Wouter's PH18 Namibia

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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:09 am

As expected, GREAT WORK!!


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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by flyfishingmonk » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:40 pm

That looks great!

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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by cvincent » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:50 am

Your modification looks better than the original transom. Very well done!
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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by MarkOrge » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:15 pm

Beautiful work. What prop did you go with on the Suzuki ?
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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by Wouter » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:18 pm

I've got a 24 pitch three blade ss prop.

Will start with it and see how it goes.

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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by flyfishingmonk » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:41 pm

That modification looks awesome. Did you experience anything that you thought was a negative going with the 150hp? I am considering the 150 for mine.

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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by Wouter » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:22 pm

Hi Casey,

So far I'm happy with my motor choice, it really looks good on the boat. The size seems to be perfect, I wouldn't go bigger though. The weight is definately a negative, but I'll only be able to give better feedback once I've launched and see how she balances.

Off hand, I think the PH is only rated for a 90HP..? So knowing I was going to fit the 150, I beefed up the transom structure a lot.

If you are thinking of upgrading your motor, maybe just make sure your transom can handle it.

I'm planning on launching early next month, will be able to give better feedback then. :wink:

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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by Wouter » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:22 am

Received my console switches, again. 8) 1st batch that I got turned out to be momentary switches and not latching so had to return them and wait for the correct ones. I think they compliment the console very well. Still need to figure out a neat way of labeling them.
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Got them wired up.

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Very glad I added those aluminum bars to act as wire hangers, they work well and help keep everything tidy. Now it's up to me to keep track of what is what :lol:

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Should be able to finish wiring of the console tonight. Then I can move on to the hydrollic steering and steering wheel.

I've laid the wiring harness of the motor on the deck to test fit everything, so far so good. I'll install it all soon, potentially before or over the weekend.

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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by Aripeka Angler » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:04 am

Beautiful work sir. 8) Your console is truly a work of art.
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Re: Wouter's PH18 Namibia

Post by Jeff » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:36 am

AA said it all!! Beautiful work!! Jeff

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