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by Soloboat
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243825

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Just beautiful Please take time an hurry up I so much appreciate your build and I understand only too well how much thought
and effort it takes on this part of the build. Nice work Carl
by Soloboat
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 34
Views: 776

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

In retrospect one of the nicest compliment ever received on my boat building was from you at G4 you looked at my pics with much interest and said they were impressive, coming from the Queen, I look back now and think it must have been good.You are one busy lady all the of your builds are top tip top...
by Soloboat
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: "Fishing Stories" by Glen-L Boatbuilders
Topic: My 6 Year Old on Bull Reds
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: My 6 Year Old on Bull Reds

Warms my heart great fishing memories you'll treasure wished my dad had taught me my mom did and that was special cause she didn't know anything about fishing still hooked like your son will be in years to come.
by Soloboat
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Chicagoland
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: New member from Chicagoland

Welcome , I think you should start building your own and get all the help you need here at least get questions answered and all kinds of support
by Soloboat
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1448
Views: 189149

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

Bill you know , I hurt myself doing something stupid my mom scolded me and hugged me all at once I never did understand the breadth of love which could spank and hug simultaneously That is what I could do to you my friend get well. The boat is looking great. lauren really did a great job :)
by Soloboat
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Honduran Mahagony
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Honduran Mahagony

the moisture level will fluctuate in all woods it all depends on the current exposure
by Soloboat
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boating woes
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: boating woes

Kens bonita is great table fare especially if its iced immediately they tend to get mushy if left in the gunny sack too long. I do also have a working boat and hope to keep it in reasonable condition. and gap988 I get it with that link but I will bet they do not have the 99% perspiration nor the 1% ...
by Soloboat
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: boating woes
Replies: 12
Views: 762

boating woes

If you saw my boat now you wouldn't believe the variegated paint scheme. I have hit the docks so often and so hard that I have had to repair the rash. The damage to one area on port side bow, deformed the plywood but the glass did prevent abrasion. I ground out about an 8in circle buttered in a scar...
by Soloboat
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Farewell to my father...
Replies: 27
Views: 2302

Re: Farewell to my father...

Glen made it possible for me to realize a childhood dream. by the time I was ready to build a boat most plans had just lofting details and I thought I would have to find classes for me to understand this stuff. I happened upon this site and the simplicity of not having to loft made this dream a poss...
by Soloboat
Fri May 19, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Catastrophe
Replies: 44
Views: 3866

Re: Catastrophe

many have built mobile building forms initial leveling is important establish reference points and you are good to go unless the form is racked severely so build it stout
by Soloboat
Fri May 19, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Plane or cut first?
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: Plane or cut first?

What Kens said. I built with white oak and pound for pound I think it is stronger than mahogany the genuine and all the other varieties so there is no need to have 1 inch net, save some weight net 3/4 is adequate for white oak also it steam bends better than most
by Soloboat
Thu May 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Grounding Fuel Fill and Fuel Tank
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Grounding Fuel Fill and Fuel Tank

Using a through bolt to the underside to attach a ground wire is the way to go I did just that however just make sure that there is continuity from fill to your ground verify by using an ohm meter. Connecting to a neg. bus is ok too
by Soloboat
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Southern California
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Hello from Southern California

welcome from a fellow left coast member. the boats you are looking at look very similar, go back and look at the Key Largo check the notes it shows several power options based on achievable speeds. Pics on the La Paz shows one builder with a 150 Hp outboard.I think 400LBS would be the weight of each...
by Soloboat
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24
Replies: 1448
Views: 189149

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

I live in So Cal so didn't have to winterize not withstanding I have a freshwater cooling system so I did all my Spring launch checks put her in the water started ok but the idle was off the charts sticking throttle plate a few squirts of WD 40 fixed it but so much anxiety until it is fixed. the one...
by Soloboat
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2131
Views: 243825

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

You might take the round bar to a trailer or truck suspension shop they should be able to bend and cut threads I used Betts Spring in So Cal.

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