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by screwit
01 Aug 2020, 20:28
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Invader
Replies: 119
Views: 39973

Re: Invader

Well today we had a test run with the new rudder. The angle l ground on the front edge of the rudder did stop the boat pulling hard to the left and now pulls to the right a little bit. So the front will need a little grinding on the opposite side to tune it to a nutral centre. This was a great outco...
by screwit
25 Jul 2020, 09:19
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Ronda
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Ronda

Looking fantastic Ray.
Are you going to tighten some Rove's before you get it wet and slow some leaks down Ray. ?
by screwit
14 Jun 2020, 12:40
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Invader
Replies: 119
Views: 39973

Re: Invader

Well it's time to get back to the boat . Have tested the orignal rudder that the boat ran with with all the farmers alterations and weld / bronzeing last time we had it in the water . The boat was very flighty at high speed and listing and pulling to the left . So now l have got the new rudder l mad...
by screwit
01 May 2020, 21:43
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 1962 Seacraft
Replies: 194
Views: 53304

Re: 1962 Seacraft

Good working conditions !
Well now you will need to do a road trip for timber.
by screwit
25 Mar 2020, 20:16
Forum: Main Room
Topic: RECREATION OF CLASSIC NZ HYDROPLANE
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: RECREATION OF CLASSIC NZ HYDROPLANE

What a great repodution.
Love to hear it on the water .
by screwit
16 Mar 2020, 16:55
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Invader
Replies: 119
Views: 39973

Re: Invader

Well lm back at the rudder after Boort. I have repaired the thread by drilling and tapping the end of the shaft a inserted a 14mm High tensile all thred and locktight That can be used for testing . Have made a new rudder useing a prop shaft and 8mm steel blade . Will get a new quadrent to use with i...
by screwit
08 Mar 2020, 19:02
Forum: Get Togethers and Events
Topic: Boort weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Boort weekend

Boort lake is a fantastic location but not on a long weekend. Lot of boats and some traveling the wrong direction. Was busy but still got out there and Done some laps . The slight chop was good for the skiff and the noise echoed and streamed up the main street .l had a blast untill the 5/8 thred on ...
by screwit
16 Feb 2020, 08:08
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Little skiff
Replies: 178
Views: 54579

Re: Little skiff

Test run yesterday with the 48 weber , went well then a quick prop change and out to test again. Eng still made 6000rpm speed unknown as I fogot to take the mobile with me . The prop had a small vibration but it didn't cavatate. Will have another look at the prop and do some more re-shapeing. and re...
by screwit
12 Feb 2020, 21:34
Forum: Restoration Help and Advice
Topic: Prop location!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3861

Re: Prop location!!!

Is the skeg the same shape as the original one Chris?
Some of the older ones swept back more than the new one's.
by screwit
09 Jan 2020, 19:46
Forum: Main Room
Topic: Re: Little skiff
Replies: 0
Views: 3323

Re: Little skiff

Today we headed out for a test run with a single 45 weber. It ran well with only a small hesitation just above 1500 rpm. This feed the eng with acheving 6000 rpm at top end with the 3 blade prop that l have calculated to be a 17 pitch. A justment of the cav settled the boat down and become quite noi...

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