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by billy c
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Boat Cover Batten wood?
Replies: 6
Views: 55

Re: Boat Cover Batten wood?

Try one of the flavors of mahogany. I’ve had some of ash also that did ok but were varnish coated.
by billy c
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2440
Views: 353468

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

...another idea Cut the cabinet wings off square then add new wings capping the cabinet sides?
Billy
by billy c
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: General outboard questions
Replies: 29
Views: 1929

Re: General outboard questions

Since this is my first experience with an outboard motor, does anyone see any problem with my fuel line plumbing? It was kind of time consuming trying to decide and install some kind of attachment fittings. I finally settled on this quick connect setup. Craig You could do that. Is that a Seachoice ...
by billy c
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Wood Boat Porn (work appropriate)
Replies: 15
Views: 704

Re: Wood Boat Porn (work appropriate)

30x40 is a good workshop building. :D
by billy c
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Gathering 2018
Topic: What You Might See!
Replies: 28
Views: 3099

Re: What You Might See!

Lots of mahogany in those pictures :D
Love to see the big barrelbacks made it!
...looks like you paid off the weather gods out too. :D
Have a great weekend
Billy
by billy c
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Must have Tools
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Must have Tools

John
This works well for truing many of the pieces you cut with your saw and doesn't break the bank
Billy
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by billy c
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Bob's Geronimo - help please corrosion issue

That is a Keps nut ...a nut with free spinning washer. No need for a separate washer. Throw out the makeshift one they added
Billy
by billy c
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: Engine height
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Engine height

I thought the cav plate was "supposed" to be even with the bottom of the boat. On my Geronimo the engine is just barely touching the top of the transom and the cav plate is exactly even with the bottom of the boat. Just got lucky. Correct, that is the place to start. Then you might find b...
by billy c
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

I never needed a closed system in fresh water use. You can go either way on that one.
by billy c
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Tom Now that you figured out what will work for the Tahoe, check your local dealers. I looked at their site and it appears to have quite a few dealers in your area. They can get the package for you and also do the inspection required by most manufacturers (I am not sure about PCM but this was true f...
by billy c
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Tom ...glad you did your homework :D and yes that is a heap of money on the table. :lol: You are correct in either inline or down-angle would fit in the engine compartment. I think you understand the importance of engine location in the hull and would keep it as designed. That is a lot of weight to ...
by billy c
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Why make things so hard? You bought plans from a naval architect who has many designs under his belt and think you have to change his engine/transmission recommendations to a down angle.
I don’t get it.
Billy
by billy c
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Tahoe 23 engine/transmission

Tom I have the Mercury 350 MAG MPI with a Velvet Drive 72C inline in my Belle Isle no problems and is what Ken drew in your plan (SBC). You may have even a little more room in the Tahoe.
Billy
by billy c
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: thinner side panels on tnt
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: thinner side panels on tnt

Matt
I’d Stick with the 1/4” you are not saving much weight as the sides are only 12” max wide ...and you can construct the whole boat out of a few sheets of the same thickness.
Billy
by billy c
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: 20ft Texas Barrel
Replies: 258
Views: 31781

Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Bill Edmundson wrote:It's a question of balance. You can't sit behind the engine in the BB. You can have more people in the KL moving to the rear.

Bill


Yup agree with Bill E
Build as Ken designed and you will be a happy camper

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