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by deuce_454
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Evinrude ETEC G2
Replies: 50
Views: 1772

Re: Evinrude ETEC G2

no but behind a 150 yamaha 4 stroke on a RIB... but with enough HP on a light boat it makes no difference, but it is a fact that 2 strokes have more low end torque.. and im not calling your boat slow, im responding to the topic of the post. namely is there a difference in performance from comparativ...
by deuce_454
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Evinrude ETEC G2
Replies: 50
Views: 1772

Re: Evinrude ETEC G2

I agree... and yes the DI 2 stroke are totalt redesigned ... the and if you want pulling/holeshot no 4 stroke compares... not even the verados
by deuce_454
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Evinrude ETEC G2
Replies: 50
Views: 1772

Re: Evinrude ETEC G2

I can only say that the DI 2 strokes, optimal and e-tecs have a totally different low end torque than yamaha 4 strokes. i have waterskied behind a bunch of comparable boats, and the optimax and e-tecs pull like nothing else compared to a 4 stroke.... if you dont plan on pulling a skier and only want...
by deuce_454
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Please sanity-check my 5'6 dinghy design!
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Please sanity-check my 5'6 dinghy design!

there is a folding dinghy in the free plans section that could be fun to build... or some of the single sheet designs out there

personally id build a skin on frame row boat but that just because its insanely light and really beautiful
by deuce_454
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Tool Exchange
Topic: Looking for boat building Tools
Replies: 20
Views: 29158

Re: Looking for boat building Tools

i would say a tracksaw, and a small circular saw. i looove my bosch 10.4v battery circular saw.. cuts plywood like butter and is great for smooth curves. a decent drill- preferably cordless , and a cheap router is handy i would very much recommend a high quality DA sander, festool or the big dewalt....
by deuce_454
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 23873

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Caterpillar-CAT-3126B-Marine-Diesel-Engine-/302265342508?epid=1030575969&hash=item46606b1a2c:g:RlEAAOSwCmZZUmmo&vxp=mtr :D :D :D its even a matched set i love these builds... (i have a question though, how do you strip the gelcoat without damaging the fibreglass.... i have a ...
by deuce_454
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Mastercraft prostar 190
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: Mastercraft prostar 190

MC stopped using wood for structural stuff in 1990 .. the honeycomb is dead and the wiring is a mess... had to make a new dashboard... and the interior is shot.. but skaft is straight. Rudder is fine and prop is ok.. the engine install (an injected, freshwater cooled indmar) was done by someone who ...
by deuce_454
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Mastercraft prostar 190
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Mastercraft prostar 190

Ok.. ive been searchig for plans for a 18-20 foot boat for Nice weathers Fishing and waterskiing.... but I got a too good to be true offer on a 1994 master raft with a fresh water cooled 275 hp indmar. .. it looks a little sad and I'll have to sew I new interior... but for 4500 I can't build anythin...
by deuce_454
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: semi protected water fishing / fun boat PG22 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: semi protected water fishing / fun boat PG22 ?

Deuce I loved your FS14 build. Jacques is correct in the amount of hours that it would take to stretch the FS14 to a FS21. I have taken enough courses, see below, to know what it would take. I suggested the FS19 as presently designed without stretching for 4 people. it would do you fine and be a ve...
by deuce_454
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: semi protected water fishing / fun boat PG22 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: semi protected water fishing / fun boat PG22 ?

looking at a build thread i must say the FS19 appears to a pretty big boat.. i think ill buy a set of plans and go with that ...
thank you all for your input , and to you jacques for your input.. im amazed at how many detailed answers you seem to post daily.