sin city D15

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sin city D15

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I have the hydrotech, plans and kit...........now if i can find the skills. :doh:

I already have an 18 horse 'rude to push it.

Locally I have found 25/32 Honduras mahogany; will this work on the transom or is it too thin?

Is there a preferred wood for the splash rails?

How much Quick fair will I need to do all the fairing?

I'm getting rather stoked.



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I do not know anything about building that boat but I can tell you not to worry about the skills part. If you want to build it and stick with it then you will build it. I am pretty sure my woodworking skills are at the bottom of the list but this method is forgiving enough it did not matter.
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I can't answer about the plywood, I must look at the plans. What do the plans say?
Watch out for the weight of the engine, that puts stress on a transom while on the trailer.
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"Outboard clamp: hard wood (mahogany) 10" x 1", one 5' piece.
Locally I have found 25/32 Honduras mahogany; will this work or is it too thin?

Thank you

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'll look at the plans tomorrow.
When I designed that boat, mahogany was reasonable priced. Not anymore. You can use plywood but thicker.
Tomorrow :wink:
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If my outboard is shorter than the 20" as in 15", should I lower the clamping board, or leave it flush with the sheer and cut it down?

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Please read this:
http://www.bateau2.com/howto/shaftlength.php
That is how an outboard should be installed.
Almost all engines are either 15 or 20" but some are in between and you have to adjust the transom height.
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thank you for putting me right!!
i measure 18"shaft length on my motor.
time for more measuring and cutting.
:D :D :D

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frames are together need to get pictures.... :D

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Ok, it is flipped and I'm almost ready to glass the bottom..... anyone have any advice on a trailer? :doh:

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