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by Ebug
17 Nov 2019, 09:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Sears 1436 Build
Replies: 24
Views: 2750

Sears 1436 Build

Fantastic build. Curious to hear how it handles and performs. You have effectively build a tunnel hull boat. With enough power that thing has the potential to really fly...but that does come with additional risk once that tunnel fills up with air. Would love to see some side shots at speed. Find you...
by Ebug
21 Mar 2019, 08:44
Forum: Computers & Electronics
Topic: Backup Win / Dos script
Replies: 26
Views: 4358

Backup Win / Dos script

Thank you for making this post. Lord knows I have had my share of hard drive failures over the years that have led to precious data loss. I have not programmed DOS since the early 80's so I would need a serious refresher course to get this implemented. Is the amount of work required beyond the scope...
by Ebug
20 Sep 2018, 10:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How much foam do I need in my boat?
Replies: 14
Views: 1699

How much foam do I need in my boat?

I recently watched a boat builder place an Industrial strength trash bag from a big box store into the cavity he was going to pour expanding foam into. The foam was poured in and the bag folded closed. This was on a wooden racing hydroplane boat. The builder said this allowed him to rebuild the foam...
by Ebug
06 Aug 2018, 08:35
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: New to boating
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

New to boating

Triple agree with Rich. I have a 17 ft Tracker. I thought it would be large enough for two adults and two kids under 10. Totally wrong. I would not entertain the idea of any boat under 20ft and 7ft wide. The wider the better. Two adults in my boat is about perfect if both are casting. Rob Sent from ...
by Ebug
06 Jul 2018, 19:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Downsides to Livewell Drain on the Side?
Replies: 8
Views: 981

Downsides to Livewell Drain on the Side?

My 2013 Tracker 1754 SC came plumbed just like that. Water dumped out the right side about mid-ship. The drain hose was about twice as large in diameter as the pressure hose. The tank would drain fine setting still, and would drain very quick underway. Rob. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
by Ebug
20 May 2018, 08:16
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Spinning reel for night shark fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 2463

Spinning reel for night shark fishing

Do a quick search on the web for "Texas Shark Fishing". You'll find a link to a great Web site forum that has tons of info on the subject. They'll point you in the right direction. In my case I use a bait cast style reel because of it's large drag washer area. Sharks will test the drag on any reel. ...
by Ebug
14 May 2018, 14:44
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Prepping for a trip with my boat. Anyone have a checklist?
Replies: 14
Views: 1466

Prepping for a trip with my boat. Anyone have a checklis

Take a look at every single fastener on your boat and trailer. Make sure you have a tool to r&r each of them. Take a big hammer and wooden block with you in case you need to "adjust" anything on the side of the road. Test run changing a tire on your trailer with only what you are taking with you. I ...
by Ebug
19 Apr 2018, 07:57
Forum: Motors
Topic: Put together a Briggs/Evinrude outboard, have some questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Put together a Briggs/Evinrude outboard, have some quest

My two pesos....filter for your comfort level. Remove pump impellor as stated above. It consumes hp. Remove govenor from your engine. You will get extra rpm. If propped right you will not overev the motor. Call PowerTec props and get you the right prop for this application. What ever they recommend ...
by Ebug
01 Apr 2018, 14:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How do I calculate thrust?
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

How do I calculate thrust?

If you go with an airmover you could easily plumb in a fuel system and run it with an afterburner.Image

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by Ebug
02 Mar 2018, 09:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Custom aluminum hatches?
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Custom aluminum hatches?

I gotta second fishonfabrications. Custom built a large hatch for my front deck. Like 18"x32". It fit perfect. The fab quality was first rate. Flat flange, cosistent door to flange gap, and well thought out supports underneath. The hardware he offers is top shelf and prefitted to your hatch. No monk...
by Ebug
22 Jan 2018, 23:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Coosa board transom 1 sheet or 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2926

Coosa board transom 1 sheet or 2

I recently purchased a 1/3 sheet of 1-1/2 Coosa Bluewater 26 for my scooter project. I asked the sales guy the same question about two 3/4 or one 1-1/2. He said personally he would go with the 3/4 sheets bonded together with epoxy. I ended up getting the 1-1/2 simply because I needed the extra thick...
by Ebug
11 Jan 2018, 20:02
Forum: Motors
Topic: New To Me Motor. Get More HP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

New To Me Motor. Get More HP?

I normally start my research into questions like this by going to an online parts supplier and start comparing part numbers between the engine I have and the next hp size up. When I did that for my Johnson 40HP I found that all that is needed to make my engine meet the 50HP mark is to change the ree...
by Ebug
10 Jan 2018, 18:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Angle Grinder Strip Disc?
Replies: 22
Views: 2037

Angle Grinder Strip Disc?

Should you find yourself burning to strip the whole boat....I cannot recommend enough to investigate low pressure media blasting.

I saw an outfit on CL just the other day that comes to your location and claims no mess when they leave.

Rob

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by Ebug
04 Jan 2018, 16:32
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Where to put my Console.
Replies: 14
Views: 6391

Where to put my Console.

Nice rig. Thats a lot a lotta motor....and I like it. Before I put the money/time in moving that console I think I would put a set of manual trim tabs on there. They can be had for <$150 all over the internet. I've converted my side console Tracker to center console and it is a fair amount of money ...
by Ebug
21 Dec 2017, 13:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting problem..Johnny and anyone else, too, please.
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Painting problem..Johnny and anyone else, too, please.

Rich, I highly recommend pressure washing that hull with the highest pressure you can find, borrow, or rent. If you can find a "steam gennie" even better. I have actually stripped several cars in my youth with one of those after finding they had "Earl Scheib" paint jobs. Find the weakness now while ...