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by kens
Sun May 20, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 261
Views: 18288

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Oh No,,,, never have any white space on your Man-calendar......
If you must, you walk around with a string & level & plane-in-hand, don't have to do anything with it, just walk around looking like you are busy.........
by kens
Wed May 16, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: air file
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: air file

phooey on the air file, worthless!! Get yourself a 8" mud-eater. It's a auto man's best tool for moving body mud, BONDO. http://www.astrotools.com/air-tools/sanders-polishers/8-gear-driven-random-orbital-sander-with-8-pad.html that is a National Detroit clone. The 900DA is the real McCoy: http:...
by kens
Wed May 09, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Power Tool Review
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Power Tool Review

That looks like what I would call a badd actor
I have used the little scotch brite pads on a 90-degree die grinder, they move metal pretty fast
I once had a scotch brite pad on a 90-degree 4 1/2" grinder, I think it was called a 'Tiger Wheel', that was pretty aggressive too.
by kens
Sun May 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !
Replies: 37
Views: 10417

Re: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !

neel thompson wrote:I love it Ken.. She would really go with small block power...


there is a stretched version of the same plans,,,,,,,,,,just saying....
by kens
Sun May 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !
Replies: 37
Views: 10417

Re: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !

I finally got the very last strip in and closed the bottom.

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by kens
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminium boat Panama
Replies: 34
Views: 2017

Re: Aluminium boat Panama

It has been my experience that few people run wide open in when the seas are an honest 4-6footers with the occasional 8footer. I wish I had more power (speed) in flat protected waters, but then, that is not the most miles I put on it. What speed do you really actually run in those head seas? You run...
by kens
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 4046

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

The backer on the inside to prevent tearout is a good idea.
I did a practice run on a 2x6 to actually see and measure where the hole comes out on the inside, when you measure from the outside. (dont forget about planking thickness)
by kens
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminium boat Panama
Replies: 34
Views: 2017

Re: Aluminium boat Panama

The DE is not just a inboard. The plans include outboard, IO, and inboard power details, and different skeg alternatives.
I built mine with no skeg at all.
by kens
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Key Largo Build in Charleston
Replies: 61
Views: 4046

Re: Key Largo Build in Charleston

I'm getting close to the shaft bore. I don't have an engine, yet, but I assume I need to bore the shaft hole before glassing and before the flip? My thought process: -place the strut and rudder based on the positions in the plans -use the strut placement to bore the shaft hole, making sure the shaf...
by kens
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Interesting Wood Find
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Interesting Wood Find

Gosh Ray,
Your boat looks really nice trimmed out in Oak the way you did.
Imagine if it was trimmed out in Teak !!
You need to build another boat to find out !!!
by kens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminium boat Panama
Replies: 34
Views: 2017

Re: Aluminium boat Panama

LaPaz: deep vee shorter waterline length wider beam hull depth shallower DoubleEagle: deep vee bow entry, nearly flat transom longer on the waterline 6" less beam 4" deeper hull Everybody wants a boat that carries a load, runs fast, uses little horsepower, and fuel economical, runs in offs...
by kens
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminium boat Panama
Replies: 34
Views: 2017

Re: Aluminium boat Panama

Double Eagle in aluminum
You can delete or change the cabin as required.
The running bottom of Double Eagle is what makes it go.
runs well in heavy seas and still gets up on plane.
I stretched mine to 24'8" and I love it.

my avatar is it on first launch.
by kens
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monte Carlo... is it the right choice
Replies: 18
Views: 977

Re: Monte Carlo... is it the right choice

" Re: Monte Carlo... is it the right choice" for cruising the Venice of North America.........yes for running the Bahamas...........................no I can't imagine running offshore with a Mahogany, they just aren't set up for that kind of water. Heaven forbid if a rogue storm blew up ha...
by kens
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 261
Views: 18288

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

thats got more curves than a bodacious blonde !!
by kens
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Tongue weight / gross weight questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1054

Re: Tongue weight / gross weight questions

how much weight does your tow vehicle react with that? In other words, how much does your vehicle lower with that tongue weight? If you say it already tows good, why bother. I towed a uhaul one time, moving household goods, and it towed funny, I found it was light on the tongue. I rearranged the loa...

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