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by kens
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Prop Shaft Diameter?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Tahoe 23 Prop Shaft Diameter?

I scratched my head for all those dimensions on my build also. I ended up with a piece of 2x8, and drilled for the strut/rudder/shaft log so that I could actually 'eyeball' it. I hear some guys shim or fair the strut to get exact. If you got the shaft log with the rubber hose holding the stuffing bo...
by kens
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Prop Shaft Diameter?
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Tahoe 23 Prop Shaft Diameter?

Your question regarding shaft log requirement. My plans call for a 13.75 (say 14) degree strut with the propshaft and motor at 12 deg.. My thinking was the strut is a 14 deg. from keel, the 12 deg. reference is motor and prop shaft from motor stringers. Measuring the shaft, it is a fixed angle to t...
by kens
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Thinking about first build - Tahoe vs Monaco
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: Thinking about first build - Tahoe vs Monaco

I been watching this thread, and reading the comments. The OP said " I’m thinking about my first build. Want a boat that won’t be overwhelming to undertake." With that said, there is absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between the 2 mentioned designs. BOTH of them are cold mold for a first time build...
by kens
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 369
Views: 40614

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I took a hand plane, drilled/tapped 2 holes on each side face, then screwed on a extension leg of hardwood to go outward enough to land on adjacent longitudinal. (like a outrigger) The extension leg would lay on adjacent longitudinal, and I worked the plane on the other longitudinal. Draw a centerli...
by kens
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Who's Going and Where
Replies: 81
Views: 8857

Re: Who's Going and Where

I might bring a stripper also.
maybe we could corral all the strippers at one cabin for some good display photos.
by kens
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Power question for Monaco
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Power question for Monaco

I looked into the V6-MPI for my build, until.......I actually saw one. There was wires & plumbing and hoses and just way too busy for my taste. It even 'looked' heavy to my uncalibrated eye. I went home and looked it up. The fuel injected V6 came in at over 1,000lbs in full marine dress. A carbu...
by kens
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge
Replies: 18
Views: 2807

Re: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge

After much thought and internal debate I am going with surge w/disks with an electric lockout (5 pin connector). They disks are only a only few hundred more and are much easier to inspect and clean and should last a lot longer from what I hear. If your going for the lower maintenance trailer, dont ...
by kens
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Intake Strainers
Replies: 24
Views: 2568

Re: Intake Strainers

I dont have a inside strainer, but I did install a 3-way valve between engine and intake.
I swing the valve to use raw water intake, or, garden hose flush or (crash pump out the bilge).
by kens
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Intake Strainers
Replies: 24
Views: 2568

Re: Intake Strainers

Millhouse, I have the outside strainer you pictured, with no strainer at all inside. After 10years I never had a problem. (with the strainer) I HAVE run into weedlines (offshore) and grass (in skinny water) having the stuff get wrapped up in the shaft/prop to the point I could feel it at the helm. I...
by kens
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge
Replies: 18
Views: 2807

Re: Electric, Electric/Hydraulic, or Hydraulic Surge

There IS a way to back up a surge brake trailer with a 4-pin hookup, and not have to pin the surge controller.
Take the 5th pin (trailer) to the lights pin (truck) on the 4 pin connector, then turn on your truck lights.
your 'lights' power is used to release the surge brake for backing.
by kens
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Metal
Topic: Aluminum Boat Cabins
Replies: 37
Views: 7502

Re: Aluminum Boat Cabins

Here is the link to my long thread with Kevin long time ago, I finally found it.
I wanted a stand up helm, and Kevin posted a lot of good ideas from the Pacific Dory genre.
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7763&start=15
by kens
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Knowledge Base - Automotive Paints
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: Knowledge Base - Automotive Paints

On the subject of final wash (solvent wash), my auto body paint experience leads me to delete all solvents on the paint surface. I never used the one mentioned by OP, but my concern comes from a solvent merely spreading oils or waxes around on the surface; thin it out, yes, but get rid of it, no. Ho...
by kens
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Boat video directory
Replies: 27
Views: 4523

Re: Boat video directory

Paul, we hope to see you.
by kens
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Here is some pics of the old school classic Rybovich sheer line. This is circa 1967,,, it is a cold molded wood design,,, Classic!!! This is the sheer line that everybody else copied https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1967/Rybovich-53-Cold-Molded-Sportfisherman-3175086/Jupiter/FL/United-States?refSour...
by kens
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 48
Views: 3356

Re: Varnishing Tips

You say it looks better from 20 feet and you got a lot of time in it,,,,,are you working under fluoroescent lights by chance?
Fluoroescent lighting shows more imperfections than sunlight, maybe move it outside and take another look,

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