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by mmorasci
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched
Replies: 9
Views: 9553

Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Overcast skies and a little drizzle didn't stop me from Launching the BooBooToo (aka The Clownship). After 3 1/2 years of construction We finally got wet today! Yeah!! :D A few friends stopped by to take a look, and after some friendly ribbing, and the champagne was poured (a proper christening, aft...
by mmorasci
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L Sails Question
Replies: 35
Views: 16049

Re: Glen-L Sails Question

Sorry the last picture was so small it wasn't clear. The Upper left part of the logo reads "Ultra Pierre", the name of the boat BooBooToo is pretty clear, and the lower right lists "Hankinson/Morasci" (as Designer/Builder). I think with all the effort that went into a great design, giving credit to ...
by mmorasci
Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L Sails Question
Replies: 35
Views: 16049

Re: Glen-L Sails Question

A Glen-L Logo on sails would not in any way be a deterrent to me, and I too would love a source for a nameplate. I am ready to launch BooBooToo, and am currently searching for a nameplate. I have a friend who did some laser work on my cabin control panel and I thought I should at least give credit t...
by mmorasci
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Out Board Generator
Replies: 8
Views: 4908

Re: Out Board Generator

I wholeheartedly agree with the assessment on noisy, smelly, and leaky (I've seen several versions in action, although I'm not familiar with the Powerhouse), but let's see...... free vs $1k..... Hmmm. Seeing as how my budget is overstretched, and launch day is quickly approaching, as it is, for now ...
by mmorasci
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Out Board Generator
Replies: 8
Views: 4908

Re: Out Board Generator

Thanks for the suggestions. Very much appreciated. I like the idea of a small gen set. A couple of years ago my buddy's boat sank at the marina :( . In gratitude for helping him raise it and getting things going again, he gave me one of those small 2 cycle generators. I was skeptical at first but fi...
by mmorasci
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Out Board Generator
Replies: 8
Views: 4908

Re: Out Board Generator

thudpucker, Thanks, yeah, I'm affraid I don't have the right parts. The flywheel and generator i have is from a 35HP and too big for the 18HP I'm using. I haven't given up om the idea, just switched gears to get the boat ready to launch early next month. Just about ready and found out the trailer I ...
by mmorasci
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Transom Light Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 6522

Re: Transom Light Help Needed

Thanks for the input. It never occurred to me to use a battery operated light. The one I tried years ago on my duck boat was of such poor quality I never really looked at them again. Any reccommendations on a "good one" for purchase? I have a Davis work light and thought how I might use it (15' cord...
by mmorasci
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Transom Light Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 6522

Transom Light Help Needed

This is a pretty silly question perhaps, but I am looking for a solution that is escaping me at the moment. What type of fixture is sutable and where should it be mounted for a "proper'Transom Light on a dory? The BooBooToo (a Ken Hakinson Ultra Perre) is being wired and readied for launch and I'm l...
by mmorasci
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Out Board Generator
Replies: 8
Views: 4908

Out Board Generator

I have adapted a 1961 18HP Evinrude into my Hankinson UltraPierre (BooBooToo). As I look forward to floating her for the first time in the spring I am trying to finish a lot of little odds/ends. One issue I am concerned with is power generation for battery recharging (the original engine was not equ...
by mmorasci
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: What Year Evinrude
Replies: 6
Views: 8845

Re: What Year Evinrude

Thanks all. I went home at lunch looked up the number and marineengine.com says it's a '61 (freeze Plug #15034). I have seen these freeze plug numbers before but did not know they were model numbers. Fergal, nice write up on the '58, great work (wish I had the patience). I have an identical motor th...
by mmorasci
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: What Year Evinrude
Replies: 6
Views: 8845

Re: What Year Evinrude

Roberta, Thanks for the site. Great information there. Unfortuneately I do not have the year, model or serial number (I discarded the mount that had the plate attached, basicly just wanted the power head and lower end for this project). I am hoping based on the pic's that someone may be able to help...
by mmorasci
Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: What Year Evinrude
Replies: 6
Views: 8845

What Year Evinrude

I need to replace coils pionts, condensors, and rebuild the Carb on this engine. It is an 18HP but I can't find my records for this and don't remember the year. I have several older models (a '57 and a '61 I think) but the covers are substantially differtent. Since there were broken/missing parts to...
by mmorasci
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boarding Ladder Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Re: Boarding Ladder Help

raymacke,

Thank you for posting the link.

I had not seen this design before, very simple, very cleaver. It looks like it would work best on a farily verticle surface, I wonder how well it would incorporate on a heavily undercut side wall of a dory.

Regards,

Mike Morasci
by mmorasci
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boarding Ladder Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Re: Boarding Ladder Help

raymacke, First, Thanks for the response. I went to the Skiff America site but was unable to find any images of a ladder. The images you said are posted do not come through. I have tried viewing the images on several computers on a couple of different internet connections so I don't think the proble...
by mmorasci
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Bow Sprit Attachment Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2162

Re: Bow Sprit Attachment Questions

Here is a recent pic of the prototype Bowsprit for BooBooToo. Just some electrical wire and a 2x4, so I can work out some details while I'm looking for the right piece of timber. The overall length is 5 1/2 feet with just about 2 1/2 Feet of overhang past the stem head. I am needing to work out a fe...

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