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Old 07-19-2018, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by crafreem View Post
Once the extension is complete everything will be level.
Haaa....nothing on a boat is ever level

Been following along....keep up the good work!
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Old 07-23-2018, 08:52 AM
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Got some work done despite the weather in my area. Friday was a good day. Got the layer of mat down on the entire floor. Got the casting deck extension dry fit and installed. Still need to glass it though. Got the transom cap installed and tabbed in. Still need to do some work to it though. I got the console prepped and ready for glassing. Basically stripped everything and filled all the holes, replaced the rotten wood shelf with hex core and got it glassed in. I didn't take pics of the console as the rain chased me into the shed and the lighting isn't great in there. I'll get pics of console next time. I', definitely going to screw and glue the console in, but am debating whether to glass it in from the inside as well. Below are some pics of the progress.


Last layer of glass. Mat. Not sure why I did it, but I feel better about it being done.




Transom cap.


Casting deck extension.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:44 PM
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I see bolts sticking through the transom. I assume you got your stainless marine mini bracket, or is it a jack plate?
With the full stern, I would advise a full mock up with the engine on the plate or mini bracket...before you get too far along. Either the jack plate or stainless mini bracket are gonna limit your trim and tilt range due to either the cowling hitting the hull or rigging cables getting pinched. It's easier to take corrective action at this stage(if you have an issue) than to figure out you have a problem after it's painted.
Please don't take my post as being a dick, i'm just trying to point out potential issues before you get to the finish work stage.
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Old 07-23-2018, 06:18 PM
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I did mount the mini 7" bracket using the same holes. I was careful to not cover the holes so I could use the same ones for remounting. The jack plate is a 4" set back and has 7" of travel and will mount to the bracket. It will have 11"s total set back. I was figuring with being able to raise it 7"s that the motor would clear the transom. Once I get the console in and finish doing some glassing, I will put the jack plate on and then the motor and do as you suggested. That's a good idea, and could be real time saver. Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:38 AM
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I did mount the mini 7" bracket using the same holes. I was careful to not cover the holes so I could use the same ones for remounting. The jack plate is a 4" set back and has 7" of travel and will mount to the bracket. It will have 11"s total set back. I was figuring with being able to raise it 7"s that the motor would clear the transom. Once I get the console in and finish doing some glassing, I will put the jack plate on and then the motor and do as you suggested. That's a good idea, and could be real time saver. Thanks.
Our 18 has a full transom and a jack plate, but had to have a splash well added instead of a flat washboard.
If we get a break in the weather, I'll go take a few pics for you to see how it was designed. After you see the pics, you will see why i'm recommending a mock up before going any farther with the transom as designed.
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by twitch View Post
Our 18 has a full transom and a jack plate, but had to have a splash well added instead of a flat washboard.
If we get a break in the weather, I'll go take a few pics for you to see how it was designed. After you see the pics, you will see why i'm recommending a mock up before going any farther with the transom as designed.
what is the purpose of the Splashwell you added to your build? Do you get a lot of washwater come over the transom when you come off the throttle?
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:47 AM
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what is the purpose of the Splashwell you added to your build? Do you get a lot of washwater come over the transom when you come off the throttle?
My guess would be for clearance to trim up the motor. My transom design has no splashwell and if I reverse too hard the water will roll up on to the deck. I'm curious to see his splashwell design.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sydngoose View Post
what is the purpose of the Splashwell you added to your build? Do you get a lot of washwater come over the transom when you come off the throttle?
The splashwell solves the clearance issue when having a full transom with limited setback. Without it, you are limited on trim range with the jack plate down, and limited on tilt range with the jack plate in the highest position.
It's probably going to be a day or so before I can get some pics of it because of the nonstop torrential rain.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by FL.flatback 222 View Post
My guess would be for clearance to trim up the motor. My transom design has no splashwell and if I reverse too hard the water will roll up on to the deck. I'm curious to see his splashwell design.
You are correct about it's purpose. it's main purpose is clearance for the motor and hydraulic steering when tilting or trimming.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:22 PM
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I ask because I negated mine on the flats boat build I have going. I calculated the clearance to be adequate w/ a 4" setback. The 22" of lateral travel the baystar ram requires is easily attained w/ the setback. I didn't see where you had decided upon a setback for your jp. Is it not adequate in forward clearance for full T/T when completely down?
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Originally Posted by FL.flatback 222 View Post
My guess would be for clearance to trim up the motor. My transom design has no splashwell and if I reverse too hard the water will roll up on to the deck. I'm curious to see his splashwell design.
I thought of that, but on an 18' privateer, what would I be backing down on aggressively? 10/4 all applicable reasons.
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This is a 10" setback plenty of clearance for the ram. But without the cut down it would definitely bind the rigging. And it really don't take to aggressive reversing to blow water over the top.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for the pic. I was able to get the console installed today. Glued, screwed, and tabbed from the inside. Pics below.
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Old 07-30-2018, 05:32 AM
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Got a little more done yesterday. It was slow as my back decided it didn't want to play nice yesterday. I got the shelf built glassed and installed for storage in the transom. Still not sure what to do with all the space to the left or the space underneath. Hate to waste space. I also got the hatch installed. Got one layer of glass on the top on the console. Pics below. One pic is of the bracket. Lots of sanding to be done. I found a non skid paint called GripTide. Anyone have any experience with that brand?




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Old 07-30-2018, 11:39 AM
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Where will your engine rigging run?
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:14 PM
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Where will your engine rigging run?
I ran a 3" PVC tube under the deck. It comes up just to the left of the shelf in that one pic. Still need to drill a hole through the transom, just not 100% sure where it needs to go just yet. If you scroll back a bit you can see the PVC tube better.
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Old 08-07-2018, 04:32 AM
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Lots of progress last week. Will get pics up soon. Pretty much got her done. I have to adjust the throttle cable a bit, and then sand, sand, and sand. Still need to paint. Pics coming soon.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:03 AM
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Here are some pics of the boat. As mentioned earlier, still need to sand and paint, install rod holders, and adjust the shift cable.

Transom storage all buttoned up


Steering wheel, controls, and switches. From left to right - stern light, bow light, trim switch, jack plate switch.


Same 70 HP motor that was on it. Strong engine, One day it will turn into a 90 yamaha.


Rod holders I had made. They will go on both sides of the console. I have 16 gunnel rod holders. Not sure I will install all of them.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:08 AM
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Where is your anticavitation plate in reference to your keel at the bottom of the transom? It appears as though you've mounted your jack plate with the rams in the all the way down position. So, I assume your anticavitation plate is flush with the plane of your bottom transom's edge? Any pics of the back of the boat from the back of the motor?
I just bought the same jack plate for my flats boat build. It has a great reputation and positive reviews from fellow anglers. At nearly $800, it wasn't cheap.
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Old 08-13-2018, 05:14 AM
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Got a test run in this weekend. Launched the boat, and after a few tries the motor fired up. Tooled around the river for a bit playing with the throttles and jackplate. I did learn that I need at least calf deep water or I run aground. LOL This was on purpose as I went to a local flat at low tide and tried to cross it. The top end speed increased by 5 knots. Before the rebuild WOT was 24 knots. On my test run WOT was 29.4 knots. That pretty quick for an 18 foot boat. Could probably get a little more speed if I played with the jack plate and trimmed her up a bit, but I'm happy with the performance. Cruise at 21 knots at 4000 rpm. Still need to paint and install rod holders.
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