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by X23
Sat May 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Would an inboard squirt be possible?
Replies: 6
Views: 4173

Re: Would an inboard squirt be possible?

Here is an answer to a really old post, but you might be still interested. The real issues are HP and weight. A jet ski powerplant is a finely tuned system refined by years of competition, and it is natural to want to use one. In addition, users often tire of the toys or wreck them into something ha...
by X23
Tue May 26, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 3383
Views: 788145

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Good show Carl, I like her looks. A thought on your electric panel from a few pages back - hope you planned to have it fold down (or to the side) for access to the rear when necessary. Remember to line the inside of the space with something non-combustible. Breakers sometimes fail by distributing ho...
by X23
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Renegade engine upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 3533

Re: Renegade engine upgrade

Good time to think about boat balance, trim and stability. Start with this from Glen-L:
https://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/50592/b ... ance-hull/

And it would be great to know why you want a two speed transmission.

Jack
by X23
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Waterlodge Too questions
Replies: 16
Views: 7597

Re: Waterlodge Too questions

That inboard could also be the source of hot water for cabin heat & an aux coil in the water heater. Have not ever seen this done with an outboard

Jack
by X23
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 375
Views: 190884

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

If you still want an ammeter, did you know that you can relocate the shunt close to the original wire path, and run two small wires up to the meter? This is because the meter is actually a volt meter measuring the voltage drop across the shunt. If yours has an internal shunt, then this method would ...
by X23
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround
Replies: 58
Views: 44229

Re: TrueGrit/Coastal Cruiser Walkaround

You have done a great job in Sketchup, and I am sure there are many of us enjoying your posted work. Keep the dream alive, do something every day for the project. When funds are tight, spend time enhancing your model. Use this message thread to bounce new ideas off the other members. I can tell you ...
by X23
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: midengine
Replies: 3
Views: 4809

Re: midengine

The P-39 & P-63 did that, kinda in reverse. Engine was separated from the drive end like you proposed. Their "drive end" was on the front.
by X23
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Seeking Information & Assistance
Replies: 21
Views: 5368

Re: Seeking Information & Assistance

Glad to have you aboard! It is a good thing that you are thinking out how you will use the craft, and looking at alternatives. Here are some random thoughts to help your process: Picture the end of a great day on the water. You are gliding up to the courtesy dock to let off passengers before putting...
by X23
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1515
Views: 374245

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Bill,

What a beautiful job! I'm catching up again after a busy time at work, and really enjoyed seeing what a great product you created.

Good show!

Jack
by X23
Sun May 22, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Using a Jet on a Vera Cruise build
Replies: 3
Views: 3631

Re: Using a Jet on a Vera Cruise build

Perhaps it should have been here, but I also answered your jet question in your new member posting.

https://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic ... 29&t=29395

Jack
by X23
Wed May 18, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meeting USCG Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Meeting USCG Requirements

If you use your homebuilt boat for fishing charters, you are likely an Uninspected Passenger Vessel, unless you built a much larger craft than the ones in the Glen-L catalog. The Un part means that the law says you don’t have to be inspected by the USCG. You can request a UPV inspection, which cover...
by X23
Sat May 07, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meeting USCG Requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 3725

Re: Meeting USCG Requirements

Thank you very much Bill for the kind words. Activities at work have kept me away from the forum for a few days, so this reply is quite overdue. Gary is right, the regs are not that hard to meet. The Coast Guard had an official publication, COMDTPUB P16761.3B, now up on the web in several places. It...
by X23
Mon May 02, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member in dfw texas
Replies: 4
Views: 2141

Re: New member in dfw texas

Take a look at the information available on Scott Design & Manufacturing, or Hamilton Jet. Both have plenty to get you thinking about jet power. Likely the jet drive will be lighter than an equal HP I/O appendage. If you like to go fast, the jet can exceed the drive efficiency of an I/O or straight ...
by X23
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Slow Speed Wandering
Replies: 10
Views: 4666

Slow Speed Wandering

Operating some planning hull boats at low speed requires constant attention to the helm, as the vessel wants to turn one way or the other all the time. This is quite annoying in the many “no wake” zones. Other similar boats hold a straight course when stable, without attention. Has anyone else notic...
by X23
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: need help in correcting a tender cruiser
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

Re: need help in correcting a tender cruiser

Before you spend a lot of time on a fix, get a copy of Dave Gerr's book "The Nature of Boats" and read what he has to say about initial stability versus ultimate stability. Particularly with the V bottom you have. Some library systems have it, as does Amazon. I am very interested in your technique, ...

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