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by thinwater
Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.
Replies: 39
Views: 12967

Hello guys this AF4 GRANDE has been a long time coming.

:P Thanks for all the advice and build sharing in the past. It has led me to an AF4-Grande, its the only design that answered all the purposes that I had through about three years of searching designs. I found a bunch that I really like, but for the shallow water purpose I needed a large footprint w...
by thinwater
Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Sources for parts on obsolete outboards.
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

Re: Sources for parts on obsolete outboards.

Got parts coming, 85hp water pump repair kit from GA, 6hp from Kansas. There seems to be some electronic network between marine parts houses that they can check the stock of another shop. It amazing since none of these shops were part of a chain business. Started at my local boat house parts dealer ...
by thinwater
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Sources for parts on obsolete outboards.
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

Sources for parts on obsolete outboards.

Hey guys, I'm farther into my AF4-Grande build, seamed the 5 piece floor today. I've also aquired a possible donor boat. A 1974 Monarch? I believe was the name on the side. Its an 18ft center console type boat with an 85hp Johnson outboard 1974 model, and a 6hp Johnson 1972 model kicker. I've gotten...
by thinwater
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 18 hp Johnson Seahorse Saltwater compatible?
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

18 hp Johnson Seahorse Saltwater compatible?

I started a boat :o Its an AF4-Grande by Jim Michalak. I have a 18hp Johnson Seahorse Saltwater. I just got to wondering if it was saltwater rated. I've searched the Internet heavy and found one reference that it wasn't and one reference that it was. Both found entries were non official thread comme...
by thinwater
Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: hovercraft builders
Replies: 13
Views: 5180

Re: hovercraft builders

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... K:MEWAX:IT

I have no affiliation with this hull, I just know there has been some interest here before and that some of you were Canadian! FYI
by thinwater
Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: hovercraft builders
Replies: 13
Views: 5180

Re: hovercraft builders

A fishing buddy shot some video with me unaware until we arrived back at the launch point on our last hovercraft fishing trip. I thought I'd share, since you like me enjoy seeing a homebuilt craft work and enjoy being on the water.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlwNWUpznvc
by thinwater
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs
Replies: 20
Views: 17311

Re: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs

Thank you very, very, much. That was quite the education I was looking for.

Stephen
by thinwater
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs
Replies: 20
Views: 17311

Re: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs

I plan to be at the next Gathering also.
by thinwater
Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs
Replies: 20
Views: 17311

Re: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs

I"m not asking for someone to bash a Glen-L design over a Nexus design or to promote the Skiffamerica, if thats whats got the crickets chirping. I'm looking for info on what is the characteristic of a flat bottomed hull that is prodominately pointed vs the characteristics of a vee hull that ends fla...
by thinwater
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs
Replies: 20
Views: 17311

Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs

Hi fellows, I'm Stephen Pepper from Alabama and I ordered 5 dory cabin plans a couple of years ago stupidly thinking that the plans had 5 Dory Cabin BOAT plans in them being able to build any of the 5 boats with the cabins. I got my money's worth of 5 cabin plans for dories, still need to get the hu...
by thinwater
Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: which dory
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: which dory for everything

I'm hung up on the dory design too. I'd love to watch you build one. Check out the 23' Vee dory, doesn't it mention that you can stretch it up to a %? I believe you could just add a foot the the 23' Vee dory and you got it.
by thinwater
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glen-L Airboat build I discovered
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Glen-L Airboat build I discovered

I thought I'd post a link to a skilled builder who's building an airboat. I'm pretty sure he hasn't contributed to the forum so I thought I'd post a link so airboat builder wanna be's could check out the process.

http://www.stayingbusy.com/airboat.html
by thinwater
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: airboat engine
Replies: 6
Views: 2008

Re: airboat engine

Geo Metro 1.0 liter 3 cyl is becoming an ultralight airplane and hovercraft engine popular choice. Even though its liquid cooled it still comes in good on the power to weight ratio. 60hp 124 lbs I believe.
by thinwater
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: hovercraft builders
Replies: 13
Views: 5180

Re: hovercraft builders

I've posted a video to Youtube of the hovercraft (hoverin) event in October 2008. I attended this just before my first Gathering of Boat Builders event. This is a compilation of edited short clips from the weekend. There were enough views on this thread in the past that I thought you'd enjoy. http:/...
by thinwater
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: hovercraft builders
Replies: 13
Views: 5180

Re: hovercraft builders

Most of the questions by the author of this thread have been by personal message. For the benefit of forum lurkers I'm pasting my reply to the last personal message by the hovercraft thread author. Feel free to ask any questions. " I can tell by your questions and background that you've gave me that...

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