SK14 in Cape Cod

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Re: SK14 in Cape Cod

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Fuzzytrout wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:28 am did you know you can fit a 9.9 inside your subaru if you take the back cushion out :lol: :lol: :lol:
That is very good to know! How fast can you go with just the kicker?


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Re: SK14 in Cape Cod

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a couple more questions!

what do most people do here, just glue up a thicker board to clamp to? or just use a spacer after the transom is finished? remove those and through bolt it? there are some holes on the back too that look like they are for a through bolt.

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I totally forget i left my transom like an inch or so tall so i could cut it down to the proper height. :) the plate above the prop have to be level with the bottom of the boat ?

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EH vermont is too cold for me. i would need too much bourbon to keep warm my sanding would be less then ideal 8)
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Re: SK14 in Cape Cod

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VT_Jeff wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 am
Fuzz wrote: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:24 pm What Jaysen said :help:

But you are welcome to come visit :lol: :lol: :roll:
Ditto! Vermont is lovely this time of year. Bring your sander, I'll provide everything else!
It's a bidding war :lol: Come in summer. I have Fesstool sanders and will take you fishing afterwards :P

A spacer will work but a full width clamping board would be better. I never trust the clamps. I have had the motor work lose so I drill holes and bolt them on. It is not much more work for the security.

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Re: SK14 in Cape Cod

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Fuzzytrout wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:26 pm ...what do most people do here, just glue up a thicker board to clamp to? or just use a spacer after the transom is finished? remove those and through bolt it? there are some holes on the back too that look like they are for a through bolt.
Here is what I did to both thicken up the transom and to keep the motor positioned properly: Image
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Re: SK14 in Cape Cod

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OOOH I like it! I'll probably do something like that for the clamps, and then still use two through bolts in the lower holes from the rear of the engine.

I remember reading a couple builds on here that had cavitation issues.

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so should this be level with the bottom of the hull? or just a tiny bit below?

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Re: SK14 in Cape Cod

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Fuzz wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:37 pm It's a bidding war :lol: Come in summer. I have Fesstool sanders and will take you fishing afterwards :P

A spacer will work but a full width clamping board would be better. I never trust the clamps. I have had the motor work lose so I drill holes and bolt them on. It is not much more work for the security.
be careful what you wish for. I'd sand a hull for a shot at a big ole alaskan native rainbow, a steelhead, some salmon, a grayling, a halibut, ;) just about anything. I need inspiration and photo references for paintings! 8)

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