Search found 4218 matches

by kens
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: CNC Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: CNC Conversion

Maybe I'm old-school, maybe I'm expecting immediate results, But I have to ask why do guys take a set of plans, and then, try to interject them onto CNC, CAD, or any numerous computer program??? My gosh, the time it takes you to input all the info, then twiddle with it, then fret about it, then cut ...
by kens
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Re: Bolero Build

Well, one thing I have found out, is that you can get different amount of curves, depending on the type of wood you are bending around the chines & sheers. Example: the sheers up front have the most amount of curve in them, therefore, if you bend a solid piece of oak, vs a laminate of layers of ...
by kens
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bolero Build
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Re: Bolero Build

Hi, glad to see someone build one of the 'go-fasts'. The majority of builds here are the small outboards & the tumblehome mahogany runabouts, yes the Bolero and other of the 'cigarette style' are not well represented. They have been built, but just not as many as the others, there are pictures i...
by kens
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: The benefits of proper trim
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: The benefits of proper trim

here you go,,, here is proper trim,,,,,, the least wetted surface,,,,,,,,,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UEETjztLqI&t=15s
by kens
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 32
Views: 1443

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Winterization is just a easy dumb way of replacing manifolds, motor blocks, water pumps, et. al.
by kens
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Mercrusier 140 ,Starts, runs, and dies !
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Mercrusier 140 ,Starts, runs, and dies !

I had that issue and found the throttle return spring was bad. replaced the spring, adjusted the idle, and all was well.
by kens
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Converting an I/O motor to Inboard
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Converting an I/O motor to Inboard

you can read my post in the archive newsletter #56. I converted a 3.0L to a velvet drive, it uses most all the same chevy parts. you can do the same with the V6. your V6 will be easier than my 4cyl project, you can get all the motor mounts for that http://www.glen-l.com/weblettr/webletters-7/weblett...
by kens
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: G-13 Dates/Hales Bar cabin booking instructions

Looks like we need a new main topic header for Gathering 2019. It wouldn't let me make one..... I think it is a search engine thing,,,,,,,,,, If a new guy searched this site for "g-13" he would get this topic, but, if the new guy searched "gathering 2019" he would get nothing. G...
by kens
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Rollers or Bunks for Flats Flyer
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Rollers or Bunks for Flats Flyer

I had a roller trailer once, and never again.
Well, rollers up front on the winch stand I use well,
But rollers on the main hull and aft, no.
by kens
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Applying epoxy in deep holes
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Applying epoxy in deep holes

I used a piece of rope saturated with resin, and pulled it thru the hole.
also made a dowel rod with cut grooves around it, sort of like a honey dipper, and wipe the hole with it.
by kens
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: flex coupling question
Replies: 7
Views: 691

Re: flex coupling question

Jim,, I have one on my Gentry and I know Roberta has one on her Torpedo. I don't have any vibration, but I have never run the boat without the flexible coupling. So I don't know if I would have the same results without it. I guess it's a good thing to have. I got one too.....and also never run with...
by kens
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Question: Battens on the Barrelback
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: Question: Battens on the Barrelback

I started out steaming the canoe strips, then later on gave up on the water part of it.
With the thicker material, maybe just build a 'heat box' rather than a 'steam box'
by kens
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Question: Battens on the Barrelback
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: Question: Battens on the Barrelback

I just finished a stripper canoe, and found out that it is the heat that allows the wood to bend.
The old school method uses steam to transfer the heat to the wood.
I found that a plain heat gun does just as well, at least on the canoe strips.
by kens
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3671

Re: What You Might See!

Thursday nite I walked the dock and parking lot, counted 17 boats.
Pretty good turnout , ???
by kens
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Wednesday evening dinner.....
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Wednesday evening dinner.....

For folks arriving Hales Bar Wed. nite
I'm proposing the Mexican restaurant for dinner & suds.
Anybody else????

Go to advanced search