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by kens
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: 25' Skiff Build
Replies: 113
Views: 13125

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: 382

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: 32
Views: 3401

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: 878

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: 479
Views: 85554

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: 878

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: 1706

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: 667

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: 730

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: 1206

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: 318

Re: Bilge Paint ?

I did not paint the bilge. The bilge is not exposed to the UV sun anyway,
no regrets for me.
by kens
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Show 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: Boat Show 2019

that thing looks cool !!
by kens
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Show 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: Boat Show 2019

Ah. tether to a shut off,,,,,,
good idea, especially out there alone
by kens
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Somerset, KY Gentry
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: Somerset, KY Gentry

Gentry is a very nice build. Neel Thompson has one and I have been in it several times. It is a hoot. Neel's build thread may help you along the way. Congrats on starting a build, you will enjoy the journey. I built Double Eagle, and I found that short sentences in the instructions had a lot of deta...
by kens
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Show 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2198

Re: Boat Show 2019

safety tether??? What? tether to what?, the boat? Such that the boat can drag you along and drown you? Kind of reminds me of the safety harness recommended for deer hunting. They say you need a safety harness secured to the tree that your climbing deer stand is in. such that if your deer stand fails...