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by chopperman
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Phantom 16 Draft Question
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Phantom 16 Draft Question

Uncle D: Good to hear from you, if you mean boxes, like the transom of the PH15, that would be a nice upgrade, but I would have to save that idea for the next build :wink: Jacques: An extra 2" would be helpful for the hole shot and I do have way more HP than needed. 45 mph is more than fast enough f...
by chopperman
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Phantom 16 Draft Question
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Phantom 16 Draft Question

Hey guys, I've been away for a while with a very busy summer, but I wanted to report that I've had the Phantom in the water a lot and I'm still grinning ear to ear :D I'm considering a lighter outboard to help improve draft. With the heavy 350 lb. Suzuki DT100, I'm drafting about 10 inches. :? I'm a...
by chopperman
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB19 build in Texas - I accidentally deleted my gallery They're trying to restore.
Replies: 974
Views: 83731

Re: OB19 build in Texas*****SPLASHED*****

Congratulations on the splash! Sounds like you had quite the adventure:!: Sorry you lost your phone, but at least you made some good memories with the family :wink:
by chopperman
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Thanks everyone :!: We just got home and though I have some more work to do, it sure is nice to have the Phantom splashed and the hard work behind me. I'm getting the tune up scheduled this week, so hopefully I'll be able to get her out in the flats around here and target some Redfish 8)
by chopperman
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Here's a couple pics:

My neighbor Brian and Craig:
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Chopperman and son:
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by chopperman
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Builder Meets and Get Togethers
Topic: The Keys Builders Bash June 8th-10th 2012
Replies: 1105
Views: 58606

Re: The Keys Builders Bash June 8th-10th 2012

See you guys this evening, we had a successful maiden voyage this morning :!: :!: :!: Loading up and heading south 8)
by chopperman
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

We had a successful maiden voyage this morning :lol: The boat ran great and we were WOT at 40 mph with a 17 pitch prop :!: Got to load up for the Keys, I'll post pictures soon :wink:
by chopperman
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Splashed her today 8) Unfortunately, we didn't get to leave the dock. I had an issue with the outboard not shifting into gear and a severe thunderstorm approaching. Once we got home, I found that the cotter pin was missing from the lower unit shift linkage :roll: We may try again in the morning, bef...
by chopperman
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build ****SPLASHED****
Replies: 586
Views: 53173

Re: Central Florida Phantom 16 Build

Hmmmm. Looks like ya might have a tail light out. ight check it out. Looks great mark. Wish I still had my Woody. Gonna miss the get together this year. To many deep pockets here. Got to get back to retired mans reality. :( No tail light out, just the flash of the camera.:D Wish you could make it, ...