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by DaleH
13 Sep 2019, 12:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Re: Hydrofoil

Some ‘facts’... - A hydrofoil is a great low co$t option for smaller (up to 16’ hulls) hulls, especially tins. I just bought a few for $21 each, delivered. Properly installed with the OB at the correct mounting height, they add ZERO drag, as the foil is at or above the surface of the water while on ...
by DaleH
12 Sep 2019, 11:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS
Replies: 24
Views: 4789

Re: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS

I’ll have him send me a photo of his capacity plate ...
by DaleH
12 Sep 2019, 11:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS
Replies: 24
Views: 4789

Re: STARCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS

jester49 wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 07:33
This is the boat any idea what year it Is?Image

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A good friend has one just like it, his is a 1976 ‘Holiday 15’ model.
by DaleH
12 Sep 2019, 10:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Welding aluminum without a welder

I had tried such rods years ago, with both propane and the hotter MAPP gas and the results were an abysmal failure and complete wa$te of good money.

‘Snake oil’ salesmen those YouTube videos are!
by DaleH
11 Sep 2019, 13:57
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Decking thats not wood
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Decking thats not wood

FRP floor with marine vinyl on it will last the life of the boat ...
by DaleH
10 Sep 2019, 11:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Decking thats not wood
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Decking thats not wood

Honeycombed foam-filled FRP Divinycell is what my offshore boat is decked in and it is unreal; stronger than plywood at 1/3rd to almost 1/4qtr the weight ... but it is expen$ive. Some just use FRP panels from big-box home stores, where you'll need a good rib structure, like you would for a tin floor...
by DaleH
10 Sep 2019, 07:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Re: Hydrofoil

I love foils on fast tin boats! Check out the SE Sport 200 model, as what’s what I put on my Yam40. In testing, the SE Sport model had best performance & least drag. Be aware your motor should already be mounted at the right height, sounds like your’s could go up an inch. And no, it won’t inhibit co...
by DaleH
05 Sep 2019, 20:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where purchase the transom-floor brace? For jon boat
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Where purchase the transom-floor brace? For jon boat

I would try to have it be rewelded. If it is cast and it may be, then I would bolt on 2 L-shaped brackets on either side of the knee where the break is. Insulate the stainless steel from the aluminum using nylon washers. All the force would be to 'push them back together', so you will be OK. If not ...
by DaleH
05 Sep 2019, 16:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where purchase the transom-floor brace? For jon boat
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Where purchase the transom-floor brace? For jon boat

You mean a ‘knee’ or some aluminum piece fastened to a rib to affix a floor to? May need a picture to help clarify ...
by DaleH
01 Sep 2019, 18:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Exterior transom wood
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Exterior transom wood

No silicone actually attacks tin (the curing agent). Any tin ‘trapped’ needs to be primed & painted. If you can’t goop the pieces w/ LifeCaulk by BoatLife or 5200 by 3M Company, I’d pit nylon washers between tin & transom board so water can drain out ... don’t worry where motor is affixed.
by DaleH
31 Aug 2019, 20:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Exterior transom wood
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Exterior transom wood

I too wouldn’t add wood, doubt it needs it for that horsepower, but whatever you add, seal it well or it will corrode between the tin skin and whatever you add. Also insulate any stainless fastener from the tin.
by DaleH
29 Aug 2019, 08:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: Best repowering for old boat?
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Best repowering for old boat?

I live in California. I have been looking at the evinrude. It is the only California legal 2 stroke. The Evinrude is also the ONLY OB motor to meet the tougher new EU emissions laws, where 4-strokes will have to add catalytic converters to hopefully achieve the rating the ‘Rude meets now. Don’t con...
by DaleH
28 Aug 2019, 22:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: Best repowering for old boat?
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Best repowering for old boat?

The new Evinrude 3-cylinder 115hp HO G2 direct injection 2-stroke OB will be the lightest, most fuel efficient and cleanest running OB you could ever put on a boat, for today's technology motors. Plus it has a torque curve beyond belief. I myself plan to get the 150hp model next year. Lighter in wei...
by DaleH
28 Aug 2019, 12:23
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 14' Mirrocraft Deep Fisherman rehab
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: 14' Mirrocraft Deep Fisherman rehab

I've had excellent results using West Marine G Flex 65. The correct name is G-Flex 650 , it is a flexible epoxy, $20-$22 for the kit, and can usually be bought locally too. But LifeCaulk by BoatLife would also be an advisable fix; it is a polyurethane adhesive like 3M 5200, but is less expensive le...
by DaleH
26 Aug 2019, 14:03
Forum: Motors
Topic: Gunk in lower unit
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Gunk in lower unit

I’d guess as congealed exhaust residue (oil & combustion by-products) ... don’t over-think it ...