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by v12mac
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP
Replies: 14
Views: 4505

Re: 2003 130 Model with 40-HP

What brand and model is the 40? You need to know the manufacturer’s recommended RPM range.
by v12mac
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp

I'm super happy with the performance, ran 20-MPH most of the day and did a bit of fishing.

The prop selection was 1/2 voodoo and as I shocked my son. had to use math--he liked that line.

Also l've had some great advice from lots of good folks around the web.
by v12mac
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

When you are 11 years old, this boat is plenty fast. I'm having a great time squeezing every bit out of this rig with my son.

New prop Solas 11-pitch; same test conditions as before

Dad and son
MPH = 21.4
RPM = 5400

Son only
MPH = 22.2
RPM = 5700

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Boat is set up. Now time to make it purdy.
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by v12mac
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

This is the OEM 9.5" next to the Solas 11"

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by v12mac
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

I ordered a Solas three-blade with 11-pitch. I'll post data about performance after it arrives.
by v12mac
Fri May 31, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

In conclusion and support of prior suggestions:

  • if you want to run a 9.9-HP get a light, pull-start, two-stroke engine and a can of diet coke.
  • avoid the heavier super sport
  • BIGFOOT gear case robs speed
  • buy the 15hp
by v12mac
Fri May 31, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

More data: Engine: stock 9.9 Mercury Bigfoot; 2.42:1 gear ratio; Propeller: 9.5-pitch propeller Speed are in statute miles-per-hour and are speed-over-ground from GPS receiver WITH STOCK CARBURETOR Crew: 220-lbs Dad and 95-lbs kid MPH = 9.4 RPM = unspecified; tachometer unreliable As above but Crew:...
by v12mac
Fri May 31, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

[The 9.9-HP engine under discussion] is the larger 323-cc or 19.7-cubic-inch block made by Yamaha. I had to go with a 9.9-HP engine for local laws. (A 40-HP four-cylinder two-stroke-power-cycle outboard engine is now in my garage.) By tug boat prop I meant prop is designed not for speed but to push ...
by v12mac
Thu May 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

Re: SUPER SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

Merc spec is 5500 wot max Yep the 3" gearcase on the bigfoot is working against us. So is all the additional weight. But it's the motor I have. The prop looks like 3 table spoons. Looks like a tugboat prop. It is only 9.5" of pitch but I think it might be out of wack. Solas makes a few pro...
by v12mac
Thu May 30, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp
Replies: 13
Views: 4629

SUPER SPORT 13 with Bigfoot 9.9-HP / 15hp

The restoration of a 1988 [SUPER SPORT 13] is finished, and the boat now has a 2004 9.9-HP BIGFOOT engine with electric start, a battery, remote steering, and a 6-gallon fuel tank. The original four-cylinder 40-HP two-stroke-power-cycle engine has been removed; it was too much power for an 11-year-o...
by v12mac
Thu May 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

Re: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS

Thanks for the ideas. I came up with a hybrid idea. I cut the rollers off and kept the mounts, then ordered a new set of mounts from Eastern.

Next is bunk placement, outboard of the hull stakes gives very little support, I'm thinking of going inboard but worried about stability.
by v12mac
Wed May 08, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Seat Backs for 13' Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 2582

Re: Seat Backs for 13' Classic

Are you thinking of something like the super sport offering?
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by v12mac
Wed May 08, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

Converting roller trailer to bunks 13' SS

I pulled the hull off the roller trailer (argh) and found damage to the glass from contacting the steel between the rollers. It's all repaired now and I would like to put a set of bunks on the trailer and trash the goofy tilty rollers. I'm having trouble locating a kit locally so I've turned to the ...
by v12mac
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Desert Tan Color in a Two-part Paint
Replies: 6
Views: 2670

Desert Tan Color in a Two-part Paint

Point me to [a two-part paint or something similar] that will keep off the ultra-violet sunlight from [repairs made with] WEST System epoxy resin and be close in color to Desert Tan. BACKSTORY: I am working with my son on an old SUPER SPORT 13. We have the hull flipped in the garage and started work...
by v12mac
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Rivet Fastener Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Re: Rub Rail Rivet Fastener Removal

Thanks, simple is usually the best way.
by v12mac
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Re: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior

Yep, the previous owner had an elaborate system of lift points and tie downs where holes were drilled through the rub rail and hull. They had to cut 2 reliefs in the L track to keep the SS brackets against the hull. I had to pull the rail to properly fill the holes. Again, a quick project begins to ...
by v12mac
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Re: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior

For twenty years there has been an article in REFERENCE about rub rails for classic Boston Whaler boats and where to get them. See http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/rubRail.html Yep, that's where I found these guys. Just good to see they are still up and running, prices have edged up in th...
by v12mac
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Rub Rail Rivet Fastener Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Rub Rail Rivet Fastener Removal

I am pulling off the rub rail [of a classic Boston Whaler boat (unidentified)]. What can I do about the ends of the rivets? Some [prior discussions on this topic recommended to] push [the old rivet] back in to the foam, and fill the hole. Is this the best way to do this? Or, [should the old rivet be...
by v12mac
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Re: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior

[I have o]dered a small patch amount of Desert Tan from Spectrum and a new rub rail kit from Barbour, who are super knowledgeable. Their [rub rail replacement] kit [contained] 29-feet [of three piece railings and cost] $185 for all three pieces—not too bad for such a big cosmetic improvement. BARBOU...
by v12mac
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Re: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior

The repairs were done prior to us picking up the boat. It appears the repair involved putting tape on the hull, flush with gel coat, and injecting thickened resin from the inside. [The external surface of the repair area is then] flush with the highest level of the existing gel coat resin layer. I'l...
by v12mac
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

1998 SUPER SPORT 13: Reinstalling Interior

I have been fighting with varnish all winter and now it is time to put the [1988 SUPER SPORT 13] back together--if I can recall where all these bits go, as there are way more parts than the Sport I had as a kid. I bought this thing partially disassembled, and about half the hardware is missing. I ha...
by v12mac
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP
Replies: 17
Views: 4563

Re: SPORT 13 with 9.9-HP

I grew up on a SPORT 13 with a 7.5-HP engine, and the boat planed just fine. I'm in the process of building a SUPER SPORT 13 with my son. We have the same rules here--less than 15-HP under 12 years old. We picked up a 9.9-HP four-stroke BIGFOOT. I'll post performance results when the boat is set up.