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by billy c
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1487
Views: 222939

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

Wow that really has gone bad. The product you used is pretty proven too. I am wondering if heat and fairly dark colors break down the epoxy then we lose the protective top coat.
by billy c
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Rumble seat in barrelback
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Rumble seat in barrelback

That would be too much weight in the barrel section. How about the Belle Isle and do your forward cockpits the way you describe.
Billy
by billy c
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Barrelback waterline location
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Barrelback waterline location

I believe 2” below not 4 is what the plans and instructions have.
by billy c
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 302
Views: 24045

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Wow Neel That PB is a real looker!
The small block should push you along in the low 50’s
Maybe closer to 60 with the BBlock?
Billy
by billy c
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 16' Ski Boat Restoration
Replies: 105
Views: 9994

Re: 16' Ski Boat Restoration

Here is my installation post to Keith from an earlier thread. Hope it helps Billy Keith- your build looks beautiful. glad you are trying the upholstery! you can purchase the welt and hidem or make some (i have some pictures of that if you are making your own) -Billy measure down the thickness of you...
by billy c
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 302
Views: 24045

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel those lines look real nice.
Did you say early on there was someone else with a Hull in progress?
...of course the question do they have pictures posted anywhere :lol:
Billy
by billy c
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Upholstery
Topic: Upholstery lessons
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Upholstery lessons

Congrats Matt Those are nice rugged machines. The learning curve is not that steep for average boat upholstery as most cushions get staples around a form to give it shape. Do get an electric knife to cut the foam (or your bandsaw) Sanding discs handeled deftly can ease the edges, add a few stainless...
by billy c
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Electrical Mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Electrical Mystery

Try jumping a wire across the hot leg of your switch to your pump leg of your switch and see if it runs?
Ground wire good?
by billy c
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 302
Views: 24045

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

Neel-
nice to see the stem assembly getting tied into the frames. Sure is a sleek looking hull :D
Billy
by billy c
Mon May 28, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Gentry
Replies: 247
Views: 65171

Re: Aussie Gentry

Beautiful!
Get her launched :D
by billy c
Tue May 22, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: '57 Century Redux
Replies: 26
Views: 3745

Re: '57 Century Redux

seems to be a problem with the link :(
Thanks works now. :D
Looks like you have frames setup plumb and level so should go back together pretty well. Are you finding your Zip build helps you with this restoration?
Billy
by billy c
Sun May 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Caper
Replies: 87
Views: 16874

Re: Monaco Caper

Fred- Glad to see your boat completed! Getting on the water with your project must feel so good! You really did a nice job on building your boat and am sure any of us can tell you where each and every blemish is on our projects boat or otherwise. The Monaco will turn heads for certain at the docks a...
by billy c
Thu May 17, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1487
Views: 222939

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

Bill, is there a keel similar depth to the skeg also?
by billy c
Wed May 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Tool Talk
Topic: air file
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: air file

jamundsen wrote:I used the Hutchins straight line sander. I can’t imagine sanding any other way. Have a good supply of air.i bought some cheap imitations first but soon threw them away.

John is correct on the Hutchins. Any cheap one ends up doing more harm than good.
Billy
by billy c
Tue May 15, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Utility build
Replies: 731
Views: 112201

Re: Utility build

Mike- the top looks good to the sheer as far as no wrinkles with the pole installed, so that part stays as is. I would rub a piece of chalk around the sheer, marking the cover shape to that point. If the bottom finished edge that falls over the topsides is elastic bound, it is easier to temporarily ...

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