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by AMC
Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Electric outboard motors?
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Re: Electric outboard motors?

For a boat that size, the smallest you can get will be enough, and smaller will generally equate to longer battery life, or the need for a smaller battery. Larger is generally not a bad thing, unless you want to do some trolling, where it might be difficult to get the speed low enough at times. On m...
by AMC
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Securing motor for towing
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: Securing motor for towing

Along those lines, I have a question. My boat sits very high on the trailer, relative to the shaft of the motor. I generally tow with the motor in the all down position, and it's never in danger of touching ground. Would I be better off up with some sort of a transom saver, or down like now? It's on...
by AMC
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: simple question (fillers)
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: simple question

OK then, if someone was wanting to conserve as much weight as possible, is there something other then wood flour that could be used? Or is it just not a significant amount to worry about.
by AMC
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: simple question (fillers)
Replies: 5
Views: 501

simple question (fillers)

Micro balloons vs wood flour. When to use each. Advantages... etc.
by AMC
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Need education on using trim
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Need education on using trim

The only thing to add is with the trim all the way down it will give you greater visibility with the bow being lower, so if you are around other boats, at any speed, that is a better way to go.
by AMC
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Looking for suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Looking for suggestions

Currently building a cheap canoe as practice. But I am looking to build a boat to replace my current boat that has grown too small for my needs. I am hoping your suggestions and experience can help me chose the right one, the FIRST time. Requirements: I have a wife and 3 kids, and would like to take...