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Forum: General Boating Discussion 30-08-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By shape josh
paint removal?

Hi guys

I want to repaint my hull (choosing paint would be another question) anyway... the chap who owned it before me did a naff job! and on the bow has added what looks like sand to the paint I...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-08-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By shape josh
catamaran speed boats?

right,
just recently I've surfing ebay and gumtree and all those others places where hidden gems lurk!

And I've seen few and far between in the way of catamaran speed boats? really interesting...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 23-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By shape josh
Hydraulic steering!

Right, guys just need some help!

due to the fact my single teleflex cable can't cope with my engine Merc 1994-5 115hp (says rated up to 150hp)

I'm looking at a Baystar kit I'm on a budget too!...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By shape josh
Liking it

Wish this was more widely shown sport like Formula 1 or WRC!!
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,447
Posted By shape josh
Fuel tank is just in front of the drive and...

Fuel tank is just in front of the drive and co-driver seats and I think the boat is better balanced?... I will bare in mind when raising the engine I've also been made aware of the torque anode!
...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-07-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,447
Posted By shape josh
Massive help!

thanks for all the info guys! I will put it into effect after the weekend (as I'm away)
got to save a few pennies for the new baystar steering but it will be worth it, never experienced anything...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-07-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,447
Posted By shape josh
Okay, the current steering is a teleflex cable...

Okay, the current steering is a teleflex cable rated to 150hp... but has been sunk and needs replacing! as for the mounts and bushes as pretty solid, the engine is mounted "low" would that effect it?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 02-07-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,447
Posted By shape josh
Major chine walk!! please HELP

Hi guys!

I have a scary problem, chine walk! and torque steering!

if it helps my boat is a sharp 19 so the guy who sold it to me said (I think it's a predator?)
Engine is a Mercury 1995 115hp...
Forum: Gallery 30-06-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,261
Posted By shape josh
Sharp

any vids of Sharp's going?? really curious to compare!

cheers guys
Forum: General Boating Discussion 29-06-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By shape josh
oooh that's a beast! wasn't what I expected to...

oooh that's a beast!
wasn't what I expected to happen if I'm honest!
The guy who sold me the engine did look after it nicely, the next thing I'm looking into is hydraulic steering set up (not...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 29-06-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By shape josh
to be fair it is spartan in side so very...

to be fair it is spartan in side so very light!... and yeah never seem to leave them alone always have to tinker lol, (fitting a foot throttle next couple days)
not counting the speed as spot on due...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 29-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By shape josh
well, put her down today just for a test run (no...

well, put her down today just for a test run (no bells or whistles)
sits good on the water... GPS read 53 knots! very happy so far but some more work needs to be done
Forum: General Boating Discussion 29-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By shape josh
I'm guessing it does run 2+2 as idles rough but...

I'm guessing it does run 2+2 as idles rough but started easily from cold? I don't know any of the RPM's as hadn't hooked the tac gauge up at that point, engine is not lifted just mounted via the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 28-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By shape josh
Umm...it's an in-line 4 cylinder do you mean 2...

Umm...it's an in-line 4 cylinder do you mean 2 litre?
was just curious on the sort of speed it would be capable of on a Sharp 19 fitted with a lazerII 20" pitch prop,

started perfectly after...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 21-05-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,780
Posted By shape josh
odd happenings!

cheers!,
although a very odd thing happened I toyed with the idea of the pressure washer and tried it on a small area (just under the running strip at the stern).... WELL the blue paint just peeled...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 21-05-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,780
Posted By shape josh
Best way to clean

can anyone help!!

what's the best way to clean a fibreglass hull? fair amount of scum/ general dirt
I've got a pressure washer but it's very powerful (don't want to cause any damage! :confused: ...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-05-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By shape josh
Funny you should mention Fletcher's as it came...

Funny you should mention Fletcher's as it came off one, the engine runs well (but has been sat idle for little while now, but has been kept in good order!)

It's a Mercury 115hp... it will be...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-05-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By shape josh
Engine info?

I was just wondering if any of you guys could tell me about this outboard?

cheers guys!
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By shape josh
Help...Advice

Right guys need pointing in the right direction!

I'm replacing (and installing in better area) my draining bung... the crappy plastic screw threaded surround got trashed when boat slipped on...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-02-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By shape josh
???

???
Forum: General Boating Discussion 03-02-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By shape josh
Crusader Vs what though? not really sure on the...

Crusader Vs what though?
not really sure on the condition throughout on this one to be fair!... tis solid though,
I know it used to have a turned 115 yam v4 on her but other than that I've never...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 24-01-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,183
Posted By shape josh
This....is....boatmad!!

ring 16 with 260 on back would be suicide where i live lol.... like the idea though
Forum: General Boating Discussion 24-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By shape josh
I like that.... bewilde'ring is a good one

I like that....

bewilde'ring is a good one
Forum: General Boating Discussion 23-01-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By shape josh
best Ring name i've seen so far was loiteRing!

best Ring name i've seen so far was loiteRing!
Forum: General Boating Discussion 23-01-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By shape josh
haha

ha! too right
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