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by jeff pierce
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Switch Labels
Replies: 6
Views: 5823

Re: Switch Labels

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...
by jeff pierce
Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: First Negative Comment!
Replies: 26
Views: 4780

Re: First Negative Comment!

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...
by jeff pierce
Fri May 29, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: malahini motor question
Replies: 12
Views: 3265

Re: malahini motor question

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...
by jeff pierce
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Chris craft boat deck look...
Replies: 10
Views: 4676

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 ...
by jeff pierce
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Outboard restoration question
Replies: 7
Views: 1970

Peter McDowell sells the full set of decals (10 pieces) for your motor. Follow this link to his site:

http://www.nymarine.ca/

-Jeff
by jeff pierce
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Newbie here with a couple outboard questions for Fisherman
Replies: 15
Views: 3445

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...
by jeff pierce
Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Stem/sheer fairing question on malahini--I have pictures!!
Replies: 42
Views: 10351

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.

-Jeff
by jeff pierce
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini update Pt 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2676


Hell, You're doing GOOD. I parked outside for 2 years!

Bill
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.
by jeff pierce
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: QUESTION
Replies: 8
Views: 2376

Nah, not a bolt. Its more like the muffler bearings and blinker fluid in your car.
by jeff pierce
Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Windshield brackets, farmer style[OT];<}
Replies: 20
Views: 5696

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...
by jeff pierce
Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Choices that save time
Replies: 15
Views: 3763

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...
by jeff pierce
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Choices that save time
Replies: 15
Views: 3763

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 ...
by jeff pierce
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...
by jeff pierce
Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: estimating performance
Replies: 4
Views: 1760

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...
by jeff pierce
Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boot top Malahini
Replies: 7
Views: 2201

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 ...

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