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by gerry
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: CX19 progress updates Perth WA
Replies: 134
Views: 30746

Yes it is not really worth it in the short term, if you want the same performance as petrol motor..I am pretty sure now I will use a normal outboard and who knows what the next boats will be powered by. Just have to wait and see. These are exciting times as the new technology becomes common place an...
by gerry
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: CX19 progress updates Perth WA
Replies: 134
Views: 30746

Hi Jaap, I have been looking at electric power quite a bit on the internet as petrol is not really a viable future. If I want to use it every weekend weather permitting I am not keen on spending $400 to fill it up :( I am still working out the best combination, but I think it can work. As long as it...
by gerry
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: CX19 progress updates Perth WA
Replies: 134
Views: 30746

Hi Noti, I am having a bit of a break with the cold weather...it is not flipped yet, it needs another coat of primer and then it is ready. I bought an airless spray gun to do it and am waiting for the right conditions again. I did as much as I could over summer, but geez it goes quick! Am really loo...
by gerry
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: C17 (Classic 17) in London
Replies: 988
Views: 190980

Looking great Tim, it always keeps me motivated during winter watching your progess. I like how you have done the edges of your deck.
Gerry
by gerry
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: DE25 (1:10 Scale) Underway
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Nice work, yes that brings back memories, can not wait to to see it full size. Are you planning on having battens between the frames and on the edges? It will keep the panels nice and straight and support your weight on them, and also stop them flexing? A mangusta build used battens between the fram...
by gerry
Tue May 13, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: For Australian builders - Australian Builders Plate.
Replies: 19
Views: 3565

oops, perhaps I should have used a different phrase :oops: but I have been following Kingfish's build this year and he had the certified boat inspection when the motor was installed from the comments on this image. http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?album=575&pos=248 So I am lead to believe...
by gerry
Tue May 13, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: For Australian builders - Australian Builders Plate.
Replies: 19
Views: 3565

Umm, Before I started I read this information. http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/imarine/19378.asp There are a number of owner builders here in Western Australia that have built and building power boats. So they must have had their boats fitted with an ABP, and had them insured. There is a lot of expensive e...
by gerry
Mon May 12, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: electric power for FL 26?
Replies: 6
Views: 1237

Hi, just a quick post, I am looking at an electric outboard that will match a 90 - 150Hp outboard, even though I may have to convert it myself. There is some good information here which looks very close to the mark. http://www.metricmind.com/index1.htm Look for the electric boat conversion example, ...
by gerry
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: OB17 some assembly required
Replies: 196
Views: 35187

Wow, that looks amazing :D
by gerry
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: New Pictures
Replies: 134
Views: 22782

Hi hope your wrists get well, I have been watching your progress with interest, it is looking great :D I second the soldering iron tip, I always use it now to remove screws, they seem to snap when you least expect it!
Gerry