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by TRC886
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Scupper ?
Replies: 25
Views: 477

Re: Scupper ?

If I'm not mistaken, scuppers are usually cut through the hull sides, near the transom, and are just above the sole. They have a one-way valve, and allow for the boat to be self-bailing. A flapper valve is common. Will you get minor water intrusion through them? Probably, but not enough to worry abo...
by TRC886
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: OB 15 finished
Replies: 13
Views: 1143

Re: OB 15 finished

Good looking boat!!!
by TRC886
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Forum Software & Site Bug Reports
Topic: Forum issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Forum issues

I didn't have any problem logging on this morning, using the computer. Last weekend, using the computer, I couldn't log in. Every time I clicked "log in", the screen would return to the blank log-in page. I'd refill the name, password, etc. blanks, and try again. After multiple tries, I ga...
by TRC886
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: MI12 Launch, and a rowing geometry question
Replies: 19
Views: 1519

Re: MI12 Launch, and a rowing geometry question

Yes, I see you have a problem...you're hitting your knees before the oars clear the water. IMHO: you need to raise the oarlocks by 6 inches or so. Most rowboats I have seen don't have this problem because the gunnels are 6" or so higher than the seat height.
by TRC886
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?

Treat yourself to an electric start. Sure you can still pull a rope,but why? More money, more maintenance, more weight, less space. Space is at a super premium in some small boats, and the space that a battery uses could be used for another tackle box, or a small cooler, or extra foot/leg room, etc.
by TRC886
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?

So far sounds like an electric start is the way to go. :lol: I think you know this is what you want :!: You're just trying to justify the additional expense :lol: I have a 15, 20, and 25. The 25 has electric start and a rope. It pulls easy and starts good when the battery is dead or missing. The 15...
by TRC886
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: How hard is it to pull start a 2 or 4 stroke 15-25/30 hp?

So far sounds like an electric start is the way to go. :lol: I think you know this is what you want :!: You're just trying to justify the additional expense :lol: I have a 15, 20, and 25. The 25 has electric start and a rope. It pulls easy and starts good when the battery is dead or missing. The 15...
by TRC886
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2
Replies: 221
Views: 26278

Re: 28 Bertram Restoration Boat 2

Mike, Have you considered adding water misters under the hardtop? I was talking to a friend on Friday, who said he's been offshore when the sun was really bearing down. The boat had a freshwater tank with a couple of misting nozzles under the top. That water mist made a world of difference on the te...
by TRC886
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Privateer Retriever Rebuild
Replies: 155
Views: 35758

Re: Privateer Retriever Rebuild

You're doing some really nice work there :!: RE: Drain hole: I'm old school...I like the rubber plugs with the flip lever to plug the hole, and I like it on the inside of the transom if it's easily accessible. I like to keep the plug out when I'm not using the boat so that any water can run out, and...