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by kens
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60030

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

I sprayed Imron when Imron was brand new to the industry. It was the first polyurethane on the market. DuPont held the technology. Lot's of people couldnt figure out why it same 3quarts to the gallon, nor understand why it never dried. This was the beginning of a new era in paint technology, and a l...
by kens
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 225
Views: 60030

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

When spraying, orange peel is caused by 2 things; too thick paint, or, too low air pressure, or, both. If you are comfortable spraying paint, then dump the marine paints and go get automotive spray paint. There is so many names of paints nowadays, it becomes blurred what they are trying to sell you,...
by kens
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat dreaming "Atlantic Skiff"
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Boat dreaming "Atlantic Skiff"

You can custom the cabins configuration quite a bit. Glen=l offers a set of Dory cabin plans that are inexpensive and you can take a lot of ideas from them. alternately you can take study plans from one set of drawings and use the ideas you want from there. Adding or deleting a skeg is not really a ...
by kens
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Rub-a-Dub-Scrub

yeah, thats cool.
The guy talks about how 'green' it is, a natural wood product, BUT, he doesnt say how much electricity he used sanding it smooth, nor sawing all the wood, nor how much petroleum used in the finishes.
All that clear coar doesnt look very 'green' to me.
but it is cool.
by kens
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 113
Views: 13631

Re: 25' Skiff Build

I had never heard of Tolman. I went to the website and it is some very nice skiffs there.
Tolman has a good eye and a sharp pencil.
by kens
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Lose of Brian Dow
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Lose of Brian Dow

Godspeed to Brian.
Thank goodness it was peaceful.
by kens
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Count Down
Replies: 36
Views: 3757

Re: Count Down

Some part also goes to selected location. Prior to G1 and even on the archives prior to this bulletin board, a small group of us discussed the location. The area in and/or around the Tri-states (Ga-Tn-Al) was deemed as the most centrally located for the biggest majority of people. Thus Guntersville ...
by kens
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How Long Does a Plywood Boat Last Sitting in Salt Water?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: How Long Does a Plywood Boat Last Sitting in Salt Water?

I imagine that salt water barnacles would be the main fear, not any rot.
by kens
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 481
Views: 86576

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel,
Good to see you back.
I too, am having PB posting withdrawls.
by kens
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How Long Does a Plywood Boat Last Sitting in Salt Water?
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: How Long Does a Plywood Boat Last Sitting in Salt Water?

Gougeon Brothers have been racing one of their epoxy/wood boats for over 30 years. A few years ago they did an article on that because it was one of the first epoxy boats, and a full 30 years elapsed on the calendar. The yhave no rot, no delaminations, and still racing it. Their 'Epoxy Works' magazi...
by kens
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Rudder authority
Replies: 12
Views: 1805

Re: Rudder authority

I looked at some Buck Algonquin catalog, and the rudder you got is already nearly as big as available. You would have to step up to 1 1/4" rudder post to get a standard rudder noticibly bigger. Inboards handle better if there is a skeg, keel, or on a mahogany a skid fin. The skeg, keel, or fin gives...
by kens
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: finishes
Replies: 11
Views: 773

Re: finishes

The best finish prep is wet sanding, with potable water. solvent rag washing will dissolve contaminates and leave them behind. damp rag wiping isnt good enough, and, isnt really potable water wash, The way to go is wet sanding with potable water; if you can drink the water you started with, you can ...
by kens
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Kentucky
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Hi from Kentucky

scarf them,
two 2x12' could yield 22' 6" or so.
by kens
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Fuel return
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: Fuel return

We should have a sticky for this.
There is 8 different applicable and good links of info in this short thread.
Do we have a forum page of useful links & suppliers???
by kens
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Bilge Paint ?
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Bilge Paint ?

I did not paint the bilge. The bilge is not exposed to the UV sun anyway,
no regrets for me.