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by hoodman
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 346
Views: 105225

Re: Aussie Belle

Excellent job on the cutwater
by hoodman
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: BONDING CHINES AND BATTENS

Wood flour also works great for thickening epoxy.
by hoodman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Kentucky
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Hi from Kentucky

You can get marine grade fir ply from Menards. It would be great to use for a Waterlodge hull. You can also get longer lengths of the dimensional lumber there in several different species. However, finding good straight lumber that long could be a challenge. You might have to scarf shorter pieces. T...
by hoodman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 192
Views: 54055

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I'm using a simple battery tray that has posts on either side of the battery and a hold down bar that screws down across the top of the battery.
by hoodman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Bilge Paint ?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Bilge Paint ?

I did not use any bilge paint. Epoxy should be sufficient on its own. You, of course, will want UV protection anywhere that will be exposed to the sun. If there is any problem with the clear epoxy coating a visual inspection will quickly reveal it. Then it will be simple to just sand and re-coat.
by hoodman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 82
Views: 6896

Re: 25' Skiff Build

From the pictures, it appears that the cabin is well proportioned. Maybe you addressed this much earlier in the thread but what is the purpose and use of a boat like this.
by hoodman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: New Member

If it is a small bow then setting it in the frame notches should straighten it out.
by hoodman
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Fisherman
Replies: 62
Views: 4708

Re: Fisherman

Looks money to me.
by hoodman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Matt's Geronimo
Replies: 1085
Views: 235897

Re: Matt's Geronimo

No actual work has been done yet. I have a punch list in my head though. Started new job in January which has been really busy so far. Things should settle down into a rhythm soon and I'll be back to work on the boat.
by hoodman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tuffy Build
Replies: 51
Views: 11177

Re: Tuffy Build

That's a cool boat
by hoodman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 2548

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

I just came across this about Ted Gauthier's zip. He has a 45 hp four stroke on his: http://tedsbuild.blogspot.com/
by hoodman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Tucker's Squirt
Replies: 63
Views: 14519

Re: Tucker's Squirt

A lot of folks are doing their own upholstery. Mainly due to sticker shock and having to wait forever to get it professionally done. I launched without upholstery. Those type IV cushions aren't very comfortable after an hour or so. Planning on doing some sewing soon. Sailrite.com seems to be a good ...
by hoodman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.
Replies: 60
Views: 6870

Re: MI Malahini Build, Post Flip.

1/8" is well within the margins of perfection on a boat. I installed swivel seats as well. I really like being able to swivel around when on the hook or tied up. And as you say it allows the passenger to turn around and watch the tow sports.
by hoodman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 389
Views: 64489

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

All your boats look great, this one will be no different.
by hoodman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Stuck throttle on my Zip!
Replies: 27
Views: 2548

Re: Stuck throttle on my Zip!

Did you build your transom for a 20" shaft?