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by TomW1
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cvincent's PH18
Replies: 185
Views: 9947

Re: Cvincent's PH18

Thank you BassMunn and TomW1. I have a powertech NRS4 13.25 x 17 prop. I will see how the boat performs with this prop and go from there. Ran some rough numbers for you cvincent try your 17 pitch prop but you may need to drop as low as a 15 to get your revs up the the 6300 max revs that motor can r...
by TomW1
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cvincent's PH18
Replies: 185
Views: 9947

Re: Cvincent's PH18

cvincent wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:57 pm
It should haul ass with the 115.
I think you will find it does just fine. A C19 with a Yamaha 115 had a top speed of 42-43. You should be a little faster since the plain boat weighs less. Figure on 45 depending on prop. I can give you a rough idea when your ready.

Tom
by TomW1
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: fuel tanks for LM18
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: fuel tanks for LM18

Cracker Larry's GF16 with an older 2stroke 25 merc and 6 gallons of gas would use only about 1/3 of a tank in a days worth of fishing. So maybe a 9 gallon tank for your newer stroke? Go with a portable or a permanent under the center consoled or the bow. The portable has to be vented and be left in ...
by TomW1
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Seeking advice on which boat to build
Replies: 21
Views: 244

Re: Seeking advice on which boat to build

Welcome to the Forum. Go ahead and use the marine ply if you can find it. Just make sure you cover all exterior surfaces with fiberglass and epoxy prevent checking. Internal areas need to be covered with epoxy. You will use a lot of epoxy as marine fir soaks up epoxy like a sponge compared to the tw...
by TomW1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 724
Views: 25353

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

The Skoota 32 is only specified in foam. The Skoota 36 is only specified in ply. The Skoota 28 and Jazz 30 and Skoota 30 are specified in plywood. A sheet of 12mm 5# corecell is about $150. A sheet of 9mm ply is ???. $96.+ But the differences are much larger. The corecell laminate is 800-900gram gl...
by TomW1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 741
Views: 32222

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Yea Peter congrats! Can't wait for you to restart the Hydroplane buy yes after all you have gone through getting the ride up and running you need a vacation. Some place where you can just lay back and hoist a few and have them treat you like royalty.

Tom
by TomW1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Czone and bus bars
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Czone and bus bars

Fallguy a few thoughts. Run a hot wire and a ground from each motor to a disconnect point in each hull. Common wire size would be 6-8 for the positive and 8-10 for the ground. Make a waterproof compartment and waterproof connection at each point. From that point run the wires to the helm. A simple f...
by TomW1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Czone and bus bars
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: Czone and bus bars

Fallguy let me get back to you tomorrow. Cracker Larry and I did a lot of this kind of thing several years ago. I will pull up my notes and get back to you.

Tom
by TomW1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Best source for tinned marine wire
Replies: 8
Views: 154

Re: Best source for tinned marine wire

Yep www.Genuinedealz.com is the best. They will even build your battery cables for you. They also have formula's for the size of wire you need. Cracker Larry and I found these guys back around 2006-08 and he used them on all his boats from then on. They provide top notch service. Wish I could find a...
by TomW1
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Lightweight GF18 vs normal GF16
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: Lightweight GF18 vs normal GF16

It depends on how many are fishing. For every 3 people they can fish 4-5 feet apart on the GF18 or 5-6 feet apart on the XF20 off one side of the boat. If you fish both sides then 6 people are comfortable on both boats. Just take your time and take all the factors into account. Build cost, motor siz...