Little skiff

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screwit
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Joined: 09 Apr 2010, 21:29
Location: Stratford vic

Re: Little skiff

Postby screwit » 07 Jan 2018, 21:49

Today I shortened the prop shaft by 50mm and reinstalled it and washed the bottom of the boat out with the pressure washer.
The eng has been done and only need to get a new gasket for the rocker cover and install it and the motor can go back in .
I have release the keel back to where it was almost before I pulled it up in two spots, in front and behind the shaft log so it will be starting from scratch with so many changes .

Wildwoody1
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Joined: 24 Dec 2013, 18:47

Re: Little skiff

Postby Wildwoody1 » 08 Jan 2018, 11:20

The bottom should be flat along the planing area from the centre of balance to the end of the cav plate.If this is used as a start point you are then able to adjust the ride to some degree. If the bottom has a hook built in it will always be difficult to stop from leaping at differing speeds.
Some builders liked a wild hull as they thought they were faster , however speed gained on the leap is lost on the entry back into the water. A wild ride can feel good though, Small Record breaking Skiffs such as "Lightning" and "Screamin Eagle" road high but kept a flattish angle of attack on the water.
You should feel the prop push forward as you increase speed , not feel it pushing the hull upwards.
Wildwoody1

screwit
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Re: Little skiff

Postby screwit » 10 Jan 2018, 07:25

The eng is now bolted in and ready to go , I just have to finish the external breather and fill it with oil.
Have cut a rebate in the top side of the keel out side of the transom , this will allow the flex needed in the solid run through keel to ajust the cavplate .

screwit
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Location: Stratford vic

Re: Little skiff

Postby screwit » 08 Nov 2019, 20:09

Back adjusting the keel just in front of the shaft log .
Have pulled it up until it was to tight for the threds and found the keel hard up under the sump ..Unbolted the engine mounts and then the keel wound up until it was almost strait .
This moved the shaft position at the flange about 4mm , then the eng will need to be lifted about 6mm front and rear to line it up.
It will be ready for a test run with the webers next week if the weather is ok .
Looks good from under neath along the keel now .


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