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    Default Jake’s boat, two years later

    He is still enjoying it and obviously very proud of the accomplishment. Motor still runs beautifully and starts right up. There are not many things that feel as good as watching him enjoy the boat you built together.
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    I'm so jealous of this part of your relationship Tom.
    My lad ,to put it lightly, is not into boats.
    Got a vid of Jake and his boat screaming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    I'm so jealous of this part of your relationship Tom.
    My lad ,to put it lightly, is not into boats.
    Got a vid of Jake and his boat screaming?
    This was him pulling out of the channel. Porpoising a bit here but it has a full tank of gas. Running near empty the other day barely porpoises at all. It is very sensitive to weight distribution. Power trim would help, but he doesn’t car, he just likes riding around in it. I’d throw a mark 30 or more on it just to see what it would do
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    Default Re: Jake’s boat, two years later

    I’d like riding around in it too! I can almost hear it from my deck in Kennebunkport.

    I'm most definitely a power boat guy and indoctrinated my son into motor boats at a very early age. The only mistake I made was making him take sailing lessons when he was 7. Now all he does is race sailboats, coach sailboat racing, and maintain a huge fleet of sailboats for a community sailing center! Yeah, I’ve sailed with him but I like pushing a throttle lever!

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    Default Re: Jake’s boat, two years later

    Can he slide the gas tank up front?

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    Default Re: Jake’s boat, two years later

    Nice! Is that a Glen-L zip?

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    Default Jake’s boat, two years later

    Quote Originally Posted by dalekidd View Post
    Nice! Is that a Glen-L zip?

    It is a glen-l squirt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    Can he slide the gas tank up front?
    Possibly, but it’s pretty tight. I think the porpoising bothers me more than him, and 8m on the dock. It really needs a bit more horsepower. He’s a big kid, but he loves it just like it is so…. As long as he is having fun I’m happy.
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    Default Re: Jake’s boat, two years later

    The lad has got all the time in the world to tune up the rig ,or not.
    It's fantastic .

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    Nice boat! I really like that particular model. I'd like to build one some day to recapture my lost youth, and run my '57 Johnson 18.

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    For some reason I can’t see pics on my iPad. Signed in and I can see other threads?

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    Default Re: Jake’s boat, two years later

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Possibly, but it’s pretty tight. I think the porpoising bothers me more than him, and 8m on the dock. It really needs a bit more horsepower. He’s a big kid, but he loves it just like it is so…. As long as he is having fun I’m happy.
    Looks like enough HP to me.

    I forget whether that motor requires a pressurized fuel tank, but if not, there are some smaller tanks, 2.5 gal, you can buy these days. Might fit.

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