The 26' project

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The 26' project

Postby Jeepowell » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:19 pm

I have a stripped 26' hull, two new marine small blocks and a very small IQ.
This is the plan.
1. Go from a single screw to twins.
2. Extended the hull 4' and build a "Sea Ray" style "built in" swim platform with steps down from the aft deck.
3. Move engine aft as little as possible, to get the props under the new hull extension with new rudders.
4. Redesign the cabin/aft deck to 21 century, move head forward and make it wet, new galley and larger dinette table area.
5. Long list of things not covered in 1-4

Not the goal, but I think "if" it gets "completed", it will be the fastest Marinette on the water, guessing 60mph

I KNOW THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA, it would be much easier to buy another boat, so lets leave those comments out.

where I would like help is with the hull extension and convertion to twins, has anyone done this, links to helpful sits, anything anyone can think of?
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Re: The 26' project

Postby Roger2 » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:08 pm

Interesting. Hope you or a good friend is a good al welder. Keep us posted. Look for one to be cut up for the struts, rudders etc buy the back X feet.

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Re: The 26' project

Postby Jeepowell » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:59 pm

Thanks Roger,
I have already pulled everything I could get from a 32' that got scraped, but the struts may not work, because I am going to work prop tunnels into the extension design.
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Re: The 26' project

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:48 am

Whoo-boy! Are you ambitious!

Love to see photos of that project.

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Re: The 26' project

Postby bcassedy » Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:55 pm

I don't think you'll see anything but admirable comments for the level this project involves. Wish you best of luck.

You may have already checked into this, but could the prop shaft tunnels on the scrapped 32' have worked?

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Re: The 26' project

Postby RiverRatt » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:00 pm

To help with the design to install the twin engines, look at a twin. Take pictures and measurements and reverse engineer it to a 26'. I know one you can examine. I should be in the water near your house by the end of week.
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Re: The 26' project

Postby Jeepowell » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:23 pm

Bill, Marinettes don't have prop tunnels, are you thinking of shaft logs? A prop tunnel is recess in the hull to get a better shat angle and less draft, shat log is the tube that the shaft goes through the hull.
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Re: The 26' project

Postby Jeepowell » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:24 pm

That is the plan River Rat, need to look at the bottom of yours before it gets wet.....lol
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Re: The 26' project

Postby Fastjeff » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:56 am

Why not? Somebody converted one to outboards, remember? Was tempted to do the same thing more than once!

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Re: The 26' project

Postby bcassedy » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:46 pm

Jeepowell....
Yeah, that's what I meant. Right thing, wrong description. :oops:

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