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Donor FC 14 May 2020 02:25 #104457

Oldlure, what you're seeing is the forward hatch, into the bow. We created an area where a 6.5 gallon fuel tank is located, and above that is a shelf where the anchor, dock lines, and other stuff is stored. The two louvers are for potential fumes from the tank, and the three doo-hickeys at the bottom are latches.

We've trialed the boat two times. The first was just checking for any leaks and making sure everything functioned correctly. The second time was to wring it's neck and see how it runs and handles. The motor has been modified, and is supposed to be making about 45 hp. It runs like a bat out of hell. It also handles surprisingly well. That might be largely due to the forward steering and the fuel tank location, and things like the lithium ion battery to reduce weight at the stern.

Rob, the davits are still a work in progress. We elected to do them in 2" OD aluminum pipe, rather than thinwall 3" stainless. The aluminum is in Missouri right now, being polished, before we assemble and mount it all. We'll have to haul out for that.

Thanks for all the nice comments. It's definitely been a learning experience, but the result makes it worth all the trouble. Now that I know what NOT to do, it's time to do another one.
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Donor FC 14 May 2020 01:26 #104456

Beautiful, Richard. Did you figure out the davit system for it on the big boat ?
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Donor FC 14 May 2020 01:12 #104455

Nicely done, and looks to be a worry free ride. B)
Mid 50's to early 60's classic Mercury outboard restorations
1958 Hawk II, 1959 Mark 78A Super Marathon Six
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Donor FC 13 May 2020 22:30 #104454

Wow, that is a jaw dropping boat! Well done! So many neat custom touches. It's weird to see one painted, dont get me wrong, it looks fantastic but you dont see many of them painted. Well, at least not in a professional way like this one. You should be very proud of this rig!
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Donor FC 13 May 2020 17:39 #104452

In-friggin-credible!!! Congratulations on an exceptionally well done resto-mod job. That is one of, if not THE, most impressive FCs I believe I've ever seen!!
Btw, by any chance would you be interested in adopting me?
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Donor FC 13 May 2020 14:06 #104451

Looks like first class work. Nice job. Classy.


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56/7 Vagabond 1, 57Clipper
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Donor FC 13 May 2020 14:03 #104450

Very impressive! Nice work!
Has it had its sea trials yet. Lets see pictures in the water.

Are these speakers or vents and are the lower three things latches or outlets?

Mike
1950 Skipper on Holsclaw Boat Roadster trailer
1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
1956 Alumacraft FD

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Donor FC 13 May 2020 13:01 #104447

Wow!
1952 Deluxe Runabout 1956 Johnson 30hp 1959 Deluxe Clipper 1973 Merc 500 50hp

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Donor FC 13 May 2020 03:44 #104441

And the last of them....

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Donor FC 13 May 2020 03:42 #104440

And some more.....

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