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    WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
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    📝 Muscongus Bay Smack
    4 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Bring this one back to life Jump. It’s a classic.

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    3 days ago by 🇺🇸 Peejay ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Your Grandfather’s Smack is a bit farther along than one I started many years ago. I got the large kit from Laughing Whale, who later sold it and the smaller version to Midwest. At some point I found that the plans had been lost, but I was able to get a new set from Laughing Whale.

    My partially built hull has seen four moves, and now the kit and radio parts are in storage. I need to get my shop set up before bringing it home. But your Grandfather’s model raised some good memories. Looking forward to seeing you complete it. 😋
    💬 Re: Muscongus Bay Smack
    4 days ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Captain)
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    She is pretty…just dusted her a bit. 😉
    📝 WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    4 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A few photos of how this build came together. In New England we refer to this type as a downeast (Maine) sport fisher since it’s built on a lobster boat hull. A couple of photographs early in the process.
    Hull is a 36” long fiberglass hull built by a young craftsman in Bristol, Maine. Everything else scratch built.
    More later about when it was built; sort of the reason for this blog.

    💬 Re: WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    10 hours ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Okay, so on to changing the drive.Upon getting started I discovered from my signature plate in the hull that I had built WHOPPER STOPPER ten years ago! Man how time flys!
    The first photo is the original driveline. It was a mystery motor with what I think was a three to one gearbox that was in my parts box. I had never used gear reducer before so it seemed at the time like a good idea to experiment & use it. Not! Totally wrong application as I know now.
    The second photo is the direct drive replacement motor. There’s absolutely no reason to have a gear reducer in sportfishing boat where you don’t need the torque like in a tug. I have not put it in the water yet to check out the speed from the new motor, which I’m sure is going to require backing off on the throttle endpoint settings & increasing the expo.
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    💬 Re: WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    21 hours ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Now, moving on to the “finished” aspect. The last two in-water photos in the previous post were taken at a fun float in Scarborough, Maine this past June. They represent a scale speed about right when trolling for fish. The two here are at WOT but do not approach a scale cruising speed of what should be around 17 kts. I moved control of the boat from a 3ch FlySky tx to my Taranis QX7 which allowed the throttle end point setting to be increased about 25%. That only increased the speed moderately as shown. So, a change of motors required.
    💬 Re: WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    2 days ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Captain)
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    Chum!!! She’s simply…
    💬 Re: WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    2 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    The “finished” boat. More on “finished” in a bit.
    💬 Re: WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    3 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    A few more.
    💬 Re: WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    4 days ago by 🇺🇸 Chum444 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Some additional construction photos.
    💬 Re: WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    4 days ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Captain)
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    Bluejacket still market's this one...but, a bit pricey at $450. Yikes! But, I like where you're going with you pilot house better Chum! 😊
    💬 Re: WHOPPER STOPPER a Terry Jason sport fisherman
    4 days ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Captain)
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    Whoa! Love those lobster boat hulls! I found my Dad’s old large scale Muscongas Bay Smack kit in my grand father’s garage and am going to restore it someday. I can’t remember if it was a discontinued Midwest or a Bluejacket kit. Here's a pix from a while back, I've since cleaned it up a bit.
    Your sport fisherman conversion is super cool! Keep those pix coming Chum!!! 👍


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