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bljones

Member Since 29 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 17 2017 03:26 AM
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In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

12 January 2017 - 02:12 AM

Practical and surprising.

 

I misunderestimated how much the tide had come up one day and took a shortcut that crosses some very shallow water. Ran my 11 Whaler w/25 hp Merc hard aground, at least as hard as you can in the sand/muck that makes up the creek bottom. Stopped the boat.

 

That ugly little thing went around me and I could see where the two hulls stirred up the bottom but the engine did not! It passed right next to me without touching bottom. I was in the deepest water available.

 

Look at how the engine is mounted. The prop shaft is about even with the bottoms of the hulls. Usually, the cavitation plate must be at least a little below the hull on a planing boat. That engine rides in the convergence of the wakes when on plane, with the prop shaft near the surface of the surrounding water but well inside the wake. That's usually only possible for race boats with surface-piercing props that don't do much of anything good at normal boating speeds.

That looks like a fantastic flats rig.  and i admire the size of the cooler.


In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

12 January 2017 - 02:10 AM

I found this one for the Society to review, Im not sure what it is but it qualifies - and the front appears to have fallen off.

It certainly didn't look pretty or efficient trying to motor into 25 knots of wind. 

 

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I admire that the v-berth has ample footroom.  and if you're gonna go weird, you might as well go the full Hunter S Thompson with a junk rig on all three masts.


 

I've been looking but haven't found any yet. Perhaps Maxx can help - I'm sure he'd remember them.


I found this one for the Society to review, Im not sure what it is but it qualifies - and the front appears to have fallen off.

It certainly didn't look pretty or efficient trying to motor into 25 knots of wind. 

 

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Would probably do O/K in Holland.

 

A bit harsh don't you think?

 

Then again...maybe not.

 

This is what happens when you leave your boat in the microwave 30 seconds too long.


In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

08 January 2017 - 03:38 PM

if you don't admire the audacity of the rig on this 8' boat, there's something wrong with you.Attached File  15894840_256893838072643_2000644356729745272_n.jpg   13.54KB   41 downloadsAttached File  15825794_256893844739309_824497130499910286_n.jpg   82.66KB   24 downloads


In Topic: Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

17 December 2016 - 05:42 PM

i believe that much hamper is no longer hamper, it now qualifies as the whole damn laundry room.


In Topic: Mocking Ads on Craigslist

13 December 2016 - 12:28 AM

Does it have Withworth fasteners?

 

On.*

 

 

*Do ton let dyslexia hold you bakc.

 

 

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