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by silentneko
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 191

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

I think you are over thinking it a bit. Get it on the stand for now, and when the time comes you can do it without risking collapsing your roof. Do you have a tree outside you can toss a strap around? Do you have a good car jack and 2 friends to help you out for 15 minutes? It's just 245lbs.
by silentneko
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Removing outboard from boat.
Replies: 21
Views: 191

Re: Removing outboard from boat.

Step A - cut holes in the bottom of the boat. Step 2 - run wood through the holes and bolt through the transom Step three - build a rolling base attached to the 2 wood legs that are now bolted through the transom Step D - cut the middle of the transom off next to where it is attached to the wood leg...
by silentneko
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: Advice on what to do rot in transom.
Replies: 14
Views: 163

Re: Advice on what to do rot in transom.

Sorry to say if it's already to the powder phase of rot it's way to far gone to save. If it were just wet wood you might be able to salvage some part of it. You could do a seacast fix, but it will still run you atleast $600 and it's time consuming.
by silentneko
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: looking for a little help
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: looking for a little help

I have property in East Englewood now and a few friends there, and Port Charlotte. Fishing has been pretty good there lately. Lemon bay I think got hit harder, but seems to be recovering very well. Further south was a mess when we were in Marco Island, but south of that in the Ten Thousand Islands i...
by silentneko
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: looking for a little help
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: looking for a little help

I think you'll want to backup and punt. The xf22's flat bottom will beat the kidneys out of you on Charlotte Harbor. It's to large a body of water, with no wind shelter, so it can get choppy often. If you stay in the creeks and rivers then the xf might be ok, but in that area I think you'll want to ...
by silentneko
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hatch lid reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Hatch lid reinforcement

Thank you, the bungee area is where my life vests and throwable will live. Yes, the raised portion in the middle of the hatch is the second later of 9mm.
by silentneko
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hatch lid reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Hatch lid reinforcement

Right now it just has a simple stainless pull tab, but if I need I can easily add a compression latch later on. The gutters are wide and deep, but it is a semi dry storage so if I get a few drips its no big deal.
by silentneko
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hatch lid reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Hatch lid reinforcement

6oz woven is what I used.
by silentneko
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hatch lid reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Hatch lid reinforcement

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by silentneko
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hatch lid reinforcement
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Hatch lid reinforcement

I doubled mine to within a 1/2" or so of the gutter edge. My front large hatch is 9mm, with a 9mm backing and obviously glassed on both sides. You can dance on it.