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by FDMSIV
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Not such a fun guy
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Not such a fun guy

Due to work and other commitments I haven't had much time to spend working on the boat (95% complete but last 5% is taking forever). Yesterday I got a chance to uncover the boat and get ready for some work when I noticed what looked like the paint had bubbled on one of the vertical ribs. I grabbed a...
by FDMSIV
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: hovercraft builders
Replies: 13
Views: 2565

Re: hovercraft builders

You may be able to have your cake and eat it too, Bearcat + Hovercraft = Surface Effect Ship. I would really like to build a SES one day, maybe a little above my technical know how, but a 30' ship doing 100+ mph with a reasonable amount of HP...
by FDMSIV
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Kingfisher - 18 !CC
Replies: 13
Views: 3906

Where did you get your T-Top?
by FDMSIV
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: CAD drawings
Replies: 13
Views: 2100

There is a simple but time intensive way to do this. Get a protractor, string, and notebook. Put a pushpin into the drawing along the CL somewhere and attach the string to that point. Using the protractor and string, measure along the CL till you hit the bottom of that frame, record the distance. Mo...
by FDMSIV
Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 19-21 carolina skiff repilica
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

I would scale back on the thickness of the ply, 1/2 for bottom and 3/8 for sides will do just fine.

As far as plans go, I would look at plans for a jon boat and scale them to fit your needs, also this type of hull is similar to an airboat.
by FDMSIV
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: paddlewheel jon boat
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

I think the problem you will have to overcome is the relative low rpm a paddle wheel works at. I don't know for sure but I am guessing 100 rpm max, after that I am thinking you will destroy the paddle wheel. If you are adventurous take a look at go-devils or gator tails and see if you can take advan...
by FDMSIV
Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Bottom paint for fresh water
Replies: 20
Views: 3289

I used interlux perfection on my hull and it turned out great, not perfect but great.

www.boatersland.com has some of the best prices on paint I found, even with shipping.
by FDMSIV
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 1716

I may be wrong on this but I think Clark Craft includes some hardware with their kits but I may be mistaken
by FDMSIV
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tug Price - Steel Vs Wood
Replies: 2
Views: 962

I think a lot depends on when you buy. The price of steel and aluminum fluctuate all the time sometime you can play your cards right or sometime you will take a bath. My favorite quote regarding pricing: Some think it will go up, others think it will go down. Whatever you do will be wrong, act immed...
by FDMSIV
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question Gulf of Mexico...of South Padre
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

The only s&g I would consider taking out would be the CS 20. I think a flats boat in a slight chop becomes a miserable ride very quickly
by FDMSIV
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help with Welding Terms
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Thanks everyone for the replies. I have started a list of terms that I hear and will have a glossary shortly. The other problem that I am running into is that everyone has their own term for the same thing, gets a little confusing sometimes. I work for an offshore design company. My boss and a coupl...
by FDMSIV
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Help with Welding Terms
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

Help with Welding Terms

Does anyone know of a book that discusses welding in terms that are used in the field? I have recently been transferred from an office to a shipyard and I have no idea what these guys are talking about. My first day everyone was talking about "butter". I realize I will probably pick this u...
by FDMSIV
Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Forward slanting windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 2756

I was going through Beaufort (sp) SC and there were a couple 18 - 25ish foot center consoles that had the wind shields slanted forward, I thought it looked very unique and interesting. It seems to me like it would give you a little more room over the console.
by FDMSIV
Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Too late for limbers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

I used a roto zip with the flexible dremel-like attachment to enlarge the holes in my build. I used a cone shaped rasp bit to get it done. I don't see any problem with cutting through the battens with a router as long as you only do one at a time, stagger the cuts, and put a sister piece (double) th...

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