Minimost - On The Water

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The Maiden Voyage was a success and it was a lot of fun for the builder (and his family). With a 5HP 1951 Mercury "Super 5" (KF5) outboard, the boat hit 17 mph which is pretty good for a 185lb driver and with no special tuning (transom height, prop, etc).

A steering wheel setup will be added later before using a much bigger motor.

The builder's mother didn't like this scene at all....

Here the boat has a 7.5HP 1953 Mercury KE4 outboard that was tried briefly.

Leaning over the foredeck to get it up on plane.

Questions or comments welcome - send email to "boats" at "".... John

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