Boatbuilding Blog

March 23, 2010

Shopping List

Filed under: Hardware — tomlarkin @ 12:39 pm

Shopping List 

i wonder why they laugh when I go to Fisheries Supply?

March 22, 2010

Honda BFP60!

Filed under: Hardware — tomlarkin @ 10:26 pm

I bought the motor last week! I went with the Honda 60HP, high-thrust model. The other main contender was the Yamaha 60 High thrust but the Honda has some features I like more.  I also looked into the Mercury Bigfoot, but I couldn’t find a single person who would recommend a Mercury over the other two. It’s a shame, because they sell them at the marina where I’ll be keeping the boat.

50 or 60 HP? Each of these come in both models. They seem to be the same motor, just tuned differently. The price difference was about $400, which is pretty cheap for an additional 10 HP.

I bought it from Maritime’s Marine Center in Ballard (Seattle). They’ve been very helpful so far. It should arrive in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I now have the gauges, shifter, and key assembly so I can start installing them this weekend.

Dashboard is progressing:




The main wiring is laid out very much like the drawing. I need to tidy the cables still: