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by Jaysen
Thu May 26, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 716
Views: 69904

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Unpopular and likely not an option… 2x25 dual throttle at helm. Allows for motor trim for windage as well as economy at cruise. Likely not much heavier than 50hp.
by Jaysen
Sat May 21, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 2366
Views: 237773

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Everything I’ve played with is unfaired but covered with frp panels that have patterns. PITA when you are behind them but must have been cheaper than labor to sand.
by Jaysen
Sat May 21, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 2366
Views: 237773

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Try hooking a hose to the sander

I learned to use the light flex hose for cockpit scuppers. Send the hose to a 5gal bucket. Bucket attached to shop vac. Not a cyclonic separator but just a “shock absorber” to reduce the hit on the sander if something clogs the line.
by Jaysen
Sat May 21, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 2366
Views: 237773

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

My “secret eye junk” for sanding: the tiny swim goggles, a spray bottle on “mist”, and paper towels in a clean space. Spray the face then wipe with clean towel. One use per towel. Don’t take the things off till your done. Not sure it works if you have heavy corrective lenses though. I’m lucky that I...
by Jaysen
Thu May 19, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 6540
Views: 606162

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Work boat finish makes this so much easier. I think that the only time I won’t do work boat finish in the future is if I’m trading my time for lots of green paper.
by Jaysen
Fri May 13, 2022 6:37 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Woods Skoota 32DM
Replies: 2366
Views: 237773

Re: Woods Skoota 32DM

Nice!

You might want to sit in it in the dark with the lights on to ensure the forward led isn’t glaring in the eyes. The angle makes it look lower than you probably have it.
by Jaysen
Thu May 12, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 6540
Views: 606162

Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Excellent news!

Are these not used in the aviation industry? Only curious due to the name and the usual demand that critical components for aviation have long term support plans (typically decades).
by Jaysen
Wed May 11, 2022 11:49 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Rb12 motor question
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Rb12 motor question

I’ve been looking at 2022 tohatsu for my sailboat. I only need 8hp but I looked at higher hp. I recently helped a neighbor repair a 2014 Merc 30hp on a Carolina skiff. E start capable but no battery in boat. Other newer motors have been Yammy 20 and 15. At to older 2smoke and 4s, my ‘04 Merc 9.9 has...
by Jaysen
Wed May 11, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Rb12 motor question
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Rb12 motor question

Many small pull start (my experience is up to 30hp mercury) have remote throttle options. Runs about $400 for the full kit. Look at tohatsu and mercury for the most common and cheapest. Suzuki, Yamaha and Honda in increasing cost order.
by Jaysen
Tue May 10, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 1986 19' Atlantic rebuild
Replies: 99
Views: 4128

Re: 1986 19' Atlantic rebuild

Is that an actual berth? My favorite “sleep inside” place is a pilots berth that is a bit smaller than that one. Nice and cozy. Open the rear dorade for a nice breeze of close it to stay nice and toasty. Pair it a nearly white gray (do not do white!) and put 3 diffused LEDs at 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 with dpd...