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by swglenn
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: How much space between center console and gunwales
Replies: 14
Views: 222

Re: How much space between center console and gunwales

When I asked I was told wide enough to get a 5 gallon bucket through the gap. If you add vertical rod holders on the side of the console you lose a little more room.
by swglenn
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 1103
Views: 56672

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Looking at your starboard transom hull steps it appears the bottom step is boxed in. Is there a drain that isn't shown in the picture? I have seen cruising cats have to clean those steps frequently because they have algae growing on them because they are continually wet when sailing.
by swglenn
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: New GPS
Replies: 43
Views: 956

Re: New GPS

Garmin bought Navionics and recently released new maps that incorporate a lot of the Navionics information. As a work around to the patent issue Garmin used their side imaging to create a down image. There was little difference in shallow water, less than 100' so not a problem for bass fishermen. It...
by swglenn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Wouter's PH18 Namibia
Replies: 668
Views: 43016

Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

I had to do the same thing on my Phantom back deck to clear the hydraulic steering cables. For others thinking about building a Phantom the plans are correct. This is needed only if you don't build your boat to the plans and leave out the motor well cutout.
by swglenn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question about eliminating the motor well
Replies: 44
Views: 1254

Re: Question about eliminating the motor well

I built a Phantom and wanted to eliminate the motor well. I bought a motor with a 25" lower unit vs the 20" as specified in the design, a manual Bob's jackplate and a Seastar hydraulic steering system. I raised the sole 1" to reduce the chance of water coming through the rear scuppers, and added 2" ...
by swglenn
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building the LM18 with flush transom
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Building the LM18 with flush transom

I did pretty much the same thing on my Phantom. I had raised the sides 2" and raised the sole 1". I previously owned a boat that gave you wet feet and I didn't want another one. I bought a 25" Mercury 90 HP, (versus a 20" design), and mounted it to a Bob's manual jack plate. I did have to cut a smal...
by swglenn
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question
Replies: 633
Views: 25717

Re: 99 Explorer 19tv restoration question

With permission I used my wife's roller blade cutter with some older blades she no longer wanted to use to cut her quilting fabric. I lay the fiberglass on a piece of plywood, use a long straight edge and roll away. I follow up with a pair of scissors if there are any skips in the cut. https://www.a...
by swglenn
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: C17 in the bayou
Replies: 449
Views: 31723

Re: C17 in the bayou

The 4 Stroke 90 HP motors weigh about 350 Lbs.vs your 240 Lbs. That is a lot of extra weight on the back of a 17' boat. As for performance, when I was motor shopping for my boat the dealer was trying to upsize me from a 90 to a 115. They weigh the same as they are the same motor. I asked him how muc...
by swglenn
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 19001

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Have you looked into propane injection on diesel engines? There are several companies offering itfor diesel cars and trucks. Some use it for increased pulling power and others for increased mileage.I don't own any diesels except my lawn tractor and have no direct knowledge of its use.
by swglenn
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: LM18 "Cast & Blast"
Replies: 109
Views: 6470

Re: LM18 "Cast & Blast"

I have an older 25 HP 2 stroke Yamaha that is electric start. It usually starts right up if I don't over choke it and flood it. I burned up the starter one morning trying to start it when it was flooded. I took it to a local rebuild business and he looked at it and said he couldn't repair it. To sav...