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by OrangeQuest
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Block and Tackle
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Block and Tackle

You will need some kind of crane/boom to attach all that to and it is not a one person operation. Trailer winch and a stainless steel pulley would work well and can be operated by one person. We bought a cheap one for our canoe trailer and replaced the strap that was on it with 50' of high strength ...
by OrangeQuest
Fri Jun 10, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 753
Views: 71897

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Also consider that with twin engines you need the conduct for twin sets of cables and control wiring harnesses. FYI, flipping the throttle/shifter control arm to other side is very easy on the Suzuki controller. So very easy to use the controller the motors come with in a twin set up. How do you fee...
by OrangeQuest
Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1221
Views: 117617

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Wow! The motor is here. It was crazy that the onlineoutboards were out of stock of most of their Suzuki outboards a few weeks ago. And it was about a week from order to delivery of the motor. What is even more crazy is that there are no Suzuki dealers near me. Closes is in Kemah 70 miles away or so ...
by OrangeQuest
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 753
Views: 71897

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Twin engine boats are maneuvered with the throttles and not independent steering. Why wouldn't you want a tiebar when the engines will be so close together? Wes, the little 25HP Suk that I am getting delivered today (less than 7 days from ordering it) from onlineoutboard.com comes with the controlle...
by OrangeQuest
Tue Jun 07, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GT27 Build (Wes K)
Replies: 753
Views: 71897

Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

One thing about the small Suzuki outboards is they don't need a battery to start, they still have a pull start built in all the way up to 30HP. So, you really don't need a separate starting battery for them and only need to have house batteries. This is one of the things I considered when buying my ...
by OrangeQuest
Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1221
Views: 117617

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Marine ply in dry storage will last forever. I deally it should be layed flat so as not to take a permanent curve in it from standig on edge and leaning against a wall. Tom It was more of a statement of how long I have bought everything, and it just been sitting around collecting dust. I have 2 she...
by OrangeQuest
Sat Jun 04, 2022 6:08 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1221
Views: 117617

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

The motor was in stock and has been ordered and paid in full! Waiting on FedEx Great news! :D I now feel the same as a young kid waiting on Christmas Eve to be over with and being able to open the Christmas presents! FedEx has a delivery date of Wed June the 8th! What is the shelf life of a few she...
by OrangeQuest
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia
Replies: 6604
Views: 614348

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

Could make a Zener diode regulator that would drop the voltage to the desired amount and reduce current draw at the same time. But why wouldn't you just put a dust to dawn light sensor and then a solar charger to recharge the battery in the daylight? https://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/diode/diode_...
by OrangeQuest
Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1221
Views: 117617

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

The motor was in stock and has been ordered and paid in full! Waiting on FedEx
by OrangeQuest
Tue May 31, 2022 7:07 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: FS14- Bayou City Boat
Replies: 1221
Views: 117617

Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

It has been forever since I posted any updates on my build, only reason is lack of the outboard. I need to know where to cut holes for routing the engine controls, then I can work on building and mounting the console and finish routing electrical. Company has been eating beans and rice when we can a...