RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by terrulian » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:35 am

This is one of the nicest builds I've seen on this forum.
And quickest, especially considering the complexity and level of finish.


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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by jtdums » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:16 pm

Added the rub rail today. Taco two part semi rigid vinyl.

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Also finish plumbed the outboard and gave it first break in round in the driveway.

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Few final things before launch. Trim piece for cockpit being fabricated. Lower outboard holes need to be drilled. Vinyl stickers for State.

Supposed to rain tomorrow so we will shoot for next weekend if the weather is at all cooperative.
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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by Jaysen » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:21 pm

Dang.

Nice boat.

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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by jtdums » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:44 pm

I do have two questions for the collective wisdom.

In the manual for the outboard (Suzuki 25hp), it wants you to put in a filler block on top of the transom if you have moved the outboard up off of the transom. In my case I have done just that (two holes) to get the cavitation plate closer to the bottom of the hull. I have never put in a filler before, but that could certainly be ignorance on my part...Should I have done this in the past and in this case?

Secondly, is there any reason that I can't do the second part of the break in procedure for the outboard in the driveway if the procedure is to take it up to half throttle? Do I need resistance from the prop to do it properly? If I can save an hour and a half at 3000 rpm that would be great.
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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:51 pm

That little thing looks fast just sitting on the trailer! Very nice job on the boat. Didn't you turn a wooden flag pole for her?

Matching RED strip on the trailer would look nice too!

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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by jtdums » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:09 pm

OrangeQuest wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:51 pm
That little thing looks fast just sitting on the trailer! Very nice job on the boat. Didn't you turn a wooden flag pole for her?

Matching RED strip on the trailer would look nice too!
Wooden flag pole is up in Michigan unfortunately. It has a reduced bottom to fit in the light pole socket so I just pull the light and swap the flag...
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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by TomW1 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:19 pm

That is beautiful out in the sun. You two have done a great job.

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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by Browndog » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:48 pm

That is one sweet ride!

Yes, I believe you are correct that the prop needs resistance to get the proper RPMs for the break in.

Looking really good!

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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by Fuzz » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:41 am

Now that you can see the whole boat at once it looks doubly nice. You two have something to be proud of :!:
As for the filler I sure hope it is not required. I bet less than one in 10 are mounted that way.

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Re: RB14 by Kyla (with a little help from dad)

Post by narfi » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:22 am

Wow! It looks great!

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