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03-11-2021, 03:25 PM
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Posted By barefootviking

do you have any links for photos of your small,...

do you have any links for photos of your small, light pangas? I want light weight 15'
01-08-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,963
Posted By barefootviking

ouch!

ouch!
07-09-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By barefootviking

Operational notes

The Xenta joystick has 3 buttons for various functions. The buttons are soft, w no discernible click feeling or sound, making it hard to know it’s it’s “active”. There is a pale blue light and a...
07-09-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,094
Posted By barefootviking

So little info on Xenta

It’s weird that’s there’s not much about Xenta on THT. I’ve run several boats w Yacht Controller and a new one (2019) with Xenta. So far, Yacht Controller has my faith even tho they don’t offer ‘sky...
02-20-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By barefootviking

photos

i watched the tutorial...thought this would be easy from my phone. I'll have to upload the photos from my laptop when i get home.
02-20-2019, 06:50 PM
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Views: 1,149
Posted By barefootviking

SeaCat SL1 21.5' for sale . $17k obo

1996 SL1 SeaCat for sale. Twin Suzuki df115 4-strokes and trailer. St Petersburg $17,000.

Hull: alum t-top w electronics box. Windlass, delta anchor, 6’ chain and approx 100’ of 3-strand nylon....
02-17-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,488
Posted By barefootviking

DIY cocos and mangroves

It’s the Bahamas...no permit needed.

I planted 33 coconuts and 12 mangroves last year, my best effort in 13 years of “guerrilla farming” the Bahamas. If you see one of my small coconuts on a beach...
02-17-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,488
Posted By barefootviking

Let’s push for mangroves & coconuts to offset development. Call. Write a letter.

I’ve had this little dream...

Imagine if Biminites & boaters planted 2 mangrove islands on each side of the channel into Bimini. The tidal currents would naturally deepen the channel and the...
02-17-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,764
Posted By barefootviking

Let’s pressure them to plant mangroves

I’ve had this little dream...

Imagine if Biminites & boaters planted 2 mangrove islands on each side of the channel into Bimini. The tidal currents would naturally deepen the channel and the...
06-24-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By barefootviking

Update

twin ram Hyd steering . 4 New cables (shift & throttle)
06-23-2018, 08:11 PM
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Views: 1,452
Posted By barefootviking

Keeping boat for the summer. Might RE-list in Sept

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/16f0cbdb_4809_4183_9757_d58366730a92_aefb7c869c9c6e6d92aaa3f38273d66ae6f8d967.jpeg...
01-28-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

twin steering rams on my SL1...

i like the twin ram set up. easier trim independently, easy to toe the OB's and nothing to trip over when getting in and out of the water. but more $....
01-14-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,653
Posted By barefootviking

mounting height?

Sea-r-cy....do you recall how high you mounted your motors on the sea cat w the hi-jackers? (cavitation plate to keel. 3" higher?) Did the boat handle better or worse? did you gain any ability to...
01-03-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

here's a thread on canting Glacier Bay outboards

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/17269-twin-engine-alignment-question.html
01-03-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

toe-in vs canting

i've done the same w the toe-in. I have a hydraulic isolation valve that i used while at planing speed to allow the slave motor to find it's natural position.

Canting (if i have the term right)...
01-03-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

Canted outboards?

I read on a few threads about canting the outboards a few degrees to get the boat to lean into the turns.

Berky mentions it on his 40' cat build thread. He did it on a old TwinVee and on his new...
12-24-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

WhT do you have for power? Prop?

WhT do you have for power? Prop?
12-19-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

Weight savings?

Any idea how much lighter the boat is?

Post some performance #'s when you get a chance. I'm working on a 97 SL1. I think I'm under propped.

W twin 115DF zukes, bottom paint & 4 blade 19" props:...
12-10-2017, 07:20 AM
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Posted By barefootviking

how much cant on the OB'S?

I'm wondering, 5degrees canted? are you going to experiment w it or have you chosen the angle?
11-06-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

Kirby, which hull is that? 22? ...

Kirby,

which hull is that? 22?

great job. Love the deck.
11-04-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

It's going to be huge inside w/out the front...

It's going to be huge inside w/out the front fishbox and rear seats. Plus added width w the full width deck.

Are you going with a smaller console?
11-02-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

i'm sure there's a reason you don't see it done...

i'm sure there's a reason you don't see it done that way very often, but that 18 Shipoke
hull did come out very light and stiff
11-02-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,678
Posted By barefootviking

Right. My mistake. SH had a NMEA 0183 that was...

Right. My mistake. SH had a NMEA 0183 that was wired up w a plug. Not N2k. Also had a internal GPS.

But if you want a wireless remote, there's few choices
11-02-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,678
Posted By barefootviking

It's a hassle to install

I just installed a Standard Horizon before installing the B&G...the SH was a breeze w N2k plugs factory wired and the flush mount kit was smooth. 10 min job.

The B&G v50 VHF flush mount screws are...
10-23-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 60,282
Posted By barefootviking

i think those 2 seats add torsional strength. ...

i think those 2 seats add torsional strength.

Look at the Calcutta 263 transom, and you'll notice the motor bracket runs full beam. I think if you made yours similar, a single piece transom that...
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