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    No, it's not sinking

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    13',200 pounds,1/4" meranti,stringers on bottom,no frames,403 filets wo tape on side/bottom seams,50 mph with 40 merc.Panther trim,built her in 60 hours

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    I have heard you say you build with no tape on other threads... I guess seeing is believing. You are a brave man indeed.

    Neet boat, looks like lots of fun.

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    Mike, it has more to do with being stubborn and cocky than being brave. Gibe, thanks, now I know what to do with all those pesky seabirds that suicide in front of my little boat.Heh heh.

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    They taste overwhelmingly like cod liver oil.

    GIB

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    sweet lines ....beautiful boat .....

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    Cool boat! I love the extreme tumble home/barrel back style. Is the boat next to it on the trailer a sistership?

    Seeing your build reminded me of my time in the Sea Scouts. Some one donated a small plywood hydroplane, different form your build but very similar in that it went really really fast and there wasn't much to her. A fellow scout decided to take the hydroplane out for a spin, against the direction of our Scout leader, using a loaned 15 hp Mercury. Our 15 hp Johnson met an early demise by being over revved until a window appeared in the block. Anyway, he zoomed out of the marina at a good clip, around the breakwater into San Francisco Bay. A small chop met the little hydroplane and it started to porpoise, shimmy, and chine walk...all at the same time. The violent motion of the boat separated the tiller from my friend's hand and the motor went hard over due the prop rotation, burying the side of the little hydroplane, and the engine then flipped itself right off the transom into the water. I was watching this take place from the breakwater, and my cohort grabbed the fuel line and tried to pull the engine up out of the water...until fuel line failed and he fell backwards onto his posterior. The motor was a goner. He forgot to bring a paddle, so I rowed out in a dingy and towed him back in...it wasn't fun explaining to our scoutmaster how we lost the outboard!

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    NICE!

    Just wondering Wiz, how many boats do you own? By my count its somewhere around eleventeen??

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    You are a bad, bad man Bruce.

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    I built Wizbang a few weeks before joining the forum. Mashed her up and built bingo, then sold my aristo craft.
    I have my 34'er and 2 hard dingys in the Caribbean, at home is Wonderland and bingo. Oh and the toy boat with fake motors..

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Bruce,

    can you tell me more about aristo craft ? length, motor hp, max speed, did you build it?
    I was paying attention to Wizbang, Wonderland and Bingo that totally missed aristo craft, and that is one cool looking boat!

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    I bought the Aristo Craft Torpedo 14 brand new in 2000 , when I was flush.It went 48 mph with the stock 40 merc. I ran that SOB 12,000 miles over puget sound. Used to go to Olympia for a donut and Poulsbo for coffee. Middle of winter on calm days the water is much flatter than spring or summer , she would cruise on her tail @44 mph steer with one finger on the helm. Her name was "Hyde", as my friends though of me as a mcmullifen type who loathed motors. I was cooped up in a small studio working on artwork and making big bux at the time, so the aristo craft was an escape machine I could go far away in a short time .whip down to bubbas on case inlet for a burger,zip over to quartermaster to smoke a joint. Once I built Wizbang I never used her again except to take her to shows.

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    went to see some aristo videos on youtube.
    Wizbang and Bingo are most likely much lighter and can go faster with less HP motor. They are same length as aristo, but no frames. wander why you like them better than aristo. I would prefer Bingo over Aristo because of more freeboard/higher transom (?) ......

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    Yes, bingo has a reverse sheet so one sits down "in" her. Also the higher transom allows for a long shaft, which keeps the engine drier, but Bingo is crazy light and lands with a hard jolt. Truth is, most folks never wanted to come out with me twice ha ha, so I just went to the one seater. I did not even launch her last year, so busy with Wonderland.

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    I like the Wonderland "feel" of larger boat, because of extra weight you have added to the keel -

    I have been looking for a fast motorboat design, and I have found one that I would like to build. The design calls for plywood on frames, 13' long, little over 4' wide, an old style hydroplane.....so I am looking at Wizbang and the changes that you have made to Bingo - based on what you have learned while running Wizbang around the South Sound
    Thanks Bruce
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    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...ASH&highlight=
    Remember about 6 or 7n years ago I crashed Wizbang.
    A friend wants her, so after sitting out for most of the time, I am gonna fix her up.I brought her indoors last year, so she is dry.


    This is the hole that almost tore me a HUGE new butthole.
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    The epoxy coating is fried. She is aqua tek meranti. If I had abused occume like this ,she'd be toast.The meranti is amazing.

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    Remind me, or point to a thread, what did you hit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Remind me, or point to a thread, what did you hit?
    IIRC - he was swerving to avoid the blandishments of a trio of mermaids... and ran hard into the dorsal armour of a sea-serpent. But that might just be the story he tells after a certain number of mai-tai's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Remind me, or point to a thread, what did you hit?
    The crash thread is in blue at the top of #20 Ron.
    I was taking technical photos over the transom..spaced out how close I was . Boat clipped a rock,flipped it and landed nose up on the railroad rip rap neat Steilacoom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    Remind me, or point to a thread, what did you hit?

    He was takin a picture of her arse end and she flipped out.

    Jeff

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    piece o cake

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    I thought of you the other day when I was shaping a paddle blade and kissed my knee with the wood eraser.

    Thank goodness I was finishing and so had 120 grit on! I have regained my confidence, though, and am back on 36 for most work. Ahem.

    I almost posted a picture, but didnít. Itís a righteous scab. Haha.

    Peace,
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    Good to see you back Rob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Good to see you back Rob.
    Thanks.

    Itís weird that I felt this place would help me feel less crazy. I needed to ground my head, man.

    I also layed up some fillets with no glass tape recently. Guess who was on my mind?

    Peace,
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    Did Wizbang's egg beater survive the bang, or will your friend be fitting a new one?

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    No, The wee Mercury is now a parts doner. It locked up.I found another for Bingo. The new Wizbang guy will have to find another. He is a Yamaha guy.



    Cetol, not the "light" flavor.. the full orange one! She needs a heavy coat of make up.
    I have a new Teleflex steering and new actuator for an old Panther PTT.
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    I am vastly cheered by the thought of her being brought back to life. I sure enjoyed our little cruise at PT. Maybe the new owner will bring her to the show? Or let you??
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    Bruce, that wood seems to be cleaning up just fine! So, that aqua tek meranti, im interested in it now. For a standard say, 18 ft fishing boat, what thickness would you recommend for the stitch and glue hull?

    Are you gonna toss a motot on it and give wizzy bang bang there some good sea trials when done?

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    Meranti is amazing. I don't worry for one sizzling hot second about any of my meranti boats-- both sailing and power. Bomber stuff.

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    Is it the meranti or the aqua tek brand. Would meranti by any other brand be just as good?

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