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by kens
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Highschool Riviera Build Project
Replies: 146
Views: 96495

Re: Highschool Riviera Build Project

Does your guages have the square looking U-clamp to hold them in the dash? Mine do.
I shortened the square U-clamp to grab my thicker panel.
by kens
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: barrel back 19 in annapolis
Replies: 46
Views: 26348

Re: barrel back 19 in annapolis

I agree with the coarser grits. All that elbow grease and superfine grits isn't required for most finishes. My 2 favorite grit is 80 & 180. 80 is borderline to filling with epoxy resin, knock the tops off with 180 and you can go straight to clear resin.For paint jobs I stop at 320. I don't go finer ...
by kens
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: barrel back 19 in annapolis
Replies: 46
Views: 26348

Re: barrel back 19 in annapolis

That’s what I figured. Thanks for the reply. Next question- love the “pearl” finish that automotive paint has. Want to do something like that below the water line. Will Be on a lift in back yard so will see below the water line all the time. Anyone use an automotive paint product on fiberglass belo...
by kens
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Material for frames
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Material for frames

..............."and I can get DF, ash, birch. maple, red oak,pine" You have to use whatever you can get in your area. DF is good stuff no doubt, Spruce can be a candidate , and pine can be a candidate They have to be tight, straight grain, free of pitch pockets, knots, checks, not that light white s...
by kens
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 785
Views: 256267

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

575 lbs for $2400 equals $4.10/lb , it’s like buying a bunch of ground beef. I went with the 351 long block with GT40 heads, 285 hp. Matt B Whoaa. whoaa, whoaa,,,,GT40 heads and all the trimmings,,,,,,,this starting to sound like it was all a set-up from the beginning.......you just needed a excuse...
by kens
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 785
Views: 256267

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

that sukks.not just cost of the block, but all the work that goes with it.
did the manifolds survive?
by kens
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries
Replies: 101
Views: 161101

Re: Glen-L Newsletter & Builder Galleries

I'm glad to hear Gayle is able to pass the torch to another, and keep the plans alive and available. Josh wants to keep the forum going and that is good news.
by kens
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 785
Views: 256267

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

yep, fingers crossed,
by kens
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard
Replies: 21
Views: 17427

Re: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard

No, the other way around.
I bought a donor I/O boat, removed the engine, sold off all the I/O stuff, and made myself a straight inboard.
by kens
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard
Replies: 21
Views: 17427

Re: Converting an outboard engine to an inboard

I converted my inboard 3.0L from a I/O. all that midsection/lower unit/steering crap is heavier than you think. I weighed that crap, and I weighed the strut/rudder/shaft/Velvetdrive also. I was shocked what I found out.
by kens
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fitting chine on the Slither
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Fitting chine on the Slither

I saw that also. But I cannot visualize the bottom and sides in the front. there will be little to no angle between them. I just poured got water over towels on the chine to"steam" the twist. I will let you know haw that goes. Oh, there is a 'transition joint' that happens. you can search it on the...
by kens
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Fitting chine on the Slither
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Fitting chine on the Slither

Hi, I also looked at slither webpage, yes, the chine does look like it is high on the stem. I hesitated a bit before I chimed in, I'll post this bullet points from empirical data of my own build and reading others . your chine notch on #4 looks spot on, assuming all rest are correct as well .it look...
by kens
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Glen L-15 Build
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Glen L-15 Build

Hi, welcome I'll take a shot at this, Hi There! I am newbie to the site and building boats. I am budgeting a build for a Glen L 15 for my son and I to build this year. I have got some lumber quotes from a couple of yards nearby in NY and CT based on the bill of materials here https://www.glen-l.com/...
by kens
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Gathering 2021
Topic: G15 Dates and Location
Replies: 42
Views: 4713

Re: G15 Dates and Location

I found out 80% of all rooms are already booked. and this still february, Looks like we may have a full occupancy kind of thing 3 lofts and Lake house are still open. edit, They have an RV can sleep 2 and is available in our reservation block now. it was the former grounds keeper place, and it can b...
by kens
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 224
Views: 119798

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

"As I understand it, no fuse is required for the connect from ignition to gauges, but I saw somewhere that someone put in an inline fuse over to the tachometer?" well, ummm, there should be a fuse somewhere between the battary power and the ignition sw. Putting in relays seems to add to complexity, ...

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