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by kens
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monte Carlo... is it the right choice
Replies: 18
Views: 525

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: 235
Views: 13712

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: 882

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...
by kens
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 235
Views: 13712

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Looking at the bottom drawing, is the engine sitting farther forward than we are used to seeing?
Or, is that a optical illusion?
by kens
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New Crew Member
Replies: 18
Views: 452

Re: New Crew Member

Wait!!!
grows for 3-5 years, 30lbs, and loves water.
Call it a Maine coon if you like, but around here we call that a Bobcat !!! :lol:
by kens
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 235
Views: 13712

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel,
Those lines are great. Lots of lovely curves there.
How much you gonna stretch it? 26' ??
by kens
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Seriously???????
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: Seriously???????

That bridge looked like a I-beam itself, the top, the bottom, and the triangle trusses in between. If the triangle trusses in between is the web, then the top & bottom make a I-beam. Did you see the photos of the demolition crews jackhammering it apart? It is full of re-bar. If you got a I-beam,...
by kens
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Barrelback-20 Louisville Kentucky

There is drain holes, and, limbers. It can get hard to see just where they go when the build is upside down, we have all done it; drilled a hole or limber on the low side (upside down) , only to find out the drain is on the high side when you flip the boat !!! A big part of all this is up to your im...
by kens
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Craigslist Trailer Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Craigslist Trailer Advice

I also looked at the used trailer route, then finally decided to go brand new aluminum. Glad I did. When you figure all the parts, time, & money to get a used one up to par, you are likely within a few dollars of new. I shopped on Ebay, found a popular seller, and called him direct, bought it fo...
by kens
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Carolina Angler Build
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Carolina Angler Build

yeah,
Old school gas engines gave about 10HP-per gallon-per hour. So, 310hp would burn 31.0 gal/hour.
If they say your newer MPI gets 11hp per gallon per hour, I'll buy that.
But, that is WOT @ 310hp.
Cruising your only gonna make about half that or 15/gal/hr.
by kens
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 608

Re: Pour foam versus Polystyrene Blocks

Why foam? All foam absorbs either water or oils, or gasoline over time, and it has weight. If you have to build a mold, to pour foam, to fit your hull, then why not just build a empty box full of air? Secure it under the floor and you're done. Air is lighter than foam, and air doesnt absorb water no...
by kens
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Carolina Angler Build
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Carolina Angler Build

I am on the Mississippi River which I can eventually get to anywhere... especially Key West! I like the idea of the little cabin in it. One could sleep overnight without the need for a room. If anyone wants to offer their thoughts on the reduction gear size I will need for a 300 HP 7.4 L velvet dri...
by kens
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Carolina Angler Build
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: Carolina Angler Build

the vast majority of folks on this forum build smaller, trailerable boats.
Carolina Angler is too large for most people, hence not much action on this forum.
by kens
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: "Fishing Stories" by Glen-L Boatbuilders
Topic: Boating at it's Finest !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Boating at it's Finest !!!

I saw this guy's videos on youtube, I had to link 'em.
It is a Glen-L Honker, the duck boat,
I do not know him, but these videos are just too much fun !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llg1IByDvpw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSJ3kmnNbwA
by kens
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member Building Barrelback-19 Louisville Kentucky
Replies: 10
Views: 560

Re: New member Building Barrelback-19 Louisville Kentucky

Hi,
I grew up on the Ohio river, I was a river rat.

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