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by flydangler
Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: High speed personal commuter
Replies: 14
Views: 1952

You can't get to 50 mph in a boat without spending a lot in gas and boat cost. A 20 mph boat that cost little to build, uses very little gas and looks great is a good compromise. :doh: Maybe a homebuilt ultralite aircraft is the answer? Of course that negates the possibility of stopping to fish if ...
by flydangler
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: What marine battery do you recommend?
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

There are two types of batteries: starting batteries and deep cycle batteries A couple years ago I played trout fishing guide for an engineer from First Interstate Battery and we talked about this subject. He was happy, catching lots of fish including a 26" Brown and a 24" Atlantic Salmon. I was ha...
by flydangler
Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Hurricane Charley
Replies: 16
Views: 2997

:cry: Well, Charley visited us this morning, but he was a far cry from the storm that crossed Florida.

:? As weak as he was he still managed to mess up my fishing plans or get any boat building done.

8) On the bright side I escape having to mow the lawn for a couple days.
by flydangler
Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: What marine battery do you recommend?
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

Am I right in assuming this is not just for starting, but running your electronics and maybe even your trolling motor too? If it's for starting only then don't bother reading this post. Having used mid-price Wal-Mart and such deep cycle batteries in the past, I steer clear of them now. I've never go...
by flydangler
Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Do Hydrofoil attachments for outboards help or hurt?
Replies: 12
Views: 3331

I put them on a Honda 5hp pushing my canoe and it really made a positive difference in trimming out and handling. It also gave me quite a bit more speed, in the range of 25% more. Of all the hydrofoil fins out there, and I tried three different types, the Doel Fin seems the best for small outboards....
by flydangler
Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: .....is it still a V10?
Replies: 11
Views: 2168

Is it still a V-10???

:doh: I dunno!!! Maybe build a tunnel on it, and maybe even some sponsons. Really beef up the transom and overpower the heck out of it. Call it a "V-10X" and see what kind of damage you can do with it without killing yourself. Methinks you could really get a rise out of Jaques that way, as he reache...
by flydangler
Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: electric motor on PK-78
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

SAIL?!? It does list an outboard up to 2HP as acceptable on the study plans and if that is your primary propulsion, then I would make the necessary adjustments for proper trim per Charlie's suggestion. On many of the smaller outboard motors you don't have a "reverse" per se, but turn the whole moto...
by flydangler
Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: "pinholes" in primer
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

I went fishing off point judith RI on Saturday. A friend of mine has a 33' WorldCat, twin Suzuki 250's and every electronic device known to man. What a rig! My boat is going to feel pretty small after being in that boat. We caught a nice assortment of fish; stripers, blues, fluke and black sea bass...
by flydangler
Wed Jun 23, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone notice this???
Replies: 2
Views: 782

Re: Anyone notice this???

It is me, or that ship seriously listing??? Having sailed the Persian Gulf quite a bit, but long before it became fashionable, I can tell you that listing in the coastal dry cargo carriers is not that unusual there (though not normally to the extent seen in that picture). Proper cargo/weight distri...
by flydangler
Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: What is the best motor for Saltwater
Replies: 49
Views: 7795

Re: Corrosion resistance is a key thing to look at...

I was going to buy a Tohatsu for my flats skiff, but got a deal on a Mercury 4 stroke I couldn't refuse 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O Hmmmm, methinks, under all that Mercury paint , you'll find a Y amaha lurking :lol: Don't get me wrong, the later model year Yamaha motors are pretty much the equal of anything you...