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- Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:15 pm
- Forum: Electric Power & Systems
- Topic: Switch Labels
- Replies: 6
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Bob, That's a nice solution. I tried a couple different solutions over the years. This is my latest. They are chrome cabinet knobs with white ceramic inserts, drilled and tapped out to the correct size. I used clear adhesive label stock and printed the text on it, cut out the words and stuck them on...
Do you think it will float? :roll: Bill No, its a submarine. :roll: Actually none of the comments in this thread are really negative. I did get one negative comment in the years I built and used my boat. I had some contractors at my house and the boat was in the driveway. I overheard them talking a...
In my opinion, on this boat, weight hung on the transom and its effect on trim will become an issue before the actual power will. The 150 is way too heavy. Even a modern 85 or 90 will make her sit low at the transom when at rest. I wouldn't go any bigger than that. I am the guy referred to in one of...
- Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:21 pm
- Forum: Wood and Plywood
- Topic: Chris craft boat deck look...
- Replies: 10
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Jeff, Are you going to rip those 4" wide planks down the middle? 4" is too wide for the classic runabout deck look you want. Dave brings up a good point about what species of mahogany you are using. Some of the stuff sold as 5/4 "mahogany" decking is Maranti, which is really a tropical cedar. As he ...
- Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:09 am
- Forum: Boat Power
- Topic: Newbie here with a couple outboard questions for Fisherman
- Replies: 15
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It would work, but I would want a little more horsepower for that hull. Around 40 would be better. I agree with everyone else here, $600 is way too much. Don't buy a motor that old unless you are willing to work on it yourself, most repair shops won't touch it. Personally, I prefer 50's and 60's vin...
- Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:24 pm
- Forum: Wood and Plywood
- Topic: Stem/sheer fairing question on malahini--I have pictures!!
- Replies: 42
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By the way, does anyone know if Lori finished her Malahini? I haven't seen a post from her in a while. I'd love to see the final product.
My car has not seen the inside of the garage in 9 years. As long as I own my boat, its going to stay that way. Contrary to popular belief, a mahogany boat is easy to care for if its kept garaged between uses.
Hell, You're doing GOOD. I parked outside for 2 years!
- Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:35 pm
- Forum: Power Boats
- Topic: Windshield brackets, farmer style[OT];<}
- Replies: 20
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If anyone feels this post is out of line... I'm not sure how this post could be "out of line". This is exactly what this forum is (and should be) about: builders sharing their ideas and craftsmanship, providing information and inspiration. Step by step photos like you provided are especially useful...
Hmm...Rochester, NY. I hope you have a well heated space so you can work year round. That is the primary reason my build took so long (about 4 years), I didn't work on it in the cold months. I had a kerosene heater in the garage, but it wasn't enough. Its not just a matter of comfort, you can't do e...
My opinion, forget about how long it takes. Enjoy the process. Focus on building everything right and the way you like it. I know you were not suggesting cutting corners, but I find if I focus on meeting a timeline, I make mistakes or make compromises I shouldn't in a weak moment. Believe me, there ...
- Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:36 pm
- Forum: Miscellaneous
- Topic: Mahogany Flag Pole Source ?
- Replies: 26
- Views: 6346
These guys have them, but they are really pricey: http://www.classicboatconnection.com/poles_fixtures_lights.pdf I know you are not looking for a finished one, but Defender Marine, who happens to be a few miles down the road from me, has them on clearance for $2.50 http://www.defender.com/product2.j...
The nonlinearity of the relationship comes down to fundamental fluid dynamics equations. Hydrodynamic forces vary with the square of velocity. Take Bill's example: he states that to get 40 mph with his boat requires 125 hp. Based on the chart, that means his weight/SHP ratio must be about 19. Theref...
The waterline on the Malahini theoretically falls at the "setup level", that is, the top of your building form if the hull is still upside down. If you've already turned the hull, it is the top of the frame cross members on which your cockpit sole mounts. If the boat is level, you can transfer this ...