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Offline brackish

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Bateau FS14 Epoxy composite stich and glue - COMPLETO
« on: July 24, 2016, 01:42:21 PM »
So the next time I have this extra motor sitting around and I don't know what to do with it if I happen to say "might as well build a boat", HIT ME IN THE HEAD WITH A 2 X 4.:)

the build is finished, launch is tomorrow.  Still not quite legal, it has taken two months to go through the process of getting the state to assign me an HIN and still don't have my registration number but they say I can go out with the reciept that shows it has been applied for.

 




Offline ChuckD

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Re: Bateau FS14 Epoxy composite stich and glue - COMPLETO
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 06:53:09 PM »
Would you settle for a pair of 2x2's?

Man, nice job!
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Re: Bateau FS14 Epoxy composite stich and glue - COMPLETO
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 09:34:24 PM »
Not your typical work boat, but it will do. Nice job!

Next time you could consider selling the motor. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Bateau FS14 Epoxy composite stich and glue - COMPLETO
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 10:51:05 PM »
Wow, nice work!

"next time I have this extra motor sitting around and I don't know what to do with it"

Is that what you are supposed to do with extra motors? I gotta build a bunch of boats.......

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Re: Bateau FS14 Epoxy composite stich and glue - COMPLETO
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 04:44:20 PM »
The "extra" motor was a Suzuki 9.9 four stroke electric start 20" shaft that came with my CP23.  It was woefully inappropriate for that task because of weight, shaft length and supplied prop.  I replaced it with a 6HP Nissan Sailpro and problems with the sailboat solved.  I had been looking to purchase a skiff to fish the bays and bayous on the gulf coast and to scallop in St. Joe's Bay.  The extra 9.9 would not be adequate for a planing fiberglass or aluminum skiff because of their weight.  However, the epoxy composite is about 60% lighter and will do fine with that motor.

First trial this morning had mixed results.  Boat did fine jumped up on plane got to speed and balance with just one person sitting on the rear deck was fine, and that was a concern.  However, test was very short because the motor started to overheat.  Back to the shop......

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Re: Bateau FS14 Epoxy composite stich and glue - COMPLETO
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 02:02:48 PM »
Full test this morning.  Boat did very well.  Ran it about five miles or so.  Very dry run, speed seemed OK, however I didn't bring anything to measure it.  Specs say with a 9.9 it should run 21-23 mph, which is OK for a boat that light.

While the cooling problem with the motor was solved, I ran into another problem.  If the motor idled for 3-4 minutes when I opened the throttle it would stall and seemed to be flooded on restart attempt.  Had to drain the bowl to get it to go.  It was actually doing that before I took it off the sailboat.  At that time I thought it was the normal jet problem with these small motors, now, since I thoroughly cleaned the carb, I think it might be a float/needle valve issue.  Got to get that fixed.

Next I go out with a tach and speedometer to see if a can handle a little more pitch and get some more speed.  Got a 9.25 x 7, maybe I can handle an 8.  Also considering converting it to a 15HP.  Displacement is there think it is just a matter of carb parts.

A couple in the water.


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