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by jprice
Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: White Oak For Motor Rails
Replies: 10
Views: 3404

Re: White Oak For Motor Rails

I did what Bill said.
It's virtually impossible to find a piece of lumber that long that's going to be straight and true. If you laminate them and orient the layers so that any bow or curve is working against each other, you end up with some pretty straight and solid pieces in the end.
by jprice
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Jet Squirt in the Med.
Replies: 3
Views: 2101

Re: Jet Squirt in the Med.

Before the boat I'm building now, I had a 14' seadoo jetboat. Was painful to ride in heavy chop, and yes, it did cavitate quite a bit. I don't know how rough things get in the Mediterranean, but a small boat in rough chop makes for a not so enjoyable day on the water. Regarding the change in the bea...
by jprice
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 244861

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

I'm a little late to the discussion, but I've used the plastic bag trick, the empty caulk tubes, and the six-10 tubes from west. IMO, the plastic bag idea turned out to be a lot messier and more awkward than I anticipated. I definitely prefer the caulk gun approach. While the six-10 stuff is great, ...
by jprice
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Nomad Reconstruction
Replies: 21
Views: 5824

Re: Nomad Reconstruction

Very cool.
I'm also glad you decided to continue with the reconstruction instead of scrapping and starting new.
Keep Dad's legacy alive. This one will definitely have more soul when you finish her.
by jprice
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini chine issue
Replies: 24
Views: 4373

Re: Malahini chine issue

Roberta always has the best ideas... you'd think she's done this boat building stuff before. :lol:
by jprice
Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Another Geronimo Coming Soon
Replies: 592
Views: 101574

Re: Another Geronimo Coming Soon

Regarding the keel issue. What about routing or chiseling the notch in the transom a little deeper to make it flush with the knee. Then just make a slightly thicker keel. It should all work itself out during the fairing process.
by jprice
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility Build Frame ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

Re: Utility Build Frame ?

If I understand you correctly, you're talking about the build frame, not any of the boat frames, right? If so, I would say make it as high as possible. As long as you can still reach the keel, it will be fine. Higher is easier to work with (for me anyway), plus it's easier to get underneath to clean...
by jprice
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Do I need another coat of epoxy on my fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Re: Do I need another coat of epoxy on my fiberglass?

I actually started with 60 grit.
Epoxy is hard, it doesn't sand down easily.
by jprice
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Do I need another coat of epoxy on my fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Re: Do I need another coat of epoxy on my fiberglass?

Bill Edmundson wrote:Matter of fact that is what I'm doing now.Bill

...and you're loving it!!! :lol:
by jprice
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 512
Views: 42949

Re: New Member

Boy that's an impressive, yet intimidating picture. :shock:
One heck of an engine room!

Honestly, I think I would be overwhelmed by it all. :?
by jprice
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Do I need another coat of epoxy on my fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

Re: Do I need another coat of epoxy on my fiberglass?

Start sanding it. If you can sand it smooth without getting down to the weave, then you're good. If you start hitting the weave, then you'll need another coat.
by jprice
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt in Minnesota
Replies: 213
Views: 37693

Re: Squirt in Minnesota

Steve S wrote:I’m not working on it much lately because we are working on building a new house...

With a bigger family room for a bigger boat, I'm sure. ;)
by jprice
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 277
Views: 42913

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

I guess it's a little late for this method, now that you've already glassed. But I glassed the transom first, then built up the roundover with some thickened epoxy, filed it flush, then glassed over the bottom. taransom glass.png I suppose another option now would be to build it up with several stri...
by jprice
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Bronze vs Other Metals?
Replies: 15
Views: 3967

Re: Bronze vs Other Metals?

For the screws I went with bronze, but for all the bolts I also went the galvanized route.
In addition to them being galvanized, they're also covered with some epoxy and several coats of bilge paint.
My boat will only see freshwater as well.
I'm not worried.
by jprice
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tunnel King Build
Replies: 191
Views: 46391

Re: Tunnel King Build

Very cool. I haven't seen one of these builds before.
And only 2 months into it?? You certainly are making quick work of things! :D

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