TNT ready for decking

4 September 2005


My son and I started construction of the TNT in October 2005, and launched at the end of June.

We have a 35hp Johnson and we get about 35mph tops. We had many challenges along the way, though finished with a beautiful, exciting boat. I would highly recommend bolting on the motor (not just relying on the clamps) as we almost lost the motor when the whole boat came out of the water at 32mph and the prop hit the water again at 5500rpm. The motor rotated sideways about 20 degrees, leaving only one clamp on the transom.

Our finished project weighs 282 lbs! This includes fiberglass bottom, seats, floor boards, teleflex steering, gas tank and full size marine battery. The motor adds another 131 lbs (1977 35hp electric start johnson).

We are located in Brampton, Ontario, and cottage on Gloucester Pool in Ontario.

Nigel and Kenwrick Mayo

TNT in the water

TNT on plane