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donald branscom
03-02-2009, 06:47 PM
Just completed one of the final tasks to finish my boat and hopefully sail it this summer.
The caprail.
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/de027b0130.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

boatbear
03-04-2009, 05:34 AM
Hi Donald. Good to see some progress, mate. And spring is just around the corner. Keep us posted. This is an interesting project and I'm keen to hear about and see the results.

donald branscom
03-04-2009, 06:59 PM
Yeaaaaaaah... a reply!

I just keep trying to get something done every day.

Even if i don't get the sails in time i am still going to take it down for some motoring around tests.

Still have boat registration and trailer registration in front of me.


I am enjoying these last parts though. I was just looking back at the frame building photos . WOW. I can't believe i did all that. I must have been very boat diseased!! Hahaahaha

Ron Carter
03-04-2009, 07:05 PM
Was also wondering the other day about the outcome of the engine installation. Most interested in your thoughts after living with it a while.

donald branscom
03-04-2009, 07:12 PM
No qualms at all about the engine installation.

I have run it several times in the boat on the trailer.

A photo of the very beginning.
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/14480e30a4.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

I think Ron is building this boat. Right?

donald branscom
03-04-2009, 07:15 PM
About the engine installation.
I could have gone direct drive BUT it would have been located in the way in the cockpit AND if the prop pitch was off then i would be buying expensive props.

With my method all I would have to do is change a sprocket and lengthen the chain.

donald branscom
03-04-2009, 07:22 PM
Photo for those that may not have seen it before.
http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/11771d5a02.jpg (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

donald branscom
03-04-2009, 07:48 PM
I just mentioned boat registration. So if you are building a boat you have to religiously save EVERY reciept because when you go down to register the boat they will try to tax you. A lot.

You have to explain to them that you BUILT the boat which to them is VERY unusual.
Tell them you have all the reciepts proving that you have paid the taxes.
Then they will say " We need a copy of all those reciepts" BUT just offer to GIVE them all the reciepts because in California they will just send them To the state capitol and store them in a secure place.
If you have to ask for a supervisor.

boatbear
03-05-2009, 03:53 AM
I must have been very boat diseased!! Hahaahaha

A very serious illness it is, too. No laughing matter, young fella. You appear to have survived, though your bank balance may still be suffering.

donald branscom
03-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Bank balance?

I buy something for the boat IF there is something left over.

Now if the State of California would just give us our return I could help the economy AND my boat some more.

Then i could register the boat and trailer and the state would get some more money!

Canoeyawl
03-05-2009, 04:03 PM
So if you are building a boat you have to religiously save EVERY reciept because when you go down to register the boat they will try to tax you. A lot.

You have to explain to them that you BUILT the boat which to them is VERY unusual.
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Thanks for the photos Donald - Hopefully we will swap tacks in the Delta one of these days. I like the offset installation.

DMV - Homemade wooden boat ,
I signed a "statement of facts" that the materials (all of them) were left over from a homebuilding/remodel project. Which the taxes were paid on. But just in case I did bring a small cardboard box full of reciepts, they weren't interested!

donald branscom
03-05-2009, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the photos Donald - Hopefully we will swap tacks in the Delta one of these days. I like the offset installation.

DMV - Homemade wooden boat ,
I signed a "statement of facts" that the materials (all of them) were left over from a homebuilding/remodel project. Which the taxes were paid on. But just in case I did bring a small cardboard box full of reciepts, they weren't interested!

I guess they started to run out of storage space.

Bound to happen.

Ron Carter
03-05-2009, 09:52 PM
I guess my thoughts were more about the heat and noise associated with the installation rather than the mechanical performance. Just wondering out loud.

Torpedo
03-06-2009, 09:19 AM
Congrats,
I will be making a similar installation, but a direct shaft drive with a Hurth 50 gearbox.
You do not have reverse gear in your engine installation? or Im missing something?

I explain further my quest and doubts at the end on the thread below.
http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90743

donald branscom
03-07-2009, 09:01 PM
Thats correct-no reverse.

Not much heat, but as in any boat heat is always welcome especially down by your feet.

cybulski
03-09-2009, 12:17 AM
i was curious about what i would need to do, to title the boat i am building, sounds like it could be a real hastle

Clip
03-09-2009, 09:19 PM
Love what you've done, after looking at your previous post, I had decided to look at using something similiar to solve some of my probs. I orginally was going to use direct drive.

The result is as below - though plans aren't finished yet. The idea is get the motor higher to provide more air flow around it, and out of any water.
http://www.onlinephotographers.com/gallery/albums/album89/Whaler_full1.jpg

donald branscom
03-09-2009, 11:51 PM
I would put a drip pan under the engine and it should keep any drippings off of the gearbox and other components.
Make sure ther is a chain guard!

Don't make me tell you a real life true story what has already happened when there was no protection..

donald branscom
03-09-2009, 11:58 PM
i was curious about what i would need to do, to title the boat i am building, sounds like it could be a real hastle

Just save your reciepts.
Then take some photos of the boat.
Go to the DMV and tell them you want to register your boat that you built.

Know who designed the boat.
It may come in handy,
just be friendly because the DMV employee could be a sailor too.

Just awnswer the questions.

If the boat is over 10,000lbs DON't register it .Instead you could get it documented by the US Coast Guard so if you are in a foreign country you have some protection.