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Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:39 am
by kens
I see, the flip is soon to come!!!!

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:16 pm
by weller
It has been a while so here's an update and a question. I got a 25' penn yan for a donor boat. I have spent the last month taking every nut, bolt, and usable piece off this thing. The motor is a 350 that was rebuilt and only has 40 hours on it. I'm not sure of the horsepower but, I know the trans is a 1:1 so I think that has to go. My question is about the rudder. Not sure if I can use this or not, so here are a couple of pics. Notice there is a piece at the top on the leading edge that is fixed. Let me know what you think.

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:14 pm
by kens
What is the size dimensions of that rudder compared to what you need?

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:16 pm
by kens
I got a 72c 1.5:1 that I would trade for the 1:1
The majority of the 350's of that era were 260hp.

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:30 pm
by weller
The plans say .8 cubic feet the one in the pic measures 12x9 but don't know if it's shaped right. I'll send a pm about the transmission.

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:51 am
by kens
One thing I wish I built different is the packings of the shaft & rudder port.
I wish I had both them the same size.
I have 1 1/8 rudder post and 1 1/4 shaft, they take 2 different size packing.

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:31 pm
by weller
For Kens

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:45 am
by kens
yaaaaaa, thats a Velvetdrive 1:1.
The 1.5:1 that I got will bolt up to your bellhousing, same bolt pattern.
TRanny mounts will swap over too, as well as shift bracket, and probably oil cooler.

when you get the tranny off there, look at flywheel drive dampner, if it looks rusty-crummy, get a new one. the dampner springs tend to get old and give rattling noises.

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:56 am
by weller
With the help from 26 of my closest friends including forum members neel thompson and Glenn B, the boat is right side up. I will post a video later.

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:02 am
by weller

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:22 am
by Bill Edmundson
A little scary there when the frame slipped. Big event! It's amazing how big a boat looks on its side.

Congrats!

Bill

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:09 am
by vupilot
Nicely done! What paint did you use to get that great blue color?

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:16 am
by jprice
very cool!
although I'm cringing at the thought of your beer tab for all those friends. :wink:

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:35 am
by neel thompson
It was nice meeting you yesterday and a pleasure to participate in that "well engineered flip". Best of luck as you start on the topsides. We will have to get together some day soon.....Neel

Re: Atlantic Skiff build

Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:21 pm
by weller
That little slip was scary to say the least. The bottom paint is pettit vivid. As for the beer, three 30 packs did the job, and without the help I don't think I could have did it myself. Neel it was a nice suprise to see you show up, thanks again for the help and I would love to see your boat in person.