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Finally.... now that I have learned how to attach a jpg., .. this is my favourite photo of my new boat.. ooooh, I can't wait for spring!
01-02-2005, 07:57 PM
So, I understand you stretched the boat to 30'? Did you also increase the beam?
What is the power?
I left the beam alone, as I definitely wanted a trailerable boat. 8ft plus the gunwale is protected with a 2" white nylon rope (you can see it) on each side... so 8'4" overall. I also designed a retractable 300 lb lead ballast fin, as these boats are known to be very "tender", and also kite in the wind. This helps reduce both the tenderness and kiting effect.... very effective. I also made a lexan window in the bottom for underwater viewing. It has it's own well, or cubicle so an unexpected break would only flood the chamber about 10" at that particular location. I power the ICON with a 25hp xtra long shaft Honda that is mounted in a motor well with a tunnel all the way to the transom for propwash exit. Covered over... you can not see it nor hardly here it when running. A float switch that I made relays any possible malfunction of pump cooling problems to the instrument panel which activates a red warning light... thanks for your interest. Brent
My first homebuilt dory... the "Sea-Stalker" http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid152/pd92b07545af8b7bac9ad7d1b5dde6623/f5aeb5dc.jpg
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