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  1. kenojim

    Props, so many options

    Mercury pitches their Mercalloy metal mix or whatever it's called.. Anyone have any info on this? They say better than standard aluminum... Sounds like a used car sales pitch to me, but don't know for sure.
  2. kenojim

    Props, so many options

    Yeah, I was surprised it wasn't a bigger difference. The 15 is stainless, don't know if that makes any difference or not. I only pull a skier or tube a couple times a year so I think I'll keep this set up. I like to be able to sit in boat and let someone else drive and not have to explain...
  3. kenojim

    Props, so many options

    I borrowed a 17" spitfire aluminum prop to try. Trimmed down all the way WOT was 4600 RPMs at 33MPH.. Start to trim up and immediate increase in both. Can run trimmed out all the way at WOT with no limiter.. Top RPMs hit was 5440 at 40MPH. Performance was just a hair slower both 0-20 and...
  4. kenojim

    Props, so many options

    Motor now has about 63hrs on it. Bow definitely lifts.. And speed increases. Just hitting the trim button for a second you can feel the bow lift, the spray from the hull recedes from half way up the boat to toward the stern.. WOT speed trimmed down all the way is about 35-36 mph.. Sits right...
  5. kenojim

    Props, so many options

    Don't often pull a skier or tube.. Mostly cruising., the limiter kicks in between 5600 and 5700. The engine came with a 4 blade aluminum spitfire 13", was obvious the pitch was too low from the start, and besides the the boat did not handle well in corners over 30mph, acted like a spooked...
  6. kenojim

    Props, so many options

    Yes.. WOT trimmed up 1/4 of the way it flirts with limiter.. 38mph.. Trim up any more and engine sits on limiter..no more speed, may even drop a mph.. Tach says 5650-5700
  7. kenojim

    Props, so many options

    Got back in to boating after being away for a while and finding with props, like everything else, much has changed. .. Props come in single inch (and some have half inch) increments in pitch,.. PVS holes, progressive rake,. It gets to a point of information overload. My mid 70s, 15+' Glastron...
  8. kenojim

    Trailer Security

    I've heard some horror stories about boat trailers being stolen at the ramp lot while the boat is in the water. Even cases of parts being stolen off trailers! (roller assemblies, galvanized or stainless fittings for bunk hardware, and of course spare tires and their mounts) Besides the...
  9. kenojim

    Trailer questions for vintage Glastron Tri-hull

    updated pic with a better fitting trailer
  10. kenojim

    Moller and other compliant ventless portable tank

    Leaving the cap loose would just mean the expanding fuel and vapors would leak around the cap instead of where it does now. (path of least resistance) The idea of this tank design, like it or hate it is a whole different topic that has been beaten to death. The point of the design to keep...
  11. kenojim

    Trailer questions for vintage Glastron Tri-hull

    Nice pics! That's the T152 Skiflite right? 1976? 15 footer? Max HP was 65 or 70hp? I don't ever see these around anymore! Those are original seats in the photo too.
  12. kenojim

    Moller and other compliant ventless portable tank

    Hi, I've not been able to find good information on my problem / question. I have a 6gallon Moller plastic EPA compliant tank. I fully understand the premise of the ventless concept and the vent on the cap only allowing air in.. My issue is when gas is left in the tank and the weather gets...
  13. kenojim

    Back to back boat seat reinforcement?

    I liked your idea the best.. Had seat bases fabricated out of aluminum.. Had their height shortened by half too, should now put seats close to original height
  14. kenojim

    Trailer questions for vintage Glastron Tri-hull

    Still recovering from the mess of an identity theft issue in early 2021. It just became 2nd nature to not post any traceable info online, or as little as possible anyways. I'd never post pics of my vehicle with the license tags showing, even thou yes that is public information and visible to...
  15. kenojim

    Trailer questions for vintage Glastron Tri-hull

    Thanks! Yes love the engine, was able to get it in the water just a few times late fall before I had to winterize. If anyone knows my current Calkins trailer model # by the pic and description please let me know. The tag on it is so faded I can't read most of it. I think it says 1976 and can...
  16. kenojim

    Trailer questions for vintage Glastron Tri-hull

    Thanks, the winch stand is about as far forward as it will go. I've already moved the axle toward the rear (after this pic was taken) also about as far as it will go. Even with that electric fishing motor with its own battery in the far front of the boat, I'd say there is maybe 50lbs of tounge...
  17. kenojim

    Trailer questions for vintage Glastron Tri-hull

    I have a 1976 Glastron T156 (15'6") that I'm having fixed up. With the new transom and newer heavier 4 stroke outboard I don't particularly like the way the boat sits on the trailer. The rear of the boat hangs off the rear set of rollers and it hardly has any tounge weight. It came with the...
  18. kenojim

    Back to back boat seat reinforcement?

    Ya that's the permanent solution
  19. kenojim

    Back to back boat seat reinforcement?

    Thanks for the input! .. Yes I have ss screws and 2" corner braces I'll have to look at it and decide which way to do it. The added hassle with making it solid, floor to bottom of seat all the way around with the cleats is I'd need to notch out for the 4 plastic cross pieces.. 2 on top 2 on...
  20. kenojim

    Back to back boat seat reinforcement?

    I bought an old Glastron tri hull, the inside has been restored with the new back to back seats from deckmate. They have the rectangular plastic base. Roughly 36"x13.5" and 10" high. The plastic frame design is just ok at best, but even when a 225 lbs person sits in a seat I can see the...
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