Tunnel Mite is done !

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LelandNH
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Tunnel Mite is done !

Post by LelandNH » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:24 am

hey all!

I just completed my tunnel mite and I am beyond happy! It is rigged with a 1980 35hp Johnson short shaft. This was the best power to weight ratio motor I could find @ 115 lbs. I have a manual jack plate that I build that allows for about 5 inches of vertical adjustment and 6 inches of setback from the motorboard. I was thrilled with the way she rode in the water. I have seen a lot of tunnel mites plowing through the water but with the proper height and setback the bow lifts right up and she runs as a tunnel hull should! RPMs are a bit high at top end so I will be getting a higher pitch prop, maybe a chopper. Currently with the stock prop I got 36.4 on gps with me in it (180lbs). I think with a 17 or 18 pitch I should push 40. My 100lb son could probably get more! I made a few videos of my build which are on YouTube. Here is a link to her Maiden Voyage!
https://youtu.be/4LFX7NxhqSQ

JimmY
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Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Post by JimmY » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:47 am

Awesome, nice looking boat and great performance. Have fun getting it dialed in.
-Jim
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Hercdrvr
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Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Post by Hercdrvr » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:13 am

Very sharp Tunnel Mite. It looks like a production boat.
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Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Post by hoodman » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 pm

That's awesome. 35 in that probably feels like warp 9.
Matt

Building a Geronimo......!
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Jimbob
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Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Post by Jimbob » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:07 am

Really a cool looking boat! Bet it really goes. I want one.
You did a fantastic job, you should be very proud!
Jim
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Gayle Brantuk
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Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:01 pm

Wow! Beautiful job, LelandNH! Congratulations to you and thank you for taking our design and making it beautiful! By the way, I added your powering info to the "How Fast" section of our site: https://www.glen-l.com/how-fast-does-it-go/#t

LelandNH
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Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Post by LelandNH » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:24 am

Thanks for the positive responses! I was able to locate a 10x17 prop this week and will be testing it out this weekend. Hope to lower the RPMs and get a few more MPH. I took an onboard GoPro video that I uploaded to my channel https://youtu.be/kU6obPUbw7c. I will continue to do videos of the boats progress! This thing is so much fun!!!

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Re: Tunnel Mite is done !

Post by JimmY » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:42 am

Nice video, and beautiful lake!
-Jim
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