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by bob smith
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Runabout Fuel Tank Options
Replies: 17
Views: 9685

Re: Runabout Fuel Tank Options

Not to minimize the aforementioned vagaries of CG calculations and the like but if you have a boat large enough to carry passengers, you will experience a "roving CG". My observation is the largest passengers generally sit in the aft seats and usually gravitate to the same side as the driver. Go fig...
by bob smith
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 670117

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

I forget, did you lengthen the build?
by bob smith
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Monaco freeboard
Replies: 6
Views: 5643

Re: Monaco freeboard

My opinion is that extra freeboard (and the 10% stretch) is a good idea. Since you are building a utility version, motor clearance isn't an issue but long legs under the dash are!!! More is probably better. I'd consider 2" and/or more deck crown.
by bob smith
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monroe Malahini
Replies: 82
Views: 34806

Re: Monroe Mahalini

Whenever I use ring shank nails, I dip them in epoxy before driving.
by bob smith
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monroe Malahini
Replies: 82
Views: 34806

Re: Monroe Mahalini

For overkill, dip them in epoxy before driving them
by bob smith
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 670117

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Regarding the tabs, did you experience porposing? Mine in its original state would porpose and I had installed Bennet trim planes to correct it. The new configuration moved the CG forward about 5", added an inch to the beam and removed about 250 lb from the BBC (aluminum heads, intake, exhaust, wate...
by bob smith
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Flex coupler for inboard
Replies: 13
Views: 4027

Re: Flex coupler for inboard

I used Globe Drivesavers in the past but not currently. They will not correct misalignment but can suppress some noise and vibration. The really nice thing is they electrically isolate the prop and shaft from the rest of the boat.
by bob smith
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry build continued
Replies: 465
Views: 138442

Re: Gentry build continued

The Lockheed Electra had some early crashes that were finally determined to be caused by a phenomenon named "whirl mode". Same as what may have happen to Neel. Too much shaft between bearing and prop. Once it got "whirling" the end was near!
by bob smith
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Roberta's Torpedo
Replies: 1968
Views: 670117

Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Who said boating isn't a year-round hobby!
I'd suggest a Globe "run-dry" impeller.
Can't wait to see the seats.
by bob smith
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gentry build continued
Replies: 465
Views: 138442

Re: Gentry build continued

Bummer, but if it were easy, everyone would be doing it.
by bob smith
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10
Replies: 330
Views: 114623

Re: G-10

Wow!!!
What a great time with great friends.
We're home and glad we filled up Friday morning.
Hope everyone got gas. I mean for the cars not from the outstanding food.
Many thanks to all who made it work so well, especially Bill.
More later...
by bob smith
Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: FOOD
Replies: 91
Views: 44645

Re: FOOD

Bill,
Are we ok on paper plates/plastic ware/cups? I can bring what we need.
Also, do you remember what the coffee situation is in the floaters?
let me know if we're short on anything.
Bob
by bob smith
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: Weather
Replies: 16
Views: 8676

Re: Weather

Wooo Hooo
TWC has it down to 10% Friday & Saturday.
Keep calm and boat on!
by bob smith
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10 Lunch Run
Replies: 55
Views: 26621

Re: G-10 Lunch Run

Linda and I can take 2-3.
BYW we are in Scotland and took a ride on Loch Ness yesterday. I was the only monster in sight!!
800 ft deep!
by bob smith
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1515
Views: 391658

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

Oh wow, is she ever sweet!!!

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