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by areame
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 13483

Re: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?

Update: Found a 1956 7.5 Evinrude on Craigslist for $200. It has new spark plugs, impeller, hoses and came with a 2-line gas tank, which despite its looks, seems to work fine. The outboard starts right up and everything works pretty well. I haven't gone through the lower unit yet but I'll get to tha...
by areame
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 13483

Re: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?

Thanks for the write up, lots of great info. I think I'll stick with the 7.5 based on your suggestions, and the fuel consumption was something I didn't know about. I bookmarked this page as a reference to come back to, thanks again!
by areame
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 13483

Re: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?

Wow, thanks for the information! I wasn't aware of the formula or that there could be a difference between manufacturer and Coast Guard's recommend horse power. Interesting stuff about the "sister outboards", on other forums I've read about people converting a 9.9 to a 15 hp. Do you think ...
by areame
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 13483

Re: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?

Just searched Google for some similar topics and it looks like the HP rating is by the Coast Guard and is a law, whoops. Looks like I'll be sticking with a 7.5 hp.
by areame
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: 10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?
Replies: 7
Views: 13483

10 hp vs 7.5 hp Weight?

I just picked up a free 12' aluminum boat (a friends relative was about to take it to the dump) and it's in fairly good condition (floats, no leaks) besides the fact it is missing the wood block on the back of the transom. The boat is rated for a 7.5 hp but I was wondering what the weight/stress dif...
by areame
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Idea's for our hull carcasses
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Just found these on Craigslist, $950 for both of them including the tailor. Here's the link (http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/boa/4097458152.html) and I'll post some pics from the listing. http://images.craigslist.org/00B0B_29EJCkkcWQq_600x450.jpg http://images.craigslist.org/00606_gld2NDqclc8_600x45...
by areame
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Home for parts boat
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Home for parts boat

It's always nice when a boat ends up at a house instead of the dump. Your friends property looks nice btw
by areame
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Idea's for our hull carcasses
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

Three bulkheads with deck battens and foam would probably be alright for the inside, and then maybe 1/4 ply on top with fiberglass overhang on the sides?
by areame
Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Idea's for our hull carcasses
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Re: Idea's for our hull carcasses

You could probably patch the area where the jet was, rip the top off, fill the hull with foam, and mount a trolling motor on it.

Something like this maybe with a trolling motor and leaning post for fishing (busy day at work :lol: ):

Image
by areame
Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 737
Views: 115516

Re: Utility build

Looks good, really clean!
by areame
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Finished
Replies: 7
Views: 2231

Re: Finished

Nice job, congrats on the splash!
by areame
Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from TURKEY :)
Replies: 3
Views: 779

Re: New member from TURKEY :)

Welcome! Post some pictures when you get things started
by areame
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Newbie from Michigan
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Another Newbie from Michigan

Welcome, I love to hear Michigan people are building something from Glen-L. I think the Sea King will be a good choice. Let us know when you get some wood cut!
by areame
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Not so flat bottomed sissy do
Replies: 9
Views: 3232

Re: Not so flat bottomed sissy do

Are you able to push the chines down with that piece of would going across them?
by areame
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Flotsam and Jetsam
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: Flotsam and Jetsam

Wow, that's wild. Hope it clears up soon

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