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by rcihard
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 # 2
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: od16 # 2

Well I have made a little progress since my last post. Work has been getting in the way :help: :help: , but have got some free time coming up at the end of November. Hull sides are glued, rear end glassed and new shape for casting deck cut out and dry fitted. Noticed I have a small twist in the bott...
by rcihard
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 #2 Some Questions???
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: od16 #2 Some Questions???

Thanks Tom & Jacques for your replies. Glad to hear your comments re the consol Jacques, as my chase tube does exit from the sole a little further forward than the last dory so I will be moving the consol about 1.5 - 2 foot further forward :D :D . I certainly did not notice any problems with the las...
by rcihard
Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 #2 Some Questions???
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: od16 #2 Some Questions???

CL & Larry B, thanks for your replies, I think I will have to rethink my ideas, all of your observations make sense to me 8) so I will give the long skeg the flick and keep the consol at the same spot as the last dory :D "The designer really does, pretty much, know what he is doing :wink:" I thought...
by rcihard
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 #2 Some Questions???
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: od16 #2 Some Questions???

Thanks guys for your replies. Um..Larry, 650mm is 2 foot 2 inches (65mm is 2.56inches :) ), I moved my last consol about a foot and a half forward without any noticable problems in trim, so I am thinking of going an extra foot this time, do you have any thoughts on this enterprise :?: My dory also t...
by rcihard
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: best/lightest 25hp 4-stroke?
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: best/lightest 25hp 4-stroke?

Hi Rob, I sold my od16 to my brother in law, who promptly ripped out my Suzi 30hp and replaced it with a 30Hp etec. I was amazed at the quietness of this motor and its torque, my impression was that at 3/4 throttle it was doing the same as wot of the Suzi 2 stroke. I am no tech head about motors but...
by rcihard
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 #2 Some Questions???
Replies: 9
Views: 807

od16 #2 Some Questions???

OK, I am just going to toss these Q's out there without fear or favour, would appreciate a response from the usual suspects of this forum :D 1. Strakes on an od16?? any benefit? i.e. lift, softening in chop?? hull protection when beached etc?? or are they a total waste of bloody time on a flat botto...
by rcihard
Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 # 2
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: od16 # 2

George re gt27 Have the hull, bum, stringers, transoms fore & aft cut out and mostly glued for the gt27, however I can't move the hull and bottom on my own, have been waiting for my brother in law to come and help me stitch the thing together but work and other issues have been getting in the way. W...
by rcihard
Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 # 2
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: od16 # 2

Thanks for the comments guys and the request for photos :) . I wasn't planning on posting pix of this build, but I will take some shots this afternoon after gluing the hull sides and put them on the board. Hope to get a fair bit done this week as I am going to be flat out with work commitments for t...
by rcihard
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 # 2
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: od16 # 2

sorry mate... not sure of the meaning of the question :?: :?: Are you asking after the quality of my build re the short time frame or are you aking for pictures :?: :?: :?: Specificity would eliminate the possibility of misinterpretation and hence an unwarrented response :D Either way didn't catch a...
by rcihard
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: od16 # 2
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

od16 # 2

Started my 2nd od16 2 weeks ago and have been lucky enough to have a good run at it without interuption. Now have hull sides dry fitted and will glue them tomorrow (fishing today :D ) Build has gone very quickly the second time around, although as usual chine panels were a bugger to fit but finally ...