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by kens
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !
Replies: 47
Views: 14936

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

The inside is rather difficult to clean up and fair all the strips. I made a heavy scraper from a floor scraper, and shaped the blade per one of the building forms. I had 2 blades, and made 4 different radius to use. Bolted it to a 2x4 for a handle. I did more scraping than sanding, and thats a good...
by kens
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Sensitivity
Replies: 16
Views: 149

Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Bill, thats terrible.
didnt Ray Macke get it also?
Is it just me, or does it seem that every time I hear of the sensivtivity, it is in the hot sweaty summer?
Does the epoxy get into you thru sweat gland in your skin?
by kens
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 341
Views: 33089

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

The lines of this build is just amazing, beautiful.
by kens
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Layout Table
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Layout Table

mine was 4x8 sheet of 3/4" MDF over levelled saw horses.
I found you could rub wax into the mdf and pluck off epoxy drips and boogers.
I'm basically advocating mold release function of the table.
by kens
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: Ridgid 14" bandsaw
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Ridgid 14" bandsaw

I got a cheap chinese import bandsaw, it is all cast iron nonetheless, with roller guides.
I have cut thick, dense wood,
cut thick deep curves,
I have cut plate aluminum,
I found that re-sawing is THE most difficult task of all.
by kens
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Converting a non-marine 305 and is it worth it
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Re: Converting a non-marine 305 and is it worth it

oh yeah, the inboard allows a generous swim platform, thats a no brainer for skiing and tubing.
Besides, is it nicer to hear the inboard V8 growl, or the outboards' whine??? :D
by kens
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 341
Views: 33089

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Wow !!
thats a lot of parts ..
by kens
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Converting a non-marine 305 and is it worth it
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Re: Converting a non-marine 305 and is it worth it

Thanks watkibe! I actually purchased the inboard engine installation book and It should be in this evening. I looked at some outboard models but for what I am wanting as far as look, purpose and of coarse safety. I feel the inboard setup would be better. Besides, I grew up around hot rods and am/wa...
by kens
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 1575

Re: Varnishing Tips

you can block out any paint process, it just depends on how hard it is already dried. Lacquers you could start sanding/buffing in matter of hours, mostly overnite. Enamels nobody would say you could buff out at all, but, if you waited a month, you could actually buff it. 2-part polyurethanes, you co...
by kens
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Varnishing Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 1575

Re: Varnishing Tips

In my former life as an autobody painter, I never sprayed varnish, however, I could spray old school enamel with the best of them, much of that experience will carry over to varnish I'm sure. the cure for orange peel was to; up the air pressure, or, thin out the paint. I preferred thin out the paint...
by kens
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Potential Audeen build
Replies: 36
Views: 1462

Re: Potential Audeen build

you won't need a hot cam, nor roller rockers, nor any of that just to pull a skier or some tubers.
by kens
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How many planks to a deck??
Replies: 6
Views: 363

How many planks to a deck??

some boats have many narrow planks, some have fewer wide planks.
What looks the best?
I ask because the majority of boats with 5-plank or 6-plank topsides garner the most comments.

but what about the deck?

Is there a magic number of deck planks that make it look appealing?
by kens
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: Food
Replies: 65
Views: 1741

Re: Food

What about Low Country boil Fri. night??
by kens
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: scrap pieces save some
Replies: 8
Views: 1476

Re: scrap pieces save some

????

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