Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: [bolger] Idaho: some numbers and photos

Expand Messages
  • Rick Bedard
    Nice work Maximo. Thanks for the photos. It s been a long time since Bernie built the first Idaho. I do recall he did not have the correct size motor. Rick
    Message 1 of 17 , Jun 2, 2010
    • 0 Attachment
      Nice work Maximo. Thanks for the photos.

      It's been a long time since Bernie built the first Idaho. I do recall he did not have the correct size motor.


      Rick



      From: Maximo <grupos@...>
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, June 2, 2010 5:18:47 PM
      Subject: [bolger] Idaho: some numbers and photos

      2nd part of the building
      http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm

      Weight: 810 kgs (1785 lbs)
      (complete w/motor, gas, equipment)

      Max Speed: 13.5 knots
      Half throttle: 10 knots
      Honda BF20 20 HP, long shaft. Two people crew.

      -------

      On common sense website the empty weight says 544 kgs (1200 lbs) and 14
      knots on 12hp. Could it be, the difference in weight affect that much the
      speed?

      Very happy how it feels.
      Regards, Máximo



      ------------------------------------

      Bolger rules!!!
      - NO "GO AWAY SPAMMER!" posts!!!  Please!
      - no cursing, flaming, trolling, spamming, respamming, or flogging dead horses
      - stay on topic, stay on thread, punctuate, no 'Ed, thanks, Fred' posts
      - Pls add your comments at the TOP, SIGN your posts, and snip away
      - Plans: Mr. Philip C. Bolger, P.O. Box 1209, Gloucester, MA, 01930, Fax: (978) 282-1349
      - Unsubscribe:  bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
      - Open discussion: bolger_coffee_lounge-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Yahoo! Groups Links

      <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/

      <*> Your email settings:
          Individual Email | Traditional

      <*> To change settings online go to:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/join
          (Yahoo! ID required)

      <*> To change settings via email:
          bolger-digest@yahoogroups.com
          bolger-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com

      <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
          bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

      <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
          http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

    • Bruce Hallman
      Wow! Maximo, congratulations. It is not everyday that someone launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.
      Message 2 of 17 , Jun 3, 2010
      • 0 Attachment
        Wow! Maximo, congratulations. It is not everyday that someone
        launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.

        On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        >
        > 2nd part of the building
        > http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm
      • daschultz2000
        Beautiful and apparently very true to the plans. I own a set of the CSD plans bought 2nd hand a few years ago. I admire the simple windshield treatment at the
        Message 3 of 17 , Jun 3, 2010
        • 0 Attachment
          Beautiful and apparently very true to the plans. I own a set of the CSD plans bought 2nd hand a few years ago. I admire the simple windshield treatment at the bow.

          Except for the storage/trailering problems of a 30 footer, this seems an ideal picnic/day cruiser for several, with nice occasional camp cruising for 2 on rivers and many lakes. And one could leave off the cabin, go to a planked deck finished bright and have a bargain gentleman's speed boat, again for protected waters

          IMO, without knowing more about the prop and engine rpm it is difficult to know how many of the 20hp are being used. The cabin is a major aerodynamic drag, so head/tail winds will have a big impact.

          I recall the prototype having a 25hp 2 stroke Mercury on it. Those old Merc's were noted for their performance.

          Don

          --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@...> wrote:
          >
          > Wow! Maximo, congratulations. It is not everyday that someone
          > launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.
          >
          > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@...> wrote:
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > 2nd part of the building
          > > http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm
          >
        • Chester Young
          Maximo: Congratulations on the launch. Very nice detail on the interior. I run Esther Mae (Tennessee) with a four stroke 25hp and being close to the plans
          Message 4 of 17 , Jun 3, 2010
          • 0 Attachment

            Maximo:

             

            Congratulations on the launch.  Very nice detail on the interior.

             

            I run Esther Mae (Tennessee) with a four stroke 25hp and being close to the plans (double 3/8” bottom with 3/8” hull and cabin top).  When first purchased the engine had been sitting for about two years.  The engine started on the day of the test drive without much hassle and produced boat speeds of 12 – 14 mph with economy of 10 mpg running wide open throttle.  Now at over 800 hours and in excess of 4,500 miles I regularly run at 16 mph but have not checked the economy lately.  I suspect that the biggest factor in the speed is ethanol in the gasoline.  I regularly run a gas preservative that is intended to eliminate buildup in the system.  It is possible that over time it is still removing gunk from the carburetor.  I talked with a service technician at the local Yamaha dealer and he said that with the pre 2001 models the jets in the carburetors are large enough to deal with the ethanol and that there is little that can be done to eliminate the effect of the stuff.  Apparently newer models are more sensitive to the ethanol and suffer reduced performance if left sitting for very long.

             

            Respectfully

             

            Caloosarat

             

            From: bolger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:bolger@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of daschultz2000
            Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:00 AM
            To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [bolger] Re: Idaho: some numbers and photos

             

             


            Beautiful and apparently very true to the plans. I own a set of the CSD plans bought 2nd hand a few years ago. I admire the simple windshield treatment at the bow.

            Except for the storage/trailering problems of a 30 footer, this seems an ideal picnic/day cruiser for several, with nice occasional camp cruising for 2 on rivers and many lakes. And one could leave off the cabin, go to a planked deck finished bright and have a bargain gentleman's speed boat, again for protected waters

            IMO, without knowing more about the prop and engine rpm it is difficult to know how many of the 20hp are being used. The cabin is a major aerodynamic drag, so head/tail winds will have a big impact.

            I recall the prototype having a 25hp 2 stroke Mercury on it. Those old Merc's were noted for their performance.

            Don

            --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@...> wrote:

            >
            > Wow! Maximo, congratulations. It is not everyday that someone
            > launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.
            >
            > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@...> wrote:
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > > 2nd part of the building
            > > http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm
            >

          • Jeffery Measamer
            Very nice job, she looks great. ... From: Maximo Subject: [bolger] Idaho: some numbers and photos To: bolger@yahoogroups.com Date:
            Message 5 of 17 , Jun 3, 2010
            • 0 Attachment
              Very nice job, she looks great.

              --- On Wed, 6/2/10, Maximo <grupos@...> wrote:

              From: Maximo <grupos@...>
              Subject: [bolger] Idaho: some numbers and photos
              To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 7:18 PM

               
              2nd part of the building
              http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm

              Weight: 810 kgs (1785 lbs)
              (complete w/motor, gas, equipment)

              Max Speed: 13.5 knots
              Half throttle: 10 knots
              Honda BF20 20 HP, long shaft. Two people crew.

              -------

              On common sense website the empty weight says 544 kgs (1200 lbs) and 14
              knots on 12hp. Could it be, the difference in weight affect that much the
              speed?

              Very happy how it feels.
              Regards, Máximo


            • bud e
              Very well done!  Beautiful boat.  I have long admired the Idaho.  Perfect boat for my wife and I to cruise on protected waters.  My problem is I can not
              Message 6 of 17 , Jun 3, 2010
              • 0 Attachment
                Very well done!  Beautiful boat.  I have long admired the Idaho.  Perfect boat for my wife and I to cruise on protected waters.  My problem is I can not afford the cost of the tow vehicle.
                Bud

                --- On Thu, 6/3/10, daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@...> wrote:

                From: daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@...>
                Subject: [bolger] Re: Idaho: some numbers and photos
                To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 9:40 AM


                Beautiful and apparently very true to the plans. I own a set of the CSD plans bought 2nd hand a few years ago. I admire the simple windshield treatment at the bow.

                Except for the storage/trailering problems of a 30 footer, this seems an ideal picnic/day cruiser for several, with nice occasional camp cruising for 2 on rivers and many lakes.  And one could leave off the cabin, go to a planked deck finished bright and have a bargain gentleman's speed boat, again for protected waters

                IMO, without knowing more about the prop and engine rpm it is difficult to know how many of the 20hp are being used.  The cabin is a major aerodynamic drag, so head/tail winds will have a big impact. 

                I recall the prototype having a 25hp 2 stroke Mercury on it.  Those old Merc's were noted for their performance.

                Don

                --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@...> wrote:
                >
                > Wow! Maximo, congratulations.  It is not everyday that someone
                > launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.
                >
                > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@...> wrote:
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > 2nd part of the building
                > > http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm
                >




                ------------------------------------

                Bolger rules!!!
                - NO "GO AWAY SPAMMER!" posts!!!  Please!
                - no cursing, flaming, trolling, spamming, respamming, or flogging dead horses
                - stay on topic, stay on thread, punctuate, no 'Ed, thanks, Fred' posts
                - Pls add your comments at the TOP, SIGN your posts, and snip away
                - Plans: Mr. Philip C. Bolger, P.O. Box 1209, Gloucester, MA, 01930, Fax: (978) 282-1349
                - Unsubscribe:  bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
                - Open discussion: bolger_coffee_lounge-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Yahoo! Groups Links

                <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/

                <*> Your email settings:
                    Individual Email | Traditional

                <*> To change settings online go to:
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolger/join
                    (Yahoo! ID required)

                <*> To change settings via email:
                    bolger-digest@yahoogroups.com
                    bolger-fullfeatured@yahoogroups.com

                <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
                    bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

                <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
                    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/


              • sirdarnell
                Looks nice.
                Message 7 of 17 , Jun 4, 2010
                • 0 Attachment
                  Looks nice.

                  --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Wow! Maximo, congratulations. It is not everyday that someone
                  > launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.
                  >
                  > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@...> wrote:
                  > >
                  > >
                  > >
                  > > 2nd part of the building
                  > > http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm
                  >
                • Maximo
                  Thank you all for your kind words. This group is a great inspiration to keep going. In a few month aprox, I will post some videos sailing. I have to wait for
                  Message 8 of 17 , Jun 4, 2010
                  • 0 Attachment
                    Thank you all for your kind words. This group is a great inspiration to keep
                    going. In a few month aprox, I will post some videos sailing.

                    I have to wait for the registration numbers paperwork
                    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...

                    I remember now, on the Diablo (160 kgs, 1/5 of Idaho's weight) with the same
                    motor, I made a maximum speed of 18 knots. So 13.5 maximum speed on Idaho
                    seems OK.

                    My background is sailing on sailboats, so any speed from 4 knots is great!
                    :)

                    Also sailing protected from the wind and spray, with a panoramic view, 10
                    knots on interior water, with almost no wave nor noise... is excelent.

                    Bob: I am on one of the cheapest clubs in San Isidro (Buenos Aires,
                    Argentina) we are a union non profit society, they charge for a minimum 20
                    m2 marina (Idaho is 15 m2) u$s 46 a month.

                    Regards, Máximo.
                  • otter55806
                    $46. a month! Wow! 3 1/2 years ago in Florida I talked to a guy who had to leave the marina he had lived in for something like 15 years and anchor out because
                    Message 9 of 17 , Jun 5, 2010
                    • 0 Attachment
                      $46. a month! Wow! 3 1/2 years ago in Florida I talked to a guy who had to leave the marina he had lived in for something like 15 years and anchor out because rates had gone up to $600. a month!
                      Again, you've built a great boat. Have fun with it:)
                      Bob

                      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Maximo" <grupos@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Thank you all for your kind words. This group is a great inspiration to keep
                      > going. In a few month aprox, I will post some videos sailing.
                      >
                      > I have to wait for the registration numbers paperwork
                      > grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...
                      >
                      > I remember now, on the Diablo (160 kgs, 1/5 of Idaho's weight) with the same
                      > motor, I made a maximum speed of 18 knots. So 13.5 maximum speed on Idaho
                      > seems OK.
                      >
                      > My background is sailing on sailboats, so any speed from 4 knots is great!
                      > :)
                      >
                      > Also sailing protected from the wind and spray, with a panoramic view, 10
                      > knots on interior water, with almost no wave nor noise... is excelent.
                      >
                      > Bob: I am on one of the cheapest clubs in San Isidro (Buenos Aires,
                      > Argentina) we are a union non profit society, they charge for a minimum 20
                      > m2 marina (Idaho is 15 m2) u$s 46 a month.
                      >
                      > Regards, Máximo.
                      >
                    • Maximo
                      Thank you Bob. We have also some very expensive marinas near downtown, and they charge you extra if you live on board. Also keep in mind, it s difficult to
                      Message 10 of 17 , Jun 5, 2010
                      • 0 Attachment
                        Thank you Bob.

                        We have also some very expensive marinas near downtown, and they charge you
                        extra if you live on board.

                        Also keep in mind, it's difficult to compare, because our average salaries
                        are lowers than USA, Europe and many other countries.

                        Regards, Máximo.


                        > $46. a month! Wow! 3 1/2 years ago in Florida I talked to a
                        > guy who had to leave the marina he had lived in for something
                        > like 15 years and anchor out because rates had gone up to
                        > $600. a month!
                        > Again, you've built a great boat. Have fun with it:) Bob
                      • eric14850
                        Are you sure you can t afford the tow vehicle? My tow vehicle is a 94 Ford 250 diesel. It cost $3000 has needed about $500/year repairs and more than that in
                        Message 11 of 17 , Jun 5, 2010
                        • 0 Attachment
                          Are you sure you can't afford the tow vehicle? My tow vehicle is a 94 Ford 250 diesel. It cost $3000 has needed about $500/year repairs and more than that in insurance each years I have owned it. I hardly drive it, but it is handy to have the pickup for other things besides towing the boat. It cost less per year than storage fees at a marina. I drive junk vehicles and use a back yard mechanic for most repairs. Renting from U-haul would be practical and cheaper if only towing the boat a few times a year. It is a solution that would work for me and might be cheaper than owning. I may go that route in the future.

                          eric


                          --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, bud e <bud_4444@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > Very well done!  Beautiful boat.  I have long admired the Idaho.  Perfect boat for my wife and I to cruise on protected waters.  My problem is I can not afford the cost of the tow vehicle.Bud
                          >
                          > --- On Thu, 6/3/10, daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > From: daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@...>
                          > Subject: [bolger] Re: Idaho: some numbers and photos
                          > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
                          > Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 9:40 AM
                          >
                          >
                          > Beautiful and apparently very true to the plans. I own a set of the CSD plans bought 2nd hand a few years ago. I admire the simple windshield treatment at the bow.
                          >
                          > Except for the storage/trailering problems of a 30 footer, this seems an ideal picnic/day cruiser for several, with nice occasional camp cruising for 2 on rivers and many lakes.  And one could leave off the cabin, go to a planked deck finished bright and have a bargain gentleman's speed boat, again for protected waters
                          >
                          > IMO, without knowing more about the prop and engine rpm it is difficult to know how many of the 20hp are being used.  The cabin is a major aerodynamic drag, so head/tail winds will have a big impact. 
                          >
                          > I recall the prototype having a 25hp 2 stroke Mercury on it.  Those old Merc's were noted for their performance.
                          >
                          > Don
                          >
                          > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@> wrote:
                          > >
                          > > Wow! Maximo, congratulations.  It is not everyday that someone
                          > > launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.
                          > >
                          > > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@> wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > >
                          > > >
                          > > > 2nd part of the building
                          > > > http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm
                          > >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > ------------------------------------
                          >
                          > Bolger rules!!!
                          > - NO "GO AWAY SPAMMER!" posts!!!  Please!
                          > - no cursing, flaming, trolling, spamming, respamming, or flogging dead horses
                          > - stay on topic, stay on thread, punctuate, no 'Ed, thanks, Fred' posts
                          > - Pls add your comments at the TOP, SIGN your posts, and snip away
                          > - Plans: Mr. Philip C. Bolger, P.O. Box 1209, Gloucester, MA, 01930, Fax: (978) 282-1349
                          > - Unsubscribe:  bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
                          > - Open discussion: bolger_coffee_lounge-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Yahoo! Groups Links
                          >
                        • rrusk9
                          You don t need that much of a vehicle to tow Idaho in any case. Maximo s numbers make it out as being a bit lighter than my 19 bay boat. That boat weighs
                          Message 12 of 17 , Jun 7, 2010
                          • 0 Attachment
                            You don't need that much of a vehicle to tow Idaho in any case. Maximo's numbers make it out as being a bit lighter than my 19' bay boat. That boat weighs 2900 lbs on its trailer, and I tow it with a 6-cyl minivan (and have crossed the USA from Seattle to Florida with it twice). Most mid-sized SUVs, 6-cyl crossovers, and the Nissan and Toyota 4-cyl pickups will tow that weight just fine. And contrary to what you might think, the long trailer will increase stability compared to a shorter trailer of the same weight, too.

                            Bob

                            --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "eric14850" <eric14850@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > Are you sure you can't afford the tow vehicle? My tow vehicle is a 94 Ford 250 diesel. It cost $3000 has needed about $500/year repairs and more than that in insurance each years I have owned it. I hardly drive it, but it is handy to have the pickup for other things besides towing the boat. It cost less per year than storage fees at a marina. I drive junk vehicles and use a back yard mechanic for most repairs. Renting from U-haul would be practical and cheaper if only towing the boat a few times a year. It is a solution that would work for me and might be cheaper than owning. I may go that route in the future.
                            >
                            > eric
                            >
                            >
                            > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, bud e <bud_4444@> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > Very well done! �Beautiful boat. �I have long admired the Idaho. �Perfect boat for my wife and I to cruise on protected waters. �My problem is I can not afford the cost of the tow vehicle.Bud
                            > >
                            > > --- On Thu, 6/3/10, daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > From: daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@>
                            > > Subject: [bolger] Re: Idaho: some numbers and photos
                            > > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
                            > > Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 9:40 AM
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > Beautiful and apparently very true to the plans. I own a set of the CSD plans bought 2nd hand a few years ago. I admire the simple windshield treatment at the bow.
                            > >
                            > > Except for the storage/trailering problems of a 30 footer, this seems an ideal picnic/day cruiser for several, with nice occasional camp cruising for 2 on rivers and many lakes.� And one could leave off the cabin, go to a planked deck finished bright and have a bargain gentleman's speed boat, again for protected waters
                            > >
                            > > IMO, without knowing more about the prop and engine rpm it is difficult to know how many of the 20hp are being used.� The cabin is a major aerodynamic drag, so head/tail winds will have a big impact.�
                            > >
                            > > I recall the prototype having a 25hp 2 stroke Mercury on it.� Those old Merc's were noted for their performance.
                            > >
                            > > Don
                            > >
                            > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@> wrote:
                            > > >
                            > > > Wow! Maximo, congratulations.� It is not everyday that someone
                            > > > launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.
                            > > >
                            > > > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@> wrote:
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > >
                            > > > > 2nd part of the building
                            > > > > http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm
                            > > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > >
                            > > ------------------------------------
                            > >
                            > > Bolger rules!!!
                            > > - NO "GO AWAY SPAMMER!" posts!!!� Please!
                            > > - no cursing, flaming, trolling, spamming, respamming, or flogging dead horses
                            > > - stay on topic, stay on thread, punctuate, no 'Ed, thanks, Fred' posts
                            > > - Pls add your comments at the TOP, SIGN your posts, and snip away
                            > > - Plans: Mr. Philip C. Bolger, P.O. Box 1209, Gloucester, MA, 01930, Fax: (978) 282-1349
                            > > - Unsubscribe:� bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
                            > > - Open discussion: bolger_coffee_lounge-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Yahoo! Groups Links
                            > >
                            >
                          • otter55806
                            I ll second that. I tow my bantam, which weighed out trailer and all at 2740 lbs, with a Kia sedona van with the 6 cyl. I ve towed it from MN to FL and back,
                            Message 13 of 17 , Jun 8, 2010
                            • 0 Attachment
                              I'll second that. I tow my bantam, which weighed out trailer and all at 2740 lbs, with a Kia sedona van with the 6 cyl. I've towed it from MN to FL and back, and MN to TX and back, plus lots of shorter trips of under 250 miles.

                              --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "rrusk9" <rrusk9@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > You don't need that much of a vehicle to tow Idaho in any case. Maximo's numbers make it out as being a bit lighter than my 19' bay boat. That boat weighs 2900 lbs on its trailer, and I tow it with a 6-cyl minivan (and have crossed the USA from Seattle to Florida with it twice). Most mid-sized SUVs, 6-cyl crossovers, and the Nissan and Toyota 4-cyl pickups will tow that weight just fine. And contrary to what you might think, the long trailer will increase stability compared to a shorter trailer of the same weight, too.
                              >
                              > Bob
                              >
                              > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "eric14850" <eric14850@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > > Are you sure you can't afford the tow vehicle? My tow vehicle is a 94 Ford 250 diesel. It cost $3000 has needed about $500/year repairs and more than that in insurance each years I have owned it. I hardly drive it, but it is handy to have the pickup for other things besides towing the boat. It cost less per year than storage fees at a marina. I drive junk vehicles and use a back yard mechanic for most repairs. Renting from U-haul would be practical and cheaper if only towing the boat a few times a year. It is a solution that would work for me and might be cheaper than owning. I may go that route in the future.
                              > >
                              > > eric
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, bud e <bud_4444@> wrote:
                              > > >
                              > > > Very well done! �Beautiful boat. �I have long admired the Idaho. �Perfect boat for my wife and I to cruise on protected waters. �My problem is I can not afford the cost of the tow vehicle.Bud
                              > > >
                              > > > --- On Thu, 6/3/10, daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@> wrote:
                              > > >
                              > > > From: daschultz2000 <daschultz8275@>
                              > > > Subject: [bolger] Re: Idaho: some numbers and photos
                              > > > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
                              > > > Date: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 9:40 AM
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > Beautiful and apparently very true to the plans. I own a set of the CSD plans bought 2nd hand a few years ago. I admire the simple windshield treatment at the bow.
                              > > >
                              > > > Except for the storage/trailering problems of a 30 footer, this seems an ideal picnic/day cruiser for several, with nice occasional camp cruising for 2 on rivers and many lakes.� And one could leave off the cabin, go to a planked deck finished bright and have a bargain gentleman's speed boat, again for protected waters
                              > > >
                              > > > IMO, without knowing more about the prop and engine rpm it is difficult to know how many of the 20hp are being used.� The cabin is a major aerodynamic drag, so head/tail winds will have a big impact.�
                              > > >
                              > > > I recall the prototype having a 25hp 2 stroke Mercury on it.� Those old Merc's were noted for their performance.
                              > > >
                              > > > Don
                              > > >
                              > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Hallman <hallman@> wrote:
                              > > > >
                              > > > > Wow! Maximo, congratulations.� It is not everyday that someone
                              > > > > launches a big Bolger boat, that is a heck of an accomplishment.
                              > > > >
                              > > > > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@> wrote:
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > >
                              > > > > > 2nd part of the building
                              > > > > > http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm
                              > > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > >
                              > > > ------------------------------------
                              > > >
                              > > > Bolger rules!!!
                              > > > - NO "GO AWAY SPAMMER!" posts!!!� Please!
                              > > > - no cursing, flaming, trolling, spamming, respamming, or flogging dead horses
                              > > > - stay on topic, stay on thread, punctuate, no 'Ed, thanks, Fred' posts
                              > > > - Pls add your comments at the TOP, SIGN your posts, and snip away
                              > > > - Plans: Mr. Philip C. Bolger, P.O. Box 1209, Gloucester, MA, 01930, Fax: (978) 282-1349
                              > > > - Unsubscribe:� bolger-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
                              > > > - Open discussion: bolger_coffee_lounge-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Yahoo! Groups Links
                              > > >
                              > >
                              >
                            • John Bell
                              What are your rpms at WOT and half throttle? You may not have quite the correct propeller pitch. ... What are your rpms at WOT and half throttle?   You may
                              Message 14 of 17 , Jun 8, 2010
                              • 0 Attachment
                                What are your rpms at WOT and half throttle?
                                 
                                You may not have quite the correct propeller pitch.

                                On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:18 PM, Maximo <grupos@...> wrote:
                                 

                                2nd part of the building
                                http://www.promax.com.ar/idaho/index2.htm

                                Weight: 810 kgs (1785 lbs)
                                (complete w/motor, gas, equipment)

                                Max Speed: 13.5 knots
                                Half throttle: 10 knots
                                Honda BF20 20 HP, long shaft. Two people crew.

                                -------

                                On common sense website the empty weight says 544 kgs (1200 lbs) and 14
                                knots on 12hp. Could it be, the difference in weight affect that much the
                                speed?

                                Very happy how it feels.
                                Regards, Máximo


                              • Maximo
                                Hello John: I don t have a tachometer for RPM reading. The documentation on internet of my motor, the standard propeller is diameter 9 1/4 x pitch 10, but I
                                Message 15 of 17 , Jun 8, 2010
                                • 0 Attachment
                                  Hello John: I don't have a tachometer for RPM reading. The documentation on
                                  internet of my motor, the standard propeller is diameter 9 1/4 x pitch 10,
                                  but I will check it next time I go to the club. Thanks, regards, Máximo.


                                  ________________________________

                                  De: bolger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:bolger@yahoogroups.com] En nombre
                                  de John Bell
                                  Enviado el: Martes, 08 de Junio de 2010 11:34 a.m.
                                  Para: bolger@yahoogroups.com
                                  Asunto: Re: [bolger] Idaho: some numbers and photos


                                  What are your rpms at WOT and half throttle?

                                  You may not have quite the correct propeller pitch.
                                Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.