D15 Completed

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D15 Completed

Post by cvincent » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:33 am

After 14 months of working on this build primarily at night after work and on weekends, my boat is completed. This is my version of a "soloskiff". This is my first build of a boat and I did make a few errors along the way, so I realize the boat is not perfect. I did take the boat out for a test run and I will have to adjust the jackplate down about an inch due to the prop blowing out on turns. The cavitation plate is currently 2.5 inches above the transom. With the stock aluminum yamaha prop the boat got up to 25 mph, which is about as fast as I want to go in this small of a boat. Thank you to all builders who post information on this site as this info is invaluable to someone who is building a boat for the first time. I may build a larger boat in the future.

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Re: D15 Completed

Post by tcason » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:39 am

WOW !
That boats looks like it came out of a factory but custom built just for you!

Nice Job!

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Re: D15 Completed

Post by jacquesmm » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:59 am

Very nice finish.
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Re: D15 Completed

Post by terrulian » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:07 am

Beautiful work.
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Re: D15 Completed

Post by Noles309 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:42 am

Looks real nice. I think you need a prop, you should be getting close to 30. Get a cheap tiny tach to check rpm's.
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Re: D15 Completed

Post by Fuzz » Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:40 pm

Like everyone else said, man that is some fine work right there :!: You have every right to be proud of your new baby :D
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Re: D15 Completed

Post by cvincent » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:19 pm

Thank you all for the positive comments. I do have a tiny tach on the motor and the next time out plan to write down rpm/speed #'s and post on the forum for stainless steel prop recommendations. It seems like every time I am off of work the forecast is for rain. I did add a birdsall trolling motor mount and minn kota trolling motor. This mount can be removed from the deck in a matter of a few minutes, which I find is nice.

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Re: D15 Completed

Post by Mhopper » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:36 pm

Dang, that thing looks incredible! Nice work!

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Re: D15 Completed

Post by cvincent » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:49 pm

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHn5akG ... load_owner

Shot a short video of the boat in my driveway and running down a canal near my house. I lowered the motor 1.5" on the jackplate and the boat ran like a bat out of hell, 31mph (hand held gps) with Yamaha aluminum prop 9 7/8 x 11 1/4. The boat was stable even at WOT when on plane, no chine walking, porpoising etc... I tried to get rpm numbers off of my tiny tach, but the numbers all over the place and I do not trust this tach.

I would like to upgrade to a stainless propeller and would be happy with this same performance. Any suggestions? I was thinking about a powertech SRA3? Would the 10x11 SRA3 give similar performance?

Tiny Tach displayed (my best guess):

1000-1200 - idle
2000-2500 - gets on plane
2500-3000 - 14-18mph
3000-4000- 18-24mph
4000-5000- 24-27mph
5000-5800- 27-31mph

I estimate the weights for my test run to be hull 300-350#, Group 27 battery 60# or so, 6 gallons of gas 36#, my weight 170#.

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Re: D15 Completed

Post by Fuzz » Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:08 pm

Really nice! In the video it looks like the boat is so light it is not even leaving a wake, just skimming along on the surface.
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