SEA KNIGHT

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by mrintense » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:25 pm

The only weight information I have (besides the displacement data provided in the Glen L specs) for my Vera Cruise is a friend of mine who built one in England. He stated that his boat and trailer came out to 2500 pounds. It's a double axle galvanized steel trailer. So I'd say that your Sea Knight will be well under 2k.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Craig Aho » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:14 pm

That would be nice Carl since I have an old 1987 Ford F150 with a C6 tranny to try to pull it. I know the weight on my trailer is listed at 650lbs. Thanks again Carl.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Craig Aho » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:26 am

I am finding it very difficult to route and hookup my very expensive steering cable system. I may have to cut a elongated hole and have the cable enter to the motor from an angle low to prevent binding with other cables etc when the motor is tilted up. I also discovered why my helm motor control lever would not move and it appears to be because the shift cable is seized so I may end up buying a new one.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Craig Aho » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:18 pm

I am starting to think my 85 dollar transom mounted bracket is the wrong one. :( starting to feel like my next boat purchase might be a big sharp AXE.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by hoodman » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:02 pm

I don't know, Craig, it LOOKS like it ought to work. But looks can he deceiving.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Soloboat » Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:05 pm

Do not despair sleep on it sometimes that is all that is necessary to come up with the solution. I know the feeling I think we have all been there especially in areas we know going in is not our strong suit.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Craig Aho » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:45 pm

thanks guys, Yes the setup you see works as long as I dont tilt the motor up which moves the ram through to much of an arc where it connects to the motor.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by hoodman » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:03 am

I wonder if there is a way to add a tilt tube to the motor.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Jimbob » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:27 pm

Hi Craig,
Perhaps something like the item in the picture would work for you. I'm using this on my setup, but I think the swivel holder is more for outboards. The tube is in a socket that rotates in any direction.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Jimbob » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:39 pm

Don't laugh, but here's another idea. (consider this just brainstorming) What if you mounted a small lazy susan between the bracket and the transom to allow for the up and down movement. You still might need to cut an elongated hole.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Craig Aho » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:48 pm

I am not sure jimbob but I like the brainstorming. I think that swiveling tube holder would be a better idea for me but then it would likely require a shorter cable setup than what I have and I sure don't want to spend for another cable.

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Craig Aho » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:23 am

Matt, I am not sure about the engine mounted tube, perhaps?

At the present time I am still trying to use the 90 dollar transom mount clamp system and I think with a clevis kit on the engine end of the ram I might be able to make it all work but probably would have to move the clamp nearly up againt the well side where the cable enters the well area. I am wondering if that will give me the needed movement when the motor is tilted up out of the water. The end of the Ram moves through close to 90 degree arc. I know one thing for sure I cant just bolt the ram direct to the motor like in my photo without at least the clevis setup. I may have to have the cable down lower as well at the side which means a bigger hole to repair. but that is minor inconvenience.

Just was thinking about Carl's comment on boat weight. He mentioned a friend in England with a Vera Cruz at 2500 pound. My first thought was is that Sterling.lol :D

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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by mrintense » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:24 pm

Craig Aho wrote:Just was thinking about Carl's comment on boat weight. He mentioned a friend in England with a Vera Cruz at 2500 pound. My first thought was is that Sterling.lol

Remember however that that includes the two axle galvanized steel trailer trailer (at least 800 pounds I would think). Hull weight per specs is 1100 pounds but that is unfitted I am sure. Honestly, I don't really know either and am just hoping for the best. But the lack of side framing and the probable slightly less weight of the planking on these cruisers will probably keep the weight lower.

Maybe ask Bob Maskel what his Sea Knight weighs. He's been on the forum lately responding to the Gathering posts
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Craig Aho » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:15 pm

I managed to get the steering cable hooked up and sorted out. I also was able to get my motor control lever working but still dont care for the cable routing but will continue to think it out and do the best I can to have a clean installation.
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Re: SEA KNIGHT

Post by Craig Aho » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:18 pm

I will need to make a new block of wood to attach the cable clamp block to the transom, I managed to spit the one in the photo.
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