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l.stephenson

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Minimost XL New Build
« on: August 25, 2019, 10:58:33 PM »
New build have the lofting done now on to the build.
The keel is cut and ready for frames.
Having trouble loading a pic any help appreciated.
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l.stephenson

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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 12:51:04 PM »
I have a few questions for the experts.
What size, length and  spacing of screws  do you use to attach the plywood   ??
I'm using 5200 as a bedding compound between frames and plywood.
Most of the framing is done and almost ready to start attaching the plywood.
For some reason i'm not able to attach pics of the build.
Louis

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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 11:05:25 PM »
Here is another attempt to post a pic been working about 2 weeks on boat 4 or 5 hrs a day.

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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 02:41:43 AM »
That one came through perfectly.  The boat looks terrific!  Good on you!
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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 07:14:01 PM »
I'm still searching for an engine but a bit concerned about how much weight the boat can handle safely.
The new 40 hp four stroke motors weight is about 225 pounds.
I have seen pics of older 2 stroke 50 hp mercury and johnson motors can someone tell me how much they weigh.
I'm leaning towards a 40 hp something but not set on that either.

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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2019, 04:44:13 PM »
Well here is the completed hull now on to the finish  work glass and paint.

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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2019, 05:52:53 PM »
Doing the Fiberglass the bottom is done time to flip and do the top now.

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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2019, 02:14:31 PM »
Greetings!  I built my XL in 2014 it’s a great boat!  I have a 25 2 stroke on it. Goes fast n fun even with 2 aboard!  I’ll. Estimate that motor weighed about 125 lbs I could get it on and off my self just.   I have had a 35 2stroke it’s a lot heavier I’ll estimate 165 lbs and that’s a two person lift. Oddly enough I just bought and resold a 50 hp 2 stroke that was real heavy needs a chain lift must be 200 lbs + all Evinrude  I would definitely go 2 stroke and keep it 25 a or 35hp. If you go 35 or 50 give thought to back wash and with that weight your flotation calculations!
I can say ample pleasure we have with the 25 on it! Ide go the 35 but the 50 I think is too heavy for what you might gain. Good luck with your fine boat. Steve. You could google the exact weights but my remarks would still hold as good advise here

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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 12:19:45 AM »
Have a look at the older omc 2 stroke motors from 70 and 80s.  About 120 lbs.  The motor came in several HP ratings from 20 HP to 35hp.  All the same displacement, mostly just different carbs.  So a 35hp carb on a 25hp motor becomes a sleeper 35hp.  They come manual or electric start.

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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2019, 04:46:38 AM »
Ed is right... and those motors were great.  But do your homework if you’re not familiar with those motors and/or those years. You can pick up a good deal on an earlier 20 or 25, but they’re an older design with (mostly) pin drive propellers, points and condenser ignition, and standard exhaust.  Look for through hub exhaust if you want a peppier engine, especially getting into a 30 or 35. 
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Re: Minimost XL New Build
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2019, 04:02:27 PM »
Found a 30 hp Yahama 2 stroke that was used as a tender motor on a sail boat  came off a 12 ft' dingy very low hours and runs like new. The hull is complete except for interior trim work and paint. Hope to have it completed early spring, will post pics as it comes along.

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