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by TRC886
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: MI12 Launch, and a rowing geometry question
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: MI12 Launch, and a rowing geometry question

Yes, I see you have a problem...you're hitting your knees before the oars clear the water. IMHO: you need to raise the oarlocks by 6 inches or so. Most rowboats I have seen don't have this problem because the gunnels are 6" or so higher than the seat height.
by TRC886
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?

Treat yourself to an electric start. Sure you can still pull a rope,but why? More money, more maintenance, more weight, less space. Space is at a super premium in some small boats, and the space that a battery uses could be used for another tackle box, or a small cooler, or extra foot/leg room, etc.
by TRC886
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?

So far sounds like an electric start is the way to go. :lol: I think you know this is what you want :!: You're just trying to justify the additional expense :lol: I have a 15, 20, and 25. The 25 has electric start and a rope. It pulls easy and starts good when the battery is dead or missing. The 15...
by TRC886
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?

So far sounds like an electric start is the way to go. :lol: I think you know this is what you want :!: You're just trying to justify the additional expense :lol: I have a 15, 20, and 25. The 25 has electric start and a rope. It pulls easy and starts good when the battery is dead or missing. The 15...
by TRC886
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 20562

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Mike, Have you considered adding water misters under the hardtop? I was talking to a friend on Friday, who said he's been offshore when the sun was really bearing down. The boat had a freshwater tank with a couple of misting nozzles under the top. That water mist made a world of difference on the te...
by TRC886
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Privateer Retriever Rebuild
Replies: 60
Views: 21724

Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

You're doing some really nice work there :!: RE: Drain hole: I'm old school...I like the rubber plugs with the flip lever to plug the hole, and I like it on the inside of the transom if it's easily accessible. I like to keep the plug out when I'm not using the boat so that any water can run out, and...
by TRC886
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1971 Silverline repair
Replies: 68
Views: 11397

Re: 1971 Silverline repair

If your center stringer is correct, I would use a 4-6’ level mark the center stringer in 1’ increments and lay it Across (use a speed square) square with stringer and measuring down every foot. I had to do the same thing on mine as the outside stringers were rotted on the bottom. It worked perfectl...
by TRC886
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Stratos Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Stratos Restoration

I believe that Stratos was a high quality, high end boat, built with hand laid glass. They were best known for their bass boats, and were competing directly against Ranger. IMHO: This boat is worth your attention. It's possible that I know a potential buyer, if it's for sale after you restore it :w...
by TRC886
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Stratos Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 743

Re: Stratos Restoration

I believe that Stratos was a high quality, high end boat, built with hand laid glass. They were best known for their bass boats, and were competing directly against Ranger. IMHO: This boat is worth your attention.