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by hoodman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: best glue for vertical bonding
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: best glue for vertical bonding

What are you using to thicken? If you add enough thickener it won't sag.
by hoodman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Rampage update 2019 - Final year?!

That's a jet pump right? I didn't realize (or remember) you were going that route. Cool. I'm sure it is a little nerve-wracking to cut out that big chunk of framing.
by hoodman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: "I Wish I Had..."
Topic: (I wish I had) laminated chines & shears with more-but-thinner strips
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: (I wish I had) laminated chines & shears with more-but-thinner strips

The hull plywood is what makes these boats strong more so than the framing. I crossed a wakeboat wake at 3/4 throttle last time I was out. The hull smacked and slammed HARD. I've done this many times. Inspecting the framing after a few outings there is zero change in any of the joints. You built you...
by hoodman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Vermont
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Hello from Vermont

Sapele is really gorgeous under clear epoxy. Mine had some waviness from the milling which took some doing to get out. If you hand plane it, make sure your plane is freshly sharpened or else you'll get lots of tearout. Have fun with your build!
by hoodman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 462
Views: 88224

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

thumbs up!
by hoodman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Biscuit joining frames
Replies: 5
Views: 479

Re: Biscuit joining frames

I don't see any problem with it if you're using gussets as well. Might help you to keep things aligned.
by hoodman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 462
Views: 88224

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

I can hear it now.... Vrooom, blub blub blub blub.
by hoodman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Seattle Barrelback progress
Replies: 268
Views: 98818

Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

I ran my wiring through holes in the frames but no tubing. It is all tucked up out of sight behind the carling. On a cruiser or some other situation where you don't have direct access like I do some pipe might be nice if you want to add something in the future.
by hoodman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini performance
Replies: 45
Views: 12610

Re: Malahini performance

Matt, did you run them all the way to the transom?
by hoodman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: moeller fuel tank clips and straps
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: moeller fuel tank clips and straps

I also have the same four extra straps from my tank install. It took four to install the tank and the kit came with eight.
by hoodman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Never owned a boat and I'm thinking of building the Malahini

The Malahini is a great choice. Riding in one at the gathering will definitely give you motivation for your build.
by hoodman
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Maritime Malahini
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Maritime Malahini

I wouldn't worry about the odd broken screw here and there as long as everything is positioned where it needs to be. Once the planking is on the boat will be one solid piece. It's one of the great things about epoxy and these designs.
by hoodman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2707
Views: 490684

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

What about something like the little wing windows like pickup trucks used to have?
by hoodman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1111
Views: 258133

Re: Matt's Geronimo

Probably a good idea to get a new nylon strap for the winch every few years too.