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Old 09-27-2016, 10:37 PM   #681
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A little extra weight down low will help keep'er upright.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:49 AM   #682
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Up to about 20 knots, if you put 25 to 28% of what's behind the shaft, in front of the shaft, you should be pretty close to balanced (easiest to steer). The slower you go, the less it matters. You may continue.
Hmmmm? 20 kts? I think the only time we're likey to see 20 kts is when we leave the crest of Niagara Falls!

This is a displacement hull. Max speed likely to be 7.5 kts wide open!
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:48 AM   #683
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Had to open up one of the shed doors to get the trailer in and offload the engine. This is what I found!



I have to admit. It is impressive when you get to stand back and see the whole thing!

Few more mental wanderings on today's web log update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/09/the-lil-engine.html

Carry on....
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:49 AM   #684
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So my plan to use a home made boom to lift the engine into the boat doesn't seem to be workable.



I'll tinker with the skeg etc. next week but that's gonna be it for the season. See you all in the spring!

Last Web log update for 2016: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/10/boom-fail.html

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Old 10-01-2016, 12:40 PM   #685
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When you startup again in the spring consider hiring a crane to set the engine. I'm willing to bet if you shop around a bit this winter you can find it can happen for less than $300 or so max. Less obvious places to contact are tow or sign companies, HVAC mechanical or electrical contractors. PM me if you need more ideas along these lines.

Good winter to ya Rick
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Old 10-01-2016, 12:57 PM   #686
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Have a good winter Rick.
Rudder looks good.
You're probably ready for a break .... right?

Craig's idea is excellent. Perhaps an air conditioner installer or a truss builder. They would have a long boom .. perhaps 60'. You're engone is a Yanmar is'nt it? Or perhaps two tripods and a horizontal beam to slide the hookup along? It would be fun to dream someth'in up but stay safe whatever.

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Winter .... got books?
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Old 10-01-2016, 01:43 PM   #687
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A picker truck and operator would only cost a couple of hundred dollars.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:20 PM   #688
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Hibernate peacefully my friend.
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I'm sure you'll find plenty of stuff to do over the winter, some might even be boat related! Good progress this year, keep at it Rick. Hibernate, LOL!
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:31 AM   #690
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My buddy Matt asked me for an overview pic of the boat.

"Only the greatest minds have the messiest desks!" - Albert Einstein



It's really organized chaos and not really messy!
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Rick, if you get the cabin enclosed next summer, any possibility of finishing the interior of the cabin with an electric heater for some heat, over the next winter?

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Rick, if you get the cabin enclosed next summer, any possibility of finishing the interior of the cabin with an electric heater for some heat, over the next winter?
Hi Ted

That's definitely doable. A lot depends on work that I do for the gubment though plus life is going to take a major change of course if we can get the 'Ole' Woman' retired this coming year.

Thanks for looking in.

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That's definitely doable. A lot depends on work that I do for the gubment though plus life is going to take a major change of course if we can get the 'Ole' Woman' retired this coming year.

Thanks for looking in.

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So she's changing jobs to become an unpaid boat builder's assistant?

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Greetings,
Mr. SK. "...get the 'Ole' Woman' retired..." Tsk, tsk. You're gonna burn for that one my friend.

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