Roustabout build in progress

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Re: Roustabout build in progress

Postby Elliot » Tue May 22, 2018 8:27 am

Thanks Bill, I appreciate the input. Those #'s sound good to me.

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Re: Roustabout build in progress

Postby hoodman » Tue May 22, 2018 6:33 pm

Wow, nice hull!

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Re: Roustabout build in progress

Postby bobinpowayca » Wed May 23, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi Elliot,the hull looks great with those strakes. I recently finished the Geronimo - I really liked the Roustabout (actually got the plans) but it would've been too tight to build in my garage - and more challenging with the lift strakes.
I've had my boat out five times, I have a new Evinrude e-tec90. It runs great; my max speed is 38mph, on my gps speedometer. It's a 16foot boat. I have put 125lbs ballast in the nose to correct the trim problem - it tended to ride nose up. I'm not a power boat person either, this is my first motorboat and I'll tell you what - 38mph is plenty fast for me! Kind of scared me, it had a slight list (I'm much heavier than my wife) and I felt like I was about to do a roll or something catastrophic. Anyway, point is the 90 is great on my Geronimo so I'd bet the 115 would be perfect on your Roustabout. You're progressing quickly on the build! Bob
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Re: Roustabout build in progress

Postby mrintense » Thu May 24, 2018 7:31 am

I agree with Matt, wow, really nice work in the hull.
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Re: Roustabout build in progress

Postby Elliot » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:02 pm

OK, I've been working hard to get the boat on the water. I dropped it of this morning to get the motor installed. I bought a rebuilt Evinrude 115HP from a dealer. It's a 25" shaft but I think it'll work great. I'll post more pics when i get it back from the shop!

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Re: Roustabout build in progress

Postby Milhouse » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:41 pm

Wow, looks great! I am sure you are eager to see her with the motor installed :D
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