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by basilkies
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy pumps
Replies: 20
Views: 2785

Re: Epoxy pumps

I had some West system with pumps that sat around for 5 or six years and I used it to start building a boat after it sat around it still worked well. Eventually the pump stopped being useful and after checkng out bunch of stuff I finally ended up liking epoxies that mixed two to one. Cap it seal it ...
by basilkies
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: console skiff questions
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: console skiff questions

Your stability issues depend on a few variables. Do you want the boat to be stable in flat water and be able to put three guys on the side and not tip it over, do you want to sit sideways to three foot swells that are blown up by the wind and nearly breaking or do you want a boat that is less likely...
by basilkies
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Glassing technique
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: Glassing technique

Those bubbles could be the result of 'offgassing' which is the result of air coming up through the glass as a result of a rising temperture in the room and hull. The solution is fairly simply just be sure to get the room up to the maximum temp you want to work at and then let it cool as the glass dr...
by basilkies
Mon May 17, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: trailer recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 4297

Re: trailer recommendations

It depends on two things, where you live and what size boat you build. There are different manufacturers in every area and different sized boats have different trailer needs. Also, if you are going into salt water then you have another set of conditions to deal with.
by basilkies
Mon May 17, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: G-L 6000 in aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 1680

Re: G-L 6000 in aluminum

I have an aluminum trailer under my 23 foot V-Dory. The longitudinal members are aluminum and the cross members are galvenized steel. The aluminum parts are a pain when it comes to ordering parts for the trailer, like sides for your boat to line up on and other stuff. THe problem is since it's alumi...
by basilkies
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: WHITE OAK GLUE
Replies: 5
Views: 950

Re: WHITE OAK GLUE

I used white oak all over my boat for frames. It's a Vee Dory with a 90 horse Evenrude on it and I run it mostly in the Ocean and San Francisco bay, more in the Ocean. It's been six years and the boat still looks great and is tight. I don't know how much difference it makes but I used the epoxy with...
by basilkies
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Trailer bunks
Replies: 15
Views: 3623

Re: Trailer bunks

The perfect trailer would have a roller on the rear and another one somewhere shrot of center. Afte the boat is winched up the rollers would drop or bunks would rise to carry the boat. I think it would be really neat to put rollers on that were spring loaded to just enough to lift some of the weight...
by basilkies
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: heating a temporary garage
Replies: 9
Views: 3636

Re: heating a temporary garage

I can see I am a little late on this, but I believe that you need to deal with one very important aspect of your heating issue. It is critical that you apply the epoxy at the warmest time . The problem you are trying to avoid is that a warming temperature causes the wood to exude gases that create b...
by basilkies
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs
Replies: 19
Views: 9379

Re: Whats the pro/cons between these Dory Designs

One point worth noting is the internal well designs on dories will tend to make your boat need deeper water. The issue here is that todays motors have large fins on the bottom that hit the well if mounted as directed by the manufacturers of the motors in order for them to be more efficient. That mea...
by basilkies
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Trailers and trailering
Topic: Trailer Brakes as Retrofit
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

Re: Trailer Brakes as Retrofit

Disk surge are the way to go if your boat is relatively light and in salt water. Be sure to get stainless parts on the disks and other parts that go in the water. A light boat would be under 5400 lbs including trailer. IF you're in fresh water then drum surge brakes will do fine. As for the backing ...
by basilkies
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trying to get started
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: Trying to get started

I'm in California but most states seem to be the same on this. They mostly just want to get the sales tax out of you. The trick is to save all the receipts for stuff you buy to build the boat. You just need to have enought receipts to look like you build a boat, they aren't going to get to picky is ...
by basilkies
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Console skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 1803

Re: Console skiff

If your plans are like mine they suggest you do the bow with two 3/16 pieces laminated to get the bow to form right. That way you are bending one thin piece then laminating another one over it. The plans also suggest a 1/2 plywood bottom for bigger outboard in lieu of the 3/8 but also say use two 1/...
by basilkies
Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Boat Power
Topic: duel engines vs. bow thruster
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: duel engines vs. bow thruster

Single engine, it's way cheaper to maintain and not just half as much. You have issues with getting the engines to match RPMs, and trim. Another lower unit is that much more drag on the performance and mileage, not to mention the increased initial expense. If you need backup buy a high thrust Yamaha...
by basilkies
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ocean going boat
Replies: 46
Views: 10811

I think the issue here has more to do with how you define a wave. Some guys are talking about waves and some are talking about swells. Swells turn into waves when they break or the top slides or tumbles over the face of the swell. The waves in the discussion were waves created by the effect of the b...
by basilkies
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: ocean going boat
Replies: 46
Views: 10811

I', m not buying the computerized explaination on how to handle waves. 1) Your demo doesn't account for wave speed. The wave pushes against your forward momentum which causes .. 2) Depending on the length of your boat a breaking wave only has to get over half way up your hull to act like something p...

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