Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby North » Thu May 11, 2017 4:05 pm

Hi Billy - thanks for posting, regardless of timing. I had strongly considered your style diy surface drive, but in the end went with a traditional shaft drive, through the hull set up. I am happy with it, but still have lots of work to do to be ready for re-launch in about 6-8 weeks. Even then, it will still have temporary ply/osb floors for this summer. I had planned on welding in floors this winter but I haven't worked on it much - two kids under 5 and lots to do.

Hope your mobility is improving and you get back to the things you wish to do.
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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby North » Sat May 13, 2017 4:22 pm

A bit more work on the gunwhales / cockpit coamings. Far from finished but tacked on.
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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby kens » Sat May 13, 2017 5:57 pm

looking really nice lines there.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby North » Wed May 17, 2017 4:42 pm

Thanks Ken. It looks pretty rough in the pic. Looks better live...
No pics installed but picked up a great deal on a lightly used Garelick hydra_assist kicker bracket for the used 9.9 Merc 4 stroke that my father in law picked up to use on the boat for trolling and a backup. Has an electric motor which drives the hydraulic cylinder to lift or lower the outboard. Have to beef up the inside of the transom with a grid of 3" flatbar welded on its edges to the transom skin and tied it at sides and to large tee floor girders.

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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby North » Sun May 28, 2017 2:29 pm

Beefed up the transom with a grid of 3" flatbar and added 3 triangle gussets on each side to tie in the transom to side a bit stronger. This is to hold the merc 9.9 on a heavy duty kicker bracket, which holds the outboard a foot and a half or so away from the transom, so I was concerned about the stress on the transom.
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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby mrintense » Mon May 29, 2017 7:37 am

Nice to see metal boats getting built here as well. One thing for sure, this boat is going to be around for a long time. Looking good.
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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby North » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:51 pm

Thanks for encouragement Carl!

Finished installing new electric hydraulic kicker bracket after beefing up transom.
Also installed prop again after having cupping and pitch added as well as having it balanced.
Finally installed steering cylinder after having seals put in.
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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby North » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:10 am

Finished installing new Moeller 27 gallon tank and connecting lines as well as new Baldwin fuel water separator housing and filter (picked up at Parts for Trucks store for 1/10th of the price of a marine/ racor unit...)

Started engine for 1st time since fall, and quickly tried engaging fwd and rev with new prop on - did not run for long and squirted some water on cutlass bearing just to give it a bit of lube before running.

Took a quick video of prop going in fwd and rev - if you use settings to slow video down it looks like some vibration at prop - visible at prop nut, but seems to really smooth out once running and revved up a bit.
Just wondering if it looks normal due to the whipping action of being engaged abruptly in gear and having shaft and prop go from idle to quickly doing 800+rpm at idle???? (its a 1:1 gear).

If folks have a minute to watch the short video and give feedback, I would appreciate it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6X-nSDhtDA

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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby kens » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:10 pm

don't worry about it. if it runs good on the water, run with it.
Props look goofy in digital cameras anyway. You should see a airplane prop, or helicopter rotor in video.
Goofy looking shenanigans. Warps, twists, bends, that don't exist, except in the video.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Progress pics and questions on Aluminum Double Eagle build

Postby kens » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:10 am

How is the build coming along?
Have you run that new prop yet??
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:


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