty easy to get it 'r...
by matt167
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Help in selecting gear reduction ratio for Double Eagle buil
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: Help in selecting gear reduction ratio for Double Eagle

The 3.0L 140's from Mercruiser have a 1.98:1 ratio, so a 2:1 ratio should be perfect even considering inboard vs I/O.. If you go for a truck engine, a 4.3L could work on it, but it will need a larger prop.. That said, a 3.0L Mercruiser could be had for free if your a smart shopper.. Buy a $500 rotte...
by matt167
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Convert classic 'glass runabout to bilge drain
Replies: 5
Views: 3427

Convert classic 'glass runabout to bilge drain

Currently taking a break with my Glen-L Drift pram, getting my grandfathers old Custom Craft ship shape again and getting very little help on other sites with this boat so I figure some here may have a better idea... Their building practices were odd and far from conventional, the boat was designed ...
by matt167
Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: one of those days.
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: one of those days.

Yep.. I cut a 4" test hole in the deck of my Custom Craft to see what was below deck as I knew Custom Crafts used some non conventional fiberglass boat construction methods. I was really supprised when I found daylight.. I've arleady closed the hole up from the inside, but that was an eye opener.. T...
by matt167
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Can I use PC-11 Marine Epoxy as structural glue?!
Replies: 2
Views: 2734

Re: Can I use PC-11 Marine Epoxy as structural glue?!

I have some of that stuff on the shelf. Probably 5 year old tube because it's worthless for almost everything.. It may work for what you want, but as a structural glue joint I would not recommend it. It IS a true epoxy mix, I just don't know if it will flow and press like thickened epoxy
by matt167
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Glen L Decal, anyone made one
Replies: 13
Views: 5377

Re: Glen L Decal, anyone made one

saved as svg doing it that way. If I left click on the image, it brings the image up in a png format/ clicking file and save, saves it as a png also. I use Firefox
by matt167
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Glen L Decal, anyone made one
Replies: 13
Views: 5377

Re: Glen L Decal, anyone made one

It downloaded for me.. Right click/ save target as worked for me. Thanks
by matt167
Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2095

Re: What is it?

Yes, looks like a Wolverine to me too. Bow light looks like it's not original and the windshield obviously is an addition. My initial thought was the windshield to a Thompson but their side windows were curved. Many companies had windshields like that, altho it does look a bit later than the boat......
by matt167
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Stability testing, EPA garbage
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Re: Stability testing, EPA garbage

If your reading the boat building guidelines from the USCG, those are for manufactured boats. As long as you are building for yourself and not acting as a manufacture building more than 1 boat and selling, you are just a hobbiest and a coast guard or state inspection to get your Reg numbers and a HI...
by matt167
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I can see severial tings wrong here
Replies: 14
Views: 3942

Re: I can see severial tings wrong here

It'd be funny if he actually went thru with building the boat and it remained to have no rudder in the finished design. It wouldn't matter as the prop might splash the water at best. He would need to put lead weight in the boat to get the prop in the water, and then it will float above it's water li...
by matt167
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I can see severial tings wrong here
Replies: 14
Views: 3942

Re: I can see severial tings wrong here

I'm not going to watch it again to be sure, but it just dawned on me that there is no rudder..
by matt167
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bon Voyage Build
Replies: 26
Views: 7116

Re: Bon Voyage Build

Yea, in OPTIMAL conditions you could run across the waves like that if they are close enough together, but if they are not, it's a good way to stuff the bow.. If the water gets big, generally you slow down. If your dad's thinking 30' as a crutch to run faster, that's dangerous... I still don't think...

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