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 Posted: Fri Aug 20th, 2021 10:09 pm
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Howzit Guys,
So today I yanked off the 75HP and installed the Johnson
the yammy was also mounted as low as it can go and the cavitation plate is below the bottom edge of the transom
should I mount the outboard a little higher? which would mean drilling new holes in the transom as the original fitment was at  the bottom of the slot.
Thanx in advance

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 Posted: Fri Aug 20th, 2021 10:10 pm
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I'm very tempted to pick this up one or two holes on the bracket.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 08:06 am
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On my Suzukis, the distance apart from hole to hole is 17.5mm, so if your Johnson is similar, then one hole up should be fine. Mount it without drilling any new holes if possible and do a dam test to check to see if you get any aeration at the prop.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 10:24 am
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Howzit, I had to drill new holes the previous owner was an idiot by drilling the holes in the slots to the lowest point and allowed no adjustment.
I have measured now after raising 2 holes and I'm now 5mm above the back of the transom
have sealed up the old holes with a pratley putty forced down the hole then fibreglass filler to seal that in.
I now need to paint and will never get the correct colour matched on a 30 year old boat.
but then again I have to patch some nicks in the keel as well. so it is what it is I suppose.
it is an old boat but I've been looking for a cabin boat for years and can find none for the price I was willing to pay. this one has a valid bouyancy which most in the sub 25k dont. also has a very nice galvinised trailer with poly bunks and rollers.
Although the rims were rusted to sh1t and the wheel studs all broke off.

I now need to sell the duck as parking is an issue and the wife is moaning.
One can never have enough boats ;)
this boat must be in the water end of October so time is running out.

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 10:49 am
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Cool... Hope you drilled in one of the center holes so you can drop one hole if necessary. I personally prefer to have the top of the cavitation plate slightly below transom bottom.

This cabin boat thing... When it bites, it bites hard. I've spent the last 18 months rebuilding a Moonraker. But I've done it perfectly... Just about everything is either new or fully revamped. Before I had it, one of the "professional" shops had worked on her to make her "seaworthy"... Holy crap!!! They did some sub standard work :shock:

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 Posted: Sun Aug 22nd, 2021 06:33 pm
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Howzit,

Yes I drilled the holes by hanging the motor on the lowest setting then drilled the new holes in the top of the slots, this way I can drop down the the lowest setting and raise it quite high.

as for the cabin boat, I have always love the shape of these, esp the intercepters but they are like chicken teeth.
Yes this one needs tons of work, but she has good bones so to say.

But the price was right, the trailer is great most of the time the trailers are falling to bits.

I need to patch a few holes in the roof of the cabin as it was fitted with lights that were removed. and will eventually respray the boat.
I will rather mount work lights to the stainless bar that runs over the windscreen.

right now I have ripped out all the wiring as it was all twinflex crap with insulation tape at every join, in some places there are 3 joins going to the battery.

also need to recover the seats as they are worse for wear and replace the wooden panels behind the steering and cubby on the other side.
this boat is gonna cost me a fortune to get 100% but Its a work in progress, but the basics are right.
where can I get new wooden grab rails made? mine are not broken yet but have split in places, otherwise can will find some  Meranti.
I'm still in two minds wether to sell my duck as it is really a great boat, but the twin motors kill me on fuel and I'm having issues with the pontoons pulling away from the hull, I need to get more stapol glue and bond these again. 2nd time in 3 years.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 23rd, 2021 06:30 am
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I replaced all the wood on my little project with Sapele... Meranti is fine as long as you get one of the dark red species. In the old days, you could specify dark red when buying. Nowdays, you get a mixed bag from whatever the merchant has... Most of it is utter crap. I'm not a big Meranti fan, not least of all because of the environmental track record of the Malaysians. Otherwise, look for Iroko, Philippine Mahogany or even our local Kiaat... Kiaat is very durable, stable and not particularly heavy.

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