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Got the transom board installed and mounted the prop. I'll post the picture of the completed wiring tonight.
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Anthoni, very nice refurbish work!
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Thanks man!
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Anthoni

Your boat is looking good. Have you used that motor with this hull already? It may just be an optical illusion, but in the photo, the motor looks huge, and out of proportion the hull size. Isn't the CG rating 6hp for this hull? I'm curious how it will sit, once it's on the water. What size motor is that?

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Yeah, I used it all last season. Its a tohatsu 4 stroke 15hp outboard. The uscg rating is 15hp. It works really well for the boat. I wouldn't say it sags or anything from the outboard. With me and the motor on the back it is tilted when not moving.
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Yeah, I used it all last season. Its a tohatsu 4 stroke 15hp outboard. The uscg rating is 15hp. It works really well for the boat. I wouldn't say it sags or anything from the outboard. With me and the motor on the back it is tilted when not moving.


Well that sounds like a good match then. If the hull is rated for 15 hp it makes me question if you actually have the MLB Broadbill or if you have it's bigger brother, the MLB Chuck Huff. What is the actual measurements lengthwise and beam at widest point. Also what is the cockpit size length and width? Those measurements would be key in differencing between the two hulls.

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Now that you mention it, it is a Chuck Huff. I always thought it was the name of the maker on my title for the boat. Hahaha.

The more you know. Lol
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Now that you mention it, it is a Chuck Huff. I always thought it was the name of the maker on my title for the boat. Hahaha.

The more you know. Lol


I suspected this from your first photos but didn't want to question you. I'll send you some info on the floor/hull oil canning issue. You may wish to address this while you are at it. Check your PM's in the near future, I'll try to get it sent later today or tomorrow.

Take care, Huntindave McCann Smile SHELL ROCK IA “As sailors grow older, the wiser ones move to smaller boats.” —Thomas Firth Jones, Multihull Voyaging
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Thanks, yeah I definitely noticed it oil cans at lower speeds. It seems to stiffen up a little more when you're on plane. I was considering putting some stringers in the back , or glass in some strips of wood the length of the boat.
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took her out for a shakedown/fly fishing trip in the bay. Ran like a top.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bXKkyhxZuzC1uMA58

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Anthoni Rossi: Jul 6, 2018, 1:48 PM
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Very nice indeed, I?m getting a ?new to me? Predator (chuck huff) ready for the upcoming season. How do you like your motor choice? I?m stuck between 2 and 4 stroke 15?s right now.......

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Dale Frost: Jul 30, 2018, 6:06 PM
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Steve,

Do you happen to know how much one of your motor boards weighs?
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Steve~


I just saw your question - so ran out to the shop. The motor board weighs just about 6 pounds.


All the best,


SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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Thanks, Steve. That's about what I expected (actually a little less) given how robust those motor mounts look.

Yesterday I tried a different, heavier, more-powerful outboard on my boat, and am wondering whether the motor mount should be beefed up.

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Steve O: Aug 6, 2018, 6:44 AM