1542Re: [AtkinBoats] Rescue Minor "Bingey" launched
- Jun 13, 2007Sals Dad.
Bravo for pushing through with your ideas.
I know you're having a great time.
I've started a Rescue Minor also and have not gone beyound the 4ft model
Have aquired a used 23 1/2 HP Kubota from a local rental place and plan to
use that. Many drive questions to work out without spending a lot.
Looking forward to some pics.
Will send some pics of my project when It gets going.
Lots of luck
----- Original Message -----
From: "sals_dad" <sals_dad@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:19 AM
Subject: [AtkinBoats] Rescue Minor "Bingey" launched
> The Rescue Minor is getting close. Hull is complete (if ugly) and
> last night I shoved it off the "landscaper" trailer and crunched it
> over sharp gravel into the water. I just love the metal hull, and
> workboat finish.
> I don't have power in yet, and plan to start out trials with a 6 hp
> outboard, before putting on the 25. I think I explained in an
> earlier post, and illustrated in the photos section, how the
> temporary outboard installation will work. With all the unknowns
> about power requirement, reduction gears, reverse, props, and angled
> alignment, it seems best to try out a number of alternatives before
> making a commitment.
> For the time being, steering will be with a push-pull tiller. Since
> the center of the "lazarette" is free-flooding, I dispensed with any
> rudder shaft seal or bearings; for now it's just an aluminum shaft
> through an hole drilled in the aluminum bottom, with a lower section
> of shaft resting on a plastic disc set into a hole drilled partway
> into the skeg. So I expect some wear, but we'll see.
> Pushing it alongside the Bolger Diablo, it moved right along, even
> showing a hint of rooster tail. The hull weighs about 550 lbs
> empty, and was very tender stepping in at the dock.
> Next step, trials with low power, and photos. Anybody in the
> midcoast Maine area want to play this weekend?
> Curtis -- aka Sal's Dad
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