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Old 08-12-2015, 08:02   #76
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Re: Just Purchased a Crowther 34 Tri Today!

I went for the Yamaha 8 because it was a good price especially for a 2008 motor. We ran it and operated all functions before I bought it and it's a keeper. I can easily sell it for what I have into it and probably more if I decide not to use it. I'll put the steering wheel, steering box, and control cable and fittings on CL for around $150 and see what happens. I'm definitely not going to use them. The weight is an issue and is about the only downside. I feel that I would actually be making the boat less complicated to run with the 2 motors and twin controls. All motor functions would be right there at the tiller instead of reaching down onto the motor bracket to change gears. I'm looking for single handed ease when docking.

Anyway, I'm not 100% committed just yet and the motor mounting bracket has yet to appear on the other side so I could change my mind.

Rain and high winds today out of the south but that should be no problem.
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:20   #77
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Re: Just Purchased a Crowther 34 Tri Today!

The winds weren't to bad when I left but we did get lots of rain overnight and more today. Looked at the damage on the outrigger last night when I got to my boat you got the spot I wanted. Shoot me a pm about repairs. Rob sv meet schaum.
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Old 21-12-2015, 17:44   #78
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I received a check for $6100.00 from Boat US today for the damage. That was out of the blue and there had been no discussion about a settlement. I was having trouble anyway getting estimates because of the 24' beam. I'll just accept the payment and move on. Now I can really get going on the repairs. These 2 spots were the worst of it.

Edit: That dang pic is rotated but was right side up in my puter. Those 2 scrapes to the core are only about 6" to 8" diameter each.
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Hey Bob,

I haven't been too active on CF for awhile but when I saw this tread I had to read it from the beginning. I am so happy for you on your purchase, a boat that will run at wind speed and didn't break the bank. You are going to have a lot of fun this Spring, please keep us posted. I know your tri will just rip it up in that area, overtaking many others, I'm just waiting to hear all about it.

I know your a little bummed about the added weight of two outboards, but as a single hander I believe the weight penalty will be more than offset by the maneuvering precision you will have when coming back to your dock. If both outboards are running good and aren't over propped so that you can slip them in and out of gear both forward and reverse at idle, you will be able to do amazing single handed docking. If they don't allow going into gear at idle without stalling and they have a good tune, try a finer pitch prop. The concept of being able to go from forward to astern propulsion at idle on both engines, as needed to maneuver, will make life easy for you.
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I received a check for $6100.00 from Boat US today for the damage. That was out of the blue and there had been no discussion about a settlement. I was having trouble anyway getting estimates because of the 24' beam. I'll just accept the payment and move on. Now I can really get going on the repairs. These 2 spots were the worst of it.

Edit: That dang pic is rotated but was right side up in my puter. Those 2 scrapes to the core are only about 6" to 8" diameter each.
OK that's great news let's get her fixed next month
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Old 22-12-2015, 07:47   #81
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I was thinking about hanging 4 full 5 gallon buckets off the port ama then that should raise the starboard side some. I was also wondering if I could actually rest the ama on the dock, do some work and put her back in for the night. The repairs are all above the water line so that's good. I won't actually sand right there but a bit of epoxy work will be OK. If I can get it patched up now then I can deal with it properly this summer.

I was also wondering if I could prefab a motor mounting bracket like the other one and attach it to the beam while the boat is in the water. That prop suggestion was right in line with what I was thinking. There are some newer props that are supposed to be better in reverse. I don't know which I got on there. I'll get the other motor mounted and see what happens.
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Where the hell Have I been???

Congrats with a smidge of bummer thrown in Bobbo!

She don't look too bad at all... Easy Peasy fix, and Bobs your... Well... you know what I mean...
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How about getting a truck inner tube or two and inflating it under the float?
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Or maybe a couple of these so they wouldn't be obsolete after the repair...
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I thought I was twisted and then I see there is an entirely different level.....
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I thought I was twisted and then I see there is an entirely different level.....
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Look man... I told you I missed the whole thread at this point...

I'm just trying to catch up to the party... In my usual method of lapping it completely...
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Perfect, it's self-centering!
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I wonder if my wife would believe I bought them for the boat?
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I wonder if my wife would believe I bought them for the boat?

It looks like it's not the first time:

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