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About keen2buildagain

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  • Birthday 11/11/1962

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    Townsville Nth Queensland Australia
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  1. keen2buildagain

    OB 20 Center Console

    Hear hear....looking great mate!
  2. keen2buildagain

    OB 20 Center Console

    Dave Although the quality of the video is a bit poor, you will get the idea of how my hull sits. This was taken on the weekend and the motor was trimmed all of the way in. It feels like she needs a bit more trim in, but I am going to fit a foil to the motor which should solve this. All said and done, the hull performed great. On the way to the fishing hut we had about approx 300 Kg's of weight plus 3 people and she rose onto the plane quite easily. Fuel consumption..... only used about 40 Lts for the 4 days which is not much more than the two other boats on the trip. Sitting on 4200 RPM we maintained 20 Knots, top speed fully loaded was approx 26 Knots, which with the 70Hp was true testament to Grahams hull design. Trev Hut trip movie.MOV
  3. keen2buildagain

    OB 20 Center Console

    Hey Dave, Do you have any videos of the vessel underway?
  4. keen2buildagain

    OB 20 Center Console

    Hi Dave, She sits in the water nicely, where about did you position your tank/s? I agree with Oyster comment re the reports....keep them coming. Trev
  5. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    lenm Sorry no pics yet but I will next chance I get.... They are aluminium and a simple rectangular shape with Tohatsu fuel fittings on the delivery and the breather. Trev
  6. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Here is (hopefully) a short Video of the boat at the local marina on an overcast day. 3 people and 60Lts fuel, no effort in getting onto the plane..... IMG_0356.MOV IMG_0356.MOV
  7. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Lenm Yes there is enough room for a 60Lt tank forward of the console and one at the rear. This way, when we return home, they are pulled out of the boat and the unused fuel gets distributed between the family car, mowers etc and the bilge is nice and dry..... (I am a bit old school and don't like stale fuel in my engines)
  8. keen2buildagain

    OB 20 Center Console

    Shhhhhhh. North Queensland....paradise on a stick mate, don't go telling everyone!! 😎
  9. keen2buildagain

    OB 20 Center Console

    HI Dave! You're right....who would have thought that two people would have the same idea (and have such good taste)?? Your OB looks great mate, I love what you did with the inside gunnel timber, that looks smart! I too launched mine last Sunday and am most pleased with the way she handles and performs. Keep in touch. Trev
  10. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Here are a couple of photos showing CB in the salt for the first time last Sunday. We had 15 - 20 knot winds on the bay that day , which although weren't ideal boating conditions, were in fact perfect to see how she handled. My "crew" bailed out on me saying they didn't want to get wet, so I went alone for a run in the waves. The hull performed well, probably a bit flighty....(from NOT having enough weight eg: me and 20 litres of fuel) in the conditions. Except for the occasional bit of spray running headway into the swell at 45 degrees, it was dry and forgiving. The 70hp proved itself to have plenty of power and with 6 people on board in the flat water, it got the hull up onto the plane with no effort. Many thanks to Graham for his expert advice and support thru the 4 yr build. I will post some shots of her running the first chance I get.
  11. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Officially named the wooden tub over a few beers on the weekend. A few touch ups and then off to the salt we go......😁
  12. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    All done apart from wiring up a few things, "official" launch day in a couple of weeks! I will try to get some shots of her in the water underway.
  13. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Time for a break............
  14. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    I couldn't see an easier way to finish it off. I wasn't looking for praise, but thanks again for the positive comments guys. Ps, PAR, what is a "stretcher"? (the Australian version of a stretcher is something carried in the back of an Ambulance)
  15. keen2buildagain

    Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    This is a Sheetmetal workers way of protecting the edges of the ply on the transom, a bit of "bling" for the timber tub....
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