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Offline yooper52

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Standard with reverse chines, test float etc
« on: November 11, 2015, 06:15:05 PM »
A slow build that started in spring of 2012. 21 foot standard with Devlin's reverse chine flats instead of auxiliary spray rails, giving essentially the same bottom cross section but maybe a little sturdier. It's just to a point where the hull is sealed in epoxy. Three coats of paint on exterior but needs a steady hand to straighten the lines between green and white. I am trying a seat arrangement of benches along both sides, just tacked plywood into position for now. Possible future small cuddy and windshield. Due to job loss by self and spouse this year as well as a collection of medical issues, I do not have appropriate power yet. I'm also a bit contrary, so it suits me to try it today with an old 6 hp evinrude from another boat. Definitely does not plane with 4 adults aboard. Floats properly, feels stable in gentle conditions. Probably "retiring" now from the working world, and after examination of life on a fixed income will figure out power, then start learning to fish. Not calling this a launch today. Just wanted to try it out. Test float.
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Offline MoPoxy

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Re: A test float
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2015, 08:48:20 PM »
In retirement, you may find that racing around at the speed of light is not necessary.

Putting around with a 6Hp may be just fine.

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Offline Polarkiwis

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Re: A test float
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 01:44:46 AM »
Well done. Looks sweet.

Offline EasternshoreBob

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Re: A test float
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 01:46:19 AM »
Looks great. Get it registered, Prime and paint the exposed epoxy, use the 6 and go fishing. A nice used outboard will show up some day.

Bob

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 02:00:35 AM »
Go man go. It floated you out and back safe. Did it's job.

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Offline yooper52

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Re: A test float
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2015, 01:00:03 PM »
Just in case there is no such thing as a test float, this happened yesterday. Don't want to DQ a launch on a technicality.
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Offline SmokinFletch

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Re: A test float
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 10:03:41 PM »
A fine looking skiff.
I'd roll with your 6hp
Congratulations.

Offline yooper52

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Re: A test float
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 05:18:24 PM »
The other day, me driving with the MinnKota and making internal combustion noises with my mouth, before the old Evinrude had snorted enough ether to run. It was chilly.

Offline adam_k

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Re: A test float
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 07:04:28 PM »
Hi Yooper, I like your boat, congratulations on your unofficial maiden voyage. 

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Re: A test float
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2015, 05:58:14 PM »
Congrats on a first float. It isn't how fast you go, it is in the fact that you do go! Float on!
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Offline bullet

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Re: A test float
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2015, 07:58:27 PM »
Nice boat! And ya you splashed it dude. That's a successful launch and maiden voyage in my world.

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Re: A test float
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2016, 01:26:23 PM »
Bet you were glad to get it in the water!  Hooray!!  Good Job!  I'm working on a Tolman Seabright and just installed a 30 hp Atomic 4, so I won't be breaking any speed records.


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Re: A test float
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2016, 10:30:39 PM »
Lookin' good shipmate , enjoy

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Re: A test float
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2016, 07:17:52 AM »
Where is your location.  I have an 80,s 30hp evinrude you can have, until something bigger comes alone.

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Re: A test float
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 04:15:44 PM »
I'm building in northern Indiana, intending to fish on Lake Superior.