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by Oyster
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Modifed panel doors on the cheap
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Modifed panel doors on the cheap

I don't know if this is the correct place to put this one. But I thought I would add a post here after reading the Duckworks article on building doors for Glen-L’s Noyo trawler. I just completed building a form of panel doors on the cheap and quick. This entire rough in and glue up too about four ho...
by Oyster
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Jimmy 70
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Jimmy 70

If you still look in, please check your private messages on the site. I have tried calling a number that I had for you. But all I get is a message saying that there is no mail box set up .Thanks
by Oyster
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Alternative materials, initial wet out weights
Replies: 2
Views: 2311

Alternative materials, initial wet out weights

I thought I would pass this along for anyone interested in some of the alternative fabrics, as was being discussed in another thread. These numbers were provided by a good friend as a reference point when weight is a consideration. Of course in that mix while most framed boats are skinned with finis...
by Oyster
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console Skif vs Scrambler
Replies: 19
Views: 1123

Re: Console Skif vs Scrambler

Of the two alternative fabrics I personally like Xynole. While you will need to use multiple coats of resin to fill the surface after your original wet out, its pretty darn tough as it relates to abrasion resistance. Its next to impossible to sand. So pick your wet out times so that you can continue...
by Oyster
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: INSTALLING AN OUTBOARD REFERENCE ?
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: INSTALLING AN OUTBOARD REFERENCE ?

As it relates to outboard choices, make sure you have a good dealer network in your area for the chosen brand. FWIW I used a Honda for a brief amount of time and had some serious issues at around 25 hours. I broke it in correctly and rarely ran it over 3/4s of the max rpm, because the boat ran just ...
by Oyster
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why Build Boats
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: Why Build Boats

Its hard to say that building wooden boats in particular is any more rewarding to the builder than say carving ducks, for an example. I feel a similar kindship or a feeling of reward and attachment exists in both people as their finished product comes to life. But with boats and as Ray speaks about,...
by Oyster
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Missing persons
Replies: 90
Views: 23093

Re: Missing persons

That's a cool puzzle picture, if its what it looks like. I don't think I have ever seen anything like that myself. Merry Christmas to all and hope you recover from your medical issues Bill.
by Oyster
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit
Replies: 63
Views: 17625

Re: Time to come out of the closet, True Grit

I just finished reading the bulk of this thread. Your build is outstanding, to say the least! As it relates to getting a trailer made from the major trailer outlets, well I have just been going thru this myself. I talked to nine different outlets, mailed each a drawing and I think I have begged one ...
by Oyster
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boating woes
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: boating woes

If you saw my boat now you wouldn't believe the variegated paint scheme. I have hit the docks so often and so hard that I have had to repair the rash. The damage to one area on port side bow, deformed the plywood but the glass did prevent abrasion. I ground out about an 8in circle buttered in a sca...
by Oyster
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunnyland Boat Show
Replies: 60
Views: 7052

Re: Sunnyland Boat Show

Correct on all points,, But locally our options are limited to either paying a grand to 1,500 bucks for the stainless ones in 8 ft in particular, or dealing with the less than ideal ones, which are also lighter in weight when removing and remounting them too. Plus if you wish to get one custom made,...
by Oyster
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sunnyland Boat Show
Replies: 60
Views: 7052

Re: Sunnyland Boat Show

Nice pictures of the great event. I like it better than the wooden boat show, IMO. FWIW, while Great Lake Skipper is a great outlet for many boat parts, if you want really reasonable bimini tops in fabric in particular, check out Amazon. Most of them come with wing nut type removable brackets from o...
by Oyster
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini paint job
Replies: 30
Views: 4356

Re: Malahini paint job

Nice job, There is nothing wrong with using automotive paints, especially the two part ones. PPG works well and can be custom colored to just about any paint chip. I see your two stroke appears to be in a crate. Can you tell us where you found that one, if it was from some rebuilder? TIA
by Oyster
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer Request for vupilot
Replies: 67
Views: 15131

Re: Prayer Request for vupilot

SO sorry to read this. Prayers sent to Chris and family.
by Oyster
Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 281
Views: 52460

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Oyster... I will have this boat finished in about 6 weeks.... I have a good friend in fla, that has a 40K YellowFin ,,, thru e-mail we sent pictures and a few overlays... these boats are very close...his boat rides great... my Flats Flyer will weigh half of what his boat does... Carl I have a bunch...
by Oyster
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.
Replies: 281
Views: 52460

Re: Flats Flyer Build in S.C.

Its been a while, but getting back geared up to possibly build a flats Flyer. So I thought I would add a post here as I am interested in knowing if you know of someone along the east coast has one of these boats that's completed and would be willing to allow someone to take a ride on one. TIA

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