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by Brian Eager
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Re: New Member

Welcome Mike! As for changes in the more recent editions of Boat Building with Plywood I would suspect some of the newer adhesives may not be covered in the older editions. My copy dates from the mid seventies. I don't think wood has changed much since then, but epoxy glues and encapsulation techniq...
by Brian Eager
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member, Southeastern PA. Searching for Suitable plans
Replies: 5
Views: 1158

Re: New Member, Southeastern PA. Searching for Suitable pla

Boat Building with Plywood should be required reading for any beginning boatbuilder. You will have tons of questions, it will answer a bunch of them. Best wishes for your project!
by Brian Eager
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Aluminum Drift Boat Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

Re: Aluminum Drift Boat Plans

Welcome Fisher50! There is an enormous amount of good information in this site. Check especially the sections on metal construction methods. Many of the forum members are experts in the field and have shared a plethora of information on the subject. Best wishes on your project, and ask lots of quest...
by Brian Eager
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 9
Views: 1777

Re: New member

Welcome Wendell!

It's great to build the boat you want, but it may be even greater to build the boat She wants!

Best wishes with whatever you decide, and judging from the craftsmanship shown in your canoe, your boat will be a beauty for sure.
by Brian Eager
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member West Coast Florida
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: New Member West Coast Florida

Welcome Chuck,

I've spent some happy hours on the Manatee River near where you are, Dad and Grandpa both wintered in Palmetto.

What boat are you thinking about?
by Brian Eager
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New memeber from Fort Wayne Indiana
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: New memeber from Fort Wayne Indiana

Welcome Dave,

Best wishes for your project! Hoping you have a warm place to work, as it seems to be getting cooler here in Allen County!
by Brian Eager
Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 70 hp engine om a zip ????
Replies: 10
Views: 2499

Re: 70 hp engine om a zip ????

Here's a link that may be handy: http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/education_safety/safety/boatwater/backyardboatbuilders.pdf The important thing to remember is that if you turn the helm hard over and have an excess amount of power on, there is the chance of capsizing. Could spoil your whole day. That's ...
by Brian Eager
Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:30 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member - Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: New Member - Hello

Welcome Hondo!

My advice would be to first get the book, Boatbuilding with Plywood available from Glen-L on this website. Many of your questions will be answered there.
by Brian Eager
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: need help in correcting a tender cruiser
Replies: 9
Views: 2597

Re: need help in correcting a tender cruiser

Prior post deleted by author, who realizes he is way out of his depth to try to advise on conditions of stability.
by Brian Eager
Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Picking up my new Honda 30 this Saturday!
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: Picking up my new Honda 30 this Saturday!

You may be able to set a 2 or 2 1/2 inch shim on top of the transom cutout and be just about right, depending on where the clamps land. If it's wood construction, I'd sand down a landing place, maybe drill for a few dowels to locate and glue up.

Good luck with the install!

Brian
by Brian Eager
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Tennessee
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Re: Greetings from Tennessee

As a dairy farmer, you already have the most important quality for the project.... no fear of work! Welcome aboard and ask any question you want, answers will come your way and some might even be helpful!
by Brian Eager
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Picking up my new Honda 30 this Saturday!
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: Picking up my new Honda 30 this Saturday!

Typically, you want to set the motor so the anti-cavitation plate is flush with the bottom of the hull. That will put the centerline of a 13 in. prop about 7 inches below the hull. 20" shaft motor will be slightly long on a 17 in transom height, but not by much.
by Brian Eager
Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Started Sissy Do - Now come the questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Re: Started Sissy Do - Now come the questions

If planning to spray epoxies, please, please do your homework on the safety aspects. Some individuals become highly sensitized by exposure to the vapors. You only get one set of lungs, take care of them!
by Brian Eager
Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Small welded Al boats
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Re: Small welded Al boats

Welcome to the forum,

Check out the metal boats section, especially any post from Kevin Morin. Much good information there.
by Brian Eager
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Noob in northern New Jersey
Replies: 19
Views: 3716

Re: Noob in northern New Jersey

Welcome Steve!

A boat is simply a wooden box with no right angles. Best wishes with your project, all questions are welcome.

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