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Old 10-09-2020, 07:47 PM   #121
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Built around me...
Iím 5í 11Ē and the top of my hair just touchís the Center section.
No Keel (see previous posts)
Ballast added
Have cruised with the former owner of this boat as a sailboat, no keel (board totally up) motoring around Georgian Bay
All good
Thanks for the answers.
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Old 10-09-2020, 08:34 PM   #122
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Durant F,
Very nice. And I like your engine on the transom. Easier to work on, better maneuverability, less fumes and more room in the boat aft .. lots.
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Old 10-10-2020, 06:59 AM   #123
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Thats a cool project, makes me rethink the times when people offered me these types of boats for free or cheap.

I do the same thing with motorcycles, it seems after a couple years I have enough mix and match pieces and parts to put one together. Its very therapeutics for me.
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Charlie, there are so many deals on old sailboats on trailers.
They are fine, very efficient hulls.
I paid less than half of what the trailer alone would cost new with the boat on it and have the mast, boom and sail to sell. Bonus was the trailer had new tires and even a new spare.
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:15 PM   #125
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Just came across a picture with the ole Sailmaster 9.9 Iíll be using.
Extra long shaft (25Ē) electric start, alternator and high thrust prop
Oldie but a goodie from Johnson
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Old 11-12-2020, 11:00 PM   #126
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Durant you probably won't be using over 5 hp but you can cruise underloaded most of the time w a gas engine if the carb is adjusted for best mixture at your cruise speed. Not like diesels.

A prefer the older 2 strokes as they have both high speed and low speed mixture adjustable needle metering. But often that means at two throttle settings you'll be spot on but not so much everywhere else. I usta cross Georgia Strait w my 17' OB cruiser running an old dull red Johnson 35. I got the boat trim-loaded right, adjusted the low speed jet needle and ran 10 knots burning little fuel w little noise and vibration. Nice ride.

But w the fixed jet carbs you're stuck w what comes w it.
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Old 11-14-2020, 08:44 AM   #127
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Just came across a picture with the ole Sailmaster 9.9 Iíll be using.
Extra long shaft (25Ē) electric start, alternator and high thrust prop
Oldie but a goodie from Johnson
I think, after you use it a bit, you will build the bow up a bit.
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:44 AM   #128
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Dan, I actually already have. That last picture is a bad angle...
See this one....
Better angle.
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:53 AM   #129
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Time will tell. Maybe another 6 inches.
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Old 07-20-2021, 08:45 PM   #130
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Finally got back putting away at the mini trawler.
Getting the remote shift/throttle was relatively easily done.
Remote steering presented a bigger challenge.
Review of available parts and some stainless steel I had in the shop along with a welder friend and the inside helm is now almost functional.
Awaiting the wheel which should be here tomorrow.
A few last minute things and hopefully a test run on the weekend.
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Wheel arrived
Hope to launch Saturday for a test run
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Happy to see this thread/project continuing!
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You are going to get the boat wet this summer?
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Yep Dan
Hope to launch Saturday if the weather is good ��
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It floats
And....
On its lines.
More stable than I expected, even in the beam to wake of passing boats.
Guess the lead and concrete worked.
No speed ship but didnít expect it to be.
5 knots feels ďcomfortableĒ...
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Did you hear if the new owner is happy?
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It’s my boat Dan
Yes, I’m happy
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Itís my boat Dan
Yes, Iím happy
Durant, have you taken Matt for a ride?
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LOL, foolish me, I thought that was the boat Matt was rebuilding.
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Wrong boat...
I’ve putted away at this for 2 summers.
First launch was today
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