OB 15

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Re: OB 15

Post by DAYTRIP » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:57 pm

Congrats! What a great feeling. Your son looks happy and proud! I looked back at the launch pics of my ob15 the other day. Thirteen years later it still makes me smile. ENJOY the moment. Nice work, Jim



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Re: OB 15

Post by Fuzz » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:38 pm

Dang that is a good looking skiff :D

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Re: OB 15

Post by Rtorres2411 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:44 am

Thanks for all the compliments.

I was looking at a 50hp that is at a good price, but after lifting the OB and finding how light it is 50 is alot. I doubt with the bulkheads, floorboards decks and console it will add much weigh. Now thinking a 30hp would do.
Daytrip what hp did you put on your OB?

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Re: OB 15

Post by Capt UB » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:39 am

Good job!
Flipping just like it was a burger ! 🍔🍔
Are you sure that's a 15 ft. boat! :wink: :wink:
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Re: OB 15

Post by Bogieman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:09 pm

Very nice!

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Re: OB 15

Post by Capt UB » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:40 pm

Rtorres2411 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:44 am
Thanks for all the compliments.

I was looking at a 50hp that is at a good price, but after lifting the OB and finding how light it is 50 is alot. I doubt with the bulkheads, floorboards decks and console it will add much weigh. Now thinking a 30hp would do.
Daytrip what hp did you put on your OB?

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We designed the biggest boat possible using 4 sheets of plywood for the hull. A 15 hp outboard is sufficient to get her out of the hole with one person on board but a 25 hp is the ideal engine.
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Re: OB 15

Post by Rtorres2411 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:49 pm

I’m going to power with a 25hp or 30hp. Already looking for a engine. I like the Suzuki, they seem to be the lightest and cheaper :D. 20 to 30 hp are hard to find in the used market.

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Re: OB 15

Post by Capt UB » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:39 am

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Re: OB 15

Post by TomW1 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:13 pm

For true used motors https://www.smalloutboards.com/ They are mostly mercury's

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Re: OB 15

Post by Capt UB » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:54 pm

Capt UB wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:39 am
https://onlineoutboards.com/
Tom's right they have only great used outboards. I just checked their website, calling them in the morning.
https://www.smalloutboards.com/

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