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by swglenn
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Panga 20 Build
Replies: 748
Views: 76909

Re: Panga 20 Build

What motor will you use? My 90HP 4S Mercury recommends not using a primer bulb. The engine installer used a primer bulb for the first start. Some people put the primer bulb on the inlet side of the fuel/water separator so they can fill an empty separator using the bulb. I have been able to mostly fi...
by swglenn
Tue May 19, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: CS25 Craddle
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: CS25 Craddle

I set a level 2x4 the width of the hull, may have to use temporary braces to hold it level, across the hull in several places. I laid short 2x4's on the hull skipping where there were strakes. I then measured up to the level 2x4 over the chine and cut a triangular piece of scrap plywood to run from ...
by swglenn
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF20
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: XF20

Great to see you building again. Do you still have your PH18? I have the pictures I took of it at the POC boat builders meeting. I was in the middle of building mine and you were gracious enough to give me a ride in yours.
by swglenn
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: PH15 thoughts and questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1146

Re: PH15 thoughts and questions

I found the strakes don't really help prevent sliding in turns. The Phantoms have very little deadrise in the stern and if you are at speed there isn't much in the water. In the pictures I have seen very few of them were built with a keel under them. As I approach a turn I trim the motor down and re...
by swglenn
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: TX-18 Build, Steig
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: TX-18 Build, Steig

One thing to remember is as you raise the motor to clear the aft deck you are also raising the prop centerline. You may have to consider buying a longer shaft motor to keep the proper prop depth while having the motor (steering is usually what hits first) clear the deck.
by swglenn
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Phantom 18 repairs/rebuild
Replies: 31
Views: 1981

Re: Phantom 18 repairs/rebuild

You got a lot done! Based on what you have seen so far it appears that a lot was done correctly but there are areas that need a better look to be sure. Those are neat cuts to remove the upper deck. What tool did you use to make them? It is not recommended to encase an aluminum gas tank in foam. Tabs...
by swglenn
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Realistic Draft Needs for Texas Flats Fishing?
Replies: 12
Views: 875

Re: Realistic Draft Needs for Texas Flats Fishing?

My son fished the Laguna Madre around Corpus Christi. He had a 21' Shallow Sport with a 150 hp Yamaha. It will float in 4" of water and run in 4" of water and take off in 8" of water. It had a tunnel and a hydraulic jack plate so you could raise the motor completely into the tunnel to take off. It i...
by swglenn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fuel/water separator?????
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Fuel/water separator?????

Depending on the outboard you are using some of them don't require a fuel bulb and actually say don't use one. It can hurt the fuel flow volume. These engines have a low pressure fuel pump that pumps fuel into a higher pressure fuel pump. My 4S fuel injected Mercury 90 doesn't require a fuel pump. W...
by swglenn
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Keys FS18 Build
Replies: 47
Views: 2514

Re: Keys FS18 Build

Gemlux makes a transom drain plug that can be opened from the rear or the front.
https://www.gemlux.com/88000
by swglenn
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 595
Views: 46251

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Propane is lighter than air and vapors will want to rise. You need to install an upper vent also to prevent a propane vapor filled compartment. Any propane ??liquid spills?? will very quickly vaporize and not pool up to drain out a lower vent opening.