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by handyandy
21 Feb 2020, 15:39
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Electric Beaver (airplane, that is)
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Electric Beaver (airplane, that is)

if you can get all the manufacturers on board to use the same batteries and make them easily changeable so that it could be done by the average person at a battery station is going to be really difficult. Not too mention how many batteries larger vehicles would need like semi trucks or pickups pulli...
by handyandy
21 Feb 2020, 14:24
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Looking for Weights of different Hulls
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Looking for Weights of different Hulls

you will be a little lighter going to a blazer 1742 .080 hull from an alweld 1752 .080, but you won't be loosing that much weight maybe 100lbs. You could attempt to lighten your current hull. If it has a full floor I'm willing to bet it has water logged foam under the floor. Pull the floor up get ri...
by handyandy
21 Feb 2020, 14:17
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: 98 johnson 50 hp spl any good
Replies: 7
Views: 184

98 johnson 50 hp spl any good

Thanks for the input guys , I was just asking for input on a 98 Johnson 50spl because I can pick one up for $1k that's in really nice shape and I've heard that you can really make them scream or that they rev out faster and lighter than a 3 cylinder Yamaha that I currently use ... My Yamaha started...
by handyandy
23 Jan 2020, 15:04
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Klamath resurrection.
Replies: 13
Views: 1034

Klamath resurrection.

I've found thinner rubber mat at the rural king farm and home store near me that is like 1/4" it's not light weight but a lot lighter than the thick 1/2 and 3/4.
by handyandy
23 Jan 2020, 14:20
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Electric Beaver (airplane, that is)
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Electric Beaver (airplane, that is)

hard to say if batteries for electric power will prevail or another on board device for producing electricity. Hydrogen fuel cells are another still in early infancy stages. Some drastic break through would have to come about for batteries to get the ranges and quick charges needed to overcome the m...
by handyandy
18 Nov 2019, 13:51
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Got to love Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Got to love Texas

I've had fish pick up baits and head towards me those are the ones I have to reel like made and ram her home to get the hook in.
by handyandy
11 Nov 2019, 10:48
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Impeller polishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1286

Impeller polishing

I'm usually not looking for gravel/sand but my main river when it gets really low late summer/early fall is when smallie fishing is best, and some riffles it's unavoidable to get through sucking up some. Like I said the polishing can help, I haven't bothered with spending the time to do it or spendi...
by handyandy
11 Nov 2019, 10:37
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Merc 80 Jet Enough for my 1860??
Replies: 19
Views: 2264

Merc 80 Jet Enough for my 1860??

An 1860 will be fine with a115/80 unless the boat is a pig weight wise, it won't scream, but it should plane out just fine. The funny thing a lot of people think the 2060 vs an 1860 will plan slower than the 1860 with the same engine, but you'd be surprised. The 2060 will draft less and actually pla...
by handyandy
11 Nov 2019, 09:40
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Etec 60HO
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Etec 60HO

I'd say 34-36mph depending on load and setup, sure some 60/40's are seeing this, but it will beat a 60/40 by far when your loaded down in terms of top speed and time to plane out.
by handyandy
18 Jun 2019, 14:19
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Kids today don't eat enough dirt...
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Kids today don't eat enough dirt...

pretty interesting, and neat.
by handyandy
10 Jun 2019, 15:55
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Etec 60HO
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Etec 60HO

where are you running it? If your running in SEMO and going on the ozark scenic river ways with the HP restrictions the 60ho with a pump is going to be your fastest motor. This is because it's actually the same displacement same three cylinder block as the 75/90hp etec. So it's sold as a 60hp with a...
by handyandy
10 Jun 2019, 15:47
Forum: Outboard Jets
Topic: Has anyone ran the 4S SS impeller in a 2S
Replies: 32
Views: 5496

Has anyone ran the 4S SS impeller in a 2S

nice hopefully it isn't too wore out. I still have my old wore out one that I welded on sitting on my work bench, haven't gotten around still to trying figure out a good way to turn it back down.
by handyandy
10 Jun 2019, 15:08
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Help deciding what to do with my set up.
Replies: 16
Views: 2892

Help deciding what to do with my set up.

So what did you end up doing, jets typically need to be trimmed all the way down (tucked in) to get on plane well. Then you can try and trim up some to increase top speed. Your original jack plate is setting it back too far, it can work with a jack plate, but if your staying with the jet just take i...
by handyandy
10 Jun 2019, 13:41
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Lowe Pathfinder or G3 CCJ
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Lowe Pathfinder or G3 CCJ

I'd like to see under the floor of both of them. I don't know if they have any supports welded to the floor that run from bow to stern. I think they both only have the stamped girders that go from side to side. I don't know if any manufacturer has bow to stern supports other than Edge Boats https:/...
by handyandy
10 Jun 2019, 13:31
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Boat size for 1992 50/35 Johnson
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

Boat size for 1992 50/35 Johnson

if your not beating up the bottom on your boat then you didn't need a jet, or your just not using your boat. My boat has it's fair share of dents just part of it if your using a jet boat for what it's intended.