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by Soloboat
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Gathering 2019
Topic: Why Do You Come to The Gatherings?
Replies: 11
Views: 3456

Re: Why Do You Come to The Gatherings?

From the very inception this forum has been one of helpfulness no one ragging on any one except for ragging on Bill E. I went to G2 G4 and G10 after the first I went because of the kindred spirit we all did the same stupid and brilliant things we all found solutions advice wise or from sleep induced...
by Soloboat
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483891

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Everything looks really great and strong I thought some of the scantlings for my build seemed small and not being an engineer didn't know of the idiot factor that goes into design eg if its made to withstand x force it could possibly withstand x plus, so my frames were the nominal thickness. I paid ...
by Soloboat
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 448
Views: 104836

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Do not despair sleep on it sometimes that is all that is necessary to come up with the solution. I know the feeling I think we have all been there especially in areas we know going in is not our strong suit.
by Soloboat
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Christmas present……….some assembly required ! !
Replies: 57
Views: 31037

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

Kens I just placed you in the furniture builder category for future reference. some of us build work, play, jewels like Seaquin, award winning etc boats but now you have gone and built water bound furniture. Absolutely beautiful. Kens do not put a big block in her :P
by Soloboat
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Carriage bolts on Riviera
Replies: 5
Views: 714

Re: Carriage bolts on Riviera

m8 is closer to a 5/16 m10 is closer to 3/8
by Soloboat
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1700

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

Or maybe A Fair sheer
by Soloboat
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1700

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

So now we know what it isn't maybe in sailing terms it is a bold sheer.
by Soloboat
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: What do call this type of sheer?
Replies: 15
Views: 1700

Re: What do call this type of sheer?

I think it is called a Hogged Sheer.I think there is some reference to style and types of sheer in Boat building with Plywood
by Soloboat
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new guy from orange county, ca
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: new guy from orange county, ca

I am also in OC and I can appreciate the effort to maintain the Skipjack a smaller center console may adequately fit the bill. good luck with your build that is a nice boat for CA waters
by Soloboat
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2699
Views: 483891

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

As usual looking great now old buddy you are at the 10% stage. It is often said that 90% of the build takes 10% of the time and the other 10% takes 90%of the time and it looks like you are way into the 90% so keep on keeping on you are doing it right. :)
by Soloboat
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Converting a non-marine 305 and is it worth it
Replies: 19
Views: 2508

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

The differences between a marine engine and an automotive engine as we know it are the ancillary components. the starter and alternator are such that they inhibit wayward sparks and carbureted engines have a flame arrestor instead of an air cleaner exhaust is usually water cooled and some other mics...
by Soloboat
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: scrap pieces save some
Replies: 8
Views: 4105

Re: scrap pieces save some

Damage is bigger than it appears splintered on back side
by Soloboat
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: scrap pieces save some
Replies: 8
Views: 4105

Re: scrap pieces save some

Steveh41 maybe the answer to my plea he is close and he does have some scraps and you know that the bigger the boat the bigger the scraps so I may be able to repair on the inexpensive. Thanks all. What a great community. On another note I have a jig that is used for making the cutout for an Alpha II...
by Soloboat
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: scrap pieces save some
Replies: 8
Views: 4105

scrap pieces save some

Today I hit the dock so hard, well my buddy did , that I have been holed a nice 6x6 gaping hole port side forward didn't bust any frames but now I wished I had saved some of those scrap pieces. 3/8 hydrotech does not hold up well to hitting the corner of the dock. Any CA builder out there has a scra...