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Thread: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

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    Default Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

    Any updates on this? Do you still feel that the e-Tech unit was worth the money?

    As I've mentioned, I'm itching to build something--even more now that Covid19 is going on. I think something like the CLC Northeaster Dory might be within my skills, and that it would lend itself to electric propulsion.

    Jeff C

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    Default Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    Any updates on this? Do you still feel that the e-Tech unit was worth the money?

    As I've mentioned, I'm itching to build something--even more now that Covid19 is going on. I think something like the CLC Northeaster Dory might be within my skills, and that it would lend itself to electric propulsion.

    Jeff C
    So far, so good. The unit does everything I wanted it to. $4,000 for an electric motor with the power of a 5hp gas engine was a bit steep, but I much prefer the quiet and ease of maintainence of the electric.
    Your dory would want an outboard instead of the pod unit I've got.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Default Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

    wonder if you could make the cavitation plate circular, like a slice of a Korts ring.
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    Default Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by leaotis View Post
    wonder if you could make the cavitation plate circular, like a slice of a Korts ring.
    As soon as the big snow bank blocking the boat shed melts, I'll get in there and start fiddling with that.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Default Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    As soon as the big snow bank blocking the boat shed melts, I'll get in there and start fiddling with that.
    Should be clear by July

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    Default Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    Should be clear by July

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    Don't laugh. While I wouldn't expect it this year, there have been years where there were still decent sized snowbanks in late June. I remember 3" of snow on Memorial Day about 15 years ago.
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    Default Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by leaotis View Post
    wonder if you could make the cavitation plate circular, like a slice of a Korts ring.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    As soon as the big snow bank blocking the boat shed melts, I'll get in there and start fiddling with that.

    I know you are focused on the Jericho Bay skiff build right now, but did you end up making any changes to the cavitation plate on the launch?

    Jeff C

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    Default Re: Re-powering my Palmer fantail launch: Part Deux

    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    I know you are focused on the Jericho Bay skiff build right now, but did you end up making any changes to the cavitation plate on the launch?

    Jeff C
    I keep saying I'm going to fiddle around with that, but never get to it. Once again, the boat is tucked away for the winter. Maybe next spring...
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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