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by kens
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member From Kentucky
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: New Member From Kentucky

" I was also thinking of building it as a v bottom and using a single outboard. "

What you mean by that?
by kens
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member From Kentucky
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: New Member From Kentucky

I built double Eagle as a wood center console (deleted the cabin), and use a 3.0L Gm inboard reduction gear. I stretched it the 10% and it is a great boat. I mostly fish with it out to 25miles offshore. It is good in offshore seas, and can outrun most other fiberglass outboards in the tougher seas. ...
by kens
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 31
Views: 7579

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Slip is a difficult thing to figure out, but generally about 10-20%. I say generally because you can have a steep pitch prop and it runs with more slip than a flatter pitch prop and yet the boat goes the same speed. My experience is that as pitch goes up, slip goes up too. So don't get hung up worry...
by kens
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 31
Views: 7579

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

I think your prop guy is on the right track. A 12" prop will start getting blade tip cavitation at about 4000 rpm. The 10" will start around 4800 rpm. Pitch and cup get the power back. Bill What's the majic formula for that? Why a 12" prop @ 4000rpm? There is sooo many boats, ski boats, mahogany's,...
by kens
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 31
Views: 7579

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Hi, what RPM is that engine rated at?
by kens
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Tiny might propeller slip
Replies: 31
Views: 7579

Re: Tiny might propeller slip

Are you proposing to cut the diameter to 10", or, change pitch to 10" ? I not following that, sorry. In your prior posts I believe you needed more pitch. Perhaps by adding cup as you mention you can get the pitch you need that way. I would not cut the diameter down though, because when you go down i...
by kens
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Milk Crates - the overlooked tool
Replies: 3
Views: 4952

Re: Milk Crates - the overlooked tool

They hold tools, sandpaper, paint brushes. paint and resin buckets, and anything. they can be a seat when working down low or a step when you need to reach something. I need to go buy about five more! Bill Buy them? I thought everybody stole them ?? At least the ones I see for 'sale' are thin light...
by kens
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 581
Views: 167265

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Gosh, Neel,
Which is a better proposition, giving up on the PB22, or, building a garage at the new place just for the PB22?
You gonna stay in the hobby, right?
by kens
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello and boat selection
Replies: 11
Views: 947

Re: Hello and boat selection

Don't be scared to death about the inboard installation. This has been done so many times there is ample help and info around. If you do decide on one of the cold-mold designs, by the time you get to the engine installation process, you will handle it just fine. The Gentry is a fine choice, especial...
by kens
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 28
Views: 2677

Re: Coronavirus

So whats the deal about the toilet paper,??
I can somewhat understand buying up some foodstuffs, non-perishables, etc.
But toilet paper??? Why?
What am I missing?
by kens
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Epoxying plywood together
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Epoxying plywood together

use a notched trowel,
in large areas you can get air bubble that may stay in the laminate, a notched trowel helps let air out
don't ask me how I know
by kens
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design
Replies: 19
Views: 3907

Re: Modifying the Tahoe 23 design

Geez man, you are all over the place with your question. you started with a cold-mold mahogany that you wanted to stretch BOTH beam & length & make stern drive. then you went to ply skins boat. If the boat you quote in the OP is a modernistic approach to a interior, and you want stern-drive, and you...
by kens
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Miss Chris build
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

Re: New Miss Chris build

working with the plans right out of the mailing envelope, they tend to crawl around a lot. I had many weighted ducks, big paperweights, to hold them down as I stretched them out flat. here is a old notebook article from Glen Witt https://www.glen-l.com/weblettr/webletters-6/webletter48.html#notebook...
by kens
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Miss Chris build
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

Re: New Miss Chris build

working with the plans right out of the mailing envelope, they tend to crawl around a lot.
I had many weighted ducks, big paperweights, to hold them down as I stretched them out flat.

here is a old notebook article from Glen Witt
https://www.glen-l.com/weblettr/weblett ... l#notebook
by kens
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Miss Chris build
Replies: 11
Views: 2417

Re: New Miss Chris build

I initially transferred my original plans to heavy stock paper, I think it was a roll of flooring underlayment paper. I drew them full size, and then I had full size drawings, all the sacred lines, on heavy workbench paper, thats what I used to assemble the frames. I made the transfer with double si...

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