Pee Wee in Maine

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:50 pm

More work on the interior
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:52 pm

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More random pics

Postby 283 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:03 am

Using imgur so hopefully they show up and not upside down :|

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More random pics

Postby 283 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:07 am

Using imgur so hopefully they show up and not upside down :|

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Decided to put a six gallon tank in the bow... most of the peewees I’ve seen pics of seem to be stern heavy

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby BayouBengal » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:21 am

Looks good! I respect a boatbuilder who ain't ashamed to publish pictures of real life boatbuilding complete with sawdust, wood-shavings, etc..

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:21 am

BayouBengal wrote:Looks good! I respect a boatbuilder who ain't ashamed to publish pictures of real life boatbuilding complete with sawdust, wood-shavings, etc..

Thanks, a messy workshop is a happy workshop :D
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:39 am

Got the conversion kit from tiller to remote.

Lots of fiddling with little parts. @Honda directions in the kit would have been nice :lol:

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:46 am

Apparently Honda doesn’t make a steering tube for the 5hp engines. I guess they don’t expect it to be the primary engine in a boat with remote steering.

Here’s what I came up with... function over form as the clamps are pretty ugly.

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby JimmY » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:37 am

That's a nice solution for the steering tube. I might even work for some older outboards.

You could always cut blocks of wood and epoxy them over the tube to hold it in place.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:00 pm

There’s very little clearance for the tube under the outboard clamp so I’ll probably paint the tube and clamps black so it doesn’t stick out at first glance.


The tube is 7/8” (from a mercury ride glide kit) which is what many motorcycle handlebars are, so a riser block or rear view mirror clamp would have worked and looked better. But clearance was an issue and these pipe clamps fit and were in my junk drawer.


Something like this might work for someone else
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:08 pm

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Junk Drawer? Isn't that the not yet used drawer?

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:55 am

Used to think that...now I’ve pretty come to terms it’s all junk I occasionally find a use for. My neighbor and I joke that when you factor in storage costs (Barns, sheds, shelves etc.) and the frustration of not finding what you know you already have we would be better off throwing it all away. And going to a just in time inventory system and order what we need when we need it on Amazon.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:08 am

Mike

I've pretty much reached the same conclusion.

Well... except that piece of plywood over in the corner. :roll: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:19 pm

Once you throw anything away you’ll find the perfect use for it... and if you clean up your stuff you’ll remember exactly where it was :P
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:43 pm

The other one that goes with this is... The length of time you keep something is inversely proportional to the length of time that you will need it, after you throw it away! :wink:

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