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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: Motor Mount
« Last post by Dean Nelson on September 22, 2017, 01:33:22 PM »
By adding some rubber, plastic or wood to the backside of the removable motor mount, this will correspondingly move the motor farther away from the hull.  My motor mount has a block of wood on the front side, with a thin layer of rubber on the back side.  If you add a half inch of rubber to the backside, it should move the motor a half inch away from the hull.  Also, consider that your motor may be missing a stop block/tilt adjustment...as the prop thrusts the boat forward, it may be pushing the shaft forward; having a stop block/tilt adjustment on the motor will prevent the shaft from moving forward beyond a certain point.
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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: Motor Mount
« Last post by Venti on September 22, 2017, 07:57:33 AM »
Tohatsu 3.5. Made a mistake buying the short shaft. If I adjust the angle not enough prop in the water
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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: Motor Mount
« Last post by Glenn VanHeel on September 21, 2017, 10:34:02 PM »
What kind of outboard do you have? Some outboards have an adjustment for the angle of attack.
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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Motor Mount
« Last post by Venti on September 21, 2017, 05:26:48 AM »
I think I am using the original motor mount. The removable one that can be interchanged with trailing mast support. When in use my motor rubs the lip on the bottom of the hull causing damage.

Is there a recommended replacement
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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: Aft cockpit hatch
« Last post by Venti on September 21, 2017, 05:16:27 AM »
Thanks Don! Will try this weekend.
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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: Aft cockpit hatch
« Last post by Travis Gregory on September 20, 2017, 08:59:00 PM »
Good to know Don!  I was all set to re-bed mine this winter.  I'll move on to projects with more potential for success.

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U20 General Discussion / Re: Steve Rose
« Last post by Billy Ellis on September 20, 2017, 11:38:05 AM »
I am genuinely saddened to hear this news. Steve represented everything that was right about sailing sportsmanship. There is no question about his dedication to introducing new people to sailing and the U20 in particular and ensuring everybody had a good time in the process. Gods Speed Steve.
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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / Re: 2018 North Americans (Official Thread!)
« Last post by Don Corey on September 19, 2017, 06:24:08 PM »
Count me in as the first to commit with U20 #25 fore.  I'll make every attempt to sail but must admit watching the fleet this year in Kansas was a lot of fun. 
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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: Aft cockpit hatch
« Last post by Don Corey on September 19, 2017, 06:03:04 PM »
OK, non of the above.  This hatch was designed to be installed in a vertical position.  It's not waterproof.  USI did build a few boats with the proper cockpit hatch.  Unfortunately there are no waterproof ones that will replace that size hatch.  My solution is buy a 4' piece of clear vinyl carpet runner material from Home Depot and cover the hatch, works great.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Steve Rose
« Last post by Don Corey on September 19, 2017, 05:14:46 PM »
No question Steve will be missed by many of us in the U20 world.  Regatta tailgate parties will not be the same without Steve's smiling face mixing up the Goombays for everyone to enjoy.  Quite a generous contribution to the U20 class by loaning his second boat to countless newcomers to the class.  Camaraderie within the U20 troops was of far greater importants to Steve than winning races.  "It's all good".  And the list goes on and on.......   
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