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by roob76
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: This forum sucks...
Replies: 8
Views: 1558

Re: This forum sucks...

Norbas wrote:... at weekends because everyone is off building their damn boats whilst the rest of us who can't at the moment sit around waiting for updates :-)
i am there :(
by roob76
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C19 Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 1722

i bet that 115 etec feels much quicker than the both of those suzukis. the v4 115 evinrude/johnson motors were always one of my favorites in terms of reliability and power for the size. with the etec technology they can only be better.
by roob76
Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Grinding
Replies: 12
Views: 3660

Make sure you wear a face shield when using the thin discs. They cut really great but if they grip and twist, they can shatter. May never happen to you, but you can't be too carefull with your eyes and face yes it can happen. this has happened to me while cutting off trailer u bolts that were ruste...
by roob76
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Carbon fiber mast tutorial = push pole?
Replies: 15
Views: 2446

on the insulation foam over conduit method. to keep the pole straight hang it straight up and down while it's curring. this will heep it from sagging and giving odd shaped poles. also i have not tried this method yet but to laminate three layers wet on wet at once you can slide your fisrt sock over ...
by roob76
Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 = Flats Stalker 18
Replies: 138
Views: 19086

yup you are right. here is a read on welding that i found.

http://www.nomma.org/support/Welding%20 ... minum.html
by roob76
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 = Flats Stalker 18
Replies: 138
Views: 19086

Is Aluminum tough to weld? kinda. mig welder is not really suited for welding aluminum. it might work though. but you really need a tig welder for aluminum. and you have to be carefull on the heat. too much and you will warp your aluminum. and ther are many different rods for the different grades o...
by roob76
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: rebuilding verses building
Replies: 6
Views: 1969

frazoo makes some good points. i would also like to stress the fact of finding a boat from a reputable manufacturer. sea craft,mako,aquasport,boston whaler,hewes among others. make sure the boat is going to be worth the money and effort you put into it. you could dump as much money as you want into ...
by roob76
Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 = Flats Stalker 18
Replies: 138
Views: 19086

holy cow!! a gheenoe hghsider with a 25 on a jackplate. that thing must go over 35 easy. my back hurts just lookin at it.
by roob76
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 = Flats Stalker 18
Replies: 138
Views: 19086

:lol: you are right about that!
by roob76
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: FS18 = Flats Stalker 18
Replies: 138
Views: 19086

I am still working on the design and have to run the specs again through the Crouch formula but I believe that a 25HP will give 30 mph at 1,000 lbs. i am pretty sure that is an accurate number. my buddies boat that is similar in design but solid GRP skin has a 25 yamaha and loaded pretty heavy does...