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by Matt Gent
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Retiring and/or Snowbirding on the water
Replies: 38
Views: 648

Re: Retiring and/or Snowbirding on the water

I would think real hard about the scope of project it takes to make a 2-stateroom, live-aboard boat. Building by (mostly I presume) yourself. I love a project too, and I'm dabbling in near-retirement designs for say 15 years off. Being honest with myself I can't make the time to build something of t...
by Matt Gent
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Pontoon Refurb
Replies: 22
Views: 4355

Re: Pontoon Refurb

So I stripped the whole deck down, painted the dock box, made a console, set it up on hinges. Got the side rails fabricated. Made some bamboo panels (bought foam sections, laminated to some fiberglass bath sheet, cut out sections). http://mattgent.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/8785B708-6329-461D-83...
by Matt Gent
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Pontoon Refurb
Replies: 22
Views: 4355

Re: Pontoon Refurb

Pontoon is now moving on to the third phase of its life...I've been tempted to sell it a few times but recently moved to a creek where it can live behind the house, and be used a few times a week to head to the sandbar or tour the river. http://mattgent.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/E746994F-D83F-4...
by Matt Gent
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: DE 29 July 2020 Pat4 The Netherlands
Replies: 42
Views: 9527

Re: DE 29 July 2020 Pat4 The Netherlands

This boat looks fantastic, tons of detail and nicely finished! I really like the day-boat layout with the long cockpit benches and removeable tent cover.

Enjoy!
by Matt Gent
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: LB26 Outboard Power
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: LB26 Outboard Power

I just don't see how fuel economy difference ever matters for most users in today's boating world, with the price of the hardware. The price difference in the engine alone equates to over 10k miles of cruising. Almost nobody does that! Depending on level of finish, aren't we talking about $50k-100k ...
by Matt Gent
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: MG20 Stern drive options
Replies: 17
Views: 557

Re: MG20 Stern drive options

My interpretation was that he just wants to run a strip of glass around the exposed edge for the keyhole. Sounds like a little extra work but little downside. Can use some light weight fabric since it is just there to hold epoxy. I've never built an I/O but I presume there's a healthy clearance arou...
by Matt Gent
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help selecting a boat design
Replies: 33
Views: 558

Re: Help selecting a boat design

A friend moved from SE Florida to Victoria, BC and took his 18' Egret flats boat with him. He does all of the things you mentioned, including fishing inshore bays and offshore. Picking the right days. He also wears foul-weather gear. I think the C17 is a good choice, healthy freeboard. And remember ...
by Matt Gent
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Fuel injected 9.9 outboards
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Re: Fuel injected 9.9 outboards

Water in the fuel. I took one of them apart and couldn’t diagnose the failure.

Now I have a proper tank and filter.
by Matt Gent
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Fuel injected 9.9 outboards
Replies: 10
Views: 4384

Re: Fuel injected 9.9 outboards

I have a DF30, with the Suzuki battery-less EFI. It starts amazingly easy. I'll likely by a DF20 for a different application, same reason. But you should know...I'm on my 4th fuel pump for the DF30. They are $280 each, the first one was fixed under warranty. Keep your fuel clean and run a good water...
by Matt Gent
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept
Replies: 89
Views: 11861

Re: Great Loop Trawler/Cruiser - Concept

Asymmetrical power cat is a novel approach to similar goals

https://aspenpowercatamarans.com/c107/

37x10. Expensive.