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From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby trnoti » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:51 pm

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My first build/conversion and it's almost done! What do you guys think?
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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby Citori16 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:17 pm

Sweet! Almost bought a Sunfish from a previous neighbor to do the same thing, but I know it would sit for a decade before I got around to it. That's some nice work right there!
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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby brampus » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:38 pm

I wish I had the talent to build such a nice boat. Are you going to put a small engine on it or row her. Grass it up and take more pics


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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby toolmaker » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:00 pm

trnoti wrote:Image
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My first build/conversion and it's almost done! What do you guys think?



DO YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF THE BOTTOM OF THE HULL?

looks like you did a nice job...... many sailboats have just to curved a bottom for a motorized sneak boat conversion

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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby trnoti » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:57 pm

Tool, I think your probably right. I've used it with oars and a trolling motor so far and it goes great. I have a 4 hp Johnson I'm rebuilding for it. I don't mind if it's a displacement hull as long as I don't have to row up tide. It was originally a lazer sailboat. The guy from the DEEP, who gave me a new hull ID number, just said to consider it homemade. Cost me 9$ to register it! I'm also going to put a spray dodger on it.
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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby trnoti » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:59 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys... I'll keep you posted
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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby toolmaker » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:24 pm

youll find it will go about 7 -8 mph max.....even with a 15 hp on it..... a 6-8 is ideal...as long as you keep it a two stroke...

does your 4 hp have shifter and reverse? I liked the 4 hp I had excpet for the fact you had to turn it around for reverse.... and when you started it...you were going...NO NUETRAL.....thats hectic in rough seas....leaning back to start it and off it goes when it does!!! yikes

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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby trnoti » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:02 pm

It's a two stroke with neutral and forward only
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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby BobbyG » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:05 pm

sweet, my first boat I took a sun surfer and split it length wise, and made it 18" wider. It did the job until I was ready to go bigger. good luck should work fine
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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby Irishwhistler » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:51 pm

NICE WORK! That boat looks great and will disappear when grassed up. :thumbsup:

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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby kenner » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:42 pm

Very nice! What's the finished weight???
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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby trnoti » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:57 am

If I had to guess... I'd say around 150-200 lbs. I can lift it myself. Its actually for sale right now with a trailer. I ended up picking up a MLB Chuck Huff BBSB at a great price over the summer. Can't wait to use it!
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Re: From Sailboat to Sneakboat

Postby kenner » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:57 pm

Beautiful boat!,, but too heavy for me; I plan to build a smaller, 11ft something/sneakboat. I'm on smaller water, but need just enough boat for my 95# lab and me @ 215#.

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