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by finalfront
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Performance is awesome. 20hp is perfect. Still mildly concerned about weight on transom (used transom saver when on trailer) . You saw I added 5/8" thick 4" deep (& width to each stringer) ply below clamping boards & I added alum plate inside to help distribute weight on bolts. I m...
by finalfront
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Launched.. Smooth ride..
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by finalfront
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Engine bolted on. Added extra 5/8 ply below clamping board & alum plate to spread load. Attached all cables except throttle/shift bc missing cable clip in engine. Ugh - another fault in buying used engine (was missing pivot ends too). Clip due in tomorrow. Launch Wed or Thurs. 20200821_144800~2....
by finalfront
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

When I built my GF14, I checked the specs of several engines 10-15hp, and as it happens, to my surprise most "long shafts" were 22" long instead of 20 : Honda, but also Yamaha and Tohatsu, if my memory is correct only Suzuki made real 20" shafts. Therefore I built my transom 22&...
by finalfront
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Thanks Jeff.
I'm going up 1" & thus 1" below. Good middle. Appreciate the article & thoughts.
Thanks Wes
by finalfront
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

This is weird but Honda outboards 20 HP or less have longer shafts. Check the specs of a 50 or a BF25, the standard shaft is 20", not 22. I know that's the case for some engines less than 10 HP but all other 15 and 20 I know are 20". Anyway, for the bolts question: the bolts must be in th...
by finalfront
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Here's pic of manual page.
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by finalfront
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Thanks for chiming in Jacques. (I did look at tutorial) Honda bf20d manual I have for my model (1600000 models) does say it's a 22.2 inch shaft for long shaft in installation section. Honda dealer (&boat maker) confirms the 22" & says different engines do vary & it's fine with this ...
by finalfront
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 38854

Re: FS14 Build - Pics, etc.

Jeff wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:44 am Really nice work!! Jeff
Thanks Jeff.
Any thoughts on my questions in post before pics?
Seems I may have to mount/bolt my engine up 2"off transom to get anti-ventilation plate even with hull.
Tricky.
by finalfront
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Engine height fs14
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: Engine height fs14

Talking to Honda guy tomorrow. Maybe split diff & mount with bolts 1" higher. Thus plate 1" below bottom.
Hate to have to pull it out & redo..
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