"Steve at Sugar City loves his opti,s but after having 4 strokes you.ll never go back to the noise and the smoke of 2 stroke especially with the optimax compressor noise. 250 is absolute minium HP and if your a speary like me you.ll know how…"
Welcome to the group Danial... A lot of you guys from down under where you are enjoying summer. We in the northern latitudes are just looking forward to it. Please try to post some pictures of your rebuild as you progress.
THANK,S FOR THE WELCOME DAVID. WE HAVE PLENTY OF FORMULA,S IN OZ ESPECIALLY IN QUEENSLAND. THEY ARE A IRRISTABLE ADDICTION, ANYONE WHO GET,S THERE HANDS ON ONE OVER HERE NEVER SELLS THEM. MY BOAT HAS HAD ONE OWNER BEFORE ME, I CAN STILL REMEMBER THIS BOAT WHEN IT WAS BRAND NEW AND I WAS ONLY ABOUT FIVE. THE ORIGINAL OWNER GOT TOO OLD TO USE IT AND I BOUGHT IT FROM HIM. I USED IT FOR 3 YEARS AND DECIDED IT WAS TIME FOR A FULL REBUILD. IT HAS COME FURTHER THAN THE PHOTO,S. ALL THE INSIDE IS FINISHED AND IS WRAPPED IN PLASTIC AS I AM SPRAYING THE OUTSIDE OF THE CABIN WITH GELCOAT. WHEN I,M FINISHED THE OUTSIDE I,LL PULL ALL THE COVERS OFF AND TAKE SOME MORE PHOTO,S.
The original pod that Edencraft used on the back of the 233 formula was not designed to support two large four strokes.
I originally had two four strokes mounted to such a pod and the boat nearly sank with the weight on the back. I run Bally's Boat Repairs in Geelong and three years ago designed a fully buoyant pod to support the motors and distribute the weight evenly so the boat sits beautifully in the water. The pod has been certified by the Marine Safety board for survey and I now manufacture these pods and supply them to Edencraft. These pods are now used on all pod mounted vessels they sell. Let me know how yours travels when you get it in the water. If you have any queries on how to set up your twins - give us a yell.
G'day Daniel. I have the original magazine article that I can fax to you, or I can send it via e-mail where you can enlarge the size and read it easisly. Let me know your e-mail address and I will send it, and/or your fax.
I read Allan's comment on the outboard pods with interest. I see that he continues the underwater hull shape into the pod, which is essential to stop the 'porpoising' motion that I believe happens if you just add a pod. It also adds bouyancy. John Haines Snr, who made and raced the original Australian Formula 233's, told me that this is the case.
Hi Dan, Yeah mate we did get the idea off aca but we bilt it our self well worth the time and effort. We are in the process of making the sliding windows on the side so that we can let some air through. That photo is at waterfall bay up around Goldsmith Group. We leave from Sthelens and fish between Blacks and Square. Just a question mate did u raise the cabin to give more room?
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