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  1. Are you going to leave the outer hull (topsides) timber finish? Might look nice. May i ask how the topside sheets are joined. Finger or scarf joins?
  2. As promised, my particular performance specs incase anyone is interested / building an OC20. Motor: Yamaha 150hp XCA (2800cc) Digital Electric Control Prop: Yamaha Reliance 3 blade Stainless 17m 14 1/4 Trim Tabs: Bennett Bolt 9x12 Crew: 3 Fuel: 150 Litres WOT: 40 Knots at 6000RPM Cruise: 20-25 knots at 3400-3800rpm Fuel: 17-20 Litres per hour at cruise Just did a 150km round trip to the top of Fraser Island and we only used 74 Litres of fuel total.
  3. Wow!! Looks great Riggs
  4. Thanks Thrillsbe! having heaps of fun with her
  5. Thanks Lotus! Once engine has been run I shall report back with some figures
  6. Thanks Graham. I had no idea of your ties to Brunswick Heads! Such a beautiful place, and still a sleepy little town (which I hope never changes).
  7. Many thanks Ken! yes looking forward spending lots of family time out on it. Thanks PadrePoint!
  8. Hi all, Might be time to bring this thread to an end.. After waiting patiently for 4 months, the motor finally arrived this week (Yamaha 150hp DEC 2.8L) I have to admit I was a bit nervous about the sea trials given the amount of hours which went into the project. Despite a few minor setup/teething problems (to be expected), she floated perfectly on her lines and went like a dream! I am so happy with the performance. A well mannered hull with such a dry and smooth ride. At-rest stability was great as well. All the hard work was suddenly forgotten after seeing my wife and young sons face light up we put the throttle down - which was approaching 40knots on the yamaha gauge! He has been a champ helping me out from time to time on the project and was 4 years old when we started (now 9 years old). The only regret I have about the project is not finishing it in time for my father to see it (passed away mid last year ? Most of all, I wanted thank to thank Grahame and the B&B team for such a great design, and plans which were so accurate and simple to follow. You are a very talented designer. If anyone is interested in the performance specs with this particular motor setup, let me know and I can post here once the engine has been run-in properly. Thanks for following the build and anyone who offered advise along the way. Regards Lenny Pic of launch and Yamaha tech, Brunswick River, Australia
  9. Thanks Riggs. Looking forward to seeing yours finished off too
  10. Thanks Ken, yes, you know the feeling
  11. A photo of new tee top install and upper station for spotting fish on the flats. I design out of lightweight large diameter alloy tube. Looks like arrival of motor won't be until mid January now. Quite disappointing after a 4 year build and considering I ordered in August. Nevertheless, a first world problem..
  12. That turned out nice and great to see some renowned Aussie builders embracing 'wood' construction. Most workshops are chopper gun and resin shovels
  13. 40 knots! That's scary! Good to hear you have been having a good time in your boat.
  14. Thanks Lotus! Re HP, the Australian way is to overpower everything ? I have ordered the smallest engine which has digital speed control (DEC) being the 150hp Yamaha. There is a shortage of new motors over here at the moment (have been waiting since August for it to arrive from Japan). I'm not too hopeful it will be arrive/be installed before xmas, so probably a mid January launch. I hope your boat has been good?
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