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by Wantry
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Twin jet outboards
Replies: 4
Views: 3631

Re: Twin jet outboards

Given the power-robbing nature of jet pump outboards (a necessary evil and a lot of the time a worthwhile tradeoff for the shallow water capability) -- I would think a big single would be easier to build, outperform, cheaper, and simpler to rig and maintain. I also would have a think about running p...
by Wantry
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Any Yamaha rigging knowledge here?
Replies: 2
Views: 1803

Re: Any Yamaha rigging knowledge here?

Thank you! I believe that diagram is for a T8. Mine is an F6 which is the more compact design. It shares part numbers and displacement with the F4, not the 8 and 9.9; and it lacks a grab handle (part #1 in the diagram) to attach the steering hook to. The rigging guide is short on detail about which ...
by Wantry
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Any Yamaha rigging knowledge here?
Replies: 2
Views: 1803

Any Yamaha rigging knowledge here?

Hi gang. I hope everyone's keeping their heads down and staying safe in these weird times... all y'all in the Seattle area, and everywhere else. Just before this corona crap hit the fan, I repowered my old 18' tin can with a 2020 Yamaha f70 (remote) and 2020 Yamaha f6 (tiller). My intent is to conne...
by Wantry
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Newbie introduction
Replies: 26
Views: 9573

Re: Newbie introduction

Kevin, out of curiosity, what do you mean by "military grade..." is that a reflection on durability? or something else? Anyway, I think that pram bows/squared bows fit the niche of duck boats. It's easier to embark/disembark with the boat aground, easier for the dogs to take a line and jum...
by Wantry
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Small trailer re do
Replies: 7
Views: 5318

Re: Small trailer re do

Different application. But ... The best of the snowmobile trailer manufacturers, whose products spend their road time in environments consisting of heavy, liquefied, and often sticky salt with lots of freeze/thaw cycles use a nonreactive, thin strip of UMHW or equivalent in between the axle and fram...
by Wantry
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Welcome New Members
Topic: New guy here.
Replies: 12
Views: 7300

Re: New guy here.

Welcome. I suspect from your handle that you and I share a home water, and do a lot of similar things with our boats. I haven't run a TJet, but I can tell you that when USDA was doing the cormorant hazing program on Oneida in 2003-09 or so, they stove in the bow of a Lund Alaskan in less than two ye...
by Wantry
Tue May 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 17
Views: 7881

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

Interesting. Thank you! Do you have more specs/capacities that you can share on here or by DM? Or maybe make this its own post if you like. Thx.
by Wantry
Thu May 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Specmar 16' ORCA build
Replies: 17
Views: 7881

Re: Specmar 16' ORCA build

Alumio tell us more about this one please ...
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Looks interesting ... who is the intended market?
by Wantry
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Sittin' on the Dock
Topic: Flashlights.
Replies: 3
Views: 4046

Re: Flashlights.

8-10 years experience with Streamlight and over time they have replaced almost all my other lights. Bright, great form factor, not cheap but they last forever. I have their Polytacs stashed all over the place so that I have one within ready reach at all times; TLRs on some varmint control devices; a...
by Wantry
Fri May 06, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Winninghoff boat for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 9626

Re: Winninghoff boat for sale

Jeffrey,

You've got mail. I received your images and information just fine, and sent you a reply e-mail with some questions. Thank you for taking the time.

-- Matt Snyder
Cicero, NY
by Wantry
Thu May 05, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Aluminum Boats For Sale
Topic: Winninghoff boat for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 9626

Re: Winninghoff boat for sale

Plate head can you please send photos and location information to snyder.matthew.r@gmail.com ... thank you!
by Wantry
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum Type and Flotation Question
Replies: 11
Views: 5043

Re: Aluminum Type and Flotation Question

What Fisherman said, about trolling config and wind-break forward on a DC boat. Even some kind of canvas curtain or dodger will go a long way. I agree that motor "looks" like the powerhead sits low to the water. I've had waves break right over the cowl going slow or beaching in a big follo...
by Wantry
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Aluminum Type and Flotation Question
Replies: 11
Views: 5043

Re: Aluminum Type and Flotation Question

Thanks! Very helpful post. Lotta good info. Those welds look just like the other Stanleys I've been aboard. Not beauteous, but functional. I don't know everything to answer your questions (or anything else) but i have a few ideas. Correct motor height is from relationship of the cavitation plate to ...
by Wantry
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Demoing Boat, Looking For Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 3843

Re: Demoing Boat, Looking For Feedback

VH: I've been onboard or around a few different Stanley boats (in recreational and commercial service) and I'm pretty impressed. I don't know what they put under the floors but they are solid and quiet. Overall the boats appear solidly built to withstand abuse. I'm thinking of buying one, eventually...
by Wantry
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

Re: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions

Henleys cost more, but not as much more as I woulda thought before I started exploring. My interest lies more with boats in the 20' class and the bare bones basic 20' Henley is around $30K canadian before power. †he equivalent Lund (2000 Alaskan DC) is pushing $22K Canadian these days, closer to $17...
by Wantry
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

Re: Henley 17' & 18' hulls - opinions

I have never been aboard one, but I've taken a look at some of them tied up at marinas and watched a few of them trade back and forth netting salmon in some of the places we duck hunt. The fishermen in their 18' Henley look like they are experiencing drier and more comfortable conditions than the du...
by Wantry
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Duck boat plans
Replies: 6
Views: 5471

Re: Duck boat plans

The crowd over at www.duckboats.net have a few people who have experience doing exactly what you describe for exactly that kind of boat, modifying plans (mostly Devlin's various sizes of duck boat) to work in aluminum.
by Wantry
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Alloy Shop Talk
Topic: Robotics not all that far away!
Replies: 16
Views: 6844

Re: Robotics not all that far away!

(Big tin) apples to (little baby tin foil) oranges... but i wonder what robotics' effect to date has been on the big mass produced boat builders? Lunds and Starcrafts aren't getting any cheaper, but they sure do have the distribution channels and marketing to sell a whole lot more of them, if the pr...
by Wantry
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 5837

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

I went and looked at one of these a couple weeks ago. This is the Stanley Predator 18. 3/16" plate, spec weight 1200 lb., looks (to my untrained eye) to be about a 6* deadrise. It looks interesting but underpowered at max HP rating of 75. The 20 calls for up to a 90, which is also underpowered ...
by Wantry
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 5837

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

Understood, and I think I need a 20' boat anyway to carry all the crap I want to carry. The 18 Specmar has enough "dance floor" but I don't imagine I could get one of those built right in this day and age of gummint intrusion. If I wanted an 18 tin boat with foam in it i would go buy anoth...
by Wantry
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 5837

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

The hull on that 18 looks configured about like what i have in mind. The cockpit has too much lockers, benches, and other level-flotation compromises. I am hoping to find room for two, 8' gun/rod lockers (or one big one); pedestals (or perched on the side locker) seating for four; and at least a 9' ...
by Wantry
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 5837

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

In general terms -- as far as i can tell from the drawings and descriptions -- my sweet spots for hull weight, cargo capacity, deadrise and power requirements fall somewhere between these two hulls: http://www.specmar.com/media/2087/21-ft-outback-pdf-website.pdf http://www.specmar.com/media/1933/18-...
by Wantry
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 5837

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

18 and 20 Alaskans... which we use for all of the above, as well as fishing and camping. I will need to replace my 18 at some point in the next few years... It's still a sturdy craft but it won't take too many years of ice breaking and rock pounding, so it'll be time to move it on to someone that do...
by Wantry
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 5837

Re: Small, shallow-draft l/c?

The couple of PACs I've been on are overkill for my application. Granted they are really nice, but that's not really the hull config I'm after, after all. If all I did with it was fish, it would be! Local office of USDA Wildlife Services had a ThunderJet that worked real nice for the waters around h...
by Wantry
Fri Oct 03, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Alloy Boat Forum
Topic: Small, shallow-draft l/c?
Replies: 18
Views: 5837

Small, shallow-draft l/c?

What are the collective thoughts of the forum on the merits, drawbacks, and leading builders of the small (20' class, 115hp o/b propulsion) landing crafts and similar open skiffs, like the Stanley Predator/Pulsecraft series, Metalcraft bullnose series, etc.? Who else is making them in the NE US? As ...