Maiden Voyage.

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ProduceMan
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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:
1973 Hewescraft Big Fisherman 14
1980 Johnson 15
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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:

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1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

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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...
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1973 Hewescraft Big Fisherman 14
1980 Johnson 15
“I love being alive and will be the best man I possibly can. I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me.” Duane Allman

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Is that the same motor in both pics? What size is your motor.

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Oh Wow! Cool old boat! =D> =D> =D>
Treating others as we want to be treated makes for a happy life!

1956 Lone Star Clipper 16' powered by 1960 Mercury 400E "Miss Fifty-Six"
14' Ouachita Flat Bottom powered by 1971 Johnson 9.5 "Desert Storm"

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JMichael wrote:Is that the same motor in both pics? What size is your motor.
Same motor 15hp Tohatsu M15B2 mid 80's.
1973 Hewescraft Big Fisherman 14
1980 Johnson 15
“I love being alive and will be the best man I possibly can. I will seek knowledge from those wiser than me and try to teach those who wish to learn from me.” Duane Allman

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