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by deuce_454
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Down East Cruiser 25 power advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

Re: Down East Cruiser 25 power advice?

i dont get it... if it has a 140 HP then why not use it... imho its a lot nicer to listen to a large engine at 1/2 throttle than a smaller one screaming close to redline... but if its for sale less engine then id get a large 4 stroke ... and with a 4 stroke its better to go over powered since it has...
by deuce_454
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Peel ply question
Replies: 2
Views: 557

Re: Peel ply question

remove before paint :wink:
by deuce_454
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14_LS Build. Drain Holes Needed?
Replies: 25
Views: 3378

Re: FS14_LS Build. Drain Holes Needed?

also consider moving the rear seat frame rearward to give more room in the boat you dont need it as far forward when adding the rigidity of a floor
by deuce_454
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: FS14_LS Build. Drain Holes Needed?
Replies: 25
Views: 3378

Re: FS14_LS Build. Drain Holes Needed?

it looks like you haven't lowered the deck (stringer height) with you can do by one inch when adding a flat floor so it will probably be self bailing .. but the boat is so small (i have built one my self so i know) that shifting the weight will submerge the scrubbers .. so provided you close them wh...
by deuce_454
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet
Replies: 273
Views: 28620

Re: New Braunfels - PH18 Jet

i like the lillli rum runner.. a tribute to the baby bootlegger, and the boats Caribbean origin....
by deuce_454
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: V8-jet RB18/JA17 - slow build
Replies: 6
Views: 845

Re: V8-jet RB18/JA17 - slow build

Thank you for all the encouraging words.... i think it will go much easier this time, apart from being a more complicated build of course ... have ordered the 6mm BS1088 plywood, im considering a light weight material honeycomb or balsa core for the floor and thicker panels.. 3/8 plywood just seems ...
by deuce_454
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: V8-jet RB18/JA17 - slow build
Replies: 6
Views: 845

V8-jet RB18/JA17 - slow build

Its time to scratch that itch once more :D I ordered and received a set of RB18 and JA17 plans... The plan is to cut the wood and plan the build during the winter. I have a 165 horse GRAY marine (buick 215) V8 with a matching hamilton axial flow jet. .. i even found a split duval windscreen for a ho...
by deuce_454
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: User Rankings
Replies: 170
Views: 42155

Re: User Rankings

do i get extra credit for a 2.nd boat splashed .-)
gf14 + fs14
by deuce_454
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Free Plans and others
Topic: Flyer
Replies: 130
Views: 62584

Re: Flyer

what engine are you settling on?
love the build by the way
by deuce_454
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane
Replies: 901
Views: 50066

Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

in my opinion it would be a shame to put a diesel in there.... no doubt that a yanmar or vw marine diesel would be safer and and last longer... but in a vintage hydroplane the sound is as important as the looks.... i mean its like a hot rod, it isn't supposed to be safe or practical..... an OLDS/Bui...