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by BarraMan
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C19 in Richmond, VA
Replies: 184
Views: 44380

Re: C19 in Richmond, VA

Wow, that boat looks BIG! 8O

My 'little' boat is only 22' x 8' - looks smaller than that one. Funny how looks can deceive! :lol:

Build on! :D
by BarraMan
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: TX18 motor options and multipurpose use
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Re: TX18 motor options and multipurpose use

From my background with water skiing, I think the TX18 would be OK to teach kids to ski and pull them around on doubles - even get them onto a singles ski. However, our kids grew into a couple of big blokes who thought it funny to drag the back of the boat around by pulling out wide on a single slal...
by BarraMan
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4707
Views: 359527

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Luv the pic of the lobsters!

Here in tropical Nth Queensland, the only way you can legally catch lobsters is to dive for them.

In the home of man-eating crocs, white pointers, tiger sharks etc - I don't think so, thank you very much! 8O
by BarraMan
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4707
Views: 359527

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Meet on of the local where we fish! :help:

Estimated at 16+ ft - anything over 8' is regarded as a man eater!

This is why my boat is 22' ! :lol:



and its never a good idea to run the boat too close to high banks! 8O
by BarraMan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Permanent Fuel Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 12007

Re: Permanent Fuel Tanks

You were too quick for me, Joe! From the Moeller 'Frequently asked questions": "I smell gas. Can my below deck fuel tanks be leaking? What should I do?" Non Low Permeation fuel tanks will permeate some fuel odor, not fuel vapor. The ventilation of the fuel tank compartment is critical. Take your boa...
by BarraMan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Permanent Fuel Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 12007

Re: Permanent Fuel Tanks

For what its worth, I have three 'plastic' fuel tanks in three separate compartments - two Sant and one Moeller. Each compartment is vented - cause that's what the manufacturers said was required. I have a moeller permanent below deck fuel tank, and I can't find anywhere in their installation instr...
by BarraMan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Permanent Fuel Tanks
Replies: 29
Views: 12007

Re: Permanent Fuel Tanks

For what its worth, I have three 'plastic' fuel tanks in three separate compartments - two Sant and one Moeller. Each compartment is vented - cause that's what the manufacturers said was required.
by BarraMan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Outboard running temp?
Replies: 34
Views: 8292

Re: Outboard running temp?

So back to my running temp problem. Took the boat out for a little 12 hour test run yesterday. From idle to as fast as the weather would let us run there was a 4 degree temp swing :D I ended up replacing the water pump shell even though I could not see a thing wrong with the old one. I would have n...
by BarraMan
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tabbing stringers and bulheads
Replies: 20
Views: 8121

Re: Tabbing stringers and bulheads

I am with Dr Pete on this! Fit your stringers, fillet and tape - then trim your bulkheads to fit over the stringers, fill any gaps, fillet and tape. A hot glue gun is your friend. Use it sparingly to hold stuff in place and it won't compromise strength. Here's what I did: 1) Dry fit the stringer and...
by BarraMan
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 5426
Views: 420391

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

How's progress on the FBBB upgrades? Coming along quite nicely Michael! It always takes longer than you think I reasonably should, but I am still on the generous timeline I set at the start. It doesn't help that I am essentially working full-time on a couple of consultancy jobs ATM. I have cut 52 x...