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by billy c
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1443
Views: 184238

Re: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

Guess it means some recovery time aboard the Frances Lauren
by billy c
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Making progress on my Monaco.
Replies: 744
Views: 119344

Re: Making progress on my Monaco.

Congrats Skip :D
BeAutiful boat. Now get her on the lake and enjoy!
Billy
by billy c
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hurricane Gulf Shores AL
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Hurricane Gulf Shores AL

Good to know you are ok.
Take care
Billy
by billy c
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Someone to get advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Someone to get advice.

Yes as Bill says ask away.
by billy c
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: fiberglass strips on exterior keel have air under them
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: fiberglass strips on exterior keel have air under them

Peter and Jimmy gives great advice above. I've used pretty thick tape on some of my fiberglass boat repairs and wetted the glass tape till it went clear before applying it to the hull.
by billy c
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: Pennsylvania Malahini Launch
Replies: 16
Views: 790

Re: Pennsylvania Malahini Launch

Congrats
Great looking boat :D
by billy c
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Inboard/Outboard range of motion.
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Inboard/Outboard range of motion.

Can build a boat/ helicopter with one of those :wink:
by billy c
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reporting Bad Post
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Reporting Bad Post

Yes seems like they enter there. Thanks for flagging them. I think we can rid that topic and lose some of that.
Billt
by billy c
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Transom saver with manual tilt outboard
Replies: 8
Views: 471

Re: Transom saver with manual tilt outboard

Best scenario is to just leave the motor vertical. The transom is plenty strong. If you do need to tilt for ground clearance then do not latch it as it puts undue stress on the mounting bracket.
by billy c
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Tahoe 23 Georgia build
Replies: 227
Views: 48584

Re: Tahoe 23 Georgia build

Beautiful!
Glad you found a good upholsterer :D
Would be great to get a few process pictures of your craftsmanship in the upholstery section also
by billy c
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Honduran Mahagony
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Honduran Mahagony

Just for comparison purposes price wise to Genuine(honduran). African Sipo Sapele Spanish Cedar all good for your build from a reputable hardwood source
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by billy c
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Honduran Mahagony
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Honduran Mahagony

Get your eyes on it. Are the ends sealed? Piles stacked neatly and stickered? Rough or already surfaced? Seems that lumber can be had for less than 10$ that would be suitable. if you are not sure of your ability to select your material, it might be better to go to a reputable source for your first b...
by billy c
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Painting
Topic: Clean Paint Line
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Clean Paint Line

hoodman wrote:Will pulling the tape early prevent a ridge from forming?

:D
by billy c
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Clean Paint Line
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Clean Paint Line

Pull your tape before the paint dries.
by billy c
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Laminating frames
Replies: 17
Views: 890

Re: Laminating frames

His state tree is the white oak :lol: That is a good size boat. Get the proper timber and you will be way ahead of the game. Look on the internet for some of the shipwrights in Maine building lobster boats etc. They all use solid timber for their frame members. This would be like building one of the...

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