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Old 06-26-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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Old Yeller Ready to launch

Back to sea tomorrow for Old Yeller. I raised the motor, installed trim tabs, painted inside and out, added a brass ship's bell, barometer and tide clock and put on a new prop.
The Etec 150 started as soon as I touched the key so I think I am ready.
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:04 PM   #2
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That is just SO old-school awesome!!



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Old 06-26-2016, 03:35 PM   #3
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Yeah it's life was a lobster boat until I bought it. It is now more of a beer boat.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:03 PM   #4
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Good deal Quazz. Got pix of the brass ships bell ?
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:11 PM   #5
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Is that ever sweet! I bet it's heavy being all wood. Inboard??
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:18 PM   #6
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Good deal Quazz. Got pix of the brass ships bell ?
Ask and ye shall receive. The bell is a gift from my son for Father's Day. He knew I was looking for one. He bought the same brand as the tide and time clock and the barometer that is above the helm. He lives in LA so for his birthday I sent him the time and tide clock like mine and he has it set to Nova Scotia time and tides.

They are from an old company from Annapolis (or somewhere around there) and they still make old school real brass nautical stuff. The company is Weems & Plath, great stuff and great service and just a cool little company..
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:20 PM   #7
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That is awesome!

I'll never set foot in it of it leaves the harbor but it's cool!
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:27 PM   #8
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Is that ever sweet! I bet it's heavy being all wood. Inboard??
She is incredibly heavy but her hull is not wood. What you see is the lines from the form on which she was made.
When I bought her she was powered by a 20 year old 100 HP Evinrude but I sold that and bought a brand new 150 Evinrude Etec. It cost a lot more than the boat but I really don't want to worry about motor failure in the North Atlantic.
She isn't fast but the deck is made for working so there is lots of room for people to sit around. She is also incredibly solid and seaworthy.
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Wow. Nice work.
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I have a 90 horse Etec on my old grady hull and absolutely love the motor. Use it for crabbing and trolling, so many hours of idle speed operation, never misses a beat. And, three years of no scheduled maintenance. Winterizing is ridiculously easy. Might want to consider getting the Evinrude diagnostic software and making your own EMM->RS232 serial cable (lots of info online on how to assemble) or buy the 90 dollar BRP cable. And, since any recent laptop lacks a serial port, a serial to usb adapter will solve that problem. You can get lots of useful data and control over engine performance. Software is a bit pricey from BRP at around 425, or, I know a few guys who got theirs off ebay for considerably less, don't know if that is a great choice as I've heard updates are impossible to get unless you have the license number for the software.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:19 PM   #11
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That is so awesome Pete!
I hope to someday go for a cruise on Old Yeller!
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Ask and ye shall receive. The bell is a gift from my son for Father's Day. He knew I was looking for one. He bought the same brand as the tide and time clock and the barometer that is above the helm. He lives in LA so for his birthday I sent him the time and tide clock like mine and he has it set to Nova Scotia time and tides.
Outstanding Captain Green Leaf....a tidy helm and that prized bell will surely make any journey enjoyable. Thanks Pete.
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Well you better get back out here!
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Awesome boat. You have a great time and enjoy. So wish I could go with.
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I have a 90 horse Etec on my old grady hull and absolutely love the motor. Use it for crabbing and trolling, so many hours of idle speed operation, never misses a beat. And, three years of no scheduled maintenance. Winterizing is ridiculously easy. Might want to consider getting the Evinrude diagnostic software and making your own EMM->RS232 serial cable (lots of info online on how to assemble) or buy the 90 dollar BRP cable. And, since any recent laptop lacks a serial port, a serial to usb adapter will solve that problem. You can get lots of useful data and control over engine performance. Software is a bit pricey from BRP at around 425, or, I know a few guys who got theirs off ebay for considerably less, don't know if that is a great choice as I've heard updates are impossible to get unless you have the license number for the software.
Yeah they are great motors. I know about the software and cables but I just haven't pulled the trigger on the purchase yet.
The 3 years no maintenance is awesome as is the 6 year warranty.
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I'd like to see A LOT more pictures! Very cool!
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Back to sea tomorrow for Old Yeller. I raised the motor, installed trim tabs, painted inside and out, added a brass ship's bell, barometer and tide clock and put on a new prop.
The Etec 150 started as soon as I touched the key so I think I am ready.
Trim tabs? I thought those were only useful above 5 knots
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Trim tabs? I thought those were only useful above 5 knots
While no speedster, Old Yeller can approach 30 mph but I would need a 1000 gallon gas tank to keep it up. Comfortable cruising speed is 8 - 10 kts and this is where trim tabs help out a lot by keeping her on plane at lower speeds. I use the term plane loosely
Trim Tabs are also good for heavy seas.
This is all theory though as I have not used them yet.
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