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Small boat big big project!

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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby tomschauer » February 9th, 2017, 9:26 pm

Wow, you have put a lot of time into her. Looking good!

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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby hardchines » February 9th, 2017, 9:49 pm

Thanks for the complements !! :-D
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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby hardchines » February 9th, 2017, 9:58 pm

more pics
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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby hardchines » February 9th, 2017, 11:07 pm

Basic equipment list
2 Garmin 546s GPS depth one up one down, WAAS
1 Garmin 180 B/W GPS depth in V-bunk area, anchor drag alarm and shallow water alarm, WAAS
2 Uniden VHF radios, one up one down
1 Standard VHF radio at V bunk, auto weather alert radio
1 Ratheon S1000 auto pilot, wireless remote cradle up and down
1 Furuno radar, display is up.
1 remote spot light, controls up and down
1 Lewmar chain and rope anchor windless, switch up and down plus hand held wireless remote
1 9000 BTU AC with resistance heat coils
1 large marine cabin heater, hot water from engine with electric boost circulation pump
2 12 x 24 inch Bennett trim tabs, duel controls
1 30 pound stern thruster switch up and down with wireless hand remote
1 Next Gen 3.5 KW (30 amp) diesel generator, water lift muffler and full sound shield
1 26 inch RCA flat screen tv
1 Raritan 1700 hot water tank, 120 volt plus heat coil supplied by engine water
1 large auto discharge Halon fire fighter in engine room with dash ready light
1 Sealand 711-M28 head with 10 gallon integrated holding tank
1 20 amp battery charger
3 group 31 deep cycle batteries, 2 for house, 1for start
1 Yanmar 4TNV86 43.5 HP, 100 ft torque diesel coupled (custom) to Mercruiser Alpha one Gen2, 1.98 to 1 ratio outdrive
1 Dometic duel voltage refrigerator
1 power inverter 880 watt with fail safe auto voltage isolator with bulkhead mounted digital display panel, volt,watt,amp
1 flowtec raw water wash-down pump, raw and fresh water on for-deck 1/4 turn sill cocks
1 Perko sea-cock and strainer
1 Dahon marina folding bike in case stored inside of flybridge
1 lightning rod,1 inch dia x 6 inch long SS (sharp point) mounts to fold up fiberglass pole, second glass pole swings out to hold 40 cable 4 feet from side of boat, cable is attached to large copper plate that is suspended under water at end of cable.
1 6 1/2 foot glass dingy by skimmer
1 Yamaha 3.5 hp outboard
1 rail mount Magma propane grill
1 2 burner electric stove with alcohol option
1 Dometic ice maker
1 wireless remote anemometer, temp, barometer
1 BSA 6 man life raft, in canister and stern rail mounted SS quick release cradle
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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby hardchines » February 9th, 2017, 11:33 pm

Capacities / specs

diesel 103 gallons
fresh water 61 gallons
black water 44 gallons

LOA 30 feet
Hull length 25' 10"
waterline 21
Aft freeboard 39"
forward freeboard 39"
Beam 8'
Trans beam 7'6"
Draft 3'
air draft minimum 8' 9"
weight full fuel and fresh water 8072 lbs no carry on equipment, dingy, raft or supplies
normal cruise speed 6.1 MPH @ 1800 RPM. 10 MPH estimate @ Max 2600 RPM
normal cruise mileage 8.4 MPG

The MPG is actual 1000 mile trip data. this trip included 70 lockings, engine never shut down during locking.
My estimate is 9 MPG if not locking, or at least close.

Fuel burn at normal cruise .73GPH
range at normal cruise 840 Miles plus 3 gallon reserve, 900 miles if not locking
Generator fuel burn @ half load .2 GPH Air Cond, and batt charger on
generator max run time at 1/2 load 500 HRS.
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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby edcourter » February 11th, 2017, 9:57 am

Very nice, You have built a better boat than you can buy. How was the engine mated with the Alpha(2)? Were your stern stringers solid? Do you know the lengths of the upper control cables? Ed 86 2667
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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby hardchines » February 11th, 2017, 9:03 pm

Stringers were solid, transom wood was being held in place by the thin glass interior skin, took less then 5 min to remove every bit of wood, sorry do not know length of cables, trust me easy replacement, if cables are all old , you will ever regret changing then all at once! Will see if I have pics of the adapter I designed to mate engine to drive!
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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby hardchines » February 11th, 2017, 9:40 pm

If you look at page four of these post you will see the back of the engine with adapter and connection for out-drive, the black piece with female splined receiver embedded in rubber is a standard Mercruiser part, it is mounted to the bare aluminum adapter, the adapter looks like a large bowl, with a small ring of holed at bottom of bowl that line up with crankshaft bolt holes, longer bolts and it was mounted, then mercruiser part bolted to large end of bow with a short captive recess to center merc part in bowl, shaft from out-drive fits into merc part. you can see the motor mounts I made going out to stringers landing on vibration mounts, the out-drive male splined shaft and four mounts on stringers are the only physical connection between diesel and boat to minimize noise and vibration transfer to boat. And it works!
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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby edcourter » February 12th, 2017, 3:23 pm

So the shaft splines are held in place by the motor position and the shaft goes directly (no bearing) to the U joint on the outdrive. When do you put your 2667 in the water?
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Re: Small boat big big project!

Postby hardchines » February 13th, 2017, 7:54 pm

NO Ed, the out-drive shaft foreword of the universal joints is held in position by the gimbal housing bearing mounted in transom.By using a alignment tool that mimics a shaft from out-drive I adjust the motor mounts to allow tool being held by bearing to line up with female splined receiver on engine. when shaft (tool) slides through bearing and into engine without binding , you are aligned! To be sure with my setu, it takes some time to get in right especially working alone! The Merc receiver part I am using has a large pressed in rubber core with the metal spline piece pressed into the center of the rubber, this design gives a little forgiveness in the alignment but not much, this alignment must be checked when ever the out-drive is removed, tool is about 3 feet long about 1.75 inch diameter and solid steal, no splines but end is same diameter as splined shaft. In all normal Mercruiser installed the back of engine mounts to inner plate of gimball assembly on transom, with bolts and rubber washers, then you just adjust front mount or mounts of engine for shaft alignment, I did not want the noise/vibration from engine to have this path to the boat that this installation provides. :usa:

I launch my boat the day I leave on my trip, this year I hope to do the Trent Severn waterway in Canada, Round trip and then some other canals in Canada if time and conditions are right. Its Canada's 150th birthday and to celebrate , locking is free this year!!!

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