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by BarraMan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 565
Views: 19058

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

I am going to call Sim Yamaha today and find out if the rigging tube for Yamaha F70 is essentially waterproof.
Anyone know?
In my experience, no!

Very impressive build. I get a headache just looking at the pictures! :D
by BarraMan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 1449

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

I think he is pointing out that I, specifically, am burning a LOT more fuel than I could be. Which is totally true. My program could be almost satisfied with a Skoota as well. If the beam and speed are not obstacles they're sure efficient and presumably very smooth. I am a little more wired for Man...
by BarraMan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 1449

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

You burn $300 at $4 a gallon...or 75 gallons. 75 gallons at $6 is $450 Let's say you get 75 miles. 10 mph cruise 5mpg Skoota 24 max speed 25mph At cruise, the Skoota uses 15 gallons or at $6; 90$ bs 450$ Yeah, that is pretty close to real economics. Imagine saving $360 a weekend for gas. Forget the...
by BarraMan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 1449

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

The Prowler VT650 is certainly an interesting boat, but I have to say: 1) Its a good thing that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, because for me, that is one ugly boat. 2) It looks like quite a complex build. 3) they clearly have no taste when it comes to boat colour schemes! 4) Its interesting ...
by BarraMan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3633
Views: 185394

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Glossie is travel by train a common thing there? I know train travel is how most folks get around in many places of the world? Do you have a train system where people can see much of your country? No, we generally don't use trains to get around other than in city transit systems - we either drive o...
by BarraMan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 1449

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

“25+ ft”, “speed” and “dont want to spend $200 everytime I go out” - doesnt compute for me!

For someone who has been with boats their whole life I am surprised you dont have a more realistic view of what you want in a boat.
by BarraMan
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 1449

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

Christer, this has to be the most exasperating thread I have seen. You have talked about building boats from 21’ to 30+’ on the one hand, while on the other hand you talk about “economy” and saving on engine costs. I don’t know your personal circumstances, but there are HUGE differences between the ...
by BarraMan
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 3633
Views: 185394

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Pretty dang amazing to me all the things you have going there Glossie. That is a wonderful thing the people have done for those cute little buggers :wink: Don’t be fooled by cuteness, Fuzz. A closely related subspecies, the Drop Bear, is as savage as a grizzly! " Drop Bear : a large, arboreal, pred...
by BarraMan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Anyone Fishing?
Replies: 4463
Views: 270951

Re: Anyone Fishing?

Fuzz wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:01 pm
40c and only the start of November. How much hotter does it get in that area?
46oC/115oF in the shade today !
by BarraMan
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread
Replies: 83
Views: 1449

Re: Christer's planning-to-build-a boat-at-some-point thread

There is also the Bear Cat Cuddy at Glen-L, which offers a hideous cuddy with sleeping accommodations for two. The cuddy can most likely both be redesigned into something aesthetically pleasing as well as enlarged - the boat is a massive 27'10" x 10', so there should be plenty of room left over. Do...