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Maiden Voyage.

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 15:20
by ProduceMan
Today is it =D> . Going to a local lake to give her the first run. Not real sure if I can get deep enough to launch with such a short tongue :roll: . Guess I"ll find out. Taking the GPS. I"ll post the results later today. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Maiden Voyage.

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 22:21
by TexasLoneStar56
So what's the boat? Pics please!

(Wish we could send you guys some of the rain we've had for about 6 months. [-o<)

I'll be watching and waiting for your update on her maiden voyage! :popcorn:

M
Tyler, Texas

Maiden Voyage.

Posted: 22 Jun 2015, 23:11
by ProduceMan
Well good news, it floats and doesn't leak. I am way under propped. Thought going to a 4 blade that you are supposed to drop down a degree in pitch - WRONG! It would start out fine up to 4.5kts then go thru some venting, I'd bring up the revs and would eventually bite but could only get 11kts at high rpm with two 180lb humans onboard. Tried all the trim pin holes, ran the best in the middle of 6 holes. Definitely need to go to an 8 or 9 degree wheel. I'm also going to have to extend the trailer tongue, the Explorer's exhaust was bubbling and the ramp had a moderate incline. I have to go the telescopic route as my driveway is steep and a permanent extension will not work. If I was launching in freshwater all the time I wouldn't bother. This baby is gonna be 90% salt. It's a 1973 Hewescraft, 14', 5' b eam. Lots more work to be done. This was just a quick "see how it behaves run". Stay tuned...

Maiden Voyage.

Posted: 23 Jun 2015, 10:23
by JMichael
Is that the same motor in both pics? What size is your motor.

Maiden Voyage.

Posted: 23 Jun 2015, 19:25
by TexasLoneStar56
Oh Wow! Cool old boat! =D> =D> =D>

Maiden Voyage.

Posted: 23 Jun 2015, 20:52
by ProduceMan
JMichael wrote:Is that the same motor in both pics? What size is your motor.
Same motor 15hp Tohatsu M15B2 mid 80's.