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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 26 May 2019 17:33 #95772

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As some of you know at AH I was struggling with my Tiny Tach, looks like I solved the problem. I added more wire for more wraps. But as VinTin knows I am coming for him :biggrin: just kidding Dan....
Dan, Jabe and all. I took your advice and went to a lower prop, 13 down to 11, holy cow what a difference! Thanks for the "prop 101crash course". At WOT My RPM's are at 5800 200 higher than normal operating range 5200-5600. I also raised the motor more. My cavitation plate is 3/8" higher than the bottom of the boat. I went up one more pin (3rd hole up, This is good Just for racing Dan) :goof:
with all this change I am 4-1/2 mph faster than when I left AH last week. Garim GPS today showed 34.5 MPH ! :biggrin:
Thanks again setting me and the Merc straight!
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 25 May 2019 00:03 #95740

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yes you are, reminds me of me at your age.......oh he!!........still going..........:arrr:
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 24 May 2019 23:58 #95739

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Ray you are right, "never finished" I am a tinkering son of a bitch. Lol! Excuse my language.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 24 May 2019 12:28 #95718

Dang, Marc's talking like his boat is "Finished", I didn't know you could ever finish one of these :hmm:
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 24 May 2019 11:42 #95717

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your enthusiasm carey's a long way........i know i have met yet another great featherhead friend.......cheers to down the road on more cruises........yes i will stay to the rear, to make sure you get there in one piece.......:tongue:
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 24 May 2019 11:30 #95716

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I just wanted to put a conclusion to my thread, I wont make this long and mushy as everyone knows how I feel about this boat and group already.

Dave introduced me to these boats two years ago when I was restoring a small wood boat, "13' Lyman". Dave and I shot the breeze for a couple hours the very first day we met. So, I thank you Dave for being addicted to vintage motors and making the hour drive down to my house to buy the motor that changed my life.
I went back to the beginning of this thread and started reading some of the posts. BBJ was one of the first people to post, and I think his post went something along the lines of .... Welcome aboard, great group of people here, and who knows you will probably end up meeting new friends and having a some beers together. Well isn't that the truth Rob!!! :biggrin:

With that said, I thank all of you for sharing your knowledge and friendship with me! As long as Life allows me to keep coming to these events, I will be there to ride and have fun because life is to short to sit around and not go out on the boat :heart:

Thanks everyone, have a great weekend and be safe.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 11 May 2019 00:23 #95358

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I have been holding off posting my conclusion post to my thread. Just getting the last fit and finishes done and ready for the big rendezvous next week.

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 22 Apr 2019 01:57 #94908

Looking Great!! I wish I was that far along.
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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 19 Apr 2019 22:21 #94860

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Thank you David, its been a lot of fun

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A Green-Horn restoration, 1958 Hawk II 19 Apr 2019 18:00 #94858

Your boat is beautiful! It's hard to believe you were a "green-horn."

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